Week ending Feb. 24, 2012

NEWS

This time it’s serious
The Economist – February 16, 2012
For example, water researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have linked up with urban farmers who occupy abandoned factories.

Waukesha Foundry partners with UWM
Milwaukee Business Journal – February 21, 2012
Waukesha Foundry is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a five-year, $25,000 grant to fund two scholarships per school year in UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science.

$75 million UWM research center to start construction by December
Milwaukee Business Journal – February 19, 2012
A $75 million, 140,000-square-foot research center that will be the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s largest academic building is to be under construction by December.

Washington Post’s Coleman named first UWM Alumni Fellow
Milwaukee Courier – February 17, 2012
Milton Coleman, senior editor of the Washington Post, has been selected as the first University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Fellow.

OPINION: A Milwaukee jobs act
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 18, 2012
A recent report from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development found that we have been hemorrhaging good jobs since the 1970s.

UWM announces four finalists for provost post
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 22, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has released the names of four finalists for its chief academic officer post, including the current interim chief, weeks after securing a large salary raise for the position to make the nationwide search competitive.

Engineering students urged to consider nuclear field
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 16, 2012
Despite its challenges, including responding to last year’s disaster in Japan, nuclear power needs to be part of the nation’s energy mix in the years ahead, speakers at a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seminar said Thursday.

SPORTS

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Grabs Lead at Horizon League
CollegeSwimming.com – February 22, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s swimming and diving team kicked off the Horizon League Championships in record-breaking fashion, setting a new school mark in both the 200 freestyle relay and a new league-best time in the 200 medley relay to cap the first day of action at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis. Wednesday.

Panthers finish off Fairfield
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 18, 2012
Playing short-handed after a flu bug ravaged the roster and finishing on fumes after blowing a big lead, the UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team was staring into a mighty deep hole Saturday afternoon.

Panthers fall in late innings
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 18, 2012
UW-Milwaukee gave up five late runs in a 6-3 loss to East Carolina on Saturday.

UWM squanders lead in second half
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 18, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s basketball team fell apart in the second half of a 70-68 loss to Cleveland State on Saturday.

ARTS

UW-Milwaukee film students court new media with Mediocracy
AV Club Milwaukee – February 22, 2012
Even after film classes at UWM, documenting a student government meeting, and putting together a rough cut of a short video, the group continues to talk shop.