UWM in the News: Week Ending June 6, 2013

The End of Blue Collar Work?
Atlantic Cities – June 6, 2013
Today, the city of Milwaukee has the lowest employment rate for working-age African-American males of any city in the country—worse even than Detroit, according to research from Professor Marc Levine (History).

World-class AGS collection puts Milwaukee on the map
OnMilwaukee.com – June 6, 2013
The American Geographical Society Library at UW-Milwaukee’s Golda Meir Library is one of the best geography resources in the country.

Students in UW flexible degree program will pay a bit lower tuition than traditional students
Wisconsin State Journal – June 6, 2013
UW-Milwaukee will become the first Wisconsin university to offer degree programs in the flexible format next fall, with the following degrees available: bachelor’s in nursing, diagnostic imaging and information science; a master’s in nursing; and a certificate in professional and technical communication.

OPINION: State provides cleanup grant for Innovation Campus
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 5, 2013
The UWM Real Estate Foundation Inc. will receive a $205,850 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to help pay for environmental cleanup work at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s new Innovation Campus, in Wauwatosa.

Glendale hotel may soon be turned into student housing
Today’s TMJ4 – June 5, 2013
UWM students could benefit from the possible conversion of a local hotel to a dormitory for international high school and college students.

UWM Innovation Campus gets $205,850 state grant
The Business Journal – June 5, 2013
A $205,850 state grant will cover the UWM Real Estate Foundation Inc.’s bill to clean the Wauwatosa site where it is building a business accelerator.

UW System rolls out two-track flexible degree option
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 5, 2013
The first Flexible Option programs will begin enrolling students sometime this fall through UW-Milwaukee and the two-year UW Colleges.
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UWM students develop Milwaukee County app to track buses
The Business Journal – June 5, 2013
UWM students developed a new Milwaukee County mobile application whose features will eventually include real-time tracking of county buses.
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UWM education dean leaves position
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 4, 2013
After serving less than two years as dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Carol Colbeck has quietly stepped down to a faculty position.

The Haitian Aristocrat Seed on Legacy and Haiti’s Intellectual Elite
anarkismo.net – June 4, 2013
Professor Patrick Bellegarde-Smith is recognized for being a highly respected professor at UWM and is recognized for being the grandson of noted intellectual, author, diplomat, Haitian militant Dantes Bellegarde and the grand nephew of Argentine Bellegarde, one of Haiti’s most influential educators of the nineteenth century.

UW-Milwaukee creates phone app for county info
The Examiner – June 4, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s new Mobile Innovation Lab worked with Milwaukee County to create its first product for the county.
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UW-Milwaukee students reflect on storm chasing in Oklahoma
Fox6 – June 3, 2013
Several members of UWM’s Atmospheric Science Club were in Oklahoma studying severe weather when the tornado in Moore hit.

Skills gap in Wisconsin? This study can’t find one
The Cap Times – May 31, 2013
A 2012 report from the UW-Milwaukee noted that “the consensus among top economists is that the skills gap is a myth.”

After standout college hoops career, Demetrius Harris trying to make it as tight end in NFL
The Washington Post – June 4, 2013
From the moment that Demetrius Harris arrived on campus, UW-Milwaukee basketball coach Rob Jeter had this feeling in the pit of his stomach that Harris was playing the wrong sport.

Student filmmaker’s work screened at Cannes
Bayview Compass – June 1, 2013
Bay View native, Humboldt Park School alum, and UWM student Michael Viers (VY-ers) can add 2013 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner to his resume.