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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 9, 2013


'Big Ideas' in 2013
Three Marquette University innovations made the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's list of "Big Ideas" for 2013. The Mobile Legal Clinic, the human-powered nebulizer and the College of Nursing's clinics in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin were all touted as examples of great ideas that came from leading research institutions in Wisconsin in 2013.

Editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 28, 2013

Doug Fisher, director for the Center of Supply Chain Management,
commented on how UPS and FedEx were overloaded on Christmas packages, causing many items to be delivered later than expected. Fisher says that during the holidays, shippers have to expand capacity and there is little room for last minute finesse. Demand prediction is an art, and there is increasingly little wiggle room, he says.

Interview aired nationwide on NPR's Marketplace, including affiliates KCRW-FM (Los Angeles), WDDE-FM (Philadelphia), KUT-FM (Austin), Dec. 26, 2013

McGee Young, associate professor of political science,
was named a "Forty under 40" winner by the Milwaukee Business Journal for his startup company H2Oscore and involvement in Milwaukee's efforts to become a global leader in water technology. The paper will include a full profile of the honorees in its Friday, Jan. 10 issue.

Announcement appeared on, Jan. 7, 2013

The start-up environment and how to succeed in it

According to research by Marquette University's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, more than 90 percent of America's fastest growing companies are partnerships. While this can be a good thing, it is noted that partnerships also can be the demise of the company if there are misaligned values and inconsistent outcome expectations.

Story appeared on, Jan. 2, 2014

Roberta Coles, professor of social and cultural sciences,
discussed a recent study stating that African-American fathers are involved in the lives of their children as much or more so than earlier research indicated. "Some men think when they lose a marriage, they lose the relationship with the kids. For black men that doesn't seem to be as true."

Story appeared on,,,, and numerous other websites, Dec. 20-25, 2013

Athan Theoharis, emeritus professor of history,
commented on the FBI's nationwide domestic surveillance efforts in the 1970s to spy on student protestors and infiltrate civil rights groups.

Story appeared on, Jan. 8, 2014

Robert Scheidt, professor of biomedical engineering,
discussed how he was surprised by a recent study showing that people's ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that expertise to other fine-motor tasks requiring the hands. "For those helping rehabilitate people who have lost motor abilities, this is exactly the result we wanted to see," Scheidt says.

Story appeared on, Dec. 26, 2013

Daniel Blinka, professor of law,
testified for John J. Balistrieri, a felon and the son of Milwaukee's onetime organized crime boss, in the final stages of a bid to win back his law license. Blinka, a former assistant district attorney who worked in the organized crime unit, said that in the years since Balistrieri's release he appears to have shown the good moral character required to hold a law license.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 9, 2014

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the recent home sales reports showing a drop in sales even though totals are ahead of 2012. Clark says three factors are driving the recent softening: Mortgage rates bottomed out 12 months ago and have been rising; home prices have been increasing; and uncertainty associated with the short-lived government shutdown and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance costs have caused some potential buyers to take a "wait and see" attitude.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 24, 2013
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Mary Jo Wiemiller, chair and clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies, discussed the risk football fans and players face being outside in the cold weather during extreme temperatures and wind chills.

Story appeared on, Jan. 5, 2014

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