Political scientist Sara Benesh examines how and why Supreme Court justices step into the public eye, from Sesame Street to commencement addresses.
Colleen Janczewski combs through the records of 7,000 children referred to the state’s Child Protective Services to identify the families most in need of help.
Maria Haigh and Wonchan Choi are developing better ways to spot and expose bogus news by exploring fact-checking methods in the United States, Korea and Ukraine.
Students and faculty record the stories of Milwaukee congregations on a new website.
Performance artist Portia Cobb tells the story of freed slaves who lived on one of South Carolina’s Sea Islands.
Methods borrowed from meteorologists could help doctors more accurately predict ruptures in weak blood vessels.
Spiders may be smarter than you think. Black widows make mental maps of their webs to help them find food.
Fascinated by his childhood aquarium, Mike Pauers has devoted himself to documenting new varieties of the popular ornamental fish called Labeotropheus.
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.
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.
Modern-day students come from many types of cultural backgrounds. UWM and Milwaukee Public Schools are teaming up to help teachers respect those cultures while promoting academics and overall well-being.
The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study will follow more than 10,000 children across the country, providing valuable information on helping young people become successful adults.
American voters who are both religious and scientifically literate don’t fit today’s political narrative, making their decisions hard to predict.
Junhong Chen’s work is among the top 1 percent of most-cited research papers in the materials science field over the past 11 years.
The fossils from a forest on Earth’s coldest continent are older than the dinosaurs and offer clues on the effects of greenhouse gases and climate change.
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.
Ornithologists Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham are exploring the connection between infidelity and disease resistance.
UWM’s Whitney Moon researches the advantages that inflatable structures have over brick-and-mortar buildings, including cost and portability.
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.
Marketing professor Laura Peracchio studies success stories like Hunger Task Force’s Mobile Market, which provides better access to nutritious food for impoverished people.