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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.

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HELAINE HICKSON

UWM is one of the nation's top 115 research universities. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone describes some of UWM's latest research projects, including the impact of opioid deaths, expanding the life of batteries, the use of 'big data' and mapping out Milwaukee's inner harbor.

He also explains the impact of the proposed federal "Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act" on the University and students.

Jason Rieve

As we get older, there are many changes in our lives – both physically and mentally. And while each one of us ages differently, one constant is the need for companionship and relationships.

On this edition of UWM Today, we’re going to explore two very different stories about how people deal with aging and the challenges that come with getting older.

Jason Rieve

Every day, scientists around the world are engaged in a wide variety of research projects that could help answer the many questions surrounding HIV.

On this edition of UWM Today, we meet Trudy Turner, a professor of anthropology at UWM’s College of Letters and Science, who has spent decades studying African monkeys carrying a type of virus that is a close relative to HIV. But unlike humans - monkeys don’t get sick from their virus.  

Jason Rieve

As a top tier research university, UW-Milwaukee has hundreds of faculty members working every day to make discoveries in their field of study. When there is a breakthrough and new ideas, new compounds, even new products emerge, it’s often the end result of years and years of careful, painstaking work.

HELAINE HICKSON

Foxconn is developing a world-class advanced display manufacturing campus in Racine County that is set to be Wisconsin's largest economic development project in history. We discuss the impact on the region and on area universities with Mark Mone, Chancellor of UW-Milwaukee, Tim Sheehy, President of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and John Mielke, Director of Strategic Communications at UW-Parkside.

Jason Rieve

Children with special needs, like those who have Down Syndrome or Spina Bifida, face many challenges as they and their families deal with the conditions. One problem is the risk of obesity for those youngsters.

What can be done? Our guest on this edition of UWM Today is working to answer that question. Michele Polfuss is an assistant professor of nursing and joint chair in nursing research at both UWM and Children’s Hospital here in Milwaukee.

Jason Rieve

500 years ago, Martin Luther published his famous 95 Theses, which some say triggered the start of the Reformation. It was a turning point in world history with lessons that may offer us a better understanding of the world we live in today.

Jason Rieve

College students learn so much in their years of preparation for their careers. But are they learning how to manage the money they will make in those jobs that await them after graduation?

On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to a UWM economist who has developed courses that help students have a better understanding of their own personal financial situation. Joining us in the studio is Rebecca Neuman, associate professor of economics.

Jason Rieve

With more than 4,000 students, 30 degree programs, and 40 labs, clinics and centers, UW-Milwaukee's Partners for Health initiative brings together Wisconsin's largest college of nursing, the only school of public health, and the college of health sciences that educates professionals for hospitals and clinics statewide.

On this edition of UWM Today, we meet the leaders of the Partners for Health program. Kim Litwack is dean of the college of Nursing, Ron Perez leads the school of public health, and Ron Cisler is interim dean of the college of health sciences.

Jason Rieve

It is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. With billions of nerves and trillions of connections, the human brain is a marvel.

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?

Jason Rieve

For years we’ve been hearing about efforts to get more women to enter the STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. And while there are some encouraging signs that more females are becoming engineers, those gains have been offset by a steady exodus of women from the profession.

HELAINE HICKSON

Collaboration on and off campus is essential to UWM's relevancy in the region and state.

Chancellor Mark Mone describes several partnerships aimed at expanding discovery, industry and efficiency, while positively impacting the economy. Also, work continues on the plan to merge UW System two-year campuses with four-year universities.

Jason Rieve

One of the most fascinating questions we can ask is about what our world looked like before man arrived on the scene. With a lifespan dating back more than four billion years, finding answers to those questions about earth are not easy.

That is why science plays such a critical role in helping humans understand what came before us.

Jason Rieve

Today, on this edition of UWM Today, our topic is brain surgery.

It’s a story of a fascinating collaboration between surgeons and scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee’s App Brewery.

The two teams worked to develop a web based app that is used to monitor a patient’s brain activity during surgery.

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