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From Microsoft to MADtv, here are 11 UWM alums whose work you know

From Microsoft to MADtv, here are 11 UWM alums whose work you know

UWM alumni include many business executives and high-ranking public officials, such as the U.S. ambassador to Iceland, Luis Arreaga.

Clues to a city’s health may be found in its sewage

Clues to a city’s health may be found in its sewage

UWM research suggests that sampling a city’s sewage can tell scientists a great deal about its residents – and may someday lead to improvements in public health.

ASB participants work together to complete a high ropes team building exercise at the Odyssey Course.

UWM students spend spring break giving back in Asheville

Forget Daytona. Many UWM students spend their spring break developing leadership skills and improving the lives of others.

Before you light up, consider this: cigarette cravings signal poor credit

Before you light up, consider this: cigarette cravings signal poor credit

Two UWM economists have figured out a way to guess your credit score: They look at whether or not you need a nicotine fix.

New online tracker allows you to watch spring start

New online tracker allows you to watch spring start

Mark D. Schwartz, a distinguished professor of geography, developed the spring indices, which measure relationships between temperature and plant growth.

Barely noticed, 1.3 million spend their youth caring for adults

Barely noticed, 1.3 million spend their youth caring for adults

An estimated 1.3 million youth ages 8 and 18 help care for family members with serious health conditions.

UWM App Brewery and Sojourner partner to protect with new app

UWM App Brewery and Sojourner partner to protect with new app

The Sojourner Peace app includes links and phone numbers for places where abuse victims can find help.

UWM engineer builds device to show how blood flows when we think

UWM engineer builds device to show how blood flows when we think

UWM engineer Ramin Pashaie’s device could help answer a particularly puzzling question – how blood is directed to the brain to power thinking.

UWM prints 3-D hands for Mexican children’s hospital

UWM prints 3-D hands for Mexican children’s hospital

Sixty-seven 3-D-printed prosthetic hands are on the way to impoverished children in Mexico thanks in part to UW-Milwaukee associate professor Frankie Flood.

At UWM, students speak Milwaukee’s native language

At UWM, students speak Milwaukee’s native language

UWM has worked to build a strong American Indian Studies program, in which students can learn Anishinaabe, the ancient language that gave Milwaukee its name.