UWM in the News: Week Ending Oct. 3, 2013

NEWS

Wisconsin Prisons Incarcerate Most Black Men In U.S.
NPR – October 3, 2013
A study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee looked at that state’s incarceration rates and found they were the highest in the country for black men.

PPG Donates $5K to Oak Creek Schools
Patch.com – October 2, 2013
16 middle school girls to participated in a four-day STEM camp held at UWM where they created water filtration systems for different environments.

Restricting Voting Rights Act could mean fewer African-Americans on city councils
Phys.org – October 1, 2013
Efforts to limit the reach of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), the legislation that banned discrimination in voting, could negatively impact black political representation, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Ohio University.
Also in: Science Codex (http://www.sciencecodex.com/restricting_voting_rights_act_could_mean_fewer_africanamericans_on_city_councils-120304)

Global Temperature Standstill May Last 30 Years, Climate Scientist Predicts
Climate Depot – October 1, 2013
Anastasios Tsonis (Mathematics) offers insight on weather patterns and theories surrounding climate change.

9 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Stop Worrying
The Huffington Post – October 1, 2013
A 2005 UWM study is cited for suggesting that people get caught up worrying when they are trying to force themselves to stop worrying., “those who are naturally more accepting of their intrusive thoughts are less obsessional, have lower levels of depression, and are less anxious.”

Why Women Leave Tech Companies, And What To Do About It
Creative Braintrust – September 30, 2013
After surveying more than 1,000 women who have left the tech world, a study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee discovered four key reasons why many women seem so repelled.

Suddenly the tropics heat up
Shore News – September 30, 2013
Weather models published by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee forecasts show that Invest 97 could become a tropical storm.

Franklinton native to speak today at national conference
The Daily News – September 29, 2013
Delarious O. Stewart (Education) was a presenter at the National Black Child Development Institute’s Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Drugs, caffeine, chemicals found in Lake Michigan worry researchers
The Detroit Free Press – September 27, 2013
The presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products — or PPCPs — has previously gone largely unstudied within the Great Lakes, according to Rebecca Klaper (School of Freshwater Sciences)

Great Lakes Chemicals Discovered By Researchers Shows PPCP Contamination Of Lake Michigan
Huffington Post Chicago – September 27, 2013
Scientists from the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were examining water samples for PPCPs, chemicals that have been derived from pharmaceuticals and personal care products.

SPORTS

Stull Picks UW-Milwaukee
NBC 13 – September 30, 2013
Boylan basketball standout Brock Stull has made his college choice. He’s made a verbal committment to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

FOUR SCORES
Chicagoland Soccer News – September 28, 2013
Sophomore Aaron Horvat tied the Horizon League and school record by scoring four goals in a game to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s soccer team to a 5-3 victory over the University of Detroit Saturday afternoon at Titan Field.

WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE WINS
Chicagoland Soccer News – September 28, 2013
Krissy Dorre scored twice, Kelsey Holbert also found the back of the net and Paige Lincicum made seven saves as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s soccer team kicked off Horizon League play with a 3-2 win over Valparaiso University

ART

Dance Gala to feature choreography by UI Fellows
Simone Ferro’s (Dance) choreography will be showcased in the University of Iowa’s Dance Gala this year.