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

UWM's Lubar School of Business’ proximity to diverse industries, major companies and budding entrepreneurial ventures translates into a host of internship and career opportunities for students.

The Lubar School’s relationships with businesses also enhances the intellectual capital of the business school's faculty. Faculty members regularly collaborate with industries on executive development and management research, further distinguishing the school's reputation and bringing first-hand knowledge and insight back to students.

Jon Strelecki

Kimberly Hassell, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at UWM, is playing a key role in the planning and evaluation of a crime-reduction initiative in Milwaukee's Washington Park neighborhood.

On his fifth anniversary with UW-Milwaukee, Chancellor Mike Lovell reflects on his reasons for coming to Milwaukee as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and his accomplishments as Chancellor. Also, Lovell reflects on the tenure of outgoing UW System President Kevin Reilley.

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.

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