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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 30, 2016


Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin announce Biomedical Engineering Department

Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin have announced the creation of the Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical Engineering Department which will bring together the engineering education and research expertise of Marquette and the medical research, technology and clinical expertise of MCW to provide an inclusive education model for the next generation of engineers, scientists and physicians.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 28, 2016

Story appeared on Biz Times, Wis Business and Wauwatosa Now, March 28-29, 2016

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio (FM 89.7), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WMTV-TV (NBC 15, Madison), and WMSN-TV (FOX 47, Madison), WSAW-TV (CBS 7, Wausau) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), March 28-29, 2016

Associated Press story appeared on Modern Healthcare, Daily Journal, GM Today and The Republic, March 28- 29, 2016

Media coverage on personnel issue

Media coverage has continued regarding the ongoing personnel issue involving John McAdams, associate professor of political science. In a letter to Marquette faculty and staff on March 24, President Michael R. Lovell shared that he would formally implement the Faculty Hearing Committee’s unanimous recommendation. “While I cannot provide specific details of the recommendation because it relates to a personnel matter, I can assure you that my decision has been guided by Marquette University’s values and is solely based on Professor McAdams’ actions, and not political or ideological views expressed in his blog,” said President Lovell.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 25, 2016

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (Fox 6), WGN-TV (CW 9, Chicago), WTMJ-Radio (AM 620) and WHBL-Radio (AM 1330, Sheboygan), March 24-27, 2016

Similar stories appeared on Marquette Wire, Inside Higher Ed, Wisconsin Watchdog, The College Fix, Accuracy in Academia, Town Hall, Daily Callers and Breitbart, March 24-30, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, and Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on how Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are shifting their focus to Wisconsin voters ahead of the April 5 primary. “On the one hand, Wisconsin is more obviously friendly Bernie territory; on the other hand, things that are rare don’t happen that often,” Azari said.

Story appeared on Newsweek, March 28, 2016

Immersive exercise classes offered to Marquette community with help of new technology

The Opus College of Engineering’s Visualization Lab, in conjunction with the Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center, offer immersive exercise classes for faculty, staff and students. With the help of evolving technology, cycling classes are a new addition. “Our goal is to give busy people a quality workout over lunch in a way that’s motivating,” said John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Marquette Visualization Lab.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 28, 2016

Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on the Labor Department’s recent release of a rule requiring employers to disclose relationships with the consultants they hire to help persuade workers not to form a union or support a union’s collective bargaining position. “Employees should understand that the employer is not just speaking generically in their best interest,” he said. “They wouldn’t spend so much on persuaders if it wasn’t important to keep unions out of the workplace.”

Story appeared in the Boston Globe, March 23, 2016

Similar stories appeared on Employment Law Daily and All Gov, March 24-25, 2016

Murray Blackmore, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, discussed his research to improve the life of those who have sustained spinal cord injuries. He and his student researchers use gene therapy to genetically modify injured nerve cells in the hopes to someday find a cure. “It’s an emotional connection,” Blackmore said, referring to his mother who sustained spinal injuries in a car accident.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 27, 2016

Marquette, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, City of Milwaukee announce partnership with International Water Association

Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the International Water Association is establishing its North American Regional Office at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee. The partnership will promote joint research and the development and deployment of sustainable water solutions at the municipal level.

Story appeared on Storm Water Solutions, Milwaukee Courier and Plumbing Engineer, March 23-25, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, commented on the presidential candidates spending a lot of time in Wisconsin before the April 5 primary. “It can get people even more excited about the election coming up and get people more involved,” he said

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 29, 2016

Susan Giaimo, visiting assistant professor of political science, contributed to an article that ranked 2016's best and worst states for doctors. Giaimo also discussed the future of the medical profession and the effects of the Affordable Care Act on physicians. “It is a positive for doctors. More of their patients have insurance now,” Giaimo said.

Story appeared on Wallet Hub, March 28, 2016

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