UWM At a Glance
From our storied past to a bright future powered by one of the largest alumni networks in Wisconsin, UWM’s strong academic reputation is known throughout the community, the state and the world.
as the Milwaukee State Normal School
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Building our community
The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
Coming in 2019
The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center will be housed in a new facility at the northwest corner of E. Kenwood Boulevard and N. Maryland Avenue, along with the UWM Welcome Center. This prominent location sends a powerful message about the importance of entrepreneurship to UWM. The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is a resource for the community, offering connections to scientists and researchers engaged in cutting-edge work. In addition, the center will draw on expertise from the region and foster key partnerships that include: Scale Up Milwaukee, BizStarts Milwaukee, regional public school districts, the Midwest Energy Research Consortium and others.
UWM Student Startup Challenge
The Student Startup Challenge is a unique co-curricular program that creates an entrepreneurial culture at UWM by encouraging students to develop their ideas, launch businesses, and gain unique skills that come from the entrepreneurial experience. Students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops and develop ideas through one-on-one mentorship from UWM faculty and staff.
The program pairs student entrepreneurs with existing classes and student teams to create prototypes and business plans to ultimately market their ideas. Students and teams involved in the Student Startup Challenge process also can receive funding support from a pool of $25,000.
Kimberly Cy Motley
MS Criminal Justice ’03, BS Criminal Justice ’99
UWM alumna Kimberley Cy Motley’s quest for justice began in Milwaukee with an assignment in the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office. In 2008, she stepped on to the international stage, becoming the first and only foreign lawyer to litigate in Afghanistan’s courts. She advocates for women, foreigners and many businesses being tried in a complicated legal system. Motley’s unique practice has captured the attention of The New York Times, Vanity Fair, BBC and others, and became the focus of her TedTalk entitled “How I defend the rule of law,” which has been viewed more than 900,000 times. Her perseverance in Afghanistan is captured in the award-winning documentary about her work entitled “Motley’s Law,” which won awards at the “ —DOC NYC—” and IDFA film festivals. Today, Motley represents clients on almost every continent traveling the world fighting for justness.