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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.

February 8, 2017


Chemistry professor receives $555,000 CAREER grant

Jier Huang, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a $555,636 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a study on next-generation solar technology. “Our goal is to develop new, efficient materials that can be used in solar power,” Huang said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 3, 2017

Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, American Towns, Urban Milwaukee and Targeted News, Feb. 3, 2017

Story aired on WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay), Feb. 6, 2017

Marquette Peace Works Program helps struggling students in school

A Marquette Center for Peacemaking program called Peace Works helps high school students expelled from traditional schools learn how to manage their emotions and help them get back into Milwaukee Public Schools. Peace Works staff work with administrators, teachers and students to teach students important academic and social skills.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 6, 2017

Marquette hosts screening of Milwaukee 53206 as part of its annual Mission Week

As a part of Marquette's annual Mission Week, which is focused on racial justice in Milwaukee, the university hosted a discussion and screening on the documentary film Milwaukee 53206.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 7, 2017

Marquette lacrosse teams begin using new athletic dome

The Marquette lacrosse teams have begun using the new seasonal athletic facility in Valley Fields. “Marquette really cares about the development of student athletes and providing every resource necessary for that development,” said Joe Amplo, men’s head coach.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 3, 2017

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 3, 2017

Marquette pollster visualizes partisan poll differences

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, took data from the Reuters-Ipsos poll on President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and creatively imagined having rooms full of people from three groups who responded.

Story appeared in the Washington Post, Feb. 3, 2017

Motions heard in case of suspended Marquette professor

Attorneys for both Marquette and suspended professor John McAdams argued motions to be granted summary judgments in their favor before trial. Milwaukee County Judge David Hansher said he would work on issuing a decision on the motions, but said he expects the losing side will appeal no matter how he rules.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 2, 2017

Anthony Gamble, assistant professor of biological sciences, commented on the possible discovery of a new species of gecko. “Taken with that genetic data, this new research provides overwhelming evidence that this thing is new,” Gamble said. “If you look on their insides, you're able to look at a whole new array of characteristics of these organisms.”

Story appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 7, 2017

Joseph Daniels, chair and professor of economics, discussed the U.S. dollar and trade in light of the new presidential administration. “This is very complex, and there is no 'right' answer,” Daniels said. “When the U.S. economy is improving relatively faster than trade partners, when U.S. interest rates are rising, one should expect a stronger dollar.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 4, 2017

Marquette purchases building from the Forest County Potawatomi

Marquette has purchased the Potawatomi Administrative Building from the Forest County Potawatomi. The new building will allow Marquette to progress on its master plan and free up space for services that do not need to be located on its central campus.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes, Feb. 1, 2017

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Feb. 2, 2017

Peter Rofes, professor of law, commented on the push for an Article V Convention by the American Legislative Exchange Council, which could end in amending the U.S. Constitution. “There's widespread disagreement about whether they have to say to Congress, 'Let's call a convention for precisely the same reason; for slightly different reasons,’” Rofes said. “So there's lot of play in the joints and much to challenge legally and constitutionally.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 3, 2017

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