Chancellor's Report: Conversation With UWM Students About Their College Experience During A Pandemic

On today's Chancellor's Report we'll look at COVID-19's impact on UWM from a student's perspective. What is it like to start academic learning during a pandemic? What are some of the life lessons that you will carry with you from this experience? Joining Chancellor Mone and WUWM General Manager John Hess are three UWM students, Alina Frias, Xeng Ken Vang and Amanda Holzer. Frias is a senior psychology major, Vang is a 2020 graduate with a degree in biology and Holzer is a freshman in the Honors

Chancellor's Report: Conversation With UWM Students About Their College Experience During A Pandemic

UWM Professor Talks About The Current State And Future Of Online Education

When the COVID-19 pandemic began and schools around the world started moving classes online, it was an incredibly disruptive experience for many. Students at every age level found themselves having to adapt to a new way of learning, and the same was true for teachers, some of whom had never taught online before. Now, nearly a year later, online instruction remains the norm for many. So how are we doing? Are students succeeding in the new learning environment? Will online classes be as taught as

UWM Professor Talks About The Current State And Future Of Online Education

UWM Meteorologists Explain How Getting Forecasts Right Affects The U.S. Economy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that climate change will accelerate the intensity of hurricanes in the coming century. Already the maximum sustained winds of hurricanes are getting stronger, and 2020 was the most active hurricane season on record. On this edition of UWM today we're talking with two UWM meteorologists who specialize in forecasting these large storm events. Getting those forecasts right is important because much of the U.S, economy is affected

UWM Meteorologists Explain How Getting Forecasts Right Affects The U.S. Economy

Chancellor's Report: UWM's Spring 2021 Term And Positive Change Coming From The Coronavirus Pandemic

On today's Chancellor's Report we'll take a look at UWM's spring 2021 term and how UWM is leading positive change out of the coronavirus pandemic. UWM's Chancellor Mark Mone discusses opportunities awaiting the university in 2021 and beyond.

Chancellor's Report: UWM's Spring 2021 Term And Positive Change Coming From The Coronavirus Pandemic

Two UWM Scientists Are Leading The Effort To Improve Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity

If you open up your cell phone or iPad you will find lithium-ion batteries powering the units. The same goes for electric vehicles you see on the road. The lithium-ion batteries work far better than the standard nickel-cadmium batteries and the inventors of the lithium-Ion units won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discovery. But there are still limitations on how well the lithium-ion batteries perform. Now two UWM scientists have created a material that may dramatically increase the

Two UWM Scientists Are Leading The Effort To Improve Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity

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

An Update On A National Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

For the past four years, UWM scientists have been involved in one of the largest studies ever conducted into the brain development of adolescents. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the study is tracking nearly 12,000 kids across the United States — about 400 of them here in southeastern Wisconsin — to see how their brains mature. It's a fascinating story we have been following here on UWM Today for some time. On this edition of UWM Today, we get an update on the project from Krista

Getting Older: A Chat With Ellyn Lem, Author Of 'Gray Matters'

We are all getting older with every birthday we celebrate. But we don't all age the same way. And how we approach aging affects not only us but the people around us. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to a UWM English professor who has just published a book about getting older and finding lessons in films, literature and works of art. Ellyn Lem's new book is titled Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life .

Exploring The Coronavirus' Impact On Wisconsin's Economy

The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous pain and suffering – both in terms of the number of people infected and killed by the virus and those who have lost their jobs. It's estimated that more than 30 million people continue to be unemployed in our country because of the effects the pandemic has had on society. On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on the local impact the closings and shutdowns have had on our economy here in Wisconsin. Our guests are Valeriy Sibilikov, associate

Get To Know WUWM General Manager John Hess

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone chats with WUWM General Manager John Hess , who joined the station in January. He is a 30 year veteran of the media industry, working in television, radio and newspapers throughout his career.

UWM's Mark Mone Talks Partnerships, Fundraising, & Budget

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone discusses the momentum that the university is building in the community, including partnerships with area businesses, the successful fundraising campaign, and a positive budget for 2019-2021. He also discusses higher education headwinds, including enrollment projections, the achievement gap, and demographics.