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
12:00 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Training Child Welfare Social Workers with the Help of Actors

Tom Luljak and Julie Brown
Credit Jon Strelecki

The Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for Professional Development (MCWPPD) in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare has embarked on a unique program that uses actors to help train child welfare social workers. Julie Brown, director of MCWPPD, talks about the Partnership and the program with In Tandem Theatre company.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

The Student Startup Challenge

Tom Luljak, Ilya Avdeev & Jesse Depinto
Credit Jon Strelecki

  Host Tom Luljak talks with engineering Assistant Professor Ilya Avdeev and UWM student Jesse Depinto about the Student Startup Challenge. This program offers financial support to student teams with great product ideas. The Challenge will allow some students to graduate from UWM with both a degree and their own business.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

The Student Startup Challenge

Tom Luljak, Ilya Avdeev & Jesse Depinto
Credit Jon Strelecki

  Host Tom Luljak talks with engineering Assistant Professor Ilya Avdeev and UWM student Jesse Depinto about the Student Startup Challenge. This program offers financial support to student teams with great product ideas. The Challenge will allow some students to graduate from UWM with both a degree and their own business.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu January 10, 2013

How Parents and College Students Communicate

om Luljak, Emily Cramer and Ed Mabr
Credit Jon Strelecki

  Thanks to iPhones, iPads and a host of other new technology, there has never been a time when so many tools have been available to help people stay in touch. But just because the technology is available, does not necessarily mean that families are necessarily using it.

On this edition of UWM Today, find out about the ways parents and their college students communicate and how technology fits in the picture. Host Tom Luljak talks with Associate Professor of Communications Ed Mabry and Doctoral Student in Communications Emily Cramer.

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Chancellor's Report
12:12 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

UWM Design and Visual Communications Program

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses his interaction with students of the UWM Design and Visual Communications program who have been working on entrepreneurial projects. Also, UWM remains the top Wisconsin university destination for students and the December commencement which saw more than 2200 hundred students graduate from the University.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu December 27, 2012

How Universities Deal With Undocumented Students

Susana Munoz and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

  During the presidential election, the issue of immigration was a huge factor influencing the votes of Hispanics. While the elections are over, one aspect of immigration rights that continues to be a concern on college campuses around the country today is the matter of undocumented students.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with one social scientist who has focused much of her research on how universities deal with undocumented students. Susana Munoz is an assistant professor in the School of Education's Department of Administrative Leadership.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Sinking of the Rouse Simmons

Tom Luljak, Lee Ann Garrison and Corbett Toomsen
Credit Jon Strelecki

  100 years ago a terrible storm on Lake Michigan was responsible for the sinking of the Rouse Simmons, otherwise known as the Christmas Tree Ship. The ship loaded with Christmas trees and headed south to Chicago went down off the shores of Two Rivers Wisconsin. On this edition of UWM Today, Tom Luljak discusses how students at UWM have tried to capture the emotion and impact of the sinking of the Rouse Simmons with Lee Ann Garrison and Corbett Toomsen of the Peck School of the Arts.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu December 13, 2012

UWM Study: Children Who Learn to Talk While in Childcare

Paula Rhyner and Tom Luljak
Credit Jon Strelecki

  For a parent, one of the most amazing milestones to occur in their child's development is the ability to speak. It is an aspect of the human condition that continues to intrigue researchers around the world... especially those looking at some of the problems that can occur in language development. At UW-Milwaukee, a team of scientists are studying the large number of infants and toddlers who are in childcare centers when they begin to talk. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet Paula Rhyner, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Equine Therapy

Tom Luljak & Lisa Engel
Credit Jon Strelecki

  Host Tom Luljak talks with Lisa Engel, a staff member in the School of Education and master’s degree graduate, who is working towards her counseling certification as part of the counseling team on a farm specializing in equine therapy.

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UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Concussions in Youth Athletics

Tom Luljak & Ryan Wilkinson
Credit Jon Strelecki

  Tom Luljak talks with Ryan Wilkinson about concussion in youth athletes and the recent legislation passed in Wisconsin. Wilkinson is clinical assistant professor and director of clinical education for the Athletic Training Education Program (Department of Kinesiology) in the College of Health Science.

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