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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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Creative Process Behind UWM's Student Start Up Challenge

Tom Luljak and Nathaniel Stern
Credit Jon Strelecki

On a previous edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak discussed UWM's Student Start Up Challenge, a program that helps students take their ideas and turn them into businesses. It is a way to give UWM students a real world experience of transforming a concept into a company.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Transforming Ideas into Action: UWM's Student Start-Up Challenge

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the most valuable experiences students can have in college is learning how to take their ideas and transform them into action. That is the idea behind the Student Start-Up Challenge at UW-Milwaukee. It's a program where students compete for tens of thousands of dollars in resources that allow them to launch their own businesses while still in school.

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UWM Today
10:16 am
Thu February 13, 2014

The Flexible Option Program at UWM

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

 Audio FileTom Luljak talks with Aaron Brower, the interim chancellor of UW Colleges and Extension; Laura Pedrick, in the UWM Provost's office and Bill Keith, professor of English at UWM.Edit | Remove

One of the ways Wisconsin can improve its economy is to increase the number of people with college degrees. Today about a quarter of state residents have a degree but almost the same number started college and never finished.

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UWM Today
2:17 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Inside UWM's State-of-the-Art Greenhouse

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

During a tough, cold winter like the one we have been experiencing, imagine what it would be like to be able to spend your day planting seeds and cultivating the plants.

On this edition of UWM Today, take a virtual tour through UWM's brand-new, high-tech greenhouse. It's one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the country and it just opened. Jeff Karron, associate professor of biological sciences, and greenhouse manager Paul Engevold talk with host Tom Luljak.

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UWM Today
1:56 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

UWM Researchers Working to Capture Images of Proteins

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

Proteins are an essential part of a healthy body. But when they malfunction, the results can be disastrous.

That is why a research team at UW-Milwaukee is so excited about the work they are doing to help capture images of proteins that could lead to the development of new drugs. The UWM team is part of a $25 million national Science Foundation Science and Technology Center research program with partners on the East and West coast.

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