It’s a dream come true for Brandon M. Rockstroh. The UWM Peck School of the Arts alum has written and is directing an original pop musical at Green Bay’s Southwest High School, which is known for its musical theater.
Video artist and UWM graduate Sky Hopinka has been named a Mary L. Nohl fellowship winner, one of three winners in the emerging artist category for 2017. Emerging artist winners receive $10,000 to create new work or complete current projects.
Owen Klatte and Angie Glocka helped bring director Tim Burton’s unique vision to life by providing animation for “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Just in time for Halloween, the movie will be screened with live accompaniment by the Milwaukee Symphony.
Children aging out of the foster care system need an affordable place to live. A south side neighborhood needed to rehabilitate deteriorating houses. UWM architecture grad John Miceli helped solve both problems with one project.
American architect and MacArthur fellow Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Studio Gang, has been awarded the seventh Marcus Prize, an architectural prize offered worldwide to recognize an emerging global talent whose work is on a “trajectory to greatness.” The biennial $100,000 award is funded by the Marcus Corporation Foundation and administered by the School of […]
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, UW-Milwaukee distinguished professor of history, appears in “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World,” premiering nationwide on PBS on Sept. 12 (in Milwaukee, at 7 p.m. on Milwaukee Public Television). Wiesner-Hanks is an internationally recognized scholar of early modern Europe, especially issues of gender and the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. She has […]
Video games emerged in the early 1970s and soon made a huge impact on American life. A new book by Michael Z. Newman, associate professor of JAMS at UWM, chronicles that time.
After Linh Pham scored 11 quick interviews but didn’t get a job offer, “I felt like it was the end of the world,” she said. But she persisted.
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.”
More than $1.4 billion in building projects are underway in downtown Milwaukee, and graduates of UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning are at the forefront of the boom.