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Updated August 18, 2014


In the News


Where have all the wonder women gone? Article by Elana Levine (Journalism & Media Studies).
11/20/14  The Conversation

We're number 85! Kathleen Dolan, (Political Science) quoted in editorial on women in Congress.
11/20/14  Philadelphia Daily News

Nearly 40% of women with engineering degrees leave or never enter the field.
Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology) led the study.
Live TV interview. 08/11/14  WSJ Live

Quoted in editorial. In Our View: STEM Must Welcome All. Fouad 08/15/14  The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)


"Anti" not a conservative value. Opinion piece co-written by William L. Holahan (Emeritus, Economics).
08/17/14  Rutland (Vermont) Herald

Nathaniel Stern (Art & Design): Rippling Images. Exhibit at Tory Folliard Gallery begins Oct. 17.
08/18/14  expressmilwaukee.com

National media covering Wisconsin governor's race interview Mordecai Lee (Political Science).
08/12/14  Washington Times
08/11/14  Reuters
08/10/14  Time

Music & Memory program brightens lives of Alzheimer's, dementia patients. UWM researchers launch first large-scale study of the program
08/11/14  JSOnline

UWM study: Uncivil work environment pushing women out of the engineering field. Research led by Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology) featured.
08/11/14  The Peninsula (Qatar)
09/09/14  The Washington Post

Marijuana research led by Krista Lisdahl (Psychology) featured.
08/09/14  China Topix
08/09/14  University Herald

Ohio algae-driven water crisis unlikely in Lake Michigan, says Todd Miller (Public Health).
08/05/14  Chicago Tribune
08/05/14  postcrescent.com (Appleton)
But... The algae is often found in Wisconsin lakes.
08/10/14  JSOnline

Grant money could help 'transform' wheelchairs. UWM lab participating in research.
08/08/14  The News-Gazette (Ill.)

Charting the successes and missteps of placemaking in Milwaukee. Arijit Sen (Architecture) interviewed.
08/08/14  JSOnline

Wisconsin sees slow growth in consumer spending. N. Kundan Kishor (Economics) interviewed.
08/07/14  AP (via BND.com [Southwestern Illinois])

Growing Life Expectancy Gap Between Black and White Wisconsin Women. UWM School of Public Health Dean Magda Peck interviewed.
08/07/14  WUWM News

A Watershed Moment:
Great Lakes at a Crossroads
A special Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series on invasive species. Research of Freshwater Sciences scientists including Harvey Bootsma and Rudi Strickler is featured.
07/27 - 07/30/14  JSOnline

Monitoring mussels on the bottom of Lake Michigan. Slideshow featuring Harvey Bootsma.
07/26/14  JSOnline

Life expectancy gap between blacks and whites improves — but not in Wisconsin. David Pate (Social Work) quoted.
08/04/14  JSOnline

Primaries will solidify Wisconsin Democrats' state Senate hopes. Mordecai Lee (Political Science) quoted.
08/03/14  Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Standing up to the weed invasion. Jim Reinartz (Field Station) cited as author of “Roadside Invasive Plant Management Plan,” given to road crews and highway departments in the eight counties.
07/30/14  Ozaukee Press

Patients more likely to withhold information when their providers use an electronic health record system, according to a study led by Celeste Campos-Castillo (Sociology).
07/29/14  Politico

Wisconsin candidates dance around questionnaires on issues. Mordecai Lee (Political Science) quoted in opinion piece by WisconsinEye network producer Steven Walters.
07/28/14  GazetteXtra

For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope. Margaret Noodin (English, American Indian Studies) discusses importance of preserving Anishinaabemowin, a Native American language.
07/28/14  WKMS 91.3 FM (Murray, Ky.)

Formidable invasive species won't be easy to keep out of Great Lakes. UWM professor & zooplankton specialist Rudi Strickler (WATER Institute) featured.
07/26/14  JSOnline

Stop flushing pills down the toilet. UWM study revealed 14 contaminants linked to pharmaceuticals in Lake Michigan.
07/21/14  The Cap Times

Why women are far more likely to vote than men. Kathleen Dolan (Political Science) interviewed.
07/17/14  The Washington Post

School of Freshwater Sciences will do study on water system for Hunger Task Force fish hatchery.
07/23/14  JSOnline

John Berges (Biol. Sciences, Freshwater Sciences) was neck deep in Eurasian water-milfoil as he searched for a temperature and light sensor in the Estabrook Park Pond.
07/20/14  JSOnline (Image #6)

Adel Nasir (Electrical Engineering) works to build largest microgrid.
07/19/14  JSOnline

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Special Honors and Awards

Recent awards, recognition, and appointments.

Jim Shields (Architecture) earns a 2014 Honor Award from AIA Wisconsin for the design of the new Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend 06/16/14

Rebecca Klaper (Freshwater Sciences) has been recognized with the Excellence in Review Award by the journal Environmental Science and Technology. 06/16/14
Sandra Braman (Global Studies, Communication) named a permanent Fellow of the International Communication Association, the highest honor in communication internationally. June '14
Ryoichi Amano (Mechanical Engineering) named 2014 recipient of American Society of Mechanical Engineers George Westinghouse Gold Medal. June 2014
Aims McGuinness (History) recognized as All Star by Ex Fabula, a Milwaukee organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. June 2014
Erin Parcell Sahlstein (Communication) shares B. Aubrey Fisher Award winner for significant contribution to communication scholarship. September 2013
Kristen Murphy (Chemistry & Biochemistry) American Chemical Society Henry Hill Award, which recognizes distinguished service to professionalism. 08/12/13
Ying Li (Mechanical Engineering) wins NSF CAREER Award under Catalysis & Biocatalysis Program.
Hur-Li Lee (SOIS) awarded a $27,120 Scholar Grant by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.
Astrophysicist Philip Chang’s (Physics) unique approach to studying TeV blazar class of galaxies earns NSF CAREER award.
Fred Binkowski (WATER Institute) wins Excellence in Public Health Research award from Wisconsin Public Health Association
Hope Olson (SOIS) receoves 2013 Career Achievement Award in Women’s and Gender Studies Librarianship.
May 2013

From the Division of Academic Affairs

Astrophysicist Philip Chang’s (Physics) unique approach to studying TeV blazar class of galaxies earns NSF CAREER award.
Fred Binkowski (WATER Institute) wins Excellence in Public Health Research award from Wisconsin Public Health Association
Hope Olson (SOIS) receoves 2013 Career Achievement Award in Women’s and Gender Studies Librarianship.
April 2013

From the Division of Academic Affairs

wasley photo
Jim Wasley (Architecture) wins Honor Award from the Society for College and University Planning for “UWM Zero Discharge Zone: A Stormwater Masterplan” project. The SCUP awards recognize excellence in college planning.
fouad photo
Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology) to receive Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs' award for lifetime contributions.
Pradeep Rohatgi (Materials Engineering) named 2013 fellow of the Materials Research Society.
Virginia Stoffel (Occupational Therapy) installed as president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Peter Paik (French, Italian, and Comparative Literature) receives Fulbright Fellowship to Kyung Hee University in Suwon, South Korea.
2013 UWM Entrepreneurship Research Award
1st place: Romila Singh & Ed Levitas, Lubar School, for “Examining the Inventiveness of Female Research Scientists.” 2nd place: Kim Beckman, Amy Decker, & Quinn Madson, Peck School, for “Design Entrepreneurship Curriculum at Peck School."
Encyclopedia of Milwaukee team
Margo Anderson & Amanda Seligman (with Marquette colleagues) received a $250,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support the program.
Image Leah Leone (FICL), selected to serve on the American Literary Translators Association Board of Directors.
Image Rebecca Dunham (English) wins $10,000 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry.
March 2013

From the Division of Academic Affairs

Ellen Amster (History) elected to American Institute of Maghrib Studies board of directors.
Dave Clark (English), wins 2013 Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication.
Kristopher Thomas (Ph.D. student, Administrative Leadership) wins AHRDCutting Edge Award for his workplace technology research.
December 2012

From the Division of Academic Affairs

Inova director Sara Krajewski wins Warhol fellowship (JSOnline)
Chris Cornelius (SARUP) wins Richard B. Ferrier Prize for Best Physical Delineation in the 2012 Ken Roberts Architectural Delineation Competition.
Book by Michael Newman and Elana Levine(Journalism & Media Studies) wins Best Book award from division of National Communication Association.
November 26, 2012

From the Division of Academic Affairs

cornelius photo Chris Cornelius (SARUP) wins Richard B. Ferrier Prize for Best Physical Delineation in the 2012 Ken Roberts Architectural Delineation Competition.
book image Book by Michael Newman and Elana Levine (Journalism & Media Studies) wins Best Book award from division of National Communication Association.
clark photo Work of Clark Evans (Atmospheric Science) featured on PBS program NOVA about Superstorm Sandy.
November 19, 2012

From the Division of Academic Affairs

Rebecca Klaper, (Freshwater Sciences). Research on effects of pharmaceuticals on aquatic species featured Nature article.
CEAS graduate student research team (led by Carlton Reeves), finishes third in 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition student design competition
Chris Yingchun Yuan (Mechanical Engineering) named 2013 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer by Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
August 13, 2012

From the Division of Academic Affairs

Amanda Seligman, History, who has just been awarded the best article prize from the Urban History Association for her article, “ ‘But Burn—No’: The Rest of the Crowd in Three Civil Disorders in 1960s Chicago.”

Urban planning graduate students Craig Huebner (M.Arch/MUP 2012), Kristin Rei chart (M.Arch/MUP 2011, Jeff Worthen (MUP 2011) and Devin Yoder (MUP 2011), who won a 2012 APA Wisconsin Award for their Applied Planning Workshop project "Envisioning a New Haymarket". Also, SARUP students Andrew Coenen, March 2012, and Connor Fischer, March 2013, who were selected as an Honorable Mention in the 2011-2012 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition for their IP_BIM Studio project Cartesia: Bridging Pertinent Space.

English Professor Kimberly Blaeser, who is on the cover of the summer edition of Wisconsin People and Ideas. She is a Native American writer, teacher, activist, and mentor with an international reputation in the Native literary arts. She was one of the leaders responsible for bringing "A Gathering of Words at the Gathering of the Waters" to Milwaukee from September 5 to 9. This Native writers' festival, known as Returning the Gift (RTG), will celebrate its twentieth year in our home town with a full schedule of public events.

The Class of 2012 graduates of the UWM Doctor of Physical Therapy program, who have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the FSBPT licensing examination. A special thank you to the faculty and program associates in Health Sciences whose dedication to supporting student success is evident in so many ways.

Matthew Lee, Art and Design, whose essay, “One Piece at a Time: ‘Cow Herd at Lake Starnberg,’ ” was published in Third Coast Digest. This is the latest in the series of essays written by Art and Design graduate students in the "One Piece at a Time" series about artworks in the permanent collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

The faculty and staff in the UWM Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program, which has recently been granted the distinction of membership in the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The Academy is designed to recognize clinical psychology programs with "strong commitments to, and established records of, successful clinical science." This is recognition of the extremely high caliber of our faculty, and places the program in prestigious company.

February 28, 2012

Jeansonne's new book on Hoover

The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928-1933, written by Professor of History Glen Jeansonne is due out March 13. Text from the publisher: "This is the first definitive study of the presidency of America's least understood, most neglected and most under-appreciated Chief Executive."

February 25, 2012

Banerjee's first book honored

Professor of English Sukanya Banerjee has been awarded the Sonya Rudikoff Prize for the best first book in Victorian studies for her 2010 work, Becoming Imperial Citizens: Indians in the Late Victorian Empire (Duke University Press).

July 18, 2011

UWM Research Foundation names Bradley Catalyst Grant awardees

Chris Yingchun Yuan
Mechanical Engineering
Recipient Photo Changsoo Kim
Materials Engineering
Recipient Photo Shangping Xu
Recipient Photo Adel Nasiri
Electrical Engineering
Recipient Photo Ching-Hong Yang
Biological Sciences
Recipient Photo Peter Geissinger
Physical Chemistry
Recipient Photo Junhong Chen
Mechanical Engineering
Recipient Photo Zhen He
Civil Engineering and Mechanics
June 2011

UWM research recognition awardees

Graduate School/UWM Foundation Research Awards

Margaret L. Fraiser, Geosciences
Peter Geissinger, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Marius Schmidt, Physics
Rebecca Klaper, Freshwater Sciences
Andrea Westlund, Philosophy

UWM Research Foundation Senior Faculty Awards

Dennis Bennett, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrick Brady, Physics
Sandra Braman, Communication
John Isbell, Geosciences

Research in the Humanities Award

Jasmine Alinder, History
Sukanya Banerjee, English

June 27, 2011

Kudos from the Division of Academic Affairs

  • Paula M. Rhyner, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Health Sciences and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, who has been elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for its 145,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Fellowship is one of the highest forms of recognition given by ASHA of an individual's accomplishments and outstanding professional achievements. Paula will be recognized formally with other newly elected ASHA Fellows at the 2011 ASHA Convention in San Diego, CA in November.
  • Carolyn Aita, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for being named a UWM Distinguished Professor, beginning this fall. She is also a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor. Both recognitions honor Carolyn's international standing in materials processing and nanotechnology research.
  • The Economics Bulletin publication recently ranked the UWM Economics Department 28th in the list of Top 100 programs worldwide in international finance. UWM Distinguished Professor Mohsen Bahmani was also ranked the 20th top author in international finance based on publications from 1996-2005.
  • The UWM faculty and staff who were awarded support grants from the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity: Susan D. Lamborn, Educational Psychology; Laurie Marks, Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership; Shannon Chavez-Korell, Educational Psychology; Chia Youyee Vang, History; and Robert Longwell-Grice, School of Education. The grants are intended to support scholarly research, curriculum development, or campus activities related to race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity, and/or equity.
  • Professor Doug Woods and graduate student Flint Espil, who discussed their treatment for Tourette Syndrome on "Need to Know," a nationally syndicated PBS program. This exceptional video (aired on June 17) captures their work with 12-year-old Austin Hobbs using comprehensive behavior intervention for Tourette's (CBIT), a treatment developed and tested at UWM.
  • All of the UWM faculty and staff who developed and ran the Wisconsin Regional ROV (remotely operated vehicle--underwater robot] Competition, including Thomas Consi, School of Freshwater Sciences & Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Caroline Joyce, School of Continuing Education. Many UWM CEAS recent alumni have been involved as judges and helpers and the event was held in the Klotsche pool. This year's regional winner, Ozaukee County High School, placed 2nd in the recent International ROV Competition at the Johnson Space Center in Houston TX. This is a wonderful achievement: the International ROV Competition is one of the premier marine engineering competitions involving hundreds of high schools and colleges. The challenge (building and running an ROV to simulate capping an underwater oil well) was difficult and the competition was stiff. This is an outstanding example of UWM's outreach to the community to encourage STEM education in general, and engineering education in particular. For more information, see
  • Three School of Continuing Education staff who have received news of funded grant proposals. Liz Sutton's initiative, "Closing the Achievement Gap" for PantherPath Academy, is being funded by the UWS Office of Equity and Diversity. UW-Extension is funding two Innovation Grants. The first is "The African Diaspora Project – Math Literacy Leadership Program" submitted by Paulette Bangura and the second is the "Career Planning for Hispanic Professionals" a collaboration with the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee proposed by Yolanda White.

June 13, 2011

Kudos from the Division of Academic Affairs

  • Elizabeth Drame, Associate Professor in Exceptional Education in the School of Education, who recently received a 2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar award to conduct research on the lived experiences of individuals with disabilities across the lifespan in Senegal. She will work with a school for children with significant disabilities and an organization that recognizes adult artists with disabilities. Her work will inform local and national policies and practices regarding full societal participation and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in Senegal.

May 16, 2011

Kudos from the Division of Academic Affairs

  • Michael Fendrich (Social Work) has received a new appointment as a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor for a five-year term, and Pradeep Rohatgi (Materials Engineering) has been reappointed as a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor for a renewed term of five years.
  • College of Health Sciences Dean Chukuka Enwemeka's research contributions have been honored by the North American Association for Laser Therapy (NAALT), which has established the "Chukuka Enwemeka Award for Excellence in Photomedicine" in his name.

May 9, 2011

Kudos from the Division of Academic Affairs

  • The faculty members who have received Center for 21st Century Studies residential fellowships for 2011-12, in conjunction with its theme *What is 21st Century Studies?*:
    • Rachel Buff (History)
    • Rebecca Dunham (English)
    • Barbara Ley (Journalism & Mass Communication)
    • Michael Newman (Journalism & Mass Communication)
    • Nathaniel Stern (Art & Design)
    • Kristin Sziarko (Geography)
    • Heather Warren-Crow (Art & Design)
  • Sandra Braman, Professor in the Department of Communication, who is editor of the new Information Policy Book Series with MIT Press. The series will publish scholarly works on legal and policy issues involving information, communication, and culture. Her co-editor is Paul Jaeger of the University of Maryland.
  • Hemant Jain and colleagues in the Lubar School of Business, for organizing the successful Design Science Research in Information Systems international conference in Milwaukee last week. About 60 participants from all over the world attended the conference. The goal of the design science research paradigm is to extend the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by designing new and innovative constructs, models, methods, processes, and systems. More details are at http://www.desrist2011.uwm.edu.

May 2, 2011

Kudos from the Division of Academic Affairs

  • Pradeep K. Rohatgi (State of Wisconsin and UWM Distinguished Professor), who was elected to the Fellowship of SAE International and received the Fellow Award on April 12, 2011 in Detroit for his research and leadership in developing lightweight composites for transportation industry.
  • The Department of Philosophy, which has had an outstanding year of placing graduates in prominent Ph.D. programs - including Yale, Stanford, Northwestern, the University of Pennsylvania, and Ohio State University.
  • College of Letters and Science senior Megan Corby, who was one of the other 3 System students to receive the Sixth Annual UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Award. Her essay was titled, "I Chose Well." So UWM had two of the three winners!

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