University News: Arts and Sciences
News and stories from Marquette featuring the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. For more news, visit the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences website.

Marquette professor leads development of first Wisconsin standards for computer science instruction in K-12 schools

News release, July 12, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Dennis Brylow, associate professor of math, statistics and computer science, was co-chair of the committee that developed Wisconsin’s first standards to guide K-12 school districts in their computer science instruction. The standards, approved in late June by Tony Evers, Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction, are expected to be approved by a majority […]


Marquette history professor honored with university’s highest teaching award

News release, July 7, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Timothy McMahon, associate professor of history at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Gettel Teaching Excellence Award. McMahon joined the Department of History in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences as a visiting assistant professor in 2001. He has since taught more than a dozen […]


Marquette English professor honored with university’s highest teaching award

News release, June 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Leah Flack, associate professor of English at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Teaching Excellence Award. Flack referrers to her own college experience as the foundation for her love of the classroom. “As a first-generation college student, my horizons of possibility were crucially expanded in literature classrooms in […]


Marquette psychology professor receives Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

News release, June 22, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Lucas Torres, associate professor of psychology at Marquette University, was recently honored with the Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. Torres has studied mental health disparities among members of the Latino community through funding from the National Institute of Mental Health. He has collaborated with colleagues at other institutions to study […]


Marquette biological sciences professor honored with university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Martin St. Maurice, associate professor of biological sciences at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Teaching Excellence Award. St. Maurice is constantly looking for new and more effective methods of teaching and assessment. He also believes developing students’ critical thinking skills is more valuable than memorizing facts and […]


Marquette researchers determine woody vines in Panama diminish tree reproduction

News release, June 12, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Competition from woody vines, called lianas, significantly reduces tree reproduction in tropical forests, Marquette University researchers found in a new study. The findings, published in the Journal of Ecology, were the first experimental demonstration that competition from lianas dramatically reduces the ability of community-level canopy trees to reproduce. These vines climb trees to […]


Three Marquette faculty members earn prestigious Fulbright Awards

News release, May 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Three Marquette University faculty members have earned Fulbright Awards. The 2017 recipients are Drs. Marie Bement, associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences; Karene Boos, an adjunct faculty in the physical therapy department; and Daniel Meissner, associate professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Bement […]


Marquette University has three student winners of prestigious Fulbright Awards

News release, May 11, 2017

Students will be placed in Germany, Ecuador and Malaysia MILWAUKEE – Three Marquette University students were selected for 2017-18 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards and will spend several months working overseas through the prestigious program. The students selected were Dane DeVetter, who will graduate this spring with a master’s degree in International Affairs; Morgan Lieske, […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Catholic friar who advocates for migrants to kick off Marquette Democracy Project spring series

News release, February 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE – A Catholic friar from Mexico who advocates for migrants will speak at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room 163 of the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University. It is the initial event of four spring forums sponsored by the Marquette Democracy Project. Friar Tomás González Castillo, founder and director of La […]


CNBC TV star Lemonis to launch new giving challenge with Marquette

News release, February 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University and alumnus Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit and The Partner, are teaming up to launch a new $3 million dollar giving challenge. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 17, in conjunction with the National Marquette Day pep rally, the challenge will run for two months. Lemonis will donate up to $1.5 million […]


Marquette professor receives $555,636 NSF grant for solar power study

News release, February 3, 2017

Research will consider using a porous metal organic framework as a catalyst for solar-to-fuel conversion MILWAUKEE — Dr. Jier Huang, assistant professor of chemistry at Marquette University, has received a $555,636 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to use a promising type of metal organic framework materials to work as a […]


Cancer patients in Bangladesh, Nepal willing to use cell phone questionnaires on symptoms, pain

News release, November 11, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Cancer patients in Bangladesh and Nepal are willing to use cell phone questionnaires to provide information about their levels of symptoms and pain, two Marquette University researchers found. The researchers hope the technology can be used to help physicians better manage patients’ common symptoms. Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, professor of computer science and […]


Marquette to host symposium on 1990s peace accords in El Salvador and Guatemala

News release, October 20, 2016

Event focuses on current conditions, focusing on migration, impunity and social justice MILWAUKEE – A symposium on 1990s peace accords in El Salvador and Guatemala will be held at Marquette University on Oct. 27-28. Titled, “What Was Achieved? Migration, Impunity, and Social Justice after the Peace Accords in El Salvador and Guatemala,” the event is […]


Marquette biochemist identifies blueprint for enzyme that makes ammonia

News release, October 19, 2016

Discovery could lead to energy savings in fertilizer production MILWAUKEE – A Marquette University biochemist led a team of researchers in discovering that the enzyme that creates ammonia uses a complex two-cylinder engine like mechanism for function — a process that is markedly more efficient than the man-made one used in industrial ammonia production. The […]


Prominent African-American poet and playwright will make two visits to Marquette

News release, October 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Jay Wright, a prominent African-American poet, will give a poetry reading on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in Weasler Auditorium as part of the Marquette Forum series. The appearance is open to students, faculty and the public. Wright also will return in 2017 for an event that will feature a reading of […]