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 pharmaceutical industry has had a profound impact on our physical and mental health.

While we know the great help that drugs have brought to all of us, we may not realize the potential harm affecting our environment after our bodies process prescription drugs.

On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on water borne toxins. Host Tom Luljak interviews Rebecca Klaper, associate professor from the School of Freshwater Sciences and director of the Great Lakes Genomic Center.

This interview originally aired on May 29, 2014.

Jon Strelecki

Finding a job that allows you to make money is one of the biggest rewards for finishing college. But, many of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to save and invest the money we earn.

At UW-Milwaukee, a group of students in the Lubar School of Business are getting valuable experience learning about how to do just that and they are using real money - $300,000 - that is on the line every day they come to class.

Interim UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone outlines current work being done on enrollment management, the completion of a new strategic plan, the launch of a comprehensive fundraising campaign and moving forward with community and urban engagement.

Jon Strelecki

One of the great challenges for researchers studying the health of freshwater lakes and rivers is seeing under the waves and around the mud and sand that are part of the environment. It takes a lot of hard work, ingenuity and special tools to get the job done.

On this edition of UWM Today, learn about the role that drone aircraft and aquatic robots play in gathering data under water.

One of the legacies of heavy industrial work along parts of the Lake Michigan shoreline in the 1950s is the pollution it left behind. In the waters off Green Bay, that pollution has had a profound impact on the production of flies. Why does that matter? Just ask a fisherman looking for walleyes in Green Bay.

On this edition of UWM Today, meet Jerry Kaster and Chris Groff, two UWM scientists involved in a fascinating research project that explores the world of mud and muck at the bottom of Green Bay.

Jon Strelecki

One of the benefits of UW-Milwaukee having the only school of freshwater sciences in the United States is the great expertise that exists in the school.

This edition of UWM Today focuses on one of the signature programs within the school - the developing field of aquaculture and aquaponics and doing so in an urban environment.

We meet Interim UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone. He discusses his background and his interest in 'moving forward together' during his tenure despite challenges faced by the University.

Jon Strelecki

On a previous edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak discussed UWM's Student Start Up Challenge, a program that helps students take their ideas and turn them into businesses. It is a way to give UWM students a real world experience of transforming a concept into a company.

One of the first Hollywood summer blockbuster movies is out and it is big. It is the latest version of Godzilla.

On this edition of UWM Today, take a look at the deeper meaning of this cult classic. Jason Jones, assistant professor of Foreign Languages and Literature in the Japanese program at UWM, has studied Japanese culture closely over the years and is writing a book that examines the meaning behind Godzilla - what it stands for and why this cultural icon has fascinated so many people around the world for so many years.

We often hear stories about technology getting in the way of healthy habits. Picture youngsters playing video games instead of a pickup game of baseball or basketball outside.

But a team of researchers at UWM have discovered that technology can also be the key to encouraging wellness.

Polly Ryan, associate researcher in the College of Nursing and Alice Fang Yan, assistant professor in the Zilber school of public health, are looking at ways to use smart phones and other technology to improve wellness.

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