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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.

January 31, 2013


Marquette, UCC get $1.5 million grant for health project
Marquette University and the United Community Center have received a $1.5 million federal grant year over the next five years to continue the Youth Empowerment Program designed to assist minority youth with health and wellness. Through the program, Marquette students serve as mentors for students in the Bruce Guadalupe Middle School and work with them on health and wellness issues.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 30, 2013

George Koonce, medical experts discuss concussions
Marquette's College of Health Sciences on Jan. 28 hosted a forum on concussions and their impact on athletes. The panel included former Green Bay Packers linebacker George Koonce, director of development, as well as
David Leigh, clinical assistant professor and assistant athletic trainer; Matthew Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute; Carolyn Smith, M.D., executive director of Student Health Service; Dr. Michael McCrea, professor of neurosurgery and neurology and director of brain injury research, Medical College of Wisconsin; research neuropsychologist, Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center; and Bill Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), Jan. 28-29, 2013

Marquette gives kids free dental exams
About 600 children between the ages 3 and 16 from low-income families were treated with free dental exams, cleanings and fluoride treatments on Jan. 26 at Marquette University School of Dentistry.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 26, 2013
Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on and, Jan. 24-26, 2013

Marquette to offer part-time MBA program in Kohler, Wis.
Marquette University's Graduate School of Management will start offering its part-time MBA program in Kohler, Wis., beginning with the fall 2013 semester. The program will be held in conjunction with Kohler Co. but will be open to non-Kohler employees from the Fox Valley region.

Story appeared on, Jan. 24, 2013

Proposed apartments near Marquette gain approval
A proposed apartment development near Marquette University for 80 apartments and 20 street-level parking spaces was approved by the Plan Commission.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 29, 2013

H2Oscore aims to conserve water, save homeowners money

Nathan Conroy, who graduated from Marquette with his master's degree in political science with a specialty in water policy in 2012, has turned his passion for water into a tangible product: H2Oscore. Under the guidance of McGee Young, associate professor of political science, Conroy has developed the online tool designed to promote water conservation. H2Oscore's goal is to expand beyond Wisconsin to other areas of the country.

Story appeared on, Jan. 29, 2013

Haggerty launches four spring exhibitions
The Haggerty Museum of Art has launched four spring exhibitions: "Dark Blue: The Water As Protagonist," "Perimeter," "Images of the Virgin Mary" and "Read Between the Lines: Enrique Chagoya's Codex Prints." The exhibitions run through May 19.

Story appeared on, Jan. 27, 2013

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on the economic contraction in the fourth quarter, which was -0.1 percent. Chowdhury says it is "not as bad as it sounds," and despite the fact that there are negatives, there are many positive signs of growth in the labor market.

Story appeared on, Jan. 30, 2013

Kevin Craig, Greenheck Chair and professor of mechanical engineering, wrote about how United States engineering advancement has been catalyzed over the decades by many external threats and the importance of tribology.

Story appeared on, Jan. 23, 2013

Howard Fuller, director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, received the state's annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Heritage Award.

Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 27, 2013

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