Education

UWM Today
5:52 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Sheboygan Furniture Manufacturer Helps UWM Students Get Hands-On Experience

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

This year, for the 12th time, a Sheboygan-based furniture manufacturer will construct a full-scale prototype of a chair designed by a UWM freshman.

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UWM Today
5:59 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Adrienne Bass Joins UWM Alumni Relations

Tom Luljak and Adrienne Bass
Credit Jon Strelecki

Adrienne Bass, Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations, describes what drew her to UWM and her plans for the UWM Alumni Association and UWM alumni community.

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Education
2:25 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Think You Know the Rosa Parks Story? Think Again, Says a New Book

Rosa Parks, being booked after her refusal to move her seat on a Montgomery bus

Many of us know that Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks refused to give up a seat on a municipal bus in Montgomery, Alabama – an incident that resulted in her arrest and sparked a year-long boycott of the bus system there.

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Chancellor's Report
12:53 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

UWM's New Athletic Director

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses the appointment of Amanda Braun as the new Athletic Director and the expectations for her in this position. Also, the Chancellor was invited to Iowa State University to discuss collaborations between universities and industry. Plus, the findings of a study on how freshman who attend UWM from out of the state view the campus and the community.

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Education
4:26 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

You Never Know What Might Be In That Old Desk - Like, Say, a 17th Century Map

For more than thirty years, the library of the American Geographical Society has resided within the Golda Meir library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  One key artifact in that library is a scroll representing the history of one family from the Zapotec culture in Mexico. 

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UWM Today
9:05 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

UWM's Bob Greenstreet Awarded 2013 Topaz Medallion of Excellence in Architectural Education

Tom Luljak and Bob Greenstreet

  When you look around Milwaukee and see how the city's architecture has evolved over the last 20 years, pause for a moment to consider the fact many of the best building projects have, in some way, been touched by the Dean of UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning - Bob Greenstreet. On this episode of UWM Today, Bob Greenstreet talks about how he is being awarded the 2013 Topaz Medallion of Excellence in Architectural Education by the American Institute of Architects and the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

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UWM Today
9:15 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Tom Luljak and Sara Krajewski
Credit Jon Strelecki

  Sara Krajewski is the director of Inova (Institute of Visual Art), the contemporary art gallery and research center of the Peck School of the Arts at UWM. On UWM Today, she discusses the prestigious Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts that she was awarded, her research in connection with the fellowship and how it may influence Inova’s future. Sara also covers current and upcoming exhibitions and how those exhibitions relate to UWM’s Year of the Arts.

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Education
12:55 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Expert: Considering Students' Home Language Could Help School Performance

Author Anita Pandey.

Hayes Bilingual School in Milwaukee scores 62.2 on the state report card system. That means it’s just shy of meeting expectations. Most MPS schools fall at or below that level, but Hayes is different. Its growth score is 86 – well above the state average. The school’s dual-immersion approach seems to be generating improvements in both math and reading.

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Chancellor's Report
12:04 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

How Gov. Walker's Proposed Budget Impacts the University of Wisconsin System

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses the Governor's proposed budget and its impact on the University of Wisconsin System. Also, efforts to retain students who enroll at UWM and how the institution's graduation rate compares with peer Universities.

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Education
2:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Author Finds "Stain of Segregation" in Milwaukee's Schools Both Past and Present

Lessons from the Heartland by Barbara J. Miner

Some public school advocates are sounding alarms over several issues in Governor Walker's proposed biennial budget. They point to essentially unchanged state aid and a call for expanding the state's voucher program as new challenges to Wisconsin's public school systems. Some also say that the effort to reward higher-performing schools would come at the expensive of schools already facing a steep climb, in districts such as Milwaukee Public Schools.

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