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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.

September 08, 2011


Marquette's new president reaching out to the Milwaukee community
Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., was hard at work during his first week on campus, meeting with students, faculty and leaders from institutions in the Milwaukee area, all in the hopes of collaborating to benefit the city and the region.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 2, 2011

Marquette leader focused on listening
Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., plans on using the next several months as a time of "listening and learning," before moving forward with a strategic plan for the school.

Story appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee, Sept. 2, 2011

Marquette's new hall is an innovative engineering lab
The first 115,000-square-foot phase of Marquette University's new engineering hall opened to students this week, with other areas of the building to be opened up throughout the academic year. The new engineering hall has been hailed as a place where students can collaborate and understand how the building was put together, and where researchers can complete work that was previously difficult, if not impossible, in the traditional classrooms of the old engineering building.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 2, 2011
Story also was mentioned in First Bell Engineering E-Newsletter, Sept. 2, 2011

Young Muslims adapt after 9/11
Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, was cited in the New York Times for her research on younger Muslims post 9/11 in the United States. She found they showed an increased desire to engage in American civic life, after first trying to keep a low profile right after the attacks.

Story appeared in the New York Times, Sept. 8, 2011

Marquette researchers test for the "best push-up"
New research from Marquette University, published last week in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, aimed to answer the question of the best form for a push-up, by analyzing the ground force reactions of six different types of pushups.

Story appeared on, Sept. 5, 2011

"On the Issues" hosts father of local Sept. 11 victim
Gordon Haberman, the father of a local Sept. 11 victim, spoke at Marquette University Law School about the story of his daughter and his family's search for answers and justice.

Stories appeared on, and, Sept. 4-5, 2011

Stories also aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WSAW-TV (Wausau), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WMLW-TV (Ch. 41) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 4-7, 2011, WTMJ-AM (620)

Laura Kestner, director of the Career Services Center,
along with two Marquette seniors, discussed the difficulties of finding a job after graduation and using social media to network efficiently.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 2, 2011

Sondheim finds a home at Marquette
Marquette University established the Stephen Sondheim Research Collection earlier this year thanks to a sizable donation from Paul Salsini, an instructor in the Diederich College of Communication and retired journalist. It is believed to be the largest collection of Stephen Sondheim-related material not owned by the composer-lyricist himself.

Story appeared on, Sept. 8, 2011

Open deliberations suggested for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Marquette University law professors discussed Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's plan to make the deliberations of the state's highest court public.

Peter Rofes, professor of law, discussed the downsides of Abrahamson's proposal in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 7, 2011

Related stories with Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-AM (620), Sept. 6, 2011

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, believes former U.S. Attorney Steven Buskupic, who has offered to work free of charge for the Sheboygan Common Council, is of "unquestionable integrity" and that there is no thrill in bringing down an elected official, such as the mayor.

Story appeared on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 1, 2011

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