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New NSF-funded Physics Frontiers Center joins the race to detect gravitational waves

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) $14.5 million over 5 years to create and operate a Physics Frontiers Center (PFC).

The Gouldian finch was one of 977 species examined by UWM biologist Peter Dunn and his research partners in a worldwide study of the evolution of bird colors. This photograph shows a male.

UWM study shows survival shapes birds’ plumage as much as need to attract mates

Natural selection – during migration, breeding in subtropical locales and care of young – is as powerful as sexual selection.

Media Advisory: United Way Technology Career Fair for High School Students to be Held at UWM

MILWAUKEE  — The United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will hold its annual IT United Technology Career Fair on Tuesday, March 31, at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The fair, which runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., provides an opportunity for high school students who participate in […]

UWM Forum Looks At What Businesses Are Doing To Address Health Care Costs In Next 5 Years

MILWAUKEE _ Wondering what to expect in the wake of the federal health care overhaul? The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host a forum on Wednesday, March 11, that details steps employers could take to cut health care costs over the next five years. The forum will run from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Italian […]

Junhong Chen displays a disk containing thousands of sensors made from a "tunable" material he created. The sensors can be used to detect a many targets. (Photo by Troye Fox)

UWM sensor could make detecting Ebola as easy as spitting

Junhong Chen, a UWM professor of mechanical and materials engineering, will use a sensor platform he created to detect water contamination to make the low-cost virus sensor.

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Rep. Frederick Kessler and Judge Joan Kessler endow University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scholarship fund

State Rep. Frederick Kessler and his wife, Judge Joan Kessler, are donating $300,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to provide scholarships for students who have shown leadership potential.

UW System Regent Scholars to be honored for research, innovation, entrepreneurship

UW System Regent Scholars to be honored for research, innovation, entrepreneurship

Five recipients of the new Regent Scholar awards will be honored by the Research, Economic Development, and Innovation (REDI) Committee at the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents’ February 5 meeting in Madison.

National Academy of Inventors and UWM announce NAI Fellow

Pradeep Rohatgi, Distinguished Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation by creating inventions that have made a tangible […]

UW-Milwaukee chancellor finalists named

MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced three finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Milwaukee. A 27-member search and screen committee, chaired by Dr. Mark Schwartz, a Distinguished Professor in UW-Milwaukee’s Geography department, recommended the slate of finalists to Cross and a special committee of the UW System Board […]

Gene study helps clarify effectiveness of cholesterol drug

Rare mutations that shut down a single gene are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack.