Week ending Nov. 17, 2011

NEWS

International students pump $10M a year into regional economy
LaCrosse Tribune – November 17, 2011
The local impact of UW-L international students ranked third in the state, after UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee.

UW System could lose $65 million, UWM and Madison campuses most affected
FOX 6 – November 16, 2011
UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee would lose the most under the plan to “lapse,” or cut, $65 million from the UW System.

MLB commissions a Miller Park study
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 16, 2011
The study, already under way, is led by Professor Swarnjit S. Arora, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee economics professor. The Marquette University Law School’s Sports Law Institute is also lending some expertise as well.

Petition drive launched to recall Wisconsin governor
Los Angeles Times – November 16, 2011
“We’re the nice people,” said Mordecai Lee, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “We don’t litter on highways. We say ‘excuse me’ when we bump into each other. Wisconsin culture had resisted the nationalization of politics for just so long. But it’s like the wall suddenly collapsed a year ago.”

Wauwatosa keeps Aaa bond rating
BizTimes.com – November 15, 2011
The city is currently working on the Milwaukee County Research Park, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Park and the Burleigh Triangle.

Democratic Effort to Recall Wisconsin Governor Begins Tuesday
Fox News – November 15, 2011
“I’m predicting $100 million,” Said Mordecai Lee, Political Science Professor at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Medical College appoints Kerschner dean
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 14, 2011
Raymond has launched with Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Froedtert and Children’s hospitals a consortium on health care economics and innovation and explored forming new relationships with rural health care systems.

Campus Connection: International student enrollments hit record high
Capital Times – November 14, 2011
Another 1,102 attended UW-Milwaukee, with Marquette University (509), UW-La Crosse (396) and UW-Eau Claire (228) rounding out the top five state institutions with the highest number of international students.

Apartment building in Riverwest includes ad space
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 14, 2011
Some of the renters could include University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate students, and older undergraduates, Davies said.

Beautiful people earn more, are happier, researcher finds
The Globe and Mail – November 14, 2011
One new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, for instance, found companies with chief executives who have higher facial widths tend to fare better financially.

India city sets standard for improving survival rates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 13. 2011
“They are very aware they need science and technology,” said Pradeep Rohatgi, an engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who set up one of Trivandrum’s state-funded engineering research labs earlier in his career.

Where city factories, and now babies, die
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 12, 2011
During that time frame, the overall rates of poverty and unemployment in 53210 tripled. When the housing sector collapsed under the weight of subprime debt, the area felt the impact with particular force. “Nearly every block in the ZIP code has problem properties reaching the sheriff sale stage,” according to a study of 53210 by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

School districts survey adds to recall menu
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 12, 2011
Said Mordecai Lee, a UW-Milwaukee political scientist, “The collective bargaining bill is the marquee star” of campaign issues – Act 10, which trimmed public employee collective bargaining – though “it’s linked to education.”

UWM professor considers satanic sex ritual stabbing “bizarre”
620 WTMJ – November 10, 2011
Stan Stojkovic is a professor of Social Welfare at UWM and told TODAY’S TMJ4, “The idea of Satanism and Werewolves, this sounds more like Hollywood. This sounds more like drama than it does any human behavior.”

SPORTS

UWM Women’s Soccer Defeating Odds On and Off the Field
620 WTMJ – November 15, 2011
Quietly, on the East side of Milwaukee, the Panther women’s soccer team is rising up the charts.

Milwaukee’s seeds of success take root
ESPN – November 15, 2011
Laura Moynihan came up with a simple slogan to stoke excitement surrounding the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s soccer program when she took over as head coach prior to the 1991 season.

NIU men’s hoops shows improvement in close loss to UW-Milwaukee
Dekalb Daily Chronicle – November 15, 2011
But the odds won, the basketball smacking off the backboard just after the buzzer, handing Northern Illinois a 59-57 loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2-0) in front of 1,025 fans in Montgomery’s regular-season home opener.

Panthers hold off Huskies
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 14, 2011
UW-Milwaukee weathered some shaky shooting and Northern Illinois’ second-half rally as the Panthers pulled out a 59-57 victory Monday night at the NIU Convocation Center.

Former Ann Arbor-area prep athletes succeeding at the next level
AnnArbor.com – November 14, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament over the weekend with a 3-0 win over Illinois State. Huron graduate Helen Steinhauser is a junior midfielder for the Horizon League champion Panthers (19-2) and is fourth on the team in points with four goals and five assists.

UWM Soccer: Panther women win, advance in NCAA
ThirdCoast Digest – November 13, 2011
A speedy, determined UWM Panther soccer squad overwhelmed the Illinois State Redbirds Saturday night, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Panthers get elusive NCAA tournament victory
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 12, 2011
UW-Milwaukee women’s soccer coach Mike Moynihan said it was time to quit talking about an NCAA tournament victory and start doing.

Banged-up Panthers win opener
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 12, 2011
The good news for the UW-Milwaukee Panthers was that a lot of players got to play in their 71-65 season-opening victory over Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Arena.

Tall Clinton lefty Langley joining UWM
Beloit Daily News – November 12, 2011
The 6-foot-6 left hander signed a letter of intent with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Friday night, achieving his dream of playing collegiate baseball.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Leads Border Battle
CollegeSwimming.com – November 11, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s swimming team had a strong showing in the first session of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Border Battle meet Friday night.

UW women’s basketball: Kelsey era starts with a victory at UW-Milwaukee
Madison.com – November 12, 2011
The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team accomplished just that Friday night in a 68-51 romp over UW-Milwaukee in Kelsey’s regular season coaching debut before a crowd of 1,316 at the Klotsche Center.

Badgers too tall of an order for Panthers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 11, 2011
After her Badgers defeated UW-Milwaukee, 68-51, at the Klotsche Center on Friday night and also crushed the Panthers on the boards, 48-24, Kelsey hadn’t noticed until well after the game.

Prep sports: Madison Edgewood pals Arians, Lake make college decisions official
Madison.com – November 11, 2011
Then it was Arians’ turn to sign his NLI to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to play basketball.

UW women’s basketball: Kelsey new to job, but not to peers
Capital Times – November 11, 2011
That work ethic, along with the positive recommendations of giants of the women’s basketball world like Foster and Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer, have helped Kelsey rise through the ranks to the point that she will be making her head coaching debut tonight when she leads the Badgers at UW-Milwaukee.

ARTS

UW-Milwaukee: Artists’ books cast a penetrating light at UWM Exhibition
WisBusiness.com – November 17, 2011
A selection of outstanding contemporary artists’ books from the UWM Libraries’ Special Collections is on display through Dec. 30 in the Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery of the Golda Meir Library.

UWM Peck School of the Arts Announces Upcoming Events & Workshops
BroadwayWorld.com – November 16, 2011
Just released! Doc|UWM presents their first Cream City Soundcheck video.

Park Forest native Daneille at Freedom Hall
Southtown Star – November 16, 2011
Daneille received an honorable mention from the National Association of Teachers of Singing and had a young artist slot at the International Art Song Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

‘Shutter’ opens at UWM Friday
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 14, 2011
|Many of the photographers included in “Shutter,” a new exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, are journalists who, at some point, encountered a story with a more open ended narrative, a story that became a personal pursuit.

Chamber Music Milwaukee: Six delights
ThirdCoast Digest – November 12, 2011
An enthusiastic, relatively young audience heard six different ensembles at the Chamber Music Milwaukee concert Thursday (Nov. 10) evening at the UWM Zelazo Center.

Arts groups find beauty together in ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 11, 2011
Directed by Dani Kuepper of Danceworks, Jill Anna Ponasik of Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Simone Ferro of the UWM Dance Department, with Richard Hynson leading the Chamber Orchestra, the production filled the highly adaptable performance space of Calvary Presbyterian Church with steamy tangos, fine singing, expressive dance and a haunting tale.

Going ‘Downhill’ at UWM; Heading back to ‘Idaho'; Mitchum in the ‘Middle'; Allis brings back Durbin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 10, 2011
Check it out for yourself in free screenings at 9 p.m. Friday, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday at UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

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