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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 Chancellor Mark Mone on the Chancellor's Report.

Jon Strelecki

When college students graduate, they start getting asked "So, who are you going to work for?"

But today, the answer might surprise you. More graduates are setting off on their own - starting companies and building businesses by themselves or with friends. It’s entrepreneurship in action.

In fact, more than half of the new freshmen coming to universities today say they plan on working for themselves. At UWM, there is a wonderful program that helps students do just that. It’s called the Student Start Up Challenge.

Jon Strelecki

Keeping Wisconsin and the United States competitive in our global economy is a challenge. But at UW-Milwaukee, a team of faculty and students are engaged in a special program that may be the key to our economic future.

It is called the Student Startup Challenge - a project that promotes the work of young entrepreneurs who have ideas that are being turned into new products and businesses.

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone says that the latest figures indicate that the proposed cut to the University System's budget could be closer to $361 million. This is happening as some of our surrounding states are investing in education and are seeing positive returns and paybacks in economic benefits.

Jon Strelecki

As a large, urban research university, UW-Milwaukee does have a lot of buildings - filled with classrooms, laboratories and study space.

But in addition to all of the bricks and mortar, there are also thousands of acres of bogs and wetlands. There is a butterfly conservancy; and even an abandoned mine that is home to thousands of bats. Not all of these pieces of nature are found on UWM’s campus on Milwaukee’s East Side… although the main campus does have the Downer Woods nature preserve.

Jon Strelecki

That question came to the forefront here in Wisconsin with the recent Slender Man case.

Two young Waukesha girls acted out a fantasy and attacked and severely injured a classmate.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks to Tina Freiburger, an expert in criminal justice, about the troubling situation of very young children facing serious charges that will stay with them the rest of their lives.

Jon Strelecki

One of the great examples of how scientific research at UW-Milwaukee contributes to economic development is found in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building on campus. 

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone provides an update on state budget cuts and how they will impact the University. 

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America’s fascination with singing can be seen regularly on TV screens across the country as viewers tune in to American Idol or The Voice

A musical competition will soon be taking place that showcases opera.

Jon Strelecki

Can simply listening to one’s favorite songs improve memory, mood and quality of life for the 5 million people with dementia in the United States alone? 

Jon Strelecki

People who use wheelchairs often find themselves dealing with serious shoulder injuries and pain.

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