Dave Clark, Danny Card, and Molly Kessler Featured in 2016 UWM Research Report

Congratulations to Dave Clark and graduate students Danny Card and Molly Kessler for being featured in the 2016 UWM Research Report.

Mary Clinkenbeard Featured in Highlight of UWM Graduate Student Research

Congratulations to Mary Clinkenbeard, Ph.D. student in Professional Writing, for being featured in this highlight of UWM graduate student research:

Meg Noodin and Pat Mayes Receive Research Growth Initiative Grant

Congratulations to Meg Noodin and Pat Mayes (co-PI) who received the Research Growth Initiative grant for their project “Ganawendamaw: Emerging Anishinaabe Environmental Ideologies.” Fifteen proposals were chosen for funding in the 2016-2017 Research Growth Initiative, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing… Read More

Shawna Lipton Successfully Defends Doctoral Thesis

Congratulations to Shawna Liptonwho successfully defended her doctoral dissertation “Queer Modernism and the Biographical Fallacy” this January. Shawna is receiving her doctoral degree in Literature and Cultural Theory. Her advisor was Jane Gallop and her committee members were Greg Jay,… Read More

Alumni Claudia Ramirez ’13 Accepted to Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Congrats to Creative Writing alumni Claudia Ramirez (2013) on admission to the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop! For more information about the workshop, visit

Phi Beta Kappa English Inductees, 2016

Congratulations to our undergraduate students who have been selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Elizabeth Ahnen
Esme Barniskis
Jack Ceschin
Leha Froats
Spero Lomenzo
Chelsea Moskow
Collin Oswald
Keane Schmidt
Samantha Smrz
Emylie Tonnacliff
Deborah Torbica
Robert Trettin

Election to membership as a senior requires a minimum GPA of 3.6, while election as a junior requires a minimum GPA of 3.8. In addition, students selected for membership must have satisfied Phi Beta Kappa distribution requirements in language, mathematics, humanities, social and natural sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa is a highly prestigious national honor; membership is recognized by graduate programs and employers as a mark of excellence.

The initiation ceremony and reception will be held in the UWM Union’s Wisconsin Room on Wednesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Please send an RSVP to if you plan to attend.

“Furrow” Open for Submissions

Furrow, a literary and arts journal published each spring by UW-Milwaukee, is accepting submissions from undergraduate students. We accept unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and comics from undergraduates at any college or university. Submitting is easy, and we offer $100… Read More

Brenda Cárdenas Invited to Present at 39th Annual Writers Week Conference

Brenda Cárdenas was invited to present a poetry reading with Q & A and interview at University of California at Riverside’s 39th Annual Writers Week Conference on February 2. Writers Week is the longest-running, free literary event in California and regularly… Read More

Dave Clark and Daniel Card Receive $50,000 NSF Grant

Congrats to Dave Clark and doctoral student Daniel Card, who recently received a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant for the NSF I-Corps program.

Creative Writing Students Publish “Cries for Justice: Poems for Dontre Hamilton.”

Congratulations to numerous creative writing students for the publication of “Cries for Justice: Poems for Dontre Hamilton.”  The chapbook features poems by UWM students Franklin K.R. Cline, Maria Peeples, Freesia McKee, and Peter Burzynski. The book is available through Art… Read More