UWM in the News: Week Ending May 2, 2013

NEW

DNR: Disappearing prairie chickens a mystery
Central Wisconsin Hub – May 1, 2013
Research from the UW-Milwaukee suggests the decline in numbers of an iconic Wisconsin bird is caused by a lack of genetic diversity in the population.

How Milwaukee Became a Center for Water Innovation
Governing The States and Localities – May 2013
UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science is recognized for being a part of Milwaukee’s position as a water technology hub.

OPINION UWM’s reserves not the problem
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 30, 2012
Larry Goldstein, a nationally recognized expert in higher education finance, who has been working with UWM the past year to help develop a new budget model for our campus writes an op-ed assessing UWM’s cash balance situation.

Growth of kids in hostile areas stunted: US study
Hindustan Times – April 29, 2013
A UW-Milwaukee study published by the department of economics done on Armed Conflict and Children’s Health is cited in an article on the hostile atmosphere in Kashmir.

OPINION We need immigration reform
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 27, 2013
Enrique E. Figueroa, associate professor and director of the Roberto Hernandez Center at UWM writes an op-ed on immigration reform.

UWM Foundation Alumni Fellows for 2013
Milwaukee Courier – April 27, 2013
As the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 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.

Uihleins give $500,000 to UWM preservation institute
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – April 26, 2013
The architecture school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee just received a $500,000 gift from philanthropists David and Julia Uihlein to bolster education in the preservation and adaptive re-use of existing buildings.

Report shows that Wisconsin leads nation in locking up African-American men
The Cap Times – April, 26, 2013
A study released a few days ago by researchers at the Employment and Training Institute at the UW-Milwaukee shows that Wisconsin, long known to be among the worst in racial disparities in the criminal justice system, is in fact the worst — by a long shot.

Chancellor Lovell says UWM does not have large, uncommitted cash reserve
The Business Journal – April 25, 2013
In a recent letter to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty, staff and students, Chancellor Michael Lovell said he wanted to make it clear that UWM does not have a large, uncommitted cash balance.

SPORTS

Olympians, hoopsters and offspring: the most unusual routes to the NFL in the class of 2013
Yahoo News – May 1, 2013
Demetrius Harris is recognized for having an unusual path to playing pro football.

UWM promotes Gulrajani
Wisconsin Soccer Central – April 29, 2012
UW-Milwaukee women’s soccer coach Greg Henschel announced that Jon Gulrajani, who served as a volunteer assistant for the Panthers last season, will move into a full-time role with the program.