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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.

HELAINE HICKSON

Chancellor Mark Mone discusses UWM's role in the community as a large public research university with an access mission.

He says the region is on the verge of great change. "There's a lot of growth, there's investment, there's a new Bucks arena, there's neighborhood revitalization, there's powerful things that are happening, a lot of momentum," he says. Mone also stresses that there are challenges around poverty, education inequalities and other areas that exist here.

Jon Strelecki

With winter still swirling about, this is a perfect time to head inside for a rousing, inspiring program of dances.

February 4 through the 7 ,the UWM Peck School of the Arts is presenting this year’s version of Winterdances, an annual program that showcases the amazing dance students at UWM . On this edition of UWM Today, preview next week’s performances with guest Maria Gillespie.

Jon Strelecki

It is the fourth most commonly used language in the United States. It is a language that crosses over all nationalities. And it is a language that more and more college students are choosing to study as part of their undergraduate program.

It is the American Sign Language – used by the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate with the world around them.

Jon Strelecki

Enjoying a Friday night fish fry has long been a tradition in the Milwaukee area. But, over the years the dining experience has changed as the perch population in Lake Michigan has dwindled.

Chefs have found alternatives, using other types of fish, but with the world's appetite for fish outpacing supplies, the world is facing a shortage of seafood.

HELAINE HICKSON

Chancellor Mark Mone reflects on the challenges which faced UW-Milwaukee and higher education during 2015 and looks forward to 2016.

Jon Strelecki

While thousands of Wisconsin high school graduates are admitted to colleges and universities across the state every year, not all of the students are prepared for the college level classes they are required to take.

One area in particular that has been a problem is mathematics. Although students take math classes in high school, a significant number of them have to begin their college career in remedial math courses once they step on to a college campus. And even then, many of the students still struggle.

Jon Strelecki

There are nearly 14 million people in the United States who are survivors of cancer. Here in the Milwaukee area, cancer patients have a new way to help them regain their strength and their confidence in resuming physical activity through a UW-Milwaukee Physical Therapy program. It’s called Cancer Care in the Community.

Jon Strelecki

One of the largest industries in Wisconsin is health care. With more than 400,000 people working in the field, it is one of our state’s largest employers.

Keeping that talent pipeline filled is essential for maintaining the high level of health care services we have come to expect in Wisconsin.

On this edition of UWM Today, learn how UWM’s College of Health Sciences is playing a vital role in educating and training the next generation of health care workers. Host Tom Luljak talks with Ron Cisler, the new interim dean of the College.

Jon Strelecki

Imagine a life in this world that never ended. That idea of never dying is the subject of a fascinating study being conducted by a group of philosophers. It’s called the “Immortality Project” and involves asking questions about the life we do live and whether we would even want to live forever if we could.

UWM Today host Tom Luljak talks with Luca Ferrero, a UWM associate professor of philosophy.

Helaine Hickson

Despite the need for dramatic budget cuts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Chancellor Mark Mone discusses why it is important to sustain the institution's research mission. Also, an update on the budget cutting process and how decisions will be made.

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