UWM Today http://blog.wuwm.com en 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 Examining the Meaning Behind Godzilla http://blog.wuwm.com/post/examining-meaning-behind-godzilla <p>One of the first Hollywood summer blockbuster movies is out and it is big. It is the latest version of Godzilla.</p><p>On this edition of<em> UWM Today</em>, take a look at the deeper meaning of this cult classic. Jason Jones, assistant professor of Foreign Languages and Literature in the Japanese program at UWM, has studied Japanese culture closely over the years and is writing a book that examines the meaning behind Godzilla - what it stands for and why this cultural icon has fascinated so many people around the world for so many years.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:14:29 +0000 Tom Luljak 33622 at http://blog.wuwm.com Examining the Meaning Behind Godzilla Using Technology To Encourage Wellness http://blog.wuwm.com/post/using-technology-encourage-wellness <p>We often hear stories about technology getting in the way of healthy habits. Picture youngsters playing video games instead of a pickup game of baseball or basketball outside.</p><p>But a team of researchers at UWM have discovered that technology can also be the key to encouraging wellness.</p><p>Polly Ryan, associate researcher in the College of Nursing and Alice Fang Yan, assistant professor in the Zilber school of public health, are looking at ways to use smart phones and other technology to improve wellness.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:50:27 +0000 Tom Luljak 33356 at http://blog.wuwm.com Using Technology To Encourage Wellness 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> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:42:56 +0000 Tom Luljak 32590 at http://blog.wuwm.com Researching Water Borne Toxins At UWM UWM Steps Up Efforts to Recruit International Students http://blog.wuwm.com/post/uwm-steps-efforts-recruit-international-students <p>For many college students, studying abroad for a semester or two is often one of the highlights of their college experience. But, Americans are not the only ones leaving their country to go to college.</p><p>Today hundreds of thousands of students from countries around the world head to the U.S. to spend not just a semester, but years getting their entire college education here.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:44:13 +0000 Tom Luljak 32074 at http://blog.wuwm.com UWM Steps Up Efforts to Recruit International Students