Discover Research at Marquette

Research in Action

Discover Research, 2014

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Welcome to the 2014 edition of Discover magazine! In May 2013, Marquette University’s Board of Trustees approved a strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries: Setting the Course for Marquette’s Future, developed with extensive input from the university community. “Research in Action” was identified as one of six strategic themes in the new plan, supporting the advancement of the work of our superb community of scholars. The […]

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Powerhouse

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Powerhouse

Renowned for her research and teaching, a Marquette professor is pursuing breakthroughs in the study of mitochondria — the fuel plants of our cells — with students ever by her side

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Monkish mysteries and impious intrigue

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Monkish

In a religiously divided England, chapbooks painted a lurid picture of the Catholic Church

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BIG

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Big

For Dr. Linda Vaughn, obesity is more than a significant problem. She considers it a modern day plague. Vaughn, a professor of biomedical sciences, was designing the curriculum for her class, Modern Plagues: Addiction, Obesity and Stress, when she started looking into what other obesity-related research was being done on campus.

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Jury’s out: obesity, discrimination and the law

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Professor of Law Judith McMullen was beginning to see obesity become a significant issue in family law, her area of expertise. What started as a little digging eventually became a research paper for one of the Law School’s publications, Elder’s Advisor Law Review. She examines societal attitudes toward obesity and how those attitudes are represented in the legal system.

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Reboot robot your workout

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Could a robot serve as a personal trainer? Dr. Andrew Williams thinks so. Williams, Grad ’95, professor and director of the College of Engineering’s Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Lab, and his students have programmed a humanoid robot to demonstrate and do exercises with humans.

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One step at a time

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Collaborators seek to improve the functionality of individuals with spinal cord injuries

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Clean Water

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Marquette researchers turn their attention to one of the planet’s most threatened resources.

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Solving the puzzle

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Professors study sexual assault trials to learn how evidence pieces fit together.

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Paradise lost: The decline of African-American coastal land ownership in the 20th century

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Dr. Andrew Kahrl has been a fan of James Brown and other R&B singers since childhood. As a graduate student, he intended to study black music and culture, but the research introduced him to many Southern beaches and resorts where black musicians would play. He’d never heard of these places and was curious to learn more.

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Traveling Spain, yesterday and today

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Spain

Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova is uniting past and present Spain with a new mapping tool that connects 19th-century literary descriptions to the country’s popular destinations. After analyzing more than 40 era travel books, the associate professor of Spanish’s international team has compiled data such as when and where people traveled; what places they visited; how they described these places; and how long it […]

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Computational chemist discovers compound’s dualITY

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As a child, Dr. Qadir Timerghazin was torn between two loves: computers and chemistry. He split his time performing experiments and programming code. Then he discovered computational chemistry.

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Marquette Bookshelf

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Bookshelf

Check out some of the offerings written and edited by Marquette faculty.

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Insight

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Insight

Imaging plays a key role in research across Marquette’s campus, with faculty focusing their sights on everything from the tiniest nanostructures to supernovae light years away.

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My community’s dying

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My Community

In three decades since the dawn of the HIV/AIDS crisis, there have been significant changes in the way society thinks about its victims and advances in what medical science can do to treat them.

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Stepping forward

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Stepping Forward

Wearing futuristic-looking light-reflecting markers as 14 video cameras record her movements at 120 frames per second to generate real-time animation on a nearby computer, Lillie Wacaster could be modeling for the next big video game.

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Healing the broken spine

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Sprine research

Few researchers bring more intimate experience to the problem of traumatic spinal cord injury and paralysis than Dr. Murray Blackmore. The assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences was 12 years old when his mother suffered a C5 injury to her spinal column. The injury near the top of the vertebral […]

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Unfiltered images

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Unfiltered Images

On a given day, approximately 45.3 million Americans will light up a cigarette, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This suffocating addiction will kill half of them prematurely.

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The spiritual toll of abuse

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The spiritual toll of abuse

When a case of clergy sexual abuse comes to light — as it did for Ann Hagan Webb, who was 5 when she recalls her ordeal beginning in a suburb of Providence, R.I. — thoughts often jump to the physical and emotional suffering of the victim.

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Marquette Research IN BRIEF

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Research in Brief

Improving rural health care — one nurse at a time; The intersection of culture and new media; Predicting the next big disaster; Improving ADHD treatment for Latino children; Understanding the relationship between terrorists and society; A 2-minute lifesaver; Crime and (differing) punishment; Halo Project ignites meaningful student research; Reading your way to kindness

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