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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.

November 21, 2013

TOP STORIES

John McAdams, associate professor of political science and a nationally recognized academic who has studied, taught and published on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has been featured recently in a host of national and local news outlets, just as the country readies to mark the 50th anniversary of that deadly day in Dealey Plaza.

Feature profile appeared in TIME Magazine, Nov. 5, 2013
Story appeared on USNews.com, Nov. 19, 2013
Related stories appeared on YahooVoices.com, JFKFacts.org and DallasNews.com, LiveScience.com, Nov. 14-16, 2013
Story aired on CNN, KESQ-TV (ABC 3), WGN-TV (CW 9), Newfoundland TV and numerous other TV and radio stations nationwide, Nov. 14-17, 2013


Andrew Williams, John P. Raynor, S.J., Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering,
who was recently named by Milwaukee Magazine as one of the area's 20 most creative people, was interviewed – along with sidekick Rosie The Robot – about robotics and opportunity in engineering education.

Interview aired on "Fox 6 Studio A," WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 15, 2013

Marquette program talks to autistic teens 'in their own language'
During the three years that the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills has been operating at Marquette University, demand for its services has been high. The program, which is run by Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, with the help of six graduate students, is the only intervention offered in the Midwest for higher-functioning teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Story appeared on MilwaukeeNNS.org, Nov. 18, 2013


Marquette encouraged by first open online course

Marquette's first "massive open online course" could be the start of a whole new way of presenting content and attracting students. The university introduced its first MOOC on investing in September, and the response has been encouraging, said David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program in the College of Business Administration and the MOOC's developer and instructor. As of Nov. 11, 2,885 people worldwide had enrolled.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Nov. 15, 2013


Marquette's Kohler Center of Entrepreneurship listed as one of the programs offering entrepreneurial education in Wisconsin
Marquette University's Kohler Center of Entrepreneurship was featured as one of the established, organized entrepreneurial education programs on Wisconsin campuses. Campus entrepreneurism was listed as one of the 10 trends shaping the future of Wisconsin's tech-based economy.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on WisconsinTechnologyCouncil.com, InceptionLaunch.com and WTNNews.com, Nov. 16-18, 2013


Marquette Theatre tackles a challenging comedy with production of The Boys Next Door
Marquette University's production of Tom Griffin's The Boys Next Door, which ran through Nov. 17, provided perspective into the lives of four men with mental challenges living together in a group home.

Story appeared on ExpressMilwaukee.com, Nov. 15 2013


David Clark, professor of economics,
commented on October home sales figures in Wisconsin, which were nearly identical to last year's home sales – they moved only 0.1 percent from October 2012, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal, Nov. 19, 2013
Sentinel Similar stories appeared on Kenosha News.com, News.WPR.com, Madison.com and HaywardWI.com, Nov. 18-19, 2013


Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, discussed Gov. Scott Walker, his political campaign and conservative groups as apparent targets of nearly 30 subpoenas seeking records related to the 2011 and 2012 recall attempts against the governor and Republican state senators. Geske claimed 30 subpoenas is a large number, but understandable.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Nov. 19, 2013
Similar story appeared on SuperiorTelegram.com, Nov. 20, 2013

Felicia Miller, assistant professor of marketing, discussed price wars surrounding the sale of electronics online and at various retail stores during the Christmas shopping season.

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (AM 620), Nov. 20, 2013


James Nortey, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences,
left his native country of Ghana for Lakeville, Conn., through the "Right to Dream Academy," a charity that offers underprivileged children in Africa the opportunity to reach their true potential. Nortey played soccer at The Hotchkiss School and now plays for the Marquette men's soccer team.

Story appeared on Fox6Now.com, Nov. 17, 2013



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