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Updated August 18, 2014


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Nearly 40% of women with engineering degrees leave or never enter the field.
Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology) led the study.
Live TV interview. 08/11/14  WSJ Live

Quoted in editorial. In Our View: STEM Must Welcome All. Fouad 08/15/14  The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)

"Anti" not a conservative value. Opinion piece co-written by William L. Holahan (Emeritus, Economics).
08/17/14  Rutland (Vermont) Herald

Nathaniel Stern (Art & Design): Rippling Images. Exhibit at Tory Folliard Gallery begins Oct. 17.
08/18/14  expressmilwaukee.com

National media covering Wisconsin governor's race interview Mordecai Lee (Political Science).
08/12/14  Washington Times
08/11/14  Reuters
08/10/14  Time

Music & Memory program brightens lives of Alzheimer's, dementia patients. UWM researchers launch first large-scale study of the program
08/11/14  JSOnline

UWM study: Uncivil work environment pushing women out of the engineering field. Research led by Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology) featured.
08/11/14  The Peninsula (Qatar)
09/09/14  The Washington Post

Marijuana research led by Krista Lisdahl (Psychology) featured.
08/09/14  China Topix
08/09/14  University Herald

Ohio algae-driven water crisis unlikely in Lake Michigan, says Todd Miller (Public Health).
08/05/14  Chicago Tribune
08/05/14  postcrescent.com (Appleton)
But... The algae is often found in Wisconsin lakes.
08/10/14  JSOnline

Grant money could help 'transform' wheelchairs. UWM lab participating in research.
08/08/14  The News-Gazette (Ill.)

Charting the successes and missteps of placemaking in Milwaukee. Arijit Sen (Architecture) interviewed.
08/08/14  JSOnline

Wisconsin sees slow growth in consumer spending. N. Kundan Kishor (Economics) interviewed.
08/07/14  AP (via BND.com [Southwestern Illinois])

Growing Life Expectancy Gap Between Black and White Wisconsin Women. UWM School of Public Health Dean Magda Peck interviewed.
08/07/14  WUWM News

A Watershed Moment:
Great Lakes at a Crossroads
A special Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series on invasive species. Research of Freshwater Sciences scientists including Harvey Bootsma and Rudi Strickler is featured.
07/27 - 07/30/14  JSOnline

Monitoring mussels on the bottom of Lake Michigan. Slideshow featuring Harvey Bootsma.
07/26/14  JSOnline

Life expectancy gap between blacks and whites improves — but not in Wisconsin. David Pate (Social Work) quoted.
08/04/14  JSOnline

Primaries will solidify Wisconsin Democrats' state Senate hopes. Mordecai Lee (Political Science) quoted.
08/03/14  Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Standing up to the weed invasion. Jim Reinartz (Field Station) cited as author of “Roadside Invasive Plant Management Plan,” given to road crews and highway departments in the eight counties.
07/30/14  Ozaukee Press

Patients more likely to withhold information when their providers use an electronic health record system, according to a study led by Celeste Campos-Castillo (Sociology).
07/29/14  Politico

Wisconsin candidates dance around questionnaires on issues. Mordecai Lee (Political Science) quoted in opinion piece by WisconsinEye network producer Steven Walters.
07/28/14  GazetteXtra

For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope. Margaret Noodin (English, American Indian Studies) discusses importance of preserving Anishinaabemowin, a Native American language.
07/28/14  WKMS 91.3 FM (Murray, Ky.)

Formidable invasive species won't be easy to keep out of Great Lakes. UWM professor & zooplankton specialist Rudi Strickler (WATER Institute) featured.
07/26/14  JSOnline

Stop flushing pills down the toilet. UWM study revealed 14 contaminants linked to pharmaceuticals in Lake Michigan.
07/21/14  The Cap Times

Why women are far more likely to vote than men. Kathleen Dolan (Political Science) interviewed.
07/17/14  The Washington Post

School of Freshwater Sciences will do study on water system for Hunger Task Force fish hatchery.
07/23/14  JSOnline

John Berges (Biol. Sciences, Freshwater Sciences) was neck deep in Eurasian water-milfoil as he searched for a temperature and light sensor in the Estabrook Park Pond.
07/20/14  JSOnline (Image #6)

Adel Nasir (Electrical Engineering) works to build largest microgrid.
07/19/14  JSOnline

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Feature Stories

Undergraduate research feature
  Tyler Raphael (Biology & Biochemistry double-major) works with John Berges (Biological Sciences) to create a mathematical model for phytoplankton cell death..    08/18/14
Testing the waters for triathlon swimmers
Todd Miller (Public Health) and Matthew Smith (Freshwater Sciences) monitored temperature and bacteria levels for athletes in national competition in Milwaukee.    08/14/14
Great Lakes phosphorus problem resurfaces
Harvey Bootsma (Freshwater Sciences) discusses toxic blooms in the wake of the recent event in Lake Erie.   08/05/14
UWM physicists’ technology used in early malaria detection
Australian and UWM scientists employ state-of-the-art military hardware to quickly identify malaria in blood samples as small as a single cell.    08/04/14
NIH to support UWM study of physical activity in people with movement limitations.
CATR researchers and Kinesiology faculty Scott Strath (PI), Ann Swartz, and Kevin Keenan to evaluate various conditions that hamper an estimated one in five adults.    07/31/14
Using drone aircrafts and aquatic robots to gather underwater data  
Interview with Tom Consi (Engineering and Applied Science and Freshwater Sciences).    07/31//14
Been drinking? The answer may be in your fingernails
Nail clippings can indicate levels of alcohol consumption, according to a UWM study on biomarkers.    07/28/14
Keeping drinking water safe
  Chelsea Weirich (Environmental and Occupational Health Ph.D. student) discusses her research.    07/24/14
The Instrumented Ladder
Na Jin Seo's (Indust. & Mfg. Engineering) special ladder combined with motion-capture photography shows exactly what happens when people slip or a rung collapses.    07/25/14
  • Read more about this and other achievements in the College of Engineering & Applied Science in Milwaukee Engineer magazine.
UWM Scientists Working to Reintroduce Mayflies into Green Bay  
Associate Professor Jerry Kaster and grad student Chris Groff (Freshwater Sciences) involved in a fascinating research project exploring the world of mud and muck at the bottom of Green Bay.    07/24/14
UWM faculty featured in USA Today story on Music & Memory
Mike Brondino and Jung Kwak (Social Work, Center for Aging and Translational Research) to evaluate popular program for people with dementia.    07/17/14
Rippling Images
Nathaniel Stern (Art & Design) strapped on a desktop scanner-based imaging rig and jumped into the ocean. Amazing artwork ensued.    07/17/14
UWM Today: Build new or refurbish?  
Anthony Ross (Supply Chain Management) discusses this fascinating question in the business world.    07/17/14
Grad student helps take TheraBracelet to the market
Device allows those with loss of fine motor skills to "go about their daily routines and maintain independence."    07/14/14
Record month for NSF CAREER awards at UWM
Eleven UWM researchers have active awards
in July.   07/11/14
SFS shares its fish with Milwaukee County Zoo animals  
New partnership allows some predators to hunt their own food.    07/10/14
HBBSW faculty are radio regulars
Three professors are taking their research directly to the public through regular appearances on WUWM, Milwaukee’s public radio station.    07/08/14
Gluten free, ASAP? ‘Not so fast,’ say experts
People eliminating items from their diets should take care not to elminate other important nutrients in the process, says UWM dietitian.    07/07/14
With ‘ribbons’ of graphene, width matters
UWM physicists find novel way to “tune” the material, causing the efficient conductor to act as a semiconductor.   07/03/14
History, science, reality inform OT students’ mission to Haiti
Cindy Clough (Occupational Therapy) hopes her work in Haiti will nurture a relationship between CHS and Healing Hands for Haiti..    06/25/14
Rain cisterns complete campus ‘runoff’ garden
Jim Wasley (Architecture) overseeing project to head off flooding.    06/25/14
The Coolest Known White Dwarf: A Diamond in the Sky?
Team of astronomers led by David Kaplan (Physics) has detected possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever found.    06/24/14
Gene mutations may point way to treating heart disease
Rare mutations reduce risk of coronary heart disease by 40 percent. Research team includes Paul Auer (Public Health).    06/18/14
Imprisonment from a public health perspective
Jenna Loyd and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe (Public Health) studying ways mass incarceration contributes to health inequities.    06/17/14
Dynamic Blade Technologies licenses UWM wind turbine energy-storage technology
Texas-based start-up company to use technology developed by Adel Nasiri (Electrical Engineering).    06/16/14
Wisconsin Economic Scorecard released for second quarter of 2014
UWM poll shows continued support for state minimum wage increase, strong opposition to spending state funds on a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.   06/16/14
UWM researchers among M‑WERC grant winners
Mid-West Energy Research Consortium awards six $75,000 grants to local universities to continue scientific work in energy, power and control (EPC) systems.    06/11/14
Young parents apart can raise children together
Paul Florsheim (Public Health) developed Young Parenthood Program to help teens and young adults learn to work together to raise a child.    06/10/14
DearMKE video features UWM Great Lakes researcher
Harvey Bootsma (Freshwater Sciences) studies the effects of influences such as foreign species, climate change, and pollution.    06/04/14
Encyclopedia focuses on ‘everything Milwaukee’
10-year effort will produce a comprehensive, carefully authenticated resource on the city.    05/28/14
Will the real Godzilla please show up?
The human issues embedded in the stories make Godzilla a global cautionary tale.    05/21/14
UWM strategizes climate change policy for the Great Lakes
Center for Water Policy convenes nationally renowned experts Great Lakes.    05/21/14
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