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.

World-renowned photojournalist to give presentation at Marquette University

News release, August 25, 2017

2017 Outstanding Nature Photographer winner to speak Sept. 7 MILWAUKEE — Christian Ziegler, world-renowned nature photojournalist from Germany, will lecture at Marquette University on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 Wisconsin Ave. Ziegler, a tropical ecologist, is a regular contributor to National Geographic and has been published in Geo, Smithsonian […]

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Marquette chemistry professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Jier Huang, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently named one of the 2017 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. Huang has set out to develop new strategies for tapping the promise of solar energy through the development of light-activated catalysts that convert light from the sun into chemical energy. Since 2013, when […]

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Marquette psychology professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 14, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Nicholas Heck, assistant professor of psychology, was recently named one of the 2017 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. Heck conducts research that looks at the results of stress specific to a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity, as opposed to more general forms of stress. The award grants up to $32,000 […]

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Marquette chemistry professor receives Way Klingler Sabbatical Award

News release, July 31, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Qadir Timerghazin, professor of chemistry, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Sabbatical Award. Dr. Qadir Timerghazin’s theoretical predictions promise to demystify an elusive biological molecule involved in, among other things, the processes related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and heart conditions called S-nitrosothiols. This award will allow Timerghazin to test […]

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Marquette English professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities

News release, July 25, 2017

MILWAUKEE —  Dr. Albert Rivero, professor of English, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in the humanities. Rivero explores the complex connections between literary works produced in Britain during the so-called “long 18th century,” from the Restoration to the Romantics, and their historical contexts. This award, which includes $20,000 annually for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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