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Milwaukee physics team detects first-ever neutron star collision

Scientists at LIGO, Virgo, and astronomical observatories around the world announced the discovery and observations of the collision of two neutron stars on October 16. These are the first observations of a cosmic event in both gravitational waves and the more familiar electromagnetic wavelengths (visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, radio waves, gamma rays, etc.). UW-Milwaukee members of the LIGO/Virgo Collaboration were instrumental in detecting the signal from the LIGO detectors and analyzing the gravitational waves from the collision. In addition, UW-Milwaukee astronomers who are not members of the LIGO team played a major role in the discovery and making...

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Founders of Uihlein Wilson Architects to step down after 32 years

Uihlein Wilson Architects announced the new leadership team of Scott Ramlow and Nat Stein, both long-time partners at the firm, will be taking ownership as David Uihlein and Del Wilson step down 32 years after launching the firm. The firm will change its name to Uihlein/Wilson – Ramlow/Stein Architects. Uihlein Wilson established itself as one of the area’s leading architectural firms, providing high-quality planning, architecture and interior design services. Notable projects completed by the firm include: Higher education work for the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Alverno College in the Milwaukee area, and Lawrence University, Carthage College, UW-Madison and other...

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Senate hearing draws hundreds opposed to Anti-Immigrant Bill AB190/SB275

Hundreds of Wisconsin residents filled a Senate hearing room, three overflow rooms, and the hallways of the Capitol to oppose the controversial anti-immigrant bill AB190/SB275 on October 12. The bill is a copycat of Texas’ SB4 and very similar to a bill defeated last year through the Day without Latinxs and Immigrants general strike. The bill would give sweeping powers to local law enforcement and public employees to interrogate, arrest, and deport immigrant community members, and require local law enforcement to comply with unconstitutional ICE detainer requests. “I have lived here 28 years,” said Eduardo Perea, a member of...

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Ex Fabula kicks off 9th season by asking “What Could Go Wrong?”

Ex Fabula has produced StorySlams over the last 8 years and the Milwaukee nonprofit is not ready to relax, as it rolls out the new theme for the first Slam of Season 9, “What Could Go Wrong?” Ex Fabula’s mission is to strengthen community bonds through the art of storytelling, and at monthly StorySlams, they invite attendees to put their name in the hat if they’d like to share a true, personal story onstage. Stories should be related to the evening’s theme and told in five minutes or less, without props or notes. Themes are selected with audience input;...

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Gender diversity report highlights rise of women in Milwaukee businesses

Study finds that female representation on Wisconsin Top 50 Public Company Boards has increased 4% over the past dozen years. Milwaukee Women Inc. recently released its annual research report, Measuring Change 2017. In 2017, the percentage of women holding director seats on the boards of the 50 largest publicly traded Wisconsin companies (WI 50) grew for the fourth consecutive year to 17.6 percent, a four percent increase over 16.9 percent in 2016 and slightly above the U.S. median. “We are seeing progress, albeit slower than desired. Since Milwaukee Women inc began reporting the percentage of women on the boards...

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Encyclopedia of the Yiddish Theatre publishes new digital volume

The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project announced the digital publication of volume 7 of Zalmen Zylbercweig’s “Encyclopedia of the Yiddish Theatre.” The digital publication allows users around the world, for the first time, to browse the volume from the convenience of their computers. The user-friendly interface created by Familiar Studio allows users to read the text onscreen or to print PDF files of individual entries. The volume can be found on the Digital Yiddish Theatre website at Zylbercweig compiled and published the previous six volumes between 1931 and 1969. The seventh volume was all but complete at the time...

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