Building a Diverse Workforce Through Internships

Dear Colleagues and Friends

The month of January was named for the Roman god Janus, known as the protector of gates and doorways, who symbolizes looking both forward and back. When I think of where we were one year ago, I am amazed by the rate of change and resiliency we have experienced. As we begin our spring semester next week, I eagerly anticipate building on our momentum of last fall.

Today, I share news about our expansion of internships to build workforce diversity, a study on why more Hispanics disproportionately died from COVID-19 early in the pandemic, how a group of students partnered with the Milwaukee Bucks to problem solve using big data, and the wonderful announcement that UWM, for a third consecutive time, has been named a top-tier R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Best regards,

Mark A. Mone, PhD

100 Students in Paid Internships to Help  Build Diverse Workforce

UWM received a $500,000 grant to place 100 students from underrepresented populations in paid internships with Milwaukee-area corporations over the next two years. Read more 

Why Did Hispanics Have Higher Burden of Death Early in Pandemic?

In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, statistics showed little evidence of a disproportionate number of deaths from COVID-19 among Hispanics compared to whites. Read more 

Tech Badge Program Teaches Students How to Solve Problems with Data, AI

A student challenge team sponsored by the Milwaukee Bucks looks at better ways to gather and share data about the basketball team. Read more 

UWM Again Receives Top-Tier Research Status

UWM has earned the highest rating for research from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for a third consecutive time.. Read more 

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