UWM In the News, Week Ending April 5, 2012


Could Gov. Walker Be Tapped For VP?
WISN 12 – April 5, 2012
UW-Milwaukee professor Mordecai Lee said Gov. Scott Walker seems like a more likely candidate for vice president than U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

Today in Research: Preschoolers Aren’t Getting Outside Enough
The Atlantic – April 5, 2012
When testing  BPA, found in many common plastics, UWM researcher Daniel Weber noticed it had the same effects as mercury.

UWM poll shows some economic optimism among Wisconsinites
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 4, 2012
A new quarterly poll of Wisconsin residents conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research found some optimism about the state’s economy and personal economic circumstances.

UWM Prof. of Gov. Affairs Mordecai Lee: Election Night analysis
FOX 6 – April 3, 2012
UW-Milwaukee Professor of Governmental Affairs, Mordecai Lee, appeared on FOX6 News live on Election Night to provide analysis on a number of races voters faced at the polls Tuesday, April 3rd.

Wisconsin voters pick Romney
USA Today – April 3, 2012
Kathleen Dolan, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said Romney won because he had plenty of money and voters here are not as conservative as those in the states Santorum has won.

Wisconsinites Fairly Optimistic About State Economy
WUWM – April 3, 2012
Pollsters at UW-Milwaukee released their first quarterly Wisconsin Economic Scorecard on Tuesday about how state residents view the economy.

Scientists developing poison pill to kill resilient Asian carp
The Advocate – April 1, 2012
Rebecca Klaper, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who studies the impact of contaminants on freshwater species, also questioned how the particle might behave differently when moved from lab to river.

Also in: The Olympian

Walker not endorsing in state GOP primary
Capital Times – March 31, 2012
Polls show that the recall will be so close that Walker can’t risk alienating even a few Republican voters by endorsing one presidential hopeful over the others, said Mordecai Lee, a UW-Milwaukee professor of government affairs and former Democratic state lawmaker.

Also in: LaCrosse Tribune

UWM may get iconic union after students pass referendum
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 30, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee wants its own Calatrava – an iconic landmark like the winged expansion of the Milwaukee Art Museum that wows visitors and symbolizes a soaring future.

World peace in our own backyard
OnMilwaukee.com – March 30, 2012
Another is Robert Ricigliano, who you have probably never heard about. He’s the director of the Institute of World Affairs at UWM and a former associate director of the Harvard Negotiating Project at the Harvard Law School.

UWM students vote for new $160M union building
Milwaukee Business Journal – March 30, 2012
A proposal to increase University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student tuition to build a new student union was approved with support of 72 percent of students who voted in a referendum on Thursday.

Also in: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Early spring means early allergies for many
The Virginian-Pilot – March 30, 2012
A professor of geography and climate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has collected data showing some areas of the country have been edging toward earlier springs for decades.


UWM self-reports six NCAA violations in men’s soccer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 2, 2012
UWM officials disclosed Monday that they have self-reported to the NCAA a total of six secondary violations involving the program.