History alumna becomes an Art Guardian

If you want to make her day, ask Katie Steffan about her box work. She’s a self-taught archival box constructor and proud of it. Steffan is one of an eight-person team working at Guardian, which opened on W. St. Paul Avenue in 2017. Her education was well-suited to the task; Steffan graduated from UWM in 2015 with her Master’s in Public History and a certificate in Museum Studies. She completed internships at the Milwaukee Public Museum and met Guardian founder Shannon when she took an internship cataloging his personal collection, a treasure-trove of roughly 5,000 pieces of art.

UWM Researcher Who Studies Hmong Refugees was a Child Refugee Herself

Professor Chia Youyee Vang, a child refugee herself, now studies Hmong refugees all over the world. Vang is one of the world’s leading experts on Hmong refugees. She is also one of the first of Hmong descent to have become a full professor at a major research university.

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, April 23, 2018; 3:30 pm. Greene Hall

The Department of History welcomes Alexis J. Peri, PhD, from Boston University, for the 2nd Annual Jere D. McGaffey Lecture Series which will discuss materials from her recently published book, The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad (Harvard University Press, 2017)

Department of History hosts Prof. Mary Sarah Bilder

Monday, April 3, 2017 – 3:30pm
1st Annual Jere D. McGaffey Lecture
Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention
Mary Sarah Bilder, JD, PhD, Boston College Law School
Greene Hall 148, 3347 N. Downer Ave., UWM Campus