Week Ending Feb. 2, 2012

NEWS

Series of Public Meetings on Innovation Park Begins
Wauwatosa Patch – February 2, 2012
A series of public meetings on plans for the first elements of UWM’s Innovation Park begins this evening and continues through the month.

Walker’s Union Law Saves Wisconsin Money as Teachers Quit School
BusinessWeek – February 2, 2012
“It’s like that old labor song, ‘Whose Side Are You On?’” said Mordecai Lee, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. “In Wisconsin, just about everyone except the little old lady off the grid has taken sides.”

Collins Engineers Donates ROV to UW-Milwaukee
MarineLink.com – January 31, 2012
With the goal of enriching students’ educational experiences and enhancing the research capabilities of marine scientists on the Great Lakes, Collins Engineers, Inc. (Collins) has donated a Phantom-300 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science (SFS), located at the Great Lakes WATER Institute.

Dept. of Workforce Dev. Sec. visits Milwaukee Job Corps
Fox 6 – January 31, 2012
A recent UW-Milwaukee study that found less than 50 percent of black males living in Milwaukee between the ages of 16 to 64 were employed in 2010 has reached Governor Walker’s office.

Handicapping the gubernatorial recall
Wisconsin Radio Network – January 30, 2012
UW-Milwaukee professor Mordecai Lee says Walker has the advantage of being an incumbent with nearly unlimited funds and a highly mobilized base of support.

New employment numbers “Extremely Disheartening”
Milwaukee Courier – January 28, 2012
This week’s top-of-the page headline in the Journal Sentinel notes the sad reality of African American male employment in Milwaukee, as a new study by UW-Milwaukee researchers shows that the already very poor employment situation for African American males in Milwaukee is actually getting worse.

‘Remarkable Milwaukee’ setting the stage for Milwaukee’s future
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 27, 2012
About a year ago, city officials and a group of architects and engineers at UWM – guided by internationally known artist, landscape architect and urban planner Herbert Dreiseitl – set out to study the possibilities.

SPORTS

UWM athletic study delayed until March
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 2, 2012
The release of a strategic plan for the future of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been delayed until March, according to Athletic Director Rick Costello.

ARTS

Festival of Films in French begins at UWM
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 2, 2012
This year’s festival includes a number of Milwaukee premieres, including “Queen to Play (Joueuse),” with Sandrine Bonnaire as a maid at a Corsican resort who becomes fascinated by the game of chess, seeking lessons from an American intellectual played by Kevin Kline.