UWM in the News: Week Ending Sept. 6, 2012

NEWS

OPINION: What to expect when you’re expecting a convention polling bump
The Washington Post – August 31, 2012
Tom Holbrook (Political Science) measures how political conventions cause change in polling in the week after the event, compared to polls taken the week before or two weeks after.

OPINION: The public has a right to know the real numbers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 3, 2012
Stan Stojkovic, dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare comments on the misreporting of the Police Department’s crime data.

Big shoulders, big guns, no jobs
The Loyola Phoenix – September 6, 2012
Employment levels for black men in the city of Chicago ages 16-64 came to a distressing 48.3 percent in 2010, according to the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Center for Economic Development.

Urban Planner: Developing Milwaukee’s Northwest Side a Realizable Dream
WUWM – September 5, 2012
Stephanie Allewalt (Urban Planning) would like to see similar signs of development on Milwaukee’s vast north and west sides. Allewalt is the fund development manager for the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, a role in which her passion for urban revitalization is put to good use.

Indian company licenses software from Medical College, UWM
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 5, 2012
AdvenioTecnoSys, a Kolkata, India, health care company, has licensed software that automatically assesses digital images of the liver from the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Also in: The Business Journal

S.A. right place for studying water
San Antonio Express – September 5, 2012
Water abundance dictated research on how to manage this resource. To keep it clean and plentiful. And so we had the Great Lakes Water Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Enters its Second 50 Years
WUWM – September 4, 2012
The Peck School is celebrating its golden anniversary in a big way – the University has declared this to be the Year of the Arts, and there will be performances, exhibits, screenings and many community collaborations throughout the year.

Frank Lloyd Wright archives to be transferred to MoMA, Columbia University
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 4, 2012
“There has been endless amounts of writing on Wright,” said Bob Greenstreet, dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “But the actual quality of the work is so amazingly rich. This could lead to a whole new flurry of scholarship.”

Seniors’ Creativity Can Thrive Despite Dementia
US News & World Report – September 4, 2012
Anne Basting has pioneered writing and other arts programs for people living with dementia.

Students Aim to Solve Public Health Crises at New School in Milwaukee
WUWM – September 4, 2012
Finally, classes will begin Tuesday at the UW-Milwaukee School of Public Health. Its new five-story building is tucked amid the redevelopment of the former Pabst brewery.

American Indian writers’ conference in Milwaukee this week
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 3, 2012
Native literature wants to be both “affective and effective,” “be beautiful and make change” in the world, said Kim Blaeser, (English) a Chippewa who grew up on the White Earth Reservation.

Surfing and outdoor ice skating in September?!
FOX 6 News – September 1, 2012
An ice skating rink was installed in the middle of campus, for the annual Fall Welcome. Officials plan on doubling or tripling its size for next year.

Concert helps start High Holidays season, UWM’s ‘Year of the Arts’
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle – August 31, 2012
UWM was planning to mark the school’s 50th anniversary by making the whole season of 2012-2013 a “Year of the Arts,” that would involve university faculty artists, and that would reach out to and involve many different campus and community groups and organizations.

SPORTS

NCAA Champions Highlight United States’ Roster For World University Games
Swimming World – August 31, 2012
Emily McClellan placed as high as 18th at the NCAAs for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the school’s highest placing at the championships.

UW-Milwaukee wins in last second
Chicagoland Soccer News – August 31, 2012
MILWAUKEE – Freshman Pol Narbona scored the game-winner as time expired to give the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee a dramatic 3-2 victory over IUPUI Friday night at the 38th Panther Invitational at Engelmann Stadium.