UWM in the News: Week Ending April 3, 2014

Lovell’s Departure Forces Reassessment of UWM’s Identity
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 30, 2014
Will Legislature fund the university as a major research school or a farm team?

Dr. Michael R. Lovell elected first lay president of Marquette University
Milwaukee Courier, March 29, 2014
Dr. Michael R. Lovell was unanimously elected the 24th president of Marquette University by the Marquette Board of Trustees at a special Board meeting earlier today. As the university’s first lay president, he will succeed Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J. Lovell will take office on Aug. 1, 2014.

Using the Arts to Teach How to Prepare for Climate Crisis
New York Times, March 31, 2014
University of Oregen Prof. Stephanie inspires courses on literature and on environmental issues, in a similar but broader class, “The Political Ecology of Imagination,” part of a master’s degree program in liberal studies at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Rapids Japanese students compete in quiz
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, March 28, 2014
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee held “Wisconsin Japan Quiz 2014” for three teams of Wisconsin Rapids Japanese students.

UWM must keep its promise to area youths
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 31, 2014
Alumnus strives to keep UWM mission. The campaign’s goals were reached six years later when the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was created. Now as UWM is about to enter its 60th year, the school is engaging in the search for a new chancellor. Some are saying this is a time for the school to seek a strong identity as a world-class research institution and to be more deeply rooted in the business community.

Fund for Lake Michigan boosts clean water research at UWM
BizTimes, March 18, 2014
The grant will support the Great Lakes Genomics Center, the nation’s first research center dedicated solely to the application of ground breaking genomic and molecular tools to address the issues of freshwater management, protection, restoration and preservation.

Why UWM Matters
Urban Milwaukee, April 1, 2014
Last week’s surprise decision by UW-Milwaukee chancellor Michael Lovell to accept the job of Marquette University’s president was touted as good news for MU and for Milwaukee (retaining a man acclaimed as one of the city’s top leaders), but it raised troubling questions about the future of UWM. While the university has made major strides in the last 15 years, it is nowhere near the institution it needs to be, which is bad news not just for this city, but for the entire state.