The Mathematics Department had the first Master’s degree program and then later the first Ph.D. program at UWM. You can read “an account of the behind-the-scenes acts which aided in the development of UWM’s present graduate school” written in 1990 by Professor Morris Marden, who is generally considered to be the founder of our graduate program and of our department as a research department. He sent this document along with other documents to be deposited in the UWM Graduate School files in 1990. The department sponsors an annual lecture named for Prof. Marden. The lecture is free and open to the public.