Chia Youyee Vang’s own refugee experience sparked her passion to explore the lives of Hmong people worldwide. Her work offers lessons on how to help newer refugee groups.
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Neuroscientist Karyn Frick is unraveling the complex reasons why women are far more likely than men to suffer memory loss as they age. She’s also seeking ways to prevent it.
The Nobel Prize-winning quest to discover gravitational waves is changing astronomy by giving scientists the most comprehensive tools yet for exploring the universe.
Tina Freiburger has found evidence of racial disparities in Milwaukee County judicial decisions. She wants to make courts more effective while ensuring that everyone is treated equally.
UWM’s new Connected Systems Institute is partnering with Fortune 500 companies to prepare for the next industrial revolution. Their work and training will transform how business is done.
A UWM study asks how researchers should approach an era of unprecedented information about people’s private lives.
The possibilities of virtual reality extend far beyond games. UWM’s Immersive Media Lab explores how this exciting technology could change the way we learn.
A comprehensive map of the underwater habitat may hold the key to revitalizing fish populations in Milwaukee’s inner harbor.
Wilkistar Otieno helps companies get the most out of what they make, developing a scientific model that advises industries and their customers when a remanufactured product is better than a new one.
UWM physicists make it possible to create three dimensional movies featuring the smallest machines of life, with the algorithms used in Nobel Prize-winning research.
The fossils from a forest on Earth’s coldest continent are older than the dinosaurs and offer clues on the effects of greenhouse gases and climate change.
Palliative care is scarce in Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu’s home country, and it often falls to young women, perpetuating illiteracy and poverty. She wants to break that cycle.
Modern-day students come from many types of cultural backgrounds. UWM and Milwaukee Public Schools are teaming up to help teachers respect those cultures while promoting academics and overall well-being.
UWM’s Whitney Moon researches the advantages that inflatable structures have over brick-and-mortar buildings, including cost and portability.
Spotlight : Energy
UWM teams with the National Science Foundation to advance a more reliable, greener and less expensive way to deliver power.
The same high wind gusts that produce power can crack wind turbines’ giant blades. Ryo Amano has found a way to get the blades to heal themselves.
Spotlight : Health and Wellness
UWM kinesiology researchers find increased physical activity and better concentration among students who use standing desks.
African-American women are 42 percent more likely than white women to die of breast cancer. Alice Yan is changing that by encouraging survivors to be more active.
Graduate student David Cornell is looking for ways to prevent deaths from sudden heart attacks after intense activity. His work could help professional athletes, firefighters and others.
Amal Ali Al-Ghassani’s research shows frequent visits from family members and home health workers are critical in a country lacking nursing homes. Her work was inspired by her father-in-law’s experience with stroke.
As part of his doctoral studies in anthropology, Josh Driscoll is using beverage remnants from a 2,450-year-old cauldron to re-create the beer it once held. The results shed light on food preservation and social ties in the Iron Age.
UWM offers students unique opportunities to do research as early as the summer before their freshman year. Meet some of the outstanding undergraduates whose work is making a difference now.
UWM geography student Erica Gerloski records where birds die on campus, providing information that other researchers are using to reduce bird collisions with buildings.
S. Scott Graham looks at the challenges faced by doctors in treating chronic pain.
The introduction of video games in the 1970s had parents, educators and politicians struggling to decide whether they were a boon or a menace.
Historian Rachel Ida Buff looks at the relationship between immigration restriction and the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.
Nan Kim explores how public memory of unresolved war trauma figures into Korean peace efforts.
Jonathan O. Wipplinger explores the role jazz had in Germany’s first democracy.