Hans Schneider, the UW–Madison James Joseph Sylvester professor emeritus of mathematics who devoted his life to the revival of the classical field of linear algebra, died of esophageal cancer Tuesday, Oct. 28. He was 87.
Ray D. Owen, who died on Sept. 21 in Pasadena, California, at the age of 98, discovered the phenomenon of immune tolerance, fueling a revolution in immunology and laying the foundation for the successful transplantation of human organs. Owen left Madison in 1947 to join the faculty at Caltech, where he remained for the rest of his long, distinguished career. His later work included studies on human antibodies, blood-group antigens, and the evolution of immune systems.
Professor of Computer Sciences Susan B. Horwitz, a devoted educator and researcher noted for service to her discipline on both the university and national levels, died June 11 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Horwitz, who was 59, had been battling stomach cancer.
Howard Karp, professor emeritus of piano at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, died of complications of cardiac arrest on Monday, June 30 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, close to his beloved summer home in Estes Park. He was 84.
Professor Alfred Kadushin was one of the nation's leading scholars in child welfare services and social work. He was the author of sixty-six journal articles and six books, and was known as a caring teacher and mentor during a UW–Madison academic career that spanned 40 years, ending in 1990.
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, a family medicine physician, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and an activist for health and environmental causes, died Jan. 23.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor Emeritus Harvey K. Littleton, the trail-blazing artist who founded the nation’s first university-based studio program in art glass more than five decades ago, passed away on Dec. 13 at his home in Spruce Pine, N.C. He was 91.
As the UW–Madison campus community remembers anti-apartheid icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died last week at age 95, faculty and students with strong connections to the man and his country shared their reflections with Inside UW.
Every story about Ilona Kombrink had a sort of mythic quality. Her career as a University of Wisconsin–Madison voice professor was literally the stuff of legends, whispered down the halls of the Humanities Building in her wake.
Cassidy Fritsch came to UW–Madison with a track record of academic success and a readiness to get involved. In just over six weeks on campus, she had already joined several organizations that spoke to her concern about the natural world: the Veterinary Science Club and the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community.
Sustained by a passion to improve people's lives, Howard Bremer's enduring commitment to innovation fueled his work and his life.
Bremer, 90, a WWII U.S. Navy veteran and patent attorney with degrees in law and chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison passed away Friday, ending a remarkable career at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation that spanned 53 years.
On the morning of August 30, 2012 John Vietnam tragically drowned in Lake Mendota, but his work lives on. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has taken part in memorializing his legacy and declared August 30th as John Vietnam Nguyễn Day in Madison.
Signe Skott Cooper, who devoted over 60 years of her life to nursing education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and within the UW System, culminating in the naming of the future home of the School of Nursing for her, passed away on July 16, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Madison at the age of 92.
Computing can be a complex and difficult topic for those without technical experience. Stephen Rader’s easy-going manner made his colleagues in the Physics Department feel at-ease with technology and helped support their research successes.