UWM in the News: Week Ending Dec. 12, 2013


UWM poll shows growing support for Kenosha casino project
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 12
Conducted last week by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the random telephone survey found 53% of registered voters saying Gov. Scott Walker should approve the casino, and 32% saying he should block it.

Poll finds optimism on future of Obamacare, state economy
WisBusiness.com – December 12, 2013
The quarterly poll of Wisconsin residents is conducted by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research in cooperation with WisBusiness.com and Milwaukee Public Radio (WUWM 89.7).

UWM approves controversial charter school in Wauwatosa
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 11, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday approved a sixth through 12th grade independent charter school focused on environmental sciences to open in Wauwatosa.

Lovell’s leadership growing UWM’s impact: Executive of the Year-Honorable Mention
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 11, 2013
UWM Chancellor Michael Lovell receives rave reviews from area business leaders and developed a positive reputation for reaching out to business to determine how the university could better train future professionals and boost research linked to product development. During 2013, many of Lovell’s and UWM’s initiatives have reached fruition.

UW-Milwaukee proposes microgrid facility
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 9, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is proposing to create a microgrid combining wind, solar and battery power at a research building in Glendale.
Also in: Wisconsin State News Net

Where To Buy An Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree: ‘Organic,’ Sustainably Harvested, Or Even Rent For A ‘Greener’ Holiday
International Business Times – December 7, 2013
“They are grown locally. They are improving our environment,” Kate Nelson, University of Wisconsin’s chief sustainability officer, told WISN. “They are managing storm water while they are alive and they improve the air quality.”
Also in: WISN

MKE: It’s cooler by the lake
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 7, 2013
UWM’s School of Freshwater Science is recognized for being influential to the local economy for many years to come.

Nosy Driver In The Next SUV? It May Be A Cop Watching You Text
National Public Radio – December 6, 2013
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee economics professor Scott Adams and a colleague looked at what happens when states pass texting and driving laws.

Milwaukee’s low-income drivers hit hard for minor infractions
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 6, 2013
In 2011, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued about 97,000 Failure to Pay Forfeiture suspensions to drivers in Milwaukee County, according to a 2012 report by the Employment and Training Institute at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, according to the news service.

UWM Receives $11 Million in Incentive Grants
WUWM – December 6, 2013
UWM was successful in receiving $11 million in incentive grants for four different proposals focusing on water research, the state’s nursing shortage and applied chemistry.

How Two Similar States Ended Up Worlds Apart In Politics
Wisconsin Public Radio – December 6, 2013
Wisconsin historically has had more residents with German and Eastern and Central European backgrounds, while Minnesota attracted more Scandinavians, says Mordecai Lee, a former state legislator who teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UW System announces expanded flexible degree options
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 6
UW-Milwaukee and UW Colleges are set to begin the UW System’s first Flexible Option degree and certificate programs Jan. 2.
Similar story in: WEAU.com, Green Bay Press Gazette, Stoutonia

UW, UWM scramble to ward off suitors for top professors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 5, 2013
The top pay increase systemwide went to Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee of UWM. He’s a UWM Distinguished Professor, chairman of the department of economics and director for the Center for Research on International Economics. He has produced 43 doctoral students — the highest of any UWM professor, he said. His market pay increase was $62,968. His total pay last year was $292,673.

Local admirers remember Nelson Mandela
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 5, 2013
UWM provost and vice chancellor, Johannes Britz, a native South African comments on the death of Nelson Mandela.
Also in: The Badger Herald


Swimming World Magazine – December 8, 2013
UW-Milwaukee’s Emily McClellan posted the first A cut of the meet in the women’s 100 breast, breaking the meet and pool record with a time of 58.76.

Balanced attack key to victory for UW-Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 7, 2013
Balance continues to be the buzzword for the UW-Milwaukee Panthers. For the seventh time in 11 games, at least four players scored in double figures as they outlasted the Bradley Braves, 73-67, Saturday afternoon in a brief return to the Klotsche Center.
UW-Milwaukee coach Susie Johnson says UW is ‘pretty hot right now’
Baraboo News Republic – December 7, 2013
UWM Coach Susie talks about the women’s volleyball loss against  the Badgers.

UW’s Cochran, UW-Milwaukee’s Bell are Hermann Trophy semifinalistsWisconsin Soccer Central – December 4, 2013
University of Wisconsin defender AJ Cochran and UW-Milwaukee midfielder Laurie Bell are among the five juniors on the short list for the prestigious award.

Panthers off to a hot start
OnMilwaukee.com – December 4, 2013
With the Panthers 83-72 win over the University of Northern Iowa, the UWM men’s basketball team has matched the program’s win total from last season.


Ibsen’s Odyssey in America
Express Milwaukee – December 11, 2013
In UW-Milwaukee’s production of Gint, we are asked to consider no less than what it means to be a fully developed individual.