Tom Luljak http://wuwm.com en Life-Long Learning Through The Arts http://wuwm.com/post/life-long-learning-through-arts <p></p><p>The importance of the arts in our community cannot be overstated. They bring vitality and energy to the entire region.</p><p>At UWM, one especially important effort is the commitment to make the arts available and accessible to all generations - including older people suffering from dementia.</p><p>Host Tom Luljak talks with Anne Basting, professor of theater in UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, and Chelsea Wait, who is a doctoral student in architecture but involved now in a very interesting community arts program.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:01:46 +0000 Tom Luljak 29447 at http://wuwm.com Life-Long Learning Through The Arts What Will Wisconsin Communities Look Like in the Years to Come? http://wuwm.com/post/what-will-wisconsin-communities-look-years-come <p></p><p>While none of us can predict the future, a group of faculty and students on the UWM campus are helping small towns and big cities see the enormous potential for creating communities that are great places to live, work and play.</p><p>On this edition of <em>UWM Today,</em> host Tom Luljak talks with Carolyn Esswein, Director of Community Design Solutions, and Ryan Shortridge, architecture graduate student. Learn about the Community Design Solutions Center in UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:26:30 +0000 Tom Luljak 28915 at http://wuwm.com What Will Wisconsin Communities Look Like in the Years to Come? Challenges of More People Living in Urban Areas http://wuwm.com/post/challenges-more-people-living-urban-areas <p>Today almost half of the world's population live in urban areas, and that number is growing. By 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city and by the middle of this century the number of city dwellers will hit 70%. With that growth will come some huge challenges.</p><p>On this edition of <em>UWM Today</em>, meet two people who have devoted much of their life to the study of the urban environment.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Tom Luljak 28082 at http://wuwm.com Challenges of More People Living in Urban Areas The Value of Learning Difference Languages http://wuwm.com/post/value-learning-difference-languages <p>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.</p><p>On this edition of<em> UWM Today</em>, 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.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Tom Luljak 28081 at http://wuwm.com The Value of Learning Difference Languages Upcoming UW-Milwaukee Spring Arts Events http://wuwm.com/post/upcoming-uw-milwaukee-spring-arts-events <p>Host Tom Luljak talks with Peck School of the Arts Dean Scott Emmons about upcoming arts events.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:24:20 +0000 Tom Luljak 27341 at http://wuwm.com Upcoming UW-Milwaukee Spring Arts Events