UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses his interaction with students of the UWM Design and Visual Communications program who have been working on entrepreneurial projects. Also, UWM remains the top Wisconsin university destination for students and the December commencement which saw more than 2200 hundred students graduate from the University.
During the presidential election, the issue of immigration was a huge factor influencing the votes of Hispanics. While the elections are over, one aspect of immigration rights that continues to be a concern on college campuses around the country today is the matter of undocumented students.
On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with one social scientist who has focused much of her research on how universities deal with undocumented students. Susana Munoz is an assistant professor in the School of Education's Department of Administrative Leadership.
100 years ago a terrible storm on Lake Michigan was responsible for the sinking of the Rouse Simmons, otherwise known as the Christmas Tree Ship. The ship loaded with Christmas trees and headed south to Chicago went down off the shores of Two Rivers Wisconsin. On this edition of UWM Today, Tom Luljak discusses how students at UWM have tried to capture the emotion and impact of the sinking of the Rouse Simmons with Lee Ann Garrison and Corbett Toomsen of the Peck School of the Arts.
For a parent, one of the most amazing milestones to occur in their child's development is the ability to speak. It is an aspect of the human condition that continues to intrigue researchers around the world... especially those looking at some of the problems that can occur in language development. At UW-Milwaukee, a team of scientists are studying the large number of infants and toddlers who are in childcare centers when they begin to talk. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet Paula Rhyner, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences.
Host Tom Luljak talks with Lisa Engel, a staff member in the School of Education and master’s degree graduate, who is working towards her counseling certification as part of the counseling team on a farm specializing in equine therapy.
Tom Luljak talks with Ryan Wilkinson about concussion in youth athletes and the recent legislation passed in Wisconsin. Wilkinson is clinical assistant professor and director of clinical education for the Athletic Training Education Program (Department of Kinesiology) in the College of Health Science.
Brett Peters came to UWM from Texas A&M where he was a professor of industrial and systems engineering since 1992. His research interests include design, analysis, operation and control of manufacturing systems, especially flexible manufacturing. Host Tom Luljak chats with Brett Peters about his new role at UWM - Dean of the College of Engineering & Applied Science.
The challenges and efforts to bridge the employment gap among workers generally are at the lower end of the skills spectrum. But as we've heard during our series this week, employers are reporting the greatest degree of challenge in filling jobs requiring highly specialized skills. Jobs requiring engineering, chemistry, biology, or computer science skills often can't be filled with on-the-job or certificate level training.