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Lovell announces major residence hall development on Marquette University campus

News release, May 2, 2016

$96 million project to include two new residence halls MILWAUKEE – Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell today announced that the Board of Trustees has approved construction of a new residence hall development on campus estimated at $96 million. The project, which is part of the university’s campus master planning process, will include two connected […]

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Author, sociology professor Sharkey goes “On the Issues” to discuss racial inequality issues affecting urban areas

News release, April 22, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Patrick Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, April 26, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Sharkey is the author of Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods […]

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Marquette University to honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 28-30

News release, April 21, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will honor 50 accomplished alumni and friends during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 28-30, for their personal achievements and support of the university. Short profiles of the honorees, including Alumni of the Year Margaret and Richard Sibbernsen, are available on the Alumni National Awards website. The site allows individuals to send […]

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Olson named interim chair of Marquette-MCW Biomedical Engineering Department

News release, April 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Lars E. Olson has been appointed interim chair of the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Biomedical Engineering. Olson currently serves as associate professor and interim chair of Marquette’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and is the director of the human powered nebulizer project. His appointment is effective July […]

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Professor receives $500,000 NSF grant to study the recovery of phosphorus from water

News release, April 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Brooke Mayer, an assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has received a $500,000 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to remove and recover phosphorus from water. The CAREER grant is the foundation’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty. Mayer’s five-year study, “CAREER: Harnessing the […]

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Neurosurgeon Bailes, sports law professor Mitten go “On the Issues” to discuss head injuries in sports

News release, April 12, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes and sports law professor Matt Mitten will discuss the scientific and legal aspects of sports-related head injuries as the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, April 19, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. […]

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Nearly 270 high school students will participate in a computer science programming competition at Marquette University

News release, April 11, 2016

Nearly 270 high school students from 15 Wisconsin communities will participate in a computer science programming competition on Wednesday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marquette University. The event, sponsored by Marquette’s Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department, is funded in part by a $35,000 CS4HS grant from Google. Many of the […]

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Andreesen Horowitz partner, former Facebook general counsel Ullyot to present Nies Lecture at Marquette Law School

News release, April 8, 2016

MILWAUKEE —Ted Ullyot, a partner with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and former general counsel for Facebook, will present “Innovation, Disruption, and Intellectual Property: A View From Silicon Valley” for Marquette Law School’s Nies Lecture in Intellectual Property on Tuesday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street. The American technology […]

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Former White House legal advisers Kavanaugh, Ullyot go “On the Issues” at Marquette Law School

News release, April 7, 2016

Former White House legal advisers Brett Kavanaugh and Ted Ullyot will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, April 13, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Ullyot and Kavanaugh both were successful young attorneys when they were hired […]

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Marquette to host 5th annual Corporate Communication Summit

News release, April 1, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Developing the next generation of corporate communicators will be the focus of the daylong Corporate Communication Insight Summit at Marquette University on Friday, April 22. The fifth annual summit will be keynoted by Bridget Coffing, chief communication executive officer emeritus from McDonald’s Corporation. Open to the public, tickets are required and include breakfast […]

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EPR spectroscopy detects disease for the first time: finds abnormalities in mitochondria

News release, March 31, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy for the first time has been used to directly detect and characterize disease. EPR of muscle and liver biopsy tissue detected abnormalities in mitochondria, the compartments found in cells that create most of the energy needed by the body to sustain life, the chair of Marquette University’s Physics […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Cruz, Sanders ahead in Wisconsin presidential primaries; Bradley leads state Supreme Court race

News release, March 30, 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 Ted Cruz ahead in the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary race, supported by 40 percent of likely voters to 30 percent for Donald Trump and 21 percent for John Kasich, while 8 percent […]

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Marquette College of Communication announces 2016-17 class of journalists for O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, March 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that Pulitzer Prize winners from regional newsrooms in the Midwest, and an investigative reporter from the Southwest, will join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism in August. The 2016-17 O’Brien Fellows are Jackie Crosby, a business reporter at […]

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Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin announce Biomedical Engineering Department

News release, March 28, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have announced the creation of the Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical Engineering Department which will bring together the engineering education and research expertise of Marquette and the medical research, technology and clinical expertise of MCW to provide an inclusive education […]

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

News release, March 21, 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, March 30, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Election questions abound. How are Wisconsin voters leaning in the […]

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Marquette Theatre to present ‘Wine in the Wilderness’

News release, March 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette Theatre will present Alice Childress’ Wine in the Wilderness at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre. The play will be directed by guest artist Marti Gobel and feature current Marquette students, alumni and a Milwaukee guest actor. Set during the Harlem race riots of 1964, Wine in the Wilderness deals with […]

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CNBC television star Lemonis, Marquette University exceed $1 Million Challenge fundraising goal

News release, March 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University community responded enthusiastically to the giving challenge issued by alumnus and CNBC star Marcus Lemonis, combining to raise a total of $1,301,029 for student scholarships and other university initiatives. Lemonis, host of CNBC’s The Profit, teamed with Marquette to launch the $1 Million Challenge on Jan. 5, 2016. The challenge […]

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Marquette Autism Consortium formed to help people with autism spectrum disorder

News release, March 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University announced today it has formed the Marquette Autism Consortium to promote the exchange of ideas among people and groups on campus who are interested in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The consortium seeks to increase opportunities for awareness and inclusion, education, collaborative efforts, research, community connections, and development of resources for individuals […]

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Judge Albert Diaz to present Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture

News release, February 26, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Judge Albert Diaz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will present “Life Tenure on the Bench: Virtue or Vice?” for Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture on Wednesday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. From the beginning of the 2016 presidential election campaign, the […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight Democratic race, Trump maintaining Republican lead in Wisconsin

News release, February 25, 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 a tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination in Wisconsin and Donald Trump maintaining his lead for the Republican nomination. In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders receives support from 44 percent to Hillary […]

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