Car and writer: Journalism grad lands a job at storied auto magazine
The grandson of a Corvette engineer, UWM JAMS alum Jack Fitzgerald landed his dream job: Working for Car and Driver magazine.
How Southern tourism has rewritten American slavery history
Tourists by the millions visit the South every year, but what they often get is a whitewashed version of history. UWM’s Shevaun Watson explores that intersection of public memory and cultural heritage.
UWM at Waukesha celebrates literacy and the arts at Southeastern Wisconsin Festival of Books
How stories about gun violence affect daily life and an examination of Native American experiences through poetry are among the featured discussion topics at the 13th annual Southeastern Wisconsin Festival of Books.
Clayborn Benson: An alum, and student again, who is immersed in learning history
You can never learn enough about what history has to teach you. That’s why 73-year-old history graduate student Clayborn Benson, who leads the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum, is still educating himself and others.
Philosopher’s work helps detangle the nature of honesty
Peter van Elswyk, associate professor of philosophy at UWM, recently received a grant from the Honesty Project to define what honesty is in the context of conversation.
A look back at the popularity of Pong and rise of video games
Fifty years after the debut of Pong ushered in a revolution in American culture, UWM Professor Michael Newman talks about its enduring impact, on this episode of Curious Campus.
Bears baseball: A look back at the Negro Leagues in Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Bears played only one season, but their history provides an insight into America’s history involving race. Learn more on this episode of Curious Campus.
Celebrating the holidays in a tapestry of traditions
On this episode of Curious Campus, UWM’s new podcast about science, discovery and culture, two folklore experts talk about the origins of some of our holiday traditions.
Grad student studies history and racism through the lens of baseball
The Milwaukee Bears played only one season, but the story of the Negro League team is a good way to study and discuss America’s complex history involving race.
UWM student organization helps make Japanese art exhibit more accessible
Students who belong to the UWM Japanese Cultural Association helped create an audio guide with interpretations of art that was part of an exhibit at a gallery owned by UWM alum Jan Serr and her husband, John Shannon.