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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Host Tom Luljak talks with neuroscientist and UWM Professor Karyn Frick about her work in identifying estrogen's role in maintaining memory.

Frick's work has shown that estrogen has a beneficial effect on the brain's hippocampus, which deteriorates with age or Alzheimer's disease.

Ultimately, she hopes to find a way for women to take estrogen in midlife to stave off age-related memory loss -- without the health side effects.

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College Athletics offer special experiences on college campuses with student athletes sitting beside their fellow students in the classroom… and then producing often amazing performances in their respective sports.

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

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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 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 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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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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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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