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

With more Americans living longer, the study of our aging population continues to be an important research area. 

Jon Strelecki

Na Jin Seo, an assistant professor of engineering, and her former student, Leah Enders, have developed a wearable device that increases touch sensitivity in the hand.

Jon Strelecki

Over the past few years, we have talked a great a deal on this program about the big physical changes occurring at UWM. 

Jon Strelecki

Water is a big business in Wisconsin. The formation of the Water Council – a collection of more than 150 companies working in water related manufacturing and services is a testimony to that. 

Jon Strelecki

A UWM astronomer is part of a team of scientists that made a major discovery in the study of our universe. They found what may be coldest white dwarf star ever. It is a story more than 11 billion years in the making. And the amazing part is what that star is made up of. 

Interim Chancellor Mark Mone discusses a recent study by the NorthStar Consulting Group which showed that UWM contributes $1.5 billion annually to the Wisconsin economy. Also, the University's commitment to research and campus safety.

Jon Strelecki

Tropical forests play a critical role in the health of our environment. About one third of the carbon dioxide in the world is stored in the trees and plant life in the forests.

But research led by a UW-Milwaukee biologist Stefan Schnitzer shows that storage system is at risk because of a serious threat that exists in tropical forests.

This interview originally aired June 19, 2014.

Jon Strelecki

There are many ways in which academic research serves the community.

Jon Strelecki

Today almost half of the world's population live in urban areas, and that number is growing. By 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city and by the middle of this century the number of city dwellers will hit 70%. With that growth will come some huge challenges.

On this edition of UWM Today, meet two people who have devoted much of their life to the study of the urban environment.

Jon Strelecki

The pharmaceutical industry has had a profound impact on our physical and mental health.

While we know the great help that drugs have brought to all of us, we may not realize the potential harm affecting our environment after our bodies process prescription drugs.

On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on water borne toxins. Host Tom Luljak interviews Rebecca Klaper, associate professor from the School of Freshwater Sciences and director of the Great Lakes Genomic Center.

This interview originally aired on May 29, 2014.