UWM in the News: Week Ending July 18, 2013

NEWS

A new way to see space – even its junk
Phys.org – July 18, 2013
Professor David Kaplan (Physics) has explored an additional aspect of the telescope – its ability to track space junk, everything from defunct satellites to pieces resulting from collisions.

The Water Council’s accelerator program chooses Milwaukee, French startups
The Business Journal – July 17, 2013
The  four water start-ups chosen to be a part of the six-month Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator Program  will receive business model and operations training through the UW-Whitewater’s Institute for Water Business, and access to faculty and students from UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

Desire2Learn Unveils the 2013 Desire2EXCEL Award Winners
Yahoo News – July 16, 2013
The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee’s U-Pace instruction, using Desire2Learn technology, showcased an initiative that reflects an extraordinary impact on teaching and learning and the repeatability criteria inherent to the Desire2EXCEL Impact Award.

City launches first sustainability plan
Biztimes.com – July 16, 2013
Matt Howard, the city’s environmental sustainability director recognizes UWM as a “Green Team” partner in Milwaukee’s sustainability initiative.

UWM’s new water policy director stresses stewardship of resource
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 16, 2013
Jenny Kehl, director of the Center for Water Policy at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences talks about current and future water technology initiatives happening locally and on the global scale.

UW System approves flexible degree programs
WISN12 – July 12, 2013
UW announced Thursday that the accrediting authority the Higher Learning Commission had given approval for the Flexible Option program at UW-Milwaukee and through UW Colleges.

Close up of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences: Slideshow
The Business Journal – July 11, 2013
The long-planned University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences building is rising out of the ground like the mast of ship on East Greenfield Avenue in Milwaukee.

SPORTS

UWM men’s basketball moving back to U.S. Cellular Arena
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 15, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Center District have reached an agreement that will bring the men’s basketball program back to the U.S. Cellular Arena.
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