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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.

April 25, 2018


Alumni couple donates $2 million to grow mental health research and launch engineering student success center
Marquette students and faculty now have heightened research and support resources thanks to the generosity of alumni Jim and Kelly McShane. The McShanes, both of whom graduated from Marquette in 1968, made two $1 million gifts focused on mental health research in the College of Health Sciences and on the development of more academic support within the Opus College of Engineering.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes Milwaukee, April 18, 2018

Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan to serve as Marquette's spring Commencement speakers
Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan, a wife-husband team who have collaborated on a wide variety of comedy projects, will serve as Marquette's Commencement speakers. They each will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Jeannie is an alumna of Marquette, graduating from the Diederich College of Communication in 1992.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 24, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 24, 2018

Momentum building in Lovell’s call to tackle trauma epidemic
Citing new statewide data on depression and suicide, Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said he’s received strong support for creating an effort to address neurological trauma, increasingly seen as the root cause of a host of social and economic ills.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 24, 2018

Brian Hoffmann, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, discussed a study that researchers from Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin conducted linking artificial sweeteners to obesity and diabetes. “In moderation, your body has the machinery to handle sugar,” Hoffmann said. “It is when the system is overloaded over a long period of time that this machinery breaks down.”

Story appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, New York Post and a dozen other publications, April 23-24, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay) and scores of television and radio stations nationwide, April 23-25, 2018

Marquette raises awareness through Denim Day
Marquette University is showing support for Denim Day, bringing awareness to sexual assault. “Tell people your jeans symbolize your commitment to ending sexual violence and victim blaming,” said a message to the Marquette community from President Michael R. Lovell, Provost Daniel J. Myers and Xavier A. Cole, vice president for student affairs.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 24, 2018

Nearly 1,000 Marquette students volunteer at Hunger Cleanup
The volunteers worked at 37 sites across the Milwaukee area helping local agencies with various service projects.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), April 21-22, 2018

David Leigh, clinical associate professor of exercise science, discussed baseball players injuring their oblique muscles. “A strain is a stretch, an over-stretch of the muscle,” Leigh said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 23, 2018

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed Gov. Scott Walker seeking an Affordable Care Act waiver to create a reinsurance program. "What will happen with a waiver like this, the amount insurers have to pay out in claims goes down, because the state and the federal government are agreeing to pay a portion of those claims with the reinsurance fund,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, April 19, 2018

Matteo Arena, chair and associate professor of finance, and Ralph Anzivino, professor of law, discussed the liquidation sale of all Bon-Ton stores. "People tend to overestimate the deals" in such situations, Arena said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Daily Record, April 19, 2018

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WZZM-TV (ABC 12, Grand Rapids, Michigan), April 19, 2018

MUPD hosts birthday party for community outreach dog Nattie
Donations of dog and cat food, and other supplies, were accepted to be given to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Nattie turns 2 years old in June, but the party was held in April so students could attend.

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 19, 2018


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