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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.

August 11, 2011


Sondheim Collection established at Marquette
Marquette has established the Stephen Sondheim Research Collection after acquiring a vast collection of material related to the Broadway composer and lyricist from Paul Salsini, a Marquette alumnus and lecturer in the Diederich College of Communication.

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Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote about what the results of the recent recall elections in Wisconsin mean for the state and the entire United States, stating, "We live in polarizing, sharply split, inflamed times when it comes to politics. And that's only getting more intense."

Story appeared on, Aug. 10, 2011

Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology, commented on the psychological reasons behind why people might compliment someone who has lost weight strictly because of an illness.

Story appeared on, Aug. 9, 2011

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, discussed the recent Verizon workers' strike, stating that it may be the last big strike for the land-line business, as Verizon employees fight for the life of the union.

Story appeared on, Aug. 8, 2011

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, commented on the outcome of the Wisconsin recall elections, saying that the results reflected a hard-fought battle and that the election could be considered a showcase of democracy in action.

Story aired on WUWM "Lake Effect," Aug. 10, 2011
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Demand for data management professionals on the rise

Marquette University's Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science has focused on industry connections and reaching out to the university's College of Business Administration to provide students with the data management skills that are needed in today's workforce.

Story appeared in Information Management Newsletters, Aug. 8, 2011

David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program, spoke about the dive in the markets across the world and the possible implications it may have on the economy.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 8 and 9, 2011

Richard Fehring, professor and director of the Institute for Natural Family Planning, talked about the Marquette Method of Natural Family Planning and the research being done at Marquette through the institute.

Interview aired on Sirius/XM Radio (129), "The Catholics Next Door," July 28, 2011

Ronda Hughes, associate professor of nursing, commented on how the potential positives of medication-error reporting are often overshadowed by the repercussions to nurses.

Story appeared on, Aug. 8, 2011

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, does not predict a double dip recession.

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (620), Aug. 11, 2011

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