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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Keeping Wisconsin and the United States competitive in our global economy is a challenge. But at UW-Milwaukee, a team of faculty and students are engaged in a special program that may be the key to our economic future.

It is called the Student Startup Challenge - a project that promotes the work of young entrepreneurs who have ideas that are being turned into new products and businesses.

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As a large, urban research university, UW-Milwaukee does have a lot of buildings - filled with classrooms, laboratories and study space.

But in addition to all of the bricks and mortar, there are also thousands of acres of bogs and wetlands. There is a butterfly conservancy; and even an abandoned mine that is home to thousands of bats. Not all of these pieces of nature are found on UWM’s campus on Milwaukee’s East Side… although the main campus does have the Downer Woods nature preserve.

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That question came to the forefront here in Wisconsin with the recent Slender Man case.

Two young Waukesha girls acted out a fantasy and attacked and severely injured a classmate.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks to Tina Freiburger, an expert in criminal justice, about the troubling situation of very young children facing serious charges that will stay with them the rest of their lives.

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One of the great examples of how scientific research at UW-Milwaukee contributes to economic development is found in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building on campus. 

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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

A musical competition will soon be taking place that showcases opera.

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

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

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

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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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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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Autism is one of the most baffling disorders affecting children. 

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

Anyone involved in manufacturing knows how complicated the process of designing, building and shipping a product can be.

At UW-Milwaukee, a great deal of thought and expertise is devoted to the study of those supply chains between a customer and the manufacturer.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with Anthony Ross, who is the Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management in the Lubar School of Business.

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With more Americans living longer, the study of our aging population continues to be an important research area. 

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