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

The Developing the Occupational Athlete Project is a collaboration between UWM's College of Health Sciences, Athletico Physical Therapy and the Milwaukee Fire Department. The project is working to advance the performance of firefighters, reduce injury, improve injury care and enhance life-long health for firefighters.

Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak speaks with Jim Chapson and Jeff Poniewaz, Milwaukee’s newest poet laureates, who each bring different styles of poetry to the position.

The new state budget includes a two year tuition freeze for the University of Wisconsin System, a 1% pay increase for employees, and gives the Governor the authority to sell state owned property. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses the impact on his campus. Also, the UW Board of Regents met in Milwaukee during June.

Jon Strelecki

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.

Jon Strelecki

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?

UW System is dealing with an unprecedented budget situation; going from a proposed increase in state funding to a proposed cut in funding.

Jon Strelecki

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.

Jon Strelecki

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
Jon Strelecki

  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.

Jon Strelecki

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.

Despite recent headlines about a cash surplus at UW System campuses, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell explains that current cash balances are invested in strategic priorities that have been openly discussed and approved by the Board of Regents. Also, various efforts by UWM to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the community.

Jon Strelecki

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.

Jon Strelecki

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.

Jon Strelecki

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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