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.

Dr. Melissa J. Ganz awarded Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 25, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Melissa J. Ganz, assistant professor of English at Marquette University, is one of the recipients of the 2015 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award, which provides promising faculty with a semester long sabbatical for research. With the award, Ganz plans to complete her first book, Public Vows: Fictions of Marriage in the English […]

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Marquette senior economics professor awarded Fulbright

News release, August 18, 2015

Toumanoff will teach at Armenian university MILWAUKEE — Dr. Peter Toumanoff, associate professor emeritus of economics at Marquette University, has earned a Senior Fulbright Award to Armenia, and will spend the first part of 2016 teaching at the Armenian State University of Economics in Yerevan, the nation’s capital. This is his third Fulbright. Toumanoff, whose […]

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Marquette professor receives Way Klingler Sabbatical Award

News release, July 24, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Dawne Moon, associate professor of social and cultural sciences at Marquette University, has been named the 2015 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. The annual award is granted based on prior scholarly research and potential for substantive contribution to the discipline. Moon will spend her yearlong sabbatical researching the shift in American political […]

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Dr. Serdar Bozdag receives Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

News release, July 8, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Serdar Bozdag, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science at Marquette University, has been awarded Marquette’s Way Klingler Young Scholar Award, which provides faculty with a one-semester sabbatical for research. The award will allow Bozdag to focus on the development of a computational tool for a whole genome. He wants to […]

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Marquette history professor honored with teaching excellence award

News release, June 30, 2015

 MILWAUKEE – Dr. Kristen Foster, associate professor of history, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Foster, of Evanston, Illinois, is said to have the Jesuit characteristic of cura personalis in her DNA. “I like to think that my father passed along his love of […]

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Dr. Ulrich Lehner awarded Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities

News release, June 25, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Ulrich Lehner, associate professor of theology and director of undergraduate programs in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University, has been awarded the 2015 Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities. Lehner will receive $20,000 annually for three years, which he will use to research the roles of women during […]

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Dr. Scott Reid awarded Way Klingler Fellowship in science

News release, June 19, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Scott Reid, professor and department chair of chemistry in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship in science. The award, which includes $50,000 annually for three years, will allow Reid to finish a project focused on a new roaming reaction […]

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Marquette University psychology student named president of the national Active Minds Student Advisory Committee

News release, May 6, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Markie Pasternak, of De Pere, Wisconsin, has been named president of the national Active Minds Student Advisory Committee for a second term. Pasternak is a junior psychology major in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Since she was five years old, Pasternak has had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, yet she was not […]

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Rick Majerus Family Foundation gives $1 million to Marquette to create endowed scholarship in his honor

News release, April 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE — The Majerus Family Foundation has given a gift of $1 million to Marquette University to create the Rick Majerus Endowed Scholarship, honoring the late Marquette alumnus and college basketball coaching legend. The scholarship will provide tuition support to first-generation students in Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrate financial […]

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Marquette professor to serve as president of Arab American Studies Association

News release, January 20, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Louise Cainkar, associate professor of social and cultural sciences at Marquette University, has been selected by her peers as president-elect of the Arab American Studies Association. This will be Cainkar’s first leadership position with the Arab American Studies Association. She will serve as the organization’s president-elect in 2015 and serve as president […]

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An exclusive circle

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

News release, January 8, 2015

Dr. Ulrich Lehner received a letter last fall that caused him to whisper, “Oh, my.” The letter notified the associate professor of theology that he was nominated to join the European Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Finding God in a Concrete Jungle

Marquette Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

News release, January 8, 2015

When she was 12 years old, Katie Coldwell helped her mom serve dinner at a homeless shelter in Minneapolis and discovered what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

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Internationally known experts to re-examine First World War

News release, September 3, 2014

MILWAUKEE – In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Marquette’s History Department will host a series of public lectures to re-examine the war. The centerpiece consists of four public lectures by internationally known experts on the war. A complete list of events can be found online. The lectures […]

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Marquette chemistry professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 7, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Qadir Timerghazin, assistant professor of computational chemistry at Marquette University, has been awarded the Way Klingler Young Scholars Award, which provides a one-semester sabbatical to foster faculty research. With the award, Timerghazin and his team will continue their research using computational chemistry to investigate biological reactions of organic compounds called S-Nitrosothiols. This […]

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Marquette history professor receives Way Klingler Sabbatical Award

News release, July 30, 2014

Dr. Laura Matthew, associate professor of history at Marquette University, has been named the 2014-15 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. The annual award is granted based on prior scholarly research and potential for substantive contribution to the discipline. Matthew will spend her yearlong sabbatical conducting research in Guatemala and Mexico for her next book, Circulations: […]

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Campus Q & A: Rev. Timothy J. O’Brien, Ph.D.,

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

News release, July 23, 2014

Rev. Timothy J. O’Brien, Ph.D., Catholic priest and professor, teaches at the nexus of American politics — Capitol Hill. The director of Marquette’s Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C., came to the nation’s capital once as an intern himself, which explains his commitment to bringing student-interns to the same portal to learn what it means to be a public servant.

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“Here I am, Lord”

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

News release, July 23, 2014

Nathan Wendt, Comm ’01, and Paul Shelton, Arts ’03, processed up the aisle of Church of the Gesu with three other Jesuits. Witnessed by family, friends and their Jesuit brothers, the five men were ordained in a holy and heady celebration of Catholic faith that spilled out onto campus.  “It feels very gratifying to be […]

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My Year as a Carny

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

News release, July 23, 2014

Michael Sean Comerford, Arts ’81, is writing a book about working in traveling carnivals in 10 states, touring Mexico and hitchhiking America. He’s an award winning journalist who worked at newspapers in Budapest, Chicago, Moscow and New York.

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Class Notes – Alumni Profile Dr. Keith Fabisiak, Arts ’83

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

News release, July 23, 2014

Dr. Keith Fabisiak, Arts ’83, measures healthy babies by the inch and healthy eating by the square foot. Fabisiak began pacing out square-foot gardens during his pediatric residency in Ann Arbor, Mich., sowing and harvesting the maximum possible in 144 square inches. The pediatrician whose practice serves 2,000 children, newborn to 18, became a pied piper for planting, encouraging everyone […]

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Marquette receives $792,000 research grant to enhance teaching and learning for primary math teachers

News release, July 21, 2014

Prestigious National Science Foundation award honors junior faculty teacher-scholar Dr. Marta Magiera, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a $792,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The award will support her research on effective ways […]

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