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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Jason Rieve

Last year, nearly 500 people died in Milwaukee County as a result of overdosing on opioids. It is part of a national epidemic of opioid deaths that continue to impact communities everyday.

Here in Milwaukee, two UWM researchers are taking a close look at the problem. They are trying to identify common themes or patterns in the overdoses and are studying the impact the overdoses have on families, particularly children.

Jason Rieve

With Wisconsin’s largest nursing education program, nursing students from UWM make their presence known throughout the state, providing care at hospitals and other health facilities. But the reach of UWM’s nursing program does not end at the state’s borders.

Helanie Hickson

Eve Hall, a member of the UW Board of Regents, joins UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the role that UWM plays in the UW System and the state. They also discuss how restructuring UW colleges and extension can better serve students in the city and region as well as how the Higher Education Regional Alliance is leveraging the resources of higher education institutions to help businesses get the talent they need.

Jason Rieve

If you drive by UW-Milwaukee’s east side campus these days, you will see a swarm of construction workers building the foundation for the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center on the corner of Kenwood and Maryland Avenues.

The building – made possible by a generous gift from Shel and Mary Ann Lubar – will be the first of its kind in Wisconsin.

Jason Rieve

If you listen to WUWM, you hear regular weather updates from the Innovative Weather service.

On this edition of UWM Today, we’re going to take you behind the scenes to meet the people who run Innovative Weather. It’s a unique service established by the academic team teaching the rigorous courses that are the foundation for weather forecasting and staffed by some of UWM’s brightest students.

Jason Rieve

One of my favorite rides – either by bike or car – is along Milwaukee’s incredible lakefront. While there are a lot of rivers and inland lakes in our state, none of them rival the majesty of Lake Michigan.

While the sight of miles of open water never grows old, hidden from our view is what is going on under the surface.

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee is working to meet the urgent needs of the city, region, and state. Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the alignment between the university and economic development, social justice, academic achievement, and innovation/entrepreneurship. Plus, news about UWM's comprehensive fund raising campaign.

Jason Rieve

If you are from Milwaukee and someone mentions fermentation, there’s a pretty good chance you will begin thinking about beer. After all, that is what made Milwaukee famous, isn’t it?

But the science of fermentation is at the heart of the work being done by hundreds of companies in Wisconsin employing tens of thousands of people.

Jason Rieve

Every parent can appreciate how challenging it is to raise a child in society today. We all find ourselves asking what do we need to do see our kids develop into successful and resilient adults.

The answer might become clearer as a result of a new national study looking at how the experiences kids have interact with each other and with their changing bodies.

Jason Rieve

Ever since the news broke of Russia’s meddling in the US elections, Americans have been paying a lot more attention to the state of US-Russia relations. Stories of spying, the buildup of nuclear aresenals, trade tensions and crack downs on political opponents make it seem like not a day goes by without new questions being raised as to whether we are nearing a showdown between America and Russia.

What should we make of all of this?

Jason Rieve

It is almost one year since a fire occurred in UWM’s MainStage Theatre. When the flames were put out and the smoke cleared, the campus was left with more than $6 million dollars in damage to the theater and adjoining buildings.

It was a devastating experience for students and faculty alike, leaving some to wonder what the future of the theater program at UWM would be.

HELAINE HICKSON

UWM is one of the nation's top 115 research universities. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone describes some of UWM's latest research projects, including the impact of opioid deaths, expanding the life of batteries, the use of 'big data' and mapping out Milwaukee's inner harbor.

He also explains the impact of the proposed federal "Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act" on the University and students.

Jason Rieve

As we get older, there are many changes in our lives – both physically and mentally. And while each one of us ages differently, one constant is the need for companionship and relationships.

On this edition of UWM Today, we’re going to explore two very different stories about how people deal with aging and the challenges that come with getting older.

Jason Rieve

Every day, scientists around the world are engaged in a wide variety of research projects that could help answer the many questions surrounding HIV.

On this edition of UWM Today, we meet Trudy Turner, a professor of anthropology at UWM’s College of Letters and Science, who has spent decades studying African monkeys carrying a type of virus that is a close relative to HIV. But unlike humans - monkeys don’t get sick from their virus.  

Jason Rieve

As a top tier research university, UW-Milwaukee has hundreds of faculty members working every day to make discoveries in their field of study. When there is a breakthrough and new ideas, new compounds, even new products emerge, it’s often the end result of years and years of careful, painstaking work.

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