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Our Issues Milwaukee: Conversations on Race

Host Andrea Williams speaks with author and UW-Milwaukee Professor Emeritus Dr. Marc Levine about the sobering statistics involving incarceration rates in Wisconsin and the factors that influence them. View at CW18 Milwaukee.

Report: “Plumbing poverty” in Milwaukee

Milwaukee ranks third in the nation for residents without access to running water at home, according to a new report from Kings College London. The report found there are approximately 3,000 households in Milwaukee without plumbing — that means if… Read More

Project to test on-demand microtransit service wins NSF award

Yaidi Cancel Martinez along with UWM colleagues Lingqian (Ivy) Hu (Urban Planning), Robert Schneider (Urban Planning) and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission received a $1 Million National Science Foundation Civic Innovation Challenge award . Their project, “User-Centered Mobility Solutions… Read More

The State of Black Milwaukee in National Perspective: Racial Inequality in the Nation’s 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas. In 65 Charts and Tables.

In 65 charts and tables, this study examines how Black communities in the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas fare on measures such as residential segregation; income, poverty, and intergenerational economic mobility; employment and earnings; the racial composition of private-sector economic decision-makers; mass incarceration; educational attainment; school segregation; and health care outcomes.

The AALAM/UWMCED Index of African American Well-Being in the Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas

This report, prepared for the African American Leadership Alliance MKE (AALAM), presents an index of African American community well-being in Milwaukee and the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas.

Libraries Spotlight on UWM COVID-19 Research

As UWM’s faculty and staff adapted to the closure of campus at mid-semester and continued to teach courses online, they also persisted with their research, which for some became the COVID-19 pandemic itself.

Milwaukee’s Coronavirus Racial Divide: A Report on the Early Stages of COVID-19 Spread in Milwaukee County

Like many other densely populated urban areas, Milwaukee is experiencing a surge of reported COVID-19 cases. On March 12 there was only one confirmed case in Milwaukee County. By April 8 there were 1,425 confirmed cases and 67 deaths. Examining deaths and confirmed cases through April 8, this study finds that stark inequalities are emerging along racial and economic lines. Areas of the county that are predominantly African American are experiencing disproportionately high numbers of reported cases and concentrations of coronavirus clusters, while areas that are predominantly white and higher income are reporting fewer cases and very small numbers of virus clusters. Most important, African Americans who have contracted the virus are developing life-threatening complications at a rate much higher than whites.

Residents in Wisconsin Still Waiting for President Trump’s ‘Blue-Collar Boom’

“The controversial Foxconn project was supposed to generate 13,000 manufacturing jobs, but three years later, residents are not sure if the jobs will come.” – Corky Siemaszko

Water Needs Assessment: Pathways to Employment in a Water Centric City

The Water Needs Assessment examines current and future conditions of the water workforce in the Metro Milwaukee Area, focusing on employment opportunities provided by water-related agencies and industries for individuals from economically disadvantaged communities.

Think universities are making lots of money from inventions? Think again.

Some institutions are working to improve weak returns from licensing and patents.