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.

Nearly 270 high school students will participate in a computer science programming competition at Marquette University

News release, April 11, 2016

Nearly 270 high school students from 15 Wisconsin communities will participate in a computer science programming competition on Wednesday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marquette University. The event, sponsored by Marquette’s Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department, is funded in part by a $35,000 CS4HS grant from Google. Many of the […]

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EPR spectroscopy detects disease for the first time: finds abnormalities in mitochondria

News release, March 31, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy for the first time has been used to directly detect and characterize disease. EPR of muscle and liver biopsy tissue detected abnormalities in mitochondria, the compartments found in cells that create most of the energy needed by the body to sustain life, the chair of Marquette University’s Physics […]

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CNBC television star Lemonis, Marquette University exceed $1 Million Challenge fundraising goal

News release, March 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University community responded enthusiastically to the giving challenge issued by alumnus and CNBC star Marcus Lemonis, combining to raise a total of $1,301,029 for student scholarships and other university initiatives. Lemonis, host of CNBC’s The Profit, teamed with Marquette to launch the $1 Million Challenge on Jan. 5, 2016. The challenge […]

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Marquette Autism Consortium formed to help people with autism spectrum disorder

News release, March 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University announced today it has formed the Marquette Autism Consortium to promote the exchange of ideas among people and groups on campus who are interested in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The consortium seeks to increase opportunities for awareness and inclusion, education, collaborative efforts, research, community connections, and development of resources for individuals […]

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Indigenous religious traditions topic of Wade Lecture at Marquette University

News release, February 11, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Rev. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J., will discuss “Animism revisited: Wangari Maathai, Benedict XVI, Francis, and the cultivation of ecological virtues” during the Rev. Francis Wade, S.J., Public Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites. Father Orobator will examine indigenous religious traditions in Africa, caricatured by missionary […]

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Oxford historian highlights lecture series on Easter Rising in Ireland at Marquette University

News release, February 2, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Irish historian R.F. Foster of Oxford will discuss his recent book during a  series of public lectures at Marquette University to highlight the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland. Robert Fitzroy “Roy” Foster, who publishes as R.F. Foster, will discuss his latest book, Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland,” Monday, April […]

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Antihydrogen neutral as charged, Marquette researcher finds

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News release, January 22, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The charge of antihydrogen – the antimatter counterpart of hydrogen – is neutral, according to a paper published this week by a team of scientists that includes a research assistant professor of physics at Marquette University. Dr. Timothy Tharp and 38 other colleagues conducted research as part of the ALPHA Collaboration at the […]

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CNBC television star Lemonis partners with Marquette University to launch $1 Million Challenge

News release, December 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University and alumnus Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit, are teaming up to launch a $1 million giving challenge on Jan. 5, 2016. The challenge will run through March 12, and Lemonis will donate up to $300,000 of his own funds. There is no minimum donation for individuals who contribute. The […]

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Marquette awarded $354,000 to fund 170 paid internships

News release, November 30, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has been awarded a three-year, $354,000 Career Ready Internship Grant to create 170 new paid and for-credit internships during the 2015-2018 academic years. The grant was funded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation for undergraduate students in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences with particular focus […]

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Former U.S. ambassador to Republic of Korea to give keynote lecture at Marquette University

News release, November 9, 2015

Date: Thursday, Nov. 12 Time: 5:30 p.m. Place: Weasler Auditorium 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. MILWAUKEE – Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2011-2014, will be the keynote speaker at the John K.C. Oh Memorial Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, […]

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Marquette Army ROTC team advances to 2016 skills competition at West Point

News release, November 4, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University Army ROTC’s Ranger Challenge nine-person co-ed team has won a regional military skills team competition, similar to a team decathlon, held at Fort McCoy near La Crosse, Wisconsin. The team advances to an international competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. in April, where it will compete against […]

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Marquette scientist receives $500,000 grant to study genes involved in growing rice in cold climates

News release, November 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Michael Schläppi has received a $500,000 federal grant for genetics and genomics research in an effort to grow rice in cold climates like Wisconsin. Schläppi, a geneticist and molecular biologist, is developing an experimental cold-resistant strain of rice. His research team successfully grew different rice varieties in four southeastern Wisconsin locations this […]

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Marquette Department of Biological Sciences receives $590,000 grant for graduate education

News release, October 14, 2015

MILWAUKEE – The Department of Biological Sciences has received a $590,000 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support four graduate fellows. The fellowship program will be directed by Dr. Michael Schläppi, associate professor of biological sciences. Schläppi said the three-year grant will help his department target fellows […]

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New Deal Projects topic of Klement Lecture at Marquette University

News release, October 13, 2015

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 Time: 4 p.m. Place: Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee MILWAUKEE – Gray Brechin, founder of a nationwide effort to inventory, map and interpret the legacy left by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “alphabet soup” agencies, will deliver the 2015 Frank L. Klement Lecture Wednesday Oct. 28 […]

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Marquette scientists find vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change

News release, October 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE – An increase in woody vines in tropical forests may be significantly accelerating climate change, Marquette University scientists determined in a first-ever forest-level experimental study on the subject. The three-year project by Marquette biologists found that the amount of carbon absorbed in a tropical forest in Panama decreased by 76 percent per year when […]

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Physicist studying cosmic neutrinos in Antarctica to present annual Coyne Lecture at Marquette University

News release, September 17, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Francis L. Halzen, professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present “Ice Fishing for Neutrinos: The IceCube Project” at Marquette University on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. Dr. Halzen is the principal investigator for the IceCube project and […]

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Marquette researchers receive $2.8 million grant to study effects of exercise

News release, September 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Robert Fitts, professor of biological sciences in Marquette University’s Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund research on decreased muscle […]

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Marquette University to host October events to honor alumnus James Foley

News release, September 15, 2015

Three events will take place near slain journalist’s birthday MILWAUKEE –Marquette University will host three events in mid-October to honor alumnus James Foley. A 1996 graduate of Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Foley was kidnapped in Syria and later murdered by Islamic State militants while on assignment as a reporter covering […]

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Dr. Lisa Petrella awarded Way Klingler Fellowship in science

News release, August 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Lisa Petrella, assistant professor of biological sciences, at Marquette University, has been awarded one of the Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards, which provides faculty with a one-semester sabbatical for research. “During my semester sabbatical I will be working on one of the projects in my lab investigating why organisms go sterile at […]

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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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