Merry Wiesner-Hanks, UW-Milwaukee distinguished professor of history, appears in “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World,” premiering nationwide on PBS on Sept. 12 (in Milwaukee, at 7 p.m. on Milwaukee Public Television). Wiesner-Hanks is an internationally recognized scholar of early modern Europe, especially issues of gender and the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. She has […]
Video games emerged in the early 1970s and soon made a huge impact on American life. A new book by Michael Z. Newman, associate professor of JAMS at UWM, chronicles that time.
After Linh Pham scored 11 quick interviews but didn’t get a job offer, “I felt like it was the end of the world,” she said. But she persisted.
For James Flores, a college education isn’t something that benefits only himself: “I have moral obligation to spread what I’ve learned at UWM and positively affect my community.”
David DiValerio’s research reveals a side of Tibetan Buddhism that most westerners will find surprising.
UWM alum Ashley Glassburn Falzetti (MA, philosophy, 2006), has been named a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Falzetti, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Eastern Michigan University, was one of 10 young faculty leaders named by the foundation. Falzetti will receive a 12-month award of […]
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee History Department has been selected to participate in the American Historical Association’s 2017-’18 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institutes. Participation in this Institute will make the history department eligible to apply for an award that will subsidize support for one doctoral student as a Career Diversity Graduate Fellow during 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. […]
Television advertisements showing sad-faced, hungry children may seem cliché, but they’re probably an effective way for charities to attract new donors. That’s one takeaway from a new study conducted by Xiaoxia Cao, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies (JAMS). Cao looked at whether images of happy or sad people […]
Krista Grensavitch’s UWM class drew upon groundbreaking Judy Chicago work of art to research and celebrate trailblazing women.
Historian Mary Sarah Bilder will discuss the late President James Madison’s account of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in UWM’s inaugural Jere D. McGaffey Lecture in history.