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
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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UWM Today
2:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

UWM Scientist Discusses the Murchison Widefield Array Telescope

Dave Kaplan and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tom Luljak talks with UWM astrophysicist Dave Kaplan.

UWM astrophysicist Dave Kaplan discusses the recently launched Murchison Widefield Array, the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere with host Tom Luljak.

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UWM Today
3:03 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

UWM & Snap on Tools Team Up to Develop A New Wrench

Tom Luljak, Naira Campbell and Andrew Lobo
Credit Jon Strelecki

Every day, faculty at universities across the country engage in important research that helps all of us better understand the world we live in. That research can also result in practical solutions to problems that cost businesses a lot of money.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with UWM scientist Naira Campbell and Andrew Lobo with Snap on Tools, the Kenosha based manufacturer. They are partnering to help make a new wrench that utilities across the country can't wait to get their hands on.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Health Effects of Emerging Contaminants in Freshwater Lakes

Tom Luljak, Rebecca Klaper and Todd Miller
Credit Jon Strelecki

Rebecca Klaper from the School of Freshwater Sciences and Todd Miller from the School of Public Health discuss the health effects and monitoring of emerging contaminants, such as nanoparticles, pharmaceuticals, and residues from anti-microbial soaps and cleaners, in the freshwater lakes.

This interview originally aired on March 28, 2013.

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UWM Today
1:17 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Helping Young Parents Raise Children

Tom Luljak and Paul Florsheim
Credit Jon Strelecki

For many of us, raising a child may be one of the most exhilarating and exhausting experiences of our lives. It's a big job that is sometimes shared with a partner, but not always.

This edition of UWM Today focuses on a program helping young parents to raise a child, even if they choose not to remain in a relationship. Host Tom Luljak talks with Paul Florsheim associate professor of community and behavioral health in UWM’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.

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