UWM in the News: Week ending Feb. 13, 2014


Boston-area executive named CEO of Public Museum
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 10, 2014
The Milwaukee Public Museum board of directors today announced that it has chosen Dennis Kois, a UWM alum, to be the next president and chief executive officer of the museum.
See also: UWM Alum will be next CEO of Public Museum
Biztimes.com, Feb. 10, 2014

New wings, new leaders are lifting Milwaukee
BizTimes.com, Feb. 10, 2014
Column mentions the role of UW-Milwaukee and its chancellors in increasing academic research and development in the region and marrying academic achievements with the region’s business muscle.

“The right balance”
Column, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 12.
Don’t let UWM’s  unprepossessing appearance fool you, however. The university is turning out some world-class talent. Recently, Microsoft named a UWM graduate, Satya Nadella, as its next Chief Executive Officer — and only the company’s third one ever…Isn’t it time for UWM to get more national recognition?…

“College students take to Twitter to protest high textbook prices,”
WISN-TV, Feb. 12.
As students wait for acceptance letters from their dream colleges, paying for it remains a question for many families. One group is using social media to try to make textbooks more affordable. Students from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are showing their frustration on Twitter, posting photos showing how much they’ve spent on textbooks with the hashtag, #textbroke… (video clip)

Joerres receives GMC award for diversity
BizTimes, Feb. 10, 2014
“Jeff (Joerres) understands that having women represented on boards is about the importance of women as consumers, shareholders, and a source of executive talent that drives bottom line results,” said Phyllis King, Milwaukee Women inc. chair and UW-Milwaukee associate vice chancellor, commenting on a diversity in governance award the ManpowerGroup CEO received from the Greater Milwaukee Committee and Milwaukee Women inc.

The best workout foods for running, spinning, crossfit and more
Bustle, Feb. 7, 2014
Susan Kundrat, nutritional sciences program director at UW-Milwaukee discusses healthy snacks for various type of workouts.

Professors’ book favors multicultural touch on children’s fables
UF News, University of Florida
Feb. 11, 2014
Laretta Henderson, associate professor in UW-Milaukee’s School of Information Studies, is one of the co-editors of “Fairy Tales with a Black Consciousness,” a book of essays about re-telling fairy tales.

Bill Nye reveals backlash after creationism debate with Ken Ham
Christian Post, Feb. 11, 2014
Bill Nye, “the Science Guy,” who was in Milwaukee to speak at the UW-Milwaukee, talked to local reporters about the backlash that followed his debate with creationist, Ken Ham.


COLLEGE REPORT: Margis diving into her work at UW-Milwaukee
RacineSportsZone.com, Feb. 09, 2014Rachel Margis, who won the WIAA Division 1 diving championship at Park High School as a senior in 2011, is making a rapid progression at UW-Milwaukee. The sophomore has finished first or second in 1-meter competition in six of the Panthers’ eight meets.