News Releases

Marquette psychology associate professor receives Way Klingler Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

News release, June 22, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Lucas Torres, associate professor of psychology at Marquette University, was recently honored with the Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. Torres has studied mental health disparities among members of the Latino community through funding from the National Institute of Mental Health. He has collaborated with colleagues at other institutions to study […]

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Marquette University mourns the loss of alumna, friend and major benefactor, Kay Eckstein

News release, June 20, 2017

The Marquette University community mourns the loss of one of its closest friends and most significant benefactors, Kathryn “Kay” Eckstein. Kay received her bachelor’s degree from Marquette in speech in 1949. The Marquette University Law School facility is named in the honor of her and her husband, Ray, Law ’49. “Kay Eckstein lived a life filled […]

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Marquette biological sciences professor honored with university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Martin St. Maurice, associate professor of biological sciences at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Teaching Excellence Award. St. Maurice is constantly looking for new and more effective methods of teaching and assessment. He also believes developing students’ critical thinking skills is more valuable than memorizing facts and […]

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Marquette management professor and chair honored with university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 14, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Monica Adya, chair and professor of management at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Teaching Excellence Award. Adya is known for putting her students in a position to confront and solve problems. She strives to prepare them for today’s working world. In her Project Management undergraduate course, Adya’s […]

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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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Professor, author Florida goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss challenges facing cities

News release, May 31, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Professor and author Richard Florida will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, June 8, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. In 2002, Florida’s best-selling book, “The Rise of the Creative Class,” focused on a demographic […]

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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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