1. 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 […]

  2. Team from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison reaches finals of national Solar Decathlon

    Image of the Wisconsin team’s design shown in this rendering includes features such as an orientation that allows photovoltaic panels to capture the sun’s energy year-round, energy efficient windows, extra insulation and window overhangs that provide shade in the warmer months.

    Energy costs are a major concern for consumers these days. And it’s not just the so-called “pain at the pump.” Home energy costs are also rising. That’s part of the […]

  3. UWM brain study provides insight into how pandemic is affecting adolescents

    Photo of Krista Lisdahl (standing), professor of psychology, and graduate student Ashley Stinson looking at brain scans of adolescents participating in the ABCD Study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    How much worse was the mental health of “tweens” – children between the ages of 10 and 14 – during the height of COVID-19, compared to before the pandemic? Did […]

  4. Pandemic within a pandemic: Childhood obesity rises during COVID shutdown

    Photo of scale (stock photo)

    A significant portion of adults in the United States put on weight during the pandemic, a phenomenon some are calling the “COVID 15.” But how did the lockdown affect our […]

  5. UWM students make a rare find while on a class hike

    Photo of a four-toed salamander (scientific name Hemidactylium scutatum) found statewide in Wisconsin, but had never been spotted in Ozaukee County until UWM students Morgan Schmanski and Joey Cannizzaro saw one on a class trip to the UWM Field Station adjacent to the Cedarburg Bog. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Schmanski)

    Exploring the outdoors can lead to some interesting scientific finds. Look what happened when Isaac Newton saw that apple fall from the tree. UWM students Morgan Schmanski and Joey Cannizzaro […]

  6. Award affirms UW-Milwaukee’s commitment to educating and welcoming veterans

    Photo of student veterans at UW-Milwaukee: “UWM has changed my life,” says Autumn Carroll (left), who came to the university after serving in the military as an Army combat medic in Kuwait and Iraq. She says the Military and Veterans Resource Center, run by Yolanda Medina (right), helped her find her way. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    UW-Milwaukee (UWM) is one of the 10 best colleges and universities in the country when it comes to educating and fostering welcoming environments for students currently or formerly in the […]

  7. Hands-on water research leads to job at Wisconsin DNR for UW-Milwaukee alumna

    Photo of Katie Schulz, who started her career in marketing, but soon turned to science and returned to her roots in Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. (Photo courtesy of Katie Schulz)

    What’s one of the most rewarding parts about working in water science? You can make a difference in a multitude of ways. “One of the reasons I wanted to go […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee: Meet the Neeskay’s New Captain

    Photo of Max Morgan, SFS alum and Neeskay captain

    Last October, Max Morgan landed his dream job: captain of the Neeskay, the UW-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Freshwater Sciences’ research vessel. The Neeskay is the only research vessel that explores […]

  9. Fish and frogs may hold the secret to reversing blindness in humans

    Photo of fish swimming

    When a person’s optic nerve is damaged, by disease or injury, their eyesight goes with it. The nerve can’t be healed, and blindness is permanent. That’s not the case for […]

  10. Brookby Foundation gives $1 million for UWM research vessel

    Rendering of new research vessel Maggi Sue (UW-Milwaukee)

    The Brookby Foundation has committed $1 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in support of the School of Freshwater Sciences’ new research vessel, which will be named the Maggi Sue. […]