Kevin Evans went from being a homeless Army veteran to a UWM graduate who uses his degree to help vets now struggling with the same issues that he once did. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Danielle Cloutier and Shelby LaBuhn, both doctoral students in the School of Freshwater Sciences, have been awarded Knauss Fellowships through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Grant program to work on water policy issues. (UWM Photo/Pete Amland)
Kathryn Henry is studying vocal performance at The Juilliard School after receiving her bachelor's degree from UWM in May. Last year, she became the youngest of nine finalists chosen from more than 1,500 singers in the 2015 Metropolitan Opera Competition in New York. (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)
Professional MMA fighter Leah Letson competed the night before she graduated from UWM. (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)
Lady J gets ready backstage before the 2016 UWM Drag Show starts. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Members of the Class of 2020 mass for a photo during Fall Welcome. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Afsaneh Dorri Moghadam came to UWM from Iran in 2011 to work on a doctorate in materials science and engineering. Her specialty is the development of advanced metal matrix composites that have exceptional strength, self-lubricate or self-heal. (UWM Photo/ Elora Hennessey)
Jason Derulo performs as the Pantherfest 2016 headliner. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM sociologist Timothy O’Brien has been studying the intersection of science and religion in U.S. politics. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM Professor Patrick Brady (left) and UWM Distinguished Professor Emeritus Leonard Parker toy with some black hole equations. UWM played a big role in helping prove correct Einstein's prediction about elusive gravity waves. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
UWM students Katy DeZellar, Jack FitzGerald and Sarah Benforado, who watched the Democratic presidential primary debate live at UWM, speak about the experience with reporters. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Donald Trump speaks to Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren during a campaign appearance on campus in April. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Presidential candidates came to UWM to make their case before an international audience.
Faculty pushed the boundaries of human knowledge with cutting edge research.
Students studied, challenged themselves and found plenty of ways to have fun.
And all the while, UWM’s photographers captured images from those scenes so that they could be shared, telling the state and beyond about what happens on campus and in the community.
The gallery above shows some of the most striking images from 2016. And below are links to related stories and photo galleries:
Kevin Evans: Once-homeless veteran shares the story of his about-face
Fellowships allow Freshwater students to wade into policy
Kathryn Henry: Met Opera finalist, UWM grad
Leah Letson: Mixed martial arts fighter finds confidence at UWM
UWM Drag show 2016
Fall Welcome 2016
Portraits of UWM graduate student researchers
Sociologist identifies science-oriented religious group in US politics
The arc of UWM’s wave, from Parker to Brady and beyond
Democratic primary debate at UWM
Trump draws varied responses from students at UWM