UWM in the News: Week Ending March 15, 2012

NEWS

Spring Gets Ahead of Itself
The New York Times, March 20, 2012
The climatologist Mark D. Schwartz at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and colleagues at the USA National Phenology Network have developed an index that can be used to estimate the date of the onset of the spring growing season.

Spring Weather: Winter Ending Early For Many Plants And Animals
Huffington Post – March 12, 2012
“It is going to rig the game for certain species and the ones that are successful, it is going to change the individuals within them,” said Mark Schwartz, a distinguished professor of geography and climate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “It is an evolutionary process.”

Wisconsin Among States Capping Earned Income Tax Credits
WUWM – March 15, 2012
Scott Drewianka teaches economics at UW Milwaukee. He says the credit is one of the most effective ways of boosting incomes. “The idea of the earned income tax credit was to make work pay better than it actually does,” Drewianka says.

UWM names internal candidate as new provost
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 14, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced the hiring of an internal candidate for its provost position Wednesday, one month after the UW System Regents boosted pay for the position to compete for candidates nationwide.
Also in: Milwaukee Business Journal

Milwaukee Public Schools kicks off recruitment effort
Fox 6 – March 14, 2012
UW-Milwaukee education students say they’re feeling more optimistic about finding work after graduation, now that MPS has announced plans to replace thousands of retiring teachers. “I would actually love to stay in the district if there’s opportunities,” Sarah Bonilla said. 40 percent of MPS teachers come from UWM.

Homegrown foods have a homecoming
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 13, 2012
“We’ve got all these vacant buildings in this city,” he (Will Allen) notes. Growing Power is working with the Great Lakes WATER Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on this.

New Miss Fond du Lac is crowned
Fond du Lac Reporter – March 11, 2012
On Saturday, the UW-Milwaukee student glided across the stage in an evening gown, wowed the judges with a ballet performance of “Music Box Dancer” and confidently strutted in a bikini to earn the crown of Miss Fond du Lac.

Modern technology allows for clean mining
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 10, 2012
Closer to home, institutions such as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Madison are leaders in researching clean water technologies. Many of those innovations were discussed last week at the Green Energy Summit in Milwaukee.

Employers add 233,000 jobs; unemployment rate unchanged at 8.3%
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 9, 2012
“Job growth is very solid but not spectacular,” said John Heywood, a professor of labor economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Campus Connection: Want to send your kid to college? ‘Save your brains out’
Capital Times – March 9, 2012
Fischer, the directors of financial aid at UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh, and Mark Nook, the interim senior vice president for academic affairs for the UW System, facilitated a two-hour discussion with the Regents about the costs of going to college, financial aid and student debt.

Report Show Job Gains, Losses for Wisconsin
WUWM – March 9, 2012
Sammis White is director of Workforce Development at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Continuing Education. He says Wisconsin continues to lag behind other states in economic growth or recovery due to several contributing factors.

Legislature winding down with major work undone
Milwaukee Journal – March 8, 2012
Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, suggested that the outcome for a mining bill would have been different under Thompson, now a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

Music, dance studio opens in Grand Avenue’s basement
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 8, 2012
Also, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has signed a lease for 1,003 square feet on the Plankinton Arcade’s second level for a student recruitment office, said Tracy Korpela, mall spokeswoman.

Tony checks out the Green Energy Summit & Expo at the Frontier Airlines Center
Real Milwaukee – March 7, 2012
David Garman of Freshwater Sciences speaks to Real Milwaukee at the Green Energy Summit and Expo.

SPORTS

Panthers ousted from CBI
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 13, 2012
The more-up-than-down season for the UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team ended on a disappointing note Tuesday night in the opening round of the fifth College Basketball Invitational Tournament.

ARTS

UWM’s art collection now online
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 13, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Collection, which includes about 4,500 works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Oskar Kokoschka, Alexander Calder, Georgia O’Keeffe, among others, is now online and searchable.

Look for luck at MAM After Dark
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 11, 2012
There will be free samplings of Irish beer and Baileys Irish Cream cocktails, plus a one-night-only exhibition of jewelry by metalsmithing students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Artists to send tweets into deep space
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 9, 2012
The artists are Nathaniel Stern, an interactive artist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Scott Kildall, a San Francisco-based, cross-disciplinary artist.