Tom Luljak

UWM Today Host

Tom Luljak is the Vice Chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.

Luljak, who joined UW-Milwaukee in the Spring of 2000, earned his master's degree from UWM in mass communication. His bachelor's degree is from the department of Radio/TV/Film and Speech Education at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

Prior to his work at UWM, Luljak served as director of corporate communications at Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, where he also served as executive director of the company's foundation. Luljak began his career as a broadcast journalist, and served as news director for WTMJ-TV, WTMJ-AM and WKTI-FM. His numerous broadcast journalism honors include the George Foster Peabody Award for Investigative Journalism.

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UWM Today
4:01 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Link Between Air Pollution and Autism

Tom Luljak and Amy Kalkbrenner
Credit Jon Strelecki

Autism is one of the most baffling disorders affecting children. 

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UWM Today
10:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Major Project Underway in Milwaukee to Create Microgrids

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

 

UWM launches an important project called a microgrid. It that will be vital to the region's power, energy and control industry cluster.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Is It Better to Refurbish An Item Or Build An Entirely New One?

Tom Luljak and Anthony Ross

Anyone involved in manufacturing knows how complicated the process of designing, building and shipping a product can be.

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.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with Anthony Ross, who is the Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management in the Lubar School of Business.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

UWM's Center Provides Unified & Strategic Response to Understanding Aging

Tom Luljak and Dr. Scott Strath
Credit Jon Strelecki

With more Americans living longer, the study of our aging population continues to be an important research area. 

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

A Chat With Professor Fred Helmstetter on How The Brain Works

Tom Luljak and Fred Helmstetter
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the most amazing functions of our brain may be the ability to form a memory and then recall it later.

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UWM Today
2:55 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

UWM Grad Helps Develop and Take Wearable Device to Market

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

Na Jin Seo, an assistant professor of engineering, and her former student, Leah Enders, have developed a wearable device that increases touch sensitivity in the hand.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

UWM's Growing Graduate School

Tom Luljak and Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska
Credit Jon Strelecki

Over the past few years, we have talked a great a deal on this program about the big physical changes occurring at UWM. 

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

UWM Connecting Water Quality Monitoring Research With Industries

Tom Luljak and Junhong Chen
Credit Jon Strelecki

Water is a big business in Wisconsin. The formation of the Water Council – a collection of more than 150 companies working in water related manufacturing and services is a testimony to that. 

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UWM Today
10:31 am
Thu October 9, 2014

UWM Astronomer On Team That Discovered Coldest White Dwarf Star Ever

David Kaplan and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

A UWM astronomer is part of a team of scientists that made a major discovery in the study of our universe. They found what may be coldest white dwarf star ever. It is a story more than 11 billion years in the making. And the amazing part is what that star is made up of. 

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UWM Today
2:28 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Serious Threat Exists in Tropical Forests

Tom Luljak and Stefan Schnitzer
Credit Jon Strelecki

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.

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.

This interview originally aired June 19, 2014.

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