UWM in the News: Week Ending Aug. 30, 2012


OPINION On the agenda: More autonomy for campuses
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 23, 2012
UWM is asking the state to commit $75 million in capital spending in the 2013-’15 budget for the new 155,000-square-foot building that the campus believes is “a crucial next step in UWM’s Research Growth Initiative, which began in 2006.”

Wisconsin ‘Cheeseheads’ Get Day in RNC Sun
US News and World Report – August 29, 2012
“You’d have to go pretty far back to think of such nationally influential political figures from Wisconsin,” said professor Mordecai Lee, (Government Affairs). “Since the 1950s, we’ve never had this kind of moment in the sun.”

Students move into UW-Milwaukee residence halls
Fox 6 News – August 29, 2012
Starting Wednesday, students at most University of Wisconsin campuses began moving into their dorms, including UW-Milwaukee.

Researchers to Study the Parent-Child Interaction During Treadmill Stepping with Toddlers with Down syndrome
Wauwatosa Now – August 28, 2012
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study interaction between parent and child during developmental stimulation of children with global developmental delays, specifically Down syndrome.

What your kids won’t learn when school resumes
Buffalo News – August 25, 2012
Mark C. Schug, emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee writes about how college students are not prepared to face the financial burdens that accompany a college education.

Settled Alibis and Emerging Contradictions
Economic and Political Weekly – August 25, 2012
Professor Kumkum Sangari (English) discusses the interlocking relation of sex selection and dowry predicated on a peculiar “propertarianism” and the logic of domestic violence.

Knowledge is king when it comes to student loans
The Business Journal – August 24, 2012
To address loan default issues, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee director of financial aid Jane Hojan-Clarke said the university offers a one-credit course on financial literacy to ebb the confusion that accompanies the financial aid process and the vocabulary around finances, including loans.

Dr. Charles Kahn Elected President of Radiology Society
Wauwatosa Now – August 24, 2012
UWM adjunct professor of computer science, and the co-director of UWM’s Biomedical and Health Informatics Doctoral Program has been installed as president of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the first and oldest radiology society in the United States.

Join us and Get Smarter
BizTimes – August 23, 2012
Chancellor Michael Lovell will be a featured panelist at the fourth annual BizTimes Get Smarter Conference.

UW System regents approve new budget proposal
FOX 11 – August 23, 2012
The University of Wisconsin System regents approved a budget proposal Thursday that seeks an additional $21 million in state funding. The efforts include a program at UW-Milwaukee to increase the number of graduates

From the lab to the classroom
Milwaukee Community Journal – August 23, 2012
A group of eight teachers from Milwaukee schools will be bringing back some good examples of those connections after spending six weeks working in engineering laboratories at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) as part of the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Also in: Milwaukee Courier


Horizon League schedule set for UWM men
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 23, 2012
The UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team will open its Horizon League schedule on the road against conference tournament champion Detroit on Jan. 3, the university announced Thursday.


‘Continuum’ to open Monday
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 23, 2012
“Continuum,” an invitational exhibit that opens Monday, features the work of artists and designers who’ve graduated from what is now the Department of Art and Design in the Peck School of the Arts.