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

With more than 4,000 students, 30 degree programs, and 40 labs, clinics and centers, UW-Milwaukee's Partners for Health initiative brings together Wisconsin's largest college of nursing, the only school of public health, and the college of health sciences that educates professionals for hospitals and clinics statewide.

On this edition of UWM Today, we meet the leaders of the Partners for Health program. Kim Litwack is dean of the college of Nursing, Ron Perez leads the school of public health, and Ron Cisler is interim dean of the college of health sciences.

Jason Rieve

It is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. With billions of nerves and trillions of connections, the human brain is a marvel.

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?

Jason Rieve

For years we’ve been hearing about efforts to get more women to enter the STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. And while there are some encouraging signs that more females are becoming engineers, those gains have been offset by a steady exodus of women from the profession.

HELAINE HICKSON

Collaboration on and off campus is essential to UWM's relevancy in the region and state.

Chancellor Mark Mone describes several partnerships aimed at expanding discovery, industry and efficiency, while positively impacting the economy. Also, work continues on the plan to merge UW System two-year campuses with four-year universities.

Jason Rieve

One of the most fascinating questions we can ask is about what our world looked like before man arrived on the scene. With a lifespan dating back more than four billion years, finding answers to those questions about earth are not easy.

That is why science plays such a critical role in helping humans understand what came before us.

Jason Rieve

Today, on this edition of UWM Today, our topic is brain surgery.

It’s a story of a fascinating collaboration between surgeons and scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee’s App Brewery.

The two teams worked to develop a web based app that is used to monitor a patient’s brain activity during surgery.

Jason Rieve

With the only School of Freshwater Sciences in the United States, UW-Milwaukee has established itself as one of the leading centers for scientific research into the Great Lakes.

Now, the school is also becoming known for its work in the area of water policy. On this edition of UWM Today, Tom Luljak talks with Dan Egan, who earlier this year was named a Senior Fellow in Water Policy at the school.

Jason Rieve

The number of people walking and biking for exercise is growing every year. Not only is it good for our health but it is an eco-friendly way of getting around.

But where you are taking a walk or riding your bike is not always as safe as you might hope.

On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to a UW-Milwaukee researcher who helped organize a national study of bike and pedestrian safety in America’s large cities and the results are surprising. Rob Schneider is an associate professor of urban planning in UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban planning.

Jason Rieve

On this week's program, a discussion of the critical need for innovation and entrepreneurship in Milwaukee and the region. WUWM's Dave Edwards talks with UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone; Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; and Sheldon Lubar. Mr. Lubar and his family donated $10 million to UWM to establish the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center.

Jason Rieve

Ten years ago, UWM became one of the first universities in the state to establish an office of sustainability to help the campus become more eco-friendly.

Today the campus is recognized nationally for its efforts to conserve energy and recycle.

On this edition of UWM Today, we’ll talk to the woman who is leading the sustainability program at the university - Kate Nelson.

Jason Rieve

When students head off to college it can be the start of the most exhilarating and challenging times of their lives. Among those challenges is finding a way to pay for it all.

While most students do a pretty good job figuring out the finances, there are still those surprises, like a car that breaks down or an unexpected medical bill, that can throw any financial plan off track.

Jason Rieve

Have you ever gone to the doctor feeling miserable and hoping to get some medication only to be told: “It’s a virus… antibiotics won’t help”?

One of the challenges in treating viral infections is that viruses themselves are incredibly difficult to understand. But a team of scientists at UW-Milwaukee have helped develop an amazing technique to not only see viruses, but to create three-dimensional movies showing how viruses infect healthy cells.

HELAINE HICKSON

UW-Milwaukee publicly launched its most ambitious fund-rising campaign in its 61 year history, with a goal to raise $200 million. Chancellor Mark Mone discussed the three priorities for the money being raised and the 2017-2019 state budget, which was largely positive for UWM.

In about a month, another wonderful aspect of college life will begin to unfold at UWM. That’s when the basketball season gets underway.

This year the men’s team is being led by a new coach who arrived at UWM this summer. He is Pat Baldwin, who comes to us from Northwestern University. As an assistant coach, he helped lead Northwestern to the NCAA Tournament.

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