News Releases

Three Marquette faculty members earn prestigious Fulbright Awards

News release, May 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Three Marquette University faculty members have earned Fulbright Awards. The 2017 recipients are Drs. Marie Bement, associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences; Karene Boos, an adjunct faculty in the physical therapy department; and Daniel Meissner, associate professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Bement […]

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Photo/video opportunities: Marquette Commencement is May 21

News release, May 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s 136th Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. Marquette will provide a live webcast of the Commencement ceremony. Sister Maria Marciano, O.P., a Dominican sister from Brazil, will be the ceremony’s keynote speaker. A […]

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White, Chisholm and Reed go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss Milwaukee County’s use of PSA risk assessment tool

News release, May 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Chief Judge Maxine White, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and Wisconsin First Assistant State Public Defender Tom Reed will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, May 24, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. Since 2012, Milwaukee […]

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Marquette receives $1.2 million NSF grant to attract and retain secondary science, technology, engineering and math teachers

News release, May 16, 2017

Marquette University’s College of Education and Opus College of Engineering faculty have received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a 14-month master’s program that will attract and retain new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. The accelerated program, which will start in summer 2018 and is already accepting applications, targets people […]

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Marquette elects Owen Sullivan chair of Board of Trustees

News release, May 15, 2017

New trustee elected; four named trustees emeriti MILWAUKEE — Owen J. Sullivan, a 1979 graduate of Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected chair of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, the university announced today. Sullivan, the retired president of Specialty Brands for ManpowerGroup, succeeds John Ferraro who has been in […]

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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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Marquette Law School to host workshop on innovation in food, energy and water

News release, May 8, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School will host an interdisciplinary workshop, “Innovation at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus,” on Tuesday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The workshop, which is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equipment and […]

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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences receives $1.5 million gift

News release, April 27, 2017

Donation will establish scholarships for physical therapy students MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences today announced that it has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Capt. John A. Orlandini. Orlandini, a 1960 graduate of Marquette, suffered a life-changing injury during his time in the Navy. He pledged an estate gift […]

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Sheldon and Marianne Lubar give $5.5 million gift to fund Marquette Law School public policy initiative

News release, April 25, 2017

Law School establishes Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education MILWAUKEE — Sheldon and Marianne Lubar and Marquette University Law School announced today that the Law School will establish the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. The endeavor will be endowed by an additional gift of $5.5 million, expanding upon […]

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Dominican sister who serves Haiti’s poor will deliver Commencement address

News release, April 19, 2017

Sister Maria Marciano will also receive honorary degree MILWAUKEE — Sister Maria Marciano, O.P., a Dominican sister from Brazil who serves Haiti’s poorest citizens, will be the keynote speaker at Marquette University’s 136th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21. As part of the ceremony, she will also receive an honorary degree. “What difference can one […]

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Marquette’s 27th annual Hunger Cleanup is Saturday

News release, April 19, 2017

About 1,200 Marquette University students will participate in the 27th annual Hunger Cleanup on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 10 a.m. The students will volunteer at more than 25 agencies in the Milwaukee area, organized by a team of students committed to service. The students will volunteer at food banks, homeless shelters and other organizations […]

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Marquette scientists discover new insights into the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases

News release, April 18, 2017

MILWAUKEE – New research by Marquette University biologists and mathematicians has found that newly formed prion amyloids are infectious, a discovery that provides insights into the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases. Prions are the name given to the protein pathogen first discovered in the 1980s that is responsible for mad cow disease. This disease came […]

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Marquette University to honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 27-29

News release, April 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will honor 48 accomplished alumni and friends during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 27-29, for their personal achievements and support of the university. Short profiles of the honorees, including Alumnus of the Year Dr. Henry K.H. Kwan, Arts ’71, are available on the Alumni National Awards website. The site allows individuals to send […]

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Children’s Hospital president and CEO Troy goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, April 13, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Peggy Troy, the president and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital and Health System, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, April 20, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. As a student in Marquette’s College […]

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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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Political consultant Pudner goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, April 11, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — John Pudner, the executive director of Take Back Our Republic, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, April 18, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Pudner, a conservative political consultant and Marquette University alumnus, […]

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Company founded by two Marquette University researchers raises $26 million in funding

News release, April 10, 2017

Promentis Pharmaceuticals, a Milwaukee company co-founded by Drs. John Mantsch and David Baker, researchers from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences, raised $26 million, including $17.2 million in its third funding round. OrbiMed, F-Prime Capital Partners (formerly Fidelity Biosciences) and Aisling Capital were the lead investors. This is exceptional syndicate of investors, particularly for […]

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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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CNBC television star Lemonis, Marquette University exceed $3 Million Challenge fundraising goal

News release, April 7, 2017

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University community more than doubled down in this year’s giving challenge issued by alumnus Marcus Lemonis, CNBC’s star of The Profit, combining to raise a total of $3,292,748. The challenge was met in less than two months by 2,769 donors who raised a total of $1,792,748. Lemonis added $1.5 million of […]

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ESPN’s Jen Lada to speak at Marquette University’s Axthelm Lecture

News release, April 5, 2017

MILWAUKEE — ESPN contributor and Marquette alumna Jen Lada will be the featured speaker at Marquette University’s 2017 Axthelm Lecture on Tuesday, April 11 at 4 p.m in the Helfaer Theatre. Lada, contributor to ESPN’s digital platforms and to ESPN’s College GameDay, has covered important stories for the network, including two Auburn-LSU families coming together […]

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