UWM in the News: Week Ending Jan. 30, 2014

Grant funds UWM-industry research for greener lithium batteries
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 28, 2014
Chris Yingchun Yuan, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee engineer, has received $400,000 from the National Science Foundation for what the university says is the first study to examine the environmental impact of next-generation lithium-ion battery technology. Chan is assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
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Professor earns grant to study green batteries
The Milwaukee Business Journal
Jan. 29, 2014

UW, UWM team up on energy, power and control
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 25, 2014
An emerging proposal involving UW-Madison, UWM and a variety of industry partners is the latest example of how the state’s largest cities are finding ways to work together in a competitive world that doesn’t care about geographic borders — global or municipal.

Prospects take shape in and around Eischweiler buildings
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-Wauwatosa Now, Jan. 28, 2014
The city of Wauwatosa, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Wauwatosa School District, an independent school, and historic preservation and habitat protection groups are working together on plans for property around the historic Eischweiler buildings on UWM’s Innovation Campus.

Bill would close failing Wisconsin public schools, cut voucher payments
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 28, 2014
The city of Milwaukee and UWM would be required to revoke the charters of any chronically under-performing schools they authorize under a proposed bill.

UWM hosts fifth annual FIRST Tech Challenge Wisconsin State Championship
Wispolitics.com, Jan. 28, 2014
High school students from across the state will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2014 for an exciting high-tech game competition involving robots they’ve designed and built with the help of professional mentors.

MATC revamps southside Milwaukee building for worker training
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 25, 2014
MATC is revamping a building near UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences for training, hoping to look for job training opportunities in the freshwater.

In-house artists take spotlight at new Port studio
Ozaukee Press, Jan. 29, 2014
A new venture — Gallery 224 Studios, an artist-in-residence program — will open Saturday, Feb. 1, in the lower level of the Boerner Mercantile Building, 211 N. Franklin St., Port Washington, featuring the work of five artists in residence. Among the artists is Elizabeth Ann Guokas ,a senior film and video student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts.

Regional News Briefs: UWM student government suit dismissed
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 25, 2014
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two former members of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s now-dissolved student government.

UWM closes classes from 4 p.m. Monday to 4 p.m. Tuesday
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/242253211.html
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 27, 201
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is responding to a wind chill warning by canceling classes that meet any time between 4 p.m. on Monday and 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Task force aims to reduce infant mortality rates
This Week Now, German Village (Columbus) OH, Jan. 28
Magda Peck, founding dean of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, will be among the speakers at a Jan. 31 at the initial public meeting of the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force.

On tap today: Politics, education, blogs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 29, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Urban Studies Programs looks at the impact of segregation on the city in a way intended to provoke broader discussion and more action. Come and take a look at an interactive application that should make some of the complex data digestible at the UWM’s College of Letters and Science at 3 p.m.

All Politics Blog: Notes and Quotes
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/242432031.html
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 28, 2014
He (Scott Walker)  “is the closest thing out there to the Tea Party’s dream candidate, but can present himself in a way that doesn’t make him seem like a Tea Party person.” – UWM political science professor Mordecai Lee, in a Reuters article n Walker’s 2016 prospects. The Jan. 26 Reuters article is “Analysis: Gov. Walker needs Wisconsin win to vie for GOP Presidential nod. ”

Bitter cold triggers another round of closings
WXOW-Now, LaCrosse, Jan. 27, 2014
UWM was among the schools and colleges cancelling classes Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Charter Schools continue to expand in Fox Cities
Appleton Post-Crescent, Jan. 27, 2014
UWM’s ability to authorize charter schools is mentioned in this story on charter schools in the Fox Valley.

The Huddle: State of the Union Edition
Politico.com, Jan. 28, 2014
Greg Smith, an executive-in-residence and lecturer in financial institutions and markets at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business, was the winner of the Huddle’s Monday trivia contest, naming the three natives of North Carolina who served as Speaker of the House.

Corey Feerick sentenced for theft of flushing valves
Fox 6 News, Milwaukee
A man who stole flushing valves from local campuses, including UWM, was apprehended with help of UWM police and has been sentenced.

SPORTS

Heger shines for Wisconsin-Milwaukee, at Illinois Chicago diving meet
 collegeswimming.com
Jan. 25, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee diving team continued its outstanding season with more top marks Saturday afternoon at the UIC Diving Invitational at the Flames Natatorium. Junior K.J. Heger continued to lead the way for the Panthers, taking first on both men’s boards for the sixth time this season.

Szczepanski to be inducted into Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame
Madison.com, Jan. 25, 2014
Jon Szczepanski, who served as an assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team from 2002-09, played for the team from 1985-88 and played professionally for 12 years, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame.

Panthers Pull Away from Detroit with 20-2 run

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan, 25, 2014
A neck-and-neck race turned into a runaway and .the UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team left Detroit in its dust when the Panthers went into high gear during a 20-2 run and sped past the Titans, 81-69, in a Horizon League game Saturday at the Klotsche Center.

Flames are too hot for Panthers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 30, 2014
The UWM women’s basketball team needed track shoes instead of their usual sneakers Wednesday night as the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames were off an running with a 12-0 run before rolling to an 84-70 victory over the Panthers in a Horizon League game at the Klotsche Center.

Detroit 73, UWM  54: UWM Milwaukee  loses to Detroit, falls deeper into funk
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 24, 2014
It’s official. UW-Milwaukee’s men’s basketball team has hit a rough patch. The Panthers were 11-4 on Jan. 2 but have won just two of seven games since to fall to 13-9 overall.