UWM in the News: Week ending June 26

UWM scientist’s vine research could illuminate climate change
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJuly 6, 2014
Stefan Schnitzer, of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, studies woody vines in the tropical forests of Panama — work that has him traipsing through the forest and hacking away at vines to study the impact of their growth on the trees around them.

UWM student TV journalists win national award on school shooter safetyUW Milwaukee Faculty receive AIA Wisconsin Honor Awards
Archinect – Jun 17, 2014
Associate Professor Jim Shields has received a 2014 Honor Award for design excellence from AIA Wisconsin for the design of the new Museum of Wisconsin Art.

UWM student among 20 undergrads nationwide awarded Pickering Fellowship for foreign service
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 19, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student James Peranteau has been awarded a prestigious Pickering Fellowship for a U.S. Department of State program that prepares outstanding candidates to represent the U.S. as foreign service officers.

Fire crews respond to tiny electrical fire inside UW-Milwaukee’s library Sunday
WITI-TV – June 22, 2014
Milwaukee Fire officials on Sunday afternoon, June 22nd responded to a very small electrical fire inside UW-Milwaukee’s library.

Wild, Lovell look ahead to historic transition at Marquette University
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 25, 2014
Next week, Interim President Father Robert A. Wild will move down one floor of Zilber Hall to work part-time in fundraising, and former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael Lovell will move up as the first lay president in the Jesuit school’s 133-year history.
Also in: Milwaukee Business Journal

Water quality at Wisconsin beaches rated 8th worst in nation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 25, 2014
The water quality at Wisconsin beaches has been rated the eighth worst in the nation, based on the percentage of water samples taken in 2013 where bacterial counts exceeded national standards. Through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health, the three public beaches are tested six times a week.

Windows into Wauwatosa offers peek into potential at Innovation Campus
Wauwatosa Now – Jun 25, 2014
In its second annual run, Windows into Wauwatosa offered a rare glimpse into buildings on Wauwatosa’s up-and-coming Innovation Campus. An agent for the UWM Real Estate Foundation gave tours of the administration building Saturday.

Environmental group investigating sewage leaks into Menomonee River
Wauwatosa Now-Jun 25, 2014
After finding human sewage entering the Menomonee River, Milwaukee Riverkeeper  is waiting on results from the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, which is testing DNA samples from the same sewers, trying to find the sources of the problem.
Also in: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Former U.S. Cellular Arena to be named for UWM Panthers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – ‎June 26, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Center District announced on Thursday a new 10-year partnership that rebrands the old Arena as the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and gives the school the right to host concerts and other programming there.
Also in: Milwaukee Business Journal, BizTimes, Express Milwaukee, Arena Digest, Associated Press