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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.

June 25, 2014


Wild, Lovell look ahead to historic transition at Marquette University

Marquette University Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and President-elect Dr. Michael R. Lovell discussed the historic transition from Jesuit to lay leadership. Lovell's choice as Marquette's first lay president has been well received, Father Wild said. "It helped that a lot of people knew Mike and had a positive feeling about him," he added. After Father Wild hands off his job to President-elect Lovell next week, he will remain at Marquette working part-time in fundraising.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 25, 2014
Related coverage of Dr. Lovell appeared on and aired on WUWM-FM "Lake Effect" (89.7), June 25, 2014

Marquette awarded $2.6 million NIH grant to study stress in drug addiction
Dr. John Mantsch, professor and chair of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that will fund research on the effects of stress in drug addiction relapse. His co-principal investigator is Dr. Cecilia Hillard, professor and director of the neuroscience research center at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 25, 2014

Marquette names Mascari director and chief of public safety
Marquette named Senior Lieutenant Paul A. Mascari director and chief of the Department of Public Safety. Serving as the interim associate director of DPS since September 2013, Mascari led the operational, training, administrative and auxiliary activities of nearly 90 uniformed public safety personnel, four civilian employees and 100 student employees. He has been with the department since 2004.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 24, 2014

James Marten, chair and professor of history, explained how the course of our nation's economic history has influenced the expectations of childhood. By explaining new phenomenon of the "boomerang" generation, young adults in their 20s and 30s who still live with their parents, Marten shed some light on the progression of youth independence.

Story appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, June 22, 2014

Matt Mitten, professor of law and director of National Sports Law Institute, commented on whether colleges can afford to pay their student athletes. Mitten said it's not a matter of whether Big Ten Conference schools can afford stipends, since they generate substantial revenue: "The real question is how many of their athletes would be getting the stipend," he said.

Story appeared on, June 25, 2014

Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology,
helped explain why certain "Type-A" individuals may be seen as "spoilsports" by family members. "Certain individuals have trouble turning off a certain personality style that has proven successful in their careers. This personality style permeates all aspects of their lives," Franzoi said.

Story appeared on, June 24, 2014

Marquette honors trustee, alumni at Women of Influence ceremony

Representatives from Marquette University, including
President-elect Dr. Michael R. Lovell and Interim President Robert A. Wild, joined nearly 900 Milwaukee-area business executives to honor the Milwaukee Business Journal's 2014 Women of Influence. The event honored several Marquette alumni and Dr. Peggy Troy, trustee and alumna, who is president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Story appeared on, June 21, 2014
Troy profile appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 20, 2014

David Clark, professor of economics,
discussed the overall decline in Wisconsin home sales. Although last winter's harsh weather has been seen as the major contributing factor in the drop-off of sales this year, Clark explained why tighter lending regulations also have an impact.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 24, 2014

Devin Turner and Charlie Beckwith, engineering students who graduated in May,
have been recognized for leveraging mobile technology to make office meetings and professionals' lives easier. Their app, which won funding through the Rice University business plan competition, simplifies the PowerPoint presentation through patented wireless technology.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 20, 2014

Heather Hlavka, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences,
wrote a report on the normalization of sexual violence among young girls, which will appear in the June issue of Gender and Society.

Story appeared on, June 24, 2014
Similar story aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), June 22, 2014

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