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 Chancellor Mark Mone on the Chancellor's Report.

Jon Strelecki

For most of us, going to the local supermarket with a wide selection of healthy choices is just part of our routine.

But if you are poor, making a decision about what to eat is often a matter of geography. More often than not, your choices are limited to corner grocery stores stocked with foods high in sugar and fats.

Jon Strelecki

Throughout this school year, we are celebrating UW-Milwaukee’s 60th anniversary by taking a closer look at each of the 14 schools and colleges that make up Wisconsin’s second largest university. We are more than half way through our review and today our focus is on the School of Information Studies.

With more than 1,000 students, it is ranked one of the top Information Studies programs in the world. Our guest is the Dean of the school, Tom Lipinski.

Jon Strelecki

As winter winds down, there are two things we can be certain of:  It is going to begin to get warmer and there is a pothole out there waiting to give you and your car a sudden jolt.

But, what if we could make our roads capable of withstanding the forces of nature? What if we could build streets and highways out of material that held together and made potholes a thing of the past?

Helaine Hickson

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone says that Governor Walker's proposed state budget is a good first step to re-investing in the University of Wisconsin System and UWM. Also, how changes in Washington may affect UWM and recent concerns over the viability of the Innovation campus.

Jon Strelecki

Anne Basting, professor of theater in the Peck School of the Arts, talks about her work with seniors and the MacArthur Foundation’s Fellowship, sometimes referred to as the genius grant, she received.

Jon Strelecki

What do these careers have in common? FBI Agent; School Social Worker; Environmental Protection Specialist; Political Lobbyist?

You can prepare for all of them at UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

Jon Strelecki

When the city of Flint, Michigan discovered its water supply to homes and businesses had dangerous levels of lead poisoning the city’s residents, there was national outrage.

While the situation in Flint is slowly improving, huge questions remain as communities across the country ask: Could it happen here?

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Helaine Hickson

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the importance of moving the university forward with UWM 2020 - strategic opportunities to bolster research, student success and enrollments while managing long-term budget cuts. Also he talks about trends in the higher education landscape.

Over the past several years, most states, including Wisconsin, have seen a decline in the overall number of prospective college students as the Baby Boom Generation has sent the last of their children off to college.

But there is one group of students whose numbers continue to grow - Latinos. The Latino population is rapidly increasing here and in many other parts of the country.

Jon Strelecki

When you talk about health care, many people think doctors and nurses. But working alongside them are a host of other professionals providing an enormous range of health related services.

At UWM, those in allied professions are taught in the College of Health Sciences. With more than 2,000 students, it offers the largest number of health related degree programs in Wisconsin.

Jon Strelecki

With more than 26,000 students, the UW-Milwaukee campus has a larger population than most cities in the state of Wisconsin.

And like a "city", the campus has an infrastructure in place to serve all of those people, many of whom come to Milwaukee from countries around the world. Health care is one of those services provided.

On this edition of UWM Today, Dr. Julie Bonner, executive director of the Norris Health Center, discusses how the health care needs of college students has evolved.

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Helaine Hickson

Reflecting back on 2016, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone says budget cuts and the continued disinvestment in public education posed challenges for his institution. And as he looks ahead to 2017, he believes that seismic shifts in higher education will continue to accelerate.

Also, UWM's 115th Commencement saw more that 2,200 individuals graduate.

Jon Strelecki

As 2017 gets underway, UW-Milwaukee continues to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Each month, we are focusing one of our UWM Today shows on the academics of Wisconsin’s second largest university.

Today, we meet the man who is the chief academic officer at UWM – Provost Johannes Britz.

Johannes oversees the 191 academic programs offered by the university, including 94 bachelors programs, 64 master’s degree programs and 33 doctoral programs.

Jon Strelecki

It is only 90 minutes away, but when comparing Chicago to Milwaukee the differences between the two cities are huge. But that does not mean there aren't some features in the Windy City that might serve as an example for improving Milwaukee neighborhoods.

On this edition of UWM Today, we are joined by a UWM professor who has taken an in-depth look at a Chicago institution - block clubs. What are they and what have they meant to the quality of life in many areas of Chicago? Amanda Seligman, a historian and chair of UWM's History department is here to explain.

Jon Strelecki

This week, UWM Today continues its special series of interviews that take a closer look at UWM’s twelve academic schools and colleges, as UWM celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Today’s program features a truly unique academic offering - UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences. The Freshwater School is the only one of its kind in the United States and one of only a handful in the world.

Tom Luljak talks with guests, Dean Val Klump and Tim Grundl, the school's associate dean of academics.

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