Kristen Lango

With language comes understanding, and perhaps acceptance

The Center for International Education allocated $203,000 of a $1.7 million federal grant to the Language Resource Center to create materials that integrate language with culture and technology.

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.

Race, job performance and termination status were key factors UWM Assistant Africology Professor Nolan Kopkin analyzed in his recent paper, “You’re Fired: The Impact of Race on the Firing of Black Head Coaches in Major Coll​ege Football.” In his free time, he says, "I am a Dolphins fan, but at least I'm not a Bears fan." (UWM photo by Kenny Yoo)

‘You’re Fired’ examines brief tenure of NCAA’s black football coaches

NCAA coaches who are black face racial bias from athletic directors and college and university presidents when it comes to keeping their jobs, says UWM Assistant Africology Professor Nolan Kopkin.

Diabetes drug found in freshwater is potential source of intersex fish

Diabetes drug found in freshwater is potential source of intersex fish

A study by UWM’s Rebecca Klaper at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee determined exposure to the diabetes medicine metformin causes physical changes in male fish exposed to doses similar to the amount in wastewater effluent.

Jonah Spaay, senior Design/Visual Communication major, volunteered in the Hunger Clean Up.

Hundreds of students joined the Hunger Clean Up Saturday

More than 350 UWM students volunteered on a recent Saturday to do yard work in the Milwaukee area as part of the annual Hunger Clean Up.

Andrew Greene, director of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at MCW (left),  and Ilya Avdeev, UWM assistant professor of mechanical engineering, say that some of the I-Corp teams will meet and use the facilities at Innovation Campus. (Photo by Derek Rickert)

Milwaukee joins National Innovation Network through grant

MILWAUKEE – Five academic institutions in Milwaukee are joining forces to form a local site of the National Innovation Network that will recruit and train 90 entrepreneurial teams over the next three years. With training, the teams will conduct deep research into their chances of starting a viable business or find new pathways to market. […]

(From left): Sally Lundeen, dean of UWM’s College of Nursing; UWM Chancellor Mark Mone; Yvonne Ziemer; Jim Ziemer; Patricia Borger, UWM’s vice chancellor for development and alumni relations.

Ziemers Donate $1 Million to UWM to Help Fill Growing Nursing Shortage in Wisconsin

The gift will fund a clinical simulation center on the university’s Kenwood Campus, which is home to Wisconsin’s largest nursing program.

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 […]

Wear the sticker, take the picture with #UWMvital

Wear the sticker, take the picture with #UWMvital

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to show their support for the university with this social media contest. You can win a pizza party or baseball game with Chancellor Mark Mone!

Flags at half-staff in remembrance of President Abraham Lincoln

Day Of Remembrance For President Abraham Lincoln President Barak Obama has ordered that the flag to be flown at half-staff until sunset April 15, 2015 in remembrance of President Abraham Lincoln. Text of The Presidential Proclamation