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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.

UWM Students help Associate Professor Christine Evans with research for Washington Post article

Students from UWM and Notre Dame helped conduct research for a recent article in the Washington Post “Monkey Cage” blog, written by UWM associate professor of History Christine Evans and Notre Dame political scientist Susanne Wengle. The UWM students included are Alexandra Stott, who graduated and is on her way to U of Indiana pursuing an MA program, Ravil Ashirov, and Blake Lilek.

Perspective | Long before Sterling Brown’s arrest, Milwaukee struggled with a policing problem

Will Tchakirides, a PhD candidate in history at UWM talks about Sterling Brown’s arrest and the use of overpolicing by the Milwaukee Police Department throughout the city in his latest article on The Washington Post.