Weekly Media Report

UWM in the News, Week Ending April 23, 2015

Turning UWM Students’ Ideas into Startup Companies, Part 2
WUWM – Apr 16, 2015
More than half of the new freshmen coming to universities today say they plan on working for themselves. At UWM, there is a wonderful program that helps students do just that. It’s called the Student Start Up Challenge.

UWM in the News: Week ending April 16, 2015

NEWS Smart Sewers Will Reveal What’s in Cambridge Citizens’ Guts IEEE Spectrum – April 10, 2015 a MIT team is beginning an ambitious project that aims to understand the wellbeing of a city by tracking its residents’ biological and chemical waste. Eventually, with robotic samplers placed below the streets, Cambridge may have a “smart sewer” that […]

UWM in the News, week ending March 27, 2015

UW System offers ‘Flex’ible degree path Appleton Post Crescent – Mar 20, 2015 the Flex Degree program through the UW System offers students the opportunity to work through courses at their own pace by proving they have mastered concepts through tests and quizzes. UWM is the only four-year school in the UW System to offer […]

UWM in the News: Week Ending March 12, 2015

Political analyst weighs in on Right-to-Work and what’s next for Wisconsin fox6now.com – Mar 6, 2015 Depending on whom you asked, a new so-called Right-to-Work law may either bring about an economic boom for the Badger state–or start a downward spiral. Mordecai Lee (Governmental Affairs) said many studies are a little better than others, but […]

UWM in the News: Week Ending Feb. 19, 2015

NEWS This instructional approach is closing student achievement gaps ecampusnews.com – February 13, 2015 Researchers at UWM report that a technology-enabled, self-paced learning approach developed at the university reduces the achievement gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students. The U-Pace instructional approach combines self-based and mastery-based learning to support student success as they reach benchmarks with […]

UWM in the News: Week Ending Feb. 12, 2015

NEWS Don’t cut research in a knowledge economy, tech chiefs say Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Feb 5, 2015 Madison is not the only city where the stakes are high. UWM already has endured years of budget cuts even as it tries to expand research programs in water technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing — all areas […]

UWM in the News: Week Ending Feb, 5, 2015

Every day he’s a little more of a candidate:” Gov. Walker touts Wisconsin accomplishments in DC fox6now.com – January 30, 2015 Mordecai Lee (Government affairs), says that the launch of an exploratory council without a formal declaration has become a normal approach for presidential candidates. If and when Walker formally announces his candidacy for president, […]

UWM in the News: Week Ending Jan. 22, 2015

NEWS UWM Researchers Develop Techniques To Measure Alcohol Consumption WUWM – January 15, 2015 Lisa Berger (behavioral research), knows that not everyone is forthcoming with how much alcohol they drink each day. So she has turned to other techniques of determining whether what people say about their alcohol use is in fact the truth.

UWM In the News, Week Ending Jan. 15, 2015

NEWS Parents, students scramble to fill our federal college aid FAFSA forms Valdosta Daily Times – January 10, 2015 |This year, UWM is trying something new to get more students to file FAFSA by March 1. A campus call center set up for admissions representatives to reach out to students who have been admitted will […]

UWM in the News: Week Ending Jan. 8, 2015

NEWS Diabetes drug found in lake could harm fish, researchers say Norwalk Reflector – January 2, 2015 In Lake Michigan waters outside one plant, the diabetes drug metformin was the most common personal-care product found by researchers at SFS. According to their latest research, the levels of metformin were so high that the drug could […]