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Flying high

Photo: Carey Lohrenz

Carey Dunai Lohrenz knows you’ve been afraid sometimes. She has been, too. And Lorhrenz, a UW alumna and the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, knows that with grit and honor, you can work through that fear — even at 30,000 feet. “People think that fighter pilots aren’t afraid of anything, and yet that’s not true,” says the speaker and business consultant. “It’s that we’ve learned and developed the ability to work through fear, and flip it, and make it actionable, so that it works for us, and not against us.”

Top Stories

Orrantia to be new director of community relations

Photo: Leslie Orrantia

Leslie Orrantia will become UW-Madison’s next director of community relations. Orrantia has experience in community relations and business administration on and off campus. “I believe the university needs to be relevant to the community and the community needs to be relevant to the university,” she says.

Researcher finds UW’s early African-American students

Photo: Harvey Long at UW Archives

They came from across the country, drawn to an educational institution that welcomed them when many others barred the door. The history of African-American students at UW-Madison goes back a lot farther than people think. Graduate student Harvey Long has made it his mission to bring their stories to light.

Illumina on campus

Learn more about Illumina, a company that licensed UW technology, Friday, July 22 at Discovery. Sessions on business development activities and accelerator program.

Around Campus

UW-Madison among world’s top 25 universities

Photo: graduate in cap and gown

UW-Madison has been ranked 25th worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings. CWUR bills itself as the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education, prestige of faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

Expect construction traffic in west campus area

Photo: orange construction barrell

Construction on the near west playfield in the west campus area will result in increased traffic on Observatory Drive, Walnut Drive and near the McClimon Track. Work includes upgrading the fields to a permeable synthetic turf system for programs including intramural sports, sports clubs and special events.

Lynda Barry enters NASA’s orbit

Photo: Lynda Barry

Cartoonist and UW assistant professor Lynda Barry brought a heavy dose of creativity — and her unique perspective on storytelling — to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in April. The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery faculty member taught the employees how to communicate science with a creative touch.

Summer Sweet Spots video: John Muir would approve

Photo: Person walking through Muir Woods

Muir Woods consists of a 7-acre forested tract northwest of Bascom Hall and east of the Sewell Social Science Building. In many ways, it is one of those little secrets that hide in plain view. The formal name for this area is John Muir Park, a tribute to the great naturalist who once lived just across the street at North Hall.

Outside UW

Nursing school reaches out in Monroe

Photo: Nursing professor and CNA at Monroe conference

The UW-Madison School of Nursing is sharing the latest research and evidence-based best practices with home health aides and others who care for older adults across Wisconsin. The school's Center for Aging Research and Education recently held its third annual conference at Monroe Clinic.


Ex-QB Stocco returns to athletics in new role

Photo: John Stocco

The Badgers are once again a big part of John Stocco's life. On Feb. 1, the former Wisconsin quarterback started his new job with the UW Athletic Development office. As a director of development, Stocco's focus will be on major gifts to fund student-athlete scholarships and capital projects.


Nursing professors honored by peers

Kristine Kwekkeboom, who researches non-drug therapies to relieve symptoms in cancer patients, and Karen Solheim, an expert in global health, were named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. The academy is composed of nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research.

In the Media

“Strong Roots” report addresses jobs, housing, children

Photo: Rebecca Blank

A task force co-chaired by Chancellor Rebecca Blank has taken on the issue of creating more "economically stable families." The Cap Times reports on the panel's recommendations, which cover employment, housing and early childhood development. The community effort was initiated by United Way of Dane County.

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