UWM in the News: Week Ending May 30, 2013

NEWS
20 Years After Fatal Outbreak, Milwaukee Leads on Water Testing
ExpressMilwaukee.com – May 28, 2013
Rebecca Klaper (Freshwater Science) is quoted on the impact of trace organics such as hormones and pharmaceuticals, in our water systems and the potential threats they pose to human health, wildlife and the environment.

How Residential Mobility Patterns Perpetuate Segregation
The Atlantic Cities – May 28, 2013
Marcus Britton (Sociology) talks about his research in breaking down long-established residential segregation patterns.UWM-York researchers forward quest for quantum computing
Space Daily – May 28, 2013
Research teams from UW-Milwaukee and the University of York investigating the properties of ultra-thin films of new materials are helping bring quantum computing one step closer to reality.

Models from big molecules captured in a flash
Phys.org – May 27, 2013
UWM is one of several research institutions whose collaboration helped develop new technologies for understanding protein structures.

Groundbreaking report says most local nonprofits have recovered from the Great Recession
BizTimes – May 27, 2013
A survey done by UWM’s advanced journalism students found that the majority of nonprofit organizations in southeastern Wisconsin have recovered from the Great Recession and most expect more donations in 2013 than they received in 2012.

Rick Scott signs texting-while-driving ban, but does it have teeth?
The Miami Herald – May 27, 2013
A study by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee conducted between 2007 and 2010 found that the ban was not as effective in states with weaker texting laws, such as Florida’s, and that the most-effective ban was outlawing cell phones entirely.

What a generation owes its predecessor
Tampa Bay Times – May 26, 2013
Professor William Holahan (Economics) co-authored an article on intergenerational impact of Social Security.

UWM: A great place to explore your options
Milwaukee Courier – May 25, 2013
The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee is a great place to explore career, extracurricular and academic options, according to two May graduates.

Scholars Sound the Alert From the ‘Dark Side’ of Tech Innovation
The Chronicle of Higher Education – May 8, 2013
UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies hosted a conference called “The Dark Side of Digital” where issues of surveillance, racism, and drones were discussed.

SPORTS
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Signs Five
CollegeSwimming.com – May 29, 2013
Five individuals have all signed with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee swimming teams and round out a solid incoming freshman class, head coach Kyle Clements announced this week.

UWM wins in Horizon League baseball tournament
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  – May 24, 2013
Jake Long, a senior right-hander, scattered five hits while tossing a complete game to lead UW-Milwaukee to a 6-1 victory over Wright State in the Horizon League tournament Friday.