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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.

June 13, 2018

TOP STORIES

Marquette University researcher receives $1.6 million NIH grant for spinal cord injury studies
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.6 million R01 grant to Dr. Murray Blackmore, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University. This is his second $1 million-plus grant from the organization in five years, and it will continue to fund his groundbreaking research on spinal cord injury and paralysis.

Story appeared on Biz Times, Urban Milwaukee and Becker’s Spine Review, June 12, 2018

Momentum continues on massive coalition to treat community's trauma
Efforts led by President Michael R. Lovell and his wife, Amy Lovell, a mental health activist, continue with the newly formed Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM) initiative. The goal of a recent Marquette gathering was to reach a consensus on the mission statement: “To inspire a dynamic collaboration that heals trauma and creates a resilient community.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 7, 2018

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 11, 2018

Research suggests artificial sweeteners could lead to diabetes
Artificial sweeteners could be linked to diabetes and obesity, according to a study of rats and cell cultures by researchers at Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. “We observed that in moderation, your body has the machinery to handle sugar,” said Brian Hoffmann, lead researcher on the study and assistant professor of biomedical engineering. “It is when the system is overloaded over a long period of time that this machinery breaks down.” 

Story appeared in Chicago Sun Times and Health Medicine Network, June 5-11, 2018

Marquette teams up with We Energies for new study
Marquette University and We Energies will test the ergonomics of using augmented reality in an industrial environment, as well as try to determine if it is distracting for utility workers. “The purported benefits of augmented reality are to improve the safety of the worker and improve their job performance — but that has never been tested in an industrial park,” said Richard Marklin, professor of mechanical engineering.

Story appeared on Energy News Network, June 13, 2018

Mobile technology helps keep students informed and accounted for while studying abroad
In April, Marquette University began using AlertTraveler, a comprehensive safety-management app for students and administrators involved with study abroad programs. The app will automatically notify students of life-threatening or high-risk situations — such as an active shooter, a natural disaster or serious political instability through push notifications, email or SMS messages.

Story appeared on EdScoop and AVNetwork, June 7-8, 2018

Marquette University extends contract with 540 ESPN
Steve Wojciechowski, Marquette men’s basketball coach, announced that the station will continue airing Golden Eagles basketball games for the next three years.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 12, 2018

Jacquin Davidson, adjunct professor of management, discusses the role of self-funding in startups. “You have to make sure you have planned out how long that money is going to last, and you have to be able to make some income to go against that,” she said.

Story appeared on Wisconsin Technology Council, June 6, 2018

Dave Strifling, director of the Water Law and Policy Initiative and adjunct professor of law, discussed the change in policy concerning the use of Great Lakes water. “The Great Lakes Compact prohibits diversions, but there are exceptions. Under either one of those exceptions, the water has to be used for public water supply purposes,” he said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), June 10, 2018

Barrett McCormick, professor of political science and co-coordinator of the international affairs program, commented on President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Kim Jung Un. “We have had agreements with [North Korea] that had the purpose of getting rid of their nuclear weapons in the past, and in some cases within a few weeks, and in some cases within several years, those agreements collapsed,” he said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 11, 2018

 

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