UWM in the News: Week ending July 19, 2012


OPINION: Tightening Graphene Like a Drumhead Changes Its Electrical Properties
Ieee spectrum – July 12, 2012
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were able to get graphene to behave like a semiconductor earlier this year by making a new variety of graphene dubbed “graphene monoxide”.

OPINION: Lost lessons during the surplus years
Tampa Bay Times – July 18, 2012
William L. Holahan (Economics) contributed to an article that examines the factors that contributed to our current economic situation.

Astronomers discover rare spiral galaxy 10.5bn light-years from Earth
Silicon Republic – July 19, 2012
Astronomers including one from UW Milwaukee are claiming to have discovered a spiral galaxy that appears to have formed a billion years before other spirals.

All About Jobs
Madison Magazine – July 19, 2012
“We see less and less emphasis on the job description and more on the individuals’ abilities to grow and learn as jobs themselves change,” says Janice Miller, associate dean of academic affairs in the Lubar School of Business.

Big Data on Campus
The New York Times – July 18, 2012
Michael Zimmer (Business) quoted on colleges being too involved with the social and academic decisions students make.

Head of UWM freshwater science program points to signs of progress
WisBusiness.com – July 18, 2012
Construction to expand the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences’ Great Lakes Research Facility is slated to begin next month, the school’s founding dean, David Garman, said.


Nashville, Memphis Among Worst U.S. Cities To Be Black, Male and Unemployed
Nashville Scene – July 17, 2012
A study published by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development found that Nashville and Memphis rank among 40 of the country’s cities employing the fewest African Americans.

On Campus: New dean of UW School of Human Ecology named
Wisconsin Business Journal – July 16, 2012
Nearly $600,000 in grants will be doled out to combined research teams from UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee.

Also in  Wisconsin State Journal – July 17, 2012

The Anatomy of the Perfect CEO
Life Science – July 16, 2012
By studying the faces of 55 CEOs from Fortune 500 companies, researcher Elaine Wong and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee came to the conclusion that the shape of a person’s face can affect how they are regarded at work.

Q&A: UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell
OakCreekPatch – July 14, 2012
A little more than a year into his tenure, Lovell spoke to Patch about his experience so far, progress on his initiatives and more.

UWM Chancellor Lovell to discuss innovation economy at Aug. 9 WIN-Milwaukee
Wisconsin Technology Council – July 13, 2012
Chancellor Mike Lovell will speak about his vision for UW-Milwaukee and the innovation economy at the Aug. 9 luncheon meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Milwaukee.

New catalyst could replace platinum to bring down the cost of microbial fuel cells
Gizmag – July 13, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers have identified an inexpensive nanorod catalyst with efficiencies rivaling that of platinum.

New Research Center on Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education – July 13, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has announced plans to establish the Research Center for Urban Education Leadership on campus this summer.
UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee award inter-institutional research grants

WisBusiness – July 12, 2012
Twelve teams of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will collaborate with the help of the third round of I Dr. Herb Chen receives Intercampus Research Incentive grant intercampus Research Incentive grants.
University of Wisconsin – Madison News – July 12, 2012
Twelve teams of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will collaborate with the help of the third round of Intercampus Research Incentive grants.

Also in: My Science

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Adds 12
CollegeSwimming.com – July 15, 2012
The defending Horizon League Champion University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams added 12 newcomers to their roster for next season, head coach Kyle Clements announced.

Milwaukee Ballet receives $100,000 grant for Harmony Initiative
BizTimes.com – July 13, 2012
The Milwaukee Ballet Company, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts and the Medical College of Wisconsin received a 100,000 grant for the Harmony Initiative, a 90,000 square foot building to be built at the site of the Marcus Center parking structure.