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

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


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




How UWM And Its Partners Are Dealing With The Effects Of COVID-19

WUWM's John Hess chats with UWM Chancellor Mark Mone and special guests: Danae Davis, Milwaukee Succeeds Executive Director; Tim Sheey, president, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. They discuss how UWM and its partners in the Milwaukee area are dealing with the effects of COVID-19, and how they are creating plans to safely reopen the city. They will also address how the recent unrest in the city and surrounding...


How To Balance Your Safety While Maintaining Social Distance During Coronavirus Pandemic

People over the age of 60 are some of the most at risk for COVID-19. Health experts are advising seniors to be extra careful about exposing themselves to infection by taking steps to social distance and even isolate themselves from people who are carriers of the disease. But the very measures meant to keep people from getting infected may be causing other health issues, like loneliness. On this edition of UWM Today, we look at how best to balance the desire to stay safe with the need to...


Exploring UWM Waukesha And UWM Washington County

If you asked someone how to get to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus a couple of years ago, they'd steer you to the East side of Milwaukee, where the university has grown into one of the top research universities in the country. But today, directions to UWM also lead you to Waukesha and Washington counties. That’s where UWM’s two-year campuses are located, offering another dimension in learning to people in southeastern Wisconsin. On this edition of UWM Today, we take a closer...


Get To Know WUWM General Manager John Hess

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone chats with WUWM General Manager John Hess , who joined the station in January. He is a 30 year veteran of the media industry, working in television, radio and newspapers throughout his career.


UWM Professors Discuss Why COVID-19 Is Affecting Milwaukee The Way It Is

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of us in Wisconsin. But here in Milwaukee some members of our community have been particularly hard hit. Four Milwaukee ZIP codes show the highest incidence of infection — two are predominantly African American and two are Hispanic . On this edition of UWM Today, we take a closer look at why Milwaukee is facing what Gov. Tony Evers called "a crisis within a crisis." Our guests are three faculty members at UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health: Amanda...


The Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact On Mental Health

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sicken thousands of Wisconsinites and kill hundreds, the physical threat to all of us is clear. The situation is also having a major impact on our emotions. Stay-at-home orders, layoffs, furloughs, home schooling, and isolation for many, they all add up to a huge disruption in the way we see the world and the way we feel about ourselves. On this edition of UWM Today, we examine the ways in which the coronavirus is creating a public mental health...


Urban Landscape Experts Discuss The 'Updated Face' Of Milwaukee

When the Democratic National Convention comes to Milwaukee this summer, the more than 50,000 attendees will see a very different downtown Milwaukee than they would have 10 years ago. It’s no secret that the city of Milwaukee has changed dramatically over the years, and that change continues today with hundreds of millions of dollars in new construction on the drawing boards. On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on the updated face of the city of Milwaukee. Joining us are two experts on...


UWM Researcher Discusses Young Fathers In Age Of Unwed Parenthood

If you're married and have children, you know how challenging it is to be a both a good partner and a good care giver to your kids. Imagine having to do that parenting on your own. That's the norm for many in America today where 40% of the babies are born to unwed parents. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to a UWM researcher who has been studying ways of getting fathers more involved in raising their child. Paul Florsheim is a professor of Community and Behavioral Health Promotion in...


The Coronavirus' Impact On UW-Milwaukee

For the past few weeks, all of us have been living with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. It has changed our way of life as we watch huge numbers of Americans, including members of our own community, fall ill and sadly, too often, die from the effects of the virus. On today’s program we talk about the impact COVID-19 is having on UW-Milwaukee, with 26,000 students, the largest university in our region. We are going to hear from the people who are helping to lead the university through...


Looking Back At William Proxmire — A Wisconsin Politician Who Was Popular With Voters On Both Sides

As this political year continues to heat up with claims and counterclaims about which candidates are best suited to represent us, it can all be a bit overwhelming. It seems like we were never as divided as we are today. So this week on UWM Today, we're pushing the pause button on the current political debates. We're going to take a little history lesson, looking back at a Wisconsin politician who was so popular with voters on both sides of the aisle that he didn’t even have to raise any...


Toxic Algae: Exploring What's Behind It And What Can Be Done To Prevent It

While the winter weather is still going strong, that hasn’t stopped scientists at UW-Milwaukee from continuing their research on a big problem facing many of Wisconsin’s lakes: toxic algae. If you've driven by the lagoon at Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park at the lakefront, you've probably seen the culprit up close. The blue-green algae has covered the southern part of the lagoon like a blanket — and the risk to anyone wading into that water is great. What’s behind the hazard? And what can be done...


UWM Professor Talks Daytime Soap Opera And TV History

There was once a time when flipping through the channels on your television during the day meant inevitably coming across soap operas. At one point, nearly 20 different daytime soaps were on the air. They were ubiquitous. Even if you weren’t a fan, it was impossible to miss them. Today, only four are left on the main broadcast networks, but the impact the programs have had on our culture is profound. On this edition of UWM Today, we welcome Elana Levine, who has just written a book that...


UWM Researchers Have Developed Chemical Compounds That Could Provide Non-Addictive Pain Relief

Every year thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses. More than half of those deaths involve the use of opioids, which were created to help people deal with debilitating pain. Finding alternatives to opioids would literally be a lifesaver for many. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet two UW-Milwaukee researchers who have developed chemical compounds that could help people relieve their painful symptoms without the risk present in the opioid drugs on the market. Joining us in the...


Obesity & Special Needs Kids: UWM Expert Leads $3.6 Million Federal Grant To Research Child Obesity

Keeping your weight under control is one of the guiding rules we hear from our doctors. For adults it can be a challenge. But for children, especially those with special needs, dealing with obesity can be particularly difficult. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet an expert on child obesity. Michele Polfuss is an associate professor at UWM’s College of Nursing. She is leading a $3.6 million federal grant to investigate weight issues. Polfuss is also serving as the joint research chair in...


Learn About The UWM Honors College & The Students It Serves

With more than 27,000 students, UWM has grown into a top tier research university. While there are many points of pride within the institution, one area stands apart from the other programs: the Honors College. It’s a community of students and teachers devoted to excellence in learning. Just under 700 students are in the Honors College where the focus is on small classes with top professors from across the campus. In addition to outstanding academics, the Honors College also offers students...


Peck School Of The Arts And Film In Milwaukee

Over the past few years, the film industry in Milwaukee has grown tremendously. Independent producers and production houses have sprung up throughout the area. In fact, there are more people employed in the film industry here today than are working in the business that made Milwaukee famous – beer. A key factor in the film industries rapid growth is UWM, which has one of the top film study programs in the world. On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on film. Joining us in the studio is...


Meet Two UWM Experts Who Are Developing Microgrids

When we walk into a room and switch on the lights we take what happens next for granted. In an instant, electricity powers lights, computers, air conditioning, TVs and so much more. But as reliable as the power system is, transmission lines can be knocked down during storms. Meanwhile, the U.S. military faces other challenges when it needs to establish a base in the middle of nowhere and reliable power systems aren’t available. So, what’s the solution? On this edition of UWM Today, we talk...


Aging Americans: Researcher Looks To Help Older People Be Safer & Healthier

As we age we all hope for a retirement with good health and security. But studies show that one in 10 Americans over the age of 65 experience neglect, exploitation or elder abuse — a startling statistic that should concern everyone. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to an expert on aging who’s researching ways to help older Americans lead a safer and healthier life. Colleen Galambos is a professor of social work at UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Recently, she was appointed...


WUWM's Dave Edwards Reflects On His Career

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone turns the tables and interviews WUWM's General Manager Dave Edwards about his career as he prepares to retire from his position after more than 35 years.


UWM Professor Explores How Light Therapy Could Help People With Multiple Sclerosis

Each week more than 200 people in the United States are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. They join more than 1 million other Americans who have contracted the disease. If you know someone with MS, you may have heard their stories of searching for a cure or looking for a treatment that will help relieve their symptoms. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk with a UWM researcher who’s exploring the role that light therapy may have in helping MS victims. Jeri-Anne Lyons is a professor of...