UWM in the News: Week Ending Aug. 9, 2012

NEWS

State approval clears path for construction of UWM research complex
The Business Journal – August 9, 2012
Construction of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s new research complex is to begin in early 2013 after the Wisconsin Building Commission on Wednesday approved $44.9 million for the project’s first phase.

UW-Milwaukee: UWM course looks at Olympics’ aftermath in cities
WisBusiness.com – August 8, 2012
Issues associated with hosting the Olympic Games are the topic of a fall University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee course in the Urban Studies Program.

Lights in Oak Creek
The New Yorker – August 8, 2012
During the seven-month campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Lane Hall, (English) professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, helped found the Overpass Light Brigade.

Sikh Resident Experienced ‘No Hatred’ In Milwaukee
NPR – August 8, 2012
“I’ve been teaching me at the university for the last 40 years, at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and I have never in my life faced any kind of discrimination. But things can happen and that’s what happened this Sunday”, said Swaranjit Arora (Economics)

Appcelerator Celebrates Back-to-School With Cool New Apps for Students
Market Wire – August 8, 2012
“We’ve heard from students that they find the UWM Mobile app incredibly valuable. They are able to log into the app and pull up their course schedule, for example, and plot the location of courses on a campus map,” said Michael Hostad, (Web and Mobile Services).

Four GOP Candidates In Wisconsin Show Party’s Divisions
NPR – August 8, 2012
Mordecai Lee (Government Affairs) comments about low turnout elections.

Wisconsin Sikh Shooting Suspect Formed Skinhead Bands
BloomburgBusinessweek – August 7, 2012
“There’s a lot of sorrow, a lot of confusion” in the Sikh community, said Swarnjit Arora (Economics) regarding the Sikh Temple shooting.

STEM students: Schools capitalize on Project Lead the Way real-world learning
NaplesNews.com – August 7, 2012
Preliminary findings in a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools shows students who have been exposed to Project Lead the Way score better in standardized tests and are more inclined toward math and science, said Sammis White, one of the study’s researchers and a professor at the university.

Sikhs seek ways to address their grief
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 7, 2012
“Acceptance of God’s will is fundamental,” said Swarnjit S. Arora, (Economics) a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who has spoken about his Sikh faith at interfaith gatherings.

Campaigning as ‘conservative legend’
Los Angeles Times – August 4, 2012
As governor from 1987 to 2001, Thompson saw government not as a problem but as a crucial player in advancing conservative goals, said Mordecai Lee (Government Affairs).

ARTS

International sculptor’s works at PSA Archives
doorcountyadvocate.com – August 7, 2012
Contemporary sculpture by internationally recognized artist Narendra Patel (PSOA) is currently on display in the Madeline Tourtelot Archives and Study Center at the Peninsula School of Art.