UWM in the News: Week Ending May 10, 2012


Study recommends steps to preserve Milwaukee manufacturing sites
Milwaukee Business Journal – May 10, 2012
Milwaukee should mount a concentrated effort to inventory industrial land and take steps to safeguard against it being rezoned for redevelopment as housing or other uses, according to the UWM study

Social marketing, video seek to cut Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 9, 2012
That was the message presented Wednesday when the Milwaukee Health Department, in partnership with UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health, launched a social marketing campaign to reduce Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate and increase healthier birth outcomes.

Wisconsin voters fiercely, evenly split as recall vote looms
Los Angeles Times – May 10, 2012
When he served in the Legislature a generation ago, said Mordecai Lee, who now teaches political science at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, voters “had very little interest” in state government.

Milwaukee Mayor Gets Walker Rematch in Wisconsin Recall

Bloomberg Businessweek – May 9, 2012
“In the 1950s there was a saying, ‘He’s a nice Catholic boy,” said Mordecai Lee, who teaches government affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “That’s Tom Barrett.”

Rematch: Walker and Barrett win Recall Primaries
WGBA-TV – May 8, 2012
Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said the general recall election will rank among those that decided the fates of legendary state figures like U.S. Sens. Bob La Follette and Joe McCarthy.

No Personal Calls on the Job? No Thanks
Wall Street Journal – May 8, 2012
Men are more pragmatic in their ethical reasoning than women, more lenient in applying ethical standards and more prone to “moral hypocrisy,” found authors Laura Kray of University of California, Berkeley and Michael Haselhuhn from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Promoting Quality (But Not Quantity) in Teen Parenting
WUWM – May 8, 2012
Paul Florsheim is an associate professor of public health at UW-Milwaukee. He’s earned  a five-year, three-million dollar federal grant to fund his project, The Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study.

Wisconsin’s Primary To Pick Gov. Walker’s Challenger
NPR – May 8, 2012
“This is kind of like the opening act at a rock concert,” says Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Trying to Call More Attention to Fatherhood
WUWM – May 8, 2012
David Pate is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at UW-Milwaukee.
Pate believes it’s not just that attention isn’t paid to their plight – it’s that the way the system is currently set up, fathers are de facto discouraged from having positive engagement with their children.

Crossover could impact vote
Wisconsin Radio Network – May 8, 2012
UW-Milwaukee political scientist Mordecai Lee says he’s expecting there to be a substantial number of Republicans voting across party lines today, with the intention of trying to elect a candidate they believe Walker could have an easier time defeating in the June 5th recall.

Genetic sequencing center to be added to WATER Institute
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 7, 2012
This will be the first research center in the United States to bring newly developed genetic technology to bear on managing freshwater resources, said David Garman, dean of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Recall primary results likely won’t hint to what’s ahead in June
Fox 6 – May 7, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor of government affairs Mordecai Lee expects both parties to turn up the volume after the primary.

Republicans dominating Wisconsin airwaves
Appleton Post Crescent – May 5, 2012
Christopher Terry, a journalism lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who is a former broadcaster, said political ads fall into two generic categories charged different rates by TV stations.

Private-sector employers add only 130,000 jobs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 4, 2012
“The job growth, while positive, is tepid,” said John Heywood, an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Could Jon Stewart’s satire engage young voters for Obama?
Tampa Bay Times – May 4, 2012
In “Hearing It From Jon Stewart,” Xiaoxia Cao, an assistant professor of communications at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, examined the impact of The Daily Show on the political attention span of less engaged voters.

Health, hope will drive Milwaukee
Milwaukee Business Journal – May 4, 2012
As the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s founding dean of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, Magda Peck was given a temporary office in the Alumni House when she arrived March 1.

Wisconsin Cheddar: How Scott Walker’s Fundraising Windfall Could Decide the Recall
TIME – May 4, 2012
“There are no persuadables,” says Mordecai Lee, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which means both sides’ tactics will be “Karl Rove’s 2004 strategy cubed: finding your niche demographic and getting them to vote.”

How the Remote Workforce Is Changing
Mashable – October 10, 2011
“The commonly held assumptions regarding remote work continue to be challenged by employees’ experiences and by academic research,” reveals Kathryn Fonner, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

PODCAST: The F-word
Thirdcoast Digest – September 15, 2012
“Historically, women are the only group that have worked against their own expanding rights,” says Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks, a gender historian and Chair of the History Department at UW-Milwaukee.


Wisconsin-Milwaukee hires former OSU AD Geiger
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 10, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has hired former Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger.

UW women’s assistant Rechlicz is new UWM head coach
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 8, 2012
The coaching philosophy of new UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball coach Kyle Rechlicz can be summed up in one word.