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 Michael Lovell on the Chancellor's Report.

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UWM Today
1:57 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Impact Obesity Has On Our Psyche

Tom Luljak and Christy Greenleaf
Credit Jon Strelecki

Nobody wants to be overweigth, but it is a fact that many of us are carrying around more pounds than we should. Studies show that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. The number of children who are overweight is even greater among some population groups.

While we know there are serious physical risks to being overweight, on this edition of UWM Today we talk about the impact obesity has on our psyche. 

Host Tom Luljak interviews Christy Greenleaf, associate professor of Kinesiology at UWM's College of Health Sciences.

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Chancellor's Report
9:27 am
Fri December 6, 2013

UWM Receives $11 Million in Incentive Grants

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

WUWM's Dave Edwards chats with UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell.

In April, legislators expressed concerns about UW System program revenue balances. Now, as UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell explains, a recent review by the Legislative Audit Bureau supports his claim that these are not uncommitted cash balances.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Recycling Carbon Dioxide Emissions Back Into Fuel

Tom Luljak and Ying Li
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak and UWM engineer Ying Li discuss the complex problem of recycling carbon dioxide emissions back into fuel and a method that Li is working on that could provide a method.

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UWM Today
4:33 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

How Estrogen Protects Memory

Tom Luljak and Karyn Frick.
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak talks with neuroscientist and UWM Professor Karyn Frick about her work in identifying estrogen's role in maintaining memory.

Frick's work has shown that estrogen has a beneficial effect on the brain's hippocampus, which deteriorates with age or Alzheimer's disease.

Ultimately, she hopes to find a way for women to take estrogen in midlife to stave off age-related memory loss -- without the health side effects.

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UWM Today
2:42 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

A Chat with UWM's Basketball Coaches

Tom Luljak, Kyle Rechlicz & Rob Jeter
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tom Luljak talks with UWM's basketball coaches - Rob Jeter, leading the mens team and, Kyle Rechlicz head coach of the women's team.

College Athletics offer special experiences on college campuses with student athletes sitting beside their fellow students in the classroom… and then producing often amazing performances in their respective sports.

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Chancellor's Report
2:46 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

UWM Submits Prospals for the Incentive Grant Program

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

WUWM's Dave Edwards chats with UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell.

Wisconsin's biennial budget included more than $11 million for an incentive grant program for the University of Wisconsin System to distribute in 2013. The grant will be used to develop programs to foster economic development, improve affordability of post secondary education and the development of an educated and skilled workforce.

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Preview of UWM's Peck School of the Arts Upcoming Performances

Tom Luljak and Scott Emmons
Credit Jon Strelecki

As we head into the Fall season, it is of course time to adjust our arts calendars, shifting from the outside venues that make Milwaukee a great place to live, to the inside options for art, music, dance, theater and more.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak chats with the dean of the UWM Peck School of the Arts, Scott Emmons, to learn the latest on the upcoming season of performances and presentations.

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UWM Today
2:55 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Engineers Turn to Nature to Create Surfaces that Keep Themselves Clean & Dry

Tom Luljak and Michael Nosonovsky
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak talks with assistant professor Michael Nosonovsky about biomimetic surfaces -- how engineers can create surfaces that keep themselves clean, dry and durable by taking inspiration from nature.

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UWM Today
3:11 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Bringing Business and UWM Together to Jump Start Academic Research

Tom Luljak and Brian Thompson
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak talks with Brian Thompson, President of the UW-Milwaukee Research Foundation.

At a large research university like UW-Milwaukee, the key to discovery often has a price tag on it.

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Chancellor's Report
2:39 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Checking in With UWM's Chancellor After the Start of a New Semester

As a new semester begins, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell reflects on the importance of shared governance within the University, the sobering reality of the 2013-2015 budget and how the institution is dealing with decreasing enrollments. Also, the impact of the Global Water Center in Milwaukee.

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