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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.

March 7, 2013


Marquette University engineering program getting recognition
Marquette's College of Engineering is now using robots that think, react and have feelings to work on building a humanoid health coach for kids to deal with childhood obesity. The lab of students is guided by
Andrew Williams, John P. Raynor, S.J. Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 5, 2013
Story was posted on, March 6, 2013

Marquette designing manufacturing management program

Marquette's College of Business Administration is working to design a new manufacturing management program in response to Milwaukee-area companies looking for graduates better prepared for a career in the industry. Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, said he hopes to develop courses for fall 2013 that would be a mix of classroom time and on-site learning at area manufacturing companies.

Story appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee, March 1, 2013

New program prepares students for careers in health care IT
A new graduate degree program at Marquette University is preparing its students for a long-term career in health care information technology. Start IT addresses a skills gap in the field of health care information technology, providing a direct path for people to pursue a career where quality employees are in demand, according to
Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the Master of Science in Computing program.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, March 4, 2013

White House Drug Czar in Milwaukee
The director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske spoke at Marquette University Law School on Wednesday, March 6. Kerlikowske and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn talked about approaches to drug policy.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 6, 2013
Similar stories appeared on and, March 1, 2013

Marquette celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI

Marquette Campus Ministry hosted a Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Marquette's campus. Students gave thanks for the Pope's ministry and offered prayers for his health moving forward.

Photo gallery appeared on, Feb. 28, 2013
Related stories appeared aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-AM (620), Feb. 28, 2013

Manufacturing climate in Wisconsin improves for third straight month
The business climate for manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois improved in February for the third consecutive month, according to a monthly manufacturing index led by Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 28, 2013

Seminar teaches negotiation with Chinese investors
Marquette University's College of Business Administration hosted a seminar that gives a crash course in how to negotiate with Chinese investors. Led by the college's International Business Studies program and the Center for Supply Chain Management, the seminar, titled "What Chinese businesses want today and how they're trying to get it," was co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, March 4, 2013

Stephen Franzoi, professor psychology, commented on seniors dealing with body image issues after surveying people in their 70s about the topic. Franzoi said, " seemed as though what they were saying was, at a certain point, they gave up comparing themselves to the cultural feminine ideal."

Story appeared on, Feb. 28, 2013

Norah Johnson, assistant professor of nursing, has developed an iPad app that helps autistic children remain calm during medical procedures. Her app is being tested at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and could be ready for distribution in July 2013.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 2, 2013

Paul Gasser, assistant professor of biomedical sciences and expert on PTSD, discussed the Benjamin Sebena case. He believes the behavior of someone with the disorder differs greatly depending on how traumatic the trigger event was. He said the suicide rates of people with PTSD are much higher than homicide rates, but it varies with each person.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 58), Feb. 28-March 1, 2013

Paul Gasser, assistant professor of biomedical sciences and an expert on PTSD, shared that it is not surprising that the survivors of the Azana Salon & Spa are experiencing anxiety and symptoms of PTSD.

Story aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), Feb. 28-March 1, 2013

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