Week ending September 22, 2011


Opinion: Collaboration: not a luxury, a necessity
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 17, 2011
Through the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium, which includes the colleges of engineering at UW-Madison and the Milwaukee School of Engineering as well as Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee and eight industry partners, research is under way on biofuels, wind power, energy storage and building energy efficiency.

Opinion: A look at our water potential
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 17, 2011
Other recent milestones, such as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, the Fifth Ward water-tech accelerator and numerous collaboration agreements between American and Singapore universities signed during Singapore International Water Week, continue to bring national and international attention to Milwaukee as an emerging world water hub.

UW-Milwaukee Ahmadiyya Muslim student organization holds blood drive

Fox 6 – September 20, 2011

Erfan Ahmad is a member of the UW-Milwaukee Ahmadiyya Muslim student organization, which helped organize the blood drive at the University Union.

Milwaukee must “Get Smarter”
OnMilwaukee.com – September 21, 2011
Father Scott Pilarz brings a New Jersey flair to his job as the president at Marquette, and Mike Lovell brings a western Pennsylvania moxie to his position as chancellor at UWM.

Carnivorous plant inspires super-slippery material
New Scientist – September 21, 2011
“It’s interesting that it combines self-lubrication, self-healing and self-cleaning, which are different processes,” says Michael Nosonovsky of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Experts say Hispanic students need more cultural lessons, college options to succeed
Racine Journal Times – September 21, 2011
Classes in college and at K-12 schools should also include Hispanic culture and history because if students find a relevance between school and their lives they are more apt to stay in school, said conference speaker Enrique Figueroa, associate professor and director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Roberto Hernandez Center, which provides academic services to promote Hispanic student success.

Non-traditional family roles encourage gender equality
Zee News – September 20, 2011
A sociologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has revealed that non-traditional family roles in heterosexual couples could cause changes in marital relationships that promote gender equality – the opposite effect that traditional roles encourage.

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight – Wauwatosa
Milwaukee Business Journal – September 20, 2011
Construction of a 25,000-square-foot business accelerator is expected to begin in early 2012, representing the first new building in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s 71-acre Innovation Park development at the northeast corner of Highway 45 and Watertown Plank Road, said Nancy Welch, Wauwatosa’s director of community development.

MPS considers future of buildings
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 19, 2011
Lois Quinn, a senior scientist for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Employment and Training Institute, has been studying census data and other aspects of the city’s demographics for 25 years and has shared recent data with MPS officials.

Appleton soldier killed in Afghanistan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 19, 2011
On each combat tour, he brought a special memento: an American flag signed by students and staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – a gift from a family friend who is an instructor at UWM.

Grant announced to create training programs in water technology
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 19, 2011
The three-year, $498,216 grant will be shared by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Waukesha County Technical College, and the Milwaukee Water Council trade group.
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Milwaukee recognized for urban farms, aquaponics
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 19, 2011
UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell noted in the IBM video that the university launched the nation’s first graduate School of Freshwater Sciences “because we are located right here along the banks of Lake Michigan, and this gives a real competitive advantage because water is becoming such a scarce resource.”

UW-Manitowoc announces new staff
Herald Times Reporter – September 18, 2011
Rosemary Walzer, associate lecturer of music, recently served as a graduate conducting associate for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Band Department.

Workers offer insight – if asked
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 17, 2011
The best places to work are obsessed with measuring employee satisfaction, said Mark Mone, a professor of organizations and strategic management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Recent winters cold? Actually, warm days ruled
MSNBC – September 16, 2011
Climate swings occur over many timescales, agreed Anastasios Tsonis of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, including those created by the oscillations.

UWM Research Foundation awards additional catalyst grants
BizTimes.com – September 16, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation recently awarded $435,000 in new catalyst grants with support from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation.

UWM study notes impact of county transit cuts
BizTimes.com – September 16, 2011
A new study by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee shows that the proposed 2012 budget cuts to the Milwaukee County Transit System would result in the loss of bus service to 997 employers, affecting thousands of employees at those companies.

County wants former KRM money for express bus routes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 15, 2011
Bayshore-Airport Express, connecting Bayshore Town Center in Glendale with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, downtown and Mitchell International Airport, running along parts of existing Routes 11 (Holton Ave.-Greenfield Ave./Howell Ave.) and 15 (Oakland Ave.-Kinnickinnic Ave.), from 4:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.


Jeter adds familiar faces to UWM coaching staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 21, 2011
Three former players have been appointed to new positions on UW-Milwaukee basketball coach Rob Jeter’s coaching and administrative staff.

Catching up on campus
Wisconsin Soccer Central – September 20, 2011
UW-Milwaukee senior forward Sarah Hagen(Appleton North) and Marquette sophomore forward Maegan Kelly are among the top scorers in the women’s Division I ranks.

Morning State Sports Briefs: Waunakee still the state’s top large school grid team
Pierce Country Herald – September 20, 2011
Jake Reilly of UW-Milwaukee was named today as the Horizon League men’s cross country runner-of-the-week.

Milwaukee Talks: UWM soccer player Sarah Hagen
OnMilwaukee.com – September 18, 2011
In just three years on the Milwaukee Panthers women’s soccer team, Sarah Hagen has become arguably the best soccer player in Horizon League history and one of the better players in the country.

Roundup: UW-Milwaukee defeats Phoenix volleyball team
Green Bay Press Gazette – September 16, 2011
Abbey Gitter and Lyndsay Zabkowicz each had 17 kills for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay volleyball team, but defending Horizon League champion UW-Milwaukee (8-4, 1-0) took down the Phoenix 25-23, 25-15, 24-26, 25-23 on Friday.


UWM Peck School Department of Dance Receives NASD Accreditation
BroadwayWorld.com – September 22, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts announced today that the Department of Dance has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

Iconic public art planned for Bay View
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 21, 2011
The Bay View Art Stop Committee includes Zielinski; Kerry Yandell, owner of art gallery BYO Studio and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning; Eric Ponto, a Bay View resident and architect; Amy Heart of the city’s Office of Environmental Sustainability ; Milwaukee County supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic; and others.

About Face Hosts Jan Serr Opening Reception 9/18
BroadwayWorld.com – September 18, 2011
In the Continuum 10 Exhibition About Face | Jan Serr, UWM Peck School of the Arts alumnae Jan Serr explores figurative painting, although she is known primarily for her landscapes and still lifes.

News @ the Peck School of the Arts

+ docUWM’s “Passing the Baton – The Joe Sims’ Milwaukee Striders Story “ part of 2011 Milwaukee Film Festival line-up
For 30 years, the late Joe Sims worked tirelessly to give Milwaukee urban youth something positive to do in the summers and to help them find a road to college that is so difficult for many to achieve. Through his Milwaukee Striders Track Club, Sims taught hundreds of kids how…
+ Music Faculty Sheila Feay-Shaw’s research helping to revise national standards for arts education in the U.S.
Music faculty Sheila Feay-Shaw’s report “Cultural Consciousness in Secondary Music Education: Issues of Pedagogy and Philosphy” is being utilized in conjunction with the efforts of the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards to revise the national standards for arts education in the United States. Her report, along with the work…
+ Film Chair Rob Yeo talk about Film at UWM
UWM Today on WUWM September 22, 2011 Host Tom Luljak talks with Rob Yeo, UWM associate professor and chair of the Department of Film in the Peck School of the Arts, about the international recognition the department has received and how it has created a “niche” with a Midwestern location…
+ UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Dance receives National Association of Schools of Dance accreditation!
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts is excited to announce that the Department of Dance has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). NASD is an association of approximately 72 schools of dance, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including postsecondary non-degree-granting…
+ On Stage 9/20: Classical music returns to Milwaukee in force

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