Latest University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Stories

2011-08-26 09:39:00

  Believe it or not, one thing that predicts how well a CEO´s company performs is — the width of his face! CEOs with wider faces, like Herb Kelleher, the former CEO of Southwest Airlines, have better-performing companies than CEOs like Dick Fuld, the long-faced final CEO of Lehman Brothers. That´s the conclusion of a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Elaine M. Wong...

2011-06-30 11:00:00

MILWAUKEE, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), the world's leading automotive battery supplier, is helping to position Wisconsin as a worldwide leader in energy storage. The company today announced it is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. "Between our scientists and the talented UW students, we expect groundbreaking projects to...

2011-06-24 07:30:00

ARMONK, N.Y., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee selected IBM software and hardware to automate and consolidate its data center operations to enable a cloud-based service for delivering SAP®-based courses to students. The school switched its system from Oracle and Dell products to IBM cloud-ready infrastructure and software to deliver faster services with lower...

2011-04-19 10:09:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has completed the company's first energy-efficient building upgrades at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), which will save the school an estimated $620,000 in annual energy costs. The work is part of a multi-phase, $21.7-million energy conservation and infrastructure renewal program that will improve comfort and efficiency in university facilities while cutting utility costs and greenhouse gas...

2011-03-27 10:48:30

Rampant woody vines, or lianas, are choking trees, changing tropical and temperate forest ecosystemsKudzu, the plant scourge of the U.S. Southeast. The long tendrils of this woody vine, or liana, are on the move north with a warming climate.But kudzu may be no match for the lianas of the tropics, scientists have found. Data from sites in eight studies show that lianas are overgrowing trees in every instance.If the trend continues, these "stranglers-of-the-tropics" may suffocate equatorial...

2011-03-21 13:04:31

Chemical images now much more detailed With intensity a million times brighter than sunlight, a new synchrotron-based imaging technique offers high-resolution pictures of the molecular composition of tissues with unprecedented speed and quality. Carol Hirschmugl, a physicist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), led a team of researchers from UWM, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to demonstrate these new capabilities....

2011-03-10 15:21:21

Field now facing a problem of retaining women who are qualified Women who leave engineering jobs after obtaining the necessary degree are significantly more likely to leave the field because of an uncomfortable work climate than because of family reasons, according to a study being undertaken at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Nearly half of women in the survey who left an engineering career indicated they did so because of negative working conditions, too much travel, lack of...

2010-12-06 00:00:39

Division III Championships Played At Washington University St. Louis; Division II at Bellarmine University in Louisville; Division I at Sprint Center, Kansas City St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) December 5, 2010 It's that time of year again: The 2010 National Collegiate Athletic Association's Women's Volleyball Championships are moving into full swing on playing surfaces supplied by Sport Court®. The Division III playoffs at Washington University-St. Louis on Nov. 22 saw Calvin College of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.