Marquette senior with rare memory profiled in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Marquette senior Markie Pasternak recently discovered she has superior autobiographical memory with the assistance of Kristy Nielson, professor of psychology. Pasternak is one of about 100 known people in the United States with superior autobiographical memory. “This is particularly fascinating for me because of what memory is for and how it works,” Nielson said.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15, 2016
Marquette will seek Hispanic-serving institution designation
Marquette Provost Daniel Myers announced an ambitious plan to increase the school’s Hispanic student enrollment by more than 15 percentage points over the next 10 years. The move will position the university to be designated a Hispanic-serving institution. “The U.S. population is more than 17 percent Hispanic, and that figure is projected to increase to nearly 30 percent by 2050,” Provost Myers said.
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58/Telemundo) and WTMJ- TV (NBC 4), May 16-17, 2016
Story appeared on Ignatian Solidarity Network, May 17, 2016
Wyatt Massey, senior in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and 2016 Commencement speaker, has been selected as an inaugural fellow for the recently established Joseph A. O‘Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Writing Fellowship. Massey and two other fellows will spend the year working at America Media’s offices in midtown Manhattan starting in August 2016 and completing the fellowship in 2017.
Story appeared in America Magazine, May 16, 2016
President Lovell’s running group highlighted in Milwaukee Magazine
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell’s running group was recently featured in Milwaukee Magazine’s health issue. Lovell formed a running group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and started one at Marquette after he became president. “I found you can build a greater sense of community through running,” Lovell said. “I am able to get connected to a diverse group of people that I would otherwise not meet on campus.”
Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, May 13, 2016
Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on Uber and the New York branch of the International Association of Machinists creating a non-union guild for the company's drivers. “I think the union gave up too much. I don't think it will last,” Secunda said.
Story appeared on the Washington Examiner, May 11, 2016
Jeremy Fyke, assistant professor of communication studies, commented on corporate responsibility, financial literacy and branding. “Businesses can and do make many arguments for why they should get involved in their communities—the moral argument is but one,” Fyke said.
Story appeared on Wallethub, May 12, 2016
Lynn Turner, professor of communication studies, commented on the rise of safety concerns at Chuck E. Cheese. Turner noted that emotions often run high at events like children’s birthday parties. “They (the parents) say ‘it’s my kids turn’ and then the other person says ‘no’ and then violence (occurs),” Turner said.
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 11, 2016
Angelique Harris, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, provided insight on health care costs and discrepancies. “There should be a standard, fixed price for all medical procedures based on the cheapest estimate for the procedure. The remaining balance should be covered by the government,” Harris said.
Story appeared on Cardhub, May 12, 2016
Cuban professor visits Marquette
Servandao Valdes Sanchez, professor at the Cuban Institute of History in Habana, recently visited Marquette to speak about Cuba and the United States restoring diplomatic relations.
Story aired on WDJT- TV (CBS 58) May 13, 2016