UWM in the News: Week Ending April 4, 2013

NEWS

UWM Preparing Flex Options to Help Adults Earn Degrees
WUWM – April 4, 2013
UW-Milwaukee plans to become the first UW campus to offer Wisconsin’s new Flex Option. UWM instructors have volunteered to design three Flex degrees and one Flex certificate.

OPINION Editorial: Consider banning all cellphone use by drivers
Green Bay Press Gazzette – April 3, 2013
Two UWM Professors, Rahi Abouk and Scott Adams are cited for their study done on the outcomes of banning texting while driving.

OPINION UWM researchers win national early career awards
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 3, 2013
Two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers studying fiber optics and astrophysics have been honored with Early Career Development Awards from the National Science Foundation.

UWM Announces 2013 Alumni Fellow Awards
BroadwayWorld.com – April 3, 2013
As UWM celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Peck School of the Arts and the Year of the Arts, two Peck School alumni have been selected as the UWM Foundation Alumni Fellows for 2013.

Some political experts perplexed by low voter turnout Tuesday
FOX6 – April 2, 2013
Mordecai Lee (Government Affairs) comments on the potential outcomes of Tuesday’s election.

UW System to roll out Flex Options
BizTimes – April 1, 2013
The Flex Option program will debut at UW-Milwaukee late this fall with four degree tracks and one certificate opportunity.

UWM’s new athletic director ready to tackle big challenges
BizTimes – April 1, 2013
Despite facing many challenges, Amanda Braun is eager to energize the UWM community around the school’s athletic programs.

Milwaukee first U.S. city to adopt global model for boosting startups
The Business Journal – March 27, 2013
UWM is part of a coalition of public and private institutions to develop an entrepreneurial culture in Milwaukee.

Prosperity agenda for the new chancellor
BizTimes – March 27, 2013
UWM Chancellor Lovell is recognized in UW-Madison’s new chancellor’s initiatives for his efforts to engage in the private sector and industry – supported research.

The Capital of Water
Forbes – March 27, 2013
A story about the Water Council’s Water Technology Center opening includes discussion about the School of Freshwater Sciences

SPORTS

State colleges roundup Monday
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 1, 2013
UW-Milwaukee’s Jake Long was named as the Horizon League’s pitcher of the week.