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Justice for all

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.

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Menopause on Your Mind

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.

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An Immigrant’s Journey

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.

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How Math Makes Movies of Molecules

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.

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The Next Wave of Discovery

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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A Map to Recovery

A comprehensive map of the underwater habitat may hold the key to revitalizing fish populations in Milwaukee’s inner harbor.

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Renewable Horizons

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.

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Stoking an Industrial Revolution

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.

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Virtually Limitless

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.

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The Ethics of Big Data

A UWM study asks how researchers should approach an era of unprecedented information about people’s private lives.


Frontiers

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Blowing up buildings

UWM’s Whitney Moon researches the advantages that inflatable structures have over brick-and-mortar buildings, including cost and portability.

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Getting food to where it is needed most

Marketing professor Laura Peracchio studies success stories like Hunger Task Force’s Mobile Market, which provides better access to nutritious food for impoverished people.

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Perched on an aquaculture breakthrough

The days when Lake Michigan teemed with yellow perch are gone, but UWM’s aquaculture efforts are restoring the species. The work could reduce a U.S. seafood trade deficit that’s reached $14 billion.


Spotlight : Energy

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Energizing the future of batteries

UWM scientists are creating more powerful and longer-lasting batteries that can be used in everything from electronics to electric cars.


Spotlight : Health and Wellness

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Making anything possible

Professor Roger O. Smith’s commitment mirrors that of UWM’s occupational therapy program, which is marking its 100th year.


Graduate Research

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A dose of humor for treating fears

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.

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A doctorate earned from afar in Oman

Amal Ali Al-Ghassani’s research shows frequent visits from family members and home health workers are critical in a country lacking nursing homes. Her work was inspired by her father-in-law’s experience with stroke.

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Exercise and the telltale heart

Graduate student David Cornell is looking for ways to prevent deaths from sudden heart attacks after intense activity. His work could help professional athletes, firefighters and others.


Undergraduate Research

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An immediate impact

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.

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When data is for the birds

UWM geography student Erica Gerloski records where birds die on campus, providing information that other researchers are using to reduce bird collisions with buildings.


Books

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The Transit of Venus

This new work features poems from Susan Firer, the city of Milwaukee’s poet laureate from 2008 to 2010.

By the Numbers

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Chancellor Mark A. Mone

Chancellor’s welcome

Chancellor Mark Mone invites you to discover how UWM research is expanding what we know.