News Releases

Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan to serve as Marquette’s spring Commencement speakers

News release, April 23, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan, a wife-husband team who have collaborated on a wide variety of comedy projects, will serve as Marquette University’s Commencement speakers on Sunday, May 20. As part of the university’s graduation ceremony, they each will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Jeannie is an alumna of Marquette, graduating […]

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Marquette sets groundbreaking date for new PA facility

News release, April 23, 2018

University releases additional renderings of 44,000-square-foot building WHEN Wednesday, May 9 | 11 a.m. WHERE Construction site: northwest corner of West Clybourn Street and North 17th Street WHO The following will be available for interviews: Dr. Bill Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences MaryJo Wiemiller, PA-C, M.S., clinical associate professor, program director and […]

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Marquette University to honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 26-28

News release, April 23, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will honor its accomplished alumni and friends during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 26-28, for their personal achievements and support of the university. The celebration honors the distinguished award recipients from every college and professional school, all of whom represent the true spirit and mission of Marquette. Short profiles of the […]

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CBS Sports’ Bill Raftery to speak at Marquette University’s Axthelm Lecture

News release, April 20, 2018

Note to media: Shortly before the lecture begins, Bill Raftery will be available for a group interview at 3:40 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms on Monday. MILWAUKEE — Bill Raftery, analyst for CBS Sports college basketball, will be the featured speaker at Marquette University’s 2018 Axthelm Lecture on Monday, April 23, at 4 p.m. […]

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Marquette emphasizes employer rights in oral arguments to Wisconsin Supreme Court

News release, April 19, 2018

MADISON, Wis. – In oral arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday, Marquette University emphasized private employers’ rights to maintain behavioral standards for employees. Marquette, a Catholic, Jesuit university, seeks to defend its right as a private employer to enforce an employment contract. Associate Professor John McAdams is suspended for his mistreatment of a former […]

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Five journalists to join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, April 19, 2018

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that five journalists will join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism in August. The incoming fellows for the 2018–19 academic year are (click on the fellows’ names to view their work): Natasha Haverty, independent journalist, Boston Erin Jordan, investigative reporter, Cedar Rapids Gazette Ashley […]

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Marquette and Varian receive $2.5 million NIH grant for CT scan radiation study

News release, April 18, 2018

Researchers will develop tool to estimate CT radiation dosage to individual patients   MILWAUKEE —Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Dr. Josh Star-Lack, principal scientist of applied research at Varian, have received a $2,482,601 U01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study Computed Tomography radiation dosages in patients. Their research […]

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Alumni couple donates $2 million to grow mental health research and launch engineering student success center

News release, April 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Marquette students and faculty now have heightened research and support resources thanks to the generosity of alumni Jim and Kelly McShane. The McShanes, both of whom graduated from Marquette in 1968, made two specific $1 million gifts focused on mental health research in the College of Health Sciences and on the development of […]

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California Supreme Court Justice Liu goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, April 13, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Justice Goodwin Liu, an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, April 19, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. Liu was appointed to the California Supreme Court in 2011. Before […]

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Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to host ‘Lake Michigan and the Chicago Megacity in the 21st Century’

News release, April 9, 2018

MILWAUKEE —Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will host a half-day conference, “Lake Michigan and the Chicago Megacity in the 21st Century,” on Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Lubar Center at Eckstein Hall. The Law School and the Journal Sentinel have previously partnered to explore the “Chicago megacity”—the […]

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Tech reporter, author Farivar goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss data collection, privacy issues and the law

News release, April 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Cyrus Farivar, author of “Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech,” will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, April 12, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. We live in an age where our personal information […]

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Celebration set to honor late founder of America’s Black Holocaust Museum

News release, April 5, 2018

James Cameron’s life will be celebrated at Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art  MILWAUKEE – A celebration of the life of James Cameron, founder of America’s Black Holocaust Museum and the only known survivor of a lynching, will be held on Thursday, April 12, at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art, 1234 W. Tory Hill St. […]

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This Is Why Local and National Business Groups Are Filing ‘Friend of the Court’ Briefs in McAdams vs. Marquette

News release, April 4, 2018

The university’s full position on this case is available online. MILWAUKEE – A recent article in The Weekly Standard posed the question: “Why Are Businesses Intervening in a Wisconsin Academic Freedom Case?” It’s an important one to ask, and the support from prominent and respected business groups like the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the […]

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U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Barron to present Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture

News release, April 2, 2018

MILWAUKEE – David J. Barron, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, will present “When Congress and the Commander in Chief Clash Over War” for Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture on Monday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Eckstein Hall. There is no greater test of […]

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Marquette College of Business Administration launches Women in Business Speaker Series

News release, March 28, 2018

Baird’s Mary Ellen Stanek will deliver inaugural address April 16 MILWAUKEE — Mary Ellen Stanek, managing director and director of asset management for Robert W. Baird & Co. and chief investment officer of Baird Advisors, will present “Lessons in Leadership — Impact, Service and Gratitude,” Monday, April 16, at Marquette University. Her address is the […]

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Marquette, Wintrust form transformational, community-minded partnership for banking, scholarship aid and athletics

News release, March 27, 2018

Ten-year contract includes exclusive commercial and retail banking services, $12 million investment in scholarship aid, athletics and other institutional support MILWAUKEE — Marquette University announced that it has entered into a new transformational corporate partnership with Chicago-based Wintrust Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: WTFC), in an agreement that leaders of both organizations are calling a unique, mission-oriented […]

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Marquette Physician Assistant program expanding to address provider shortage

News release, March 22, 2018

Increased enrollment, new 44,000-square-foot building will help in-demand program grow MILWAUKEE — To help address the provider gap in primary care, Marquette University will begin construction this spring on a new facility for its nationally ranked Physician Assistant Studies program, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. The building, which will be located on land the […]

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Marquette Theatre will present Shakespeare’s ‘Pericles, Prince of Tyre’

News release, March 14, 2018

MILWAUKEE —Marquette Theatre will present Pericles, Prince of Tyre at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, April 12-15, and April 18-22. Shakespeare’s fairytale adventure is about Pericles who flees a dangerous foe, the King of Antioch. While it appears he has lost his family, Pericles finds romance and adventure on his journey. This rarely […]

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Playwright Orlandersmith goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss production of ‘Until the Flood,’ based on 2014 Ferguson police shooting

News release, March 13, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Actress, playwright and poet Dael Orlandersmith will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, March 22, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. Orlandersmith is a world-renowned playwright and a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is in Milwaukee for […]

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Marquette, WARF announce 2018 ‘Force for Positive Change’ finalists

News release, March 9, 2018

Winners will be announced live at event March 22 MILWAUKEE — Marquette University and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation have announced the finalists for the 2018 Force for Positive Change awards. This statewide competition focuses on social entrepreneurship as a model for solving social or environmental challenges in ways that are sustainable and just and […]

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