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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.

May 14, 2014


Marquette College of Engineering honored with Eureka Award
Marquette's College of Engineering was one of the recipients of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Eureka Awards for its invention of the "human-powered nebulizer," a simple, hand-cranked machine to make medical treatment available to millions of people in developing countries where a lack of electricity turns respiratory diseases into life-threatening conditions. The Eureka Awards recognize creativity, innovation and progress in business, the arts, education, health care and other areas.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, May 9, 2014

Q&A with Commencement speaker Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Rev. James Martin, S.J., Catholic author and commentator, will return to Milwaukee this weekend for dual engagements at Marquette University. Father Martin will deliver the Commencement address for Marquette's Class of 2014 on Sunday, May 18, as well as give a talk on Friday, May 16, at Church of the Gesu, where he will recount the journey to Israel that informed his latest book, Jesus: A Pilgrimage.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 14, 2014

App developed by Marquette, MCW helps bridge gap between veterans, support system
Marquette has partnered with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Dryhootch to create a smartphone app that will help military veterans, particularly those who suffer from panic and anxiety, assimilate back into civilian life. Dr. Iqbal Ahamed, professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, and his students are developing the technology for the app, which will be launched this fall.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 13, 2014

Political polarization report result of Law School fellowship
Through a fellowship supported by the Marquette University Law School Lubar Fund for Public Policy Research, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Washington Bureau Chief and Law School fellow Craig Gilbert produced a special report on political polarization in Wisconsin and the nation. Gilbert partnered with Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Univeristy Law School Poll, to extensively study and analyze voting trends in metropolitan Milwaukee and the state, concluding that the region is now "one of the America's most polarized places," and is illustrative of several national trends. The fellowship will result in a four-part series in the paper and a special one-day conference hosted by Marquette University Law School, May 15.

Part three of the special report appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 11, 2014
Part four of the special report appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 14, 2014

Marquette University: Most desirable college in Wisconsin?
eCollegeFinder, a higher education information website, says Marquette University is the most desirable college in Wisconsin based on the number of applications each school received this year. The site culled its data from the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Story appeared on and, May 6, 2014

Marquette confirms case of mumps

Three Wisconsin college campuses have recently had students diagnosed with mumps, including one confirmed case at Marquette, three at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and 13 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Unlike the state's public universities, Marquette requires students to have received two doses of the mumps-measles-rubella vaccine before they can register for classes. State law prohibits the state schools from making that requirement.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 10, 2014
Story also appeared on and, May 8-9, 2014

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-AM (FM 620), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), May 9-10, 2014

Suspects charged in holdup, shooting; victim shares his story

A student shot in the hand during an armed robbery on campus spoke about the incident. "I love Marquette and that's where I plan on going for the next three years," the student said. Two suspects have been charged in connection with the incidents.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 9, 2014
Follow-up story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 12-13, 2014

Marquette students release documentary: 'Never Too Loud, Never Too Old'

Several Marquette University students, including Francesca Reed and Elle Gehringer, recently premiered their video documentary about Greg Kot, a longtime Chicago Tribune rock music critic and author of several books on musical subjects. The documentary was honored at the 2014 Diederich College of Communication Student Film Festival for its spectacular editing.

Story appeared on, May 12, 2014

Marquette health care forum addresses infant mortality in Milwaukee
In April, Marquette's College of Nursing hosted its fifth annual Health Care Forum, in partnership with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. More than 140 health care providers, educators, health professionals and community members gathered on campus to discuss Milwaukee's infant mortality rate.

Story appeared in Nursing Matters (page 12), May 2014

Debra Oswald, associate professor of psychology,
had her research cited in an article about friendship. Oswald's study defines friendship based on four basic behaviors that, regardless of age, are necessary to maintain a bond: self-disclosure, supportiveness, interaction and positivity.

Story appeared on, May 13, 2014

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