Commemorating 150 years of women at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the University Communications UW Women at 150 series!
Thelma Estrin was an early pioneer of the field of medical informatics — the now commonplace practice of applying computers to medical research and treatment. She also was something of a trailblazer for women hoping …
Deer, a 1957 graduate, went on to become the first female chair of Wisconsin’s Menominee Indian Tribe as well as a national leader in Indian affairs.
Grace Wahba, who retired in August, was the first female faculty member in the Department of Statistics at UW–Madison. Her work centered on the extraction of information from large data sets, particularly in the medical field.
While many people know “A Raisin in the Sun,” far fewer know much about its author, Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry spent less than two years as a student at UW–Madison, but it was an important part of her journey as a writer and activist.
Cooper devoted more than 60 years to nursing education at UW–Madison and within the UW System. Her wartime service shaped her life, personally and professionally.
The University of Wisconsin—Madison has been awarded a UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing and a Culture of Peace, a first in the state of Wisconsin and a first for the university in any area. It …