South Shore Health Names Dr. Allen L. Smith Next President & CEO

The South Shore Health Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Allen L. Smith, MD, MS will become its next president & chief executive officer. Dr. Smith, who joins South Shore Health on November 30th, most recently served as president of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO), a faculty practice plan for over 1,800 physicians.

UW Alumnus a White House Fellow: Travis Thul

Travis Thul, MSEE 2006, has been selected as a 2020-2021 White House Fellow. Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the […]

Elmer P. Petersen Obituary – Sculptor

Local Artist, Elmer P. Petersen, 91, of Galesville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.

Scott Mori, distinguished botanist, dies: Scott A. Mori

Scott Mori, a distinguished botanist at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) for nearly forty years, died on August 12, 2020.

In memory: Gene E. Musolf

Gene E Musolf, age 91, passed away on March 28, 2020 at the Chelsea Retirement Community, Chelsea, MI.

Anand Kamannavar takes the helm as Global Head of Applied Ventures

Anand Kamannavar was appointed as the global head of Applied Ventures. In this role, he oversees Applied’s >$300M global venture investment portfolio of 80+ companies across 15 countries.

Alumnus receives the Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award: Oscar Marcelo Suarez

The Minerals Metals & Materials Society (TMS) conferred Oscar Marcelo Suarez (Metallurgical Engineering PhD 2000) the 2020 Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award for his work in engaging Hispanic students into Materials Science & Engineering. The award was conferred during the 2020 Annual Meeting of TMS held in February 2020 in San Diego, CA.

James Dobbins elected President of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

James Dobbins, PhD ’85 is president-elect of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and will serve as president in 2021. He is professor of radiology, biomedical engineering, and physics at Duke University, and was the founding director of the medical physics graduate program at Duke. He has also just completed a five-year term as Associate Vice Provost of the university, overseeing the academic and programmatic aspects of Duke’s joint venture university in Kunshan, China.

Ernst R. Berndt PhD’72 Receives 2020 Shiskin Award

Ernst R. (Ernie) Berndt PhD’72, Louis E. Seley Professor in Applied Economics, Emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, has been selected to receive the 2020 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics.

FGM Architects Appoints Rajan Sheth (Class of 1972) to its Board of Directors

FGM Architects Inc., a design firm with offices in the Midwest and Texas, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajan Sheth to its Board of Directors.