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11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference Hosted Online

Last week, from May 7-8, 2022, the Fields of Conflict Conference took place virtually, co-organized by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Barcelona. This year, the event’s featured topics included prehistoric conflict, battlefield tourism, and landscapes of conflict…. Read More

Underground City Discovered in Turkey

By Aislinn Sanders News broke recently of the underground city uncovered by archaeologists in Mardin, Turkey. Researchers in the Midyat district found a cave with passageways, corridors, wall murals, artifacts, places of worship, and water wells during cleaning and conservation… Read More

Data Reuse and Digital Literacy in Archaeology, New Article by Alum Dr. Kevin Garstki

By Aislinn Sanders What happens to archaeological data after the creator has used it? Often, it never resurfaces for use by new creators. Sometimes, this is because the process of data collection is considered more important or because it is… Read More

Save the Date: July 20-23 AMM-WFM 2022 Joint Conference

Association of Midwest Museums to Host Conference in Milwaukee The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) will be hosting their annual conference online July 19 and in-person July 20-23, 2022, in Milwaukee at the Hyatt Regency. The conference’s theme, showcasing the… Read More

Frederik Law Olmsted Exhibition Opens at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Last week, Villa Terrace’s newest exhibition, In the Park with Frederick Law Olmsted: A Vision for Milwaukee, opened. The exhibition, which runs until September 18, 2022, coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the “Father… Read More

Join UWM in our 414 Day Celebration!

On Thursday, April 14th, UWM will be hosting their Day of Giving Event in conjunction with Milwaukee’s unofficial holiday, Milwaukee Day. This year, the Alumni Association is urging all past and current students, parents, and anyone interested in the betterment… Read More

North America’s Oldest Skull Surgery

By Aislinn Sanders New findings from bioarcheologist, Diana Simpson, have researchers dating the oldest skull surgery in North America to at least 3,000 years ago. In North Africa, the practice may be as old as 13,000 years old. Prior to… Read More

White Sands Discovery Tied to UWM Alum

By Aislinn Sanders One of the most exciting archaeological finds of the decade is thanks in part to a UWM graduate. Clare Connelly, who graduated with a Master’s in Anthropology in 2015, has taken her archaeological and museological knowledge across… Read More

Join us for this year’s GIS Days Programming!

Wednesday, April 6 2022 - Friday, April 8 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Golda Meir Library Conference Center

This week, from April 6-8, UWM’s Golda Meir Library Conference Center will be hosting GIS Days. This year’s theme is “Empowering Communities Through GIS”. This year, the event is going to be a hybrid of in-person and online sessions.

On April 6th and 7th, virtual sessions will be available via Zoom. Topics include beginner map building, incorporating GIS into elementary school curriculum, and storytelling with maps. There will also be virtual meetups for those interested in various GIS-related topics. Several short talks will be held in person as well as a student poster session on April 8th.

Eva Reid, data manager for the Washington, DC Department of Health, will be the keynote speaker for the in-person portion of the event festivities. After noticing she was often the only woman in the departments she worked for, Reid started Eva Reid Consulting, an organization designed to coach women considering GIS and other STEM fields. Additionally, she served as adjunct associate professor at Northern Virginia Community College, teaching courses in geospatial studies.

The event is free, but registration is required, and space is limited. For more information or to register, check out the event page here: https://uwm.edu/gis-council/gisday/gisday-program/

UWM’s Center for Forensic Science Programs Works to Make Milwaukee Safer

Last month, Dr. Emily Middleton and forensics students Jana Plotkin and Lilly Perkins sat down for an interview with WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee’s NPR. Dr. Middleton heads the UWM Center for Forensic Science, which offers certificates in Death Investigation, Forensic Science,… Read More