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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.

July 23, 2014


Lovell pushing to create regional technology transfer organization

In a one-on-one interview with BizTimes Milwaukee, Marquette President Michael R. Lovell
discussed his priorities for Marquette. Among them is a drive to develop a technology transfer organization with other area institutions so they can step up as technology leaders and stimulate regional economic growth.

Interview appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, July 21, 2014

Search committee finalized for new vice president and director of athletics

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell plans to hire a new vice president and director of athletics by the end of the fall semester and has appointed Dr. William Henk, dean of the College of Education,
to chair the search committee. "Our search committee and partnering search firm have already been actively seeking input across campus to determine the most important attributes of the next leader of our student athletes," President Lovell said.

Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on and, July 21-22

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 22, 2014

Marquette team heads to RoboCup

This week, students from Marquette University embarked on a trip to Brazil to compete at RoboCup, the World Cup for robots. Marquette will be the sole American representative for the teen-size division of the tournament, a competition for 3-feet-tall humanoids.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 19. 2014
Related video appeared on, July 18, 2014

Wire story appeared on,,, and, July 18, 2014

Felicia Miller, assistant professor of marketing,
commented on Gov. Scott Walker's criticism of Trek Bicycle Corp.'s decision to send jobs to China after receiving grants funded with Wisconsin taxpayers' money, saying Walker took a "very calculated risk" by going after Trek. "I'm sure they've done some research and found that's going to play well with whatever constituency you're trying to reach," Miller added.

Associated Press wire story appeared on,,,,, and, July 20-21, 2014

Lowell Barrington, chair and associate professor of political science,
commented on the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane that crashed in Ukraine on July 17, saying the events are a game-changer. "This is a really, really big deal because when civilian airliners are shot down in conflict, the international community cannot sit by at that point," said Barrington.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), July 17-18, 2014

Herbert Lowe, professional in residence and director of journalism for social change,
reacted to the first-person account in Sports Illustrated by LeBron James on his decision to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers and if the story was quality journalism. "I absolutely want to use this article in a way to teach my journalism students how it is you can develop sources, why it's important to develop sources, why it's important to develop trust, not only with your sources but with your editors," he said.

Blog appeared on, July 18, 2014

Marta Magiera, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science,
received a $792,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation to support her research on mathematics teacher preparation. "We will be able to better understand the best ways of helping pre-service teachers become effective in developing mathematical reasoning skills in their future students and learning mathematics with understanding," Magiera said of this specific grant.

Story appeared on, July 21, 2014

David Clark, professor of economics, stated how the increase in the number of Wisconsin homes for sale resulted in a 4.5 percent increase in home sales in June. "We had a 7.4 percent increase in listings. That ought to keep prices from spiking up much and make for relatively favorable markets for buyers," Clark said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 22, 2014

Daniel Blinka, professor of law, and Thomas Hammer, associate professor of law,
summarized select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ranging from cases of motor vehicle and employment law to criminal law.

Column appeared on, July 22, 2014

Andrea Schneider, professor of law,
recently returned from Israel where she witnessed firsthand the escalation of violence, and met with Israeli journalists and political leaders to discuss the Mideast issue. "I've been to Israel many, many times and you walk around. This is the first time ever I've walked around with a pit in my stomach," Schneider said of the state of fighting on the ground.

Story aired on WLUK-TV (FOX 11), July 16, 2014

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