1. UWM soccer star fulfills dream with pro contract in Italy

    Photo of Elaina LaMacchia (in red) making a save during a UWM match. LaMacchia led the nation in goals-against average in 2021. (Milwaukee Athletics photo)

    One of the best women’s soccer players in UWM history continued her career in one of history’s great soccer nations. Elaina LaMacchia signed a professional contract with Pink Bari CF, […]

  2. New simulation center ready to train next generation of nurses at UW-Milwaukee

    Photo of Melissa Melcher (left), clinical assistant professor, and Bayan Alqam, teaching assistant and PhD nursing student, check a manikin in the Clinical Skills Lab at the new UWM James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Hidden behind the red brick exterior of a building in UW-Milwaukee’s Northwest Quadrant, a professional-grade nursing facility designed with clean lines and pale Panther gold paint is where the next […]

  3. New effort aims to make UWM a premier destination for experiential learning

    Photo of UWM student Ebenezer Keane-Rudolph working with students at Riverside Elementary School in 2019. Student teaching is one kind of experiential learning available to students. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Academics plus hands-on experience make an unbeatable combination in the job market. That’s why UWM is expanding opportunities for students to incorporate experiential learning into their university education. The new focus is […]

  4. UWM research: Microplastics pass through fish, but do they cause harm?

    Photo of Dong-Fang Deng (left), professor of freshwater sciences, and undergraduate Emma Kraco wrestling with some adult yellow perch in the lab where they research ways to improve the diet of farm-raised fish. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    When Dong-Fang Deng and her students make feed for the fish they raise at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, they often use ground fishmeal – dried fish parts from fisheries […]

  5. UWM research: What the mechanical forces behind protein folding can tell us about metastatic cancer

    Photo of Ionel Popa, UWM professor of physics, demonstrating the magnetic tweezers built by his lab members to measure the mechanical forces that act on proteins as they fold and refold. Proteins are large molecules that carry out the body’s functions required for good health. In back is research assistant Sabita Sharma. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Talin is a protein that controls cellular attachment and movement, but its malfunctioning also allows cancer cells to spread. DCL1 is a tumor-suppressing protein. But scientists don’t fully understand how […]

  6. UW-Milwaukee researchers seek ways to abate warm-weather algae problem

    Photo of Todd Miller working with a beaker that contains Nostoc, a cyanobacteria isolated from Lake Superior that produces a novel neurotoxin. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Summer brings warm weather, sunshine and time to enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful waters. Unfortunately, it can also bring potentially toxic blue green algae resulting from the combination of sunshine and chemicals […]

  7. An ‘over the counter’ hearing aid may put treatment within reach

    Photo of Yi Hu holding a prototype of the hearing device he developed for the over-the-counter hearing device market. The FDA is expected to issue guidelines for approval of OTC devices soon. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Yi Hu was always close with his grandfather, who lived in a poor, coal-mining region of China. Around 2005, his grandfather began to complain about hearing difficulty. “We knew that […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee walkway installation spotlights the problem of electronic and construction waste

    Photo of “Circuit Boardwalk” featuring 200 square feet of tiles made primarily of discarded circuit boards and concrete composed almost entirely of recycled materials. (Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Stern)

    Unusual walkway tiles created at UW-Milwaukee using 95% recycled materials now form an inspiring path in front of the engineering building at a New York university: a pedestrian stroll that […]

  9. Philosopher’s work helps detangle the nature of honesty

    Photo of Peter van Elswyk, associate professor of philosophy, who recently received a grant from the Honesty Project to define what honesty is in the context of conversation. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    In a world suffering from the effects of widely spread misinformation, developing ways to foster honesty in ourselves and others offers great value to society. That’s the premise behind the […]

  10. Afghan refugees start a new journey at UW-Milwaukee

    Photo by Afghan students Tahera and Farzana (center, in blue top and gray sweatshirt) listening during a writing class taught by Mark Sondrol, senior lecturer in the English Language Academy at UWM. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    As they waited in their bus at the airport in Kabul last August, Samira and her friends kept watch out the windows in case someone might be approaching the bus […]