UWM in the News: Week Ending May 23, 2013

NEWS

20 years after fatal outbreak, Milwaukee leads on water testing
WisconsinWatch.org – May 22, 2013
Rebecca Klaper (Freshwater Sciences) comments on the impact trace organics such as hormones and pharmaceuticals in water systems have on human health.

Chemical blend lowers fish testosterone
WisconsinWatch.org – May 22, 2013
Researchers at the UWM have found that low doses of a chemical mixture of an herbicide and a plasticizer can lower testosterone levels in fathead minnows.

UWM meteorologist says EF-5 tornado that struck OK will be studied
Fox6  News– May 21, 2013
Mike Westendorf, meteorologist and operations director of UWM’s  Innovative Weather Center comments on the magnitude of the tornado that hit Oklahoma.

Bud Selig tells UWM grads to stress ‘power of possibilities’
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 19, 2013
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig encouraged graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday to “have faith in the power of possibilities” and to push for change.
Also in: Fox6

‘Scrap the cap’ puts Social Security at risk
Tampa Bay Times – May 19, 2013
William Holahan (Economics) co authored an article regarding the pay roll tax’s influence on Social Security.

Reading Rock to Understand How Climate Change Unfolds
Science Daily – May 18, 2013
John Isbell (Geosciences) is on a quest to coax that information from the geology of the southernmost portions of the Earth.

UW-Milwaukee, Johnson in high-voltage pairing
The Northwestern.com – May 18, 2013
UWM’scollaboration with Johnson Controls is the university’s test bench, amping up its research mission by aligning with job-creating companies and sectors — from freshwater technology to energy to medical imaging systems.
Also in: The Daily Reporter

Growing Power Founder to Speak at UW-Milwaukee
nbc15.com – May 10, 2013
The Milwaukee urban farmer who is nationally known for his nonprofit, Growing Power, speaks at UWM.

SPORTS

Capasso joins UW-Milwaukee’s exclusive 200-hit club
RacineSportsZone.com – May 18, 2013
Jonathan Capasso, a Horlick High School graduate, had his 200th hit in the Panthers’ 2-1 victory over the University of Minnesota May 8 at Minneapolis.

UWM’s Porcaro having a player-of-the-year type of season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 17, 2013
UW-Milwaukee baseball player Michael Porcaro is having such a good season, he still impresses his coach when he’s not even playing in a game.
Also in: Pierce County Herald