Wright wins Smithsonian fellowship for study of clothing made for disability in the post-war United States

British Vogue’s May 2023 issue prominently features stars with disabilities, centering its focus on accessibility in fashion and media. In publishing the issue, its editors asked, “We all engage with fashion, but does fashion engage with all of us?”

While that introduction frames the conversation around fashion and access as a new – and overdue – one for the magazine, Natalie Wright will tell you there is a much longer history of fashion designed by and for people with disabilities.

Twice a Badger, always a Badger: Spring grad Aly Pfaff reflects on her time at UW–Madison

Growing up in southwestern Wisconsin, Aly Pfaff always knew she wanted to attend UW–Madison for its strong academics and research opportunities. Now nearing commencement, when Pfaff will graduate with a master’s degree in Epidemiology, she has achieved that goal and gone above and beyond.

“I really wanted research opportunities and a great academic opportunity as well,” Pfaff said, “and I’ve really enjoyed my time here.”

Commencement flag bearer Julia Martien finds the fun path forward

Julia Martien found it overwhelming when she began to receive awards recognizing the contributions she’s made to UW–Madison. She recently received the Jennifer L. Reed Bioenergy Science Award, which recognizes an early-career woman who has made significant contributions to the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center’s research portfolio.

And this month, she’ll be the flag bearer for the Graduate School at the Winter 2021 Commencement ceremony, where she will graduate with her PhD in microbiology.

Study of high-energy particles leads PhD student Alex Wang to Department of Energy national lab

PhD student Alex Wang was named an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. Through the program he will have a chance to aid in the search for evidence of an extremely rare case where two Higgs boson particles appear at the same time, called di-Higgs production.

PhD student-advisor pairs awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for research, inclusion initiatives

Two student-advisor pairs at UW–Madison have received Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). HHMI Gilliam Fellowships have a twofold mission: to support underrepresented PhD students to pursue scientific research and to foster more inclusive academic environments at institutions that are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the sciences.