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By Kathy Quirk on August 24, 2015
Students from UWM’s Peck School of the Arts and the University of Wisconsin System’s Institute for Urban Education helped a local nonprofit organization provide backpacks and school supplies to low-income families.
By Kathy Quirk on August 10, 2015
Robert Smith, UWM’s associate vice chancellor for Global Inclusion & Engagement, helped write the Milwaukee Public Schools new “Black Lives Matter” resolution. Smith also mentors young black men at Wauwatosa West High School through a voluntary program that offers a safe, confidential place to talk about everything from becoming a man to sexuality to integration to academics.
By Guy Fiorita on July 23, 2015
Milwaukee is a city in motion. From physical therapists to gym teachers, bicycle manufacturers to dance instructors, meet seven UWM alumni who work hard to keep Milwaukee moving.
By Kathy Quirk on July 17, 2015
One of only three like it in the country, UWM’s MFA in performing arts: dance, allows dancers who still perform professionally to earn a degree through online work and two summer residencies.
By Graham Kilmer on July 16, 2015
Javier Tapia has been working with the United States and Mexican governments, as well as local nonprofit organizations, to bring a Mexican consulate to Milwaukee. The consulate will provide services to the growing Hispanic community in Wisconsin.
By Erin O’Donnell on June 29, 2015
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 this fall.
By Mary Baylor on June 22, 2015
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.
By Kathy Quirk on June 12, 2015
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.
By Laura L. Otto on June 10, 2015
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.
By UWM News on June 10, 2015
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.