UWM in the News: Week Ending Aug. 16, 2012

NEWS

OPINION Water tech incubator gets new name — and so will its street
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 13, 2012
A future incubator for water technology businesses is under construction just south of downtown Milwaukee unveiled its new name Monday. The Global Water Center will house UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

Scientists win award to create patient, doctor avatars
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 15, 2012
Scientists from the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have received a one-year, $100,000 award from a Milwaukee businessman and his wife to develop avatars for patients and doctors that would allow the medical professionals to see more people, more efficiently.

Wisconsin not sure thing for Romney-Ryan ticket
USA Today – August 15, 2012
Kathleen Dolan, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, says Ryan might be too polarizing to win many votes from Democrats or independents.

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UWM grad gets Fulbright grant to study Kosovo war’s effects
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 14, 2012
UWM grad, Albulena Shabani, is the winner of a Fulbright-mtvU fellowship to document the repercussions on native women of the 1999 Kosovo war.

Political analysis from UW-Milwaukee’s Mordecai Lee
Fox 6 – August 14, 2012
UWM professor Mordecai Lee (Government Affairs) appeared on FOX6 News to provide analysis on key races during the primary election held Tuesday, August 14.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Buys Part of Old Pabst Brewery
CoStar Group – August 14, 2012
The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee purchased part of the old Pabst brewery located at 1240 N. 10th St. to open its School of Public Health.

With Paul Ryan, Romney brings Wisconsin into play. But it’s no sure bet.
The Christian Science Monitor – August 13, 2012
Romney picked him mainly for his economic and fiscal agenda, not so much for his constituent connections, says Mordecai Lee, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Wisconsin GOP Senate primary a toss-up
Reuters  – August 12, 2012
With so many undecided voters, it appears people will make up their minds this weekend,” said Mordecai Lee, a political science professor at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. “This is anybody’s race to win and anybody’s race to lose.”

Experts: Having Ryan on Romney’s ticket unlikely to sway state vote
Wisconsin State Journal – August 12, 2012
“I think it is a great choice, but I highly doubt it will change anything here,” said Mordecai Lee, a UW-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic state lawmaker. “This state has been so divided the past two years, I just don’t think there are a lot of persuadable people out there. They are in one camp or the other.”

SPORTS

Colleges: Changes aplenty for UWM men
Wisconsin Soccer Central – August 13, 2012
Kris Kelderman’s squad for his first season as Panthers coach includes five transfers, five freshmen who weren’t part of the team’s announced recruiting class in February and two former players who have returned to the program.