UWM Today

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee plays a vital role in shaping the future of Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Meet the people behind the creativity and discoveries at UW-Milwaukee on UWM Today.

On the first Thursday of every month, WUWM's Dave Edwards talks to UWM's Chancellor Mark Mone on the Chancellor's Report.

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Helaine Hickson

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone is joined by Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, to discuss the Connected System Institute at UWM and the impact of "big data" and cloud computing.

Jason Rieve

As we edge closer to winter, all of us most likely have a “to do” list before we settle in for the cold spell. And I suspect many of us – if we haven’t already done so – have getting a flu shot at or near the top of the list.

On this edition of UWM Today, we talk about the latest science on flu vaccines. It turns out not everyone gets the same benefits from the vaccine. Why not, and what can you do about the disparity? Helen Meier, assistant professor at UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health, is here to tell us.

Jason Rieve

The business of journalism has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Today the daily newspaper is more likely to land on the screens of our smartphones than with a thud on the front porch. Those shifting media habits have had a profound effect on the news industry’s ability to monetize its product and the result has been dramatic — with layoffs and downsizing occurring across the country.  All forms of journalism have been affected, including sports reporting.

Helaine Hickson

On this program, we discuss the Higher Education Regional Alliance (HERA) and how it is designed to reduce the skill gap in southeastern Wisconsin by increasing employment rates and the number of post-secondary graduates in the region. Guests include Mark Mone, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Bryan Albrecht, president and CEO of Gateway Technical College; Danae Davis, executive director, Milwaukee Succeeds; and Kathleen Rinehart, president of Cardinal Stritch University.

Jason Rieve

This year marks UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning’s 50th anniversary. It’s the only school of architecture in Wisconsin and one of the top programs of its kind in the country.

On this edition of UWM Today, we take a look at the tremendous impact UWM’s architecture school has had on communities throughout Wisconsin and beyond. Our guest is Bob Greenstreet, who recently announced some major news of his own. After serving 29 years as dean of the School of Architecture, he’s stepping down from his administrative post.

Jason Rieve

Milwaukee may still have a reputation for brewing beer, but here's a fact that may surprise you. Today, more people are employed in the film industry in Milwaukee than at all of the operating breweries combined in the city.

Jason Rieve

One of the best things about being on a college campus is the opportunity to see young artists both develop their skills and present their work to the community. UWM is fortunate to have the Peck School of the Arts — the only school of its kind in the University of Wisconsin System — where artists, musicians, actors, film makers and many others are deeply engaged in the creative process.

Jason Rieve

Fake news. It’s a label that’s tossed about on a daily basis. Fake news can be used as a way of questioning legitimate reporting when the facts don’t align with someone’s political position. President Trump does so regularly. Or it can describe the disinformation campaign countries like Russia are engaged in to undermine our election system.

Helaine Hickson

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the momentum that the university is building in the community, including partnerships with area businesses, the successful fundraising campaign, and a positive budget for 2019-2021. He also discusses higher education headwinds, including enrollment projections, the achievement gap, and demographics.

Jason Rieve

One of the miracles of manufacturing new products today is the use of nanomaterials — extremely small substances. Think of a piece of paper you’re holding in your hands. Look at the edge of the paper and imagine something 100,000 times smaller.

Nanomaterials are found in all kinds of products we every day, things like sunscreen, car paint, and clothing. While the tiny particles have dramatically improved the performance of many products, there’s a downside: Scientists are finding that nanomaterials are often being washed into our lakes and streams.

Jason Rieve

If you’re a parent who relies on a day care center, the last thing you want to hear is that the air quality in those centers may be making your child sick. Yet that may be happening here in Milwaukee. Research shows some day care centers, which are supposed to be protecting our kids, may be using chemicals that are triggering serious asthma attacks in youngsters.

Here to talk about the problem on this edition of UWM Today is Anne Dressel, assistant professor in UWM’s College of Nursing.

Jason Rieve

Advertising is everywhere online. Ads for everything: new cars, clothing, movies, food stores, banks. You name it and you’ll find someone trying to sell you something every step of the way. Although they may be ubiquitous, are all of those online ads effective?

Helaine Hickson

Patricia Borger, vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations joins UWM Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the wrap up of the university's largest fundraising campaign in the history of the institution. They share how the campaign will assist UWM to better serve students and the community.

Jason Rieve

Every day we pick up smartphones or open up our laptop and we have a clear picture of how technology has changed and shaped our personal lives, especially in the workplace. What we may not be thinking about is the impact that technology is having on our relationships, including those with our family.

Jason Rieve

This past week was the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock concert. By now you’ve probably seen some of the media coverage of people reminiscing about what took place on that 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, N.Y.

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