UWM in the News: Week Ending Nov. 29, 2012


OPINION: Overhaul needed to help boys
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 21, 2012
Ivory Toldson spoke to About 60 community activists gathered at the UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health about ways to improves lives of minority boys.

UW-Milwaukee to Offer Flexible-Degree Programs
nbc15.com – November 28, 2012
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be the first school in the UW System to offer a so-called flexible degree, in which students will be able to earn college credit for knowledge already gained through work or life experience.
Also in: abc5 News, Weau.com, abcWQOW.com, FOX 6, Appleton Post, Wisconsin Radio Network, WUWM,  the Business Journal, Wisn.com 12, Wisconsin State Journal, Fox11online, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, LaCrosseTribune.com, Chippewa Herald

Five southeastern Wisconsin universities partner to support startups
The Business Journal – November 28, 2012
On Tuesday Nov. 27, UWM, Marquette, MSOE, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater announced the launch of the Wisconsin Center for Commercialization Resources with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration through its University Centers program.

Babies born ‘too small, too soon’ focus of Prematurity Awareness Month
Milwaukee Courier – November 24, 2012
Dean Magda Peck (Public Health) is quoted on the risks involved with premature births.

Economy, budget cuts impact colleges
The Business Journal – November 23, 2012
Chancellor Michael Lovell is quoted on the economy’s slow rate of recovery affecting the University’s ability to pay faculty and staff competitive salaries.

Stop the communication overkill: leadership tips
Business Management Daily – November 22, 2012
Both off-site employees as well as office staffers would rather field phone calls than multiple emails or in-person meetings, according to a recent study by Kathryn Fonner (Communication) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Michael Roloff at Northwestern University.

Symptomatic voice therapy enhances vocal exercise response in transgender patients
News Medical – November 21, 2012
UWM Professor Marylou Gelfer and Bethany Van Dong (Wausau School District, Wisconsin, USA) studied the effect of individual voice therapy on vocal function in male-to-female transgender patients.

UW-Milwaukee student government latest group to support Palermo union
The Business Journal – November 20, 2012
The UW-Milwaukee Student Association Senate on Sunday passed a resolution demanding the school’s administration stop selling Palermo Villa Inc. pizza on campus until the Milwaukee manufacturer’s labor dispute is resolved.
Also in: WisPolitics.com and Milwaukee Courier


UWM sees Gulley return to practice
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 28, 2012
UWM senior guard Paris Gulley, a projected starter coming into the season, has returned to practice on a limited basis for the first time since undergoing surgery on a fracture in his left (non-shooting) hand.

Panthers enjoy some island fun
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 25, 2012
Junior Angela Rodriguez scored a game-high 19 points and made all four of her free throw attempts in the final 16 seconds to help the UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team secure a 68-64 victory over Eastern Kentucky