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‘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.

UWM professor Kalyani Rai, a native of Nepal, traveled recently to that country to present $60,000 in earthquake relief funds that were raised in the Milwaukee area. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

Social media helps Milwaukee’s Nepalese community raise $60,000 for earthquake relief

Milwaukee’s Nepalese community followed news about the April 25 earthquake in Nepal on social media, raising $60,000. A UWM professor from Nepal was scheduled to deliver that money to Nepal’s prime minister.

Ann-Elise Henzl, executive producer of the “Project Milwaukee” series that earned WUWM an Edward R. Murrow Award. (UWM Photo/TroyeFox)

‘Black Men in Prison’ reporting earns WUWM prestigious Murrow Award

WUWM wins an Edward R. Murrow Award – the only one in Wisconsin this year – for its news series “Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison.”

Steve Kodis, UWM alumnus, is leading an online petition drive to have the Milwaukee city flag (center) redesigned. One flag design expert has called it “a hot mess.” (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)

Arts alum starts online drive to redesign Milwaukee flag

UWM alumnus and graphic designer Steve Kodis wants Milwaukee to adopt a redesigned city flag. The current flag is rated as one of the country’s worst by flag experts and designers. A new flag, he says, has great potential for good.

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.

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.