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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.

August 31, 2016


Marquette holds Mass to honor Mother Teresa

About 150 people attended a Mass to honor Mother Teresa near a statue on Marquette’s campus. Marquette honored Mother Teresa with the Père Marquette Discovery Award, the university’s highest honor, in 1981. Mother Teresa will be canonized into sainthood in Rome this weekend.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 30, 2016

New Marquette Law School Poll shows Clinton’s lead narrows on Trump

The presidential race has tightened in Wisconsin, according to the latest Marquette University Law School Poll. Democrat Hillary Clinton led Republican Donald Trump by 42 percent to 37 percent among registered voters, and 45 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Washington Times, Politico and the Wisconsin State Journal, Aug. 31, 2016

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 31, 2016

Marquette picks architects to design athletic performance research center

A team of four architecture firms will design Marquette University’s proposed $120 million athletic performance research center in downtown Milwaukee. Sink Combs Dethlefs, a Denver-based architecture firm, will lead the team. Completing the team is Milwaukee’s largest architecture firm, HGA; Boston-based Ellenzweig; and Peter Park LLC.

Story appeared on BizTimes and BizJournals, Aug. 31, 2016

Story aired on KUSA-TV (NBC 9, Denver) and WMTJ-Radio (620 AM), Aug. 30, 2016

University collaborates with UWM historians to build ‘encyclopedia of Milwaukee’

Marquette University has collaborated with urban historians Amanda Seligman and Margo Anderson from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to compile over 700 entries, which will go toward an encyclopedia of Milwaukee.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 30, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on reactions and proposed solutions from Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate candidates to the recent civil unrest in Milwaukee. “It exemplifies the way the two parties have approached social problems for the last 40-50 years,” she said. “On the one hand, the idea of increasing federal involvement, increasing government funding and government programs, and on the other hand this Republican notion that this is about what happens outside of the public sphere, it’s about family, it’s about church, it’s about voluntary organizations.”

Story aired on the Milwaukee Public Radio, Aug. 25, 2016

Scott Reid, professor and chair of chemistry, discussed a different kind of learning environment Marquette University is now offering called a “flipped classroom.” Students watch short videos then gather for class discussion. “I think the real advantage of that is that you really get at the heart of what students are really struggling with,” said Reid, who has researched the concept. “Because if there are concepts people really get, you don’t need to spend any time on that, and if there are concepts students are really struggling with you can focus on those.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Aug. 29, 2016

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote an article on the recent riots in Sherman Park in Milwaukee. “Sherman Park is the name of a neighborhood,” he wrote. “It is not the name of a problem.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 27, 2016

Claire Kirchoff, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences, will work with two other professors on a $219,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to study teeth, jaws and joints in various primate species.

Story appeared in the Democrat Gazette, Aug. 29, 2016

Mehdi Maadooliat, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, was named one of the 2016 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. The award grants up to $32,000 to fund a one-semester sabbatical.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Aug. 26, 2016

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