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New classrooms, exciting ideas, better student outcomes

New classrooms, exciting ideas, better student outcomes

New active learning classrooms with an emphasis on technology are changing instruction at UWM and at universities around the United States.

New version of UWM mobile app available

New version of UWM mobile app available

The UWM App Brewery has released the latest version of the UWM app, with updated news, events and weather pages.

UWM students help to make the beach accessible for all

UWM students help to make the beach accessible for all

Spurred by a desire to help her boyfriend, who uses a wheelchair, UWM student Caroline Roberts is helping to make Bradford Beach more accessible for those with disabilities.

Students distribute free backpacks and school supplies

Students distribute free backpacks and school supplies

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.

UWM students get free, one-year passes to bike-sharing network

UWM students get free, one-year passes to bike-sharing network

Bublr Bikes stations are coming to six UWM locations in early October – and students receive free passes for the first year. Bublr Bikes allows riders to pick up bikes at one station and drop them off at another, providing an inexpensive, convenient way for students, staff and others to travel in Milwaukee.

With overnight shifts and neutral accents, call centers provide insight into the future

With overnight shifts and neutral accents, call centers provide insight into the future

UWM sociologist A. Aneesh says the future can be glimpsed in the call centers of India, where workers adjust their hours to meet the needs of customers thousands of miles away and adopt globally acceptable names, accents and habits.

Twenty One Pilots and Hoodie Allen perform at PANTHERFEST

Twenty One Pilots and Hoodie Allen perform at PANTHERFEST

UWM’s Labor Day weekend festivities and PANTHERFEST kick off Sept. 4 with Twenty One Pilots and Hoodie Allen performing at the Marcus Amphitheater.

Student to UWM mentor: ‘Thank you for being a role model’

Student to UWM mentor: ‘Thank you for being a role model’

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.

Retirement home residents help teach new UWM class on aging

Retirement home residents help teach new UWM class on aging

Students in a new class about aging will bypass the classroom and instead meet at a local retirement community, where residents will help teach. Sharing first-hand stories about aging-related issues may help residents and students alike.

UWM, eCampus.com partnership could save students up to 60 percent on textbooks

UWM, eCampus.com partnership could save students up to 60 percent on textbooks

ecampusA new partnership between University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and eCampus.com could save students up to 60 percent on their textbooks, helping to keep higher education affordable.