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.

Ways to Connect

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.

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.

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.

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.

Equine Therapy

Nov 29, 2012
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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  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.

Food and Nutrition

Nov 15, 2012
Jon Strelecki

Tom Luljak talks with Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Lori Klos and Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences Undergraduate Program Director Susan Kundrat.

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Brett Peters came to UWM from Texas A&M where he was a professor of industrial and systems engineering since 1992. His research interests include design, analysis, operation and control of manufacturing systems, especially flexible manufacturing. Host Tom Luljak chats with Brett Peters about his new role at UWM - Dean of the College of Engineering & Applied Science.

UWM Class on Vampires

Oct 25, 2012
Jon Strelecki

  Host Tom Luljak speaks with Megan Murphy-Lee, whose class on vampires in folklore, film and literature attracts students from a range of majors.

The State of Nursing in Wisconsin and the Nation

Oct 18, 2012
Jon Strelecki

UWM Today host, Tom Luljak, talks with Dr. Sally Lundeen, Dean of UWM College of Nursing, about the state of nursing in Wisconsin, and nationally. Dr. Lundeen discusses how UWM helps train and educate nurses.


UWM Open House

Oct 11, 2012
Jon Strelecki

  Tom Luljak talks with Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Michael Laliberte and Jan Ford, Director of Admissions and Recruitment about the UWM Open House as a showcase for the university's opportunities for students, in and out of the classroom. At the Open House, October 26-27, prospective students and their families also learn about how student success is supported at UWM.

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Tom Luljak interviews Scott Emmons, interim dean and professor of music in the Peck School of the Arts, on the Year of the Arts at UWM and the partnerships that have been created across campus and the metro area to present exciting arts programming. These performances, exhibitions and special events are engaging students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the greater Milwaukee community (and beyond).

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  UWM neuropsychologist Krista Lisdahl discusses the effects of a regular marijuana habit on the brains of teens and young adults with host Tom Luljak. Lisdahl recently won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama and the National Institute of Health.

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Tom Luljak's guest, Elise Frattura of the School of Education, talks about integrating services for students with special needs into the regular classroom.