UWMin the News: Week ending May 31, 2012


OPINION: Best idea for Waukesha remains Lake Michigan water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 26, 2012
David E.J. Garman, dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences (Crossroads, May 20), speculated about whether the review of Waukesha’s application for Great Lakes water would be completed in time for Waukesha to meet a court-approved deadline to comply with federal radium standards for drinking water.

Reviving ancient heritage
The Nation – May 30, 2012
“Egypt is the cradle of civilisation and the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, so the library will very much reflect religious tolerance,” said Mohammed Aman, Dean, School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who wrote the Bibliotheca’s manuscript-selection policy.

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight – Wauwatosa
The Business Journal – May 29, 2012
Plans for the 25,000-square-foot Innovation Accelerator building are awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, said David Gilbert, president of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation

Talgo Execs, Milwaukee, Racine Officials Blast Walker Administration on Transit and Jobs
Caledonia Patch – May 29, 2012
According to a study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, placing a transit hub of some kind on the southeast side of the village could have helped revitalize the area.

GAB expects gubernatorial recall election to shatter voter turnout record
620WTMJ – May 29, 2012
UW-Milwaukee political science professor Mordecai Lee says both sides will talk about several issues this week to get any traction they can with voters.

Quirk of Wis. recall could lead to unusual outcome
WQOW-TV – May 28, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political scientist Mordecai Lee predicts Wisconsin’s governor is unlikely to leave a state that is currently so politically divided.

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Tomás Garrett-Rosas gets set to teach his life lessons
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 27, 2012
Tomás Garrett-Rosas just received his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee but he hasn’t forgotten the lessons he learned in the hood.

Gov. Scott Walker: Tenure is marked by tight reins, ideology
Wisconsin State Journal – May 26, 2012
“What we saw right away from Walker was that he runs a tight ship where everyone stays on message,” said Mordecai Lee (Political Science).

Tattoos: Acceptable in the workplace or not?
WISN-TV – May 25, 2012
Having visible tattoos is the concern for many on University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s campus where students love the inked self expression and don’t want it to interfere with their dreams.

Will Tonight’s Debate Be Pivotal in the Gubernatorial Recall?
WUWM – May 25, 2012
Mordecai Lee (Political Science) talked with Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich about what – if anything – each candidate might accomplish in tonight’s debate, and what the two campaigns will set out to do over the next week-and-a-half.


Panthers grab league honor
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 30, 2012
UW-Milwaukee has won the James J. McCafferty Trophy as the Horizon League’s all-sports champion.

UWM names Neenah native Kelderman as soccer coach
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 30, 2012
Kris Kelderman a 43-year-old Neenah native and former professional soccer player will get that chance after being named the Panthers’ head coach Wednesday.

Thursday state colleges roundup
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 25, 2012
UW-Milwaukee set a Horizon League tournament record Thursday with 27 hits on its way to a 19-2 pasting of Butler (22-34).

Details of Andy Geiger’s UWM deal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 25, 2012
Andy Geiger, the former athletic director at Ohio State University, will be paid $215,000 a year to take over on a limited-term basis the job of athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UWM’s Busby makes NCAA track finals
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 26, 2012
UW-Milwaukee’s Durell Busby qualified for the NCAA men’s track championships during the West Regional meet Saturday in Austin, Texas.


York’s Summer Institute in Film examines the history of cinema and media studies

York University Daily News – May 30, 2012
University of Pittsburgh Professor Lucy Fischer and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor Patrice Petro, both former presidents of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Both will participate in a series of four public talks that are part of the 2012 Summer Institute in Film.