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Alumni around the world

Graphic: Map of UW alumni around the world

UW–Madison has been a worldwide community since its earliest days. Though countless Badgers have traveled abroad throughout the UW’s history, the last two decades have witnessed a new trend among the intrepid: the sustained, significant increase in the number of Americans who live and work in other countries for long periods of time, if not permanently. The Wisconsin Alumni Association knows of more than 14,000 alumni who live abroad. On Wisconsin catches up with eight of them.

Top Stories

Monarch butterfly expert to head Arboretum

Photo: Karen Oberhausen

Internationally known monarch butterfly researcher Karen Oberhauser, who studied here as an undergraduate, has accepted the position of UW-Madison Arboretum director. She comes to the UW from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.

Workgroup will develop grad assistant policies

Photo: Teaching assistant leading chemistry discussion

A workgroup will recommend policies covering all graduate assistant appointments, including teaching assistants, project assistants, research assistants, lecturers (student assistants) and project assistant readers. The policies were previously covered by a labor contract between the TAA and the state.

Soffa Lecture

Join renowned women’s rights activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Thursday, April 27. “Women Lead the Way: From Violence to Non-Violence, from Greed to Sharing, From Hate to Love “

Around Campus

Slideshow: Nobody does band concert better

Photo: Mike Leckrone leading band

Band director Mike Leckrone, now in his 48th year at UW–Madison, led the 43rd annual UW Varsity Band Spring Concert at the Kohl Center this weekend. This year’s concert, entitled “Nobody Does it Better,” came after Leckrone’s return to campus following heart surgery.

Festival to celebrate 90 years of dance

Photo: Dancers performing Circle the Earth

UW-Madison became the first university to offer a degree program in dance in 1926. Nine decades later, the Dance Department is celebrating this milestone with a full season of concerts and alumni events, including a five-day festival April 26-30.

Interim director will stay on to lead purchasing

Photo: Lori Voss

Lori Voss has accepted the position of UW-Madison director of purchasing services. Voss has been serving as interim purchasing director since August 2016. Her experience includes serving as director of procurement for UW System Administration and as a senior buyer for Rockwell Automation.

Campus Initiatives

Leadership@UW open house highlights Pharmacy

Photo: Man consults with pharmacist

The Leadership@UW Open House May 2 will recognize the School of Pharmacy and its work to integrate the UW–Madison Leadership Framework into its operations. The school's goal is to prepare students to provide high quality pharmaceutical care with the patient as its focus.


Music therapist tuned in to hospitalized children

Photo: Little girl in hospital bed with recorder

American Family Children's Hospital offers music therapy as a way to help its young patients cope with pain and reduce the stress and anxiety they sometimes feel when staying in the hospital. The program is funded entirely by donations. Related: Channel 15 follows music therapist Samantha Sinai.

Vote for The Red Shirt™
Tenth Edition

What will The Red Shirt™, Tenth Edition, look like? Help to decide by voting on the new design for the only shirt that supports scholarships. Vote now!


Campus begins telephone transition

Photo: Man holding corded phone receiver

UW-Madison is transitioning to a new telephone and voice platform: Cisco VoIP technology, with access to the telephone network for local and long distance calling via AT&T. See the VoIP project website for details about features, equipment, and frequently asked questions.


Women in Agriculture host farm-style breakfast

Photo: Stock Pavilion

Breakfast on the Farm, themed “Bringing our farm to your table,” will be held this Sunday at the Stock Pavilion. A hearty, locally sourced breakfast will be served along with educational opportunities and entertainment. All proceeds will support Rally to Fight Hunger.

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