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Marquette Spanish professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities

News release, July 21, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, professor of Spanish, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in the humanities. The award, which includes $20,000 annually for three years, will allow Afinoguénova to build a “time cube”: a three-dimensional visualization combining the texts and the itineraries of more than 100 travelers along 19th-century Spanish […]

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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences Receives $1 Million Gift from Dennis and Barbara Klein

News release, July 15, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences today announced that it has received a $1 million gift from Dennis and Barbara Klein, both alumni of Marquette University. The gift will be used to establish the Dennis and Barbara Klein Health Sciences Innovation Fund. The fund will support scientists in the College of Health Sciences […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in sciences

News release, July 15, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Robert Peoples, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in science. The award, which includes $50,000 annually for three years, will allow Peoples to research the mechanism by which alcohol acts on one of its major target proteins in […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton, Feingold leading; deep divisions remain inside both parties

News release, July 13, 2016

Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll. MILWAUKEE – A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with 43 percent support and Republican candidate Donald Trump with 37 percent support in a head-to-head presidential matchup among Wisconsin registered voters. Eleven percent say they will vote […]

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Marquette computer scientists awarded $1 million NSF grant to develop model for career change into computing

News release, July 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University computer scientists in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences have received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to help low-income, academically talented students quickly learn the skills needed to change careers into computing. The award will build off an innovative I.T. Boot Camp Marquette computer scientists piloted […]

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Marquette education and counseling psychology professor honored for research excellence

News release, July 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Robert Fox, professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, recently received the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence. Fox has been at Marquette since 1982, and during that time he has worked to engage members of the community on early childhood mental health treatment. He has not only become a […]

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Marquette names next dean of nursing

News release, July 6, 2016

Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci returns to university; will start Jan. 1, 2017 MILWAUKEE — Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci, vice president for academic affairs and provost at Illinois State University, has been named the next dean of Marquette University’s College of Nursing, Provost Daniel Myers announced today. Krejci, who served as associate dean for undergraduate programs […]

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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll

News release, July 6, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will present results from a new poll of Wisconsin voters in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, July 13, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. A week before the party conventions begin, how united are […]

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Marquette psychology professor honored with university’s highest teaching honor

News release, July 1, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, associate professor of psychology, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Gettel Teaching Excellence Award. Van Hecke enjoys teaching her undergraduate and graduate students as much as she does learning from them. Her students describe her “knowledge, compassion, dedication and passion” as winning and inspirational attributes. “It […]

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Marquette biologist earns $900,000 grant to advance studies on climate-driven changes in tropical forests

News release, June 30, 2016

Accelerated vine growth linked to climate change, professor found MILWAUKEE — Dr. Stefan Schnitzer, Mellon Distinguished Professor of Biology in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded a four-year, $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for continued studies into determining the drivers of ongoing large-scale changes in tropical forests, which […]

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Marquette accounting professor awarded university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Cindy Gruber, instructor in accounting, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Raynor Teaching Excellence Award. Gruber joined Marquette University in 2000 and since then has been dedicated to building relationships with students based on mutual respect, trust and genuine concern. She teaches financial and managerial accounting, as well as income tax […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor receives university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 24, 2016

MILWAUKEE —Dr. Paul Gasser, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Raynor Teaching Excellence Award. Gasser began at Marquette in 2007 with one goal already in mind, to awaken a curiosity and excitement in his students, particularly those in his undergraduate biochemistry courses. […]

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Marquette mathematics, statistics and computer science professor receives university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 22, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Dennis Brylow, associate professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Raynor Teaching Excellence Award. Since 2005, when Brylow first began teaching in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, he has taught courses across the undergraduate curriculum, with an emphasis on team projects […]

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Marquette, UC–San Francisco study shows poor reporting on mental health interventions for LGBT community

News release, June 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE — A Marquette University professor and a co-investigator at the University of California–San Francisco have published a study that shows researchers are not reporting sexual orientation and transgender identities in psychotherapy outcome studies for anxiety and depression. The authors say this poses significant challenges for determining whether or not these treatments work for LGBT […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton, Feingold leading; majorities have negative views of presidential candidates

News release, June 15, 2016

Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll. MILWAUKEE – A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Hillary Clinton with 42 percent and Donald Trump with 35 percent support among Wisconsin registered voters in a presidential race matchup. Seventeen percent say they will vote for neither candidate. In the […]

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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll

News release, June 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will present results from a new poll of Wisconsin voters in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, June 15, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. With the primary season over, are the parties uniting behind […]

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Future Milwaukee accepting applications for 2016–17 class

News release, June 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The Future Milwaukee community leadership program, offered through Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is currently recruiting individuals for its nine-month program. Participants meet twice per month on Monday evenings from mid-September 2016 through mid-May 2017 and receive a certificate of completion upon graduation. Program participants examine their personal strengths and […]

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Marquette Student Veterans Association, Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership, Zablocki VA Medical Center to co-host forum on veteran care

News release, May 31, 2016

Marquette University’s Student Veterans Association, Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center will co-host “Embracing Change from the Soldier to Civilian: Veterans Transition to Accessing Care and Services.” The forum will be held Monday, July 25, in the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The daylong event will […]

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Sensenbrenner, Mukasey, Flynn among guests for Law School conference on post-9/11 national security and individual liberty issues

News release, May 26, 2016

MILWAUKEE — U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Milwaukee Chief of Police Ed Flynn are among the featured guests for an upcoming conference, “National Security, Individual Liberty, and You,” on Thursday, June 2, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. […]

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Marquette, Rexnord to launch ‘Bridge to Business’ program for young engineers

News release, May 23, 2016

Effort propelled by $1 million corporate gift from Rexnord MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering and College of Business Administration have joined Milwaukee-based manufacturer Rexnord to develop an immersive, four-week experience to give early career engineers business fundamentals. The new program, Bridge to Business for Engineers, is being launched through a $1 million […]

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