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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Neal Pease, Professor of History, talks with Tom Luljak about the effect and influence of the Papacy throughout history and including the recent events, such as the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis.

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Over the past year UWM has been celebrating the Year of the Arts as the Peck School of the Arts observes its 50th anniversary. The only school of the arts in the University of Wisconsin, the Peck School has produced an amazing group of graduates who have gone on to enrich the world with their work. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet two UWM Peck school graduates who are truly at the top of their game.

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This year, for the 12th time, a Sheboygan-based furniture manufacturer will construct a full-scale prototype of a chair designed by a UWM freshman.

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Adrienne Bass, Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations, describes what drew her to UWM and her plans for the UWM Alumni Association and UWM alumni community.

  When you look around Milwaukee and see how the city's architecture has evolved over the last 20 years, pause for a moment to consider the fact many of the best building projects have, in some way, been touched by the Dean of UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning - Bob Greenstreet. On this episode of UWM Today, Bob Greenstreet talks about how he is being awarded the 2013 Topaz Medallion of Excellence in Architectural Education by the American Institute of Architects and the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

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  Sara Krajewski is the director of Inova (Institute of Visual Art), the contemporary art gallery and research center of the Peck School of the Arts at UWM. On UWM Today, she discusses the prestigious Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts that she was awarded, her research in connection with the fellowship and how it may influence Inova’s future. Sara also covers current and upcoming exhibitions and how those exhibitions relate to UWM’s Year of the Arts.

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  On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak meets two UWM faculty members who are collaborating on a research project that combines neuroimaging and the Alexander technique, a system that dances have used for more than 100 years. Developed in the 1890s, the Alexander technique helps make people aware of energy-wasting physical efforts, even little motions. In theory, improved awareness can help people train their bodies to move more efficiently and effectively.

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The Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for Professional Development (MCWPPD) in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare has embarked on a unique program that uses actors to help train child welfare social workers. Julie Brown, director of MCWPPD, talks about the Partnership and the program with In Tandem Theatre company.

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  Host Tom Luljak talks with engineering Assistant Professor Ilya Avdeev and UWM student Jesse Depinto about the Student Startup Challenge. This program offers financial support to student teams with great product ideas. The Challenge will allow some students to graduate from UWM with both a degree and their own business.

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  Host Tom Luljak talks with engineering Assistant Professor Ilya Avdeev and UWM student Jesse Depinto about the Student Startup Challenge. This program offers financial support to student teams with great product ideas. The Challenge will allow some students to graduate from UWM with both a degree and their own business.

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