Neal Korfhage is one of perhaps 10 university glassblowers in the country, repairing and creating important tools for chemists, physicists and biologists.
The repository of Luxembourg American history is located, curiously enough, in Belgium, a small town 35 miles north of Milwaukee.
UWM students spent six weeks unearthing a Wisconsin site where the Oneota lived some 1,000 years ago. It’s a chance to both practice science and learn how to be archaeologists.
Emily Topczewski’s “We the Voters” project takes her across the country, talking to people in towns small and large, red and blue, about what most concerns them.
That shelf of cookbooks in your kitchen might actually be a library of political declarations in disguise. In fact, said UWM political science professor Kennan Ferguson, even a collection recipes from church friends makes a political statement about in-groups and community identity.
In Kenya, a country where one in four people lacks access to electricity, charcoal is a staple fuel source. It’s light, small, easy to store, burns longer and hotter than wood, and is nearly smokeless. It’s also speeding up the country’s deforestation.
As the world rushed online to virtual meeting spaces during the coronavirus pandemic, two UWM graduate students began to wonder: How do group conflicts manifest online versus in person? How should group leaders manage those problems?
UWM alumna Mia Phifer is helping the museum navigate the challenges of operating a museum amid a pandemic and the national conversation about racial justice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
Chris Cantwell and his UWM history students are building the COVID-19 MKE archive, an online repository that is documenting history as it’s happening, collecting submission from metro Milwaukee giving glimpses of life in quarantine.
People who travel to developing nations to try to do good oftentimes have the opposite effect, according to research by UWM international studies major Emily Crain-Castle.