UWM Today http://blog.wuwm.com en Researching Water Borne Toxins At UWM http://blog.wuwm.com/post/researching-water-borne-toxins-uwm <p>The pharmaceutical industry has had a profound impact on our physical and mental health.</p><p>While we know the great help that drugs have brought to all of us, we may not realize the potential harm affecting our environment after our bodies process prescription drugs.</p><p>On this edition of <em>UWM Today</em>, we focus on water borne toxins. Host Tom Luljak interviews Rebecca Klaper, associate professor from the School of Freshwater Sciences and director of the Great Lakes Genomic Center.</p><p><em>This interview originally&nbsp;aired on May 29, 2014.</em></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:42:56 +0000 Tom Luljak 32590 at http://blog.wuwm.com Researching Water Borne Toxins At UWM UWM Course Teaches Students How to Invest - Using Real Money http://blog.wuwm.com/post/uwm-course-teaches-students-how-invest-using-real-money <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Finding a job that allows you to make money is one of the biggest rewards for finishing college. But, many of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to save and invest the money we earn.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At UW-Milwaukee, a group of students in the </span>Lubar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> School of Business are getting valuable experience learning about how to do just that and they are using real money - $300,000 - that is on the line every day they come to class.</span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Tom Luljak 38323 at http://blog.wuwm.com UWM Course Teaches Students How to Invest - Using Real Money Interim UWM Chancellor Outlines The University's New Strategic Plan http://blog.wuwm.com/post/interim-uwm-chancellor-outlines-universitys-new-strategic-plan <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Interim UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark </span>Mone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> outlines current work being done on enrollment management, the completion of a new strategic plan, the launch of a comprehensive fundraising campaign and moving forward with community and urban engagement.</span></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:32:35 +0000 Dave Edwards 37830 at http://blog.wuwm.com Interim UWM Chancellor Outlines The University's New Strategic Plan Using Drone Aircrafts and Aquatic Robots To Gather Under Water Data http://blog.wuwm.com/post/using-drone-aircrafts-and-aquatic-robots-gather-under-water-data <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the great challenges for researchers studying the health of freshwater lakes and rivers is seeing under the waves and around the mud and sand that are part of the environment.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It takes a lot of hard work, ingenuity and special tools to get the job done.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of </span><em>UWM</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em> Today</em>, learn about the role that drone aircraft and aquatic robots play in gathering data under water.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:07:39 +0000 Tom Luljak 37330 at http://blog.wuwm.com Using Drone Aircrafts and Aquatic Robots To Gather Under Water Data UWM Scientists Working to Reintroduce Mayflies into Green Bay http://blog.wuwm.com/post/uwm-scientists-working-reintroduce-mayflies-green-bay <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the legacies of heavy industrial work along parts of the Lake Michigan shoreline in the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the pollution it left behind. In the waters off Green Bay, that pollution has had a profound impact on the production of flies.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Why does that matter? Just ask a fisherman looking for walleyes in Green Bay.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Tom Luljak 36760 at http://blog.wuwm.com UWM Scientists Working to Reintroduce Mayflies into Green Bay Is It Better to Refurbish An Item Or Build An Entirely New One? http://blog.wuwm.com/post/it-better-refurbish-item-or-build-entirely-new-one <p>Anyone involved in manufacturing knows how complicated the process of designing, building and shipping a product can be.</p><p>At UW-Milwaukee, a great deal of thought and expertise is devoted to the study of those supply chains between a customer and the manufacturer.</p><p>On this edition of <em>UWM Today,&nbsp;</em>host Tom Luljak talks with Anthony Ross, who is the Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management in the Lubar School of Business.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:00:51 +0000 Tom Luljak 36280 at http://blog.wuwm.com Is It Better to Refurbish An Item Or Build An Entirely New One? Growing Power & Freshwater School Work Together To Fit Aquaculture Into Urban Environments http://blog.wuwm.com/post/growing-power-freshwater-school-work-together-fit-aquaculture-urban-environments <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This edition of </span><em>UWM</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em> Today</em>&nbsp;focuses on one of the signature programs within the school - the developing field of aquaculture and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a</span>quaponics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and doing so in an urban environment.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:08:54 +0000 Tom Luljak 35728 at http://blog.wuwm.com Growing Power & Freshwater School Work Together To Fit Aquaculture Into Urban Environments Meet Interim UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone http://blog.wuwm.com/post/meet-interim-uw-milwaukee-chancellor-mark-mone <p>We meet Interim UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone. He discusses his background and his interest in 'moving forward together' during his tenure despite challenges faced by the University.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:18:06 +0000 Dave Edwards 35218 at http://blog.wuwm.com Creative Process Behind UWM's Student Start Up Challenge http://blog.wuwm.com/post/creative-process-behind-uwms-student-start-challenge <p>On a previous edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak discussed UWM's Student Start Up Challenge, a program that helps students take their ideas and turn them into businesses. It is a way to give UWM students a real world experience of transforming a concept into a company.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:55:53 +0000 Tom Luljak 25624 at http://blog.wuwm.com Creative Process Behind UWM's Student Start Up Challenge Serious Threat Exists in Tropical Forests http://blog.wuwm.com/post/serious-threat-exists-tropical-forests <p>Tropical forests play a critical role in the health of our environment. About one third of the carbon dioxide in the world is stored in the trees and plant life in the forests.</p><p>But research led by a UW-Milwaukee biologist Stefan Schnitzer shows that storage system is at risk because of a serious threat that exists in tropical forests.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:50:25 +0000 Tom Luljak 34215 at http://blog.wuwm.com Serious Threat Exists in Tropical Forests