UWM in the News: Week Ending Oct. 10, 2013

NEWS

‘First of its kind’ program teaches Milwaukee businesses how to scale up
Neighborhood News Service – October 10, 2013
UWM is part of the Scale Up initiative which aims to foster entrepreneurship in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Imprisons Black and Native American Men at Twice the National Rate
AllGov – October 9, 2013
Researchers at UWM found that Wisconsin is imprisoning African American men at nearly double the rate of the rest of the country.
Also in: The Gazette (http://thegazette.com/2013/10/06/disparity-remains-in-minority-jailings/)

OPINION: Without Selig, no Brewers
October 8, 2013
A study done by the economist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on the 10th anniversary of Miller Park clearly demonstrated the huge economic impact the Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park have on the region and the state.

Planet of the Vines: Climbing Plants are Taking Over
New Scientist – October 5, 2013
In this article about why conditions are prime for vines to become much more numerous than trees, Stefan Schnitzer  (Biological Sciences) explains how vines can change the dynamics of forests.

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.

Pharmaceuticals in Lake
Wisconsin Eye – September 27, 2013
Rebecca Klaper (Freshwater Sciences) and Todd Miller (Public Health) were interviewed regarding the levels of pharmaceuticals and personal care products found in Lake Michigan.

SPORTS

MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chicagoland Soccer News – October 7, 2013
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee junior midfielder Laurie Bell has been named Chicagoland Soccer News Men’s College Player of the Week for the week ending October 6