Week ending Aug. 18, 2011


EPA awards Great Lakes restoration funds in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 17, 2011
The Wisconsin projects announced Wednesday include: $85,000 for stormwater management at UW-Milwaukee’s power plant.

Democrats hold seats in Wisconsin recall elections
Reuters – August 17, 2011
“This was a political Rorschach test in that anyone can read anything into the result,” said Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee governmental affairs professor and former Democratic lawmaker. “Politically, it was a draw.”

In Iowa, Obama Issues Call To Action
NPR – August 16, 2011
Aaron Schutz says the strategy is not without risks. He’s an education professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, who has written about community organizing.

In Lake Michigan, resilient whitefish, fishermen fight for a comeback
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 16, 2011
“I tell folks that a good part of the reason (people) care about the Gulf oil spill is that they care about the oysters, the shrimp, etcetera – it’s a connection,” says John Janssen, a fisheries biologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Great Lakes WATER Institute.

Wirch, Holperin win Senate recalls; GOP retains 17-16 majority
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 16, 2011
Mordecai Lee, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, called the results of the entire recall process “muddled” in that both Democrats and Republicans could claim some sense of victory while also experiencing defeats.

JCC Names New Chief Financial Officer
Whitefish Bay Patch – August 16, 2011
Leibl is a CPA with a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Craction: A fantasy-football tool for the rest of us?
CNET – August 16, 2011
The game launched online this month, but Scott Schmidt developed it in 2000 when he was a business student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

New director selected for Glen Rock Library
NorthJersey.com – August 16, 2011
Wald holds a master’s of library and information science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a master’s degree in social work from Yeshiva University and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

Milwaukee-based researchers study prenatal exposure to toxins
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 15, 2011
Michael Laiosa, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Public Health, and neonatologist Venkatesh Sampath, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, want to understand how genetics and the environment affect the health of humans during the most vulnerable stages of development.

Seeking a Safer Future for Electricity’s Coal Ash Waste
National Geographic – August 15, 2011
Nikhil Gupta at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Pradeep Rohatgi at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have developed and stress-tested metals made with up to 50 percent fly ash instead of aluminum.

Milwaukee health report shows no gains
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 15, 2011
The center is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Aurora Health Care Inc.

New Salon Owner in Shorewood Confident in Unique Presence
Shorewood Patch – August 15, 2011
Moritz studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has created public art for the village in the past, including a bench and a butterfly sculpture.

Apple Decided to Delete an Entire Galaxy (and More)
Tom’s Guide –August 15, 2011
David Kaplan, assistant professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, sent the above gif image illustrating the differences between Apple’s wallpaper and real life.

Wisconsin’s historic recall elections wrap up this week
Reuters – August 15, 2011
“As always in Wisconsin politics, one has to give the incumbent an edge,” said Mordecai Lee, governmental affairs professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Republicans, Dems disagree on fairness of new redistricting map
LaCrosse Tribune – August 14, 2011
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee history professor Margo Anderson said Democrats see the maps as just another piece of the Republican agenda — the budget cuts that have defined Walker’s administration and spurred this summer’s recall fever.

Algae blooms foul Great Lakes
The Detroit News – August 13, 2011
“The conclusion we’ve come to is that invasive species — zebra and quagga mussels — have really cleared up the water as filter feeders,” said Harvey Bootsma, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

Chocolate Candy, Ten-Year-Old Girls, and Global Disasters: Why Business Leaders Say They’re Uncertain About the Future
Forbes – August 11, 2011
Just today, it was reported that a computer system at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) was hacked and contaminated with mal-ware, exposing the names and Social Security numbers of about 75,000 students, faculty, and staff.

Security Breach Hits Wisconsin University Server Storing Student, Faculty SSNs
eWeek – August 11, 2011
Former and current faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee may have had their Social Security numbers exposed by malware.
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Village Business Owners Unhappy over New Parking Restrictions; Residents Say It’s Working
Shorewood Patch – August 11, 2011
Nearly a month after signs went up restricting daytime parking to two hours in a portion of the village, in an effort to discourage University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students and staff from parking on Shorewood streets, village business owners and apartment managers pleaded with the Village Board for help.

New leaders named at six Spring Branch ISD schools
The Memorial Examiner – August 11, 2011
A 1978 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she taught special education in Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wis., schools.

UW Schools On Alert After Security Breach
WBAY – August 11, 2011
UW-Milwaukee recently went through a scary security breach when one of its computers systems was hacked.


Men’s basketball: Tough tests await UWGB on road
Green Bay Press Gazette – August 16, 2011
The rivalry games against UW-Milwaukee are Jan. 7 on the road and Feb. 4 at home, both Saturdays.

Schaumburg hoops star lands safely at Tennessee
Chicago Daily Herald – August 15, 2011
For the next 10 years — save the 2005-06 season when Pearl left to coach Tennessee while Pancratz finished his playing career at UWM — the pair stuck together.

Hagen, Nosbusch repeat on WPSL teams
Wisconsin Soccer Central – August 13, 2011
UW-Milwaukee’s Hagen was named to the All-WPSL first team and Nosbusch, a standout at the University of Wisconsin, was a second-team selection, the second straight season the Nationals’ forwards were so honored.

Hagen shares WPSL Midwest award
Wisconsin Soccer Central – August 11, 2011
But this time around, the UW-Milwaukee star had to share the award.

UWM Basketball player facing charges related to drunk driving in Iowa
Fox 6 – August 12, 2011
A UW-Milwaukee basketball player is in trouble after a police chase in Iowa.


On Tap Today: Stars, gardens, a civilized spot of tea
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 16, 2011
David D. Buck, professor emeritus of history at UW – Milwaukee, will talk about “the emperor’s private paradise.” It starts at 1:30 p.m., and is free with regular museum admission.

Swan song for Heritage Chorale director
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 14, 2011
The Heritage Chorale of Milwaukee will present its summer concert “From Mozart to Motown – A 28-Year Journey” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Music Building Recital Hall, 3223 N. Downer Ave.

Art and History Meet in the Street
Shorewood Patch – August 13, 2011
This fall, Shorewood will launch a one-day, art-on-the-street event, featuring original works from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students.

Nicholas Frank resigns as curator at UWM’s Inova
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 13, 2011
Nicholas Frank has resigned his position as curator at Inova at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, one of the city’s premier venues for contemporary art.

Trailers of UWM Cinema’s amazing fall lineup
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 12, 2011
But it’s a film festival every week at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Union Theatre, starting next month and running through Dec. 17.

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