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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.

September 17, 2014

TOP STORIES

President Michael R. Lovell participates in several interviews during Inauguration Week, Sept. 13-20
Marquette will officially welcome President Michael R. Lovell in an Inaugural Mass on Sept. 18 and an Inauguration Ceremony on Sept. 19. President Lovell participated in several interviews this week where he discussed his new position, campus and community issues, and planning for Marquette's future.

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WGBA-TV (NBC 26) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 15-17, 2014

Interview with President Lovell regarding campus safety aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 16, 2014

Similar stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 14-16, 2014


Two Marquette professors interviewed on National Public Radio
David Clark, professor of economics,
commented on the economic impact of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. airlines. According to his model, domestic air travel in Sept. 2001 was down by more than half. "But as you got closer to the one-year anniversary there was a rather substantial decline," said Clark.

David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program,
discussed the benefit of Twitter's plan to raise at least $1.3 billion by issuing convertible bonds. "It's a very opportune time for companies that may not be investment grade to be able to go out and lock in some long-term money at some very attractive rates," Krause said.

Clark interview aired on National Public Radio story aired on dozens of affiliate stations nationwide, Sept. 11, 2014
Krause interview National Public Radio story aired on dozens of affiliate stations nationwide, Sept. 11, 2014


O'Brien Fellow, Marquette students investigate threats to the Great Lakes in Journal Sentinel series
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and O'Brien Fellow Dan Egan, along with students from the Diederich College of Communication, produced a three-part investigative journalism series as part of Egan's project, "A Watershed Moment: Great Lakes at a Crossroads," which seeks to inform readers about the enormous environmental destruction caused by invasive species entering the seven magnificent lakes and all inland waters from around the globe.

Part I appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 14, 2014
Part II appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 15, 2014
Part III appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 16, 2014


Law School Lubar Fellow Don Walker reports on the prospect of a new downtown arena and related development

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and Law School Lubar Fellow Don Walker, produced a three-part journalism series reporting the prospect of a new downtown arena and related development.

Part I appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 14, 2014
Part II appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 17, 2014

An interview with President Lovell regarding a proposed downtown arena aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 10, 2014


President Michael R. Lovell co-founds Energy Innovation Center to bring together businesses and research

The Energy Innovation Center, a partnership between Wisconsin business and engineering schools, co-founded by Marquette President Michael R. Lovell, will soon become a place of innovation, prototyping, testing and home to start-up businesses.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 14, 2014


Marquette receives Milwaukee Business Journal's Healthiest Employers Award
Marquette has been honored as a Healthiest Employer by the Milwaukee Business Journal. The university will be honored at an awards luncheon in October and will be featured in the Milwaukee Business Journal on Oct. 31.

Story appeared on BizJournals.com, Sept. 11, 2014

Thousands gather at Marquette for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital
Organizers raised more than $1 million at this year's Briggs and Al's Run/Walk for Children's Hospital. Thousands of runners started the race on Marquette's campus, including President Michael R. Lovell, Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Wojciechowski and Head Women's Basketball Coach Carolyn Kieger.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 13, 2014
Story appeared on BizTimes.com, Sept. 11, 2014


Marquette, Brady Corporation partner on 2014 Good Money Challenge
Marquette University's Social Innovation Initiative, in partnership with Brady Corporation, is accepting applications for the 2014 Good Money Challenge, which will award $25,000 in seed money to enterprises or ideas with the potential to change the community.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 11, 2014
Similar stories appeared on UrbanMilwaukee.com and BizTimes.com, Sept. 10-11, 2014


Kimberly-Clark CEO to keynote Marquette Business Leaders Forum

Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, will deliver the keynote speech at the College of Business Administration's annual Business Leaders Forum luncheon. Falk is the architect of Kimberly-Clark's Global Business Plan and since his leadership began in 2002, the company has grown sales to $21 billion as of 2013. The public event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the Alumni Memorial Union.

Story appeared on BizTimes.com, Sept. 12, 2014


Amy Van Hecke, associate professor of psychology and director of the Marquette Autism Clinic,
has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin to study how treatments for autism spectrum disorder affect the brain. Van Hecke is the recipient of one of four grants awarded this year by the CTSI that provides up to $140,000 per year in salary and benefits, as well as $25,000 to support her research.

Story appeared on BizTimes.com, Sept. 10, 2014
Similar story appeared on WaukeshaNow.com, Sept. 12, 2014


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