Communication student tackles dying’s difficult conversations

Death is a natural part of life, but people are often uncomfortable when it comes time to discuss the idea – especially with someone who is dying. Communication graduate student Mary Dantzler is studying ways to make it easier.

Student’s Russia study abroad reveals people beneath headlines

To really get to know a foreign culture, even one that is currently at odds with America, you really have to get to know the people. “You need to go out and experience it every day, by talking and laughing with people, getting to know what they think,” says UWM student Mackenzie Tubridy.

How do you talk to kids about race? UWM researcher offers advice

Racism remains a problem in America, despite hopes that the country was ready to leave that problem behind and become a “post-racial” society. But parents still are often using post-racial language in talking about race to young children. That, says Erin Winkler, is a mistake.