Previous Issues

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Protecting children using data science

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.

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The battle against fake news

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.

A researcher sits on a boat in Lake Malawi in Africa.

Cataloging the aquarium

Fascinated by his childhood aquarium, Mike Pauers has devoted himself to documenting new varieties of the popular ornamental fish called Labeotropheus.

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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.

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Teaching culturally diverse classrooms

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.

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Brain reaction

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.

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A forest frozen in time

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.

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Comfort for the dying in Malawi

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.

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The secret lives of birds

Ornithologists Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham are exploring the connection between infidelity and disease resistance.

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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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Checking in on school behavior

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.

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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.