Bentley was among the first scientists to measure the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the late 1950s. His findings resonate today as marine ice sheets are particularly vulnerable to melting and collapse in climate change scenarios.
Leckrone served as “band mom” to thousands of marching band students with care, dedication and support.
Liz Beyler Kraak, 69, a former UW–Madison broadcast and university relations specialist, died Feb. 9 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Passionate, articulate and informed, Iltis was opinionated, sometimes argumentative, but always a fearless defender of the natural world he revered.
A physicist by training, Fowler gradually shifted his research emphasis and is considered one of the founders of modern radiation biology.
Joan Sweeney worked in the Work-Study office for more than 40 years, touching generations of students with her advocacy, advice and good humor.
Although the longtime assistant administrator in the Laboratory of Genetics and J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution retired from the university last year, she continued to touch lives.
She served as an administrative professional in numerous departments during her 34 years at the university before retiring on April 4.
“He was his own man,” says friend and colleague Donald Downs. “Isn’t that what a college education is supposed to instill?”
Lorna Jorgenson Wendt gained national fame in 1996 as a pioneer in the quest for equality before, during and after marriage.
The campus will remember University of Wisconsin–Madison students who passed away during the past summer and academic year 2014-15 during a brief ceremony on Friday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at the Carillon Tower.