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Unique maps show what lies beneath the water in the Milwaukee harbor

Several years ago, faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee began underwater mapping of the physical features and fish populations in the Milwaukee harbor. Their online visual tool is now guiding restoration efforts.
17-Nov-2020 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. licenses drug development compounds from UWM Research Foundation

The newly licensed compounds, developed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, act on a particular neurotransmitter receptor in the brain, which has shown promise for treatment of epilepsy and other convulsant disorders.
13-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers tracking COVID-19 in wastewater to join forces on framework for translating data into a public health response

Researchers from four institutions will create a "startup blueprint" that cities can use to implement SARS-CoV-2 surveillance at their area's wastewater treatment plants. Funded by the Sloan Foundation, the action plan they develop could be used to...
1-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Create a Tool for Better Anticipation of Preterm Birth

18-Jun-2020 7:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Campus gardens growing to help out during pandemic

Because the campus is closed, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has turned its garden plots -- normally rented out to students, faculty and staff -- into a resource for fresh produce for the university food pantry during the coronavirus...
1-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A recipe for better rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the near future

Recent research reveals a materials solution for speedy charge and discharge time and a new way to get more silicon into electrodes. Both methods pack far more energy than current technology and offer scaleable synthesis.
1-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Creative connections for children during COVID-19, an organization that serves teachers and students around the world, is reaching out to children and families to share its variety of free science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) projects through its website, Facebook...
25-Mar-2020 6:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Higher education units partner on free online course to support faculty during pandemic

A free online course to help faculty members and instructional staff who must teach remotely during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by three units in higher education that specialize in digital learning.
16-Mar-2020 6:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How can social media show ebb and flow of voter engagement in 2020 campaign? Marketing expert looks to data science

28-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT

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It’s time for the 2020 census. Why the once-a-decade count is important and what’s new this year

Americans begin receiving official Census Bureau mail in mid-March. Census Day is April 1.
12-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT

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The lasting legacies of Beethoven on 250th anniversary of composer’s birth

The German-born pianist and composer is considered one of the most influential artists of all time.
11-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT

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Winter is right time to start pondering … summer camp for kids. Educational psychologist can provide tips for parents.

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.
5-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST

Sleet? Freezing rain? Polar vortex? Veteran meteorology expert can explain winter weather forecast terms

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.
24-Jan-2020 8:20 AM EST

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New Year’s resolution or not, health sciences expert can talk about the benefits of exercise, especially for those with desk jobs

Ann Swartz studies the relationship between physical activity, health and obesity level.
8-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST

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The origins of the term "fundamentalist" and how the term has evolved

The term “fundamentalist” turns 100 next year. Historian Chris Cantwell, whose research interests include evangelicalism and fundamentalism, can talk about the term's origins.
13-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST

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Why do people make New Year's resolutions? Folklore expert Simon Bronner can explain that & other New Year’s traditions

The social psychology behind New Year's resolutions, and rituals and traditions associated to celebrating the arrival of a new year.
12-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST

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