UWM in the News: Week Ending July 17, 2014


Campaign fundraising: Gov. Walker outpacing Burke by more than two times
fox6now.com – July 10, 2014
UW-Milwaukee Professor of Governmental Affairs Mordecai Lee studies the influence of money on the political process. He says the amount of money being raised dwarfs the amounts of the recent past.

Milwaukee youths can help prevent gun violence
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 10, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, as part of a strategic collaboration has sponsored several small grants that fund programs that reach into the streets and onto the front porches of Milwaukee.

Growing Power & Freshwater School Work Together To Fit Aquaculture into Urban Environments
WUWM – July 10, 2014
One of the benefits of UW-Milwaukee having the only school of freshwater sciences in the United States is the great expertise that exists in the school.

Streaming, cable TV shows get major nods in Emmy nominations
WDJT – July 10, 2014
UW-Milwaukee Associate Professor Elana Levine studies TV viewing habits and teaches classes about television.  She thinks cable and Netflix shows attract viewers with content network TV doesn’t, or can’t, air.

Bitter battle between motorists and bikers
Port Huron Times Herald – July 11, 2014
Robert Schneider (architecture) suggested that the strife between cyclists, motorists and pedestrians over roadways is the predictable outcome of bicycling emerging over the past decade as a practical mode of transportation for more than just a fringe population.
Also in: USA Today, WKYC.com

A Wisconsin epidemic: imprisoning black men
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 12, 2014
More than 40% of black men in Wisconsin have served time in a state prison or are currently incarcerated, a new UWM study shows.

Women, Nature, Science—Kyoung Ae Cho: One at a Time
Express Milwaukee – July 12, 2014
Part three of Lynden’s well-received series “Women, Nature, Science” features 24 works by Korean artist and UW-Milwaukee professor Kyoung Ae Cho. She works mainly in fiber and mixed media.

Ethics experts say ex-cop suspected in suitcase deaths abused authority with side job in sales
Minneapolis Star Tribune – July 12, 2014
Stan Stojkovic, a criminal justice professor and dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said the burden is on supervisors to monitor officers and enforce ethics rules because citizens tend to defer to police.
Also in: Greenfield Daily Reporter, La Crosse Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Associated Press

County weighs razing Milwaukee County Research Park’s incubator
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Jul 12, 2014
Known formally as the Technology Innovation Center, its lease expires at the end of September 2018, and a county consultant has recommended razing the building because it’s inefficient and underused.

School of rock: Program focuses on Jewish influences in music
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 13, 2014
U Rock — which is being held in connection with the Jewish Museum’s “Jews Who Rock” exhibit — is co-presented by the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UWM professor David Luce sued, won access to police files on Activists
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Jul 13, 2014
David Luce, a philosophy professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was one of four people who filed a successful lawsuit in the late 1970s for access to the files on political activists kept by the “Red Squad” of the Milwaukee Police Department.

Survey showing more support for toll roads in Wisconsin
WSAU-July 14, 2014
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee released the survey saying more state residents believe toll roads will be more acceptable to pay for road work.
Also in: Wisconsin Radio Network

Photographer Takes Underwater Images—Using A Desktop Scanner
Popular Photography Magazine- July 14, 2014
With support from the UWM Graduate School, Nathaniel Stern calls his type of photography Compressionism. He uses the scanner to interact with his environment in unique and interesting ways.
Also in: CNET

Economic Scorecard poll analysis: For affluent Wisconsinites, rough roads might smooth path for tolls, taxes
Wisbusiness.com – Jul 14, 2014
In the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard survey, a quarterly poll done by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR), Support for introducing toll roads in Wisconsin has risen somewhat since last year.

Attack of the killer vines: lianas taking over forests in Panama
Mongabay.com – July 14, 2014
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh, and led by Dr. Stefan A. Schnitzer, studied the impacts of liana-tree competition in central Panamanian treefall gaps.

Rainy spring, cold winter help buoy Great Lakes levels
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 14, 2014
Paul Roebber, (SFS) says that lower water temperatures have reduced the amount of evaporation from the lake, so rising lake levels should be expected.

Wisconsin woman featured in anti-smoking ad (VIDEO)
Wisconsin Radio Network – July 15, 2014
According to research from UW-Milwaukee, 13 percent of pregnant women in Wisconsin smoke, compared to a national average of 10 percent.
Also in: Wausau Daily Herald, WHBY, The Stevens Point Journal

Well tests aid water quality mapping
Lake Geneva Regional News – July 15, 2014
A UW—Milwaukee professor is currently developing a map of groundwater quality around the lake. He wants to tie into the data collected by the current program.
Also in: Lake Geneva Regional News

Music ignites lost memories in ‘good-news’ film
USA Today – July 17, 2014
The first big study of Music & Memory is just getting underway in Wisconsin, as part of a state-funded rollout in 200 nursing homes. Researchers will look at whether the approach improves social engagement and reduces agitation, anxiety and depression, say University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers Jung Kwak and Michael Brondino.


Bo Ryan’s Badgers to battle UWM in Milwaukee in December
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Jul 12, 2014
For the second time in four seasons, Bo Ryan will take Wisconsin on the road to face UW-Milwaukee. The nonconference game will be played December 10, at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.