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Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.

OCTOBER 7, 2010


Robert Shuter, chair and professor of communication studies, and Sumana Chattopadhyay, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication, are publishing a study that examined text messaging behaviors in India and the U.S. The researchers found that interpersonal norms in text messaging behavior between college-age students differ greatly between the two countries.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Oct. 7, 2010
Broadcast story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 6, 2010

High Court Keeps 'Diploma Privilege' Rule
The Wisconsin Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday during its administrative conference to uphold the state's diploma privilege rule, which allows graduates of the two local law schools to be admitted to practice without taking the bar exam.

Story appeared in the National Law Journal, Oct. 5, 2010
Similar story appeared on, Oct. 4, 2010

Research effort a healthy step for the region
The Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium, of which Marquette University is a part, wants others to know that southeastern Wisconsin is a national center of excellence. And the energy consortium has a chance to show the rest of the region how it's done.

Editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 2, 2010

Marquette University School of Dentistry provided free dental exams to approximately 550 Head Start students.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 2, 2010

Celebrating a medieval renaissance woman
The Medieval Studies Minor at Marquette University, Church of the Gesu and Marquette's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures are co-sponsoring Hildegard of Bingen and the Living Light, Sunday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Gesu.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 3, 2010

Joseph Kearney, dean of law, and Daniel Blinka, professor of law, weigh in on the petition to end the Wisconsin diploma privilege rule.

Story appeared on, Oct. 1, 2010

Sharon Chubbuck and Joan Whipp, associate professors of educational policy and leadership, discuss their teacher preparation program, which integrates morality and social justice into the curriculum.

Story aired on WUWM-FM's (89.7) "Lake Effect," Oct. 5, 2010

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, discusses the $30 billion small business bill signed by President Barack Obama on Sept. 27.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 26, 2010

Dennis Garrett, associate professor of marketing, comments on the AirTran brand in the wake of the company's acquisition by Southwest Airlines.

Story appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee, Oct. 1, 2010

Rev. Andrew Thon, S.J., clinical associate professor of educational policy and leadership, celebrated his 50th anniversary as a Province Jesuit in the Society of Jesus this summer.

Announcement appeared in Jesuit Journeys, Fall 2010

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., has been named the 23rd president of Marquette University and will assume his duties in summer 2011, succeeding Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J.

Announcement appeared in Jesuit Journeys, Fall 2010