Impact

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.

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.

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.

Chancellor Mark Mone tells regents why UWM is vital to Wisconsin

Chancellor Mark Mone tells regents why UWM is vital to Wisconsin

UWM Chancellor Mark Mone asked members of the UW System Board of Regents on Thursday to work with chancellors and the Legislature to “help preserve the value of our degrees.” Mone’s speech was in response to lawmakers’ proposals to cut state funding for public universities and change tenure and shared governance.

UWM invests in veterans’ education, seeking to help those who served nation

UWM invests in veterans’ education, seeking to help those who served nation

The past five years have seen a surge in awareness and programming as UWM has expanded and deepened its focus on student veterans.

Five ways UWM is changing the way we eat

Five ways UWM is changing the way we eat

In an age where processed foods dominate our diets, UWM researchers are working to give us a fuller picture of why we consume certain foods – and how we can eat healthier.

Lights, camera, UWM alumni in Hollywood

Lights, camera, UWM alumni in Hollywood

The journey from Milwaukee to Hollywood is shorter than you’d think for graduates of UWM’s Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres and other Peck School of the Arts programs.

Unique program helps students earn a degree while raising a family

Unique program helps students earn a degree while raising a family

UWM’s Life Impact Program supports student-parents as they navigate the demands of college and parenting.