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MA History Student Jordan Stewart, co-owner of Pig Tailz MKE, won the Milwaukee Taco Fest this summer

Jordan Stewart’s food cart, Pig Tailz MKE, won the Milwaukee Taco Fest this summer! Congratulations! Pig Tailz MKE is a food cart/catering company serving tacos, pitas, nachos and unique sandwiches to Milwaukee and the surrounding area.

History Alumnus: Michael Aldana

Alumnus Michael Aldana has been appointed managing partner of Milwaukee’s second-largest law firm Quarles & Brady LLP.

How Wisconsin is trying to head off a major worker shortage

PBS News Hour Economics Correspondent, Paul Solman, reports on the labor shortage in Wisconsin and what employers are doing to fill needed positions. Solman interviews UWM Department of History Professor Emeritus Marc Levine.

Professor Vang on Hmong family tradition of growing and selling food

UWM History Professor and Director of Hmong Diaspora Studies Chia Vang discusses the tradition of growing and selling food at local farmers markets within Hmong families in a recent article by the Journal Sentinel. Read about this tradition and more… Read More

Associate Professor Aims McGuinness quoted in article on Turner Hall’s murals

History Associate Professor Aims McGuinness was quoted in a recent article in OnMilwaukee about the murals at Turner Hall as Mike Eitel prepares the Turner Hall restaurant space into it’s new life as Tavern at Turner Hall.

Nan Kim, Peace Advocate

Associate Professor Nan Kim shows her support for the struggle of the people of Okinawa to demilitarize the Okinawan islands and to live in peace in an article on the blog Consortiumnews.com.

Alumna Monica Drake

UWM Alumna Monica Drake (Art History, BA; Public History and Museum Studies, MA) is the new operations manager for Pinellas County’s Heritage Village, a 21-acre living history museum.

Cantwell: Religion Off the Cuff

Assistant Professor of History Christopher D Cantwell, along with PhD student Catherine Abbott, author the article, “Religion Off the Cuff.” The article concerns a new project entitled “Gathering Places: Religion and Community in Milwaukee.”

Professor Carolyn Eichner interviewed by French Newspaper Mediapart

An interview with Professor Carolyn Eichner (History) is the lead story in the French newspaper Mediapart. It is the fourth part in their series “The Colonial Project in New Caledonia,” on the upcoming referendum on New Caledonia’s independence from France.

Distinguished Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks recently quoted in New York Times

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Distinguished Professor of History and President of the World History Association, was recently quoted in the New York Times on changes to the A.P. History examination.