UWM in the News: Week ending Nov. 21, 2013

NEWS

What can happen when graphene meets a semiconductor
Phys.org – November 21, 2013
A  research group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has identified new characteristics of electron transport in a two-dimensional sheet of graphene layered on top of a semiconductor.

Comet ISON promises to dazzle Milwaukee stargazers
620WTMJ – November 20, 2013
Jean Creighton, director of UWM’s Planetarium talks about Comet ISON and how it can be seen.

Climate Change’s Impact On The Great Lakes Food Chain
Wisconsin Public Radio – November 19, 2013
John Janssen (School of Freshwater Science) talks temperature changes in the Great Lakes.

Admission opens for University of Wisconsin flex degrees
The Republic – November 18, 2013
University of Wisconsin officials launched their new online flexible degree program Monday, promising the initiative will help adults get college degrees and find better jobs faster. The program will begin at UW-Milwaukee and the UW System’s two-year schools in January.
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Opponents urge Wis. gov to veto mascots bill
The Journal Times – November 17, 2013
Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic Assembly representative, said he expects Walker to sign it and to do so quietly.

Mapping the possibilities with GIS technology
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 16, 2013
Maps were produced by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students in the GIS Applied Projects course in the spring of 2013 for Milwaukee Bicycle Works, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to use bicycles as tools in the revitalization of Milwaukee’s west side.

10 trends shaping future of Wisconsin’s tech-based economy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 16, 2013
UWM’s Innovation park is mentioned for being a contributor to the “Rise of Research Parks” in an article about the future of Wisconsin’s tech-based economy.

WI Women Leaders feature local world class athletes in panel discussion
examiner.com – November 16, 2013
WI Women Leaders, from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee’s (UW-M) School of Continuing Education Program, closed out this year’s Women Leaders Forum with a panel discussion about women athletes.

Miss Wisconsin Paula Mae Kuiper headed back to UWM to run
Fox6 – November 14, 2013
UWM student Paula Mae Kuiper will return to UWM next fall after spending a year off in her role as Miss Wisconsin.

Youths help seek solutions to gun violence at Milwaukee summit
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 14, 2013
The UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research and the Medical College of Wisconsin Violence Prevention Initiative are conducting a survey of children who have seen someone shot at or wounded by gunfire in the last 12 months.

SPORTS

UWM men’s soccer team back on its feet
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 20, 2013
After rough seasons from 2006 to 2001, the UWM men’s soccer team is back on track with player Laurie Bell leading the Panthers in scoring.

Rodriguez helps Milwaukee earn NCAA tourney berth
Richmond News – November 20, 2013
Richmond Youth Soccer Association product Declan Rodriguez has helped the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers qualify for the NCAA National Championships for the ninth time in school history.

UWM’s Steve McWhorter named co-Horizon League player of the week
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 18, 2013
Winners of four straight, including a championship in the NIU Invitational last weekend in DeKalb, Ill., the UW-Milwaukee Panthers had one of their own singled out Monday for his play in that stretch. Junior point guard Steve McWhorter was named co-Horizon League player of the week, sharing the honor with UW-Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes.

UWM, UW to play in first round of NCAA tournament; Marquette gets bye
Milwaukee Journal Senitinel – November 18, 2013
UWM got into the NCAA tournament by winning the Horizon League tournament Sunday after a venue change and a four-hour delay due to the heavy rainstorms in the Chicago area. The Panthers beat Illinois-Chicago when senior Andrew Stone headed in the game-winner in the 51st minute and sophomore Declan Rodriguez added a second goal in the 67th minute.

Marquette, UWM earn NCAA spots
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 17, 2013
The Panthers had to battle the elements as well as the Flames. After four hours of severe weather delays, a site location change to Northwestern University and playing through 42 mph gusts of wind, the Panthers beat the Flames in the Horizon League title match in Evanston, Ill.

Lesser lights get to shine in UW-Milwaukee victory
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 17, 2013
Malcolm Moore came off the bench to score 15 points in Tiby’s stead, and UWM rallied from a big first-half deficit to beat Northern Illinois, 82-69, and win the host Huskies’ invitational at the NIU Convocation Center.

UW-MILWAUKEE SWEEPS STEVENS POINT BORDER BATTLE FOR FIFTH-STRAIGHT YEAR
Swimming World Magazine – November 17, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has swept the men’s and women’s titles at the annual Stevens Point Border Battle at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sweeps Border Battle
CollegeSwimming.com – November 16, 2013
For the eighth-straight season, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s swimming team took the top spot at the Stevens Point Border Battle, wrapping up the two-day meet with more impressive times Saturday.

UWM easily handles zone in NIU invite win
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 16, 2013
Facing 40 minutes of zone defense from the James Madison Dukes, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers combated it perfectly. Jordan Aaron provided the long-range shooting with 5 three-pointers, Matt Tiby and Kyle Kelm did an effective job flashing to the free-throw line and Austin Arians worked himself open time and again by running the baseline hard.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Leading Border Battle
College Swimming – November 15, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams combined to win six of the day’s 10 events and appear poised for another run at defending their titles after another strong showing in day one of action at the Stevens Point Border Battle Friday evening.

Panthers make do in neutral site
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  – November 15, 2013
UWM shot just 37.3% but was able to win by maximizing its opportunities in a couple of key areas. The Panthers hit 19 of 30 free throws compared to the Spartans’ 11-for-17 effort while also converting 18 turnovers into 20 points.

Milwaukee’s Matt Tiby shows it’s not wise to mess with Sasquatch
NCAAB Sporting News – November 15, 2013
In his first two Division I games, Matt Tiby caught his new coach a little off-guard.

“Coaches always like surprises,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee coach Rob Jeter told Sporting News, “and right now, he’s our big surprise.”

A Chat with UWM’s Basketball Coaches
WUWM – November 14, 2013
At UW-Milwaukee, two of the highest profile sports are men’s and women’s basketball. On this edition of UWM Today, we are presenting our annual preview of the upcoming seasons as we hear from the two head coaches – Rob Jeter, leading the men’s team, and Kyle Rechlicz, head coach of the women’s team.

Wisconsin women’s basketball team will play at U-W Milwaukee tonight
WTAQ – November 14, 2013
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team will play at U-W Milwaukee tonight.  U-W-M is playing its regular season opener, after an exhibition win over Division-Three Wisconsin Lutheran 11 days ago.

ART

Marcus Center to Host 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, Jan 19
Broadway World – November 14, 2013
This year, the program will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Joan M. Prince, Ambassador Emeritus and Alternate Representative of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations and Vice Chancellor- The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.