UWM In the News: Week Ending Jan. 16, 2014

Nursing Economic Development Grant
Fox News, Channel 6 and WISN Channel 12
January 14, 15 and 16
The Nursing Economic Development Grant, a collaborative effort among four UW System Schools, including UWM, to increase the number of nurse educators was mentioned on the WISN-Channel 12 Monday, 10 p.m. news and Channel 6 news at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. A panel of four newscasters on Channel 6’s REAL MILWAUKEE talked about the grant Wednesday morning, and nursing as a career. No links available.

UWM Rock historian dies at age 67
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 13, 2014
Martin Jack Rosenblum passed away in his sleep overnight Friday at age 67. He taught at UW-Milwaukee for 30 years, and had written 20 books of poetry as well as serving as official historian for the Harley-Davidson Museum.

‘Invisible’ Burmese, Bhutanese Americans Face ‘Alarming’ Dropout Rate
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
A startling 39 percent of U.S. Burmese are high school dropouts, so not surprisingly, 30 percent of this ethnic group lives below the poverty line, according to a new report. Co-author is Chia Youyee Vang, an associate professor of history and comparative ethnic studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

James Causey column: My plea: A citywide taskforce to address gun homicides
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 12, 2014
Editorial writer talks about need for UW-Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health to become part of task force working on gun violence as a public health issue.

Promentis Pharmaceuticals raises $2.9 million in venture capital
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 16, 2014
Promentis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Milwaukee company that is developing drugs to treat schizophrenia and other central nervous system disorders, has raised $2.9 million from investors. Promentis exclusively licensed its technology from UWM and Marquette University.

Ex-members of student government sue university over elections
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 15, 2014
Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s now-dissolved student government filed a complaint in Milwaukee County Circuit Court against the university, alleging administrators had no legal right to invalidate the 2013-’14 student elections and replace the UWM Student Association with a board of trustees.

Volunteer groups needed to help shovel snow
WTMJ-4, Jan. 14, 2014
UWM graduate student Nicky Glaser, a volunteer snow shoveler for Interfaith Older Adult Programs is featured.

Guest editorial; Reject independent  charter schools
Oshkosh Northwestern, Jan. 15, 2014
Opinion column mentions UWM-authorized charter schools. UWM’s schools were also mentioned in several other articles on the topic: Editorial: Reject independent charter schools

Atlanta Daily World, Jan. 13, 2014; Bill to expand successful schools pulled from agenda.
MacIver Institute, Jan. 15, 2014

TV turns to the gruesome side
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 14, 2014
Ron Leshem, a writer-producer who was the Israeli network executive behind the series that inspired “Homeland” here is scheduled to do a presentation on Israeli media, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Golda Meir Library Jan. 30.

New archives enhance Jerusalem history project
Armenian Reporter, Jan. 15, 2014
UWM professor emeritus Haig Khatchadourian is mentioned.

Opinion: It’s time to cut off the feedback at the public trough
Kansas City Star, Jan. 14, 2014
This column cites and dismisses research by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee economics professors Keith A. Bender and John S. Heywood, which suggests that public employees are better educated and have more work experience on average than private sector workers.