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Marquette team wins $53,000 at international business plan competition

News release, April 23, 2014

Student start-up focalCast earns Trailblazer Prize at Rice Business Plan Competition MILWAUKEE – FocalCast, a mobile app that allows users to wirelessly present PowerPoints from their tablet or smartphone directly to a display device, won the $50,000 Trailblazer Capital Start-up Entrepreneur Investment Prize and the $3,000 Gimmal Group Outstanding IT Prize at the Rice Business […]

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Marquette real estate students win regional case competition

News release, April 21, 2014

Team bests five other schools in NAIOP University Challenge MILWAUKEE – A team of Marquette University real estate students from the College of Business Administration took first-place honors at the NAIOP Minnesota University Challenge regional case competition earlier this month. The students bested teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Minnesota, St. Cloud […]

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Spinal cord injury is topic of next ‘Marquette Presents’ forum

News release, April 17, 2014

A panel of experts in biomedical sciences and physical therapy from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences will headline the next Marquette Presents forum: “Spinal Cord Injury – Improved Outcomes Through Research.” The free forum is Tuesday, April 29, at 8:00 a.m. in the third-floor Monaghan Ballroom in the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. […]

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Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner studying patterns of trade and migration in 16th century Central America

Marquette Matters, March/April 2014

News release, April 16, 2014

Dr. Laura Matthew, associate professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the 2014–15 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award recipient.

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Museum as classroom

Marquette Matters, March/April 2014

News release, April 16, 2014

Teaching Enhancement Award winners will use Haggerty in pilot project.

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On the Side Dr. Leigh van den Kieboom – sailor

Marquette Matters, March/April 2014

News release, April 16, 2014

During harsh Milwaukee winters, Dr. Leigh van den Kieboom, an avid sailor, dreams of warmer days on Lake Michigan. van Den Kieboom, assistant professor of educational policy and leadership, has been sailing with her husband for more than 31 years.

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Way Klingler Fellowship recipient – Exercise as medicine: reversing the effects of Type 2 diabetes

Marquette Matters, March/April 2014

News release, April 16, 2014

Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences, is world-renowned for her research on age and sex differences in muscle fatigue. In addition to fielding requests for keynote addresses at international conferences, her work has been commissioned by NASA.

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Way Klingler Fellowship recipient- “Pure love” and political philosophy: the teachings of François Fénelon

Marquette Matters, March/April 2014

News release, April 16, 2014

The inauguration of Pope Francis and his subsequent teachings have focused on inclusion and introspection, asking the question, what is the role of the Catholic church in the world today? What obligations do we have to citizens of an increasingly complex political and economic climate? Dr. Ryan Hanley, associate professor of political science and recipient of […]

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin goes “On the Issues” at Marquette Law School

News release, April 16, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will be the featured guest for an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, April 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. A Democrat from Madison, Baldwin is the first woman from Wisconsin to serve in the U.S. Senate and the […]

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Music mogul, urban renewal advocate Kenneth Gamble goes “On the Issues” to discuss community revitalization efforts

News release, April 15, 2014

Universal Companies Chairman Kenneth Gamble will be the featured guest for an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, April 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Gamble is a legendary songwriter and producer who partnered with Leon Huff to create the “Philly soul” sound. […]

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‘Sports Illustrated’ staff writer to speak at Marquette

News release, April 14, 2014

Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated and college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, will be the featured speaker at Marquette University’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication 2014 Axthelm Lecture on Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. Davis will present, “Relationships Between Coaches and Players: Will There […]

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Former National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones goes “On the Issues” to discuss Keystone XL Pipeline, U.S. energy policy

News release, April 14, 2014

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones will be the featured guest for an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Monday, April 21, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Jones, the National Security Adviser to President Barack Obama in 2009-10, also served as the […]

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Future Milwaukee accepting applications for 2014-15 class

News release, April 10, 2014

The Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program, offered through Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies, is currently recruiting individuals for its nine-month program. Participants will meet two times each month on Monday evenings from September 2014 through May 2015. Applications are available online; the deadline to apply is Monday, June 30. Students applying for scholarship aid […]

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Marquette University Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair to give lecture on the persistence of American racial inequality

News release, April 8, 2014

One of Marquette University’s three 2014 Ralph H. Metcalfe Chairs this semester, Dr. Imani Perry, professor at Princeton University’s Center for African-American Studies and faculty associate in Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs, will give a lecture titled, “Scales Unbalanced: The Persistence of American Racial Inequality,” Thursday, April 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 […]

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Marquette communication dean honored with Scripps Administrator of the Year Award

News release, April 8, 2014

Dr. Lori Bergen, dean of Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, has been honored with the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Journalism and Mass Communication Administrator of the Year Award. Established in 1953, the foundation’s national journalism competition honors the best annual work in the communications industry and in journalism education. “Lori has demonstrated a remarkable ability […]

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Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke goes “On the Issues”

News release, April 3, 2014

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke will be the featured guest for an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, April 10, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. A lifelong Milwaukee resident who has spent more than 35 years in law enforcement, Clarke began his […]

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Marquette receives $2.6 million grant to fund research on virtue

News release, April 3, 2014

Philosophy professor is recipient of largest humanities grant in university history Dr. Nancy E. Snow, professor of philosophy in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a $2.6 million grant that will fund interdisciplinary research on virtue, character and the development of the moral self. The three-year grant was awarded […]

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‘Hamlet’ to be performed at Marquette University

News release, April 2, 2014

Marquette University Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Hamlet, a story of ambition, madness, death and darkness. Performances will run: Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, through Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. Maureen Kilmurry, […]

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Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley to present Marquette Law School’s Nies Lecture

News release, April 2, 2014

Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will present Marquette Law School’s Nies Lecture in Intellectual Property on Wednesday, April 16, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street. Seating is limited; registration is available online. O’Malley was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

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Marquette team a finalist at international business plan competition

News release, April 1, 2014

Student start-up FocalCast lets users present PowerPoints from smartphones MILWAUKEE – FocalCast, a mobile app that allows users to wirelessly present PowerPoints from their tablet or smartphone directly to a display device, has been named a finalist in the Rice Business Plan Competition, which is billed as “the world’s richest and largest business plan competition.” […]

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