UWM in the News: Week ending Aug. 1, 2013

NEWS

Rebuilding the Ivory Towers
Milwaukee Magazine – August 2013
Chancellor Michael Lovell is quoted on his views regarding the importance of educating students for “jobs that don’t exist yet.” He stresses the importance of critical thinking in higher education.

Mind the Gap
Milwaukee Magazine – August 2013
Professor Mark Levine’s  (History) research on the employment skills gap in Wisconsin is cited in an article about the disagreement on whether or not there is a shortage of skilled workers in the state.

Alluring Milwaukee
M Magazine – August 2013
This article recognizes UWM grad Johnathan Jackson for his work in creating the Milwaukee International Film Festival.

Explore Your World
M Magazine – August 2013
UWM student Elizabeth Matthews is recognized for doing an internship in Canada this summer. She worked on programs for refugee women and families at the YMCA in Montreal.

Water flushes through a greatly widened drain below Great Lakes Michigan, Huron
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 30, 2013
UWM meteorologist Paul Roebber share his opinion about controlling the flow of the St. Clair in order to maintain lake water levels.

Does Lake Michigan’s record low mark beginning of new era for Great Lakes?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 27, 2013
Paul Roebber (Atmospheric Science and Freshwater) was interviewed in this article about plunging water levels in Great Lakes.

Unemployed and Older, and Facing a Jobless Future
The New York Times – July 26, 2013
Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology) is interviewed in an article about the unfortunate job outlook for older unemployed people. She offers insight on how to cope with the possibility of having a jobless future.

Nearly 300 murders still on the books from past decade, but Wisconsin’s clearance rate exceeds national average
Htrnews.com – July 25, 2013
Aki Roberts (Sociology) comments on the possible reasoning behind unsolved murder cases in Wisconsin.

UW Milwaukee to Launch STEM with New Facilities
School Construction News – July 25, 2013
As the first academic construction project for the campus in 20 years, the new Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) will provide students with the modern facilities needed to thrive and advance in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).