UWM in the News: Week Ending Feb. 27, 2014

NEWS

Understanding Russia and History
New York Times, Feb. 25, 2014
Jeffrey Sommers is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and a senior fellow at its Institute of World Affairs. He is visiting faculty at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia, and the co-editor of “The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model.”

UW-Milwaukee students find school not fully prepared for active shooter situation
WISN 12 ABC, Feb. 21, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was spurred to action after students themselves discovered shortfalls in the school’s active-shooter procedures. The students found UW-Milwaukee doesn’t conduct lockdown drills, doesn’t have a public address system that reaches the whole campus simultaneously and doesn’t automatically text all students safety alerts.

Rally at UW-Milwaukee remembers Trayvon Martin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 26, 2014
Holding up signs with familiar names and faces, including Trayvon Martin and Derek Williams, more than 30 people, mostly college students, gathered Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s student union to speak out against racial injustice and police brutality.

Ex-Saipan resident signs with major US publisher
Saipan Tribune, Feb. 28, 2014
Former resident Makiia Lucier will publish her debut novel for young adults on March 4, 2014. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and a master’s in library studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she studied literature for children.

Waterloo partners with students to analysis urban planning
The Courier, Feb. 27, 2014
The Waterloo Common Council approved a partnership with the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and its urban planning students to find out how the city can best leverage its existing assets to ensure a vibrant community in the future. Residents and those who work in Waterloo will soon receive a survey to find out how the city can be promoted in the future.

Lane administrator chosen
The Register-Guard, Feb. 27, 2014
The offer to Steve Mokrohisky is contingent on his acceptance and commissioners’ approval of an employment contract. Mokrohisky said he will make his decision “very soon.” Mokrohisky holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in political science Marquette University.

Novel optical fibers transmit high-quality images
MaterialsToday.com, Feb. 26, 2014
After having recently discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) now have found that their novel fiber architecture can transmit images with a quality that is comparable or better than the current commercial endoscopy imaging fibers. Because of this, the work has potential not only in next-generation high-speed communication, but also biomedical imaging.

Sports

Panthers get burned by Flames on Senior Night
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 25, 2014
Maybe the UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball team doesn’t deserve another home game after its showing Tuesday on Senior Night. Illinois-Chicago led from start to finish to win its first Horizon League game and snap a 17-game losing streak.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Takes Fourth at Midwest Invite
CollegeSwimming.com, Feb. 22, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams combined to post 15 season-best times as both teams finished fourth overall at the Midwest Invitational Saturday. Milwaukee, competing with only a portion of its roster, scored 195 points on the women’s side and 216 points on the men’s side, both good for fourth overall. Emory University won both competitions.