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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.

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.

More Milwaukee residents to bike to work; UWM researcher explains why

More Milwaukee residents to bike to work; UWM researcher explains why

In time for Wisconsin Bike Week, UWM biking infrastructure expert Robert Schneider explains why bike commuting is becoming more popular in Milwaukee.

UWM psychologist finds link between PTSD and prison

UWM psychologist finds link between PTSD and prison

Americans who spend time in prison are nearly twice as likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder than those who don’t.