Week ending Nov. 10, 2011

NEWS

OPINION: Jobs mantra pays off, except when it doesn’t
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 4, 2011
The local office was chosen because it is already doing research into the kind of work that will be conducted there and because of a strong talent pool from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University.

OPINION: Madison’s economic future lies along I-94, to Waukesha and Milwaukee
Isthmus – Thursday, November 3, 2011
Eighty miles from the Square, 94Labs runs another incubator in Milwaukee that’s equidistant to Marquette University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and UW-Milwaukee.

High Blood Pressure Can Make You Emotion-Blind
MyHealthNews Daily – November 10, 2011
“We want to dig deeper to discover the underlying mental and physiological reasons for this finding,” said study co-author Dr. Marcellus Merritt of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Did humans trade guts for brains?
Discover Magazine – November 9, 2011
Benjamin Campbell from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee agrees that the new study is “a point against” the expensive tissue hypothesis but he points out that the Navarrete’s general conclusions don’t hold up for primates, the group that would be most instructive for humans.

A new pay system for Wisconsin state workers
Stateline.org – November 9, 2011
Still, Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, argues that Act 10 has left the state with a structural problem on its hands.

Can Milwaukee become the Silicon Valley of water?
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago – November 8, 2011
Meeusen has built a lot of momentum over the last few years, with buy-in from dozens of local and national companies, a new initiative at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and about $4 million in federal grant support.

Lighthouse School to open on northwest side
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 8, 2011
At the time it had a charter through MPS, but it has pulled out of that deal and received charters through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the City of Milwaukee.

Wright’s windows return home to Lake Geneva
Janesville Gazette – November 8, 2011
The windows, on permanent loan from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, are on display at the Lake Geneva Public Library.

Campus Connection: Evolving from Brew City to Water Town
Capital Times – November 8, 2011
Marquette University offers options like a program in water law, and the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, about 50 miles to the west, now has a water-resources concentration. The School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, established in 2009, prepares graduate students for jobs in research, government and business.”

Southern Miss to host Tourette’s Syndrome program
Hattiesburg American – November 8, 2011
Dr. Douglas Woods from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be the presenter for the program.

Wisconsin politicians face specter of fresh recall votes
Reuters – November 8, 2011
“My instinct as an old-fashioned politician would be if there are recalls coming up then, let’s become less controversial. Let’s swing back to the middle,” said Mordecai Lee, professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a former Democratic state legislator.

Ohio vote on collective bargaining may foreshadow Wisconsin recall efforts
Wisconsin State Journal – November 8, 2011
“These two situations are about as identical as you can get,” said Mordecai Lee, UW-Milwaukee political science professor.

Developer seeks loan guarantee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 7, 2011
The $15.4 million project, known as 1150 North, would be built on 2 acres north of E. North Ave. and west of N. Commerce St., near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s RiverView Residence Hall.

Can head shape determine chances of business success?
The Guardian – November 7, 2011
The authors, Elaine Wong and Michael Haselhuhn at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Margaret Ormiston at London Business School, explain the significance of their work.

Also in: Toronto Star

Beauty pays off, researcher finds
The Republic – November 7, 2011
Elaine Wong, assistant professor of communications at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and colleagues analyzed photos of 55 male chief executives of large companies and the companies’ return on assets.

Also in: New Zealand Herald

Readers sound off about student loan debt
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 6, 2011
Kamenick earned an undergraduate degree in music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

USF Poly leader Marshall Goodman travels widely for dream of campus independence
St. Petersburg Times – November 6, 2011
As dean of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Goodman served as special assistant for globalization to then-Gov. Tommy Thompson, promoting partnerships overseas. The international flair carried over to campus, with Goodman setting up a partnership program for Wisconsin and schools all over the world.

MGAA labors for workers rights
OnMilwaukee.com – November 5, 2011
The Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association (MGAA) is a labor union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and represents graduate student employees at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Backlash Against Banks a Boon for Local Credit Unions
Port Washington-Saukville Patch – November 5, 2011
“For me it’s about keeping money local, in a not-for-profit environment,” said Sobol, an English lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

80,000 jobs added in October as hiring slows
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 4, 2011
John Heywood, a labor economist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, noted that the pace of expansion is merely enough to keep pace with the natural growth of the American population and accommodate young new graduates.

A Negative Results Search Tool
The Scientist – November 4, 2011
Enter University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, biomedical informatician Hong Yu.

Man flips into record books
Fox 6 – November 4, 2011
The “Superhuman” producers made the Chair of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Kinesiology Department Kris O’Connor, part of the program to break down what helps Evans accomplish his astonishing feat.

Also In: KPLCTV, KLTV 7

Mayor says it’s ‘very clear’ arrested photographer was journalist
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 4, 2011
Wentz-Graff, as well as two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students, were arrested Wednesday during a protest march on N. Oakland Ave., near the UWM campus.

Incubator picks up steam
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 3, 2011
In June 2010, former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago announced plans to split the operations of UWM’s new School of Freshwater Sciences.

SPORTS

Mike Sherry’s Sports Buzz: UW-Milwaukee’s women’s soccer team wins Horizon League Tournament championship again
Appleton Post Crescent – November 8, 2011
Former Appleton North standout Sarah Hagen scored two goals and had two assists as the UW-Milwaukee women’s soccer team beat Wright State 5-1 to win the Horizon League Tournament championship in Milwaukee on Sunday.

Marquette, UWM women to host first-round NCAA soccer games
Muilwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 7, 2011
Both the Marquette and UW-Milwaukee women will be hosting first-round NCAA tournament games, with the Golden Eagles facing Toledo at 6 p.m. at Valley Fields and the Panthers meeting Illinois State at 7 p.m. at Engelmann Stadium.

UWM has eyes on Horizon
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 7, 2011
And yet, UW-Milwaukee’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the league in the 2011-’12 preseason poll.

Illinois State soccer travels to Milwaukee for playoff bout
WJBC News – November 7, 2011
Illinois State women’s soccer will hit the road for a first-round NCAA playoff match at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Quick kicks: State men’s recap
Wisconsin Soccer Central – November 6, 2011
Meanwhile, UW-Milwaukee saw its season come to an end after losing a regular-season finale that ended up being like a playoff game.

UWM women’s soccer team rolls into NCAA tournament
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 6, 2011
Sarah Hagen scored two goals and assisted on two more to lead the 15th-ranked UW-Milwaukee women’s soccer team to a 5-1 rout of Wright State in the 2011 Horizon League championship match Sunday at Engelmann Stadium.

HAIL HAGEN: Double double gives Milwaukee another title
Chicagoland SoccerNews.com – November 6, 2011
Sarah Hagen scored two goals and assisted on two more to lead the No. 15 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a 5-1 rout of Wright State in the 2011 Horizon League Championship game Sunday afternoon at Engelmann Stadium.

Illinois Sweeps Illinois-Chicago, Wisconsin-Milwaukee; UWM Men Win
CollegeSwimming.com – November 5, 2011
The Fighting Illini swimming and diving team defeated both Illinois-Chicago (181.5-60.50) and Wisconsin-Milwaukee (146.5-95.50) to improve to 3-2 on the season Saturday afternoon in Chicago.

Top-ranked Badgers beat Buckeyes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 5, 2011
Illinois-Chicago 3, UWM men 1: Craig Krzyskowski scored two goals to lead the host Flames past the Panthers.

Panthers audition for key backup role
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 5, 2011
The backup point guard position is shaping up to be an important spot for this season’s UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team.

State colleges roundup Friday
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 4, 2011
Helen Steinhauser’s goal in the 35th minute was all the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s soccer team needed in a 1-0 victory over Butler in the Horizon League semifinals at Engelmann Stadium on Friday.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sweeps Wheaton
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 4, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s swimming team soundly defeated Wheaton College Friday evening and improved their record to 5-0 overall, winning all 11 events in rolling to a 125-79 win at the Chrouser Natatorium in Wheaton, Ill.

Longtime goal within Hagen’s reach
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 4, 2011
It doesn’t seem that long ago that Sarah Hagen burst onto the soccer scene at UW-Milwaukee, scoring 24 goals as a freshman and stunning everyone from her coach to her teammates to dazzled opponents.

This year’s UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team will be the Runnin’ Panthers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 4, 2011
The probable starters for the UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team this season all are listed as guards in the media guide and none is taller than 5 feet 11 inches.

Midwest, NRU Contest Women’s DI College Playoffs
RugbyMag.com – November 3, 2011
Since Eastern Illinois (4-0) doesn’t participate in playoffs, and UW Milwaukee and Illinois were disqualified from post-season play, the Western League could advance three teams.

ARTS

Fine Arts Quartet, with guest cellist Robert Cohen
ThidCoast Digest – November 8, 2011
The concert took place in the Zelazo Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where the Fine Arts Quartet is in residence.

Nohl Fellowship winners announced
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 4, 2011
He is head of the photography area at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts.

Freedom Hall Main Series Presents Marcya Daneille ’6′ Featuring Chris Greene
eNews Park Forest – November 3, 2011
She is the recipient of numerous awards including Young Artist of the Year with the Lakeview Music Society, Young Artist of the Year with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, an honorable mention from N.A.T.S. (National Association of Teachers of Singing), as well as a Young Artist slot at the International Art Song Festival held at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Short Film Festival; somber stuff at UWM; Jay DeMerit documentary premieres
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 3, 2011
It’s getting darker earlier these days – maybe that’s why the lineup at the UWM Union Theatre, is taking a turn for the somber.

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