UWM launches mandatory COVID-19 testing of students in residence halls

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is requiring testing for COVID-19 for all students who live in UWM residence halls in an effort to manage infections through early identification, contact tracing and quarantine. Campus health officials began administering antigen testing to a small cohort of students in August. That will be scaled up and moved to the […]

Regents approve bachelor’s program for UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences

A pioneer in water-focused research and the largest institution of its kind on the Great Lakes, the School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee will offer its first undergraduate program beginning in Fall 2021. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved the university’s proposal for a bachelor’s program in freshwater sciences on Thursday, Aug. […]

UWM to hold virtual commencement on Aug. 16

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will award more than 3,400 degrees in a virtual ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 16. The ceremony will go live on YouTube at 10 a.m. Aug. 16. At that time, the link will become available on UWM’s graduation page. The ceremony for Spring 2020 graduates had been postponed from May to October, […]

UWM reports high donor support, focuses on student success

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced its second-highest fundraising year in the history of the university. Between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, nearly 6,000 donors gave $35.2 million to the UWM Foundation, which supports UWM. In 2018, the university raised $38.6 million. “I am thrilled to announce this good news,” UWM Chancellor Mark Mone […]

UW-Milwaukee updated statement on social media post by UWM lecturer

Betsy Schoeller, a senior lecturer at UWM, made comments via her personal Facebook page that are beyond thoughtless. They are repugnant and terribly at odds with UWM’s values. UWM in no way condones Ms. Schoeller’s comments, and we understand and empathize with the outrage and concerns we are hearing. The murder of Army Specialist Vanessa […]

Researchers create a tool for accurate assessment of gestational age

Knowing the gestational age of a baby is key for optimal pregnancy management and in order to know whether birth is premature or not. This is important for pregnant women and their babies, as preterm birth is a major global health challenge and the leading cause of death in children under 5 years old. However, […]