Victory gardens sprouted on what is now the UWM campus during World Wars I and II, flourishing on the field where Engelmann Stadium now stands. This spring, university gardens are again helping out in a crisis.
The Office of Undergraduate Research named Dawn Erb, associate professor of physics, the 2020 Research Mentor of the Year.
UWM employees who have to be on campus during the coronavirus pandemic are protecting those around them, thanks to the efforts of a volunteer group of mask makers who have donated more than 500 cloth face coverings. Another 500 masks are in the works.
In recent weeks, the workers that we sometimes take for granted have gone above and beyond. Even as the coronavirus outbreak began to explode, workers were deep-cleaning buildings and trying to keep offices and common areas as clean as possible.
Pandemic-triggered shutdowns and the move to online classes campuswide put students who didn’t have a working laptop and couldn’t afford a new one in a bind. That’s when UWM staff leapt into action.
UWM faculty, researchers and staff have come together to support emergency health care workers and first responders by donating their personal protective equipment.
Every Thursday for the last 11 years, John Lynch, former associate dean and associate professor in the College of Health Sciences, can be found volunteering at Friedens Food Pantries. This year, his efforts were recognized with the Hope House Peace Builder Award.
In normal times, University Housing staff has two months or more to prepare for the controlled chaos of thousands of students moving home for the summer. Coronavirus changed all that.
Three programs may be able to help relieve financial hardship that many UWM students are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is working quickly to help instructors move classes online before students return virtually March 30.