UWM in the News: Week Ending Aug. 23, 2012


Updated: UW System regents approve new budget proposal,
Wausau Daily Herald – August 23, 2012
The University of Wisconsin System regents approved a budget proposal today that seeks an additional $21 million in state funding. The efforts include a program at UW-Milwaukee to increase the number of graduates
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MU on the Rise
Milwaukee Magazine – August 23, 2012
UW-Milwaukee was number 615 in the Forbes Top Colleges ranking.

UWM receives multimillion-dollar bequest of artworks
The Milwaukee Business Journal – August 22, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has received a multimillion-dollar bequest of artworks from a Racine art collector

New poll shows Ryan bounce for Romney in Wisconsin
Hudson Star Observer – August 22, 2012
UW-Milwaukee professor Mordecai Lee says it’s too early to tell if Romney’s recent gain will take hold, but he says it appears to make Wisconsin more of a battleground state this fall.

Promoting Quality (But Not Quantity) in Teen Parenting
WUWM – August 22, 2012
Paul Florsheim, an associate professor of public health at UW-Milwaukee earned a five-year, three-million dollar federal grant to fund his project, the Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study.

Researcher: System Works Against Poor Minority Fathers
UUWM – August 22, 2012
A UWM researcher is one of very few people in American academia looking at the challenges facing black, poor, non-custodial fathers.

New Therapies for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome to be Studied
Wauwatosa Now – August 21, 2012
UW- Milwaukee is one of 8 partnering research institutions that received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study possible new therapies for cyclical vomiting syndrome.

UW regents honor professors, program for excellence
The Cap Times – August 21, 2012
Donald Hanlon, professor of architecture at UW-Milwaukee was a 2012 recipient of the 20th annual Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

‘Coaching’ next generation of investors
The Business Journal – August 17, 2012
Kevin Spellman at one point directed research for a $50 billion pension fund but now is preparing for his fourth year as the first director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s investment management certificate program.

Global Water Center Launch
First Pathway Partners – August 13, 2012
The Global Water Center which will house UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, kicked off renovations today with a ceremony attended by Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker and several local officials.


Double Blanks
Chicagoland Soccer News – August 18, 2012
Jamie Forbes made eight saves to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a scoreless draw against 24th-ranked South Carolina