Acclaimed actor Willem Dafoe remembers his time at UWM

Acclaimed actor Willem Dafoe remembers his time at UWM

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.

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UWM breaks ground on teaching garden linked to brewing

UWM has broken ground on the Hortus Academicus, a garden of trees, bushes and other plants used in brewing as part of UWM’s certificate in the Culture and Science of Fermentation. On Wednesday, May 17, seven trees were planted in the garden behind the Honors College, which will provide ingredients that were used for brewing […]

UWM History Department chosen for career diversity institutes

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee History Department has been selected to participate in the American Historical Association’s 2017-’18 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institutes. Participation in this Institute will make the history department eligible to apply for an award that will subsidize support for one doctoral student as a Career Diversity Graduate Fellow during 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. […]

UWM urban planning students to present ideas for downtown corridor

Sweeping changes are underway in downtown Milwaukee, from the new Bucks arena and the transformation of the Grand Avenue mall to development along the Milwaukee lakefront and in the Westown neighborhood. Architecture and urban planning students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will reveal their vision for a revitalized, pedestrian friendly corridor along Clybourn and Michigan […]

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 […]