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 Spanish professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities

News release, July 21, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, professor of Spanish, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in the humanities. The award, which includes $20,000 annually for three years, will allow Afinoguénova to build a “time cube”: a three-dimensional visualization combining the texts and the itineraries of more than 100 travelers along 19th-century Spanish […]

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Marquette computer scientists awarded $1 million NSF grant to develop model for career change into computing

News release, July 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University computer scientists in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences have received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to help low-income, academically talented students quickly learn the skills needed to change careers into computing. The award will build off an innovative I.T. Boot Camp Marquette computer scientists piloted […]

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Marquette psychology professor honored with university’s highest teaching honor

News release, July 1, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, associate professor of psychology, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Gettel Teaching Excellence Award. Van Hecke enjoys teaching her undergraduate and graduate students as much as she does learning from them. Her students describe her “knowledge, compassion, dedication and passion” as winning and inspirational attributes. “It […]

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Marquette biologist earns $900,000 grant to advance studies on climate-driven changes in tropical forests

News release, June 30, 2016

Accelerated vine growth linked to climate change, professor found MILWAUKEE — Dr. Stefan Schnitzer, Mellon Distinguished Professor of Biology in Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded a four-year, $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for continued studies into determining the drivers of ongoing large-scale changes in tropical forests, which […]

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Marquette mathematics, statistics and computer science professor receives university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 22, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Dennis Brylow, associate professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Raynor Teaching Excellence Award. Since 2005, when Brylow first began teaching in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, he has taught courses across the undergraduate curriculum, with an emphasis on team projects […]

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Marquette, UC–San Francisco study shows poor reporting on mental health interventions for LGBT community

News release, June 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE — A Marquette University professor and a co-investigator at the University of California–San Francisco have published a study that shows researchers are not reporting sexual orientation and transgender identities in psychotherapy outcome studies for anxiety and depression. The authors say this poses significant challenges for determining whether or not these treatments work for LGBT […]

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Future Milwaukee accepting applications for 2016–17 class

News release, June 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE — The Future Milwaukee community leadership program, offered through Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is currently recruiting individuals for its nine-month program. Participants meet twice per month on Monday evenings from mid-September 2016 through mid-May 2017 and receive a certificate of completion upon graduation. Program participants examine their personal strengths and […]

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Marquette University has two winners of prestigious Fulbright Awards

News release, May 6, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Two Marquette University seniors were selected for 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards and they will spend several months working overseas as English teaching assistants through the prestigious program celebrating its 70th year. Olanrewaju Awosika, a senior in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Spanish for the health professions, […]

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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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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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