UWM in the News: Week Ending Oct. 11, 2012


Medical College, UWM get brain-stimulation grant
The Business Journal – Oct 11, 2012
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received a $100,000 grant to develop a brain-stimulation system.

Collaboration and Innovation Touted at Water Conference
WUWM – Oct. 10, 2012
People with “water technology” and “water security” on their minds are meeting in downtown Milwaukee this week. WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence shares conference highlights with Morning Edition host Bob Bach.

UWM’s new chancellor’s mansion will help woo donors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 9, 2012
The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his family will soon move to a stone Tudor mansion bought last week by the school’s private foundation. The nearly $1 million purchase a stone’s throw from campus is a business investment for the university.

Turn the UW chancellors loose to manage benefits
BizTimes – October 9, 2012
The faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) has received no general raises over the last five years, so it has become a target for poaching. The campus has lost 40 faculty members recently to competing institutions.

UWM Post says it may stop publishing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 9, 2012
The UWM Post, the independent, unofficial, student-run newspaper of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, might temporarily cease publication in November and re-emerge as a student-subsidized publication next fall

UW-Madison accepting more in-state applicants – Change may affect UW-Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 9, 2012
UW-Milwaukee may be most affected by the trickle-down of the flagship admitting more Wisconsin applicants, as UW-Milwaukee is the second-largest state school and a large percentage of Milwaukee-area students apply to both schools.

Human Remains at Froedtert Have Living Advocate
Patch.com – October 9, 2012
At least 1,300 indigents buried on hospital grounds could be dug up as part of a building expansion, and sent to UWM for study. A passionate community member voices his opinion against digging up the remains.

New Way to Help Some Slow Walkers
Wall Street Journal – October 8, 2012
A study published by UWM in Infant Behavior and Development suggested a novel technique to help babies who are slow to begin walking because of disorders like spina bifida and Down syndrome.

UWM start-up contest throws cash behind entrepreneurs’ ideas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 6, 2012
UWM gives two mechanical engineering students $10,000 to help them turn their concepts into a business. Chancellor Michael Lovell is quoted on the goal of UWM start up contest.

Milwaukee police chief draws ire for calling UW-Milwaukee students “guests”
WTAQ – October 5, 2012
In a letter to a UW-Milwaukee official, Ed Flynn considered students as, “guests, since most do not own property in Milwaukee and they do not directly contribute to the tax base
Also in: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, A.V. Club Milwaukee

Birth rates, competition blamed for lower college enrollment
WTAQ – October 5, 2012
A shift in demographics and competition for students from online and for-profit universities is said to be the reason enrollments are dropping on many of the University of Wisconsin System campuses. At UW-Milwaukee the enrollment is off 2-point-4 percent.

UW-Milwaukee students upset at police chief’s comments
FOX 6 – Oct 5, 2012
Many students at UW-Milwaukee are upset about statements made by Milwaukee’s Police Chief Edward Flynn.


UWM chosen for sixth place in Horizon league
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 9, 2012
UW-Milwaukee was picked to finish sixth in the preseason poll of Horizon League men’s basketball coaches, media and sports information directors.


Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival showcases community’s global diversity
Wisconsin Gazette – October 5, 2012
An Arab-themed British movie “My Brother The Devil,” is being presented at the Milwaukee Film Festival by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Film.