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 Michael Lovell on the Chancellor's Report.

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UWM Today
2:34 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

UWM's New Applied Chemistry Center-of-Excellence

Tom Luljak and Dr. Douglas Stafford
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak talks with Dr. Douglas Stafford.

When the UW System handed out more than $22 million in economic incentive grants last fall, one of the biggest awards went to a team of scientists on UWM's campus.

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UWM Today
10:26 am
Thu May 1, 2014

First Building Opens at UWM's Innovation Campus

Tom Luljak and guests

The opening of UWM's Innovation Accelerator building at Innovation Campus puts UWM research within easy reach of medical practitioners and other resources that will attract companies and grow jobs.

Host Tom Luljak discusses what to expect with Brian Thompson, president of the UWM Research Foundation, and David Gilbert, president of the UWM Foundation and Real Estate Foundation.

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UWM Today
10:01 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Life-Long Learning Through The Arts

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

The importance of the arts in our community cannot be overstated. They bring vitality and energy to the entire region.

At UWM, one especially important effort is the commitment to make the arts available and accessible to all generations - including older people suffering from dementia.

Host Tom Luljak talks with Anne Basting, professor of theater in UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, and Chelsea Wait, who is a doctoral student in architecture but involved now in a very interesting community arts program.

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UWM Today
4:26 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

What Will Wisconsin Communities Look Like in the Years to Come?

Tom Luljak, Carolyn Esswein and Ryan Shortridge
Credit Bruce Winter

While none of us can predict the future, a group of faculty and students on the UWM campus are helping small towns and big cities see the enormous potential for creating communities that are great places to live, work and play.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with Carolyn Esswein, Director of Community Design Solutions, and Ryan Shortridge, architecture graduate student. Learn about the Community Design Solutions Center in UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Challenges of More People Living in Urban Areas

Tom Luljak, Margo Anderson and Mike Martin
Credit Jon Strelecki

Today almost half of the world's population live in urban areas, and that number is growing. By 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city and by the middle of this century the number of city dwellers will hit 70%. With that growth will come some huge challenges.

On this edition of UWM Today, meet two people who have devoted much of their life to the study of the urban environment.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

The Value of Learning Different Languages

Tom Luljak and Michelle Bolduc
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the many jewels in UW-Milwaukee's Academic programs is the wide array of languages taught at the University. Students can choose from the more than 20 different languages being offered. There are the mainstays - Spanish, French, Arabic and Chinese. But also Afrikaans, Ancient Greek, Hmong, Russian, and many more.

On this edition of UWM Today, learn from Associate Professor Michelle Bolduc about the value of learning different languages in a world where Google Translate is a just a keystroke away.

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UWM Today
4:24 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Upcoming UW-Milwaukee Spring Arts Events

Tom Luljak and Scott Emmons
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak talks with Peck School of the Arts Dean Scott Emmons about upcoming arts events.

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UWM Today
1:36 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Using Light to Heal the Body

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

Most of the time when we are sick and need medical care, we end up taking pills or perhaps an injection of medicine to get well.

On this edition of UWM Today, explore another form of healing - one that might surprise you. It is called phototherapy - the use of light to heal.

Host Tom Luljak talks about how certain wavelengths of light can heal the body with Chukuka Enwemeka, UWM Distinguished Professor and dean of the UWM College of Health Sciences, and Janis Eells, a UWM professor of biomedical sciences in the College.

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Chancellor's Report
2:01 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

New Student Recruitment Programs at UWM

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

New student recruitment programs are underway at UW-Milwaukee. Chancellor Michael Lovell discusses the ongoing work of the Council on Enrollment Management.

Dr. Lovell also discusses his meeting with alum Satya Nadella, who was recently appointed the third-ever CEO of Microsoft Inc. And, he talks about the challenges of paying for a college education.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Transforming Ideas into Action: UWM's Student Start-Up Challenge

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the most valuable experiences students can have in college is learning how to take their ideas and transform them into action. That is the idea behind the Student Start-Up Challenge at UW-Milwaukee. It's a program where students compete for tens of thousands of dollars in resources that allow them to launch their own businesses while still in school.

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