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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.

Oct. 3, 2018


Lovells address trauma in Milwaukee
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and Amy Lovell, president of REDgen, are living their passion and purpose. They helped spearhead a three-day conference, “Healing Trauma Healthy Communities,” in Milwaukee. “The university, which is here to make the city a better place — I can think of no better initiative to get at the root of this,” he said.

Stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 20-29, 2018

Lisa Hanson, professor of nursing, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study whether probiotics might make a difference in preventing Group B streptococcus during pregnancy. "Our goal is to reduce the colonization, reduce the number of women that need the IV antibiotics, reduce the exposure for the mother and her unborn baby, and hopefully shorten hospital stays and keep the mother and baby healthy," she said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, (89.7 FM), Sept. 28, 2018

Town Bank investing $12 million as part of agreement with Marquette
In addition to taking over the Alumni Memorial Union branch on campus, Town Bank made a commitment to invest $12 million over 10 years to fund scholarships, athletic and educational programming and other events. It also is helping with Marquette’s new program for training future bankers.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 28, 2018

Foxconn hosts ‘Smart Cities, Smart Future’ kickoff event at Marquette
Foxconn celebrated the start of its “Smart Cities, Smart Future” competition at Marquette. Foxconn is providing $1 million over the next three years to college students, faculty and staff who generate winning ideas in the use of technology.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Kenosha News and Urban Milwaukee, Oct. 1-2, 2018

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

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed the importance of data science for local employers while discussing the Data Science Institute, a partnership between Northwestern Mutual, Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “The biggest need we have is for people with data science and analytics skills,” he said.

Story appeared on Wis Business, Kenosha News and the La Crosse Tribune,, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2018

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), Oct. 1, 2018

Marquette’s new master's in Supply Chain Management helps professionals lead change within the industry
The online program, which launched in August, is a response to the growing need for supply chain talent. “Retail is facing pressure. You’ve got Amazon in the logistics space. Industry 4.0 is changing manufacturing amazingly … Foxconn has said they will take their next leadership out of supply chain because it touches so much of the business,” said Douglas Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Management. “What used to be a backroom cost function is now out in front.”

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Oct. 1, 2018

‘Stuff the Truck’ food drive part of Marquette Homecoming
Students were challenged to collect 4,500 pounds of food to be donated to Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 2-3, 2018

Dan Bergen, executive director of the Office of Community Engagement, discussed the Scaling Wellness In Milwaukee initiative addressing trauma in the city. “To advance collaborations, to heal trauma and create a resilient city: That’s the mission,” he said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 26, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the “No Labels” movement. “I can’t imagine a worse fit for the political moment than a moderate movement backed by a bunch of rich business people,” she said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 27, 2018

Walter Melnik, assistant professor of economics, discussed the effect sports teams have on local businesses as the Milwaukee Brewers begin their playoff run. He says the economic impact will be felt beyond this season. “Just getting this far has been a big boost for the team for attendance at the games.”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 2, 2018

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