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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.

July 12, 2017


Marquette’s Hossenlopp serves as panelist among nation’s top research officers

Jeanne M. Hossenlopp, vice president for research and innovation, was a panelist among the nation’s top research officers at the “State of American Science” event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “It is an incredible honor to join our nation’s top scientific thought leaders who work every day to support researchers seeking to solve our world’s most pressing problems,” Hossenlopp said.

Story appeared on WisPolitics, July 10, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the possibilities if it becomes clear that President Donald Trump or his advisors colluded with the Russians. “The framers [of the U.S. Constitution] gave the Electoral College broad discretion to resolve disputes as it saw fit: The text of the Constitution pretty much says an election is legitimate when the Electoral College says it is,” Azari wrote.

Stories appeared in FiveThirtyEight, New York Magazine and U.S. News & World Report, July 6, 2017

Poll finds that Trump’s approval rating struggles among women and college-educated voters

A recent Marquette University Law School poll reported that 37 percent of women voters and 30 percent of college-educated voters approve of President Donald Trump.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Stevens Point Journal, July 10, 2017

Debbie Perouli, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, discussed the changes in social media location settings. “Your friends, or your local network, didn't use to know all this detail,” she said. “When you are installing an app, it is always wise to check what kind of things do they need to have access to.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 9-11, 2017

Michael Schläppi, associate professor of biological sciences, discussed his effort to grow rice in Wisconsin, including working with Hmong farmers. "They have the knowledge of what it [takes] to build a paddy, what it [takes] to plant rice,” he said. “They’ve done it by hand.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, July 10, 2017

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed unemployment in Wisconsin. “We have created a lot of jobs,” Chowdhury said. “However, most of these jobs we’ve created are in low-paying, low-skill areas. We’ve seen increases in hospitality, leisure, those kind of areas. In the high-skill areas we haven’t seen much creation.”

Story appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal and the La Crosse Tribune, July 9, 2017

Anthony Gamble, assistant professor of biological sciences, discussed research he conducted regarding snake sex chromosomes. His study proved that boas and pythons have XY sex chromosomes – not ZW chromosomes as previously assumed.

Story appeared on The Scientist, July 6, 2017

FOX Sports challenged Marquette students

Sports promotion students at Marquette University were challenged by FOX Sports and the U.S. Golf Association to develop concepts to drive awareness of the 117th U.S. Open Championship throughout Wisconsin. The winning team's Trophy Tailgate concept was brought to life on the concourse outside of Miller Park.

Story appeared on FOX Sports University, June 30, 2017

Timothy McMahon, associate professor of history, discussed the importance of Irish studies courses offered at American colleges. He is focused on “fostering the work of younger scholars, both postgraduate students and early career faculty, so that we can build the next generation of teachers and researchers as our own mentors did.”

Story appeared on Irish Times, July 4, 2017

Marquette’s campus sits on site of speech by Abraham Lincoln

Marquette University’s campus is home to a marker that commemorates an address given by Abraham Lincoln in 1858.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Independent, July 6, 2017

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