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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.

Aug. 8, 2018


President Michael R. Lovell discussed working with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone on the new Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute. “For Milwaukee to move forward, we have to develop tech talent that we don’t have today,” he said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), Aug. 2-5, 2018

Biologist receives $900,000 National Science Foundation grant
Rosemary A. Stuart, professor of biological sciences, received an NSF grant for cell biology research, studying the function and regulation of mitochondrial ribosomes.

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee, Aug. 3-6, 2018

Norah Johnson, associate professor of nursing, discussed children in the United States not getting developmental screening. “Universal screening opens up conversations between parents and healthcare providers to discuss concerns about child development,” she said.

Story appeared on Reuters and Business Insider, Aug. 2, 2018

Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history, discussed the pope’s recent announcement on the death penalty. “This is one step in the evolution of thinking about capital punishment,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Aug. 3, 2018

MUPD present for procession of fallen MPD officer
Members of the Marquette University Police Department were among a tremendous presence of law enforcement for the procession of a fallen Milwaukee police officer.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 1, 2018

Lisa Hanson, professor of nursing, received a $214,845 National Institutes of Health grant to study the use of prenatal probiotics. The funds will continue her groundbreaking research on probiotics and women’s health.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Aug. 6, 2018

Peter Rofes, professor of law, discussed the effects the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy could have on reproductive rights. “Neither I nor anyone else truly knows what the future of abortion law will hold,” he said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), Aug. 2, 2018

Biologist links agricultural contamination to antibiotic resistant genes
A study by Krassimira Hristova, associate professor of biological sciences, found the number of antibiotic-resistant genes increased during periods of field fertilization when antibiotics used to treat sick animals could be spread by manure.

Story appeared in the Door County Daily News, Aug. 3, 2018

Marquette student dedicates summer to help Haiti
Nikia Johnson, a biological sciences major, joined other local students to deliver footwear to Haiti. "Just seeing that this is something bigger than myself … that inspired me," she said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 3-4, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed the primary elections in Wisconsin. “I do think though, this time, especially on the Democratic side, you have a lot of excitement,” he said. “People want to vote and make their voice known.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Aug. 7, 2018

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