University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee is a public research university. It is the largest university in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and a member of the University of Wisconsin System.

The university has 27,813 students and 1,623 faculty members.The University consists of 14 schools and colleges, and 70 academic centers, institutes and laboratory facilities.

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Including different facial expressions in fundraising pitches can change how people respond, research suggests. www.shutterstock.com

Do happy faces or sad faces raise more money?

Seeing cheerful kids in fundraising pitches works better for some potential donors than others, research suggests. Nonprofits may want to tailor their appeals to different audiences because of that.
Lynda Carter as Diana Prince in the New Original Wonder Woman. Her bullet-deflecting bracelets are made from an impervious metal: feminum. Retrogasm/Flickr

Where have all the wonder women gone?

In the epilogue to Jill Lepore’s new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, we learn about Wonder Woman’s importance to the American feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Lepore briefly notes Wonder…
Just who were the voteres these elections? Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Minority voters tell their stories

Editor’s note: voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections - 36.6% - was lower than in the 2010 midterms (40.9%.) According to the Pew Research Center the “party of non-voters” is more racially diverse…
A chicken and egg problem: more women will stand for office once more women win. Larry Downing/Reuters

Too few minority politicians? You can’t win if you don’t run

A common complaint about American’s representative democracy is that it is not representative. Across all levels of office, most elected seats in the US continue to be occupied by white, non-Hispanic men…

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