It can be difficult to talk with children about race and racism, but it’s vital to do so, says Erin Winkler, associate professor of Africology and urban studies at UWM.
A UWM history alum is helping people find out if their ancestors may have been involved in some of history’s biggest events, the ones we read about in history books. He writes for Ancestry.com.
Several UWM alumni will screen work at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival, Jan. 19-25. The festival is in Park City, Utah, and runs in concurrence with the Sundance Film Festival.
As praise rolls in for a performance that would net him his third Academy Award nomination, veteran actor Willem Dafoe fondly recalls his time as a student at UWM. And an emeritus professor of theater who directed him in two plays here remembers his prodigious acting talent even then.
Miela Fetaw has already begun building a strong career in journalism even before graduation. Her experience as an immigrant helps make her determined to tell the stories of refugees and other immigrants.
From the New Zealand wahaika to the Aztec macuahuitl, weapons have been part of human culture across the globe and throughout history. An exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum explores that, and UWM students and alums were integral in creating it.
The newly expanded and upgraded home of the UWM Art Collection opens to the public Dec. 14. Made possible by the generosity of donor Emile H. Mathis, the gallery will exhibit works from the collection by some of the giants of art, including Rembrandt, Degas and Picasso.
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.
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, an internationally recognized expert on Martin Luther and a distinguished professor of history at UWM, has been in demand as a speaker during the Year of Luther.