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From dance to cycling, these UWM alums keep Milwaukee moving

From dance to cycling, these UWM alums keep Milwaukee moving

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.

Professional dancers come to UWM to enhance their careers

Professional dancers come to UWM to enhance their careers

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.

UWM educational anthropologist helps bring Mexican consulate to Milwaukee

UWM educational anthropologist helps bring Mexican consulate to Milwaukee

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.

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 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.