UWM in the News: Week Ending Aug. 3, 2012

NEWS

OPINION: A chance for cooperation over the promise of water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 26, 2012
Milwaukee’s own efforts, which date back about five years, have resulted in formation of the Milwaukee Water Council, a trade group, and important new university programs, most impressively at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which is positioning itself as the Midwest’s leader in water research.

Analysis: Scientists go beyond the polls to forecast U.S. election
Reuters – August 1, 2012
In the last four presidential contests, more than 90 percent of leading forecasters picked the popular vote winner, says Thomas Holbrook of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who surveyed 40 forecasts over that period, including his own.

Jenny Kehl: A New Director for the UWM Center for Water Policy
WUWM – July 31, 2012
UW-Milwaukee has taken another step towards increasing the region’s prominence as a center for freshwater research. Jenny Kehl started work earlier this month as the new Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair in Water Policy and the director of the Center for Water Policy in the School of Freshwater Sciences

Girls and STEM Education: Still Waiting For Liftoff
National Education Writers Association – July 30, 2012
Findings are consistent with a 2008 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study, in which researchers explored the reasons why girls avoid science and math.

Also in: The Atlantic

Cullen breaks with Democratic caucus in state Senate, may become independent
Wisconsin State Journal – July 28, 2012
Former Democratic state lawmaker and now UW-Milwaukee governmental affairs professor Mordecai Lee on Wednesday said he was “guessing this is about rewarding friends and punishing enemies.”

Never too young for research at UW-Milwaukee

Milwaukee Community Journal – July 27, 2012
UWM’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers students a chance to do hands-on research in their early years of college.

Rome’s decline, Celtic brawls, and China’s walls
World Archeology Magazine – July 27, 2012
Anthropology professor Bettina Arnold’s excavation of an Iron Age burial site in Germany shows evidence of “competitive feasting.”

U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule on Affordable Care Act
Fox 6 – June 18, 2012
Professor Timothy Patrick (Health Sciences) said he wonders whether striking down the Affordable Care Act, or part of it, would stifle a provision that gives the green light to electronic sharing of patient health care information between doctors and patients.

ARTS

UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Presents DANCEMAKERS 2012, 7/27-28
Talk Dance World.com – July 27, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Peck School of the Arts caps its 2012 Summer Dance season with 11 works from 12 choreographers