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UWM Spotlight on Excellence: Mark D. Schwartz

UWM Spotlight on Excellence: Mark D. Schwartz

This spring’s extraordinary weather prompted early blooms and many phone calls to UWM Distinguished Professor of Geography Mark D. Schwartz.

Coding, caffeinating, keynoting fuel CEAS grad

Coding, caffeinating, keynoting fuel CEAS grad

Daniel Spiewak worked fulltime, wrote a book and traveled the international tech-conference circuit as a sought-after speaker while earning his bachelor’s degree. Now 23, he’s off to a Boulder startup to make his name in big-data analytics.

He’s headed for a career in motion

He’s headed for a career in motion

This former heavy-metal musician considered a career as a nurse or motorcycle technician. Instead he became an award-winning undergraduate researcher who’s been accepted into UWM’s DPT program.

Headed for a career giving others financial focus

Headed for a career giving others financial focus

Jasmine Ridgell, a finance and investment management graduate of the Lubar School of Business, has completed the most prestigious undergraduate programs in the Lubar School. She’s already got a fulltime position at Robert W. Baird & Co.

She found the creative side of math

She found the creative side of math

She moved from Mexico to Milwaukee, graduating from Riverside University High School. She enrolled at MATC with an interest in Mesoamerican sculpture. Now she’s taking her husband, daughter and a PhD in mathematics to West Point for a post-doc teaching fellowship.

Award-winning journalist graduates, gets job

Award-winning journalist graduates, gets job

Michael Meidenbauer won college journalism awards for his coverage of collective-bargaining changes and their impact on the School District of Shorewood. He loves community journalism, and will be working for MyCommunityNow.

Vientiane to UWM, she’s making history

Vientiane to UWM, she’s making history

Buasawan Simmala may be the first Laotian woman to earn a degree in the U.S. since Laos came under Communist rule 37 years ago. She learned English and came to the U.S. as an adult. Her daughter graduates with her on May 20. Her son already holds a UWM degree and is now in graduate school at the university.

Lavender Graduation welcomes all, turns three on May 15

Lavender Graduation welcomes all, turns three on May 15

Lavender joins black and gold on Tuesday, May 15, when the UWM LGBT Resource Center hosts the third annual Lavender Graduation celebration.

Dr. Bear: works with the most fragile NICU babies

Dr. Bear: works with the most fragile NICU babies 16 days to Alumni Signature event. Get your ticket! http://www4.uwm.edu/alumni/awards/distinguished_12_bear.cfm