Tom Luljak

UWM Today Host

Tom Luljak is the Vice Chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.

Luljak, who joined UW-Milwaukee in the Spring of 2000, earned his master's degree from UWM in mass communication. His bachelor's degree is from the department of Radio/TV/Film and Speech Education at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

Prior to his work at UWM, Luljak served as director of corporate communications at Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, where he also served as executive director of the company's foundation. Luljak began his career as a broadcast journalist, and served as news director for WTMJ-TV, WTMJ-AM and WKTI-FM. His numerous broadcast journalism honors include the George Foster Peabody Award for Investigative Journalism.

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Arts & Culture
2:00 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

UWM Opera Singer Will Soon Head to New York for Met Auditions

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

America’s fascination with singing can be seen regularly on TV screens across the country as viewers tune in to American Idol or The Voice

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Education
3:20 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Dementia & Music: Can Listening to One's Favorite Song Improve One's Memory?

Tom Luljak and Jung Kwak
Credit Jon Strelecki

Can simply listening to one’s favorite songs improve memory, mood and quality of life for the 5 million people with dementia in the United States alone? 

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Education
1:36 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

UWM Researcher Working to Improve Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Tom Luljak and Brooke Slavens
Credit Jon Strelecki

People who use wheelchairs often find themselves dealing with serious shoulder injuries and pain.

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Education
2:00 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Meet Wisconsin's New Poet Laureate: Kimberly Blaeser

Tom Luljak and Kimberly Blaeser
Credit Jon Strelecki

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

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Education
2:14 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

How UWM's Golda Meir Library Continues to Evolve

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

With more than 5 million books and other cataloged items, the UWM Libraries are an amazing reservoir of knowledge.

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UWM Today
1:36 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

UWM Researchers Develop Techniques To Measure Alcohol Consumption

Tom Luljak, Lisa Berger and Michael Fendrich
Credit Jon Strelecki

How much alcohol do you drink each day? It is a direct question that should allow for a straightforward answer. 

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

A Chat With Professor Fred Helmstetter on How The Brain Works

Tom Luljak and Fred Helmstetter
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the most amazing functions of our brain may be the ability to form a memory and then recall it later.

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UWM Today
9:03 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Replacing the Physical Classroom With A Virtual Experience

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

As college students head back to campuses across America, many of us who made that same journey in the past can recall the wonder and excitement of heading into the classroom to begin a new chapter in our education. 

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UWM Today
4:01 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Link Between Air Pollution and Autism

Tom Luljak and Amy Kalkbrenner
Credit Jon Strelecki

Autism is one of the most baffling disorders affecting children. 

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UWM Today
10:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Major Project Underway in Milwaukee to Create Microgrids

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

 

UWM launches an important project called a microgrid. It that will be vital to the region's power, energy and control industry cluster.

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