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How Milwaukee Businesses And Community Organizations Are Partnering With UWM Research Efforts

As a top tier research university faculty at UWM are engaged in groundbreaking discoveries every day. We feature many of their stories on this program each week. But the impact of that research goes far beyond the confines of the campus. On this edition of UWM Today we are going to focus on the many ways businesses and community organizations partner with UWM researchers to develop new products and services. Coordinating those relationships between the university and industry is the job of our

How Milwaukee Businesses And Community Organizations Are Partnering With UWM Research Efforts

UWM Political Science Professor Dicusses The Political Impact Of The Attack On The Capitol

This week the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time. The historic event followed the tragedy in the U.S. Capitol last week when groups of Trump supporters staged an insurrection — storming the symbol of American democracy in an unsuccessful attempt to stop Congress from certifying the election of Joe Biden as president. Today thousands of national guardsmen are stationed in and around the U.S. Capitol, bracing themselves for potentially more violent

UWM Political Science Professor Dicusses The Political Impact Of The Attack On The Capitol

Chancellor's Report: A Conversation About Closing The Higher Education Equality Gap

On today's Chancellor's Report we take a look at what UWM is doing to eliminate the higher education equality gap. Our guests will discuss UWM's Moon Shot for Equity program and the role that the Higher Education Regional Alliance in Milwaukee works with the Moon Shot program. Our guests today are UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone, MATC President Vicki Martin and Georgia State University Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success Tim Renik.

Chancellor's Report: A Conversation About Closing The Higher Education Equality Gap

UWM Scientist Receives Grant To Study Giant Kelp As A Biofuel

Giant kelp is usually found thousands of miles from Milwaukee. It's known for being an incredibly fast-growing seaweed in the Pacific Ocean. But recently, scientists have learned that the kelp could be a huge source for biofuel. That's where a UWM scientist, Filipe Alberto, comes into the picture. He is a biologist in UWM's College of Letters and Science and has received millions of dollars in federal funding to help unlock the secret of how this amazing plant can be engineered to become an

How A New Unit At UWM Is Working To Make Manufacturing More Efficient

All of us know the power of the internet to connect people across the world. But there is another type of internet that is designed to optimize the way millions of machines operate. It's called the Industrial Internet of Things. At UWM there is a new unit on campus working with dozens of companies to learn how the Internet of Things can make manufacturing more efficient and productive. The Connected Systems Institute recently opened its doors and its executive director, Mary Bunzel is our guest

Chancellor's Report: How UWM Is Working To Retain Students During The COVID-19 Pandemic

On today's Chancellor's Report we take a look at what UWM is doing to retain students that have been affected by the on-going pandemic, especially students of color. We will also explore the recently completed education survey conducted by Strada Education Network and the perils of delaying college and the value of UWM in a post-pandemic world.

Chancellor's Report: How UWM Is Working To Retain Students During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Exploring UWM's Progress On Addressing Racial Equity & Social Issues; Higher Education Post-Election

On today's Chancellor's Report, we continue our periodic look at issues of injustice and inequity. We talk with UWM's Chancellor Mark Mone and Dr. Joan Prince, vice chancellor of Global Inclusion and Engagement, about UWM's progress on addressing racial equity and social issues on campus. And, now that Election Day has passed, we discuss how higher education will fare in this post-election environment.

Exploring UWM's Progress On Addressing Racial Equity & Social Issues; Higher Education Post-Election

A New App From UWM's App Brewery Helps Streamline Communication Among Doctors & Patients

Each year, more than 150,000 Americans learn their cancer has spread — or metastasized — to their brain. The UWM App Brewery has partnered with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network to develop a smartphone app that streamlines communication among doctors treating these patients. The app not only allows a team of doctors and specialists to reach a consensus on the patient's care within hours but also recommends best treatment options. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet

A New App From UWM's App Brewery Helps Streamline Communication Among Doctors & Patients

How Redlining Still Impacts Milwaukee Neighborhoods

For decades, low-income and minority communities across the United States were intentionally cut off from lending and investment through a system known as redlining. The practice started in the 1930s and lasted decades before being declared illegal. But the impact of redlining remains today as many neighborhoods suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty but from lower life expectancy and a higher incidence of chronic diseases. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk with two UWM

How Mass Incarceration In America Is Affecting Public Attitudes Toward The Police & Court System

Over the past 40 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of inmates in America's prisons and jails. Today more than 2 million people are imprisoned in this country — a 500% increase since 1978. There are many consequences of the mass incarceration in the United States, which has affected families and communities nationwide. On this edition of UWM Today, we explore how the imprisonment of so many people in our country is affecting public attitudes toward the police and court

How Mass Incarceration In America Is Affecting Public Attitudes Toward The Police & Court System

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