1. UW-Milwaukee undergrad researcher ‘stepping back in time’ on Lake Michigan shoreline

    Photo of UWM student Mikayla Walker showing a fragment of peat with well-preserved plant and insect material unearthed at Sheridan Park in Cudahy. The fossil was found at the bottom of a bluff containing sedimentary strata deposited under a nearly mile-thick glacial at the end of the last ice age. Behind Walker are student Rene Chavez and geosciences lecturer Scott Schaefer. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, Lake Michigan’s geography looked drastically different. Much of its present-day shoreline was made up of marshes and bogs. Student researchers are studying fossils deposited […]

  2. UW-Milwaukee undergrad’s research focuses on fish-fry staple yellow perch

    Photo of Emma Kraco, who worked in aquaculture for several years before deciding to go to college. UWM's Freshwater Sciences program attracted her to the university. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Emma Kraco was always interested in biological sciences in elementary and high school. “I loved looking for bugs, looking at tiny things up close. It just made sense to get […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee historian tells a story of Black capitalism through beer

    Photo of John Harry, whose interest in beer antiques and memorabilia led him to choose beer history as the focus of his studies at UWM. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    If it takes beer to get people interested in history, that’s fine. That’s the view of John Harry, a history graduate student who has focused his research on beer and […]

  4. UWM-sponsored Lake Sturgeon Bowl celebrates its 20th year

    Photo of winners of the 2014 Lake Sturgeon Bowl, the Spring Valley High School team from Wisconsin, sitting on a huge piece of driftwood at Rialto Beach on the Pacific Ocean in Washington before competing in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in Seattle. (Submitted photo)

    Wisconsin is 700 miles from an ocean coastline, but the state is home to numerous high school students with award-winning knowledge of oceanography. That’s in part due to the efforts of the […]

  5. UW-Milwaukee ROTC cadet tops in the nation

    Photo of Douglas Machkovech (left) participating in an Army jungle operations course in Hawaii. (Photo courtesy of Douglas Machkovech)

    A recent UWM graduate is being honored as the top Army ROTC cadet in the nation. Douglas Machkovech, who graduated in December 2020, is the first-ever member of the Golden Eagle […]

  6. App developed at UW-Milwaukee helps explore Black history

    Image of the Blackistory app, which was scheduled to launch on Feb. 17.

    Deborah Blanks has turned a project she started for her son in grade school into a Black history app that will launch Feb. 17. It’s free and will be available in […]

  7. New maps show what lies beneath the water in the Milwaukee harbor

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee faculty members Kim Beckmann and John Janssen showing off the results of their joint project, a map of the aquatic ecology of the Milwaukee harbor. A host of environmental agencies are using it to help them make decisions about what restoration projects they will undertake. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Four years in the making, a unique set of maps that show what lies under the water’s surface in the Milwaukee harbor is now available both online and on signage posted […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee grads of online learning program put skills to use immediately amid pandemic

    Photo accompanying UW-Milwaukee story on grads of online program putting skill to use immediately amid pandemic

    Most students anticipate gradually putting their knowledge to work after they leave the university. However, four students who graduated in May from the School of Education’s Adult, Continuing, and Higher […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee student finding his voice in push for racial justice

    Photo of Noah Wolfe, who attended a racial justice rally this summer in Milwaukee. (Photo courtesy of MTEA)

    Noah Wolfe, a senior in education who is in an accelerated master’s degree program, is already thinking about how he can help and support his future students in urban schools. […]

  10. UW System schools collaborate on green-energy study

    Photo of wind turbine

    Three University of Wisconsin System schools collaborated on a study to identify ways for state manufacturers to develop more products for green-energy technologies. A report released last month, “Advancing Wisconsin’s […]