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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.




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...

Duration: 00:28:06

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...

Duration: 00:27:48

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.

Duration: 00:29:19

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.

Duration: 00:28:28

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...

Duration: 00:27:35

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,...

Duration: 00:28:25

UWM's $200 Million Fundraising Campaign

UW-Milwaukee publicly launched its most ambitious fund-rising campaign in its 61 year history, with a goal to raise $200 million. Chancellor Mark Mone discussed the three priorities for the money being raised and the 2017-2019 state budget, which was largely positive for UWM.

Duration: 00:28:58

Meet UWM's New Men's Basketball Coach

In about a month, another wonderful aspect of college life will begin to unfold at UWM. That’s when the basketball season gets underway. This year the men’s team is being led by a new coach who arrived at UWM this summer. He is Pat Baldwin, who comes to us from Northwestern University. As an assistant coach, he helped lead Northwestern to the NCAA Tournament.

Duration: 00:28:09

Six Months Later, An Update On UWM Peck School Fire

When a fire broke out in the MainStage Theater at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts earlier this year, it caused millions of dollars in damage. Fortunately no one was injured, but the fire could not have come at a worse time as students were headed into the closing weeks of the school year with final projects and performances. As the fall semester of a new school year gets underway, we thought it was a good time for an update on where things stand with repairing all of the damage from the fire...

Duration: 00:28:37

Study Looks At Effect Exercise Has On African American Breast Cancer Patients

While remarkable progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer, not everyone is benefiting from the improvements in survival rates. African American women have a 23% lower five year survival rate than their white counterparts. Why the difference? Research shows physical exercise can play a vital role in improving the lives of breast cancer patients. On this edition of UWM Today , we take a look at a program here in Milwaukee that introduces African American women to an exercise...

Duration: 00:28:37

UW System President & UWM Chancellor Talk UW Schools & State Budget

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross joins UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the benefits of attending a UW institution, the University's role in the Foxconn project and workforce development, plus an update on the 2017-2019 state budget.

Duration: 00:29:58

The Psychology of Personalization

When was the last time you walked in to your favorite coffee shop or restaurant and were greeted by your first name? It’s a good feeling, isn’t it? But does that personal touch translate into increased sales for the shop owners? That’s one of the questions being asked by a UWM researcher who is looking into the psychology of personalization and what it means in our marketing driven culture. Joining us in the studio on this edition of UWM Today is Tracy Rank-Christman, an assistant...

Duration: 00:26:32

Phenology & Climate Change: Tracking When Spring Arrives

While political debates over climate change regularly fill hours of time on TV talk shows, scientific evidence continues to show the change is real and accelerating. One of the tools used to demonstrate how much our climate is changing is phenology, or the study of changes in plants and animals tied to shifts in the environment. On this edition of UWM Today , we talk to one of the world’s experts on phenology – Mark Schwartz. Mark is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at UW-Milwaukee...

Duration: 00:28:18

A Look at UWM's Zilber School of Public Health

Throughout the past year, UWM Today has been celebrating the 60th anniversary of UWM with a closer look at the university’s 14 schools and colleges. As we head into the home stretch of our celebration, we focus today on one of the newest academic units – the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health . And our timing for this program couldn’t be better. The Zilber School was recently notified that it has received national accreditation. That makes UWM’s public health school the only...

Duration: 00:28:18

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...

Duration: 00:28:11

UWM Chancellor On Role University Plays In Providing State With Skilled Graduates

Foxconn, one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers, has signed a memo of understanding with Governor Walker for a $10 billion factory in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone says the university can play a major role in providing skilled graduates to that and other companies planning an expansion in the state. Also, the chancellor discusses how the leadership team has been working this summer to develop actions for strategic opportunities developed by...

Duration: 00:25:41

A Look at UWM's Community Design Solutions Center

One of the most remarkable pictures of economic development anywhere in the state of Wisconsin can be found in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. With the new Milwaukee Bucks arena taking shape, the Northwestern Mutual office building nearing completion and the sparkling Couture office and residential tower about to break ground, well over a billion dollars in real estate projects are underway. This is just the beginning of what some are calling the renaissance of urban Milwaukee. Where do...

Duration: 00:28:12

Sheddding Light On The Upcoming Eclipse

In a few weeks, the first total solar eclipse on America’s mainland in nearly 40 years will occur as the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth. Anticipation of this amazing astronomical event is causing a lot of excitement and interest in the study of our stars. On this edition of UWM Today we have a special guest who – pardon the pun – can shed light on the upcoming eclipse and talk about a wonderful resource at UWM that attracts thousands of people each year who want to learn more...

Duration: 00:27:55

UWM's Role In Addressing Poverty In Milwaukee

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, UW- Milwaukee is deeply embedded in the community. Every year more than 5,000 students graduate from UWM and most stay right here in the region to begin their careers. The university also works closely with businesses throughout the state on research projects designed to make them more competitive. On this edition of UWM Today, we take a closer look at another key contribution of UWM – working with community partners to address the...

Duration: 00:28:28

UWM Chancellor Talks New Men's Basketball Coach & State Budget

UW-Milwaukee is getting a new men's basketball coach. Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the departure of LaVall Jordan and the hiring of Pat Baldwin. Also an update on how the state's budget will impact UWM and a review of the UW Board of Regents meeting which was held in Milwaukee during June.

Duration: 00:29:39

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