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Marquette alumni couple give $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid

News release, September 29, 2016

A Marquette alumni couple have given the university a $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid. The Donald J. and Frances I. Herdrich Endowed Scholarship for Engineering will fund full scholarships for first-generation students in the Opus College of Engineering. Twenty-three percent of Marquette’s most recent incoming class are first-generation college students. The engineering scholarships include […]

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Marquette Theatre presents ‘Blithe Spirit’

News release, September 27, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre. Blithe Spirit is a fast-paced comedy about a séance-gone-wrong. When cynical author Charles Condomine invites “happy medium” Madame Arcati into his home, she summons the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, and leaves Charles torn […]

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Japanese-American internment camp survivor Mihara goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, September 26, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Sam Mihara, a Japanese-American internment camp survivor, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Two months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an […]

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Georgia history professor to discuss Edgar Allan Poe at Marquette’s Klement Lecture, Oct. 3

News release, September 26, 2016

Stephen Berry, a University of Georgia history professor, will discuss Edgar Allan Poe at the annual Frank L. Klement Lecture on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Beamier Suites BC of the Raynor Memorial Library. While delivering the lecture, “Drinking Yourself to Death in the Grand Age of Temperance: Edgar Allan Poe and the […]

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Marquette real estate professors honored with best paper awards

News release, September 26, 2016

Pennington-Cross, Cashman lauded by American Real Estate Society MILWAUKEE — Two Marquette University real estate professors were honored recently by the American Real Estate Society for having best papers in the organization’s 2016 Manuscript Prize Competition. Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross, professor and chair of finance, won in the Real Estate Finance category for his paper, “Mortgage […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight presidential race, Feingold with edge in Wisconsin

News release, September 21, 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 44 percent of Wisconsin likely voters supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president and 42 percent supporting Republican Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup. Twelve percent do not express a preference, saying […]

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Catalysts, alkenes topics of Marquette chemistry lectures this fall

News release, September 15, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Chemistry Department will host a pair of lectures this fall featuring chemists discussing catalysts and alkenes. Dr. Scott J. Miller, Irénée du Pont professor of chemistry at Yale University, will present the 2016 Habermann Lecture, “Searching for Selective Catalytic Reactions in Complex Molecular Environments,” on Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. […]

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Physicist on the New Horizons mission to Pluto to present annual Coyne Lecture at Marquette University

News release, September 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Dr. John Spencer, institute scientist at Southwest Research Institute’s Department of Space Studies in Boulder, Colorado, will discuss the New Horizons spacecraft flyby past Pluto at Marquette University on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. Dr. Spencer is a science team member […]

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Charles Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ to present new Marquette Law School Poll

News release, September 13, 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, Sept. 21, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Where do the presidential and U.S. Senate races stand just […]

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White House regulatory affairs administrator Shelanski to present Law School’s Boden Lecture

News release, September 12, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Howard A. Shelanski, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, will present “Sound policy in the balance: The uncertain future of the regulatory state,” for Marquette Law School’s Boden Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. […]

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Professor, author Cramer goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss resentment among rural Wisconsin voters

News release, September 12, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Professor and author Katherine Cramer will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Cramer is the director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of […]

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Strang, attorney featured in ‘Making a Murderer,’ goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, September 8, 2016

  MILWAUKEE — Attorney Dean Strang will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Monday, Sept. 12, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Viewers of the blockbuster Netflix series “Making a Murderer” are familiar with Strang, a criminal defense […]

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Northwestern history professor to give inaugural talk for new Latin American Studies major and minor

News release, September 6, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Geraldo L. Cadava, an associate professor of history at Northwestern University, will present a lecture, “Latin America and the Roots of Latino Conservatism,” on Sept. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Lunda Room of the Alumni Memorial Union. A free, public reception will follow from 5 p.m. to 6 […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton edge over Trump narrowing to pre-convention levels among Wisconsin voters

News release, August 31, 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 support from 42 percent of Wisconsin registered voters and Republican candidate Donald Trump with support from 37 percent in a head-to-head presidential matchup. Nineteen percent do not […]

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Marquette Law School to host conference on public policy and American drinking water

News release, August 30, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Nationally renowned water corrosion and treatment expert Marc Edwards and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett are among the featured guests for an upcoming conference, “Public Policy and American Drinking Water,” on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Amid great concern […]

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Marquette mathematics, statistics and computer science professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 26, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Mehdi Maadooliat, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, was recently named one of the 2016 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. The award grants up to $32,000 to fund a one-semester sabbatical. Maadooliat plans to use his sabbatical to embark on a new area of study and will travel to […]

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Statement from Marquette University on the death of former student Matthew Thompson

News release, August 25, 2016

The Marquette community offers prayers and our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of our former student Matthew Thompson, who died in Afghanistan this week. Matthew attended Marquette from Fall 2006 to Spring 2008 and was a student in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. He went on to complete his education at […]

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

News release, August 23, 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, August 31, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Where do the presidential and U.S. Senate races stand as […]

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Marquette English professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 19, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Gerry Canavan, assistant professor of English, was recently named one of the 2016 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. Canavan explores connections between our world and the world of science fiction, specifically in the context of ecology and the environment. The award grants up to $32,000 to fund a one-semester sabbatical. Canavan […]

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Marquette welcomes class of 2020

News release, August 19, 2016

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, more than 2,000 freshmen from 41 states, 22 countries and two U.S. territories will call Milwaukee home when they move into residence halls on the Marquette University campus. A surge in student demand has led to one of the largest and most diverse populations of incoming freshman ever, with 23 percent […]

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