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A Switch for Switchgrass

A hardy perennial is a promising source of biofuel, and UWM scientist Dave Zhao is developing a key technique to unlock its potential.

Nurses tend to babies lined up on a table.

Saving Babies

Nursing professor Teresa Johnson studies a peer support group for expectant mothers that lowers the infant mortality rate.

Brennon Colburn poses with a flag, photo and other items that remind him of his father.

The Young Caregivers

Very little is known about the million-plus American children providing significant medical care for adults. Melinda Kavanaugh wants to change that.

Paul Roebber in a rain jacket.

A Man for All Seasons

Paul Roebber can’t change the weather, but he’s still revolutionizing how it’s predicted.

A student writes a math problem on a white board.

The New Math

UWM’s Kyle Swanson organized a revised approach to the university’s remedial mathematics program, and it’s adding up to multiple levels of success.

Portrait of Elizabeth Dramme

A Matter of Perspective

Whether supporting children with autism or training new teachers, Elizabeth Drame gets at the heart of what’s needed in special education.

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Roads Scholars

UWM engineering associate professors Xiao Qin and Troy Liu pore over data pulled from roadside sensors, mobile phones and simple police crash reports, all with the goal of making driving safer.

Anne Basting speaks with a resident at Chai Point Senior Living. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

Stories of Age

MacArthur “genius” fellow Anne Basting reframes how we look at growing old.

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The Chemistry of Cure

The Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery combines the research talent and tools needed for the next generation of treatments.

Paved with Good Prevention

He’s reinventing how we think of concrete, and Konstantin Sobolev’s creations could make potholes disappear.


Frontiers

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The effects of toxic stress

UWM’s David Pate explains how chronic, unmitigated stress affects the health and well-being of black men for a lifetime.

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Making better mentors

UWM’s Belle Rose Ragins explains how employees benefit from more authentic work relationships.

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Keeping the water flowing

A UWM engineer helps policymakers decide where repairs are most needed in the nation’s public water and wastewater systems.


Spotlight : Water

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Reviving Green Bay’s dead zones

Pollution runoff creates oxygen-deprived pockets in the waters of Green Bay, and UWM researchers are helping to resuscitate them.

Russell Cuhel gathers water samples.

Aqua detectives

Freshwater scientists discovered a Lake Michigan mystery, and meticulously documented data to solve it.


Spotlight : Physics

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UWM LIGO researchers (from left) Alan Wiseman, Patrick Brady, Jolien Creighton and Xavier Siemens.

LIGO looks ahead

UWM physicists were crucial to the world-renowned discovery of Einstein’s predicted gravitational waves. One year later, here’s what else they hope to find.


Graduate Research

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Danielle Cloutier (left) and Shelby LaBuhn.

Diving into policy

UWM’s latest Knauss Fellowship winners put their water education to work in governmental support roles.

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What colors India’s saris

UWM graduate student Subhomita Ghosh Roy studies the practice of dumping toxic dye water within India’s garment industry.

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Street cred

UWM students in the Community Design Solutions program develop plan to refresh Milwaukee’s 27th Street.


Undergraduate Research

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A flying buttress

Architecture student Asal Issa’s design could save hundreds of avian lives as part of UWM’s wide-ranging study on bird-building collisions.

UWM student Evan Timmermann demonstrates a pediatric emergency app for doctors at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

Saving time, saving lives

UWM’s App Brewery teams with Children’s Hospital to help physicians during pediatric emergencies.


Books

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Herbert Hoover: A Life

Glen Jeansonne, UWM professor emeritus of history, takes a fresh look at Herbert Hoover’s legacy.

By the Numbers

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Mark Mone

Chancellor’s Welcome

UWM Chancellor Mark Mone invites you to meet the people and the stories behind the research.