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Released: 25-Aug-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Experts offer tips for preparing kids to go back to school
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Three education experts offer advice to parents in helping their children make the transition back to school after the pandemic break and a year of virtual/hybrid learning.

Released: 12-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT
It’s time for the 2020 census. Why the once-a-decade count is important and what’s new this year
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Americans begin receiving official Census Bureau mail in mid-March. Census Day is April 1.

Released: 11-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT
The lasting legacies of Beethoven on 250th anniversary of composer’s birth
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The German-born pianist and composer is considered one of the most influential artists of all time.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST
Winter is right time to start pondering … summer camp for kids. Educational psychologist can provide tips for parents.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

It's the season for parents to sign their kids up for summer camp. Chris Lawson, who teaches human development through childhood, can help parents figure out the right program for their child.

Released: 24-Jan-2020 8:20 AM EST
Sleet? Freezing rain? Polar vortex? Veteran meteorology expert can explain winter weather forecast terms
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Paul Roebber is one of the leading forecasting experts in the United States and the world. He’s a leader in bringing new approaches to meteorology, and his research has changed how experts around the world forecast weather.

Released: 13-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST
The origins of the term "fundamentalist" and how the term has evolved
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The term “fundamentalist” turns 100 next year. Historian Chris Cantwell, whose research interests include evangelicalism and fundamentalism, can talk about the term's origins.

Released: 12-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST
Why do people make New Year's resolutions? Folklore expert Simon Bronner can explain that & other New Year’s traditions
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The social psychology behind New Year's resolutions, and rituals and traditions associated to celebrating the arrival of a new year.

Released: 10-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST
Marketing expert can talk about the economics of the holiday shopping season
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Purush Papatla is co-director of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute.

Released: 9-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
Behind the Force: Philosophy prof. can talk about mythological foundations of “Star Wars,” depiction of "good vs. evil"
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Mark Peterson is president of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 8:35 AM EDT
Technology’s role in everyday life can shape family discussions about screen time with school back in session
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Noelle Chesley says research isn't clear about the best ways for parents to monitor and regular their children's time using phones, computers and other communications technology.

Released: 30-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Starting college soon? Freshmen can start prepping before leaving home
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Good preparation can help an 18-year-old student cope with the sometimes overwhelming changes that come with college. Here are some of the ways students can get ready.

Released: 24-Jul-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Tiny changes, big impact
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

You can’t see nanoparticles, but many of the products we use contain these atomic-scale units of various chemical elements. Are these miniscule bits of human industry safe when they are shed into the environment? Rebecca Klaper is working to identify which are toxic and design them to be safer in the first place.

Released: 15-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Decoding online consumer behavior
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Social media unleashed an ocean of consumer data and, while many are drowning in it, digital marketing whiz Purush Papatla sails.

Released: 24-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Political scientist offers tips, insight on what to watch for as presidential debates begin
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thomas Holbrook, who has studied presidential campaigns for nearly three decades, is a distinguished professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Released: 3-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
New History of Theater Design Coming to a Bookstore Near You
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“Optical Vacuum" is the first full-length examination of how theater design affected moviegoers’ behavior and perception of the films they watch -- and still does.

Released: 5-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Historian Analyzes Religion, Memory, and American Culture and Society Through a Multifaith Lens
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Historian, essayist and former museum professional Chris Cantwell is an experienced analyst and archivist of American history and culture. His diverse areas of expertise include: Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism, religion and politics, history of the Midwest, collective memory and nostalgia, and labor and working-class history.

Released: 14-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
UWM Scholar Explores the Mysteries of Russia and Putin
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

On March 18, Russian voters will head to the polls for their seventh presidential election since 1990. Reuter, who holds a senior research appointment with the Moscow-based International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, shared his political predictions and his long view on the way forward for improved U.S.-Russian relations. He also talks about the special counsel indictments that have roiled Washington, D.C., in recent weeks.

Released: 21-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
Teacher Helps Students Become More Financially Savvy
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rebecca Neumann specializes in international finance and macroeconomics, but she also devotes a lot of time to an issue that hits closer to home: preparing students for a life of financial security.

Released: 6-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Meteorologist Applies Biological Evolution to Forecasting
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

What if a computer model could improve itself over time without requiring additional data? Paul Roebber has made weather forecasting more accurate by repurposing an idea from Charles Darwin.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST
How Would Washington, D.C., Be Evacuated if a Disaster Occurs During Inauguration?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Washington, D.C., officials are likely finalizing the evacuation plan they would use if something went wrong during inauguration. Common mistakes in such plans are converting highways to one-way routes and having fewer lanes on exit roads, which creates bottlenecks.

Released: 24-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT
New Rules, New Timeline Aim to Simplify the FAFSA Process
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee Director of Financial Aid Tim Opgenorth talks about the new FAFSA timelines, how it affects college-bound students and what families can do to help their students successfully complete the all-important FAFSA application.

Released: 2-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Family Ties and FAFSA Help Father/Daughter Duo Prepare for College
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Nia Wilson and her dad, Jon, share their top advice for successfully applying to and enrolling at UW-Milwaukee - from completing the FAFSA to working with a guidance counselor.

Released: 17-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Gift Helps Top UWM Program and Professor Get Even Better
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor Nadya Fouad is named the inaugural Mary and Ted Kellner Chair in Educational Psychology.

Released: 17-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Dealing with Sexism and Gender Issues in the Classroom
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

New handbook for teachers is designed to help them deal with issues of gender identity, sexism and related questions that may come up in the classroom.

Released: 13-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Crash Study Aims to Make Roads Safer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Fatal bicycle and pedestrian crashes are on the rise in Wisconsin, where urban planning professor Bob Schneider has created a list of policy recommendations and urban design solutions to make the state's roads safer.

Released: 3-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Walls, Firewalls and Minority Politics in 2016
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UWM Professor Paru Shah discusses the role of minority voters in the 2016 presidential campaign, and how the “minority vote” is not a monolithic entity.

Released: 15-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT
As Urban Cyclists Multiply, He Explains Why
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Robert Schneider, a professor at UW-Milwaukee who researches experience in sustainable transportation, explains how improved infrastructure, in-town redevelopment and changing attitudes are getting more people nationwide traveling on two wheels to get to work.

Released: 14-May-2014 10:15 AM EDT
Will the Real Godzilla Please Show Up?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jason Jones, assistant professor of Japanese at UWM, says pop culture has helped to erase the more complicated character of the original 1954 Godzilla.

Released: 13-Jan-2014 3:00 PM EST
"Zuckerberg Files" Attract Growing Interest
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

A team of researchers led by Michael Zimmer of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies has created a digital archive of all public statements made by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Released: 19-Jun-2013 3:00 PM EDT
Book Explores the Dark Side of Biotech
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Biotechnology has held out the promise of genetically engineered seeds that provide bountiful crops while keeping the weeds at bay. However, using these seeds raises many ecological, ethical, political, issues.

Released: 5-Jul-2012 3:30 PM EDT
Prof Suggests Reality Check for Sexy Summer Read
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Hot, sexy bestsellers like “50 Shades of Grey” offer teaching opportunities, but also challenges, says Robin Poedel, clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The books provoke discussion, but lack of attention to safe sex concerns her. Poedel’s teaching and research focus on sexual behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

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