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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.

July 18, 2013


Marquette announces new vice president for university advancement
After a national search, Michael VanDerhoef has been named vice president for university advancement. VanDerhoef, a 1984 Marquette graduate, currently serves as president of the Virginia Mason Foundation, the fundraising arm of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

Story appeared on, July 17, 2013

Paula Papanek, associate professor and director of the exercise science program,
said, "Exercise for aging is truly the fountain of youth," regarding a study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week. The study found that while the U.S. made "substantial progress" in improving health from 1990 to 2010, Americans lag many other high-income countries on life expectancy and other measures.

Story appeared on the Wall Street Journal's, July 18, 2013

Andrew Williams, professor of electrical and computer engineering,
discussed the humanoid robot that undergraduate engineering students are currently building in the Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics lab. "My goal is to have an educated workforce that knows how to program the robots, knows how to design them and serve human needs in an ethical way," Williams said.

Story appeared on, July 17, 2013

Longtime protester cited for trespassing
Bob Graf, a Marquette alumnus and longtime anti-war activist, was convicted in a genial proceeding and was given a $171 fine that he must pay within 90 days or face a four-day stint in jail.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and National Catholic Reporter, July 16, 2013

Beatles stayed in what is now a Marquette dorm in 1964
Zachary Staszewski, residence hall director, discussed the history of one of Marquette's dormitories, Mashuda Hall, where the Beatles stayed during their Wisconsin debut in 1964. Staszewski said that, while the place looks a little different, Paul McCartney has an open invitation.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 16, 2013

Marquette ranked amongst biggest deals in WHEFA's busiest year
Low-interest financing and refinancing activity for Wisconsin nonprofit health and educational institutions, including Marquette University and Froedtert Health, hit a record level for the fiscal year ending June 30. Marquette financed about $45 million in new construction and refinanced about $41 million in debt.

Story appeared on, July 11, 2013

Craig Andrews, Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing, has been named the 2013-14 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. During his sabbatical, Andrews will continue his research on the effectiveness of using graphic pictorial warnings on cigarette packages to increase information about the severity of tobacco's health risks in countries around the world.

Story appeared on, July 10, 2013

Edward Blumenthal, associate professor of biological sciences,
commented on this summer's large mosquito population, saying, "It was a very wet spring so I think it has been a bad year for mosquitoes. Certainly compared to last year."

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 12, 2013

Steven Frieder, assistant to the president and corporate secretary, discussed the reasoning for Americans' great interest in the birth of the royal baby. "What makes this particularly interesting is that they've changed the law so that if the baby is a boy or a girl, this baby will, if all happens as expected, one day be either king or queen," said Frieder.

Interview aired on WTMJ-AM (620), July 16, 2013

Marquette dormitories and apartments serve as summertime hostels While students are away on summer vacation, Marquette University provides some residence halls and apartment buildings as hostels for traveling groups, wedding parties, conventions or other events requiring a place for visitors to stay.

Story appeared on, July 18, 2013

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