They're traveling the world, turning internships into dream jobs, and advancing in their careers. Meet five members of the UWM Class of 2014. We couldn't be more proud of them and the thousands of students who are accepting their diplomas this May. Go Panthers! #uwmgrad
When nine-year-old Shea Stollenwerk asked for a hand for Christmas, her parents hoped to find someone to make the parts, fully envisioning assembling a mechanical hand for their daughter themselves. The third grader from Mukwonago was born with a partial palm and no fingers on her right hand, but YouTube videos of 3-D printed plastic prostheses made her believe a fully functioning right hand might be in her future.
Frankie Flood knew he could help. But the UW-Milwaukee associate professor would do much more than mail the Stollenwerks a box of unassembled pieces. In this video, watch as Flood recruits his Peck School of the Arts colleague Adream Blair, her design class and Shea herself to design and develop a plethora of pink, purple and turquoise hands for a little girl whose Christmas wish has been more than granted.
The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is the new name in town.
UWM just inked a 10-year deal to rename the former U.S. Cellular Arena. The Panthers aren't strangers to the arena, it's been home court for most Panther Men's Basketball games over the past decade.
You can read more here: http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2014/06/26/arena/#.U62j5hYyC4k
Engineering postdoctoral researcher Marina Kozhukhova and doctoral student Scott Muzenski demonstrate the abilities of a superhydrophobic, malleable and "smart" concrete composite developed in the lab of UWM associate professor Konstantin Sobolev (in the striped shirt). The high-performance paving material has a service life of 120 years.
More info here: http://go.uwm.edu/1lFZXTc
Milwaukee Women's Basketball Head Coach Kyle Rechlicz has joined in the fun of a national trend called #Chillin'4Charity. Coaches are called out by their peers before passing on the favor and receiving a cold dousing of water. All proceeds from #Chillin'4Charity benefit the Kay Yow Foundation, helping raise awareness for breast cancer and funding for research. Coach Rechlicz was called out recently by a coaching colleague, so she accepted the challenge, took the cold water dousing, and then challenged three more women's basketball coaching friends.
Thirty members of the Class of 2014 walked (or danced) down the gold carpet at UWM's fifth annual Lavender Graduation. Lav Grad is a celebration of the accomplishments and graduation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied (LGBTQA) students.
A highlight of this year's ceremony was recognition of distinguished guest Joseph R. Pabst, whose donations made the university's first Lavender Graduation possible in May 2010.
#uwmlavgrad #uwmlgbt #uwmgrad
Kicking off a baseball game with the National Anthem is about as American as it gets. While it might be common to stand up, take off your hat and honor our country, what singer Janine Stange is doing goes beyond the norm. She's singing the Star Spangled Banner in all 50 states to mark the 200th anniversary of the song and to honor our nation's heroes. The "National Anthem Girl" picked the Milwaukee Panthers baseball game at Miller Park to check off her 29th state. She's looking to hit all 50 by September and is asking the crowds to sign thank-you cards for members of the military.
After the anthem, the Panthers took an early 4-2 lead against Horizon League powerhouse Wright State, but ultimately fell to the Raiders 13-6.
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More than 1,200 people (a new attendance record!) listened to a teapot sing in French, watched a student sleep through blaring alarm clocks, helped paint a mural -- and so much more -- at the Peck School of the Arts Kenilworth Open Studios. 250 students and faculty members invited the public to explore 65 studios throughout six floors for three hours of interactive art exhibitions, film screenings, music, theatre and dance performances.
See ya in 2015 for the annual FREE event!
No way the Milwaukee Panthers could wait for the NCAA Tournament to dance. After being ranked last in the Horizon League, the Panthers became improbable league champions.
The team has silenced the critics, but one huge question remains: Who has the best moves at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)?
#mkebb #pantherproud #UWM #HAPPYDAY
Thank you to Pharrell Williams for inspiring this video. Watch Pharrell's original video here: http://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM
Purchase Happy by Pharrell Williams on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/happy-from-despicable-me-2/id823593445?i=823593456
Director of the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium Jean Creighton suited up with NASA to fly into the stratosphere for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity onboard the largest moving observatory in the world.
Creighton was selected to fly, with a handful of other educators including her teammate Nicolet High School science teacher Kathy Gustavson, on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at the end of March. SOFIA is a Boeing 747 retrofitted to carry a 100-inch telescope. She plans to personalize her NASA experience in a special program at the planetarium to promote science literacy.
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In addition to playing in a rock group in his hometown, UWM's Dayton Hamann is also a part of the Architecture LLC where he gets the chance to work, live, and support other architecture students in a normally competitive field.