UWM in the News: Week ending July 31, 2014


UWM Scientists Working to Reintroduce Mayflies into Green Bay
WUWM – July 24, 2014
Jerry Kaster and Chris Groff are two UWM scientists involved in a fascinating research project that explores pollution in the waters off Green Bay and the production of Mayflies.

Willem Dafoe, Man of Action
Wall Street Journal – July 25, 2014
After studying drama at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Willem Dafoe moved in 1977 to New York City, where he continued to work with theater groups.

Radler makes major donation to UWM Libraries, hosts Cream City fundraiser
Wisconsin Gazette – July 25, 2014
Local philanthropist Will Radler has donated $65,000 to the UWM Libraries’ LGBT Collection in honor of fellow philanthropist Joe Pabst.

Latest arena-site speculation: Journal Communications + Panther Arena
Milwaukee Business Journal – July 25, 2014
New speculation suggests building a new arena on a site that combines the properties of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, with its curved, white roof, and the Journal Communications INC headquarters.

Monitoring mussels on the bottom of Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 26, 2014
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences have been studying the bottom of Lake Michigan for years to monitor zebra and quagga mussels.

UWM’s LGBT Film/Video Festival returns with 11-day lineup
Wisconsin Gazette – July 27, 2014
Festival director Carl Bogner (Film) announced the return of UWM’s annual LGBT film/video festival Oct. 16-Oct. 26.

Steven Walters: Wisconsin candidates dance around questionnaires on issues
Gazettextra – July 27, 2014
Mordecai Lee (Governmental Affairs), said special-interest groups send out questionnaires to lock up your vote long before you know precisely what you’re voting on.

Formidable invasive species won’t be easy to keep out of Great Lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 27, 2014
Rudi Strickler (Biosciences) likes to think about tardigrades when he thinks about what it will take to protect ecosystems like the Great Lakes from being invaded by exotic organisms hitchhiking in the bowels of an overseas freighter’s ballast tanks.

For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope
WKMS – July 27, 2014
Margaret Noodin (English) says that having a presence on websites like Facebook gives organizations trying to preserve different languages a chance to reach younger generations.

Could EHRS Prompt Patients to Lie?
Politico – July 29, 2014
A survey done by sociologists Celeste Campos-Castillo of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Denise Anthony of Dartmouth College showed that 13 percent of patients reported withholding information from a provider because of privacy or security concerns. Also in: FierceEMR

Malvern Instruments’ NanoSight Used in Research at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
AZoNano.com – July 30, 2014
Researchers at The School of Freshwater Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, are using NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) from Malvern Instruments to investigate the effects of nanoparticle contaminants on freshwater organisms.
Also in: Nanotechnology News

Sendik’s Food Markets, UW-Milwaukee Bring Nutrition Information to the Public
Express Milwaukee – July 30, 2014
Checkmark signs on products in Sendiks mean that it had a nutritional analysis completed by registered dietitians at UW-Milwaukee’s Nutritional Sciences Program. The two organizations have joined forces in hopes of creating better-informed consumers and to highlight the importance of diet and nutrition

Standing up to the weed invasion
Ozaukee Press – July 30, 2014
Jim Reinartz, director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee field station at the Cedarburg Bog, wrote a 22-page “Roadside Invasive Plant Management Plan” that details ways to control four invasive plants.

Wisconsin voter ID law upheld by state Supreme Court
MSNBC – July 31, 2014
Research published in 2005 by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found that nearly 59% of Hispanic women and 55% of African-American men did not have valid driver’s licenses. Only 17% of white men and women lacked that identification.


Badgers’ game at UWM set for 8 p.m. tip
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 28, 2014
UW-Milwaukee officials on Monday announced the Panthers’ Dec. 10 home game against Wisconsin will start at 8 p.m. and aired on ESPN2.