UWM in the News: Week Ending Jan. 2, 2014

NEWS

Microbe Detectives Brings DNA Sequencing to Water
Xconomy – January 2, 2014
Southeastern Wisconsin is home to the nation’s first graduate school for studying fresh water (at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and its first water business institute (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater).

City officials excited for the new year
WauwatosaNow.com – December 30, 2013
The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Innovation Campus development, located in the city’s northeast quadrant, will see new facilities in 2014, County Supervisor Jim “Luigi” Schmitt said. The university’s engineering department is slated for the Innovation Campus as well as an extended-stay hotel.

UWM students use their degrees with commitment and caring
Milwaukee Courier – December 28, 2013
This article highlights two recent UWM graduates that have a passion for helping others.

Pradeep Rohatgi Receives 2013 PANIIT Leadership Award
India West – December 26, 2013
UWM Professor Pradeep Rohatgi (Materials Engineering) received the Academic Accomplishment Award during the PANIIT 2013 Global Conference.

UWM College of Nursing and UnitedHealth Group launch partnership
BizTimes – December 26, 2013
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Nursing has announced a partnership with UnitedHealth Group for a new graduate program.
Also in: Milwaukee Courier

Stowell Associates establishes social work scholarship at UWM
The Business Journal – December 26, 2013
In honor of its 30th anniversary, the co-owners of Stowell Associates, Valerie Stefanich and Phyllis Mensh Brostoff, are giving back to the community by setting up a scholarship fund at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Fund aims to give children of incarcerated parents a college chance
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 24, 2013
The new UWM initiative, the Creative Corrections Education Foundation Scholarship, will be offered for the first time this spring to children of inmates.
Also in: WTAQ

Dr. Ellen Velie Named UWM Professor of Public Health and MCW Joan A. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research
WauwatosaNow.com – December 23, 2013
Noted cancer researcher Ellen Velie, PhD, MPH, has been named to a joint appointment between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Dr. Geoffrey Lamb Wins AAMC Learning Health Systems Award
WauwatosaNow.com – December 20, 2013
UWM is one of eight institutions that will receive funding to coordinate and promote improvement of research and education

Chief Flynn Says Policing Not the Cause of High Rate of Black Male Incarceration
WUWM – December 20, 2013
A policy analyst and Milwaukee’s Chief of Police offer sharply differing opinions on how law enforcement figures into why so many of Milwaukee’s black men are in prison.

Former Nigerian President Visits UWM to Build Educational Partnership
WUWM – December 19, 2013
Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week, his second visit in an effort to forge a collaborative educational effort with UW-Milwaukee.

SPORTS

Panthers in position to compete for Horizon title
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – January 1, 2014
The UW-Milwaukee Panthers open Horizon League play Thursday night with some much-welcomed home cooking.

Quiet second half doesn’t stop Panthers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 22, 2013
he UW-Milwaukee Panthers had a rugged second half in Saturday night’s loss to Northeastern. They were looking to avoid a repeat Sunday in the Westin Holiday Classic at Tulane.

Defense at heart of Panthers win
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 22, 2013
Sophomore Avyanna Young scored 18 points and hauled in 16 rebounds to power the UW-Milwaukee women to a convincing 73-58 victory over Illinois State on Sunday afternoon at the Klotsche Center.

UW-Milwaukee relay team had top finish
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 19, 2013
A UW-Milwaukee relay team was honored by Accusplit at the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association convention in Orlando, Fla.