Current Issue

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A Map to Recovery

A comprehensive map of the underwater habitat may hold the key to revitalizing fish populations in Milwaukee’s inner harbor.

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The Next Wave of Discovery

The Nobel Prize-winning quest to discover gravitational waves is changing astronomy by giving scientists the most comprehensive tools yet for exploring the universe.

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Justice for all

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.

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How Math Makes Movies of Molecules

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.

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Menopause on Your Mind

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.

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Renewable Horizons

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.

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The Ethics of Big Data

A UWM study asks how researchers should approach an era of unprecedented information about people’s private lives.

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Virtually Limitless

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.

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Stoking an Industrial Revolution

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.

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An Immigrant’s Journey

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.

Previous Issues

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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.

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A Man for All Seasons

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

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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.

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.

Paved with Good Prevention

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

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Saving Babies

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

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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.

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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.

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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.