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A genetic look at autism

Christopher Quinn and his lab team are opening a window into basic information about root causes of the neurological and developmental disorder.

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A bright idea

Two UWM researchers collaborate in search of breakthroughs for using light to transmit data, which has vast implications for technology.

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Fair housing now!

Derek Handley is studying rhetorical strategies that African American communities used in response to urban renewal in the 1950s and ’60s.

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The joy of astronomy’s new toy

UWM Professor and LIGO Scientific Collaboration spokesman Patrick Brady discusses what we’ve learned from gravitational waves and what lies ahead.

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Cultural care

A team led by Associate Professor of Nursing Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu is working to provide more and better support for Native American women after the trauma of sexual violence.

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Making a splash

UWM researchers are developing innovative ways to filter contaminants from water, including insidious “forever pollutants.”

Spotlight: Coronavirus

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Flying under ominous economic skies

To predict how the COVID-19 pandemic may ultimately affect the airline industry’s bottom line, James Peoples studied how the 2013 SARS outbreak affected airlines in the Asia-Pacific region.


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A design solution for vacant storefronts

Alex Timmer says an architect’s role doesn’t stop at designing buildings. He’s creating modular furniture to serve as infrastructure in vacant storefronts.

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Purposeful movements

UWM dance students create performances on site in communities based on their experiences and research of the neighborhood and residents.

Student Research

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By the Numbers

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World-class, public-impact research

Academic, governmental and industry leaders know they can count on UWM for cutting-edge, life-changing work across a broad spectrum of fields.


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Chancellor’s Welcome

Chancellor Mark Mone invites you to learn about how UWM’s faculty members, staff and students make a positive impact through world-class research.