UWM in the News: Week Ending Oct. 31, 2013


Preview of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Upcoming Performances
WUWM – October 31, 2013
On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak chats with the dean of the UWM Peck School of the Arts, Scott Emmons, to learn the latest on the upcoming season of performances and presentations.

UWM Philosophy Professor Reconsiders Pragmatism
WUWM – October 31, 2013
UWM Philosophy professor Robert Schwartz takes a look a back at a few American philosophers of old, and asks us to re-examine their ideas.

New corporate scholarship targets care management students
BizTImes – October 31, 2013
Stowell Assocates, in tandem with the UW-Milwaukee Foundation, has created a scholarship to honor the company’s 30-year anniversary and benefit social work and nursing students.

Milwaukee Man Is Unlikely Reality Show Star – in China
WUWM – October 30, 2013
UWM English Professor Liam Callanan was seen by hundreds of millions of fans of a Chinese game show over the summer as he helped find the top child English speaker in the country.

UWM students will receive help to turn new products into companies
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 30, 2013
Eight teams of students and recent alumni of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee have won a total of $60,000 and will receive mentoring to help turn their new products into companies.

UWM researchers throw a new wrench into the system
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 28, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has developed a new wrench aimed at preventing serious and costly injuries among gas-meter technicians.

Privacy Advocate Creates “Zuckerberg Files” Archive
The Wall Street Journal– October 28, 2013
Michael Zimmer, director of the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has spent years challenging FacebookFB +0.51% on privacy issues. His latest project is the “Zuckerberg Files”: a digital archive of every word Zuckerberg has ever uttered in a public forum.
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Peck School’s Emmons connects art, business (Video)
The Business Journal – October 25, 2013
Deep in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Kenilworth Building pumps a high-tech classroom that Scott Emmons describes using terms like 3-D printing, prototypes and industrial design. He sounds much like an engineering professor.


Chicagoland Soccer News – October 31, 2013
Junior Laurie Bell scored in the 74th minute and the defense recorded its seventh shutout of the season as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee claimed a 1-0 victory over Northern Illinois University Wednesday evening.

Northern Illinois Athletic – October 30, 2013
In a steady downpour, the Northern Illinois University men’s soccer team fell to UW Milwaukee, 1-0, on Wednesday night at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.

UWM guard Thierno Niang gets back into the action
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 29, 2013
Paper-thin for much of last season, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers’ backcourt expects to receive a big boost this season with the return of a healthy Thierno Niang.

Kayla Price of U-W Milwaukee is the Horizon League’s volleyball player-of-the-week
WTAQ – October 28, 2013
Kayla Price of U-W Milwaukee is the Horizon League’s volleyball player-of-the-week on offense.


Another French Revolution for November
Express Milwaukee – October 26, 2013
As if to further illustrate the conditions which led to the events described in the 1862 Victor Hugo novel that musical is based on, the UWM Theatre Department will be s tagging a production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. It’s a stage adaptation of a novel that predates the revolution.

Collection takes on myths about American Muslims
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 25, 2013
The UWM series, which runs through March, is focusing on five titles that explore the American Muslim experience. It opened this month with a discussion of “Prince Among Slaves,” Terry Alford’s 1994 biography of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, the educated and aristocratic son of a West African king, who was captured and sold into slavery in America.