Week Ending Feb.16, 2012


UWM provost search granted competitive salary boost
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 10, 2012
The search for a new chief academic officer for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received a competitive boost .

Building boom: Area colleges add classrooms, parking
Milwaukee Business Journal – February 10, 2012
With more than $300 million in construction or capital projects planned or under way, the changes at UWM will be transformative, one campus leader says.

Milwaukee man in Hollywood Week on American Idol
Fox 6 – February 9, 2012
Last season, Dangerfield earned a spot in the Hollywood shows, but the Green Bay native says his student teaching assignment  was too important to abandon.

Obama visits Master Lock to celebrate return of jobs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 15, 2012-
Wages are rising rapidly in China and India – nations that only a few years ago seemed to harbor inexhaustible supplies of cheap labor, said Avik Chakrabarti, an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Master Lock Insourcing: One Positive Step Or The Start Of A Trend?
WISN 12 – February 14, 2012
“It is certainly plausible that there may be more of that type of return,” said Marc Levine of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development.

Survey paints broader picture of area’s Jewish community
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 14, 2012
“What we don’t know is whether these people have been there all along,” said Sheryl Primakow, interim executive director for the federation, which hired the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research to conduct the survey.

After a year’s absence, Obama returns to a Wisconsin lagging in job growth and torn by politics
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 14, 2012
“If anything, it is providing Democrats and allied groups with more than a year of organizational effort that they can carry into the fall election,” says Holbrook, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Alcoa’s Kawneer Business and AIAS Select Design Competition Winners for “Crisis-Ready Stadium”
Market Watch – February 13, 2012
John Melby a fourth year student at the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee, was awarded first place and $3000 for his design, “Survivor One.”

Master Lock succeeds as surrounding area fails
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 13, 2012
“It’s the epicenter of Milwaukee’s economic decline over the past generation,” said Marc Levine, director of the Center for Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Chris Rickert: Falk’s pledge to union leaders hypocritical or admirable?
Wisconsin State Journal – February 12, 2012
It also might be that Falk deserves more credit than we’re giving her — a possibility UW-Milwaukee governmental affairs professor and former Democratic state lawmaker Mordecai Lee raised when I asked him about her ostensibly idiotic decision.

Anniversary of collective bargaining bill produces Madison protests
Sheboygan Press – February 11, 2012
“I think the impact of the demonstrations is nothing short of revolutionary in terms of Wisconsin politics,” said Mordecai Lee, a UW-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic state lawmaker.

GAB posts petition challenges online
Fox 6 – February 10, 2012
But UW-Milwaukee political science expert Mordecai Lee does not believe the challenges against the senators will hold up.

UWM planetarium show to chart celestial love
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 9, 2012
Jean Creighton, director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will take a closer look at the language of love in the night skies Tuesday with a special show devoted to Valentine’s Day.

Riverwest dorm project dropped, but developer may return
Milwaukee Business Journal – February 9, 2012
But Travis Vencel, Trinitas director of site acquisition and planning, pledged to return with a new set of plans for an apartment development targeting University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students.


Identical twins on UWM women’s basketball squad
Fox 6 – February 13, 2012
Players on a college basketball team spend so much time together in practices and games that they become almost like family, but no such transformation is needed for a pair of sisters at UWM.

Also in: Fox 11 (WLUK Green Bay)

Whitewater boss Henschel takes over UWM program
SoccerAmerica.com – February 10, 2012
Greg Henschel, who led both the men’s and women’s programs at Wisconsin-Whitewater to Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles and NCAA Tournament berths this past fall, is the new women’s coach at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


UW-Milwaukee honors artist with film series
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 12, 2012
Already an established avant-garde artist and known for his experimental films, Nelson came to Milwaukee in 1978 to become one of the founding professors of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s film department.

Local film fests, series
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 9, 2012
The Oscar-nominated animated movie “A Cat in Paris (Une Vie de Chat)” and films by two New Wave masters are among the highlights of the final weekend of the 15th annual Festival of Films in French at UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.