Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work. In Swahili, the phrase nikumbuke means “remember me.” When Brittany Ammerman, a student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin, traveled to Kenya to be part of Health by Motorbike, she had no idea she would do something that would make many women in that country remember her. Health by Motorbike, a non-profit founded by Wisconsin professor Dr. Araceli Alonso, provides health education and services to
Last week, 22 students in the Penn State School of Music Chamber Orchestra set up in the HUB-Robeson Center and asked passers-by to “Conduct Us,” allowing anyone to direct the classical music performances. Here is the result: Eleven teams of student start-ups addressing social and environmental problems from across the University of Minnesota have been selected winners of the 2014 Acara Challenge. Dr. Sheryl E. Allen, M.D., an associate dean and associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, was recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential African American Educators for 2014 by Black Health Magazine.
Following tonight’s men’s basketball game against visiting Northwestern, learn how the University of Wisconsin is using DNA research to save honey bees, and get to know an amazing program that helps women on the other side of the globe. Brittany Ammerman, a junior forward for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team, works with the group Health by Motorbike. Please enjoy this bonus footage not featured in tonight’s BTN LiveBIG premiere: This year, Ammerman is having a great season on the ice. She’s among the national scoring leaders, and the Wisconsin women’s team is one of the best in the country. But