UWM in the News: Week Ending Aug. 22, 2013

NEWS

Answering Health Questions for Low-Income Pregnant Women
DugDug.com
Dr. Hayeon Song  discusses her work on interactive media for health promotion and health education.

UWM: This is your face on cigarettes for 20 years
The Business Journal – August 19, 2013
Hayeon Song (Communications) developed a video game that uses avatars to show smokers what they would look like in the future if they continue to smoke.

Device built by UW-Milwaukee professor calms water’s turbulence data
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 17, 2013
A new device built by UWM Professor Qian Liao (Engineering) could help scientists understand how large bodies of water affect climate.

Milwaukee looks to revive Inner Harbor area in Walker’s Point
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 17, 2013
UWM professor Peter McAvoy (Freshwater Sciences) is a consultant on the city’s redevelopment projects surrounding the Port of Milwaukee.  “I think the potential for the Inner Harbor is even greater because it’s right on the shore, he says.”

3D IR Images Now in Full Color
National Science Foundation – August 5, 2013
A collaboration between researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UWM has combined Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy with computed tomography (CT-scans) to create a non-destructive 3D imaging.

ART

Harmony Initiative exploring Laacke & Joys building for location
The Business Journal – August 20, 2013
The Harmony Initiative Foundation has obtained an option to buy the Laacke & Joys building on North Water Street as a potential downtown site for the unique partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee Ballet and The Medical College of Wisconsin.