UWM in the News: Week Ending April 18, 2013

NEWS

Milwaukee trying to court Millennials
FOX 11 – April 18, 2013
Marc Levine, a history professor and founding director of the Center for Economic Development at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, cites data showing large numbers of college graduates are underemployed, working as bartenders and in retail sales.

Direct Supply, UW-Milwaukee join Milwaukee Institute’s MGrid consortium
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 17, 2013
Direct Supply Inc. and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have joined the MGrid consortium, a high-performance, technical computing network run by the Milwaukee Institute.

Researchers Create Novel Optical Fibers
Science Daily – April 16, 2013
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have found a new mechanism to transmit light through optical fibers.

Leading expert on Celtic mythology coming to Joliet
The Herald News – April 16, 2013
John Gleeson, senior lecturer of the Center for Celtic Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, will speak at an event on topics in Celtic mythology.

UWM’s New Freshwater School Makes Progress
Urban Milwaukee – April 12, 2013
The $53 million, UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences is rising along the waterfront

SPORTS

Reuss on a roll with baseball at Warren
Daily Herald – April 16, 2013
Adam Reuss chose to sign a letter of intent to play Division I baseball for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which competes in the Horizon League.

UW-Milwaukee’s Demetrius Harris trading basketball for football pads
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 13, 2013
UWM basketball player Demetrius Harris has more than a dozen National Football League teams evaluating him as a tight end before the draft.

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Baltimore Ravens meet with UWM’s Demetrius Harris
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 17, 2013
UW-Milwaukee basketball player Demetrius Harris visited the Baltimore Ravens’ training facility this week, talking to offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and tight ends coach Wade Harman