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

With marked lanes on many streets and miles and miles of dedicated paths, Milwaukee has become a great town for biking. This Fall the opportunity to enjoy biking throughout the community will be much easier for college students with help from the Bublr Bikes.

UWM Today's Tom Luljak talks about the program with Kate Nelson, Chief Sustainability Officer at UWM and Kevin Hardman of Bublr Bikes.

Helaine Hickson

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Monee says that while the University faces many challenges, the institution will move ahead and realize its potential for Milwaukee, the state and beyond. Also the importance of scholarships and a preview of homecoming and the Chancellor's inauguration.

Jon Strelecki

Over the years, Milwaukee has developed a reputation as being friendly and inviting to members of the LGBT community. Recently, a UWM researcher took a closer look at the issue. He asked how older adults who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender are faring in our city. Are there problems in Milwaukee if you are gay?

Find out as UWM Today host, Tom Luljak, talks with Mark Williams, a social work researcher in the UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

Today with communication tools like Facebook and Google, it is easy to forget that not long ago finding personal information about someone could be challenging. On this edition of UWM Today, we have a detective story related to the absence of easily obtained information. It involves a group of journalism students and their teacher who set out in search of photographs of some of our country's fallen heroes.

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone describes how the campus will live with the cut in funding from the state. Also, Milwaukeean's Sheldon and Marianne Lubar have donated $10 Million to UWM to establish the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship.

In a world of iPads, smartphones, the internet, social media and all of the traditional communication tools like books, newspapers, broadcasts, cable and magazines, we are all flooded with information.

While it informs, entertains and occupies us, it can also overwhelm us. How do we manage all of the data streaming into our lives?

Host Tom Luljak explores this topic with the new dean of the UWM School of Information Studies, Tomas Lipinski.

Jon Strelecki

With more than 28,000 students, UW-Milwaukee is the most diverse campus in the UW System. Not only does UWM have more students of color than any other campus in the state, it also enrolls more veterans, service members and their families than any other Wisconsin college.

In fact, UWM has more vets than any university in the six state region, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and Indiana.

Jon Strelecki

With the largest nursing program in Wisconsin, the UWM School of Nursing graduates more nurses than any other school in the state. It is also ranked among the top nursing programs in the country.

This edition of UWM Today focuses on how UWM nurses are serving people not just in Wisconsin, but across the world. Guest Anne Dressel, director of the Center for Global Health Equity and the administrative director for the Institute for Urban Health Partnerships, oversees initiatives that take UWM nursing students to countries throughout the world.

In one of the few examples of bipartisanship on environmental issues, the Wisconsin state legislature this summer approved legislation banning the use of tiny plastic particles called microbeads in personal care products. The problem with those microbeads is that they have been flushed into our lakes and streams creating a hazard for fish and other aquatic life.

While the state's budget is not yet final, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone describes how his campus is preparing as well as the importance of tenure and shared governance to the faculty and the University community.

Jon Strelecki

Every two years, the State of Wisconsin names one person to serve as Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate.

Jon Strelecki

Male birds have more brightly colored feathers so they can attract a mate, right?

UWM biologists Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham discuss their research which has found evolutionary changes that have had an effect on the brightness of birds’ feathers overtime. The new data shows that both sexual selection and protection from predators determines the color of bird plumage.

Jon Strelecki

There is a lot of buzz in Milwaukee about innovation and entrepreneurship.

Recently, UWM Today featured UWM students involved in getting ready to launch their own products into the marketplace through the Student Startup Challenge.

Now the good work that is taking place on this front has been recognized by the National Science Foundation. It has just awarded one of its prestigious Innovation Corps grants to UWM and four other local academic institutions.

While it will be some time before Governor Walker signs the new budget, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses recent actions by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee.

The cut to the UW System was reduced by $25 million annually for the next two years, there will need to be $250 million in cuts over the next two years if signed into law. Dr. Mone discuss how UWM is preparing.

Chancellor Mark Monee reflects on his first semester at the helm of UW-Milwaukee.

He discusses progress being made in the areas of student success, research, engagement with the community, campus culture and climate as well as elevating UWM's visibility. Also, the challenges of planning for state budget cuts.

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