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Marquette prepares for reaffirmation of accreditation site visit Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

Marquette Matters, September/October, 2013

accreditation

On Monday, Sept. 30, Marquette will welcome nine peer reviewers who will conduct a three-day site visit to review Marquette’s operations, the key step in the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation process.

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A new chapter for the College of Arts and Sciences

Marquette Matters, September/October, 2013

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Marquette Matters recently sat down with Dr. Richard Holz, dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, to learn more about him personally, his journey in academia and his vision for the future.

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Ugland awarded Fulbright to teach in the Czech Republic

Marquette Matters, September/October, 2013

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Dr. Erik Ugland, associate professor of digital media and performing arts, has always wanted to live abroad. His wish will come true this spring when he travels to the Czech Republic as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Wisconsin’s only dental school grows by leaps and bounds

Marquette Matters, September/October, 2013

dental-addition

The School of Dentistry — Wisconsin’s only dental school — welcomed its expanded class in August, growing from 80 students to 100 students.

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Best of the best: Teaching Excellence winners shine

Marquette Matters, May 2013

Teaching Excellence

Teaching Excellence Awards are the highest teaching honor bestowed upon Marquette faculty members. Recipients are nominated by their colleagues and students for demonstrating excellence as teacher-scholars. Dr. Stephen Franzoi, Dr. Douglas Lobner and Dr. Robert Lowe received the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, and Dr. Richard Jones received the Robert and […]

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Excellence in University Service Awards honor outstanding staff members

Marquette Matters, May 2013

Excellence in Service

The university’s Excellence in University Service Awards recognize staff members who have contributed to the essential work of Marquette at the highest level of excellence. Recipients were nominated based on service that is above and beyond the duties normally assigned to their positions. They will be honored at the Excellence in University Service Awards Luncheon […]

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Tiny teachers lead the physical therapy “Baby Lab”

Marquette Matters, May 2013

Baby Lab

Like many students, Hera Wert showed up for class dressed head-to-toe in Marquette blue and gold. But Hera isn’t a student; she’s a teacher — and she’s less than a year old.

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Dr. Fabien Josse honored with Haggerty research award

Marquette Matters, Apr. 2013

Dr. Fabien Josse

Contaminated drinking wells. Deep sea oil spills. Homeland security threats. These are a few examples of how Dr. Fabien Josse, professor of electrical and computer engineering and the 2013 recipient of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence, is using his skills to contribute to finding answers to some of the world’s most […]

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Way Klingler Young Scholar recipients

Marquette Matters, Apr. 2013

Dr. Sameena Mulla

Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical.

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Alumnus of the Year lives the Marquette mission

Marquette Matters, Apr. 2013

Don Layden

Anyone who knows him will tell you that Don Layden, Arts ’79, Law ’82, lives the Marquette mission. Whether it’s the pursuit of excellence in his professional life — he’s a partner at Quarles & Brady and an operating partner with Baird Venture Partners — or how he and his wife, Mary Jo, Arts ’80, […]

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Way Klingler Fellowship recipients

Marquette Matters, Apr. 2013

David Baker

For Dr. David Baker, professor and associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences, the Jesuit principle of cura personalis begins in the brain. Not just in a cerebral, thought-provoking sense, but in a literal sense, with the study of neurotransmitters and their roles in diseases like schizophrenia and […]

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Charting a course for the future

Marquette Matters, Mar. 2013

Strategic Planning

To ensure collaboration at the critical goalsetting stage of the university-wide strategic plan, President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., chose to forego this year’s Presidential Address to bring the university together for an interactive workshop Jan. 30. Speaking to an overflow crowd assembled in the AMU’s Monaghan Ballroom for the President’s Strategic Planning Workshop, Father Pilarz […]

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Teaching Enhancement Award winners strive to educate students about autism

Marquette Matters, Mar. 2013

Teaching Enhancement Award

One out of every 88 children may now fit the criteria to be on the autism spectrum, according to the newest assessment from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, when autism experts in three of Marquette’s colleges heard of each other’s work, they decided to join forces to “become a much more […]

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Marquette and the United Community Center partner to empower Milwaukee’s youth

Marquette Matters, Mar. 2013

Dr. Larry Pan

“It all started with a phone call,” says Dr. Larry Pan, chair of the physical therapy department in the College of Health Sciences, recalling the beginning of a partnership between the United Community Center — a Milwaukee-based social service agency — and two Marquette professors.

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On a mission: providing dental care in Tanzania’s refugee camps

Marquette Matters, Mar. 2013

Dental Care

For Dr. Toni Roucka, assistant professor and pre-doctoral program director of general dentistry in the School of Dentistry, teaching the building blocks of dental care is more than a job — it’s a mission. Beginning in 2003, Roucka has taken her passion around the world by examining access to dental care.

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The World is our Home: Mission Week 2013 honors Opus Prize recipients

Marquette Matters, Feb. 2013

Mission Week

Through a tireless combination of faith, commitment and ingenuity, 10 men and women have been recognized for making a profound impact on global social issues. In many respects, they reflect the spirit of tenacity and giving associated with Mother Teresa in their own home countries.

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Melamed returned to Germany as a Fulbright scholar of American Studies

Marquette Matters, Feb. 2013

Jodi Melamed

How do German and United States multiculturalisms differ? How do the contemporary “Islamophobia” and new Right-wing movements in Germany compare with similar movements in the U.S.? Those are among the questions Dr. Jodi Melamed, associate professor of English and Africana Studies, has pondered while teaching in Germany as a Fulbright senior scholar during the winter […]

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Faculty and staff encouraged to review reaffirmation of accreditation self-study draft

Marquette Matters, Feb. 2013

Accreditation

A critical step in Marquette’s reaffirmation of accreditation process is the production of a self-study report. During the past year, more than 200 faculty, staff and students have helped prepare a draft of the report. From Monday, Jan. 28 through Friday, Feb. 22, the draft will be available online at marquette.edu/accreditation, and the campus community […]

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Stories from under-covered Milwaukee neighborhoods

Marquette Matters, Feb. 2013

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

If information is power, then the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is giving an electrifying jolt to Milwaukee’s central-city neighborhoods.

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Educational Opportunity Program benefits students and communities

Marquette Matters, December 2012/January 2013

Educational Opportunity Program

“A scholarship is not for free — you have to work hard to maintain it.”  No one knows that better than Dr. Phu Tran, Eng ’04, Grad ’11. He was the first member of his family to graduate from college. At age 14, his family moved to the United States from Vietnam.

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