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 October 31, 2013

Preview of UWM's Peck School of the Arts Upcoming Performances

Tom Luljak and Scott Emmons
Credit Jon Strelecki

As we head into the Fall season, it is of course time to adjust our arts calendars, shifting from the outside venues that make Milwaukee a great place to live, to the inside options for art, music, dance, theater and more.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak chats with the dean of the UWM Peck School of the Arts, Scott Emmons, to learn the latest on the upcoming season of performances and presentations.

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UWM Today
2:55 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Engineers Turn to Nature to Create Surfaces that Keep Themselves Clean & Dry

Tom Luljak and Michael Nosonovsky
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak talks with assistant professor Michael Nosonovsky about biomimetic surfaces -- how engineers can create surfaces that keep themselves clean, dry and durable by taking inspiration from nature.

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UWM Today
3:11 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Bringing Business and UWM Together to Jump Start Academic Research

Tom Luljak and Brian Thompson
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak talks with Brian Thompson, President of the UW-Milwaukee Research Foundation.

At a large research university like UW-Milwaukee, the key to discovery often has a price tag on it.

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UWM Today
3:03 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Sustainable Development & the Importance of Protecting Biodiversity

Tom Luljak and Tim Haas
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tim Haas, associate professor of Business Statistics at UWM's Lubar School of Business, discusses sustainable development and the critical importance of protecting biodiversity with UWM Today host Tom Luljak.

Haas' interest in the environment and sustainable manufacturing brings together his research on finding optimal strategies for managing political-ecological systems, his engineering background and his experience in teaching and using statistical tools.

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UWM Today
8:57 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Linking Peace and Profits: UWM's Degree in Sustainable Peacebuilding

Tom Luljak, Tim Ehlinger and Rob Ricigliano
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak speaks with Rob Ricigliano and Tim Ehlinger.

UWM will offer a new master’s degree in sustainable peacebuilding, with applications opening in fall 2013. The new degree combines natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

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UWM Today
2:33 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

UWM Hopes to Attract Student Entrepreneurs

Tom Luljak and Carlton Reeves
Credit Jon Strelecki

UWM Today host Tom Luljak talks with Carlton Reeves about being both a student and an entrepreneur.

Carlton Reeves is on a pretty fast track here in Milwaukee, splitting his time between his studies as an engineering PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and serving as president of the company he founded, Reeves Technologies LLC. A product that he has developed is Tali Payments.

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UWM Today
1:03 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

An Initative to Help Local Business People Grow Companies & Create Jobs

Tom Luljak, Julia Taylor and Michael Hostad.
Credit Jon Strelecki

The Greater Milwaukee Committee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have joined with several other state and local organizations as partners in an initiative to help local business people grow small companies in order to create jobs.

Milwaukee will be the first community in the U.S. to develop an entrepreneurial scale-up program using a model developed by expert Daniel Isenberg.

Host Tom Luljak talks with two members of the group, UWM's Michael Hostad and GMC's Julia Taylor.

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UWM Today
2:02 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Managing Stormwater on UWM's Campus

Tom Luljak and Jim Wasley
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak talks with Jim Wasley, UWM associate professor of architecture.

Sustainability is more than a buzz word in the world of architecture and construction, it has become an essential part of the building and remodeling process.

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UWM Today
2:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Dean Provides Updates on UWM's Lubar School of Business

Tom Luljak and Tim Smunt
Credit Jon Strelecki

UWM's Lubar School of Business’ proximity to diverse industries, major companies and budding entrepreneurial ventures translates into a host of internship and career opportunities for students.

The Lubar School’s relationships with businesses also enhances the intellectual capital of the business school's faculty. Faculty members regularly collaborate with industries on executive development and management research, further distinguishing the school's reputation and bringing first-hand knowledge and insight back to students.

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UWM Today
2:01 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Initiative to Reduce Crime in Milwaukee's Washington Park Neighborhood

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

Kimberly Hassell, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at UWM, is playing a key role in the planning and evaluation of a crime-reduction initiative in Milwaukee's Washington Park neighborhood.

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