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UWM Initiative Helps Students Deal With Financial Emergencies

When students head off to college it can be the start of the most exhilarating and challenging times of their lives. Among those challenges is finding a way to pay for it all. While most students do a pretty good job figuring out the finances, there are still those surprises, like a car that breaks down or an unexpected medical bill, that can throw any financial plan off track. This fall UW-Milwaukee launched a new initiative designed to help students deal with financial emergencies so they can

UWM Scientists Develop 3D Videos To Better Understand Viruses

Have you ever gone to the doctor feeling miserable and hoping to get some medication only to be told: "It's a virus... antibiotics won't help"? One of the challenges in treating viral infections is that viruses themselves are incredibly difficult to understand. But a team of scientists at UW-Milwaukee have helped develop an amazing technique to not only see viruses, but to create three-dimensional movies showing how viruses infect healthy cells. In the studio with us today are Abbas Ourmazd, Ahmad

UWM's $200 Million Fundraising Campaign

UW-Milwaukee publicly launched its most ambitious fund-rising campaign in its 61 year history, with a goal to raise $200 million. Chancellor Mark Mone discussed the three priorities for the money being raised and the 2017-2019 state budget, which was largely positive for UWM.

Meet UWM's New Men's Basketball Coach

In about a month, another wonderful aspect of college life will begin to unfold at UWM. That's when the basketball season gets underway. This year the men's team is being led by a new coach who arrived at UWM this summer. He is Pat Baldwin, who comes to us from Northwestern University. As an assistant coach, he helped lead Northwestern to the NCAA Tournament.

Six Months Later, An Update On UWM Peck School Fire

When a fire broke out in the MainStage Theater at UWM's Peck School of the Arts earlier this year, it caused millions of dollars in damage. Fortunately no one was injured, but the fire could not have come at a worse time as students were headed into the closing weeks of the school year with final projects and performances. As the fall semester of a new school year gets underway, we thought it was a good time for an update on where things stand with repairing all of the damage from the fire and

Study Looks At Effect Exercise Has On African American Breast Cancer Patients

While remarkable progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer, not everyone is benefiting from the improvements in survival rates. African American women have a 23% lower five year survival rate than their white counterparts. Why the difference? Research shows physical exercise can play a vital role in improving the lives of breast cancer patients. On this edition of UWM Today , we take a look at a program here in Milwaukee that introduces African American women to an exercise

Study Looks At Effect Exercise Has On African American Breast Cancer Patients

UW System President & UWM Chancellor Talk UW Schools & State Budget

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross joins UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone to discuss the benefits of attending a UW institution, the University's role in the Foxconn project and workforce development, plus an update on the 2017-2019 state budget.

The Psychology of Personalization

When was the last time you walked in to your favorite coffee shop or restaurant and were greeted by your first name? It's a good feeling, isn't it? But does that personal touch translate into increased sales for the shop owners? That's one of the questions being asked by a UWM researcher who is looking into the psychology of personalization and what it means in our marketing driven culture. Joining us in the studio on this edition of UWM Today is Tracy Rank-Christman, an assistant professor in

Phenology & Climate Change: Tracking When Spring Arrives

While political debates over climate change regularly fill hours of time on TV talk shows, scientific evidence continues to show the change is real and accelerating. One of the tools used to demonstrate how much our climate is changing is phenology, or the study of changes in plants and animals tied to shifts in the environment. On this edition of UWM Today , we talk to one of the world's experts on phenology – Mark Schwartz. Mark is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at UW-Milwaukee and has

A Look at UWM's Zilber School of Public Health

Throughout the past year, UWM Today has been celebrating the 60th anniversary of UWM with a closer look at the university's 14 schools and colleges. As we head into the home stretch of our celebration, we focus today on one of the newest academic units – the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health . And our timing for this program couldn't be better. The Zilber School was recently notified that it has received national accreditation. That makes UWM's public health school the only accredited school of its kind in Wisconsin and one of only 56 accredited schools in the country. It is a huge accomplishment and opens the door to recruiting many more students to Milwaukee and doing even more extensive research into public health issues facing our state. Joining us on the program today is Ron Perez, interim dean of the Zilber School of Public Health.

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