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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.

May 13, 2015


Marquette unveils early design concepts for proposed athletic performance research center

Marquette released preliminary design concepts of its planned world-class athletic performance research center, which is part of a strategic partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks. The facility, which was first announced by President Michael R. Lovell in his Presidential Address in January, will support elite-level intercollegiate and professional athletics, academic research, and campus health and wellness initiatives.

Story appeared on the websites of at least six news outlets, including: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Milwaukee Business Journal, BizTimes, Fox6Now, Sun Times and Behind the Buck Pass, May 7, 2015

Ropella named next Opus Dean of Engineering
Kristina Ropella, who has served as the interim Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering, was named to the position permanently. She has been a professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette since 1990. She received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette, and later went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 13, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the websites of the Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes, May 12, 2015

Marquette unveils design for new space in Global Water Center
Marquette is about to begin construction of its 8,000-square-foot space in the Global Water Center, a collaborative water-industry consortium in Milwaukee’s Walker Point neighborhood. The building houses water-related research facilities for universities, existing water-related companies and accelerator space for emerging companies.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 7, 2015

Marquette appoints new Keyes Dean of Business Administration
Dr. Brian Till, dean at Xavier University’s Williams College of Business, was named the next James H. Keyes Dean for the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management. Till will assume his new role July 13.

Story appeared on the websites of at least four news outlets, including: Cincinnati, One News Page and Cincinnati Business Courier, May 8-12, 2015

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute, made a prediction on the NFL’s punishment of the New England Patriots for deflating footballs in the AFL Championship Game. "I wouldn’t be surprised if Tom Brady is suspended for a game or two and/or fined a significant amount (depending on the permissible range of sanctions) based on the independent investigator’s finding that he was likely aware the balls were being deflated and he refused to cooperate with the investigation by providing his emails, texts and phone records," Mitten said.

Story appeared on the website of the New York Times, May 7, 2015

Devin Turner and Charlie Beckwith, both Eng ’14, developed the FocalCast mobile application that allows users to present PowerPoints and interactive whiteboards wirelessly from a tablet or smartphone. "It always bothered me that we have all of these smart phones and tablets and we still need to be hitched to cords to give a presentation. The phone you have in your pocket has more computing power than the rocket that went to the moon. Yet you still need a cord to connect it. It’s ridiculous. So we set out to solve the problem," said Turner, who worked as a structural engineer at NASA while a student at Marquette.

Story appeared on the website of the St. Louis Business Journal, May 12, 2015

Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, professor and associate director of undergraduate studies of theology, spoke about racial relations to participants of the People Improving Communities through Organizing conference and to residents of the North Philadelphia community at Our Lady of Hope Church in Philadelphia.

Story appeared on the website of Catholic Philly, May 6, 2015

Nadelle Grossman, professor of law, discussed Verizon’s new custom TV package that allows customers to pick 15 channels they want to pay to watch instead of paying large cable bills, and how it affects FCC regulations.

Story aired on WBBR-RADIO (1130 AM, New York), May 9, 2015

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, wrote an article about Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s lawsuit seeking to stop her colleagues from voting immediately to select a new chief justice. Fallone said the language of state constitution suggests a switch in chief justices must wait until Abrahamson’s current term ends.

Story appeared on the website of Urban Milwaukee, May 11, 2015

Stephanie Russell, vice president of mission and ministry, gave a reflection at the end of the Seton Hill University inauguration mass.

Story appeared on the website of Diocese of Greensburg, May 7, 2015

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