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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.




Event at UWM Brings Attention to Love & Aging

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...


UWM Anthropologist Studys African Monkeys With SIV

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.


Scientific Discovery Turns Two UWM Physicists Into Entrepreneurs

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...


What Will Foxconn's Impact Be On Area Universities?

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.


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

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.


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

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...


Helping Students Better Understand Personal Finance

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.


Meet the Leaders of UWM's Partners for Health program

With more than 4,000 students, 30 degree programs, and 40 labs, clinics and centers, UW-Milwaukee's Partners for Health initiative brings together Wisconsin's largest college of nursing, the only school of public health, and the college of health sciences that educates professionals for hospitals and clinics statewide. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet the leaders of the Partners for Health program. Kim Litwack is dean of the college of Nursing, Ron Cisler leads the school of public...


UWM Neuroscientists Receive Major Grant To Study Brain Function

It is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. With billions of nerves and trillions of connections, the human brain is a marvel. On this edition of UWM Today , we’re going to talk about the science of our brains and more specifically, the amazing circuitry that gives us our memory. In the studio with us are two UWM neuroscientists who have each received major grants from the National Institute of Health to study brain function. Fred Helmstetter is a Distinguished...


UWM Researcher Develops Sensor To Detect Water Contaminants

When the city of Flint, Michigan discovered its water supply to homes and businesses had dangerous levels of lead poisoning the city’s residents, there was national outrage. While the situation in Flint is slowly improving, huge questions remain as communities across the country ask: Could it happen here? On this edition of UWM Today , meet one of UW-Milwaukee’s most prolific researchers who has developed special high tech sensors that could detect contaminants in the water we drink....


Why Do Women Leave STEM Careers?

For years we’ve been hearing about efforts to get more women to enter the STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. And while there are some encouraging signs that more females are becoming engineers, those gains have been offset by a steady exodus of women from the profession. On this edition of UWM Today, we’re going to find out why. Two UWM researchers have interviewed thousands of engineers around the country – both women and men - and what they learned may surprise you....


A Look at UWM Collaborations

Collaboration on and off campus is essential to UWM's relevancy in the region and state. Chancellor Mark Mone describes several partnerships aimed at expanding discovery, industry and efficiency, while positively impacting the economy. Also, work continues on the plan to merge UW System two-year campuses with four-year universities.


UWM Geologist Uncovers Evidence That Forests Once Grew In Antarctica

One of the most fascinating questions we can ask is about what our world looked like before man arrived on the scene. With a lifespan dating back more than four billion years, finding answers to those questions about earth are not easy. That is why science plays such a critical role in helping humans understand what came before us. On this edition of UWM Today , we head to Antarctica for a story about the forests that once grew in a part of the world that is now one of the most hostile...


UWM & Medical College of Wisconsin Team Up To Create NeuroMapper App

Today, on this edition of UWM Today , our topic is brain surgery. It’s a story of a fascinating collaboration between surgeons and scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee’s App Brewery. The two teams worked to develop a web based app that is used to monitor a patient’s brain activity during surgery. Joining us in the studio are Dr. David Sabsevitz, associate professor in the Neuropsychology department at the Medical College and Dustin Hahn, project Manager for UWM’s...


A Chat With UWM School of Freshwater Science's Senior Fellow in Water Policy

With the only School of Freshwater Science in the United States, UW-Milwaukee has established itself as one of the leading centers for scientific research into the Great Lakes. Now, the school is also becoming known for its work in the area of water policy. On this edition of UWM Today, Tom Luljak talks with Dan Egan, who earlier this year was named a Senior Fellow in Water Policy at the school. Dan is familiar to many of us because of his other job – a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal...


UWM Researcher Studies National Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

The number of people walking and biking for exercise is growing every year. Not only is it good for our health but it is an eco-friendly way of getting around. But where you are taking a walk or riding your bike is not always as safe as you might hope. On this edition of UWM Today , we talk to a UW-Milwaukee researcher who helped organize a national study of bike and pedestrian safety in America’s large cities and the results are surprising. Rob Schneider is an associate professor of urban...


Establishing the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at UWM

On this week's program, a discussion of the critical need for innovation and entrepreneurship in Milwaukee and the region. WUWM's Dave Edwards talks with UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone; Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; and Sheldon Lubar. Mr. Lubar and his family donated $10 million to UWM to establish the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center.


A Look at UWM's Office of Sustainability

Ten years ago, UWM became one of the first universities in the state to establish an office of sustainability to help the campus become more eco-friendly. Today the campus is recognized nationally for its efforts to conserve energy and recycle. On this edition of UWM Today , we’ll talk to the woman who is leading the sustainability program at the university - Kate Nelson.


UWM Initiative Helps Students Deal With Financial Emergencies

When students head off to college it can be the start of the most exhilarating and challenging times of their lives. Among those challenges is finding a way to pay for it all. While most students do a pretty good job figuring out the finances, there are still those surprises, like a car that breaks down or an unexpected medical bill, that can throw any financial plan off track. This fall UW-Milwaukee launched a new initiative designed to help students deal with financial emergencies so...


UWM Scientists Develop 3D Videos To Better Understand Viruses

Have you ever gone to the doctor feeling miserable and hoping to get some medication only to be told: “It’s a virus… antibiotics won’t help”? One of the challenges in treating viral infections is that viruses themselves are incredibly difficult to understand. But a team of scientists at UW-Milwaukee have helped develop an amazing technique to not only see viruses, but to create three-dimensional movies showing how viruses infect healthy cells. In the studio with us today are Abbas Ourmazd,...


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