New Mobile Design Box gallery opens

The School of Architecture & Urban Planning opened its third Mobile Design Box pop-up gallery as part of Milwaukee Gallery Night festivities on Jan. 20. Friday’s event marked the third Mobile Design Box pop-up gallery since the initiative launched in 2015 to showcase the work and ideas of Architecture & Urban Planning faculty, staff and […]

UWM pitches in for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

More than 70 students, staff, alumni and family members from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee community brightened the halls of Rufus King International Middle School as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project Jan. 16. A couple staff members, 35 students and 36 alumni and friends took part in painting murals to […]

Writing conference set for Feb. 25

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project is holding its annual conference Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the university’s School of Continuing Education at the Grand Avenue Mall, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. The conference is open to teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, teacher candidates, specialists and others interested in improving writing and […]

UWM alumnus receives multiple honors

Havidán Rodríguez, who earned his master’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1986, has received a number of national awards for his work in Hispanic education. Rodríguez is currently the founding provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In June 2016, he received […]

UWM honored for employee wellness efforts

UW-Milwaukee has been named a Gold Fit-Friendly Organization by the American Heart Association. The heart association gives the recognition to workplaces that create a “culture of health.” That comes through efforts to increase employee wellness such as offering support for physical activity and increasing healthy eating options. Such efforts lead to positive outcomes, the association […]

Researcher gets funding for tool to detect kidney disease

Shama Mirza, director of UWM’s Shimadzu Laboratory for Advanced and Applied Analytical Chemistry, has received a $230,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid and noninvasive urinary test for the detection of a particular childhood kidney disease. The disease, obstructive uropathy, strikes newborns and infants blocking the flow of urine to […]

Chen named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Junhong Chen, a UWM distinguished professor of mechanical and materials engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI fellow status is accorded to academic inventors whose technology has made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Fellows are named inventors on […]

ArtsECO receives renewed funding of $824,000

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies has given UWM’s ArtsECO project $824,000, providing three more years of funding. ArtsECO, a collaboration between the Peck School of the Arts and the School of Education, provides support for art and art teachers in the Milwaukee area. ArtsECO stands for Arts Education/Community Ecosystem. (Read more about the project here.) The […]

UWM online history degree program ranked No. 1

UWM has placed first in a ranking of the best online bachelor’s of history programs that considers both the cost and quality of the education provided. The “Students Before Profits Award” given by Nonprofit Colleges Online recognizes universities and colleges “that put students before profits and education before the bottom line.” UWM ranked first among […]

Journalism students explore how blue turned red for Trump

Why did so many areas in the upper Midwest flip from Democratic strongholds to Donald Trump supporters in the 2016 election? Why didn’t the cities turn out more strongly for Hillary Clinton? Thirty students from three University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Journalism, Advertising and Media Services classes explored the issue by talking to people in counties up […]