UWM in the News

Grant to fund UWM research of nanoparticles’ environmental impact

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has garnered a $1.3 million share of a $20 million grant that is funding national research of the toll nanoparticles from manmade products take on the environment. Read article.

Could UWM research help treat alcoholism?

The website “Medical Press” reports on two UWM researchers who are studying a class of drugs that could treat alcoholism without the unwanted side effects caused by current therapies. Read the article here

UW campus officials prepare for new year after tumultuous summer

UWM Chancellor Mark Mone is among the UW officials quoted in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about UW System schools preparing for the academic year. Read article.

Students to get lessons, ID cards for contact with police

The Racine Journal Times reported that UWM researchers are evaluating a a program designed to avoid escalation in encounters between Racine police and students. Read the article.

WNY should be taking the steps needed to tap into the ‘blue economy’

UWM’s School of Freshwater Science is cited in an opinion piece in The Buffalo (NY) News. Read article.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee welcomes new students

Students moved on to UWM campus on August 27, and 3, 169 freshmen enrolled in UWM this year. Currently there are 4,300 students are  living on campus-undergrad and grad. View story

Wisconsin bicycle fatalities increase

UWM traffic safety researcher Robert Schneider tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that more than a third of recent bicycle deaths were caused by a motor vehicle striking the bike from behind and the driver was at fault in 60 percent of those cases. Read the story here.

Are Polls Underestimating Donald Trump’s Appeal?

The Daily Caller quotes UWM political scientist Thomas Holbrook in an article on the accuracy of polls gauging support for Republican presidential candidates. Read the item here.

Mayflies: Messy nuisance or economic boon?

The Green Bay Press-Gazette details efforts by Jerry Kaster, of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, to restore mayflies, a key part of the food chain in Green Bay and elsewhere. Read the article here.

UWM prof on Slender Man case

UWM associate professor of criminal justice Tina Freiburger spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio following the Waukesha County judge’s decision to try two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls in adult court in the Slender Man case. Listen to the segment.