1. New UW-Milwaukee master’s degree prepares students to become registered dietitians

    Photo of Lori Klos (left), associate professor, and Stephanie Send, clinical assistant professor (right), celebrating with the first cohort of students in the new MPH Nutrition and Dietetics program at UWM: Delaney Ortiz (from left of Klos), Cianna Colon, Erica Brincka, David Jakubek and Zachary Long. Not pictured is Lora Taylor de Oliveira, clinical associate professor. (UWM Photo/ Elora Hennessey)

    This fall, UW-Milwaukee (UWM) is offering a brand-new master’s of public health (MPH) degree track in nutrition and dietetics that will prepare graduates to be eligible to take the exam needed to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). It is one of only two master’s programs in dietetics available in the Milwaukee area. Effective January 2024, […]

  2. UWM research: Citizen scientists can now also use their brains to help find new pulsars

    Photo of UWM pulsar researchers

    Citizen scientists have provided important help to astronomers exploring the heavens, and now they are invited to take a more hands-on role. In their efforts to scour the universe for evidence of gravitational waves, scientists have enlisted the help of 15,000 volunteers who donated their private computers’ downtime in a citizen-science project called Einstein@Home. Begun by […]

  3. UWM and Medical College team up to give students opportunities to pursue cancer research careers

    Photo of the 2022-23 cohort of the MCW Cancer Center and UWM Undergraduate Research Program included Molly Adams, Lauren Banaag, Alexia Castillo, Zechariah Cummings, Chad Darnell, Evelyn Doan, Ranjak Joshi, Rachel Kuehn, Ryan Lauer, Suha Malik, Eman Muhammad, Han Nguyen, Florin Saitis and Jenzy Walugembe. Also pictured are Kyla Esguerra (far left), UWM director of undergraduate research; Michele Battle (third from left), professor of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at MCW; and MCW Cancer Center director Gustavo Leone (right). (Photo courtesy of Kyla Esguerra)

    A new partnership between UW-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center is paving the way for undergraduate students to gain experience on the frontlines of cancer research. The MCW Cancer Center and UWM Undergraduate Research Program wrapped up its inaugural year as students in the program finished their summer research in the MCW Cancer […]

  4. What’s in a name? For craft beers, it matters

    Photo of Stanislav Dobrev, professor of organizations and strategic management in the UWM Lubar College of Business, showing some examples of craft beer names. Positive names include Sunny Little Thing and Happy Place. More negative or quirky names are Voodoo Ranger and Deadhead. The latter duo had better online reviews, according to Dobrev's study, because they were perceived as more authentic. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Pathological Lager. Tactical Nuclear Penguin. On the Wings of Armageddon. Breakout bands touring this summer? No. These are just some of the thousands of clever, weird and edgy names of craft beers, which continue to grow in popularity throughout the United States. There were 539 American craft breweries in 1994. In 2022, the count stood […]

  5. Award-winning UWM undergraduate researchers get a head start on future

    Photo of Naomi Raicu working with Ionel Popa, associate professor of physics, studying misfolding proteins. Those misfolding proteins can lead to Alzheimer’s and other conditions. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Why do young people in rural areas become addicted to cigarettes, and how can this addiction be prevented? What is a treatment that can best combat triple-negative breast cancer with fewer side effects? What’s happening out in the universe that may change the way we understand the cosmos? Those are just some of the undergraduate […]

  6. UWM scientist uses brain scans to search for ways to ease the effects of trauma

    Photo of Psychology Professor Christine Larson and undergrad Alexandra Lato examining a brain scan on the computer. Telltale signs of trauma can be seen in brain scans of people who have visited the emergency department. "We've probably scanned over 1,000 people at MCW over the years," Larson said. "It still feels like a privilege to see what's happening inside people’s brains." (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    When people experience a traumatic event, such as injury in a car accident or physical violence, most will rebound with no adverse long-term consequences. For others, the trauma sets off symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that may last for years. UWM neuroscientist Christine Larson wondered why the effects of trauma vary so much – and […]

  7. It’s not quite CSI, but state crime lab is rewarding work for UWM chemistry alum

    Photo of UWM chemistry alumna Lexie Lanphere, who is a controlled substance analyst at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab. Her job is to analyze evidence for the presence of substances restricted by state law. (Photo courtesy of Lexie Lanphere)

    It might be a small bag of white powder found on the floor of a suspect’s car. It might be some residue left on a dirty spoon in someone’s pocket. It could be a container of pills passed around at a nightclub. Whatever form the substance takes, it’s Lexie Lanphere’s job to find out what […]

  8. Students turn lot into neighborhood attraction, with help from UWM and others

    Photo of Mabel Lamb, executive director of Sherman Park Community Organization, and Steve O’Connell, a Sherman Park neighbor and member of Sherman Park ECO, preparing to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Postage Stamp Park. (Photo courtesy of MPS/Alvin Connor)

    Residents of Sherman Park have a new place to meet and enjoy being outdoors, thanks to students from nine Milwaukee Public Schools who helped design and build a new community gathering spot at 55th and Center streets. They’re calling it Postage Stamp Park, a nod to the post office next door to the formerly vacant […]

  9. UWM student chosen as national collegian of the year

    Photo of Sydney Sampson-Webb who graduated from UWM in May with a BBA in marketing with a minor in communication. (Photo courtesy of Sydney Sampson-Webb)

    Sydney Sampson-Webb, a May graduate of UWM from Black River Falls, is already a business leader. Delta Sigma Pi, the nation’s largest professional business fraternity, chose Sampson-Webb as its 2023 National Collegian of the Year. Sampson-Webb, a marketing graduate from the Lubar College of Business, was selected out of 13,000 members for the honor.  She is […]

  10. Ceremony honors 94 students who got a head start on college education

    Photo of some of this year's graduates of the M-cubed College Connections program who gathered for a photo after the ceremony in June. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Terry Young spent his senior year of high school taking not only high school courses, but college courses, too. And the McDowell Montessori student was also holding down a job. “It was definitely a challenge and hard to maintain that lifestyle, but I’m better prepared for the future,” he said. Young was one of a […]