UWM historian appears in Sept. 12 PBS film on Martin Luther

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 […]

Alum wins Malkiel young faculty leaders award

UWM alum Ashley Glassburn Falzetti (MA, philosophy, 2006), has been named a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the  Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Falzetti, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Eastern Michigan University, was one of 10 young faculty leaders named by the foundation. Falzetti will receive a 12-month award of […]

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. […]

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 […]