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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.

August 20, 2014


Marquette mourns the death of alumnus James Foley
The Marquette community is deeply saddened by the death of alumnus and freelance journalist James Foley. James had a heart for social justice and used his immense talents to tell the difficult stories in the hopes that they might make a difference in the world - a measure of his character for which we could not be prouder. A prayer vigil in his remembrance and in support of the Foley family will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Family (Alumni Memorial Union, Second Floor) on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 20, 2014

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New 3D Visualization Lab hosted Marquette nursing students this summer

Marquette's new 3D Visualization Lab, installed this spring and designed by animation students from Milwaukee Area Technical College, mixes reality with virtual reality to aid Marquette nurses and researchers with "immersive visualization," said
John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Visualization Lab. This summer the lab simulated a virtual hospital room for a nursing class' training exercises.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 15, 2014

President Lovell to jumpstart MiKE initiative

As new co-chair of Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE), Marquette President Michael R. Lovell will help lead the initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee focused on supporting a local entrepreneurial environment. "I am looking forward to helping create talent networks to foster innovation in Milwaukee and serving at the interface between university and industry," said Lovell.

Story appeared on, Aug. 18, 2014

Milwaukee police investigate double homicide near Marquette
According to Milwaukee police, suspects are in custody after a double homicide of two male victims on Aug. 16. The shooting took place at a residence near Marquette. A public safety alert was sent to students overnight.

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Walter Mason, director of the Haggerty Museum of Art,
was named the new director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Sheldon Museum of Art. Before joining Marquette in 2007, Mason directed galleries at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, the University of Idaho and the University of Maine. He has organized more than 60 art exhibitions. Lee Coppernoll will serve as the Haggerty's interim director.

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Marquette broke ground on new home for Jesuit priests
Marquette broke ground on the new Jesuit Residence Aug. 15. The university raised more than $15 million to build the 40,000-square-foot, five-story building near the Alumni Memorial Union.

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Marquette Theatre drama a must-see before Christmas

In the Red and Brown Water, a collaboration between Marquette Theatre and UPROOTED Theatre, made the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's list of top 26 Milwaukee performances to see this fall. Set in Louisiana, In the Red and Brown Water tells a poetic story drawing on folk tales and Yoruba traditions.

Story appeared on, Aug. 15, 2014

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science,
spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich following the primary elections about the meaning of voter turnout in the primary, the results themselves and what voters should look for as candidates gear up for the main elections.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Aug. 13, 2014

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning,
launched a new website,, as a live companion to his forthcoming memoir, No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform. Fuller's new book and website chronicle his journey as a longtime education activist since the 1960s and '70s.

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Timothy Cigelske, director of social media,
commented on the issue of hoaxes and the spread of misinformation on social media. Being mislead in a public forum can be embarrassing and lead people to be more cautious, said Cigelske. He said it is a lot easier to debunk a traditional hoax than someone's randomly made up story. "Personally, what people can do is know that not everything they see is true," Cigelske added.

Story appeared on, Aug. 14, 2014

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