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Sustainability at UWM saves money, nurtures environment, grows careers

Sustainability at UWM saves money, nurtures environment, grows careers

At UW-Milwaukee, a host of sustainability programs and courses are reducing UWM’s environmental impact, using state resources efficiently and preparing students for careers in the sustainability professions. The university’s efforts are getting national attention. The Princeton Review has featured UWM in its annual guide to green colleges for seven consecutive years. Next up for UWM: Bublr Bikes will be on campus this fall.

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.

Snap-on rolls out industrial wrench developed at UWM

Snap-on rolls out industrial wrench developed at UWM

Nearly 30 percent of worker injuries in the gas utility industry come from changing meters. To reduce those injuries, engineers at UWM have partnered with Kenosha-based toolmaker Snap-on Inc. to develop an ergonomic wrench.

UWM provides a tasty treat for fish-eating zoo animals: live prey

UWM provides a tasty treat for fish-eating zoo animals: live prey

Fish-eating animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo now get an occasional treat, compliments of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The animals can hunt in their enclosures for live fish raised as part of aquaculture research at the School of Freshwater Sciences.