Journalism senior chosen for ProPublica program

ProPublica has selected Miela Fetaw, a senior in journalism and global studies, as one of five journalists for its 2017 Emerging Reporters Program. A total of 275 student journalists applied. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit investigative reporting organization. It has won several Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for public service and in 2016 for […]

Eclipse-viewing glasses available at UWM

For a good look at the solar eclipse that will darken the afternoon skies on Monday, Aug. 21, you’ll need a pair of NASA-approved safety glasses to protect your eyes. Viewing the rare event without protection can cause blindness. The increasingly hard-to-find eyewear is on sale in limited quantities at the UWM Planetarium, 1900 E. […]

Institute for Urban Education conference focuses on families

The Institute for Urban Education set to hold its fourth annual professional development conference at the UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Thursday, Aug. 10. Keynote speaker is Tyrone Howard, professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching and learning. He is […]

UWM linguist’s new book helps develop multilingual abilities

Research shows that successful language learners intuitively build on their existing knowledge as they learn a new language. A recently published book by Anita Alkhas, associate professor of French at UWM, and Patricia V. Lunn, professor emerita of Spanish at Michigan State University, aims to help adult native English speakers exploit this capacity to add a […]

Phenology tracking network cofounded by UWM climatologist honored

When the National Parks Service wanted know if spring was coming earlier at many national parks around the U.S., it turned to the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), an online environmental change-tracking resource cofounded by Mark D. Schwartz, UWM distinguished professor of geography. The National Phenology Network provides Start of Spring maps and tools that […]

Chen takes leave for National Science Foundation post

A distinguished professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is taking a leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation to manage a subset of federally funded engineering research centers. Junhong Chen, a UWM distinguished professor of mechanical and materials engineering, has been named program director of NSF’s Engineering Research Centers Program, a post that […]

Alum wins Malkiel young faculty leaders award

UWM alum Ashley Glassburn Falzetti (MA, philosophy, 2006), has been named a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the  Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Falzetti, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Eastern Michigan University, was one of 10 young faculty leaders named by the foundation. Falzetti will receive a 12-month award of […]

Callanan receives Hunt literary prize

Liam Callanan, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been named the 2017 recipient of The George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters. The 2017 Hunt Prize, which seeks to recognize the finest literary work of Roman Catholic intelligence and imagination, is awarded this year in the category […]