UWM in the News: Week Ending Dec. 19, 2013


Big ideas for Bronzeville emerge from community brainstorming session
Neighborhood News Service – December 19, 2013
Loft apartments, a boutique grocery store, a jazz club and a multi-story hotel were among the ideas for redeveloping Bronzeville at a recent daylong brainstorming session at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Inmates Helping Inmates
New York Times – December 18, 2013
Dean of UWM’s School of Social Welfare, Stan Stojkovic wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times about a nonprofit organization that awards inmate-funded scholarships to children of incarcerated parents.

Blue Light Phototherapy Has Potent Bacteria-Killing Ability
Science 2.0 – December 17, 2013
“Bacterial resistance to drugs poses a major healthcare problem,” says Co-Editor-in-Chief Chukuka S. Enwemeka, PhD, Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, in the accompanying Editorial “Antimicrobial Blue Light: An Emerging Alternative to Antibiotics,” citing the growing number of deadly outbreaks worldwide of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

UnitedHealthcare partners with UWM in family nursing
The Milwaukee Business Journal – December 17, 2013
Health insurance giant UnitedHealthcare has selected the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing for an online program aimed at significantly increasing the number of UnitedHealthcare-employed nurses certified as family nurse-practitioners.

Wisconsin a Land of Innovators, Not Just Cheeseheads
Xconomy – December 16, 2013
In an article about innovation in Wisconsin, UWM is recognized for launching the nation’s first school dedicates to the study of freshwater sciences.

ATI Physical Therapy now an Official Partner with University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
ATI Physical Therapy – December 16, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and ATI Physical Therapy are proud to announce their new partnership, recognizing ATI as a Corporate Champion Partner.

Former President of Nigeria visits UWM
CBS 58 – December 17, 2013
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria who is credited with transforming Nigeria into a democracy, will give a breakfast lecture at UW Milwaukee.

UWM program aims to create entrepreneurial students
BizTimes – December 16, 2013
In its second year, UWM’s Student Startup Challenge has grown significantly. Now out of its first year “pilot phase,” the number of student winners more than doubled, going from three to eight, as a second track for software and mobile applications was added to accompany manufactured products, said Ilya Avdeev, assistant professor of engineering and founder of the Student Startup Challenge.

The 95th Birthday of Nelson Mandela was celebrated at the Milwaukee Public Library on July 18, 2013
Milwaukee Courier – December 12, 2013
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Johannes Britz was a special guest at the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday.

Impact Obesity Has On Our Psyche
WUWM – December 12, 2013
Host Tom Luljak interviews Christy Greenleaf, associate professor of Kinesiology at UWM’s College of Health Sciences

Wisconsin residents reserve judgment on Obamacare, according to UWM poll
BizTimes.com – December 12, 2013
A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) poll shows a patient electorate when it comes to problems with the Affordable Care Act rollout, growing support for a proposed Kenosha casino and overwhelming support for a state minimum wage increase.

UWM Chancellor Lovell named as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal – December 12, 2013
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael Lovell is among 143 innovators named as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the academy announced this week.

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.


Wisconsin-Milwaukee Inks 13
College Swimming.com – December 12, 2013
Nine women and four men have signed their national letters of intent to swim for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee swimming and diving program, Milwaukee head coach Kyle Clements announced today.