Week ending Jan. 19, 2012


Government reorganizations aren’t easy, history shows
Washington Post – Jan. 14, 2012
“It got lost in the chaos of Watergate, even though it was a good idea,” said Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee …”

Wisconsin lost 3,900 private-sector jobs in December
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Jan. 19, 2012
Given robust hiring last month at the national level, “I did not expect a sixth month of decline in Wisconsin,” said UWM  labor economist John Heywood

State makes $750,000 grant to water tech incubator
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Jan. 19, 2012
UWM and the water council are raising private funds to develop a business park building that would include the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences’ applied engineering research, the school’s administrative headquarters, a conference center and the council’s offices.

Wisconsin to support tenants in Milwaukee Water Council building
Milwaukee Business Journal – January 19, 2012
Organizations that have committed to occupy space in the building include the Water Council, Badger Meter, A.O. Smith, Veolia, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Can Water Save Milwaukee?
The Atlantic Cities – January 19, 2012
Last year, with $50 million in state backing, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee opened the country’s first-ever School of Freshwater Studies and Marquette University added a water law program.

Recall Organizers Lay Out Plans for Signature Turnover
WUWM – January 16, 2012
One person surprised that Walker’s detractors may have collected the number of signatures needed is UW-Milwaukee Governmental Affairs Professor Mordecai Lee.

Aurora Sinai could become an outpatient center
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 15, 2012
Aurora would be saddled with a largely empty building. But it has considered building a research center at a site near the hospital and near the future site of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Public Health at the former Pabst Brewery.

Recall Supporters Confident, But Wis. GOP Has Sway
NPR – January 14, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science professor Mordecai Lee says it’s an impressive number, given the high threshold needed to force a recall in Wisconsin.

City shows its newest ‘Strong Baby’ poster
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 13, 2012
The Milwaukee Health Department and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health worked together to launch the ad, which is the fifth installment of the ongoing “Strong Baby” campaign.


The new, new wave: UWM Production Club takes a shot at cinematic greatness
A.V. Club Milwaukee – January 19, 2011
If they were born 50 years earlier, the members of the UWM Production Club would have been guerilla filmmakers in turtlenecks and berets, wreaking havoc on cinematic conventions with 8mm cameras in one hand and cigarettes in the other