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Would you like to be part of America’s space program?
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee students recently had a chance to hear from a top NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) official about opportunities with the agency.
M. David Kankam, of NASA’s Glenn Research Center (GRC), spoke to students and faculty in January about internships, scholarships, fellowships and summer programs with the space agency.
He even collected a few resumes from interested students at a Summer Opportunities Fair.
Like many other agencies relying on talent in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, NASA is …
By Mark Mone
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Graduation and recognition ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM) are the times when you hear some of the most inspiring student stories of the year.
Commencement on Dec. 14, 2014, was no exception. Nearly 2,100 students were eligible to participate in our graduation ceremony, with 300 of those students also eligible to participate in UWM’s Honors Convocation the week before.
Combine these students with those who graduated last spring, and there were more than 5,400 students who earned their degrees from UWM in 2014.
That is …
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee awarded degrees to 2,140 students, on December 14, 2014, during Winter Commencement ceremonies at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Interim Chancellor Mark Mone welcomed students and their families to UWM’s 111th commencement – and the first in the newly named UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
Beth Pritchard, principal and strategic advisor to Sunrise Beauty Studio (‘69, international relations), gave the commencement address.
Pritchard was the first female vice president at SC Johnson in Racine, and was president and CEO of Bath & Body Works in Columbus, Ohio.
Degrees were …
LaVenia Griffin, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student who was a little older than other students in her class, felt a little nervous about working on a group project. “I spoke to one of the instructors and she just helped me to realized that I did have a lot to offer.
I had a lot of experience, which could translate into wisdom, and if I just looked at that as strength instead of a weakness, then I would be okay,” Griffin explains.
The instructor was right. Griffin, who received her bachelor’s of business …
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Henry and Dolores Davis never had the opportunity to go to college, but they now have a scholarship named in their honor, thanks to their five children – all University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduates.
The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Alumni Association recently awarded their youngest son, Steven A. Davis, its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Davis, who is now chief executive officer of Bob Evans Farms, Inc., in turn celebrated the hard work and encouragement of his parents in his acceptance speech for the award and announced the scholarship.
Henry Davis died in 2013, but Dolores …
UWM is working to change the stereotypes and the prospects for young African-American males through a collaborative effort called the African American Male Initiative.
“This effort is a merger of two initiatives aimed at black youth to help them be successful,” says Jim Hill, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs.
The collaboration grows out of Saving Black Boys – an initiative that Gary L. Williams director of the Black Cultural Center and the Institute for Intercultural Research started at UWM several years ago – and efforts on the part of Student Affairs …
MILWAUKEE – New research by a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sociology professor shows that attitudes surrounding electronic health care records could be putting patients at risk.
Assistant Professor Celeste Campos-Castillo recently published a study on electronic health care records and patient/doctor interactions in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Campos-Castillo found that patients whose doctors kept patient records in an electronic format were more likely to withhold medical history and information from their health care provider than patients whose doctors kept paper records. Campos-Castillo’s research suggests that patients could be worried …
“Here at UWM there are really a lot of different opportunities for students to get involved.
There are leadership positions, undergraduate research, extracurriculars, or just what you want to do for fun,” says Tyler Raphael, a senior from Racine, double majoring in biochemistry and biological sciences and minoring in mathematics. “I really enjoyed my experiences here.”
Arturo Garcia, originally from Minnesota, found himself stepping into leadership roles in the community.
“I guess this was the year where I actually decided to do better things for myself and for others. I was one of …
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s U-Pace program is one of five recipients of the 2014 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Awards. The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies makes the awards to colleges, universities and organizations who are implementing “exceptionally creative, technology based solutions to contemporary challenges in higher education,” according to the organization’s news release on this year’s awards.
UWM’s U-Pace instructional approach integrates self-paced, mastery-based learning with instructor-initiated Amplified Assistance in an online environment, according to the release.
The U-Pace approach lets student progress through coursework at their own pace, and assures they …
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By Eelisa Jones
Navigating the Wisconsin water industry is a daunting task.
Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resource’s website lists 16 different water related topics each with an average of 4 sub-topics.
Aside from collecting and treating water that travels through our water infrastructure, the water industry is responsible for maintaining sustainable levels of use.
Every day, Wisconsin performs a delicate dance between meeting social water demand and avoiding ecological imbalance. The purpose of this article is to simplify the landslide of water industry-related information available to the public and highlight several key water-related practices …