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Public service

Peace Out

Summer 2018

A collection of international flags serves as a buffet table centerpiece during a Global House Party event at the University Club. Jeff

Paul Rusk ’77, MA’91

Summer 2018

Photo courtesy of Naomi Halverson

“We must always remember that we — the people of this nation — should and can be …

Cynthia Hornig ’91

Summer 2018

Rachel Schultz

Ten years after Cynthia Hornig ’91 and her friend Jen Jones left their jobs in 2001 to start a

Taking Safety Seriously

Spring 2018

A new app transforms smartphones into personal safety devices.

A Judge on Trial

Spring 2018

John Becker LLB1890 lost his career in public service when his words were deemed a crime.

Arctic Watch

Spring 2018

In Alaska, where glaciers are melting, Fran Ulmer ’69, JD’72 leads a commission tasked with helping U.S. officials decide what to do about climate change.

Bridging Mountains

Spring 2018

Tara Linhardt ’93 found that Himalayan and Appalachian tunes have a lot in common — and she promotes traditional music in both worlds.

Michael Finley: The Sequel

Spring 2018

After his NBA career ended in 2010, Michael Finley ’14 took roles behind the scenes with the Dallas Mavericks and in Hollywood.

Witness to History

Winter 2017

Sarah Morton

Military history professor John Hall spent 15 years on active duty as an infantry officer and strategic planner for the …

24 UW-Madison Firsts

Winter 2017

From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.

Eye on Irma

Winter 2017

UW plays a key role in weather warnings.

Paula Bonner MS’78

Fall 2017

Paula Bonner

After just a year of teaching phys ed to eighth graders in her native South Carolina, Paula Bonner moved to Madison …

Physics Museum

Fall 2017

Above and below: Students from the Milwaukee Excellence Charter School explored hands-on exhibits during a tour of the L. R. Ingersoll Physics Museum …

Dairy Drama

Fall 2017

The $43 billion Wisconsin industry has benefited from a long tradition of UW support.

Oscar the Optimist?

Summer 2017

Sesame Street partners with UW researchers to promote kindness.

Earth in HD

Summer 2017

The planet like you’ve never seen it before, including views of Earth at night and in true color during the day.

A Refuge for Hope

Summer 2017

At the peak of the refugee crisis in Greece, Amed Khan ’91 found a way to bring humanity to an inhumane situation.

All Hands on Deck

Spring 2017

Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.

Farewell, Vegas

Spring 2017

UW police mourn a big loss.

Melissa Auerbach Murphy ’01

Spring 2017

Scott Suchman

When 73 percent of hiring managers say that appearance is a big factor in who gets the job, …

The Great War at Home

Spring 2017

When the U.S. entered the First World War, the UW joined the fight by training soldiers, conducting poison-gas research, and sending students to work on Wisconsin farms.

Steven Durlauf

Fall 2016

Bryce Richter

In 2014, an exhaustive book about income inequality — French economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First …

Locked Out

Fall 2016

In an excerpt from his best-selling book, Matthew Desmond MS’04, PhD’10 sheds new light on the harsh realities of housing and poverty.

This Woman’s Work

Fall 2016

Kathryn Clarenbach ’41, MA’42, PhD’46 is largely unknown, but her name belongs alongside those of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem in the history of modern feminism.

Horsepower vs. Hearing

Summer 2016

Tractor image, Shutterstock; all other images, IStock; photo illustration by Nancy Rinehart

Growing up on a dairy farm in Viroqua, …

The Race to Stop Zika

Summer 2016

UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.

Unbowed

Summer 2016

Naheed Qureshi ’94 works for justice and equality for American Muslims, who face discrimination, violence and hateful rhetoric.

Thomas Kalil ’85

Summer 2016

He’s in search of the next “moon shot.”

Empty Stomachs

Summer 2016

The UW campus is now home to a food pantry for students who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Climate Change to Last Millennia

Summer 2018

The effects of a warmer Earth will last and last and last.

Living the Wisconsin Idea

Spring 2016

For nearly a decade, the Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored UW–Madison alumni under the age of forty who have excelled in …

Story Time

Spring 2016

Doctors in training at the UW write down patients' memories — along with their symptoms — in a VA hospital program that documents the lives of military veterans.

Scott Wilhelm ’01

Spring 2016

He helps travelers go way off the beaten path.

The Good Guy

Winter 2015

Troy Vincent was a standout in Badger and pro football, but these days he’s determined to reach a different goal line for the NFL — and it’s personal. He’s a survivor of domestic abuse determined to find ways to help others.

All In on All Ways Forward

Winter 2015

UW-Madison seeks help from alumni and friends with its fourth comprehensive campaign.

Chazen Mural-in-Progress

Winter 2015

Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda’s work is massive, but the overall size is only a small part of his unique vision.

A New Mission

Fall 2015

For veterans who feel adrift upon returning home, Jake Wood ’05 has a suggestion: come along with us.

Kathy Cramer

Fall 2015

Meet a Badger who is one of the caretakers of the Wisconsin Idea.

Jim Doyle

Summer 2015

A former governor sees “bright, committed” people taking us into the future.

Triple Threat

Summer 2015

He’s a golf champion and an unwavering basketball fan, but Andy North has a third passion.