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UWM Researchers Seek Cure For Deadly Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain

When Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain died earlier this year, new attention was brought to glioblastoma — the brain cancer that killed him. It's the same cancer that took the life of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. At UW-Milwaukee's Institute for Drug Discovery, teams of scientists are now working on new ways of diagnosing and treating that deadly cancer. On this edition of UWM Today , we talk with two researchers involved in the research they hope will someday lead to a cure. Shama Mirza is an assistant

UWM Researchers Seek Cure For Deadly Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain

Learn About A Unique Educational Initiative In Milwaukee

There have been many educational initiatives launched in Milwaukee. But one of the most ambitious is known as "M-cubed" — a collaboration between Milwaukee's three urban public education institutions. Discussing the project is UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone, MATC President Vicki Martin and Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Keith Posley.

Program Helps People Dealing With Trauma Find A Job

When people suffer trauma in their lives the results can be devastating. In addition to the physical harm that often accompanies trauma related events, the emotional scars be even more long lasting — affecting a person and their families for years after trauma occurs. On this edition of UWM Today, we learn more about a program designed to help people deal with the trauma in their lives at a time when they are experiencing another stressful activity: looking for a job. Our guest is Dimitri

How A UWM Program Helps People Deal With Trauma & Find Employment

When people suffer trauma in their lives, the results can be devastating. In addition to the physical harm that often accompanies trauma-related events, the emotional scars can be even more long-lasting — affecting a person (and their families) for years after trauma occurs. On this edition of UWM Today , we learn more about a program designed to help people deal with the trauma in their lives at a time when they are experiencing another stressful activity – looking for a job. Our guest is

The Impact Of Two-Year Campuses Joining UW-Milwaukee's Four-Year Campus

The higher education system in Wisconsin underwent a major change this year, as the University of Wisconsin System assigned the 13 separate two-year campuses spread across the state to one of the four-year UW campuses located nearby. Here in Southeastern Wisconsin, that meant the UW-Waukesha campus and the UW-Washington County campus joined UW-Milwaukee. It is a move affecting thousands of students in the area. What will be the impact on students in Waukesha and Washington counties and how will

UWM's Basketball Season Is Getting Underway

Each year during this time, UWM Today takes a break from discussing the latest cutting-edge research and discoveries on the UW-Milwaukee campus. No, we're not taking the day off — we're celebrating one of the great experiences students have on campus. It's the beginning of college basketball season and the Milwaukee Panthers women's and men's teams are getting underway. What kind of season awaits fans this year? And what role does athletics play on college campuses? We talk about that and more

Inside UWM's Classical Guitar Program

With Wisconsin's only school of the arts, UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts is home to hundreds of aspiring artists, actors and musicians. On this edition of UWM Today, we showcase the school's classical guitar program that has developed an international reputation for excellence. Our guest is Rene Izquierdo, associate professor at UWM and graduate of Yale University, a native of Cuba where he defected from more than 20 years ago. Since coming to UWM, he has performed around the world and

Chancellor Mone Offers Perspective On Recent Higher Education Study

A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that most Americans say higher education is headed in the wrong direction, but partisans disagree why. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone offers his perspective.

Lake Algae's Impact On Lake Michigan

Much of Lake Michigan's water is clear, but in some parts of the lake you can see (and smell) algae blooms that have sprouted. The contrast is striking, and it's also alarming to scientists concerned with the health of Lake Michigan. On this edition of UWM Today, we look at lake algae, the microscopic organisms that can be a blessing or curse to the quality of our lake. Joining us on today's program is Harvey Bootsma, a professor in UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences.

How UW-Milwaukee Became A Top Research University In Just 60 Years

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has grown tremendously over the past 60 years, from just over 6,000 students to more than 27,000. More impressive is the growth of the university's academic programs, which have helped make UWM one of the top research universities in the United States. It's a fascinating story that has been captured in a new book: "The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee The First Sixty Years, 1956-2016" On this edition of UWM Today, our guest is the author of the new book –

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