1. UW-Milwaukee: Building a better way to supply energy

    It wasn’t a natural disaster or high demand that caused an electrical blackout in the northeastern United States in summer 2003. A high-voltage power line in Ohio brushed against overgrown trees, causing it to shut down, and touching off a domino effect of disabled lines. For the next two days, 50 million people in eight […]

  2. Would-be entrepreneur gets training she needs at UW-Milwaukee

    While running child care centers owned by others, Tammy Imme often dreamed of owning her own business, but it wasn’t until her husband lost his job that the New Berlin resident decided to take the plunge. “That was the moment where we decided to do something bigger,” Imme said. Working for a large, national chain […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee’s green roofs provide important habitat for bees

    Research done by Conservation and Environmental Science majors Amanda Pastirik, left, and Meghan Wersel shows UWM’s green roofs provide important habitat for bees. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    UWM was abuzz this summer – especially on campus roofs. That’s where Conservation and Environmental Science majors Amanda Pastirik and Meghan Wersel spent much of their break, laying the groundwork for a long-term research project on the presence of pollinators – specifically honeybees and bumblebees – on the university’s green roofs. “There’s a lot of […]

  4. Labor relations ‘get real’ in this unique UW-Milwaukee program

    In the case of the School of Continuing Education’s Labor Relations Management certificate – those who can, also teach. And what they teach, it turns out, can’t be taught by many. “In addition to being one of the few schools in the country to offer labor relations in continuing education, we are the only one […]

  5. UW-Milwaukee lands share of $20 million NSF grant to help make safer nanoparticles

    Freshwater Sciences Professor Rebecca Klaper and her colleagues at the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology have received a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to help develop safer, more sustainable nanoparticles. The particles are already used in hundreds of products ranging from sunscreen to sporting goods. (UWM Photo by Derek Rickert)

    Man-made nanoparticles are bits of material included in hundreds of products ranging from sunscreen to sporting goods. But what happens when something so small gets into the environment? Scientists still don’t know how these tiny particles interact with the environment and living things, said Rebecca Klaper, a scientist at the School of Freshwater Sciences at […]

  6. Pow wows to film fests, UWM student’s chronicle of a culture finds an audience

    In “Jáaji Approx.”, filmmaker Sky Hopinka takes viewers on an abstract journey through places, time and a life. The seven-minute experimental film, which has already won a number of awards, combines breathtaking scenery, Ho-Chunk stories and music and an exploration of the bond between father and son. Hopinka, a filmmaker enrolled in graduate school in […]

  7. Professional dancers come to UWM to enhance their careers

    Davalois Fearon (center) rehearses with dancers Chloë Nagle, a recent BFA dance graduate, and Chelsey Becher, a sophomore in dance who spent a semester abroad in Paris (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)

    Dancing is a lifelong passion for Davalois Fearon, a New York-based dancer, teacher and choreographer who has performed around the world. She is now also a student in UW-Milwaukee’s Master of Fine Arts in performing arts: dance – a degree designed for professionals such as Fearon, who promises: “I plan on dancing until I die.” […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee creates free app to help families and libraries encourage children to read

    Read the “Poky Little Puppy” to your toddler 58 times? Now there’s an app to track that. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Waukesha County public libraries collaborated on a free app for parents to track books read to their children. The app supports the popular “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program offered by libraries nationwide. The […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee physical therapy students help cancer survivors continue their recovery

    A trio of attentive UW-Milwaukee students is gathered around cancer survivors working through a series of stretches and exercises. The students question and encourage them: “How did you feel after last week’s session?” “Are any activities bothering you?” “That’s 10 repetitions, you’re doing great!” In the final semester of their doctorate of physical therapy program, […]

  10. Snap-on rolls out safer industrial wrench developed at UW-Milwaukee

    Andy Lobo, director of product management and development at Snap-on Inc., demonstrates an ergonomic wrench designed at UWM. The wrench sold by Snap-on will reduce injuries among workers in the gas utility industry.

    Nearly 30 percent of worker injuries in the gas utility industry come from changing meters. Many of these are so severe they require surgical treatment. But now, Kenosha-based toolmaker Snap-on Inc. has introduced a new product created by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – an industrial wrench designed to reduce shoulder, hand and back injuries. Snap-on officials […]