UWM In the News, Week Ending April 26, 2012

NEWS

Wanted: a partner who isn’t Sarah Palin
The Times (London) – April 26, 2012
“Picking another woman after the experience of 2008 would invite comparisons with Palin,” said Kathleen Dolan, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

A History of Duplication
Government Executive – April 25, 2012
But beware of the term “unprecedented.” Many of the tensions between the legislative and executive branches over who causes overlap in programs were debated as far back as World War I, as explained by Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the School of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

International conference connects UWM to the global film network
OnMilwaukee.com – April 25, 2012
“Part of the reason we wanted to do the cinema conference was that for the last 12 years we’ve supported and run various film festivals – the annual French film festival, Asian cinema festival – lots of festivals, but we’ve never looked at or surveyed what’s happening across the globe,” said Professor Patrice Petro, vice provost and director of the CIE.

Study suggests possible link between smoking, high-functioning autism
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 25, 2012
“There’s good research that smoking is harmful to (a baby’s) developing nervous system,” said lead author, Amy Kalkbrenner, assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.

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From carts to concrete, volunteers clean up Milwaukee area rivers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 21, 2012
Also, she noted that research from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Great Lakes WATER Institute has showed that bacterial pollution – including human waste – spills from storm sewers into the rivers.

UW-Milwaukee graduate gets credit for uncovering terror plot
Fox 6 – April 20, 2012
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is getting a lot of credit for uncovering a terror plot in New York City. That graduate now works for the FBI.

What a new student union could mean for UWM
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 20, 2012
The idea of bulldozing the Brutalist student union at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and putting an environmentally responsible and homey, if attention-getting and glassy, contemporary building in its place was exciting enough to get students to vote overwhelmingly to increase their own fees.

Spring’s Greening Seen from Space
OurAmazingPlanet.com – April 20, 2012
Research by Mark D. Schwartz, a geographer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, that marries these two types of observations has found that the onset of spring has moved up by 1.1 days per decade in North America since 1960, according to a NASA statement.

UWM architecture students reach for the sky at international design competition
OnMilwaukee.com – April 20, 2012
But this spring, five students working under the direction of architect and UWM professor Matthew Jarosz are expanding their horizons a bit – namely, to Beijing, China.

Milwaukee considers lease for space in UWM School of Public Health
Milwaukee Business Journal – April 19, 2012
The Milwaukee Health Department would move about 14 workers into the second floor of the new University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Public Health building under a lease agreement city officials will consider this month.

SPORTS

Costello resigns as UWM’s athletic director
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 23, 2012
Rick Costello, who was named athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December 2010, has resigned, the university announced Monday.

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ARTS

Guitar prodigy Macyn Taylor’s gift emerged from Brownie talent show
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 25, 2012
Taylor, 17, earned a bachelor’s degree in fingerstyle guitar from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December, the youngest graduate since the 1970s, according to UWM officials.