UWM in the News: Week ending June 28, 2012


OPINION: What will become of the U.S. Cellular Arena?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 27, 2012
The decision by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to leave the U.S. Cellular Arena and play men’s basketball on campus at the Klotsche Center brings a new degree of uncertainty to the aging but venerable facility.

OPINION: To Create Jobs, Break the ICE — Innovate, Collaborate, Educate
The Huffington Post BLOG – June 24, 2012
Starting just before the financial crisis, business and civic leaders identified water as a theme linking older manufacturers (plumbing supplies, controls), local food entrepreneurs, and scientists at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Overpass Light Brigade mixes social media, “physical commitment of real people”
OnMilwaukee.com – June 27, 2012
What has come to be known as the Overpass Light Brigade (OLB) began with a simple “Recall Walker” sign that Lisa Moline and Lane Hall, artists and professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, set up at a rally near their home in Wauwatosa to offer their support.

Tosa to change way it teaches science
Wauwatosa Now – June 27, 2012
Consultants from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northwestern University and the University of Michigan joined others to begin redefining Wauwatosa’s science curriculum.

Obama nominates UW-Madison grad for federal judge
Wisconsin Law Journal – June 26, 2012
President Obama nominated UWM grad Magistrate Sheri Polster Chappell to a judgeship in Florida’s Middle District.

UWM’s Rechlicz names staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 25, 2012
UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball coach Kyle Rechlicz named three assistant coaches to her staff on Monday.

Therapy in a multisensory environment, a room that soothes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 25, 2012
Kris Barnekow, a professor in the department of occupational science and technology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said a therapist’s guidance over the room is a key piece of the intervention.

Microbial fuel cells could open the way to affordable energy systems
Hydrogen Fuel News – June 25, 2012
Engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have been working to address the issue of cost. Experimenting with a new type of catalyst that is used with microbial fuel cells, researchers believe that they have successfully found a way to manufacture more cost effective fuel cell energy systems.

New Low-Cost, High-Performance Catalyst Helps Develop Affordable Fuel Cells
Azom.com – June 25, 2012
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have developed nitrogen-enriched iron-carbon nanorods, which can be used as a low-cost alternative to platinum catalysts used in microbial fuel cells (MFCs).

Doctors use Second Life to answer medical questions
Fox 6 News – June 24, 2012
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Professor Mairam Zahedi (Information Technology) developed innovative software that creates a virtual doctors office for people to get professional medical opinions without a trip to the doctor’s office.

UWM researcher gets entrepreneurship lessons
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 23, 2012
Zhen “Jason” He’s eighth-floor lab at the College of Engineering and Applied Science offers a window to the emerging research and business-focused mission at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Journalist to present address at Rec Center
Green Bay Press Gazette – June 22, 2012
Jane Hampden, who worked in broadcast journalism for 20 years before joining the journalism faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will speak at a free get-together from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rec Center.


Swimmer from UWM Misses Olympic Team by a Second
UWUM – June 27, 2012
A swimmer from UWM missed making the U.S. Olympic team in the 100 meter breaststroke by less than two seconds.

UWM returns basketball to campus; arena official upset
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 26, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is leaving the U.S. Cellular Arena and moving its men’s basketball program back to the Klotsche Center on campus.

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UWM Men’s Basketball Team to Play Home Games On Campus
WUWM – June 26, 2012
UW-Milwaukee’s men’s basketball team is moving back to campus. The Panthers have played most of their home games downtown at the U.S. Cellular Arena for the past nine years.

Brewers’ Semmelhack shines in 2-1 loss to Osprey
Beartooth NBC – June 26, 2012
Semmelhack was drafted in the 12th round out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee this year and showed why the Brewers were so excited about him. Last night the tall right hander threw seven shutout innings allowing only 2 hits, striking five and walking none


Local Latin ensemble brings attitude, spunk to concert series
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 24, 2012
It’s the eighth year for Alterra’s Música del Lago summer concert series, presented with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.