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 Interim Chancellor Mark Mone on the Chancellor's Report.

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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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UWM Today
10:16 am
Thu February 13, 2014

The Flexible Option Program at UWM

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

 Audio FileTom Luljak talks with Aaron Brower, the interim chancellor of UW Colleges and Extension; Laura Pedrick, in the UWM Provost's office and Bill Keith, professor of English at UWM.Edit | Remove

One of the ways Wisconsin can improve its economy is to increase the number of people with college degrees. Today about a quarter of state residents have a degree but almost the same number started college and never finished.

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Chancellor's Report
4:38 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Innovative Math Program at UWM

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses an innovative program which is helping the 42% of incoming students who need to enroll in remedial math.

Also, new UW System President Ray Cross has already visited UWM and we discuss the work of a task force which is exploring the future of state allocations to System campuses.

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UWM Today
2:17 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Inside UWM's State-of-the-Art Greenhouse

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

During a tough, cold winter like the one we have been experiencing, imagine what it would be like to be able to spend your day planting seeds and cultivating the plants.

On this edition of UWM Today, take a virtual tour through UWM's brand-new, high-tech greenhouse. It's one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the country and it just opened. Jeff Karron, associate professor of biological sciences, and greenhouse manager Paul Engevold talk with host Tom Luljak.

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UWM Today
1:56 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

UWM Researchers Working to Capture Images of Proteins

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

Proteins are an essential part of a healthy body. But when they malfunction, the results can be disastrous.

That is why a research team at UW-Milwaukee is so excited about the work they are doing to help capture images of proteins that could lead to the development of new drugs. The UWM team is part of a $25 million national Science Foundation Science and Technology Center research program with partners on the East and West coast.

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UWM Today
2:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

UWM Scientist Discusses the Murchison Widefield Array Telescope

Dave Kaplan and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

UWM astrophysicist Dave Kaplan discusses the recently launched Murchison Widefield Array, the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere with host Tom Luljak.

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