UWM Today

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee plays a vital role in shaping the future of Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Meet the people behind the creativity and discoveries at UW-Milwaukee on UWM Today.

On the first Thursday of every month, WUWM's Dave Edwards talks to UWM's Interim Chancellor Mark Mone on the Chancellor's Report.

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UWM Today
2:55 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

UWM Grad Helps Develop and Take Wearable Device to Market

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

Na Jin Seo, an assistant professor of engineering, and her former student, Leah Enders, have developed a wearable device that increases touch sensitivity in the hand.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

UWM's Growing Graduate School

Tom Luljak and Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska
Credit Jon Strelecki

Over the past few years, we have talked a great a deal on this program about the big physical changes occurring at UWM. 

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

UWM Connecting Water Quality Monitoring Research With Industries

Tom Luljak and Junhong Chen
Credit Jon Strelecki

Water is a big business in Wisconsin. The formation of the Water Council – a collection of more than 150 companies working in water related manufacturing and services is a testimony to that. 

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UWM Today
10:31 am
Thu October 9, 2014

UWM Astronomer On Team That Discovered Coldest White Dwarf Star Ever

David Kaplan and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

A UWM astronomer is part of a team of scientists that made a major discovery in the study of our universe. They found what may be coldest white dwarf star ever. It is a story more than 11 billion years in the making. And the amazing part is what that star is made up of. 

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Chancellor's Report
3:09 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Study: UWM Contributes $1.5 Billion Annually to WI Economy

Interim UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone

Interim Chancellor Mark Mone discusses a recent study by the NorthStar Consulting Group which showed that UWM contributes $1.5 billion annually to the Wisconsin economy. Also, the University's commitment to research and campus safety.

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UWM Today
2:28 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Serious Threat Exists in Tropical Forests

Tom Luljak and Stefan Schnitzer
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tropical forests play a critical role in the health of our environment. About one third of the carbon dioxide in the world is stored in the trees and plant life in the forests.

But research led by a UW-Milwaukee biologist Stefan Schnitzer shows that storage system is at risk because of a serious threat that exists in tropical forests.

This interview originally aired June 19, 2014.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

A Look At The Children's Environmental Health Sciences Core Center

Tom Luljak and David Petering
Credit Jon Strelecki

There are many ways in which academic research serves the community.

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UWM Today
1:48 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Challenges of More People Living in Urban Areas

Tom Luljak, Margo Anderson and Mike Martin
Credit Jon Strelecki

Today almost half of the world's population live in urban areas, and that number is growing. By 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city and by the middle of this century the number of city dwellers will hit 70%. With that growth will come some huge challenges.

On this edition of UWM Today, meet two people who have devoted much of their life to the study of the urban environment.

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UWM Today
10:03 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Replacing the Physical Classroom With A Virtual Experience

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

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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UWM Today
1:42 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Researching Water Borne Toxins At UWM

Rebecca Klaper and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

The pharmaceutical industry has had a profound impact on our physical and mental health.

While we know the great help that drugs have brought to all of us, we may not realize the potential harm affecting our environment after our bodies process prescription drugs.

On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on water borne toxins. Host Tom Luljak interviews Rebecca Klaper, associate professor from the School of Freshwater Sciences and director of the Great Lakes Genomic Center.

This interview originally aired on May 29, 2014.

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