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Meet the people behind the creativity and discoveries at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

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UWM’s Industrial Assessment Center Helps Companies Reduce Energy Needs

5/24/2018
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Recently, there has been a big increase in the price of oil on the world market. For most of us, we see the effects at the gas pump with prices rising for consumers. But the impact of higher energy costs is also causing great concern for manufacturers. Here in Wisconsin with manufacturing accounting for a large part of our economy, every time energy prices go up, profits and employment are at risk. So energy conservation becomes critical. On this edition of UWM Today , we are going to talk...

Duration:00:28:25

UWM Researchers Study Opioid Overdose Patterns & Impacts

5/17/2018
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Last year, nearly 500 people died in Milwaukee County as a result of overdosing on opioids. It is part of a national epidemic of opioid deaths that continue to impact communities everyday. Here in Milwaukee, two UWM researchers are taking a close look at the problem. They are trying to identify common themes or patterns in the overdoses and are studying the impact the overdoses have on families, particularly children. UWM Today talks with Melinda Kavanaugh, an assistant professor of social...

Duration:00:28:25

UWM Nursing Professor Helps Develop Programs to Provide Care in Africa

5/10/2018
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With Wisconsin’s largest nursing education program, nursing students from UWM make their presence known throughout the state, providing care at hospitals and other health facilities. But the reach of UWM’s nursing program does not end at the state’s borders. On this edition o f UWM Today , we’re going to meet an associate professor in UWM’s College of Nursing who has taken her expertise thousands of miles to the African continent. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu was born in the country of Malawi...

Duration:00:27:56

A Conversation About the Role UWM Plays in the UW System

5/3/2018
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Eve Hall, a member of the UW Board of Regents, joins UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the role that UWM plays in the UW System and the state. They also discuss how restructuring UW colleges and extension can better serve students in the city and region as well as how the Higher Education Regional Alliance is leveraging the resources of higher education institutions to help businesses get the talent they need.

Duration:00:28:25

UWM's Lubar Entrepreneurship Center: Helping Students Think Like Entrepreneurs

4/26/2018
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If you drive by UW-Milwaukee’s east side campus these days, you will see a swarm of construction workers building the foundation for the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center on the corner of Kenwood and Maryland Avenues. The building – made possible by a generous gift from Shel and Mary Ann Lubar – will be the first of its kind in Wisconsin. But even before the building opens, UWM already has in place a series of programs that are helping students learn how to think like entrepreneurs, and they...

Duration:00:28:25

Behind the Scenes of UWM's Innovative Weather

4/19/2018
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If you listen to WUWM, you hear regular weather updates from the Innovative Weather service. On this edition of UWM Today , we’re going to take you behind the scenes to meet the people who run Innovative Weather. It’s a unique service established by the academic team teaching the rigorous courses that are the foundation for weather forecasting and staffed by some of UWM’s brightest students. Joining us in the studio is Clark Evans, associate professor of atmospheric sciences, and Mike...

Duration:00:28:25

UWM Researching Lake Michigan's Aquatic Life Habitats

4/12/2018
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One of my favorite rides – either by bike or car – is along Milwaukee’s incredible lakefront. While there are a lot of rivers and inland lakes in our state, none of them rival the majesty of Lake Michigan. While the sight of miles of open water never grows old, hidden from our view is what is going on under the surface. On this edition of UWM Today , we are going to learn about a fascinating research project that will give us a much better idea of the habitats of aquatic life in the lake...

Duration:00:28:25

Chancellor: How UWM is Working to Meet Needs of Milwaukee

4/5/2018
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UW-Milwaukee is working to meet the urgent needs of the city, region, and state. Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the alignment between the university and economic development, social justice, academic achievement, and innovation/entrepreneurship. Plus, news about UWM's comprehensive fund raising campaign.

Duration:00:28:25

UWM Professors Discuss The Science of Fermentation

3/29/2018
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If you are from Milwaukee and someone mentions fermentation, there’s a pretty good chance you will begin thinking about beer. After all, that is what made Milwaukee famous, isn’t it? But the science of fermentation is at the heart of the work being done by hundreds of companies in Wisconsin employing tens of thousands of people. On this edition of UWM Today , we’re going to meet three professors who are teaching and doing research on a variety of subjects related to fermentation – a...

Duration:00:28:25

UWM Participates In National Brain Development & Child Health Study

3/22/2018
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Every parent can appreciate how challenging it is to raise a child in society today. We all find ourselves asking what do we need to do see our kids develop into successful and resilient adults. The answer might become clearer as a result of a new national study looking at how the experiences kids have interact with each other and with their changing bodies. On this edition of UWM Today , we meet Krista Lisdahl, an associate professor of psychology, who is part of the largest long-term...

Duration:00:28:25

UWM Professor Talks US-Russia Relations

3/15/2018
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Ever since the news broke of Russia’s meddling in the US elections, Americans have been paying a lot more attention to the state of US-Russia relations. Stories of spying, the buildup of nuclear aresenals, trade tensions and crack downs on political opponents make it seem like not a day goes by without new questions being raised as to whether we are nearing a showdown between America and Russia. What should we make of all of this? On this edition of UWM Today, we’re going to talk to a...

Duration:00:27:56

Almost One Year After Fire, UWM's Mainstage Theatre Reopens

3/8/2018
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It is almost one year since a fire occurred in UWM’s MainStage Theatre. When the flames were put out and the smoke cleared, the campus was left with more than $6 million dollars in damage to the theater and adjoining buildings. It was a devastating experience for students and faculty alike, leaving some to wonder what the future of the theater program at UWM would be. Well, we are happy to report that this week the Mainstage Theater is reopening for the first time since the fire. It is...

Duration:00:28:25

A Look At The Research Taking Place At UWM

3/1/2018
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UWM is one of the nation's top 115 research universities. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone describes some of UWM's latest research projects, including the impact of opioid deaths, expanding the life of batteries, the use of 'big data' and mapping out Milwaukee's inner harbor. He also explains the impact of the proposed federal "Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act" on the University and students.

Duration:00:28:25

Event at UWM Brings Attention to Love & Aging

2/22/2018
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As we get older, there are many changes in our lives – both physically and mentally. And while each one of us ages differently, one constant is the need for companionship and relationships. On this edition of UWM Today , we’re going to explore two very different stories about how people deal with aging and the challenges that come with getting older. In the studio with us is former Wisconsin Governor Marty Schreiber. His wife, Elaine, suffers from Alzheimers disease. Marty has written a...

Duration:00:28:25

UWM Anthropologist Studys African Monkeys With SIV

2/15/2018
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Every day, scientists around the world are engaged in a wide variety of research projects that could help answer the many questions surrounding HIV. On this edition of UWM Today , we meet Trudy Turner, a professor of anthropology at UWM’s College of Letters and Science, who has spent decades studying African monkeys carrying a type of virus that is a close relative to HIV. But unlike humans - monkeys don’t get sick from their virus.

Duration:00:27:08

Scientific Discovery Turns Two UWM Physicists Into Entrepreneurs

2/8/2018
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As a top tier research university, UW-Milwaukee has hundreds of faculty members working every day to make discoveries in their field of study. When there is a breakthrough and new ideas, new compounds, even new products emerge, it’s often the end result of years and years of careful, painstaking work. On this edition of UWM Today , we have the fascinating story of how two UWM physicists are turning into entrepreneurs because of their scientific discovery. Joining us in the studio are...

Duration:00:28:08

What Will Foxconn's Impact Be On Area Universities?

2/1/2018
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Foxconn is developing a world-class advanced display manufacturing campus in Racine County that is set to be Wisconsin's largest economic development project in history. We discuss the impact on the region and on area universities with Mark Mone, Chancellor of UW-Milwaukee, Tim Sheehy, President of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and John Mielke, Director of Strategic Communications at UW-Parkside.

Duration:00:30:05

UWM Professor On the Risk of Obesity Among Children with Special Needs

1/25/2018
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Children with special needs, like those who have Down Syndrome or Spina Bifida, face many challenges as they and their families deal with the conditions. One problem is the risk of obesity for those youngsters. What can be done? Our guest on this edition of UWM Today is working to answer that question. Michele Polfuss is an assistant professor of nursing and joint chair in nursing research at both UWM and Children’s Hospital here in Milwaukee.

Duration:00:27:29

500 Years Late, Martin Luther's Impact on the World Today

1/18/2018
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500 years ago, Martin Luther published his famous 95 Theses, which some say triggered the start of the Reformation. It was a turning point in world history with lessons that may offer us a better understanding of the world we live in today. On this edition of UWM Today , our guest is an internationally recognized scholar who is an expert on early modern Europe, and so much more. Merry Wiesner-Hanks, a Distinguished Professor in UW-Milwaukee’s History department, recently appeared on a PBS...

Duration:00:28:29

Helping Students Better Understand Personal Finance

1/11/2018
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College students learn so much in their years of preparation for their careers. But are they learning how to manage the money they will make in those jobs that await them after graduation? On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to a UWM economist who has developed courses that help students have a better understanding of their own personal financial situation. Joining us in the studio is Rebecca Neuman, associate professor of economics.

Duration:00:28:48

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