Research

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.

UWM’s Mulroy translates Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex trilogy

UWM’s Mulroy translates Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex trilogy

David Mulroy, professor emeritus of classics at UWM, recently completed a translation of the Greek tragic trilogy known as the Theban plays, about Oedipus Rex and his family. He discusses why these plays still fascinate readers and audiences today.

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.

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.

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.

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.