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2008-09-08 10:45:00

UWM researcher's work aimed at halting the exodus of women in STEM careers Most parents and many teachers believe that if middle-school and high-school girls show no interest in science or math, there's little anyone can do about it. New research by a team that includes vocational psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) indicates that the self-confidence instilled by parents and teachers is more important for young girls learning math and science than their initial...

2008-08-22 15:00:44

By ERICA PEREZ The highly anticipated U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual college rankings edition hits newsstands Monday. Officials at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are sure to be happy. The school jumped from 22 to 17 in the rankings of master's universities in the Midwest region. Beloit College also got a nod as No. 37 among liberal arts schools in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" section, and Alverno College is a an up-and-coming school to watch. Alverno's...

2008-08-08 15:00:00

By DANI MCCLAIN Justin Ippoliti has a law degree and a date on Saturday to marry his longtime girlfriend. But instead of closing a deal or writing a brief in the weeks before the wedding, the 26-year-old has been prepping for his first year as a special education teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools. Choosing students over high-paying clients was a no-brainer. "To be able to make a difference with kids who don't always have the opportunities -- that's as rewarding as it gets," said...

2008-08-05 15:00:00

By ERICA PEREZ The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation on Monday released a list of eight proposed locations for the school's new dorm in Milwaukee's east side and Riverwest neighborhoods, with sites as far west as the Holton Terrace apartments and as far east as the old Prospect Mall. Eight developers responded last month to the foundation's request for proposals issued in May. The foundation released the names of locations and developers after an open records...

2008-08-05 03:00:20

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 5--The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation on Monday released a list of eight proposed locations for the school's new dorm in Milwaukee's east side and Riverwest neighborhoods, with sites as far west as the Holton Terrace apartments and as far east as the old Prospect Mall. Eight developers responded last month to the foundation's request for proposals issued in May. The foundation released the names of locations and...

2008-07-31 03:00:37

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--MADISON -- Graduate students attending the Wisconsin School of Business this fall will find the digs decidedly roomier, with more space for career specializations. Construction of the $40.5 million addition to Grainger Hall is nearly complete, with finishing touches scheduled to happen by the time students start arriving in mid-August. The new wing is part of what the University of Wisconsin-Madison says is the biggest building boom...

2008-07-27 12:00:20

By Simone Peloquin, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 27--Eau Claire, Bloomer and other Chippewa Valley locations are among the stops planned by those doing a new statewide public health survey this summer. "We hope to get the message out," said Phoebe Frenette, community relations coordinator for Survey of The Health of Wisconsin. "We realize it is a big commitment to participate, with each person representing 3,000 other residents, but we hope people will consider...

2008-07-20 12:00:19

By Deborah Ziff, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 20--A new Web site is under construction to be a Wisconsin geologic Wikipedia of sorts, with user-generated content about rock exposures, fossils, sinkholes and more across the state. Called the Wisconsin Geologic Record, the site is being created by geologists at UW-Richland, UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. "It 's the first of its kind anywhere as far as we know, in that it 's a community-based...

2008-07-11 21:00:13

By Ryan Hebel, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 11--In a college town like Madison, the final school bell seems to echo in a blaring cacophony for three long months. Motorcycles and lawnmowers rev their engines at dawn like sputtering roosters, construction crews jackhammer the street with a tireless makeover and every picnic area vibrates with the musical earthquakes of car radios. No wonder everyone's listening to iPods instead of the birds. Here are six Madison hideaways where earplugs...

2008-06-26 03:00:00

By Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 26--Don't miss "Triptych," which opened last weekend at the Kenilworth Building East, the massive lower east side outpost of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. Choreographer Luc Vanier, composer Christopher Burns and visual artist Leslie Vansen, all UWM faculty members, collaborated on the show, which will run again Friday and Saturday. You start in a sixth-floor hallway, with a few minutes to examine Vansen's...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.