Actor Willem Dafoe talks to theater and film students at UW-Milwaukee

Acclaimed actor and director Willem Dafoe talks about his career and craft during an interview and Q&A with students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on May 21, 2022. The arts “humanize us,” Dafoe says. “They allow us a way to think about how the world can be better. When we watch films, we learn how […]

Actor and Alum Willem Dafoe Speaks at UW-Milwaukee Commencement

Four-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe gives the commencement address to graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on May 22, 2022. Before his speech, Dafoe was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the university, where he studied theater in the 1970s. “Be at peace with yourself, find what you love and practice it […]

They Understood the Assignment: UWM Graduation TikTok Edition 2022

Get ready to skip to the good part! Congratulations, Class of 2022, and thanks for showing us how to graduate. #uwmgrad Thank you to our cast of graduates and guests, in order of appearance: Mark Mone, UW-Milwaukee chancellor Pounce, mascot MacKenzie Kressin, BFA Film Deng Xiong, BFA Film Roshan Tariq, BS Information Science & Technology […]

UW-Milwaukee May 2021 Commencement

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee celebrated the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement on May 16, 2021. The ceremony included a keynote address by UWM alum Darian Dixon, a spacecraft operations engineer for the Mars Perseverance rover, as well as remarks by UWM Chancellor Mark A. Mone, student speakers and the conferral of more than […]

UWM’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center presents ‘Project Pitch It’

TV show “Project Pitch It” is presented by UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center in 2021. Each week, entrepreneurs pitch their businesses or products to business moguls Joanne Sabir, Peg Ann, David Gruber and Jerry Jendusa. Every entrepreneur receives one of three awards. The Jendusa Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Award offers workshops, programming and support services including investment […]

UWM’s Ava Udvadia wins UW System Regent Scholar Award

Ava Udvadia, UWM associate professor of biological sciences, discusses her research into how some animals, such as fish, can regenerate their nerve cells, something that humans can’t do. She also talks about how student researchers are a vital part of her work. Udvadia has been named by the University of Wisconsin System as one of […]

Tour the UWM COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

UWM College of Nursing Dean Kim Litwack gives a guided tour through the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the UWM Student Union at UW-Milwaukee. You’ll learn where to go on campus to get your COVID-19 vaccine and what the vaccination process is like from start to finish. UWM strongly encourages faculty, staff and students to get […]

UW-Milwaukee December 2020 Commencement

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee celebrated the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement on Dec. 20, 2020. The ceremony included student speakers, a keynote address by Dr. Michele Bria, CEO of Journey House, remarks by UWM Chancellor Mark A. Mone and the conferral of more than 1,800 degrees. Each graduate was invited to submit a […]

Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge Lighted to Celebrate the UWM Class of 2020

Milwaukee’s iconic Hoan Bridge beamed gold to commend the UWM Class of 2020. Light the Hoan, an organization dedicated to celebrating all things Milwaukee, and UWM’s media team captured the Panther Gold light show ahead of UWM’s December virtual commencement. The Light the Hoan project is more than just lights on a bridge, said Michael […]