The Nobel Prize-winning quest to discover gravitational waves is changing astronomy by giving scientists the most comprehensive tools yet for exploring the universe.
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Chia Youyee Vang’s own refugee experience sparked her passion to explore the lives of Hmong people worldwide. Her work offers lessons on how to help newer refugee groups.
Wilkistar Otieno helps companies get the most out of what they make, developing a scientific model that advises industries and their customers when a remanufactured product is better than a new one.
A UWM study asks how researchers should approach an era of unprecedented information about people’s private lives.
UWM’s new Connected Systems Institute is partnering with Fortune 500 companies to prepare for the next industrial revolution. Their work and training will transform how business is done.
Neuroscientist Karyn Frick is unraveling the complex reasons why women are far more likely than men to suffer memory loss as they age. She’s also seeking ways to prevent it.
A comprehensive map of the underwater habitat may hold the key to revitalizing fish populations in Milwaukee’s inner harbor.
Tina Freiburger has found evidence of racial disparities in Milwaukee County judicial decisions. She wants to make courts more effective while ensuring that everyone is treated equally.
The possibilities of virtual reality extend far beyond games. UWM’s Immersive Media Lab explores how this exciting technology could change the way we learn.
UWM physicists make it possible to create three dimensional movies featuring the smallest machines of life, with the algorithms used in Nobel Prize-winning research.
The Check-In/Check-Out program is a popular method schools use to help students with mild problem behaviors. Educational psychologist David Klingbeil is trying to improve it.
UWM researcher Erin Winkler knows it’s difficult to speak with children about race and racism, but she says it’s vital we do so.
Marketing professor Laura Peracchio studies success stories like Hunger Task Force’s Mobile Market, which provides better access to nutritious food for impoverished people.
Palliative care is scarce in Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu’s home country, and it often falls to young women, perpetuating illiteracy and poverty. She wants to break that cycle.
Spotlight : Energy
UWM scientists are creating more powerful and longer-lasting batteries that can be used in everything from electronics to electric cars.
The same high wind gusts that produce power can crack wind turbines’ giant blades. Ryo Amano has found a way to get the blades to heal themselves.
Spotlight : Health and Wellness
UWM kinesiology researchers find increased physical activity and better concentration among students who use standing desks.
Professor Roger O. Smith’s commitment mirrors that of UWM’s occupational therapy program, which is marking its 100th year.
New research done at UWM shows E. coli in sand may not be a sign of sewage-polluted runoff, and health officials may be closing some beaches unnecessarily.
Students in UWM’s App Brewery worked with doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop an app that helps guide doctors during brain surgery. The app is being tested at hospitals nationwide.
Children with Williams syndrome often struggle with anxiety and fear. New research done at UWM shows treating objects of fear with humor can help children overcome their phobias.
UWM offers students unique opportunities to do research as early as the summer before their freshman year. Meet some of the outstanding undergraduates whose work is making a difference now.
UWM geography student Erica Gerloski records where birds die on campus, providing information that other researchers are using to reduce bird collisions with buildings.
S. Scott Graham looks at the challenges faced by doctors in treating chronic pain.
Nan Kim explores how public memory of unresolved war trauma figures into Korean peace efforts.
This new work features poems from Susan Firer, the city of Milwaukee’s poet laureate from 2008 to 2010.
Christine E. Evans traces the progression of Soviet TV programming from the relative freedom of post-Stalinism into the dawn of Gorbachev’s perestroika.
Jonathan O. Wipplinger explores the role jazz had in Germany’s first democracy.