UWM in the News: Week Ending June 20, 2014

NEWS

UWM survey: Voters support raising Wisconsin minimum wage. The question is, how much?
Milwaukee Business Journal – June 12, 2014
According to the latest quarterly survey data out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, support remains strong for raising the minimum wage, although answers on how high or low vary.
Also in: Milwaukee Business Times

UWM student TV journalists win national award on school shooter safety
Journal Sentinel – June 12, 2014
Student television journalists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee made news of their own this week, winning an Murrow Award for journalistic excellence for their series of reports collectively entitled “School Shooter Safety: An Act of Malpractice”.

Wisconsin GOP, Democratic officials agree to disagree at UWM event
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 18, 2014
Two party officials spent time debating, disagreeing and trying to get in a last word on a range of issues in an event held by the political website WisPolitics.com at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Installs Fast-Charge Stations for Electric Vehicles
Environmental Protection Agency – June 11,
With the help of Nissan and ABB, Inc., the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has installed two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on their campus.
Also in: Alternative Energy Magazine, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Biz Times

UWM police chief investigated for sending sexual messages to student
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 14, 2014
An independent investigator says University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Marzion displayed “inappropriate and unprofessional” conduct when he traded Internet messages of a sexual nature with a student.
Also in: Racine Journal Times, Associated Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Is legalizing marijuana a dopey idea?
Huffington Post – June 18, 2014.
Krista Lisdahl, Director of the Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology Lab at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee said smoking marijuana can affect cognition and academic performance and teens must be aware that there are short-term and long-term effects that come with usage.

University Lab School would share services under proposal
Wauwatosa Now – June 17, 2014
The University Laboratory School could be a part of the Forest Exploration Center, under a charter with UW-Milwaukee that would cover the first three years.

Despite late start, little hope for mild Wisconsin tornado season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 18, 2014
According to Mike Westendorf, director of operations for Innovative Weather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the low temperatures of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior were a big factor in keeping tornadoes at bay.

UWM Research Foundation licenses wind turbine technology
Biz Times – June 13, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation has entered a licensing agreement to develop and bring to market wind turbine technology for Texas-based Dynamic Blade Technologies Inc.

If You Had Dementia, What Songs Would Be on Your Playlist?
WUWM – June 12, 2014
A UW-Milwaukee gerontologist looking at the impact of music on patients with dementia finds an unexpected connection.

First look: Inside UWM’s new School of Freshwater Sciences
Milwaukee Business Journal – June 4, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is close to completing its sweeping, $53 million School of Freshwater Sciences.

SPORTS

Survey says 63% in region oppose state funds for arena
 BizTimes- June 12, 2014
About 63 percent of Milwaukee-area voters oppose the use of state funds for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Statewide, 73 percent oppose it, according to a new report from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research.