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.

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone says that the latest figures indicate that the proposed cut to the University System's budget could be closer to $361 million. This is happening as some of our surrounding states are investing in education and are seeing positive returns and paybacks in economic benefits.

Jon Strelecki

As a large, urban research university, UW-Milwaukee does have a lot of buildings - filled with classrooms, laboratories and study space.

But in addition to all of the bricks and mortar, there are also thousands of acres of bogs and wetlands. There is a butterfly conservancy; and even an abandoned mine that is home to thousands of bats. Not all of these pieces of nature are found on UWM’s campus on Milwaukee’s East Side… although the main campus does have the Downer Woods nature preserve.

Jon Strelecki

That question came to the forefront here in Wisconsin with the recent Slender Man case.

Two young Waukesha girls acted out a fantasy and attacked and severely injured a classmate.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks to Tina Freiburger, an expert in criminal justice, about the troubling situation of very young children facing serious charges that will stay with them the rest of their lives.

Jon Strelecki

One of the great examples of how scientific research at UW-Milwaukee contributes to economic development is found in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building on campus. 

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone provides an update on state budget cuts and how they will impact the University. 


America’s fascination with singing can be seen regularly on TV screens across the country as viewers tune in to American Idol or The Voice

A musical competition will soon be taking place that showcases opera.

Jon Strelecki

Can simply listening to one’s favorite songs improve memory, mood and quality of life for the 5 million people with dementia in the United States alone? 

Jon Strelecki

People who use wheelchairs often find themselves dealing with serious shoulder injuries and pain.

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the potential impact of the Governor's announced intentions to seek a budget cut of $300 million from the UW System. 

Jon Strelecki

With more than 5 million books and other cataloged items, the UWM Libraries are an amazing reservoir of knowledge.

Jon Strelecki

How much alcohol do you drink each day? It is a direct question that should allow for a straightforward answer. 

UW-Milwaukee's new chancellor, Mark Monee, discusses his agenda for the University, the challenges he faces and his perspective entering the new job.

Jon Strelecki

One of the most amazing functions of our brain may be the ability to form a memory and then recall it later.

Jon Strelecki

As college students head back to campuses across America, many of us who made that same journey in the past can recall the wonder and excitement of heading into the classroom to begin a new chapter in our education. 

Jon Strelecki

Autism is one of the most baffling disorders affecting children.