A quest to build a celestial show around the voices and culture of American Indian tribes in Wisconsin turned into a journey of discovery for many of the UWM student and staff researchers. The show runs on Fridays through May 4 at the Manfred Olson Planetarium.
Kimberly Blaeser, a professor of creative writing and Native American literature at UWM, will lead the Waukesha/Milwaukee kickoff event for the National Endowment of the Arts Big Read initiative, “Wisconsin Reads ‘The Round House,’” on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at the Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St.
Kitonga Alexander touched the lives of Milwaukee students as a teacher, but he wanted to do more. So he formed a group that works with the Alma Center to reduce violence in the community. His work garnered him a “Positively Milwaukee” award.
It can be difficult to talk with children about race and racism, but it’s vital to do so, says Erin Winkler, associate professor of Africology and urban studies at UWM.
A UWM history alum is helping people find out if their ancestors may have been involved in some of history’s biggest events, the ones we read about in history books. He writes for Ancestry.com.
Miela Fetaw has already begun building a strong career in journalism even before graduation. Her experience as an immigrant helps make her determined to tell the stories of refugees and other immigrants.
From the New Zealand wahaika to the Aztec macuahuitl, weapons have been part of human culture across the globe and throughout history. An exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum explores that, and UWM students and alums were integral in creating it.
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, an internationally recognized expert on Martin Luther and a distinguished professor of history at UWM, has been in demand as a speaker during the Year of Luther.
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.