UWM in the News, Week Ending April 19, 2012

NEWS

UW-Milwaukee graduate gets credit for uncovering terror plot
Fox 6, April 20, 2012
Jergenson earned his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice back in 1995 at
UWM.

UWM lease at water business incubator approved
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 19, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s lease at an incubator for water technology firms was approved Wednesday by the state Building Commission.

NASA image reveals Spring greening in Virginia
Fox 6 – April 19,2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee geographer Mark D. Schwartz studies these changes in Spring greening, and his research indicates that since 1960 in North America, Spring begins 1.1 days earlier with each decade.

Separate Reading Exams Await Elementary Teachers
Education Week – April 17, 2012
Jennifer Mueller, an associate professor of early-childhood education and teacher education at UW-Milwaukee, added that faculty members in her division would spend time this summer making sure that the topics are included on teachers’ syllabuses and are taught using a standard vocabulary.

New public health doctorate program approved for UWM
Milwaukee Business Journal – April 16, 2012
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a new doctoral program in public health that will be offered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Also in: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lieutenant Governor Could Take on More Prominent Role in Recall Process
WUWM – April 16, 2012
Mordecai Lee is a professor of governmental affairs at UW-Milwaukee and a former state senator. He says at one time, the lieutenant governor played an active role in the legislative process.

One in 16 youth play the “choking game:” study
Chicago Tribune – April 16, 2012
“The activity itself is not new, but I think the ability to spread the word about it via the internet is adding some fuel to the fire,” said W. Hobart Davies, a psychologist from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who has studied the choking game but didn’t participate in the new research.

South Shore Beach in Bay View could be moved
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 13, 2012
Research by Sandra McLellan of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has shown that most beach pollution is due to localized sources, and that sand can act as a reservoir to harbor E. coli, an indicator of fecal pollution.

SPORTS

Wright State tips UWM in 11 innings
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 13, 2012
Zach Tanner’s sacrifice fly in the 11th gave Wright State a 10-9 victory over UW-Milwaukee in a Horizon League game Friday in Dayton, Ohio.