New study: Sad images can help charities attract donors

Television advertisements showing sad-faced, hungry children may seem cliché, but they’re probably an effective way for charities to attract new donors. That’s one takeaway from a new study conducted by Xiaoxia Cao, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies (JAMS). Cao looked at whether images of happy or sad people […]

SOIS receives grant to explore library privacy, info security

The Center for Information Policy Research at UWM’s School of Information Studies has been awarded a National Leadership Grants for Libraries award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The $90,000 grant will fund the project “Library Values & Privacy in our National Digital Strategies: Field guides, Convenings, and Conversations.” The center, directed by […]

UWM journalism students racking up awards

Six UW-Milwaukee student journalists have won six first place regional Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence awards, and advance to the 2017 Excellence in Journalism competition in Anaheim, Calif. Seven more UWM journalism stories were finalists in the regional competition, which encompasses Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The award winning stories appeared in the student news […]

UWM students heading to State of the Tribes address

A delegation of students from UWM’s Electa Quinney Institute will travel to Madison for the annual State of the Tribes address to the Wisconsin Legislature. Shannon Holsey, tribal chairman of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, is scheduled to give this year’s address at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. The UWM students, who represent three nations and include […]

UWM to host expo for parents

An expo for Milwaukee-area parents with workshops on money management, study strategies and effective communication and other topics will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the UWM Student Union. Vincent Lyle, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, will give the keynote address at the event […]

UWM women’s basketball season ends in WBI semifinals

UWM’s women’s basketball team saw its season end with a 59-49 loss to North Carolina-Greensboro in Thursday night’s Women’s Basketball Invitational semifinals at Greensboro’s Fleming Gym. The Panthers finish with a record of 22-12, tying the program record for most wins in a season. They also notched the first two postseason wins in program history, […]