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Recognized for gains in research and innovation Welcome to the 2016 edition of Discover magazine! Research and innovation continue to grow at Marquette, and we are pleased that the 2015 Carnegie Classification lists Marquette among the institutions with “higher research activity.” This year’s edition of our annual research, scholarship and innovation publication once again highlights selected examples of the important scholarly work of our faculty and students engaged with them. As captured in these pages, their inquiry explores human experience, provides fundamental insight into the natural world and strives to create innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Our cover story introduces you to the powerful partnership of two of our distinguished researchers, Drs. Robert Fitts and Sandra Hunter, who are bringing their complementary expertise together to determine the most effective modes of exercise for older adults. An example of faculty and students coming together across disciplinary boundaries, and involving community partners in designing research priorities, is the Latina/o Well-being Research Initiative, led by Drs. Lisa Edwards and Lucas Torres. The Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative, led by its new director David Strifling, is providing much-needed resources
to aid in the Milwaukee region’s aspiration to be an international hub for solutions to water-related issues. As director of research in the School of Dentistry, Dr. Lobat Tayebi is bringing together expertise in physics, engineering, biomedical science and other fields to create innovative solutions to dental health concerns. We also explore the unusual career path that brought Dr. Peter Staudenmaier to Marquette, where he is becoming a highly regarded scholar exploring German esoteric movements. There is so much to share about research and innovation at Marquette. Short features in “Research in Brief” introduce you to a few more of our talented faculty, recent books are listed on the “Bookshelf” page, and the “Spark” section describes several fastadvancing innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives on campus. We also welcome our new provost, Dr. Daniel Myers, the university’s chief academic officer, as well as a new member of the Office of Research and Innovation team, Dr. Carmel Ruffolo. Check out marquette.edu/ research and marquette.edu/innovation for more news and updates. Dr. Jeanne M. Hossenlopp Vice President for Research and Innovation
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Editor’s note: Faculty titles in this issue of Discover are current as of its March 2016 publication, but some featured faculty members may be promoted to new positions effective fall 2016.