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Bridging The Gap Between Science And The Humanities With Technology

Virtual Reality is extremely popular these days. From playing video games to immersing oneself in a movie or photos, VR can bring a whole new experience to entertainment. At UW-Milwaukee, researchers are discovering new ways of using virtual reality to learn about the world we live in. The work is being coordinated through UWM's Immersive Media Lab. On this edition of UWM Today, we'll learn how technology is helping to bridge the gap between science and the humanities. Joining us in the studio

Sustainable Manufacturing: You Don't Always Have to Start from Scratch

Wisconsin is a state that makes things. Manufacturing is one of our largest industries, employing hundreds of thousands of people. Among them are engineers, the people who design products and the equipment needed to manufacture them. Today, that process often involves looking at ways of RE-manufacturing products rather than starting from scratch. Our guest on today's program is Wilkistar Otieno, a UWM associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering who believes sustainability has

UWM Professors Discuss The Science of Fermentation

If you are from Milwaukee and someone mentions fermentation, there's a pretty good chance you will begin thinking about beer. After all, that is what made Milwaukee famous, isn't it? But the science of fermentation is at the heart of the work being done by hundreds of companies in Wisconsin employing tens of thousands of people. On this edition of UWM Today , we're going to meet three professors who are teaching and doing research on a variety of subjects related to fermentation – a process

The Launch of UWM's Connected Systems Institute

One of the most important and most competitive industries in Wisconsin is manufacturing. It employs hundreds of thousands of workers and accounts for the majority of our state's exports. But in order to remain competitive, manufacturing has to continue to adapt. At UWM, a new initiative has launched to help manufacturers do just that. It's called the Connected Systems Institute . The program was designed to harness the power of the internet - using machines to talk to each other, providing huge

How To Talk To Kids About Race

As an adult, talking about race can be some of the most difficult conversations we can have. It requires us to recognize our own biases and attitudes in a way that can be unsettling. So, if we are having a tough time with the topic, how should we talk to our children about race? On this edition of UWM Today we're going to meet a UWM researcher who is trying to answer that question. Erin Winkler is an associate professor of Africology at UWM's College of Letters and Sciences.

'2018 Trauma In Our Community' Conference To Focus On Causes & Solutions

For people under the age of 46, the most likely cause of death is trauma. In addition to the tremendous personal loss that results from trauma, the financial costs to society are staggering. Nearly three-quarters of a trillion dollars is lost each year because of the health care costs and lost productivity. On June 20, UW-Milwaukee is sponsoring a conference that will focus on the causes and solutions to the problems that result from traumatic experiences. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet

'2018 Trauma In Our Community' Conference To Focus On Causes & Solutions

Chancellor Mone Shares Highlights of UWM's Past Academic Year

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the recent spring graduation as well as the accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health for the Zilber School of Public Health at UWM. Chancellor Mone also reviews some of the highlights of the past academic year.

What Can We Learn From UWM's Geoscience Research?

When we hear stories about climate change, we often think about how temperatures have increased on our planet over the past 50 or 100 years. But if you are a geoscientist, your research could take you much farther back in earth's history. Instead of studying the past one, two, or 300 years of data, you could be looking at what the world was like two or three hundred million years ago. What lessons can we learn from that research? On this edition of UWM Today , we're going to try to answer that

UWM's Industrial Assessment Center Helps Companies Reduce Energy Needs

Recently, there has been a big increase in the price of oil on the world market. For most of us, we see the effects at the gas pump with prices rising for consumers. But the impact of higher energy costs is also causing great concern for manufacturers. Here in Wisconsin with manufacturing accounting for a large part of our economy, every time energy prices go up, profits and employment are at risk. So energy conservation becomes critical. On this edition of UWM Today , we are going to talk about

UWM Researchers Study Opioid Overdose Patterns & Impacts

Last year, nearly 500 people died in Milwaukee County as a result of overdosing on opioids. It is part of a national epidemic of opioid deaths that continue to impact communities everyday. Here in Milwaukee, two UWM researchers are taking a close look at the problem. They are trying to identify common themes or patterns in the overdoses and are studying the impact the overdoses have on families, particularly children. UWM Today talks with Melinda Kavanaugh, an assistant professor of social work,

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