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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 14, 2018


Marquette sets March 6 date to break ground on new Athletic and Human Performance Research Center

Marquette will break ground on its new Athletic and Human Performance Research Center on March 6. “The cutting-edge research that will take place inside this new facility will target optimizing athletic performance as well as exploring the relationships between exercise, fitness and the overall health and well-being of people across the lifespan,” Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 8-12, 2018

Story appeared on OnMilwaukee, BizTimes Milwaukee and Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 8, 2018

Jean Grow, chair and professor of strategic communication, discussed the television ads during the Super Bowl, saying a spot featuring actor Danny DeVito was popular at her gathering. “The Gen-Zers I was watching with loved the M&Ms spot with Danny DeVito,” she said. “And, I have to admit if there is one person that can embody an M&M, it’s DeVito.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 5, 2018

Katharine Adler, coordinator of advocacy services and sexual violence prevention education, discussed Marquette University Theatre Arts' production of Student Body. “It’s wonderful that the theatre department has chosen this play, in particular, because it really addresses a lot of the issues that we don’t necessarily delve into even when we’re raising awareness around the topic of sexual violence,” she said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Feb. 11, 2018

Matteo Arena, chair and associate professor of finance, discussed tech companies merging and exchanging information. “It’s a form of compensation to ensure that the exchange of information is in some way paid for,” he said.

Story aired on National Public Radio, Feb. 7, 2018

David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean, discussed how the reluctance of existing homeowners to build or buy a new home is not changing since the recession. "Statewide, (during the recession) we lost about 17 percent of our (housing) value from peak to trough,” he said. “Now we've recovered that. In that decline, you had an awful lot of people who decided, 'I'm going to stay in this home, we're going to age in place.'"

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 8, 2018

Amber Wichowsky, associate professor of political science, discussed how attack ads affect voter turnout. “Many folks say [attack ads] degrade our politics,” she said. “We [may not be] getting any dialogue or discussion on what issues are. [However], you hear that attack ad and you might be even more mobilized to turnout on their behalf. You are reminded of the issues.”

Story appeared on Columbia Chronicle, Feb. 12, 2018

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics, discussed Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s “dunk of the year” over Tim Hardaway, Jr. “This seems almost superhuman,” Stockdale said after reviewing the science behind the dunk.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 7, 2018

Marquette University to host discussion for Rare Disease Day

Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences will host a discussion led by Harmony 4 Hope and other rare disease advocates in honor of Rare Disease Day on Feb. 27.

Story appeared on Rare Disease Report, Feb. 14, 2018

Marquette student disappointed by time in 5,000-meter speed skating race

Marquette student Emery Lehman finished the Olympic 5,000-meter speed skating race at 6:31.16. “In Milwaukee, I skate usually anywhere between 6:27 and 6:33,” he said. “So this is definitely on the slower end of what I was hoping for.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 11, 2018

Mother of slain journalist and Marquette alumnus reacts to capture of alleged executioners

Two British members of an ISIS group who tortured and killed Marquette University alum and journalist James Foley have been captured. "I hope that there will be a public trial so that they can be held accountable for their crimes," Diane Foley says. "I would hope they are detained for the rest of their life."

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 11, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Feb. 11, 2018

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