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Meet the people behind the creativity and discoveries at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.​

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Obesity & Special Needs Kids: UWM Expert Leads $3.6 Million Federal Grant To Research Child Obesity

Keeping your weight under control is one of the guiding rules we hear from our doctors. For adults it can be a challenge. But for children, especially those with special needs, dealing with obesity can be particularly difficult. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet an expert on child obesity. Michele Polfuss is an associate professor at UWM's College of Nursing. She is leading a $3.6 million federal grant to investigate weight issues. Polfuss is also serving as the joint research chair in the

Obesity & Special Needs Kids: UWM Expert Leads $3.6 Million Federal Grant To Research Child Obesity

Learn About The UWM Honors College & The Students It Serves

With more than 27,000 students, UWM has grown into a top tier research university. While there are many points of pride within the institution, one area stands apart from the other programs: the Honors College. It's a community of students and teachers devoted to excellence in learning. Just under 700 students are in the Honors College where the focus is on small classes with top professors from across the campus. In addition to outstanding academics, the Honors College also offers students a

Peck School Of The Arts And Film In Milwaukee

Over the past few years, the film industry in Milwaukee has grown tremendously. Independent producers and production houses have sprung up throughout the area. In fact, there are more people employed in the film industry here today than are working in the business that made Milwaukee famous – beer. A key factor in the film industries rapid growth is UWM, which has one of the top film study programs in the world. On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on film. Joining us in the studio is Scott

Meet Two UWM Experts Who Are Developing Microgrids

When we walk into a room and switch on the lights we take what happens next for granted. In an instant, electricity powers lights, computers, air conditioning, TVs and so much more. But as reliable as the power system is, transmission lines can be knocked down during storms. Meanwhile, the U.S. military faces other challenges when it needs to establish a base in the middle of nowhere and reliable power systems aren't available. So, what's the solution? On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to

Aging Americans: Researcher Looks To Help Older People Be Safer & Healthier

As we age we all hope for a retirement with good health and security. But studies show that one in 10 Americans over the age of 65 experience neglect, exploitation or elder abuse — a startling statistic that should concern everyone. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to an expert on aging who's researching ways to help older Americans lead a safer and healthier life. Colleen Galambos is a professor of social work at UWM's Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Recently, she was appointed to a

Aging Americans: Researcher Looks To Help Older People Be Safer & Healthier

WUWM's Dave Edwards Reflects On His Career

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone turns the tables and interviews WUWM's General Manager Dave Edwards about his career as he prepares to retire from his position after more than 35 years.

UWM Professor Explores How Light Therapy Could Help People With Multiple Sclerosis

Each week more than 200 people in the United States are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. They join more than 1 million other Americans who have contracted the disease. If you know someone with MS, you may have heard their stories of searching for a cure or looking for a treatment that will help relieve their symptoms. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk with a UWM researcher who's exploring the role that light therapy may have in helping MS victims. Jeri-Anne Lyons is a professor of

UWM Professor Explores How Light Therapy Could Help People With Multiple Sclerosis

UWM Professor To Study Whether Air Pollution Causes Autism

We all know air pollution is a health risk. We have invested billions of dollars in the U.S. trying to clean up the problem. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions about exactly what diseases and health conditions are caused by breathing polluted air. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet a public health expert who has just received a multi-million dollar grant from the federal government to try to come up with answers. Amy Kalkbrenner is an associate professor of Environmental Health

Chancellor Mone & Microsoft President Discuss UWM's Connected Systems Institute

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone is joined by Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, to discuss the Connected System Institute at UWM and the impact of "big data" and cloud computing.

Chancellor Mone & Microsoft President Discuss UWM's Connected Systems Institute

The State Of Sports Journalism In Wisconsin

The business of journalism has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Today the daily newspaper is more likely to land on the screens of our smartphones than with a thud on the front porch. Those shifting media habits have had a profound effect on the news industry's ability to monetize its product and the result has been dramatic — with layoffs and downsizing occurring across the country. All forms of journalism have been affected, including sports reporting. On this edition of UWM Today,

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