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A network of pulsars being used to search for gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time predicted by general relativity. These waves cause changes in the arrival times of pulsar radio signals. They are detectable from Earth with sensitive radio timing observations. Left: The 300-m Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Right: The 100-m Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia. 
(Image credit: David Champion, NAIC, NRAO)
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UWM leads search for quintessential information about universe

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and partners will advance efforts to detect low-frequency gravitational waves in the universe with a $14.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation .

The Gouldian finch was one of 977 species examined by UWM biologist Peter Dunn and his research partners in a worldwide study of the evolution of bird colors. This photograph shows a male.

UWM study shows survival shapes birds’ plumage as much as need to attract mates

Natural selection – during migration, breeding in subtropical locales and care of young – is as powerful as sexual selection.

Journalists discuss Ukraine conflict experiences

Two journalists on the information frontlines will talk about their experiences in a series of discussions March 25-31 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

University School of Milwaukee eighth grader Ryan Kennedy talks about his presentation on Teddy Roosevelt and the national parks system.

Hundreds of middle and high school students compete in History Day at UWM

History Day at UWM is the single largest outreach event connecting the university to secondary school students each year.

UWM’s Science Bag rocks out in March

UWM’s Science Bag rocks out in March

Whatever rock genre you’re into – classic rock, soft rock or alternative rock, the Badger state has all three. But they’re not on your iPod – they lie just beneath your feet.

Junhong Chen displays a disk containing thousands of sensors made from a "tunable" material he created. The sensors can be used to detect a many targets. (Photo by Troye Fox)

UWM sensor could make detecting Ebola as easy as spitting

Junhong Chen, a UWM professor of mechanical and materials engineering, will use a sensor platform he created to detect water contamination to make the low-cost virus sensor.

5 UWM projects that could improve your health

5 UWM projects that could improve your health

Addressing today’s most pressing heath care concerns is the day-to-day work of UWM research faculty in chemistry, public health, social work and even information technology.

UWM Provost Johannes Britz (left) and Chancellor Mark A. Mone.

Mone: No across-the-board budget cuts expected

Mone acknowledged questions about whether the cuts would be larger or smaller than Walker proposed, when they would hit and what flexibility the university would have.

ElectHer inspires and connects women who lead at UWM

ElectHer inspires and connects women who lead at UWM

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Fireside Lounge was filled with women of different backgrounds, students from an array of majors, speakers with diverse interests.

Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research Nigel Rothfels listens and answers questions during his summit about faculty and peer mentoring for students lecture. (Photo by Kenny Yoo.)

With more freshmen staying in school, student retention efforts focus on sophomores, upperclassmen

More than 250 faculty and staff members discussed ways to support students through their university years at the “Beyond the First Year Summit,” held at UWM.