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Public service

Anders Andren

Summer 2012

The Sea Grant’s long-time director charts a new course.

Game On

Summer 2012

It began with power pellets, gobbling ghosts, and Ms. Pac Man.

By the Numbers

Summer 2012

Year of the Wisconsin Idea

Humorology

Spring 2012

When a young woman dressed as reality TV fixture Kim Kardashian says she’s never worked harder in her life, she’s not kidding.

They Don’t Teach This in Basic Training

Spring 2012

“Ag 101” training for the Wisconsin National Guard.

Quick Takes: Spring 2012

Spring 2012

UW News in Brief

Student Watch: Spring 2012

Spring 2012

Organizations across campus are answering to the same higher calling: community service.

Michael Wenninger DVM’04: Exotic Animal Vet

Spring 2012

A typical day for veterinarian Michael Wenninger DVM’04 brings to mind something that you’d see on Animal Planet.

Sarah Wu ’99: Exposing School Lunches

Spring 2012

A hotdog encased in soggy bagel dough with a side of Tater Tots and a skimpy fruit cup might not seem like much to write home about, but . . .

Leading the War on Obesity

Spring 2012

Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.

Michael Eddy ’90: Assisting in the Birth of a Nation

Winter 2011

Making history in southern Sudan

Driver’s Education

Winter 2011

A virtual behind-the-wheel experience tracks behavior on the road.

Six Degrees of [Curing] Bacon

Fall 2011

This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.

Life Lessons

Fall 2011

When Richard Davis teaches, his words are like the notes he plays, flowing effortlessly from topic to topic, as he explains music and so much more.

Our Brains Made Us Do It

Summer 2011

A unique program explores how science plays out in society.

Early Warning System

Summer 2011

UW–Madison researchers are making strides in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by studying people who don’t have it.

Seeing potential

Summer 2011

Eight other medical schools turned Tim Cordes MD’04, PhD’07 down flat, but the UW said yes — and discovered a remarkable physician who earned “student of the year” honors, created his own biochemistry software, specializes in addiction, and happens to be blind.

Oh, My Stars!

Summer 2011

Who are the UW’s all-time awesomest alumni? On Wisconsin picks its list of greatest grads (and even one non-grad) in fields ranging from agriculture to technology.

Student Watch

Spring 2011

UW grad student sees potential in wake of tragedy.

The Peace Corps at 50

Spring 2011

UW’s connection to the volunteer program runs deep

Money Worries

Spring 2011

A new UW center is exploring what Americans need to know about their finances.

Knotty Problem

Winter 2010

Khipus are an ancient method of recording information, one that goes back to the Inca empire that pre-dated the arrival of Europeans.

Waste Not, Want Not

Winter 2010

To feed the hungry, researcher looks to crops that aren’t being harvested.

From Hospital to Home

Winter 2010

Research leads to a smoother transition for patients and caregivers.

Driven by Data

Winter 2010

UW researchers help Wisconsin tribes fight obesity on their own terms.

The Art of Medicine

Winter 2010

Erin Kimball says choosing the rural track in medical school taught her “what it really means to be a physician.”

Pain Relievers

Winter 2010

While American physicians have ready access to medication to help their cancer patients, their counterparts in many countries do not. UW experts are leading a global effort to recognize pain relief as a human right.

Opening the Door to Forgiveness

Winter 2010

An innovative program staffed by law professors and students pairs crime victims and offenders who are willing to meet — and willing to learn lessons from each other.

The Tug of War

Fall 2010

The welcome mat is out when today's soldiers return to campus, unlike what their Vietnam counterparts experienced while reentering civilian life during an uncivil era.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Summer 2010

Before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, there was George Schaller MS’57, PhD’62, whose crusade to protect the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals has taken him to the globe’s most remote regions.

Right On Schedule

Summer 2010

When President Obama turns to the who, what, when, and where of his daily agenda, he has a Badger to thank.

Paying It Forward

Spring 2010

WAA honors third group of outstanding young alumni.

A Taste of the Future

Spring 2010

Food Summit headlines changes to Alumni Weekend.

Driven to Distraction

Spring 2010

How do we keep drivers’ minds on the road?

Rough Landing

Spring 2010

After the quake, student group returns safely from Haiti.

Someone to Watch over Earth

Spring 2010

The UW’s legacy with environmental issues started in the 1860s when student John Muir embraced nature. It continues evolving on today’s campus, where classes meld filmmaking skills with community activism.

Grow Your Own Security

Winter 2009

For two alumni, the Peace Corps provided lessons in sustainability.

Amazing Grace

Winter 2009

Gaining hands-on experience, helping those who have nowhere else to turn, and contributing to the UW medical school’s culture of giving back‚ it’s all woven into student-organized clinics like this one at Grace church.

The Wayfinders

Winter 2009

After the initial shock of hearing a grave health prognosis comes the confusion. But thanks to a unique UW program, patients can count on help to weigh the options and chart their own paths.

Big Man on Campus

Winter 2009

Author Michael Pollan addresses a crowd at the Kohl Center.