UWM in the News: Week Ending May 15, 2014

UWM announces new scholarship program backed by Zilber
Biztimes.com, May 12
After receiving the largest scholarship gift in its history, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health will award up to 16 doctoral and 28 master’s scholarships through the Vera Zilber Public Health Scholars program.

DearMKE presents: “UNDERWATER HARVEY” Featuring The Great Lakes
Youtube.com, May 9
Professor Dr. Harvey Bootsma. (Freshwater Sciences), is featured in the DearMKE to present the biodiversity in Lake Michigan.

Young Racine family man succumbs to heart attack
The Journal Times, May 10
Terry Lee Bohanon Jr., 24-year-old Racine man, died unexpectedly of a heart attack last week in his Milwaukee apartment, he was a student at UWM.

Employers claim they can’t find workers who are job-ready
WISN 12, May 9
Marc Levine (economic) is featured in this story to speak about the skills gap throughout Milwaukee.

Summation Dance Company to perform at UWM
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 12
New York’s Summation Dance Company, co-founded by Milwaukee native Taryn Vander Hoop, will perform Friday and Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Mitchell Hall, 3203 N. Downer Ave.

Mumps Case:

Milwaukee Health Department confirms 7 cases of mumps
620 WTMJ, May 9
Additional cases of the mumps have been confirmed, according to the City of Milwaukee Health Department. There are now seven confirmed cases. Three cases are from UWM students.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9
Marquette University now has one student with mumps, UWM has three and UW-Madison has 13 as a mumps outbreak in Wisconsin college communities to swell in the midst of finals exam, according to public to public health officials.

Four mumps cases confirmed in Milwaukee two on UWM campus
News 58, May 8
City health officials are investigating four confirmed mumps cases in Milwaukee, including confirmations among UW-Milwaukee students.