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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.

June 5, 2019


Marquette launches first two Emerging Filmmaker Fellowships in conjunction with Nō Studios creative arts hub
In collaboration with Nō Studios, the new fellowship gives emerging filmmakers the resources and support they need to take their skills to the next level. The university allows fellows to utilize the Diederich College of Communication production spaces, including a TV studio, green screen studio, editing facilities and sound recording spaces.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Independent, June 5, 2019

Kris Ropella, Opus Dean of Engineering, talks about innovation and inclusiveness in the engineering field in an interview with WUWM Radio. “For me, innovation is about seeing things differently. It is about connecting what we often think of as disconnected and doing so in a way that creates value,” she said.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7), May 31, 2019

Jacob Zelinski, May 2019 graduate, was praised for his moving speech at Marquette’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. Inspired by James Foley’s legacy and the recent death of his brother, Zelinski said, “You can’t have it all. You can’t have life without loss, without tragedies and moments that bring you to your knees and heartbreak after sacred heartbreak. But you can have this moment, this day, this privilege, this prayer — wholly — and you can have every drop of grace this world has to offer you.”

Story appeared on Intermountain Catholic, May 31, 2019

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School graduate and valedictorian Gissell Vera to attend Marquette University
The university awarded Vera the full-tuition Burke Scholarship for her commitment to social justice in addition to naming her a Les Aspin Scholar, which guarantees a semester-long internship in Washington, D.C., her junior year. Vera is among 85 Hispanic students in her graduating class to be a first-generation student pursuing higher education.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 31, 2019

Andrea Schneider, professor of law, commented on the use of President Donald Trump’s pressure tactics with other nations. “He has no capacity of looking at the long term and recognizing that the vast majority of our interactions in life are repeat interactions,” the negotiations expert said. “I joke with my students that if you treat negotiations as a one-shot deal, it will be. No one will ever want to deal with you again.”

Story appeared in the The Washington Post, San Francisco Gate and Boston Globe, June 1, 2019
Similar story appeared on WITI-TV (FOX 6), June 1, 2019

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, commented on the democratic battle to retake the Senate in 2020. “The variable that explains a lot of what we’re seeing is a party weakness to narrow out the field in this stage, but also to distribute the talent pool or behind-the-scenes persuade people that what they want to do is [run for the Senate],” she said.

Story appeared on Vox, June 5, 2019

Taly Gilat-Schmidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering, received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to make computed tomography, or CT scanning, and radiation treatment more accurate.

Story appeared on, June 3, 2019

Felicia Miller, associate professor and chair of marketing in the College of Business Administration, commented on the Delta/Lands’ End lawsuit. "For Lands' End, because there is litigation pending, a lot will depend on what the outcome is," Miller said. "If they are found to be guilty, or even if they settle out of court, the consumer will look at that as maybe they did do something wrong, and that could further damage the reputation of the brand."

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, May 30, 2019

Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and facilities management, was recently honored with the Go-Getter Award by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin at the organization’s Celebrate the Promise fundraising event.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 3, 2019
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 31, 2019

Chris Farley, Marquette alumnus, is being remembered in an A&E documentary that explores his life and struggles with addiction. At Marquette, Farley took acting classes and played rugby. Pat Finn, Farley’s former classmate, claimed that Farley insisted that, “We gotta focus up. We gotta start writing comedy.” The Saturday Night Live star died in 1997 at the age of 33.

Story appeared in the The Washington Post, May 29, 2019

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