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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.

Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist to present annual Coyne Lecture

News release, October 13, 2017

Mather’s research confirmed the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe MILWAUKEE – Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics, will discuss the history of the universe  at Marquette University on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. […]

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Marquette partners with Better Business Bureau to offer free cyber security events

News release, October 12, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University and the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin will partner to offer several free cyber security events. This partnership is designed to engage and educate the public and private sector and provide tools and resources needed to stay safe online. “The cyber world is more treacherous than many small businesses believe,” said […]

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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’s Haggerty Museum of Art receives $146,000 federal grant

News release, August 24, 2017

Funds are for a public art project by renowned artist Mary Miss  MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art has been awarded a $146,404 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a public art project by artist Mary Miss that creates place-based experiences exploring water systems throughout Milwaukee’s urban landscape. […]

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Students in the United States and India hold different opinions on use of smart phones and tablets in college classrooms

News release, August 23, 2017

Marquette researcher says cultural differences show policies at U.S. colleges may need to be re-examined  MILWAUKEE – Should policies on the use of smart phones, tablets and laptops in college classrooms be examined for cultural bias? A study by a Marquette University researcher argues that it might be time for a re-evaluation of these policies […]

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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 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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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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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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Angela Davis to speak at Marquette, March 29

News release, March 28, 2017

Dr. Angela Davis, a scholar and activist, will speak as part of the Marquette Forum series on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. The event is sold out. Davis, a living witness to history and important struggles of current times, focuses on social justice issues like racism, oppression and prison […]

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Winona LaDuke, two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate, to speak at Marquette April 6

News release, March 28, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Winona LaDuke, Green Party vice presidential candidate for presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000, will speak at Marquette University on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. LaDuke, whose appearance is sponsored by the Haggerty Museum of Art, works on issues of climate change, […]

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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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