Over and over in his long UWM career, Ron Perez was asked to accomplish necessary tasks that weren’t always glamorous, yet he dove in with enthusiasm, relished his colleagues and never said no. Perez, dean of the Zilber School of Public Health, passed away on Dec. 16 after several months of illness. He was 59.
Fifty-seven scientists at UWM are listed in a ranking of the top 2% of scientists in the world in a study by Stanford University.
Richard Thomas, director of the UWM Student Union, has won the Central Region Mentor Award from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.
UWM’s Women Leaders Conference has always focused on empowering women. This year, the organization, based in the School of Continuing Education, is continuing that theme virtually with two presenters who symbolize women’s activism and leadership.
UWM will honor employees who have served the university over the years at the annual Length of Service awards ceremony Dec. 9 at noon. This year’s event, like many other celebrations during the pandemic, will be virtual.
The Wm. Collins Kohler Foundation has committed $3 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to create an endowed professorship known as the Wm. Collins Kohler Chair in Systems Change & Peacebuilding.
The UWM Student Union used to be the busiest spot on campus. But with coronavirus protocols in place, it’s a quieter and less busy, with new rules about getting food and hanging out.
Wearing a mask at the grocery store has become our new normal, but exercising in one can be a different story. Still, students visiting UWM’s Klotsche Center have adapted to the change.
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has given the UWM Foundation a $980,000 grant to increase diversity among faculty members and graduate students. This grant is designated for the benefit of the College of Letters & Science at UWM.
Athletes are used to facing challenges. For them, COVID-19 is another opponent to defeat.