Helping men transition to fatherhood brings UWM into homes, hospitals

Helping men transition to fatherhood brings UWM into homes, hospitals

From driving their girlfriends or wives to prenatal appointments to learning how to cope with chronic stressors like urban poverty, young Milwaukee men are transitioning into fatherhood with insight from UWM professors, community partners and a desire to be there for their infant sons and daughters.

Natasha Heinlein, of Muskego, uses the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app developed at UWM to track books read to her son, Eli.

UWM creates free app to help families and libraries encourage children to read

UWM’s App Brewery and Waukesha County public libraries have developed a free app to help parents track the books they’re reading to their preschoolers. The app supports the popular “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program offered by libraries nationwide.

UWM journalism students find missing photos for Vietnam Veterans Memorial

UWM journalism students find missing photos for Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Faces Never Forgotten program is part of a national effort to find approximately 18,000 missing photos for a digital Wall of Faces planned for the new Vietnam veterans Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C.

Mehrnoush Motamedi and Fereshteh Bashiri’s Persian sweets with tea won the People’s Choice Award. (Photo by Zachary Mathe)

Top-secret Chocoflan, Persian Sweets take the cake at UWM dessert contest

Hundreds of students stopped by to chew the dessert and learn about other cultures at UWM’s 2nd Annual International Dessert Competition this week.

UWM, Milwaukee Fire Department launch paramedic training program to provide follow-up care

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing has launched a partnership to train fire department paramedics in community-based health care. The partnership, announced at an April 29 press conference, also involves the Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

UWM, Milwaukee Fire Department Launch Paramedic Training Program to Provide Follow-Up Care

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kathy Quirk,  (414) 916-8216, kquirk@uwm.edu MILWAUKEE -A new partnership to train fire department paramedics in community-based health care will kick off with a press conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, 1921 E. Hartford Ave. The community-based paramedic pilot program involves the UWM College of […]

Jennifer Morales

A new book about Milwaukee is named 2015 UWM Common Read

A connected series of short stories about race and racism set in Milwaukee is the 2015 UW-Milwaukee Common Read Experience selection. All incoming first-year students will read and discuss the book, “Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories,” with university faculty and staff during their first week on campus this fall. The just-released collection of stories focuses on diverse […]

Play wrestles with issues of Latino family, heritage and culture

Play wrestles with issues of Latino family, heritage and culture

“Luchadora” was written by a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faculty member, who has roots in Wisconsin and Texas.

In a city known for high infant death rates, here are 5 ways UWM is improving babies’ lives

In a city known for high infant death rates, here are 5 ways UWM is improving babies’ lives

UWM scholars, experts and researchers are working in partnership with many others locally and across the nation to reduce infant mortality rates and improve the quality of life across generations for families and their babies.

UWM nurse developing pod to protect babies sleeping with parents

UWM nurse developing pod to protect babies sleeping with parents

To help protect infants, Jennifer Doering developed the “Night Owl Sleeper,” an oval-shaped pod that sounds an alarm if bedding falls on it or an adult rolls over.