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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.

October 14, 2015


Marquette scientists find vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change
An increase in woody vines in tropical forests may be significantly accelerating climate change, Marquette University scientists determined in a first-ever forest-level experimental study on the subject. The three-year project by Marquette biologists found that the amount of carbon absorbed in a tropical forest in Panama decreased by 76 percent per year when the woody vines, called lianas, were present.

Story appeared in The New York Times, Oct. 13, 2015

Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and appeared on the websites of Uncover Michigan, The Australian, and The Daily Times Gazette, PHYS, Left-Out, Statesman Tribune, iFree Press, Seating Chair, UPI, Leader Gazette, University Herald, Apex Tribune, Oct. 12-13, 2015

Marquette community celebrates James Foley's life with Mass, installation of painting
Marquette held a Mass of Remembrance for alumnus James Foley. Foley's parents, John and Diane, were on campus and said Marquette's support and prayers have comforted them as they cope with the death of their son. In addition to the Mass, a painting of James that was commissioned during Mission Week in February was installed in the Alumni Memorial Union.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 12, 2015

Similar stories aired on at least nine news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WISC-TV (CBS 3), WSJV-TV (FOX 28), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WQOW-TV (ABC 18), and WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 12, 2015

Story appeared on Yahoo!, Oct. 13, 2015

Marquette poll director discusses Trump and online polls
Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, was cited in a Washington Post column on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump faring better in online polls than in live-caller calls. "Trump has large mode effect: Polls 10 points higher in not-live interview compared to live interview. No other as large," Franklin said in a Tweet that was cited in the article.

Story appeared in the Washington Post, Oct. 14, 2015

Marquette experts score the Democratic Party debate
Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, and Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, both said Hillary Clinton was the clear winner of the first Democratic Party debate.

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-RADIO (AM 620), Oct. 13-14, 2015

New Haggerty Museum of Art director discusses future of museum
Susan Longhenry, director of the Haggerty Museum of Art, said the role of the facility is to use its collections and exhibitions to engage faculty and students in learning. "Our whole point is to enrich the learning happening at Marquette University through object-based learning," she said.

Story appeared on the website of WUWM-RADIO (AM 620), Oct. 13, 2015

Matteo Arena, associate professor of finance, discussed the sale of SABMiller to Anheuser-Busch InBev. Arena said it is likely SBAMiller would be required by federal regulators to sell its stake in the MillerCoors venture.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 13, 2015

Andrew Williams, John P. Raynor, S.J., Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, wowed the crowd at a day-long event called Walk the Talk with a demonstration of a humanoid health coach robot he and his students have developed. Adapting a quote from his former boss, Steve Jobs, Williams said, "The walls between creativity and innovation exist only in your mind."

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 7, 2015

Jay Goldberg, clinical professor of biomedical engineering and director of health care technologies management, commented on the importance of professors having experience in their field. "Many schools are hiring professors of practice who focus on preparing students for the 'real world' of engineering," he said. "These faculty are typically not on the tenure track and focus on teaching, not on research. Having significant industry experience as an engineer allows these faculty to fill a niche in their college that might have been ignored due to the lack of faculty with such experience."

Story appeared on the website of Science Careers, Oct. 9, 2015

Marquette alumna appointed to Wisconsin Supreme Court
Rebecca Bradley, alumna, was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to fill a vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court created when Justice N. Patrick Crooks died last month. Bradley already had announced she was seeking Crooks' seat in the 2016 election, but now will fill out his term while running for the position in a statewide race.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 9, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of at least 10 news outlets, including: WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Chippewa Herald, APG of Wisconsin, TH Online, Rapid News Network, GM today, Dispatch Times, Eau Claire Leader Telegram and Kenosha News, Oct. 10, 2015

Marquette alumna to lead oversight of Alaska's $52 billion trust fund
Angela Rodell, alumna, was selected to be the next executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. The director holds no direct political power, but oversees Alaska's trust fund, currently worth $52 billion. "The job is a really fascinating one for me at this point in my career," Rodell told the board when asked why she applied.

Story appeared on the website of Juneau Empire, Oct. 11, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of Alaska Business Monthly, Oct. 13, 2015

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