UWM in the News: Week Ending Oct. 24,2013


UWM can be catalyst for entrepreneurship
BizTimes – October 21, 2013
The accelerated pace of startup activity in the M7 region provides a golden opportunity for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to rebrand itself as an E-University – E for Entrepreneur.

Urban farmer Will Allen, UW-Milwaukee team up on research to boost yellow perch production
The Associated Press – October 22, 2013
A research project announced Tuesday by urban farmer Will Allen and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee aims to improve the production of farmed lake perch, providing a plentiful, affordable supply for restaurants while creating jobs and boosting the regional economy.
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Light as medicine? Researchers reveal how specific wavelengths of light can heal
Science Daily – October 22, 2013
Scientists have known for years that certain wavelengths of light in certain doses can heal, but they are only now uncovering exactly how it works, thanks in large part to three UWM faculty researchers, including Chukuka S. Enwemeka, dean of UWM’s College of Health Sciences who is internationally known for his work in phototherapy.
Also in: Newswise, Medical Xpress, Infection Control Today, Progressive Radio Network

Women Sought on Boards as Stiletto Groups Grow: Corporate India
Bloomberg Businessweek – October 22, 2012
A study of 556 firms published in December 2012 by American Accounting Association’s journal ‘Accounting Horizons’ found that U.S companies run by boards with even one female director were 38 percent less likely to restate financial results due to errors or fraud. “A more diverse board might be a more activist board,” wrote the authors led by Lawrence J. Abbott at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Medical Heart Monitors Show ECG Via Mobile Phones
India West – October 21, 2013
Kallows Engineering, announced the release of two products: ultraportable heart monitors that run on mobiles or tablets. In 2011 The Kallows founders won the top prize of $7500 in UWM’s New Venture Business Plan Competition.

Chinese investment a growing trend in Wisconsin, nationally
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 19, 2013
Chancellor Mike Lovell comments on the launch of Milwaukee’s Global Water Center and what it means for the future of Milwaukee.

Biennial State of Lake Michigan Conference Held in Sheboygan
PULSE (Door County)  – October 18, 2013
For instance, in 2010 the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee received a $1.3 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study hypoxia in Green Bay and what effect climate change might have on the dead zone.


COLLEGE REPORT: Ruiz rises to challenge at UW-Milwaukee
RacineSportsZone.com – October 22, 2013
Mayana Ruiz is recognized for being a stand out first year player with the UWM Women’s Volleyball team.

Swim Swam – October 17, 2013
Payton teDuits, from Wisconsin, has verbally committed to join the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers in the fall of 2014.