UWM Today

Jason Rieve

One of the best things about being on a college campus is the opportunity to see young artists both develop their skills and present their work to the community. UWM is fortunate to have the Peck School of the Arts — the only school of its kind in the University of Wisconsin System — where artists, musicians, actors, film makers and many others are deeply engaged in the creative process.

Jason Rieve

Fake news. It’s a label that’s tossed about on a daily basis. Fake news can be used as a way of questioning legitimate reporting when the facts don’t align with someone’s political position. President Trump does so regularly. Or it can describe the disinformation campaign countries like Russia are engaged in to undermine our election system.

Helaine Hickson

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the momentum that the university is building in the community, including partnerships with area businesses, the successful fundraising campaign, and a positive budget for 2019-2021. He also discusses higher education headwinds, including enrollment projections, the achievement gap, and demographics.

Jason Rieve

One of the miracles of manufacturing new products today is the use of nanomaterials — extremely small substances. Think of a piece of paper you’re holding in your hands. Look at the edge of the paper and imagine something 100,000 times smaller.

Nanomaterials are found in all kinds of products we every day, things like sunscreen, car paint, and clothing. While the tiny particles have dramatically improved the performance of many products, there’s a downside: Scientists are finding that nanomaterials are often being washed into our lakes and streams.

Jason Rieve

If you’re a parent who relies on a day care center, the last thing you want to hear is that the air quality in those centers may be making your child sick. Yet that may be happening here in Milwaukee. Research shows some day care centers, which are supposed to be protecting our kids, may be using chemicals that are triggering serious asthma attacks in youngsters.

Here to talk about the problem on this edition of UWM Today is Anne Dressel, assistant professor in UWM’s College of Nursing.

Jason Rieve

Advertising is everywhere online. Ads for everything: new cars, clothing, movies, food stores, banks. You name it and you’ll find someone trying to sell you something every step of the way. Although they may be ubiquitous, are all of those online ads effective?

Helaine Hickson

Patricia Borger, vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations joins UWM Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the wrap up of the university's largest fundraising campaign in the history of the institution. They share how the campaign will assist UWM to better serve students and the community.

Jason Rieve

Every day we pick up smartphones or open up our laptop and we have a clear picture of how technology has changed and shaped our personal lives, especially in the workplace. What we may not be thinking about is the impact that technology is having on our relationships, including those with our family.

Jason Rieve

This past week was the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock concert. By now you’ve probably seen some of the media coverage of people reminiscing about what took place on that 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, N.Y.

Jason Rieve

A few years ago, a group of scientists from around the world announced they did something that’s never happened before. They confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, something first predicted by Albert Einstein more than 100 years ago.

News of the discovery of gravitational waves sent shock waves throughout the scientific community, including here in Milwaukee where UWM physicists were intimately involved in the groundbreaking research.  Today, the discoveries continue with more gravitational waves detected in the sensitive technology.

Jason Rieve

If you’re looking to relax and enjoy some entertainment, you might try streaming the latest video offerings from Netflix, Hulu or your local broadcaster and cable company. Despite all of the digital options available, there’s still nothing quite as powerful and moving as a live theatrical production. And Milwaukee is blessed with a wonderful array of theater companies to choose from.

Helaine Hickson

A report on the status of Hispanics in the region shows that individuals of working age are underrepresented in high wage jobs and overrepresented in fields such as farming, food preparation, and serving.

Jason Rieve

The city of Milwaukee has a lot going for it. Downtown is booming with the new Fiserv Forum attracting huge crowds. New office buildings, condos and apartments are going up. And next year the eyes of the world will be on Milwaukee as it hosts the Democratic National Convention.

But Milwaukee still is one of the most segregated cities in the country. And the disparities in the health of its citizens are significant. 

Jason Rieve

For years, we have heard warnings about hackers tapping into our personal online information.  You would think advances in technology would even the playing field, giving users a greater sense of security. But the hacking and scamming continues. And we might be our own worst enemy because of the bad habits many of us still have when it comes to living in a digital world.

Jason Rieve

This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of history’s greatest moments: the first time mankind stepped foot on the moon. It happened July 20, 1969, when U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, part of the Apollo 11 crew, took the first moon walk ever.

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