UWM in the News: Week Ending Jan. 23, 2014


Anti-texting laws don’t appear to deter
National Public Radio, All Things Considered, Jan. 19, 2014
Scott Adams, UWM associate professor of economics, is interviewed about his study on anti-texting laws.

Should CEOs be hot and should we even care?
Huffington Post, Jan. 21, 2014
Back in December, Drs. (Joseph) Halford and (Hung-Chia) Hsu from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, published a working paper in which they examined 677 CEOs of S&P 500 Companies and discovered a positive correlation between attractiveness, as judged by facial geometry, and shareholder value.
See also: Times of London, Spectacular Returns in the Eye of the Beholder, Jan. 11, 2014; CEO Beauty Contest is not a winning game, Contra Costa Times, Jan. 10, 2014.

Greed is not good: The social usefulness of progressive public policy
Huffington Post, Jan. 21, 2014
Columnist Charles J. Reid, Jr. talks about the social benefits of progressive educational policy and the low-cost tuition  — $200 a semester — he paid in the 1970s at UWM.

Nemschoff builds chairs designed by UWM-Milwaukee students
Sheboygan Press, Jan. 22, 2014
For the last dozen years or so, students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee get to sit on their laurels by designing a chair and having it built at Nemschoff. The design competition is part of a class offered by UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning and is open to freshmen of any major.

Journalism class project chronicles a day in the life of Milwaukee
Biztimes.com, Jan. 22, 2014
BizTimes Media today unveiled “24 Hours: A Day in the Life in the City of Milwaukee in 2013,” a community journalism project compiled by students in the “Advanced Reporting” class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Cermak fresh market planned for Walker’s Point Neighborhood
Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 20. 2014
A new project in the Walker’s Point area will serve as a gateway to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, which is under construction to the east of the property, said Milwaukee development commissioner Rocky Marcoux.

Milwaukee reverses course; now favors Greenfield Avenue grocery store
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21, 2014
Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux said Monday he’d worked with developer Stewart Wangard, Ald. José Pérez, and officials at the nearby University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and others to reach a compromise that would allow for the construction of a grocery store and an office complex.

Kids celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. in speeches, essays and art
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 19, 2014
Joan M. Prince, vice chancellor for partnerships and innovation at UWM, who recently served as representative to the United Nations, shared her experience of meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. when she was 10 years old with students at a celebration of King’s life.

Opinion: Help youths engage in productive work
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 20, 2014
The author, director of Operation Work, discusses young men encountered on Dec. 18 at a conference on “Saving Black Boys,” hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Comedian Frank Caliendo hopes to make an impression at Riverside Theatre
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 19, 2014
Before Frank Caliendo before he made people laugh on TV screens, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee alumni was joking around in Milwaukee.

Israeli behind original “Homeland” finds fertile ground in the U.S.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21, 2014
Ron Leshem, the creator of an Israeli series imported to the U.S. as “Homeland,” will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., at 7 p.m. Jan. 30. His appearance is free and open to the public.

Two Wisconsin educators will fly on NASA’s SOFIA
WMTV-Madison, Jan. 17, 2014
Jean Creighton, director of UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium and a high school teacher from Nicolet will be taking the trip of a lifetime when they participate in collecting data from the universe on board NASA’s flying observatory, SOFIA.

Citizen roles in civic problem solving and innovation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 16, 2014
Column written by Satish Nambisanm, professor of entrepreneurship and technology management at the Lubar School of Business and a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses how to engage citizens in public services.

Doctors should routinely evaluate patients’ physical activity habits
Yotta Fire, Jan. 16, 2014
Doctors should evaluate your physical activity habits as routinely as checking your blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, the American Heart Association recommends in a scientific statement by Scott Strath, professor in the Department of Kinesiology at UWM, published in its journal Circulation


Dementia event showcases imagination
Appleton Post-Crescent, Jan. 21, 2014
Anne Basting, professor of theater at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and creator of the TimeSlips Creative Storytelling method and president of TimeSlips, will be part of a TimeSlips event involving 10 long-term care facilities in Appleton Feb. 1.


Quick News: Irish Society SpeakerSouthtown Star, Chicago, Jan. 18, 2014
Alex Jordan from UW-Milwaukee spoke to the Irish American Society of Will County at the Joliet Historical Museum Sunday about Irish Glass in the Iron Age.


Profile: University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Global University Venturing, Jan. 22, 2014

UW-Milwaukee is mentioned as one of two research universities in the state in this profile of University of Wisconsin technology transfer through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.



UW-Milwaukee Sweeps Chicago
College Swimming, Jan. 18, 2014
Junior K.J. Heger broke another school record and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s swimming & diving team won its second meet in as many days, taking down the University of Chicago, 149.5-148.5, Saturday afternoon at the Myers-McLoraine Pool.

Wisconsin Milwaukee sweeps IUPUI
College Swimming.com, Jan. 17, 2014
Nic Halverson broke a pool record and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s swimming & diving team had a well-rounded return to the pool in a 153-88 win over IUPUI Friday night at the Klotsche Natatorium.

Just old-time hockey: Pond tournament attracts 350 players
Stevens Point Journal, Jan. 17, 2014
“I learned how to skate in outdoor hockey. I think this kind of brings everybody back to when they were learning how to play,” said Jon Willetts of Milwaukee, a senior defenseman on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s hockey team.

UW-Milwaukee slips past UIC in 67-63 win
Sun Prairie Star, Jan. 17, 2014
Jordan Aaron scored 18 points to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a 67-63 come-from-behind win over University of Illinois-Chicago on Thursday night.

Cleveland State 73, UWM women 63 | UWM comes down to Earth in loss to Cleveland State
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 16, 2014
The UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team, coming off one of the greatest wins in program history, was riding high into Cleveland. Then, the Panthers fell with a thud.

Panthers are half-bad in latest loss
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21, 2014
The UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team made only six of its first 24 shots from the field and seven of its first 14 free throws in losing to Wright State University 73-57 on Tuesday night.