UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences is launching a project to sequence and analyze the DNA of important Lake Michigan species, providing data that scientists and others can use to better preserve and protect precious natural resources.
For James Flores, a college education isn’t something that benefits only himself: “I have moral obligation to spread what I’ve learned at UWM and positively affect my community.”
Stacy Gnacinski was planning to become a physician assistant until she took a sport psychology course that was a prerequisite for the kinesiology master’s program. She loved it so much, she pursued it as a career.
UWM has broken ground on the Hortus Academicus, a garden of trees, bushes and other plants used in brewing as part of UWM’s certificate in the Culture and Science of Fermentation. On Wednesday, May 17, seven trees were planted in the garden behind the Honors College, which will provide ingredients that were used for brewing […]
When Esmé Barniskis, a UWM English undergraduate, entered a foreclosed house as part of her service learning experience, she didn’t expect to rethink poverty. The house was going to be remodeled by ACTS Housing, an organization that helps Milwaukeeans own homes. The previous tenants had been evicted, but Barniskis did not expect to find their […]
The UWM Libraries Archives’ recently completed digital collection archives the voices of key figures, capturing the “drama, politics and hard work” from the university’s formative years.
UWM students, alumni, faculty and staff have completed 66,000 hours of community service during the 2016-’17 school year, handily topping its 60,000-hour goal. To celebrate, the university’s Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research will partner with Ex Fabula, a Milwaukee-based organization that produces storytelling events, to host “Building Bridges for a Better Milwaukee.” To […]
In recognition of Earth Day April 22, UWM will host a series of events to help members of the campus community explore ways to they can reduce their impact on the environment. The 11-day effort kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, with a talk by Colin Beavan, author of “No Impact Man,” in […]
UWM’s Solar Ambassador Team is helping Milwaukee nonprofits go green. Working with RE-volv, a nonprofit that covers the upfront costs for other nonprofits’ solar projects, UWM’s student service group is helping crowdfund its second solar energy upgrade. If the team raises $10,567 by April 4, it will install a solar energy system atop the River […]
Hope Olson, professor emerita at UWM’s School of Information Studies, has received the 2017 Margaret Mann citation from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services for outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification. The ALCTS’s Cataloging and Metadata Management Section will present the citation on June 24 at the 2017 American Library Association conference […]