UWM in the News: Week ending Sept. 5, 2013

NEWS

Drugs Contaminate Lake Michigan
Scientific American – September 5, 2013
Rebecca Klaper (School of Freshwater Science) comments on the impact of drug contamination in Lake Michigan.
Also in: Environmental Health News (http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/drugs-in-lake-michigan)

Great Lakes shrinking: what’s the business cost?
The Guardian – September 4, 2013
“In order to restore water levels, you need a series of wet years like we had this past spring, as the amounts of water involved are extraordinarily large,” said Paul Roebber, founder of Innovative Weather at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

UWM’s Pantherfest 2013 this Friday
examiner.com – September 4, 2013
For the past few years, UWM has welcomed new and current students by throwing Pantherfest, the college’s largest annual event.

Newsmakers: UW-Milwaukee Chancellor
Wisconsin Eye – September 3, 2013
Senior Producer of Wisconsin Eye, Steve Walters interviewed UWM Chancellor Michael Lovell.

Some UW Schools See Increase In New Students
Wisconsin Public Radio – September 2, 2013
Jeff Meece, the associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, at UW-Milwaukee, says one bright spot is that the number of transfer students is up.

Milwaukee Opens: The Global Water Center
BizTimes.com – September 2, 2013
The seventh floor – occupied by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences – includes several different laboratories and testing areas featuring highly advanced technology, including 3D laser imaging.

Genetic research: A matter of trust
Milwaukee Courier – August 30, 2013
UWM Professor Aaron Nuseh comments on the importance of minority populations getting involved in genetic research. For the past three years, Buseh and a team of UWM researchers have been working with community partners to better understand how to engage African Americans and African immigrants in genetic research and find ways to increase their participation.

UWM To Honor Oak Creek Business Owner
Oak Creek Patch – August 30, 2013
An Oak Creek business owner will be among the distinguished alums honored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association.

UW System Among Those Piloting New Options for Working Students
WUWM – August 23, 2013
The President was referring to the U-W Flex Option. UW-Milwaukee and the system’s colleges will rollout the program late this year. It will award credits to students who prove they’ve mastered competencies.

SPORTS

WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE PROMOTES DAVE JOYCE TO FULL TIME ASSISTANT SWIMMING COACH
Swimming World Magazine – September 3, 2013
Dave Joyce has been named the assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams for the 2013-14 season.

Former UWM hoopster makes Chiefs practice squad
620 WTMJ Radio – September 2, 2013
Former UWM basketball player Demetrius Harris has been signed to the 8-man practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs.

UWM hangs onto lead, defeats Marquette in soccer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 31, 2013
UWM’s victory over No. 12 Marquette (NSCAA) was the Panthers’ first over a ranked opponent since Oct. 16, 2005, when they defeated No. 22 Northern Illinois.

ARTS

On the Marquee for the Week of Sept. 3, 2013
Milwaukee Magazine – September 3, 2013
Harley week is over, the summer is unofficially over, school is back in session, and the UWM Union Theatre is where it’s at in terms of local film happenings this first full week of September.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Open 2013-14 Season with THE DETECTIVE’S WIFE, 9/18-10/13
Broadway World – August 30, 2013
UWM Theater Professor Jim Tasse directs the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Detectives Wife”.