News Releases

Marquette selects construction manager for athletic performance research center

News release, January 20, 2017

Mortenson named construction manager MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has selected Mortenson to build its proposed athletic performance research center, in partnership with Aurora Health Care. Mortenson has wide-ranging experience in constructing both athletic and health care facilities, and the project will be led by the company’s Milwaukee office. Mortenson is the largest sports builder in […]


Marquette law professor, author O’Hear goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss mass incarceration

News release, January 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Michael O’Hear, a Marquette Law School professor and author of a new book that examines mass incarceration, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Jan. 26, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. O’Hear is a […]


Marquette alumni couple issue $10 million challenge to honor longtime past president

News release, January 18, 2017

New residence hall facility will bear Father Wild’s name MILWAUKEE — Marquette University alumni Ray and Kay Eckstein have issued a $10 million challenge toward the construction of the university’s new residence hall facility, President Michael R. Lovell announced today in his annual campus address. The Ecksteins have challenged the university to raise $10 million; […]


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 or at (414) 288-6712 (office) or (414) 331-7880 (mobile) to arrange an interview with any of these experts. Lowell Barrington, associate professor […]


Sportscaster, ‘McGuire’ playwright Enberg goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, January 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dick Enberg, an award-winning sportscaster and writer of the play “McGuire,” will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. In an event co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Press Club, […]


Marquette Theatre presents ‘Fancy Nancy The Musical’

News release, January 6, 2017

MILWAUKEE —Fancy Nancy The Musical will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Jan. 14‒15, and Jan. 21‒22. Fancy Nancy The Musical is based on Jane O’Connor’s best-selling book series, “Fancy Nancy.” Nancy is excited to dance in the school ballet with her friends, but when she gets the […]


Marquette names new executive vice president for operations

News release, January 5, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has named Dave Lawlor as its new executive vice president for operations, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. Lawlor, who most recently served as vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the University of California – Davis, will begin in his role on Jan. 10. A new position for the university, […]


Marquette College of Communication and ASNE establish O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism

News release, January 3, 2017

MILWAUKEE – The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that it is establishing the O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism – and that it would be bestowed as part of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) annual awards contest. Inspired by the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship […]


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 […]


Marquette University develops community health-focused pre-dental post-baccalaureate program

News release, December 12, 2016

Program is a partnership between the College of Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry MILWAUKEE — Marquette University today announced the launch of a new community health-oriented post-baccalaureate program for students seeking to strengthen their applications for dental school. Established by the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences in collaboration […]


NPR host will deliver lecture during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

News release, December 12, 2016

Michel Martin to address King’s legacy, Jan. 18 MILWAUKEE — National Public Radio’s Michel Martin on Wednesday, Jan. 18, will speak at Marquette University on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sponsored by the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Diederich College of Communication, and the Center for Peacemaking, […]


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. […]


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 […]


Jensen, Underwood to discuss school vouchers in conversation at Marquette Law School

News release, November 18, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Scott Jensen, a leading advocate for school choice nationwide, and Julie Underwood, a nationally recognized authority on school law and a critic of school vouchers, will be the featured guests for an event, “Lessons From a Quarter Century of School Vouchers: One Conversation, Two Points of View,” hosted by Marquette Law School on […]


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 […]


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 […]


Marquette to dedicate new College of Nursing location in Pleasant Prairie

News release, November 9, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University on Thursday, Nov. 10, will dedicate its new Pleasant Prairie location where students can earn an accelerated master’s in nursing degree in as few as 18 months. The ceremony, which will be held at 8201 104th St., Pleasant Prairie, Wisc., will begin with a reception and tour of the facility at […]


Marquette Law School to host Restorative Justice Conference focused on domestic violence

News release, November 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Carrie Outhier Banks and Sujatha Baliga will give keynote presentations at the 2016 Restorative Justice Conference hosted by Marquette Law School, Nov. 10-11 in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The topic of this year’s conference is “Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence: Exploring Effective Pathways to Healing.” The conference is designed to bring […]


**Photo/Video Opportunities** Marquette University to host Election Day viewing party: Media experts available for election coverage

News release, November 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University is hosting an Election Day event and viewing party for students, faculty and staff, which will be held in in Johnston Hall, Room 104 (1131 West Wisconsin Avenue). The non-partisan viewing party, which will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., is being hosted by the […]


New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading Trump by 6 percentage points in Wisconsin; Senate race is virtually tied

News release, November 2, 2016

Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at MILWAUKEE – A new Marquette Law School Poll finds 46 percent of Wisconsin likely voters supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and 40 percent supporting Republican Donald Trump in the race for president. Libertarian Gary Johnson is supported by 4 percent and […]