July 22-28, 2011

NEWS

OPINION: Moving downtown
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 25, 2011
Eventually, as we have argued in the past, the line could be extended to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Miller Park and the County Grounds.

Polished nail salon owner takes pride in details
Brookfield Now – July 27, 2011
Manicuring was only supposed to be a part-time job for Alexandria Volk – temporary employment to help fund her pursuit of a degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

1979 U.S. default hints at possible calamity if debt ceiling isn’t raised
Chicago Tribune – July 27, 2011
A study by Terry Zivney, now at Ball State University, and Richard Marcus, of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, published a decade later in The Financial Review calculated that the government’s lapse cost an extra 60 basis points on some federal debt.

Milwaukee aldermen approve downtown streetcar line
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 26, 2011
Barrett, Kovac and Bauman said they viewed the initial line as a starter system that could be expanded if it is successful, with potential extensions to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Mitchell International Airport and various neighborhoods.

Milwaukee College Prep scurries to open 2 new buildings
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 26, 2011
Prep’s original campus at 36th Street will continue to be chartered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Johnson Controls gets close look at batteries
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 26, 2011
The opening of the battery technology lab comes weeks after the company announced a multimillion-dollar investment to create new labs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Madison.

Milwaukee streetcar approval comes with spending safeguards
Milwaukee Business Journal – July 26, 2011
City officials plan to apply for more federal grants that would extend the streetcar route toward the Frontier Airlines Center and to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus.

It’s summer, but there’s still school news
OnMilwaukee.com – July 26, 2011
The board will consider a proposal by MPS administration to continue a decade-old relationship with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Children’s Center on Kenwood and Maryland to provide kindergarten services for Hartford University School, located just across the street.

Tammy Rivera takes interim post
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 25, 2011
She operates the consulting firm, Xecutiva and is finishing work on her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Taking steps to prevent memory loss
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 25, 2011
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are studying whether exercise can stall this form of memory loss – called amnestic mild cognitive impairment, or aMCI – and stave off the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Propranolol Prevents Cocaine-Associated Memory Retrieval
Doctors Lounge – July 25, 2011
James M. Otis, O.D., and Devin Mueller, Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, investigated the role of β-adrenergic receptor activation in the retrieval of cocaine-associated memory.

Richard Dawkins, check the evidence on the ‘chilly climate’ for women
The Guardian – July 24, 2011
The minor slights that create such an atmosphere do have a notable effect on women: a study of female engineers by Romila Singh of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides evidence to support the idea that sexism in the workplace can have negative effects on employees.

A Fil-Am book fair in San Francisco
Philippine Star – July 22, 2011
How I got published by Schaffner is an interesting little story in itself. Twenty years ago, when I was writing Killing Time as part of my doctoral dissertation project at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Large majority of metro Milwaukee residents satisifed with municipal services, says poll that also explores interest in shared services
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 22, 2011
The scientific poll of 391 residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties was conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Public Policy Forum research organization and The Business Journal.

Lightning hits house near UWM, causing roof fire
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 22, 2011
The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a roof fire caused by a lightning strike about 9 a.m. Friday near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus.

Gilbert forges partnerships to build UWM
Milwaukee Business Jounral – July 22, 2011
Gilbert, president of The UWM Real Estate Foundation Inc., seems to thrive in the role of a facilitator who works to achieve an end goal that someone else first envisioned.

Honeywell Reports Second Quarter Sales Up 15% to $9.1 Billion and Earnings Per Share Up 40% to $1.02
Market Watch – July 22, 2011
Building Solutions completed the first phase of energy-efficient building upgrades at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), which will save the school an estimated $620,000 in annual energy costs.

Telecommuters are happier — and more productive
Yahoo News Canada – July 21, 2011
The study out of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Northwestern University wanted to look at how interaction and connection with coworkers contributed to job satisfaction.

SPORTS

All-City Diving: Record number of particpants take plunge
Madison.com – July 27, 2011
The same can be said for Trevor Sisson, a Division 2 state champion at Monona Grove and current UW-Milwaukee diver.

UWM to open against UW, play at Oklahoma, Baylor
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 21, 2011
The UW-Milwaukee women’s team will play national powers Oklahoma and Baylor on the road next season.

ARTS

UWM makes list of 25 best film schools
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 28, 2011
But the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been ranked as having the 20th best film school in the country, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Musical peeks; $5 or less
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 27, 2011
Elsewhere in the building, Present Music will present concert videos by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee film students featuring the Present Music ensemble and other contemporary music ensembles from 5 to 7:45 p.m. in the lower level.

On Stage July 26: Legends and rising stars close out the month
Third Coast Digest – July 26, 2011
Over at the Peck School of the Arts, some of the best developing dancer-choreographers will show their stuff at the school’s annual Dancemakers show.

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