Tag Alumni

Health access program bridges micro-finance, health for Uganda’s poor

November 22, 2017

Former Badger Kevin Gibbons runs a non-profit that merges microfinance and health-care access in Uganda by helping taxi drivers buy motorcycles.

Three UW–Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

October 31, 2017

The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."

Winter Commencement speakers began successful Hollywood partnership on campus

October 25, 2017

Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, two of Hollywood’s top storytellers, met each other while editing Super 8 film in the basement of Vilas Hall.

Kellners mark Homecoming with $25 million gift

October 21, 2017

Ted and Mary Kellner, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment as part of the university’s current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign.

Despite rain, Alumni Park opening brings smiles, excitement

October 9, 2017

UW-Madison's new Alumni Park opened at a special ceremony on Friday, and the rain failed to inhibit enthusiasm for the new green space and story park that's been under construction for more than a year.

Alumni Park opening celebration will be Friday, Oct. 6

October 3, 2017

A full weekend of activities is planned to follow up on Alumni Park's unveiling on Oct. 6. The park's artful exhibits tell more than 200 alumni and UW stories, and it has gardens, a visitor center and a statue of Bucky Badger.

Four to receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, WAA’s highest honor

September 8, 2017

The 2017 recipients are Jim Berbee, a UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor; Robert Bergman, the Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor Emeritus in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley; Danae Davis, the executive director of Milwaukee Succeeds; and Kelly Kahl, the president of CBS Entertainment.

Four from School of Nursing named American Academy of Nursing Fellows

August 31, 2017

UW-Madison nursing professor Barbara J. King, senior scientist Polly Ryan, Chair of the School of Nursing Board of Visitors Nancy Kaufman and alumna MarySue Heilemann are among this year’s 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders to earn one of the profession’s highest honors.

UW-Madison hosts businesses from around Wisconsin and beyond

August 24, 2017

The Office of Corporate Relations welcomed representatives of 88 companies to the UW–Madison Business Engagement Day on Campus.

A thank you, and a goodbye — sweetened with ice cream

August 3, 2017

In honor of Project 72 — an outreach effort highlighting UW–Madison connections and alumni in all 72 Wisconsin counties —  ice cream was served from …

Fox Racing’s founder got his start motorbiking at UW

July 28, 2017

UW grads Geoff and Josie Fox combined backgrounds in physics and art history, an appreciation for adventure, and a willingness to change course to gain incredible traction in the action sports industry.

Alumni Park opening date, first featured grads announced

May 10, 2017

The new green space between Memorial Union and the Red Gym will officially open to campus and the community Friday, Oct. 6, showcasing the work of artists and makers — including local artisans — who contributed to the park's design.

Alumnus Matthew Desmond wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘Evicted’

April 10, 2017

Desmond received his doctorate from UW–Madison in 2010. He is an affiliate of the UW's Institute for Research on Poverty.

Big Apple Badgers: Gabriel Stulman

March 14, 2017

UW–Madison alumnus Gabriel Stulman is the celebrated owner of five successful restaurants in the West Village section of New York City. From cook to waiter to bartender to owner, he has done it all in a notably demanding industry. Founder of a culinary family in a foodie’s paradise, Stulman is one of our Big Apple Badgers — UW alumni making their mark in NYC.

‘Forward under 40’ honors young alumni

March 3, 2017

The Wisconsin Alumni Association recognizes eight alumni under the age of 40 who are leveraging the benefits of their UW education to better their cities, states, nation, and the world.

Big Apple Badgers – Jerome and Simona Chivian Chazen

February 28, 2017

New York City is home to some of the world’s greatest art museums, and two University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni have brought some of that renown to UW–Madison.

Jennifer Warren wants more female movie directors

February 22, 2017

Of the top 100 films released in 2016, women directed only four. Actress, director and UW alumna Jennifer Warren is out to change that.

Big Apple Badgers: Troy Vincent

February 2, 2017

New York City is home to the National Football League front office, and that’s where we find Troy Vincent, former star UW defensive back and current executive vice president of football operations for the NFL. He talks about his love of UW–Madison and how his time here changed his life.

Professor’s suggestion spawned a billion-dollar catalog powerhouse in Wisconsin

December 15, 2016

Ray Kubly Sr. started The Swiss Colony in 1926, the year he graduated from UW–Madison. It has evolved into a billion-dollar-a-year, multi-catalog company.