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David Kaplan

The Coolest Known White Dwarf: A Diamond in the Sky?

This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming – in effect – an Earth-sized diamond in space.

An image taken in visible light at the SOAR telescope of the field of the pulsar/white dwarf pair. There is no evidence for the white dwarf in this deep image, indicating that the white dwarf is much fainter, therefore cooler, than any such known object. (Credit B. Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF) Click image for larger view.

The Coolest Known White Dwarf: A Diamond in the Sky?

This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming, in effect, an Earth-sized diamond in space.

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UWM in the News: Week Ending June 20, 2014

NEWS UWM survey: Voters support raising Wisconsin minimum wage. The question is, how much? Milwaukee Business Journal – June 12, 2014 According to the latest quarterly survey data out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, support remains strong for raising the minimum wage, although answers on how high or low vary. Also in: Milwaukee Business Times

UWM Help Desk call center closed for July 4 legal holiday

During the closing, technology service degradation or outages may be reported by voice mail or via the online form.

Get ready for Office 365 with self-paced and live training options!

There are four scheduled for July and a streaming version available online.

Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Celebrates 20 Years of Service at UWM

On July 31, the WRC will host a celebration of twenty years of work on behalf of the women of the UWM community.  This reception will be held in the Alumni Fireside Lounge in the Union, from 5-7p, and will include hors d’oeurves and summer beverages. Several visual displays and brief presentations will highlight the […]

Paul Auer

Gene mutations may point way to treating heart disease

The mutations lower the levels of fat in the blood and significantly reduce a person’s risk of coronary heart disease.

“Working with nature has helped my soul”

“Working with nature has helped my soul”

Through her service-learning course, Kirkwood began to apply the class content to her service with River Revitalization.

UWM Police Chief Placed on Administrative Leave

UW-Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Marzion was placed on administrative leave on June 16 following receipt of a report by an outside independent investigator hired by the university to review a complaint filed against Marzion under UWM’s Discriminatory Conduct Policy. Marzion will remain on leave until Provost Johannes Britz issues a final decision under the policy. […]