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Outstanding achievement by Professor Callanan!

UWM English Professor Liam Callanan’s novel, Paris by the Book, was selected an outstanding book by an author with a Wisconsin connection by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee. Congratulations, Liam!

Furrow wins National Program Directors’ Prize for Content from AWP

Furrow, the undergraduate literary magazine sponsored by the Department of English at UWM, has won the National Program Directors’ Prize for Content from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. This is a high honor indeed.

Dr. Chia Youyee Vang discusses her new book at Concordia University, St. Paul

Chia Youyee Vang has just published, “Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War.” The book is written from the perspectives of the Hmong Pilots themselves, who reached out to Chia to help them tell these stories that have long been kept secret.

UWM professors and community partner collect ‘forgotten’ stories of gun violence

UWM colleagues Leslie Harris and Erin Parcell, associate professors in Communication, and Portia Cobb, associate professor in Film, have teamed up with Debra Gillispie, founder of Mothers Against Gun Violence, to launch the Gun Violence Project.

Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour Attends Congressional Briefings in Washington, D.C.

Associate Professor, Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, was invited by CODEPINK: Women for Peace to attend and participate at Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill March 11, 2019.

TIS Student Wanis Shalaby Featured in CBS Sports Video

Congratulations to UWM Translation and Interpreting Studies student, Wanis Shalaby, Principal at Salam School in Milwaukee! His students at Salam School have been highlighted in a video by CBS Sports.

Fulbright Scholar Heads Back to Africa

When Allison Kotowicz arrived in Tanzania for an undergraduate study abroad, she felt like she had found her home. Today, Kotowicz is an anthropology PhD student and she’ll be returning to her adopted home in August as a Fulbright-Hays doctoral dissertation research abroad fellow to continue her research into Tanzania’s conservation, tourism, and development.

Marnie Lawler McDonough Examines Demagogic Rhetoric

Before arriving at UWM, Marnie Lawler McDonough enjoyed a career as a corporate communications and marketing executive in New York. That led to her research interest as a communication doctoral candidate – the rhetoric of organizational leadership, especially speech that’s manipulative, deceptive or violates norms.

The Orange Story recieves Honorable Mention for Outstanding Public History Project Award

The Orange Story has just been announced as the 2019 NCPH Outstanding Public History Project Award, Honorable Mention. Congratulations to Jasmine A Alinder and Patrick Hall on the success of this amazing project!

Once a nervous nontraditional student, UWM grad now a prizewinning author

For Claire Davis, the smaller campus of what’s now UWM at Waukesha eased her return to college. It set her on a path to becoming a published author and teacher of creative writing.