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.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Marquette theologian to present annual ‘History of Christianity Lecture’ at Wheaton College

News release, October 11, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Ulrich Lehner, a professor of religious history and historical theology at Marquette University, will present the annual History of Christianity Lecture at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Lehner is the first Catholic to give the lecture, and his topic will be “The Case of the Catholic […]

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Marquette Center for Peacemaking to expand work in Milwaukee Public Schools

News release, October 11, 2016

Peace Works program helps students with significant behavioral problems return to traditional schools MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Center for Peacemaking this year will more than double its work in Milwaukee Public Schools to help students who have been assigned to alternative schools due to serious disciplinary violations to modify behavior, improve attendance and decrease suspensions. […]

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Marquette receives $1 million NSF grant so Milwaukee teachers can earn certification to teach computer science

News release, October 3, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant that will lead to thousands of Milwaukee Public Schools students learning computer science. Marquette will administer the grant for nearly 200 MPS teachers to receive certification to teach computer science, enough to provide computer science instruction in each MPS school. “This is […]

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The Honorable George Mitchell, former U.S. Senate majority leader, to discuss turbulence in the Middle East at Marquette on Oct. 6

News release, September 30, 2016

MILWAUKEE – The Honorable George Mitchell, former U.S. Senate majority leader, will discuss issues facing the Middle East on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries Suites. In addition, Mitchell (D-Maine) will discuss his memoir, The Negotiator, earlier that day, at 4 p.m., in the same location. The Senate majority leader […]

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Marquette Theatre presents ‘Blithe Spirit’

News release, September 27, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre. Blithe Spirit is a fast-paced comedy about a séance-gone-wrong. When cynical author Charles Condomine invites “happy medium” Madame Arcati into his home, she summons the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, and leaves Charles torn […]

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Georgia history professor to discuss Edgar Allan Poe at Marquette’s Klement Lecture, Oct. 3

News release, September 26, 2016

Stephen Berry, a University of Georgia history professor, will discuss Edgar Allan Poe at the annual Frank L. Klement Lecture on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Beamier Suites BC of the Raynor Memorial Library. While delivering the lecture, “Drinking Yourself to Death in the Grand Age of Temperance: Edgar Allan Poe and the […]

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Catalysts, alkenes topics of Marquette chemistry lectures this fall

News release, September 15, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Chemistry Department will host a pair of lectures this fall featuring chemists discussing catalysts and alkenes. Dr. Scott J. Miller, Irénée du Pont professor of chemistry at Yale University, will present the 2016 Habermann Lecture, “Searching for Selective Catalytic Reactions in Complex Molecular Environments,” on Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. […]

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Physicist on the New Horizons mission to Pluto to present annual Coyne Lecture at Marquette University

News release, September 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Dr. John Spencer, institute scientist at Southwest Research Institute’s Department of Space Studies in Boulder, Colorado, will discuss the New Horizons spacecraft flyby past Pluto at Marquette University on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. Dr. Spencer is a science team member […]

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Northwestern history professor to give inaugural talk for new Latin American Studies major and minor

News release, September 6, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Geraldo L. Cadava, an associate professor of history at Northwestern University, will present a lecture, “Latin America and the Roots of Latino Conservatism,” on Sept. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Lunda Room of the Alumni Memorial Union. A free, public reception will follow from 5 p.m. to 6 […]

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Marquette mathematics, statistics and computer science professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 26, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Mehdi Maadooliat, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, was recently named one of the 2016 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. The award grants up to $32,000 to fund a one-semester sabbatical. Maadooliat plans to use his sabbatical to embark on a new area of study and will travel to […]

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Statement from Marquette University on the death of former student Matthew Thompson

News release, August 25, 2016

The Marquette community offers prayers and our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of our former student Matthew Thompson, who died in Afghanistan this week. Matthew attended Marquette from Fall 2006 to Spring 2008 and was a student in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. He went on to complete his education at […]

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Marquette English professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 19, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Gerry Canavan, assistant professor of English, was recently named one of the 2016 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. Canavan explores connections between our world and the world of science fiction, specifically in the context of ecology and the environment. The award grants up to $32,000 to fund a one-semester sabbatical. Canavan […]

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Marquette philosophy professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Corinne Bloch-Mullins, assistant professor of philosophy, was recently named one of the 2016 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. Bloch-Mullins focuses on the study of concepts, which she explains as “the mental categories with which we classify the world.” Currently she is seeking to develop an empirically informed theory of concepts and […]

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New Marquette study shows benefits of ‘flipped classroom’

News release, August 9, 2016

MILWAUKEE – A classroom centered around students — and not the professor —may help first-year chemistry students who otherwise would achieve lower grades, according to studies from Marquette University researchers. Dr. Scott Reid, professor and chair of chemistry at Marquette, found that the number of students who received grades of D, F or who withdrew […]

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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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