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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences receives $1.5 million gift

News release, April 27, 2017

Donation will establish scholarships for physical therapy students MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences today announced that it has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Capt. John A. Orlandini. Orlandini, a 1960 graduate of Marquette, suffered a life-changing injury during his time in the Navy. He pledged an estate gift […]

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Marquette scientists discover new insights into the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases

News release, April 18, 2017

MILWAUKEE – New research by Marquette University biologists and mathematicians has found that newly formed prion amyloids are infectious, a discovery that provides insights into the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases. Prions are the name given to the protein pathogen first discovered in the 1980s that is responsible for mad cow disease. This disease came […]

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Children’s Hospital president and CEO Troy goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, April 13, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Peggy Troy, the president and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital and Health System, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, April 20, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. As a student in Marquette’s College […]

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Artistic performance celebrating Joan of Arc and her namesake chapel set for April 28-30

News release, April 12, 2017

MILWAUKEE – “Hearken to my Voice,” a multi-disciplinary artistic performance commemorating the life of St. Joan of Arc and the chapel that bears her name on Marquette University’s campus will be held April 28-30. The performances on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, will begin at 5:30 p.m. The performance on Sunday, April 30, […]

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Political consultant Pudner goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, April 11, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — John Pudner, the executive director of Take Back Our Republic, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, April 18, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Pudner, a conservative political consultant and Marquette University alumnus, […]

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Company founded by two Marquette University researchers raises $26 million in funding

News release, April 10, 2017

Promentis Pharmaceuticals, a Milwaukee company co-founded by Drs. John Mantsch and David Baker, researchers from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences, raised $26 million, including $17.2 million in its third funding round. OrbiMed, F-Prime Capital Partners (formerly Fidelity Biosciences) and Aisling Capital were the lead investors. This is exceptional syndicate of investors, particularly for […]

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Marquette establishes cyber security center

News release, April 10, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has established a Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense to serve as the university’s primary hub for cyber security education and research. It is the only such center in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. With growing national concern about cyber security, the center will provide education, services and research to […]

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CNBC television star Lemonis, Marquette University exceed $3 Million Challenge fundraising goal

News release, April 7, 2017

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University community more than doubled down in this year’s giving challenge issued by alumnus Marcus Lemonis, CNBC’s star of The Profit, combining to raise a total of $3,292,748. The challenge was met in less than two months by 2,769 donors who raised a total of $1,792,748. Lemonis added $1.5 million of […]

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ESPN’s Jen Lada to speak at Marquette University’s Axthelm Lecture

News release, April 5, 2017

MILWAUKEE — ESPN contributor and Marquette alumna Jen Lada will be the featured speaker at Marquette University’s 2017 Axthelm Lecture on Tuesday, April 11 at 4 p.m in the Helfaer Theatre. Lada, contributor to ESPN’s digital platforms and to ESPN’s College GameDay, has covered important stories for the network, including two Auburn-LSU families coming together […]

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Former MLB Commissioner Selig goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, April 4, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball and Distinguished Lecturer in Sports Law and Policy at Marquette University, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, April 12, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan […]

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Marquette University College of Nursing to launch nurse anesthesia program

News release, April 3, 2017

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University College of Nursing today announced a new Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program designed to meet a growing demand for nurse anesthetists. The program will bring together the nursing education and research expertise of Marquette with the clinical and educational thought leadership of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Froedtert […]

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Judge Paul Watford goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, April 3, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — Judge Paul Watford of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, April 11, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. In a highly partisan world, Watford […]

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Conference will examine art, aesthetics and the future of urban life, April 5-7

News release, March 30, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Scholars from around the world will participate in a three-day conference examining art, aesthetics and the future of urban life in western and eastern societies at Marquette University, April 5-7. The conference opens at the Haggerty Museum of Art on April 5, at 5 p.m., and continues in the Beaumier Suites at Marquette’s […]

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Marquette College of Communication announces 2017-18 class of journalists for O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, March 30, 2017

MILWAUKEE – 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. Gary Harki and Anita Hassan, investigative reporters, The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk and Houston Chronicle, respectively; Erin Richards, an education reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Andy […]

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Marquette Theatre presents ‘Anything Goes’

News release, March 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE — The musical comedy Anything Goes will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre, Thursday, April 6, through Sunday, April 23. Anything Goes stars the dashing Billy Crocker, a young Wall Street broker who takes a leap of faith for a chance at debutante Hope Harcourt. Along with […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin

News release, March 22, 2017

Voters react to health care changes, Russia, immigration, state issues 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 that President Donald Trump receives a 41 percent approval rating among registered voters in Wisconsin, while 47 percent disapprove and 11 percent say they […]

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Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction candidates to debate at Marquette

News release, March 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette’s Law School and College of Education will host a debate between the candidates for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, March 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. On April 4, Wisconsin voters will select the state superintendent of public instruction for the next four […]

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

News release, March 13, 2017

  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 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Two months into Donald Trump’s presidency, how are Wisconsin […]

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Marquette to host ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ conference in April

News release, March 6, 2017

Cult classic TV series celebrates 20th anniversary this month MILWAUKEE – A daylong conference on the cult classic television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer will feature speakers from the United States and Canada on April 1 at Marquette University. The event is being organized by two Marquette professors: James South, an associate professor of philosophy, and […]

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Marquette graduate student wins three minute thesis competition, advances to regional competition

News release, March 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History, won Marquette’s first-ever Three Minute Thesis competition, claiming the top prize of $1000. Borg will now represent Marquette University in a regional competition in April at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in Indianapolis. The Three Minute Thesis is a global research communication […]

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