On Wisconsin is published four times a year by the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) and the offices of University Communications and University Marketing. One of the largest-circulation alumni magazines in the country, On Wisconsin mails each issue to some 368,000 University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni and friends.
Through this unique partnership, WFAA provides funding for the magazine, and editors, writers, graphic designers, photographers, and production assistants at WFAA, University Communications, and University Marketing produce the editorial content.
When popular graduate student Jenny Morrill MA1905 left campus for the summer, librarians found evidence of “a most awful crime” that she blamed on her morphine addiction.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
In the spirit of the Summer 2019 special women’s issue, we’re profiling a few of the many Badger alumnae — past and present …Via On Wisconsin Magazine
As a nationally renowned sex reassignment surgeon, Marci Bowers ’80 — a transgender woman herself — is helping her patients find joy and belonging.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
An adventurous summer road trip turned the UW’s first female engineering grad, Emily Hahn ’26, into one of America’s most storied travel writers.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
Born in war-torn Hong Kong to a prominent but absent father and his sixth concubine, UW physicist Sau Lan Wu has overcome stunning obstacles on her path to three major scientific discoveries.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
Soon after basketball was invented, women at the UW picked up the sport — even before the men.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi PhD’03 believes that if efforts to control nuclear fusion pay off, it will provide unlimited energy that will change the world.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
Mary Hinkson ’46, MS’47 was born to dance, but as a black woman at the UW, she found Madison far from welcoming.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
In 1869 — 150 years ago — the first class of women graduated from UW–Madison.Via On Wisconsin Magazine
The landscape of higher education is changing rapidly, says the UW’s chancellor.Via On Wisconsin Magazine