UWM in the News: Week Ending June 14, 2012

NEWS

Lovell says UW-Milwaukee also looking into proactive retention
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 13, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell said today that his campus is looking into measures aimed at retaining top faculty and staff, similar to those announced by UW-Madison yesterday.

In Wisconsin, Post-Recall Race Grabs Attention
Roll Call – June 12, 2012
Mordecai Lee (Political Science) is quoted on Tommy Thomson’s conservative policies.

UW System to Integrate Water Innovation into Curriculum
Milwaukee Water Council – June 12, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is partnering with four other UW system Schools and the Milwaukee Water Council to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) together to create learning opportunities for students interested in water-related careers.

More good water news
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 11, 2012
The region took a big step forward last week with the dedication of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

On Campus: UW System promotes engineering, science degrees

Wisconsin State Journal – June, 11, 2012
UW System President Kevin Reilly and UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell were in Washington, D.C., on Monday for a meeting on the initiative, led by the Business Higher Education Forum, an organization of business and university leaders.

New Faces, New Places for June 11
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 10, 2012
UWM School of Continuing Education hired LG Shanklin-Flowers as executive director of public allies, Cheryl Baldwin as director and assistant professor for the Youth Work Learning Center and Chris Baxter as assistant director of conference services.

It’s time to rethink summer vacation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June, 9, 2012
Mordecai Lee, professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said the idea of three months off for kids during the summer is “absurd.”

City health department lab director receives UWM awards
The Journal Times – June 9, 2012
Dr. Julie Kinzelman, director of the City of Racine Health Department Laboratory, received the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Distinguished Alumna Award May 11, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Alumni Association Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award on May 19.

New public health school could have a big impact
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 9, 2012
On consecutive days, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee dedicated two new research centers – the School of Freshwater Sciences and the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. In time, both have the potential to have an enormous impact not only on UWM but on the city and region as a whole.

UW System regents pick leader
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 8, 2012
Friday, current vice president Brent Smith and Regent Michael Falbo, who has close ties to the Republican Party, each won nine votes for board president in three paper ballots during the regents’ second day of meetings on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus

Also in: Daily Wisconsin
Education focus of minority unemployment roundtable
Milwaukee Business Journal – June 8, 2012
A recent study by Marc Levine of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee    found that, as of 2010, only 44.7 percent of black males age were employed.

Friday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines
WMTV nbc.com – June 8, 2012
Tuition throughout the University of Wisconsin System will rise 5.5 percent for the 2012 through 2013 academic year. The Board of Regents approved the proposal yesterday at the UW-Milwaukee campus.

UW proposes 5.5% tuition hike for in-state students at all 4-year campuses
News Talk 1360 – June 8, 2012
Tuition at UW-Milwaukee would rise $422 to almost $9,200 a year. Increases of $328 are planned at the other four-year schools.

Two Leaders In Water – Pentair And Watertronics – Team Up To Create Awareness For The Benefits Of Rain Water Harvesting And Reuse
PR Newswire – June 8, 2012
A case study featured on the website details the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee project developed by Watertronics engineers in 2010 to reduce a residence hall’s municipal water usage for irrigation by nearly 100 percent.

Milwaukee and Madison: a need for stronger links
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 8, 2012
Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political scientist who served for 12 years in the Legislature, offers another celestial view. “It’s the difference between Saturn and Jupiter. Milwaukee and Madison are on different planets,” he says.

SPORTS

Two area swimmers take aim for spots on US Olympic team
The Janesville Gazzette – June 12, 2012
Emily McClellan, who recently completed her sophomore swim season for Division 1 UW-Milwaukee, qualified in two events for the U.S. Olympic swimming team trials beginning June 25 in Omaha, Neb.

Crew agrees to terms with two top Draft picks
MLB.com – June 9, 2012
The Brewers did not formally announce any other Draft signings on Friday, but a number of picks are already locked up, including University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee right-hander Eric Semmelhack

ART

Alterra offers music at the lake
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 10, 2012
Alterra’s free music on Thursday nights begins with  the eighth annual Música del Lago series, presented by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.