UWM students help prepare seniors’ homes for winter

Members of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee community took part Saturday in fall Make a Difference Day. A collaboration with Interfaith Older Adult Programs, the event saw volunteers matched with seniors to help prepare their homes for winter. Though UWM has been a long-time participant, this year was first that the university served as lead organizer […]

UWM helps ramp up mental health services for traumatized children

The Institute for Child and Family Well-being will provide training to mental health clinicians to make evidence-based mental health practices more widely available in Milwaukee and Racine counties to children who have experienced trauma. Funding for the five-year project is provided by a $1.8 million grant awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families […]

UWM to host talk on affordable housing crisis

Housing will be the topic of the Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit on Thursday, Nov. 16, presented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Urban Studies Programs. This year’s topic is “Far from the American Dream: Milwaukee’s Fair and Affordable Housing Crisis.” A panel of civic and community leaders will examine the issues driving the […]

Mobile market brings fresh food to campus on Thursday

The Fresh Picks Mobile Market will be at the corner of Kenwood Blvd. and Maryland Ave. from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, providing an array of fresh and healthy food. A partnership between Pick ‘n Save stores and Hunger Task Force, the Mobile Market features fast-and-easy fresh foods at low prices – everything […]

Engineering, nursing ‘hackathon’ explores solutions to health care issues

A National Science Foundation grant is helping UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science work with other disciplines on campus to bring more women and underrepresented groups into innovation. In January, UWM became one of eight National Science Foundation I-Corps sites to receive $30,000 to promote inclusion of underrepresented populations in the National Innovation Network. […]