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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.

March 18, 2015


Chaplain of men's basketball profiled in New York Times
Rev. William Kelly, S.J., 91, has been the chaplain for the Marquette Men's Basketball program since 1984. Father Kelly is one of five chaplains in the Big East conference who travels with the team. "I'm simply a presence for whenever they need me," Father Kelly said.

Story appeared on the website of the New York Times, March 13, 2015

Andrew Williams, professor and John P. Raynor, S.J., Distinguished Chair of electrical and computer engineering,
discussed the challenges of building athletic robots. "If we can have robots that are advanced enough to play soccer and beat humans, there will be a lot of theory and practical inventions that go well beyond the playing field," Williams said.

Story appeared on the website of New York Magazine, March 16, 2015

Marissa Lovell, a sophomore in the College of Health Sciences,
and daughter of Marquette President Michael R. Lovell, discussed her personal struggle with overcoming anorexia in an effort to build awareness of the eating disorder on campus. "I decided to do it because I feel like there's a huge lack of education on eating disorders," Lovell said. "Misunderstandings can be harmful."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 14, 2015

Dr. Joseph Schimmels, associate dean for research and professor of mechanical engineering,
will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors on Friday, March 20. Election to the National Academy of Inventors is an exclusive professional distinction for academic inventors, who are nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.

Announcement of Schimmels' election appeared on the website of Urban Milwaukee and WisBusiness, March 12, 2015

Paul Secunda, professor of law, explained the right-to-work legislation that Gov. Scott Walker signed March 9. "It is a law that allows unionized employees to not pay certain union dues for services that the union must provide them under the National Labor Relations Act. As a result, employees not paying these union dues are free riders and the rest of the union membership must pay those shares of dues," Secunda said.

Story appeared on the website of Employment Law Daily, March 11, 2015

James Holstein, professor of social and cultural sciences; and Richard Jones, professor of social and cultural sciences,
discussed the dangers of concussions amid Chris Borland's decision to retire from the NFL after one season at the age of 24. Holstein and Jones co-authored Is There Life After Football? Surviving the NFL, with former NFL player George Koonce, which looks inside life both in and after the NFL.

Story aired on at least three news outlets, including: WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and WTMJ-RADIO (620-AM), March 17, 2015

Marquette men's lacrosse team undefeated
Marquette men's lacrosse team is currently undefeated, surprising the nation with its record (7-0) and national ranking (No. 10). The two-year-old program is led by Head Coach Joe Amplo. "I reminded them that we needed to play with the same edge that got us through the end of the season," Amplo said.

Story appeared on the website of the Baltimore Sun, March 14, 2015

Marquette students spend spring break volunteering
Each year, hundreds of Marquette students forgo a traditional spring break and participate in service trips. One group of Marquette students traveled to Pulaski, Virginia, and helped clean the Pulaski Free Clinic, paint the Pulaski Theatre and assisted with renovations at the Hensel Eckman YMCA. Another group went to Enid, Oklahoma, where they worked with the local Habitat for Humanity to do construction, landscaping, painting and insulation installment on a home.

Story appeared on the websites of Southwest Times and Enid News, March 14-17, 2015

Mike Neufeldt, Comm '00,
died March 17 at age 37. Neufeldt was the former National Muscular Dystrophy Association goodwill ambassador. Neufeldt, who was a Burke Scholar, majored in broadcast and electronic communication with a minor in marketing. He worked at Harley-Davidson in online programs and operations.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 17, 2015

Solitary confinement replica on display at Marquette
A life-size replica of a solitary confinement cell is on display this week in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' lobby. The intent of the display is to bring attention to several campaigns for prison reform. The display will remain on campus through March 20.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 17, 2015

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