Current Issue

Image shows the hands of women in conversation.

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.

Patrick Brady shows off a model of LIGO

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.

Photo illustration of a chromosome

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.

Photo illustration of two cell phones.

A bright idea

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

A rally outside a church Milwaukee in the 1960s.

Fair housing now!

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

Two UWM researchers standing in river

Making a splash

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

Previous Issues

Hands being washed with soap

Taking a clean look

When the FDA banned 19 antibacterial additives from over-the-counter hand soaps, UWM researcher Hongbo Ma took a look at some of the replacements. What she found: Some of the new chemicals were more toxic than the ones they replaced.

Photo illustration of Tibetan singing bowl against a background of sound waves

A sound equation

Using instruments and algorithms, Georg Essl creates sounds in ways that might stretch the imagination.

A young girl climbs steps at a mobility lab

An early diagnosis

Researchers are helping parents and children learn more about hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare disease that causes joint pain and fatigue.

Going mobile

Jie Yu and her team are developing a public transit app for UWM students that bundles multiple public and private modes of transportation.

Person with face in hands against a background of falling dominoes

Seeing the warning signs

To improve treatment for PTSD, Christine Larson is researching better ways to identify and respond to risk factors of PTSD.

Bee visiting a purple flower

Where the bees are

Jeffrey Karron tracks pollinator activity and observes plant reproduction strategies, including the intricacies of cross-pollination.

Books and other school supplies, with a hand writing 'apple mela' on a notecard

The language of learning

Research shows that teachers can build on their bilingual students’ first language to improve their overall educational progress.

Urban planning associate professor Kirk Harris against gradient background

Giving voice

Kirk Harris’ study was conducted in Chicago, but the professor says its findings can contribute to building safe and healthy communities everywhere.

Man holding up his hand with a robotic exoskeleton

Rehab with robots

UWM researchers are designing exoskeletons and artificial intelligence to help patients regain their former mobility.

Close-up of daphnia or small zooplankton

Tiny changes, big impact

As nanoparticles grow ever more common, Rebecca Klaper plays a key role in exploring ways to keep them from harming our freshwater ecosystems.

A hand strumming a guitar

String theory

Rene Izquierdo has built a world-renowned guitar program at UWM and saved some bygone music of his Cuban homeland from being lost to history.