1. The future looks fresh: New collaboration will boost Wisconsin water research, policy, and economy

    Photo of faculty from five UW campuses who met in July at the UW-Waukesha field station for a daylong retreat to plan Freshwater Science 101, a new course to be offered to students at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-La Crosse, UW Oshkosh, and UW-Parkside. Pictured are Eric Strauss, Robert Stelzer, Jake VanderZanden, Mike Carvan, Greg Kleinheinz, Jessica Orlofske, and Marlin, who gave them a tour of the station. Taking the photo was Tracy Boyer. Photo courtesy of Heidi Jeter.

    On a sunny afternoon in late September, a group of undergraduate students boarded Limnos II, UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology (CFL) pontoon boat, for a field trip on Lake Mendota with CFL […]

  2. UW-Milwaukee anthropology field school teaches students how to unearth the past

    Photo of field school students excavating a patch of farm field to expose pit and post hole features at the Koshkonong Creek Village site. (Photo courtesy of the Anthropology Department)

    As he ventured through the field towards the dig site, Seth Schneider had to be careful where he put his feet. To his left were rows of newly planted tobacco, […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee researchers create a breakthrough tool for superfast molecular movies

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee researchers who contributed to the paper, including Peter Schwander (from left), Abbas Ourmazd, Marius Schmidt, Russell Fung and Ahmad Hosseinizadeh, who is the first author. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Scientists are trying to discover the exact sequence of events that occurs when light strikes photoactive proteins, changing their atomic structure, or “shape.” That biochemical process unfolds in processes like […]

  4. Mystery radio wave signal from the heart of our galaxy found

    Image of strange radio waves from an unknown source, which have been discovered in the direction of the center of our galaxy. (Illustration by Sebastian Zentilomo)

    An international team of astronomers that includes one from UWM has discovered unusual radio signals coming from the direction of the center of the Milky Way galaxy, but they don’t […]

  5. UW-Milwaukee children’s center celebrating 50 years of care, learning, and fun

    Photo of Ryan Rupp, who attended the Children’s Learning Center as a child and now, his children are there. Rupp is pictured at the 50th anniversary celebration with his wife, Brenda Hasse-Rupp, and their two children, Arthur and Margot. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Fifty years ago, the Children’s Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee opened its doors to serve students who needed child care. Since then, thousands of children have gotten an […]

  6. Freshwater research: A collaborative summer at ERIC

    Photo of Britta Larson from UW-Superior, who was one of four students who did field work in Door County.

    A Freshwater Collaborative for Wisconsin grant helped students from six UW campuses train at one of three locations of  UW Oshkosh’s Environmental Research and Innovation Center When Amanda Stickney learned about chemistry in […]

  7. UW-Milwaukee easing students’ return to campus by nurturing well-being

    Photo of a visit to Bradford Beach, one of dozens of events during Fall Welcome where students could have fun and meet other students as they returned to the campus, many for the first time since the pandemic struck. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Rachel Comande spent last year at UWM caught in a two-step dance between attending classes in her suite in Sandburg Residence Hall and her bedroom back home. Gone were the […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee alumna researches ways to prevent and treat dangerous blood vessel diseases

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee alumna Sarah Parker working in a lab at Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Cedars Sinai)

    Sarah Parker is studying what’s happening inside large blood vessels to find better ways to diagnose and treat threatening conditions like atherosclerosis and aneurysms. A UW-Milwaukee (UWM) alumna who earned […]

  9. First UW-Green Bay water science undergraduate heads to graduate school at UWM

    Photo of Tyler Kunze is now a graduate student conducting research with UWM's Harvey Bootsma.

    Kunze’s path exemplifies how undergraduate research opportunities and mentoring can lead to more water scientists Tyler Kunze never anticipated a career as a water scientist. Yet in May, he became […]

  10. UW-Milwaukee alum, business leader reflects on how students can ‘future-proof’ their careers

    Screenshot of Michael Fenlon, chief people officer at PwC and a UWM alum, talking virtually with UWM Chancellor Mark Mone about how students can protect their careers.

    Michael Fenlon, chief people officer at PwC and a UWM alum, joined UWM Chancellor Mark Mone recently for a virtual discussion about how universities and businesses can collaborate on innovative solutions to […]