Students distribute free backpacks and school supplies

Students distribute free backpacks and school supplies

Students from UWM’s Peck School of the Arts and the University of Wisconsin System’s Institute for Urban Education helped a local nonprofit organization provide backpacks and school supplies to low-income families.

Student to UWM mentor: ‘Thank you for being a role model’

Student to UWM mentor: ‘Thank you for being a role model’

Robert Smith, UWM’s associate vice chancellor for Global Inclusion & Engagement, helped write the Milwaukee Public Schools new “Black Lives Matter” resolution. Smith also mentors young black men at Wauwatosa West High School through a voluntary program that offers a safe, confidential place to talk about everything from becoming a man to sexuality to integration to academics.

Julie Bonner

UWM receives Aurora grant to address sexual violence

UWM received a $255,000 grant to create a comprehensive approach to sexual violence on campus.

UWM’s Mulroy translates Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex trilogy

UWM’s Mulroy translates Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex trilogy

David Mulroy, professor emeritus of classics at UWM, recently completed a translation of the Greek tragic trilogy known as the Theban plays, about Oedipus Rex and his family. He discusses why these plays still fascinate readers and audiences today.

‘Shakespeare didn’t worry about copyright’

Students remain fascinated with Greek and Roman myths, and the entertainment industry knows it, says Andrew Porter, Classics coordinator and assistant professor in UWM’s Classics Program.

Professional dancers come to UWM to enhance their careers

Professional dancers come to UWM to enhance their careers

One of only three like it in the country, UWM’s MFA in performing arts: dance, allows dancers who still perform professionally to earn a degree through online work and two summer residencies.

The 2014 UWM Dragon Boat team. Photo by Susie Lamborn

UWM team in Dragon Boat Races Saturday

For the second straight year, UWM will row to win in the Dragon Boat Races Saturday at the Veterans Park Lagoon.

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.