UWM In the News: Week ending May 3, 2012

NEWS

OPINION: Reading gap can be closed with proper attention
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 26, 2012
Led by Jackie Herd-Barber of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation; John Schlifske, CEO of Northwestern Mutual; and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell, the group quickly decided to focus on third-grade reading.

OPINION: Education vs. the lure of pro basketball
CNN – April 28, 2012
(Column written by David J. Pate Jr. – Social Welfare.) In Milwaukee, Marc Levine of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Economic Development published a report in 2012 that reports when it comes to black men in their prime working years (25-54) only 44.7 % were employed.

Buried Secrets
620 WTMJ – May 2, 2012
Those remains are now being studied by archaeology students at UW-Milwaukee. But the bigger goal is to identify as many as possible. So far, they’ve had success with 190 people. Like Ernst Gutszhke. He was an inmate at the County Insane Asylum.

Airport scanners pose negligible radiation risk, researcher says
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 1, 2012
Moulder’s free lecture on the subject takes place at 8 p.m. Friday in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Physics building, 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd., room 137.

Walker and Barrett duel over job trends in Wisconsin, and Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 1, 2012
“There’s no evidence in the data that it’s the city of Milwaukee since January 2011 that’s been an anchor on the state economy or the metro economy,” says Marc Levine, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor who tracks economic and job trends in Milwaukee.

Handstand flash mob to promote foster care awareness
Fox 6 – May 1, 2012
It’s a flash mob for a cause to help children. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University campuses Tuesday, May 1st, dozens of people spent the day holding signs and performing handstands to draw attention to a campaign called “Turn a Life Around.”

Experts: Women could decide recall
Today’s TMJ4 – April 30, 2012
UW-Milwaukee Political Science Professor Mordecai Lee argues the parties have tried to get women on their side for the past few years.

Paleofuture: Ghosts Of Technology Past
Forbes – April 30, 2012
Retro-futurist Matt Novak started his blog Paleofuture — tracing our past visions of the future — in January 2007 in a writing course at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The blog transformed from passion project to full bloom, when it was acquired by the Smithsonian last fall.

Political Lowe-down: Who are David and Charles Koch?
Fox 6 – April 29, 2012
For the Democrats, the labor movement and their allies, “the Koch brothers” is now a short-hand term for corporate greed. “Generally speaking, the rule of politics is you want to personify your cause,” UW-Milwaukee Professor of Governmental Affairs Mordecai Lee said.

Doug La Follette: Secretary of state vows to ‘work for everyone’
Wisconsin State Journal – April 29, 2012
“The announcement caught us all by surprise and frankly, it bordered on the bizarre,” said Mordecai Lee, a UW-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic state lawmaker.

UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Prof. Margery Deutsch Conducts Finale Symphony Orchestra Concert
Broadway World – April 26, 2012
Professor Margery Deutsch celebrates 28 years as the UWM Peck School of the Arts Director of Orchestras with a final concert conducting the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert on Friday, April 27 at 7:30pm in the Helen Bader Concert Hall.

Wisconsin’s political war shifts to jobs numbers
WisconsinReporter.com – April 26, 2012
“For three months we’re going to be bludgeoned with ‘this is my argument, this is your argument,’” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political scientist Kathy Dolan said. “Certainly, politicians and officeholders are going to use numbers as a political advantage.”

By the numbers: A look at Paul Ryan and the ‘veepstakes’
Boston Herald – April 26, 2012
Political science research suggests most vice-presidential candidates do little or nothing to boost the performance of their ticket in their home states. “To the extent there’s a home-state effect, it’s pretty small,” says UW-Milwaukee prof. Tom Holbrook.

Also in: WGBA-TV (Green Bay), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor honored
IndUS Business Journal – April 26, 2012
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has elected University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor Pradeep Rohatgi to the SME Class of Fellows.

SPORTS

OPINION: Here’s what UW-Milwaukee needs to do with its athletic program
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 29, 2012
UWM doesn’t necessarily need a lieutenant from a major-conference school with a $100 million-plus athletic budget. That person might not be prepared to deal with the issues facing UWM, such as grass-roots fundraising and image reconstruction.

UWM baseball, state college men’s volleyball

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 29, 2012
UW-Milwaukee couldn’t capitalize on its chances and lost both games of a doubleheader against Valparaiso at Henry Aaron Field.

ARTS

Artist uses cake to explore hunting
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 28, 2012
These days, in addition to teaching animation as an associate lecturer in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee film department, Thiele has become trained in making beautiful, artful cakes.