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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. 15, 2018


Biomedical engineering professor receives $1.5 million NIH grant
The grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering, to define vascular changes that occur in patients with coarctation of the aorta.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Aug. 10, 2018

A Marquette-funded water cluster is spurring innovation
A water cluster led by the Water Council, with core collaboration and investment from Marquette, was recently named in a Brookings Institute Report as replenishing the regional economy. It said potential revenues for the cluster could range from $12 billion to $20 billion annually.

Story appeared on Shepherd Express, Aug. 14, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, participated in a live blog during the primaries and, in a separate interview, discussed divisions within the Democratic Party.

Live blog appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Aug. 14, 2018

Story appeared on Politico Magazine, Aug. 12, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, in separate interviews discussed the primary results and Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election campaign. “This is the first year he’s running in a midterm with partisan national head winds against him,” he said.

Story appeared in the Washington Post, Aug. 12, 2018

Stories aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Aug. 13-14, 2018

Tim Cigelske, director of social media, in separate interviews discussed the effect of free speech and social media in the workplace, and how college students should use social media.

Associated Press story appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times and ABC News, Aug. 11-14, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 13, 2018

Marquette professor’s research shows evolution of the human foot
A study by Peter Fernandez, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found the big toe was the last part of the human foot to evolve.

Story appeared on BBC News, Aug. 14, 2018

Story aired on BBC World Service Radio (U.K. National Radio), Aug. 14, 2018

Peter Rofes, professor of law, discussed confidentiality between a lawyer and a client in a case where gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn was the attorney. “With very modest exceptions, lawyers must safeguard confidential information and refrain from revealing all information that relates to representation of a client,” he said.

Story appeared on Politifact, Aug. 10, 2018

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics, in separate interviews discussed the Perseid meteor showers and did a pop science experiment to determine which is heavier: a hard-boiled or raw egg.

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 13, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed the effect the national political climate will have on the fall election. "I think a lot of times the popularity of the president in office has a huge impact on state-level politics as well as the national stage," he said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 14, 2018

Timothy McMahon, associate professor of history, discussed his experience studying Irish history and the potential for Ireland’s political future. "If there is a hard Brexit, separate borders between Northern Ireland and the Republic could occur," he said.

Story appeared on the Irish American Post, Aug. 10, 2018

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