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UWM choir performs with Rolling Stones at Summerfest

UWM choir performs with Rolling Stones at Summerfest

When the Rolling Stones wanted a choir to sing with them during Tuesday’s performance at Summerfest, the legendary rockers found what they needed at UWM. Two dozen members of the school’s elite choral group joined them on stage at the world’s largest music festival.

UWM student and hip-hop artist to perform at Summerfest

UWM student and hip-hop artist to perform at Summerfest

UWM student Alexis Dean, a hip-hop artist known as L.E.X., will perform at Summerfest on Thursday, June 25, after winning the “Land the Big Gig” competition.

At UWM, the humanities are a gateway to excellence

At UWM, the humanities are a gateway to excellence

A 2012 survey of 652 U.S.-born CEOs and heads of product engineering showed almost 60 percent had degrees in the humanities. “Some people like to imagine that the humanities is this special place you go to in a kind of ivory tower — locked away. But that’s not how it works. The humanities are in absolutely everything,” says Jason Puskar, an associate professor of English.

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.

UWM sociologist finds stay-at-home dads’ experiences bring mutual understanding to couples

UWM sociologist finds stay-at-home dads’ experiences bring mutual understanding to couples

UWM sociologist Noelle Chesley’s research of stay-at-home-fathers and breadwinner mothers has uncovered benefits and drawbacks to swapping traditional family roles.

UWM study finds need for improved services for older LGBT adults in Milwaukee

UWM study finds need for improved services for older LGBT adults in Milwaukee

Older LGBT adults consider Milwaukee a gay-friendly city, but say there’s room for improvement when it comes to senior services, their primary care doctors and their elected officials. These findings and others are highlighted in a new UWM study.

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.

Carlton Reeves

UWM alum interns on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

The position provides him in direct contact with CEOs of some of the nation’s largest tech companies, Cabinet-level officials and world-renowned scientists and engineers.

Joseph LeMire

UWM names new police chief; LeMire served similar role at UW-Oshkosh

LeMire worked with the district attorney’s office to create a UW-Oshkosh Safety Zone to protect students in areas adjacent to the campus.

Founding Dean Magda Peck to Leave UWM Zilber School of Public Health

MILWAUKEE – Magda Peck, founding dean of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, is leaving her position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee effective July 1, 2015. Since taking the helm in March 2012, Peck has helped transform the UWM Zilber School of Public Health from a young start-up into a well-established and respected […]