UWM In the News: Week Ending Sept. 13, 2012


OPINION: The (Riveting) Convention Bounce Discussion
Media Ethics – September 11, 2012
Thomas Holbrook, who predicted that Romney would get a 3.6 percentage point bounce following the Republican Convention and Obama would get just a 1.1 percentage point bounce.

OPINION: CPS Strike Could Ignite Change
Huffington Post – September 10, 2012
Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee reported that over a five year period of time, students living in poverty performed much better with smaller class sizes.

OPINION: U.S. economy adds 96,000 jobs; fewer looking for work
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 7, 2012
John Heywood (Economics ) is quoted on job recovery.

How Does Climate Change Affect the Life Cycle of Plants and Animals?
WUWM – September 13, 2012
Phenology 2012: Future Climate and the Living Earth is hosted by UW-Milwaukee at the School of Continuing Education. UWM Distinguished Professor Mark Schwartz is the co-founder of the National Phenology Network-USA, which enlists the help of citizen scientists in research.

GE Healthcare commits $3 million to UWM
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Sept 11, 2012
GE Healthcare is committing more than $3 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a move that will create a new center aimed at building a cluster of medical imaging software developers and researchers.
Also in: Biz Times, News Medical

Giving everyone a voice: Researchers aim to improve alternative communication devices
PHYS ORG – September 11, 2012
Four University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers will be exploring the issues and challenges faced by those using synthesized speech.

Police Arrest 39 As Part of Crackdown on Partying Near UWM
Patch.com – September 10, 2012
A joint Milwaukee/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police operation in response to area resident complaints of drunken, disorderly behavior from college students netted 39 arrested Saturday night — 25 of which were students and six college athletes.
Also in: FOX6, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, A.V. Club Milwaukee

Police say they will bring order to UWM area
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 8, 2012
Prompted by what some east side residents call increasingly bad student conduct, Milwaukee police on Saturday vowed a crackdown against drunken misbehavior near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Also in: FOX6, WTAQ.com, Pierce County Herald, Patch.com

Convention Bumps Are Getting Smaller
WUWM – September 6, 2012
Joseph Cera (Political Science) talks about the effects National Conventions have on candidates’ polling numbers. He was interviewed last week by both the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for their radio program “Inside America” covering American politics and Milwaukee National Public Radio, WUWM,


Weekend Art Date: Back to School at UWM and MIAD
Third Coast Digest – September 8, 2012
The Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Year of the Arts.