Researcher Studies Effectiveness of Substance Use Programs 

by Kathy Quirk Preventing substance abuse among teens is a continuing concern.  UWM researcher, Ai Bo, assistant professor of social work, has focused her research on how programs can be most effective, especially among Black, Hispanic and Native American adolescents. … Read more

Interconnected Factors Play Role in Exiting Sex Trade

By Kathy Quirk Why do women engage in street-level sex trading and how can they successfully transition out of it? How does policing impact them, both while involved in sex trading and exiting? Those were the challenging questions Daria Mueller, who… Read more

MPD Chief Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Criminal Justice alumnus (BS ’96) and Milwaukee Police Department Chief Jeffrey Norman received the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the UW-Milwaukee Alumni Association on Feb. 24, 2023. The award honors mid-career UWM graduates who have had a significant impact… Read more

Alum Works to Help Refugees Find New Life in Wisconsin

By Kathy QuirkPhoto by Erin Bloodgood Rebekah Davis has met interesting people from all over the world, learning about their lives, perspectives and culture. It’s all part of her job helping refugees resettle in Wisconsin. Davis, who earned her master’s… Read more

Recognition Ceremony Celebrates Graduating Social Welfare Students

Dean Freiburger recognized social work and criminal justice graduating students on Saturday, Dec. 17, at a campus event. The Helen Bader School’s faculty, staff, and students’ families and friends gathered to celebrate and socialize at the UW-Milwaukee Golda Meir Library…. Read more