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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.

November 25, 2015


Marquette and A. O. Smith to lead national water initiative
Marquette University and A. O. Smith Corporation have agreed to lead a top-level national initiative aimed at ensuring the continued global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. "We are going to put together a team of experts that will work over the next year to develop this sector and really make some great recommendations on how we should move forward as a nation," Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 20, 2015

Similar story appeared on the websites of The Business Journal and BizTimes, Nov. 20, 2015

Similar stories aired on WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 20, 2015.

New Marquette Law School poll finds Ben Carson leading GOP field
A new Marquette Law School poll finds Ben Carson the favorite of 22 percent in the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary, closely followed by Donald Trump and Marco Rubio at 19 percent each. In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton leads with the support of 50 percent of Democratic registered voters, followed by Bernie Sanders with 41 percent and Martin O'Malley at 2 percent.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 19, 2015

Similar stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WHBY-RADIO (1150 AM), WNCY-RADIO (100 FM), WXOW-TV (ABC 19, La Crosse), and WBAY-TV (ABC 2, Green Bay), and appeared in The Capitol Times and Washington Examiner, Nov. 19-20, 2015

Homeownership advocate wins Marquette social venture contest
Strong Blocks Real Estate LLC, a Milwaukee company that helps economically disadvantaged families become homeowners, won $14,000 and first place in Marquette's 2015 Good Money Challenge. The challenge, organized by Marquette University and sponsored by Brady Corp., offered a funding competition for ideas that have a social or environmental impact.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov, 19, 2015

Luis Feliciano, arts and sciences senior, discussed balancing efforts to earn his degree while training for the U.S. Olympic trials as a light welterweight boxer in a podcast with USA Today. Feliciano is a senior in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and will compete for a spot on the Olympic team Dec. 5-12, 2015 in Reno, Nevada.

Story appeared on the website of USA Today, Nov. 19, 2015

Marquette campus 100-percent smoke free for a day
Marquette participated in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke Out by making the campus smoke free for a day. The university was smoke free even in designated smoking areas.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 19, 2015

Louise Cainkar, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, said the United States needs to think rationally and calmly before implementing any restrictions on Syrian refugees entering the country. "By not allowing them a safe and secure home, they're actually being held hostage to these very terrorists that committed these acts," she said.

Story appeared on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 17, 2015

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate of management, commented on the labor strike at Kohler, saying it will be interesting to learn how the company will respond, and whether it will try to replace the striking workers. “I know they already have a lot of off-shore manufacturing,” Maranto said. “To the extent they have kept the jobs that really do require skill, and where it’s beneficial for them to be close, the union would have more bargaining power in that situation.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Nov. 24, 2015

Bruce Boyden, associate professor of law, commented on a federal judge‘s ruling that copyright laws don‘t shield a major Internet provider from liability for illegal music downloading. Two music companies sued Cox Communications, claiming the cable giant turned a blind eye to illegal downloading by its customers. The judge ruled in favor of the music companies. Boyden said the ruling was “quite significant” because it could force Internet service providers to take allegations of infringement more seriously.

Story appeared on, Nov. 24, 2015

John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering, commented on the CAVE 3D visualization lab and its ability to maintain and manipulate research data. "The need came from people like me who realized that they were really not using and throwing away most of the data they were working so hard to obtain," LaDisa said. "People wanted to get more information from what they were doing and didn't have the ability to expose the data in the way that they wanted."

Story appeared on the website of Higher Ed Tech Decisions, Nov. 19, 2015

Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor and assistant chair of psychology, discussed research that found spending less or no money during the holidays can go further in producing lasting happiness. "It's not how much a person spends, but the way they spend," he said. "Buy truly special gifts, contribute to nonprofits or charities, or spend money on experiences with friends or family. We know that can go a long way in terms of happiness."

Story appeared in Metro Parent Magazine, Nov. 20, 2015

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