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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.

December 17, 2014


Diederich College of Communication receives multi-million dollar donation
Marquette University J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication received a $3.5 million gift from the Bernice Shanke Greiveldinger Charitable Trust to fund capital improvement projects in the college's Johnston Hall. "Through this generous gift, we will redefine space within our historic home to provide advanced technology and a more collaborative environment so that we may deliver the best, most relevant communication education to our students across all disciplines," said Dr. Lori Bergen, dean.

Story appeared on the websites of at least four news outlets, including: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal, WITI-TV (FOX 6) and Urban Milwaukee, Dec. 15-16

Associated Press story appeared on the websites of least three news outlets, including: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Chicago Daily Herald and Appleton Post Crescent, Dec. 16, 2014

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISC-TV (CBS 3), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Dec. 15-16, 2014

College of Health Sciences professor Dr. Murray Blackmore's research highlighted in four-part Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Mark Johnson of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel produced a multimedia narrative titled, "Murray's Problem – Spinal research at Marquette," that explores the research and life experiences of Dr. Murray Blackmore, assistant professor of biomedical sciences. Blackmore seeks the cure for spinal cord injury, a devastating condition that reshaped his mother's life after a car accident.

The four-part series was featured on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as additional media published online.

Chapter One, "Scientist and Son," Dec. 14, 2014
Chapter Two, "A Cruel Mistress," Dec. 15, 2014
Chapter Three, "Ghostly Tendencies," Dec. 16, 2014
Chapter Four, "Hope," Dec. 17, 2014

Marquette University Law School launching Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
Marquette University Law School is launching a Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, the first clinic of its kind in the Milwaukee area. "The goal is to provide free legal services to aspiring companies ranging from high-tech start-ups to mom-and-pop grocery stores," said Nathan Hammons, associate professor of law and director of the new clinic.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 14, 2014
Story appeared on the websites of at least two news outlets, including: WITI-TV (FOX 6) and Biz Times, Dec. 15-16, 2014

Marquette continues review of collegiality, professionalism and academic freedom

Last month, Marquette University began reviewing both a concern raised by a student and a concern raised by a graduate student teaching assistant. Media outlets are reporting that while this review continues, John McAdams, associate professor of political science, has been relieved of his teaching duties and other faculty duties. His salary and benefits will continue during the course of the review.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 17, 2014

Marquette University researchers team-up with former Packers player to explore life after football

Marquette researchers Drs. James Holstein, professor of social and cultural sciences and Richard Jones, professor of social and cultural sciences, have joined forces with George Koonce, former NFL linebacker and Marquette Ph.D. alumnus, to examine the challenges facing players when they leave the NFL in a newly published book. Is There Life After Football? Surviving the NFL looks inside life both in and after the NFL to paint a vivid portrait of what happens when players are thrust into the real world after devoting their entire lives to the game they love.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Dec. 16, 2014

Joseph Kearney, dean and professor of Marquette Law School, discussed his plans to improve the experience of students attending Marquette Law School. "It seems to me that a university ought to be bringing to the city that it serves people with expertise from other places, who might make connections at the university but with individuals who are not part of the university," Kearney said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Dec. 15, 2014

Marquette University School of Dentistry received oral health grant
Delta Dental of Wisconsin, a local nonprofit dental insurance organization, provided oral health grants to a number of Wisconsin organizations, including Marquette School of Dentistry. Through Delta Dental's health grants, scholarships are provided annually to 23 Marquette dental students. In addition, up to two fellows each year are awarded grants to provide dental care in rural settings, while improving their skills.

Story appeared on the website of Wisconsin Health News, Dec. 10, 2014

With the arts under scrutiny, Marquette is refreshing its heart and soul
In a guest piece, Marquette highlighted a teaching project by two Marquette faculty members and how it's tied to the university's liberal arts tradition. Eugenia Afinoguenova, associate professor of Spanish, and Pamela Hill Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism, teamed with leaders from Marquette University's Haggerty Museum of Art to launch a pilot project aiming to use the arts as a platform for cross-disciplinary learning.

Article appeared on the website of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Dec. 16.

Andrew Williams, chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, will partner with CompuGirls to teach girls ages K-12 about robotics in conjunction with the social sciences, computer science and engineering in a culturally sensitive way. The CompuGirl participants will learn how to program humanoid robots and will study human-to-robot interactions.

Story appeared on the website of National Science Foundation, Dec. 12, 2014

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics,
co-authored an article published in the Journal of Labor Research that estimates how President Obama's proposed minimum-wage hike would affect the job market. The article shows that a minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour would eliminate as many as 1.5 million jobs nationwide.

Story appeared on the website of The Mountaineer, Dec. 10, 2014
Similar stories appeared on the websites of at least four news outlets, including: The Rocky Mountain Telegram, The Daily Reflector, Burlington Times-News, and Your Daily Journal, Dec. 10-11, 2014

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