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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.

February 6, 2014


Rwanda survivor served as keynote speaker for Marquette conference on forgiveness
Bestselling Catholic author Immaculée Ilibagiza, who survived the Rwanda genocide, was the keynote speaker for Marquette's annual Mission Week, which focused on the "Art and Practice of Forgiveness." Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theology and associate director of Undergraduate Studies, also spoke about the ways race and ethnicity divide people.

Story appeared on, Jan. 30, 2014

Marquette College of Nursing wins Central City Business Award
Marquette's College of Nursing, along with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has been awarded the Milwaukee Business Journal's 2014 Central City Business Award. The two organizations are being honored for partnering on two new nurse-managed community clinics to bring health care options closer to vulnerable patient populations in Milwaukee.

Story appeared on, Feb. 3, 2014

Marquette University Law School launches Mobile Legal Clinic
Marquette University Law School has launched a new Mobile Legal Clinic formed in partnership with the Milwaukee Bar Association to deliver volunteer legal services in underserved areas. "The Mobile Legal Clinic reflects the service-oriented mission of Marquette University Law School and the larger legal profession," said Dean Joseph D. Kearney.

Story appeared on, Feb. 5, 2014

Nick Contorno remembered as a welcoming sage in music programs

Composer, educator and Marquette's director of music programs for 24 years, Nick Contorno, died Feb. 2. He was 75. Band alumni remember "Dr. C" as a first-rate educator who embodied strong Jesuit values.

Obituary appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 4, 2014

Effective road salting reduces winter storm crashes
A Marquette study that credits effective road salting with reducing winter storm crashes by 88 percent and injuries by 85 percent, was cited by Lori Roman, president of the Alexandria-based Salt Institute, who believes sodium is what has saved the region of Alexandria, Va., from catastrophe this winter.

Story appeared on, Jan. 31, 2014

Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of Engineering,
is the recipient of the 2013 Dirk Brouwer Award given by the American Astronautical Society. Bishop was selected for his contributions to the theory and practice of navigation and control of autonomous aerospace systems, as well as for his mark on engineering education.

Story appeared on, Feb. 3, 2014

John McAdams, associate professor of political science,
commented on the reasoning behind President Obama's visit to the GE plant in Waukesha on Jan. 30. "If you come in and tout manufacturing and laud an American manufacturing firm, that's pretty non-controversial. If you put a partisan edge on things, that might tend to undercut the sort of feel-good message," McAdams said.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (FM-89.7), Jan. 29-30, 2014

Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator,
discussed what the diet of an Olympic athlete really looks like. "Nutrition is huge. They have to be fueled appropriately in order to meet the training requirements for them and meet the performance requirements for their sport," Kipp said.

Story aired on, Feb. 5, 2014

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the jump in 2013 home prices due to the steady economy. Clark said the reduced inventory of homes for sale has created "a much more balanced market" between buyers and sellers. He expects sale price increases to keep pace with inflation this year, but not exceed it like they did in 2013.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 2, 2014

Paul Secunda, professor of law, expressed what he expects the United Automobile Workers union will do after Volkswagen's employees at a southern assembly plant vote on whether they wish to be represented by the UAW. "If the UAW is successful, the union will take that momentum to Nissan and Mercedes and others," Secunda said.

Story appeared on, Feb. 3, 2014

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