Using her understanding of human decision-making, Laura Schechter is improving sanitation in Senegal — and in the process, she's changing the way that social scientists and economists think.
This year’s book program says go read — and then go do.
For Anna Therese Day ’10, going the freelance route in pursuit of a journalism career wasn’t so much a choice as it was a calling.
An innovative UW program is aiming to bring Madison and Washington closer together, one semester at a time.
Chinese alumni create talk-show videos to educate, ease isolation.
Chen had no idea what she wanted to do with her life — only that she wanted a U.S. education.
Catering to our obsession with the entire tradition of stately homes, titles, and pomp and circumstance.
Go Big Read novel spans the globe via two characters.
Due to a belief that their body parts bring good luck, people with albinism in some African countries are hunted and killed. Two alumni are stepping in to help Tanzania, where the problem is most severe.
A professor steps up to protect an ancient culture from modern threats.
Far-flung alumni strengthen ties with campus.
Economist Andrew Zimbalist ’69 argues that big-time sports and big-time stadiums are not necessarily a boon for cities.
UW experts in classics, physics, and more will explore the ancient site.
La Maison Française
Think that world hunger can’t be overcome? Bettina Luescher begs to differ.
Statistics indicate heat waves are the deadliest weather.
A simple idea to house free books in quirky little buildings on posts is bringing neighborhoods together and enhancing literacy around the world.
At a factory in Latin America, workers are sewing UW apparel, providing for their families, and spreading hope that the global textile industry can change.
From a temple in India to American beauty salons, a global trade network spins hair into Black Gold
Delivering birth control to elephants is more difficult than you’d think — and more important.
News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association
The UW’s Global Health Institute offers seed grants for studies.
Ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are melting, but no one can say ... where all of that water is going.
Making history in southern Sudan
... they are known for playing oldies. Really, really old oldies.
His life was a downward spiral until JD Stier ’04 and a persistent teacher saw a way out.
Journalism 666: Professional Responsibility in Mass Communication.
Lynsey Addario’s recent capture by Libyan forces was just the latest in a series of perils for this frontline photojournalist. But she’s never let danger stop her from bringing her unique perspective to coverage of conflict and humanitarian issues.
UW grad student sees potential in wake of tragedy.
UW’s connection to the volunteer program runs deep
A master’s program prepares students to use French in professions outside the classroom.
WAA honors eight alumni who have a global impact.
Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish, but never had the time?
Boosting the UW’s role on the world stage.