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About Joseph DiGiovanni

Joseph is a communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Joseph at (414) 288-6712 or joseph.digiovanni@marquette.edu.

Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction candidates to debate at Marquette

News release, March 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette’s Law School and College of Education will host a debate between the candidates for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, March 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. On April 4, Wisconsin voters will select the state superintendent of public instruction for the next four […]

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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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Marquette’s engineering dean receives honors from Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network and STEM Forward

News release, February 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus dean of Engineering, has received a pair of honors. Ropella has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Dean Award from The Kern Family Foundation, and has been named 2016 Engineer of the Year by STEM Forward. The Foundation award was presented at the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) National Conference […]

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Marquette professor receives $555,636 NSF grant for solar power study

News release, February 3, 2017

Research will consider using a porous metal organic framework as a catalyst for solar-to-fuel conversion MILWAUKEE — Dr. Jier Huang, assistant professor of chemistry at Marquette University, has received a $555,636 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to use a promising type of metal organic framework materials to work as a […]

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Marquette experts available to discuss presidential inauguration

News release, January 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette has several experts available for media interviews this week to discuss the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Please contact Joe DiGiovanni at Joseph.DiGiovanni@Marquette.edu or at (414) 288-6712 (office) or (414) 331-7880 (mobile) to arrange an interview with any of these experts. Lowell Barrington, associate professor […]

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Marquette purchases rare first edition, first printing of ‘The Hobbit’

News release, December 20, 2016

Classic edition of children’s book will be added to the university’s J.R.R. Tolkien Collection MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has acquired one of only 1,500 first edition, first printing copies of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937, to add to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. The copy of the children’s fantasy novel, obtained by the […]

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SunPower CEO to discuss changes in the solar industry at Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering

News release, December 6, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Tom Werner, CEO and chairman of SunPower, will speak about how solar energy is changing the way the world is powered on Friday, Dec. 9, at noon at Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering. Werner graduated from Marquette with an engineering degree in 1986 and is a member of Marquette’s Board of Trustees. […]

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Marquette Opus College of Engineering receives three grants worth $630,459

News release, November 29, 2016

Grants will fund two projects and start a robotics program within local high schools MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering has received three grants worth $630,459 to fund two projects and start a robotics program within some Milwaukee Public Schools. “From primary schools to our advanced research, we are developing technologies, knowledge and […]

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Marquette researcher finds major Middle East dust storm caused by extreme drought, not regional conflict

News release, November 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE – The dust storm that triggered havoc in the Middle East last year likely was caused by extreme climatic conditions, not regional conflict, a new study by a Marquette University environmental engineer has found. The massive storm in September 2015 killed at least a dozen people, whipping across seven countries while canceling flights and […]

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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 alumni couple give $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid

News release, September 29, 2016

A Marquette alumni couple have given the university a $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid. The Donald J. and Frances I. Herdrich Endowed Scholarship for Engineering will fund full scholarships for first-generation students in the Opus College of Engineering. Twenty-three percent of Marquette’s most recent incoming class are first-generation college students. The engineering scholarships include […]

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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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