UWM in the News: Week Ending Feb. 6, 2014


Microsoft names UWM grad Satya Nadella as CEO to replace Steve Ballmer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 4.
Microsoft has named University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grad Satya Nadella as its next CEO, only the company’s third leader in its 38-year history. This story and its UWM connection received extensive coverage in multiple national and local newspapers, magazines, online publications, as well as radio and TV.

Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of privacy
Washington Post, Feb. 3, 2014
Michael Zimmer, director of UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Information Policy Research, discusses Mark Zuckerberg’s views of privacy on the 10th anniversary of the founding of Facebook. Zimmer, assistant professor of information studies, maintains the Zuckerberg Files, an online archive of all of Zuckerberg’s public statements.

Posting a timeline on Facebook’s founder”
Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 5.
Michael Zimmer is an assistant professor of information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his students have compiled the “Zuckerberg Files,” including interviews, news articles, speech transcripts and other public statements from Zuckerberg.

The Bottom-Line, Co-Sleeping Crisis
CBS Channel 58, Feb. 3 and 4
Jennifer Doering, associate professor of nursing at UW-Milwaukee, discusses positive options in this two-part series on co-sleeping.

Moving Target: The quest to end sexual abuse in prisons is either chasing a paper tiger – or fighting an uphill battle.
Milwaukee Magazine, February, 2014
Stan Stojkovic, a UWM criminal justice professor and dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, talks about data on sexual abuse in prisons, and whether or not separating inmates by “risk groups” is effective.

Criminal law firm, UWM sought buzz through Super Bowl ads
Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 3, 2014
The commercial for UW-Milwaukee that ran during the Super Bowl was part of a larger package of ads the university bought on Fox 6 sports programming throughout the year.

Milwaukee College Prep to acquire northside YMCA
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 3, 2014
Milwaukee College Prep, a high-performing charter school network authorized through UW-Milwaukee, has acquired the north side YMCA and a school housed there.  The new school will also likely be authorized through UWM, according to the report.

Group trying to limit babies’ deaths
Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 1, 2014
Magda Peck, dean of UWM’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health commended Columbus, OH community leaders for creating a task force that aims to lower the infant-mortality rate by 40 percent and decrease disparities between black and white babies by half in the next decade.

Dealing with drug waste in the corridor
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Feb. 1, 2014
A study of male minnows exposed to antidepressants in the water by UWM’s Rebecca Klaper, an associate professor in the School of Freshwater Sciences, is cited in this report on dealing with drug waste at medical facilities.

Making Waves
Milwaukee Magazine, February, 2014
Research by Marc Levine, a UWM history professor and senior fellow and founding director of the university’s Center for Economic Development is critical of claims by the much-touted Water Council.

Malcolm Gladwell at UWM, a master storyteller
Milwaukee Business Journal Blog, Feb. 1, 2014
The bottom line: Many “David” type businesses, individuals and organizations have more of a chance to win the battle than thought, Malcolm Gladwell said in a speech Friday night at UWM.

The lesson: Schools matter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 31, 2014
This opinion column by William Schmidt, Michigan State University, discusses measuring success in U.S. Education.  Schmidt and Michael Harris, principal of Riverside University High School, will speak on “U.S. Education: Are Our Kids Falling Behind?” Tuesday at 7 p.m. at a forum sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Institute of World Affairs and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Minimum wage hike? Understand economics
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 4, 2014
Opinion column by UWM professor emeritus Mark Schug argues against increasing the minimum wage.

Meet Dr. Chukuka Enwemeka, a Nigerian U.S. University Don
Punch (Nigeria), Feb. 4, 2014
Nigerian-born Chukuka S. Enwemeka, dean of UW-Milwaukee’s College of Health Sciences and distinguished professor, is profiled in this Nigerian news media piece.


Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sweeps Green Bay
CollegeSwimming.com, Feb. 1, 2014
Mike Lucchesi, Kenny Stelpflug, Nic Halverson and Tim Halverson teamed up to post a pool record in the 800 freestyle relay to cap an outstanding day in the pool for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s swimming & diving team, knocking off Green Bay, 145-96, on senior day Saturday afternoon at the Klotsche Natatorium.

Transfer recruiting a big part of UWM plan
OnMilwaukee.com, Feb. 5, 2014
Transfers play an important role in this year’s Panthers men’s basketball team since 10 of the 19 players listed on the UWM roster are products of a junior college, or a different four-year program.


Peck School of the Arts awarded planning grant for arts education project
Broadwayworld.com, Jan. 30, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Peck School of the Arts announced plans to develop Arts Education/Community Ecosystem (ArtsECO), a sustainable network of support for new and veteran teachers who are committed to teaching through art.  The university’s School of Education is also involved in the planning.

Wild Space, UWM frame dance as art for sight readings at inova
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 1, 2014
In partnership with the department of dance at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, Wild Space delivered a program of simply presented, highly improvisational works in a gallery-style presentation that found the audience moving from space to space to see different pieces.