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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: 16-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST
Why is Biden making Milwaukee his 1st presidential trip? Political scientist weighs in on reasons behind Wisconsin visit
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

President Biden selected Milwaukee as the site of his first official trip since taking office. The city missed the chance to host candidate Biden last summer after the DNC was scaled back because of COVID. A Milwaukee political scientist weighs in on the reasons behind Biden’s milestone visit.

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: 8-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Political Science Professor can Provide Analysis, Context on Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Workplace Rights Dispute
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sara Benesh's research interests include decision-making in federal and state courts, as well as the legitimacy of courts and institutions.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 10:10 AM EDT
Flu season is here. Epidemiologist can discuss symptoms, risk factors for transmission, reasons for getting a flu shot
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Amanda Simanek can also talk about new recommendations for children to receive two doses of this year’s vaccine.

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: 22-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Economist with focus on health care can provide analysis as health insurance re-emerges as presidential campaign issue ahead of next debates
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Scott Adams served on the Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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.

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