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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 26, 2016


Marquette researcher provides treatment program for Latino children with ADHD

Alyson Gerdes, associate professor of psychology, has been working with the United Community Center to provide a program for Latino children struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Together, they operate Familia Sanas, or Healthy Families, which focuses on using a culturally-appropriate ADHD treatment for Spanish-speaking, Latino families in the greater Milwaukee area.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Oct. 25, 2016

Marquette hosts Project Homeless Connect

Marquette recently hosted Project Homeless Connect, an annual event to give Milwaukee’s homeless information on housing, health, clothing and dental screening programs.

Story appeared in the BizTimes, Oct. 19, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed splits between liberal and centrist Democrats. “The Democratic Party 20-plus years ago, when (Hillary) Clinton was First Lady, was much more moderate,” she said. “And the more liberal Democratic Party is kind of a recent and partial development. Until 40 years ago, it had a strong conservative wing.”

Story appeared on, Oct. 25, 2016

Marquette hosting traveling photo exhibition of papal visits

Marquette University will display a photographic exploration of papal visits to Israel from 1964-2014. The special exhibition, on display through Friday, Nov. 11, is co-sponsored by the Offices of the President and the Provost. The archival images are on display at the Raynor Memorial Libraries.

Story appeared in Urban Milwaukee, Oct. 24, 2016

Marquette hosts Cubs watch party for the World Series

Marquette University is hosting a Cubs watch party for its students, since about 40 percent of Marquette students are from Illinois.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 26, 2016

Michael Waxman, emeritus professor of law, discussed a ruling in Intel’s favor in European court regarding the tech company’s $1.17 billion antitrust fine. “Intel saw that there was so much at stake that they thought this was reasonable to put up a fight,” Waxman said. “Plus, there is a continuing discussion about product loyalty discounts and their role in the positions of those who have dominance.”

Story appeared in Bloomberg, Oct. 20, 2016

Timothy McMahon, associate professor of history, discussed the origin of the Halloween tradition. During Celtic times in Ireland, Samhain, or “Summer’s End” in Old Irish, marked the end of the summer and the beginning of the long months of sometimes-scary cold and darkness. “Sometimes those in costume would knock on their neighbors’ doors and receive a little food, almost anticipating trick-or-treat,” McMahon said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 25, 2016

Karen Hoffman, adjunct assistant professor of political science and associate director of the Les Aspin Center for Government, commented on news coverage of the presidential race. “If you look at it overall, possibly there has been a little bit more favorable coverage for Hillary Clinton, but it actually depends on the news cycle,” she said. “It’s really going back and forth depending on what’s happening in the news cycle. We do know that we as human beings are likely to perceive bias against our views very quickly.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 25, 2016

Pamela Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism and media studies, wrote an article written on a dress she owns that she discovered once belonged to a murderer.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, Oct. 17, 2016

Charles Franklin, distinguished professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on the number of undecided voters in Wisconsin. “There are very few undecided voters left, fewer than there were, but still about 7 percent or so in our last poll,” Franklin said. “Plus there are another 11 or 12 percent who say they are voting for a third party candidate.”

Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3), Oct. 19, 2016

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