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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When the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual session this past fall in New York, one of the top leaders at UW-Milwaukee was there serving in a very special role as one of the diplomatic representatives for the United States.

Michelle Maternowski

Host Tom Luljak talks with UW-Milwaukee's new Athletic Director, Amanda Braun.

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When disasters strike, one of the most important calls for help is to FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But, when FEMA arrives at the scene of an emergency, how does the agency connect with local first responders?

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As our county's population ages, the number of people with dementia continues to rise. On previous editions of UWM Today, we've talked about some of the many challenges facing those who suffer from dementia and those who care for people with the condition.

On today's program, we consider a new aspect of helping those with dementia and Alzheimer's, and it involves something as simple as lowering the level of noise during mealtime in nursing homes.

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Tom Luljak interviews Scott Emmons, newly announced Dean and Professor of Music at UWM's Peck School of the Arts.

UWM geologists John Isbell and Erik Gulbranson
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  Host Tom Luljak welcomes UWM geologists John Isbell and Erik Gulbranson to discuss what the conditions on earth 260 million years ago can tell us about climate change today.

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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.

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