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.

Jon Strelecki

The cost of energy has a profound impact on people everywhere. At UW-Milwaukee some of the top scientists in the world are working on ways to improve the ways in which we can access the energy we need to run our homes, our cars , our communication devices and industries.

On this edition of UWM Today, meet a professor at the center of the university’s energy research efforts. Adel Nasiri is associate dean for research in UWM’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Jon Strelecki

On this edition of UWM Today, we are going to take a closer look at how we are preparing the next generation of teachers for our state’s school systems. With one of the largest Schools of Education in Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee prepares an enormous number of teachers, principals and other administrative leaders for our schools each year

As we continue to celebrate UWM’s 60th Anniversary, our focus today is on the UWM School of Education. Joining us in the studio is the School’s dean, Alan Shoho.

Jon Strelecki

We all have bad days when things don’t go as planned and our stress level rises. But in some parts of our community, there are people who find themselves constantly under stress because of poverty, violence and other forms of abuse.

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone talks about the message he shared with members of the Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Finance Committee regarding future funding. He makes the case for urban access institutions as well as funds for remodeling the Northwest Quad, wage increases and the impact of federal funding on UWM.

Jon Strelecki

It’s estimated that one out of every 68 children in America have autism. Often it is diagnosed at ages 2 or 3. While a great deal has been learned about the condition in the past decade, experts have also realized that children of color often do not receive the diagnosis when they should.

Jon Strelecki

For most of us, going to the local supermarket with a wide selection of healthy choices is just part of our routine.

But if you are poor, making a decision about what to eat is often a matter of geography. More often than not, your choices are limited to corner grocery stores stocked with foods high in sugar and fats.

Jon Strelecki

Throughout this school year, we are celebrating UW-Milwaukee’s 60th anniversary by taking a closer look at each of the 14 schools and colleges that make up Wisconsin’s second largest university. We are more than half way through our review and today our focus is on the School of Information Studies.

With more than 1,000 students, it is ranked one of the top Information Studies programs in the world. Our guest is the Dean of the school, Tom Lipinski.

Jon Strelecki

As winter winds down, there are two things we can be certain of:  It is going to begin to get warmer and there is a pothole out there waiting to give you and your car a sudden jolt.

But, what if we could make our roads capable of withstanding the forces of nature? What if we could build streets and highways out of material that held together and made potholes a thing of the past?

Helaine Hickson

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone says that Governor Walker's proposed state budget is a good first step to re-investing in the University of Wisconsin System and UWM. Also, how changes in Washington may affect UWM and recent concerns over the viability of the Innovation campus.

Jon Strelecki

Anne Basting, professor of theater in the Peck School of the Arts, talks about her work with seniors and the MacArthur Foundation’s Fellowship, sometimes referred to as the genius grant, she received.

Jon Strelecki

What do these careers have in common? FBI Agent; School Social Worker; Environmental Protection Specialist; Political Lobbyist?

You can prepare for all of them at UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

Jon Strelecki

When the city of Flint, Michigan discovered its water supply to homes and businesses had dangerous levels of lead poisoning the city’s residents, there was national outrage.

While the situation in Flint is slowly improving, huge questions remain as communities across the country ask: Could it happen here?

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the importance of moving the university forward with UWM 2020 - strategic opportunities to bolster research, student success and enrollments while managing long-term budget cuts. Also he talks about trends in the higher education landscape.

Over the past several years, most states, including Wisconsin, have seen a decline in the overall number of prospective college students as the Baby Boom Generation has sent the last of their children off to college.

But there is one group of students whose numbers continue to grow - Latinos. The Latino population is rapidly increasing here and in many other parts of the country.

Jon Strelecki

When you talk about health care, many people think doctors and nurses. But working alongside them are a host of other professionals providing an enormous range of health related services.

At UWM, those in allied professions are taught in the College of Health Sciences. With more than 2,000 students, it offers the largest number of health related degree programs in Wisconsin.

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