News Releases

Journalist Dave Zirin to discuss race and social activism in sports at Marquette, Nov. 8

News release, November 2, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, will be the featured speaker in a conversation about race/racism, sports and social activism on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Marquette University’s Alumni Memorial Union, Room 157, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Zirin is the author of eight books on the politics of sports. A frequent […]

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Marquette engineer receives $1.5 million from U.S. Air Force to study how to prevent accidental detonations of explosives and propellants

News release, November 2, 2018

Dr. John Borg will develop a surrogate substructure to test and reduce accidental detonations MILWAUKEE — When hit by a blast or impact, explosives and propellants used in airbags, rockets, mining, munitions and other engineered systems can accidentally detonate. The U.S. Air Force has turned to  Dr. John Borg, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, […]

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O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism to host annual conference

News release, November 1, 2018

Event will explore why student performance in Milwaukee schools lag MILWAUKEE — The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism annual conference will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marquette University Law School. 2017-18 O’Brien Fellow Erin Richards of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will lead a discussion of […]

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Diane Foley to speak at Marquette University

News release, November 1, 2018

Mother of journalist and Marquette alumnus James Foley to discuss son’s legacy MILWAUKEE — Diane Foley, founder and president of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, will visit Marquette University for the Center for Peacemaking’s Distinguished Peacemaker Series. Foley will be on campus from Nov. 5 to Nov. 9 and will speak at two events […]

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Marquette Provost Dan Myers stepping down; Dr. Kimo Ah Yun named acting provost

News release, October 31, 2018

Marquette University announced today that Provost Dan Myers has stepped down from his role, effective immediately. President Michael R. Lovell has appointed Dr. Kimo Ah Yun, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, as acting provost. During his time at Marquette, Myers helped the university achieve the objectives laid out in its strategic plan, Beyond […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Evers tied in Wisconsin’s race for governor

News release, October 31, 2018

Baldwin leads Vukmir for Senate; close race for state attorney general Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll MILWAUKEE – A new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds a tie in the state’s race for governor, with incumbent Republican Scott Walker and Democrat challenger Tony Evers […]

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Marquette College of Nursing’s James Wake Memorial Lecture to discuss transforming the culture of palliative care

News release, October 30, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s College of Nursing will present the annual James Wake Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballroom, located at 1442 West Wisconsin Avenue. Shirley Otis-Green, founder of Collaborative Caring, will present “Palliative Caring: Transforming the Culture of Care through the […]

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Marquette has a variety of experts available for election coverage

News release, October 30, 2018

Faculty available to weigh in on national and state races, and issues shaping voters’ minds MILWAUKEE – From health care to the impact of the election on the economy, Marquette University has a variety of experts available for election coverage. Please contact any of these experts directly or contact Joe DiGiovanni, senior communication specialist, or […]

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Marquette’s College of Nursing receives $1 million estate gift to support scholarships

News release, October 29, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Nursing announced today that it has received a $1 million planned gift from Barbara Regan, a 1959 alumna of the College of Nursing. The estate gift will benefit scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. “It’s incredible to see the impact that Marquette has had on three generations of […]

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Marquette University receives national innovation awards

News release, October 29, 2018

MILWAUKEE — In recognition of the university’s efforts to cultivate a culture of innovative and collaborative problem solving within its students, faculty, staff and community, Marquette University earned two national awards for innovation at the University Economic Development Association’s annual summit. Marquette won a 2018 Award of Excellence for Developing Innovation and the Journal of […]

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Executive Vice President Lawlor to leave Marquette for private equity firm

News release, October 25, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University announced today that Executive Vice President of Operations Dave Lawlor has resigned his position to join Gen 3 Capital. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Marquette community, I want to thank Dave for his leadership and many contributions to the university,” said Marquette President Michael R. Lovell. […]

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Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ with new poll Oct. 31

News release, October 25, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will provide the results of a new poll of Wisconsin voters in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. With less than a week until Election Day, Franklin […]

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Marquette receives $1 million “Thriving in Ministry” grant to support Christian pastors in congregational ministry

News release, October 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has received a $1 million “Thriving in Ministry” grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., to help support Christian pastors in congregational ministry. The five-year grant will propel Marquette to both create and strengthen programs that support pastors by helping them connect strategically with other clergy who can serve as role models and […]

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PolitiFact staffers go ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, October 17, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Angie Drobnic Holan, the editor of PolitiFact, and Tom Kertscher, PolitiFact Wisconsin reporter with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. Since it began in […]

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Kohler Co. CEO to deliver keynote at annual Business Leaders Forum

News release, October 17, 2018

David Kohler will discuss ‘Journey to the C-Suite and Kohler’s Evolution: A Leadership Perspective’ MILWAUKEE — David Kohler, president and CEO of Kohler Co., will be the featured speaker at the Marquette Business Leaders Forum on Thursday, Nov. 15. His keynote address, “Journey to the C-Suite and Kohler’s Evolution: A Leadership Perspective,” will be held […]

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Marquette receives nearly $700,000 from NSF to help acquire a super computing cluster

News release, October 15, 2018

New system will aid researchers across Marquette MILWAUKEE – Marquette has received a $681,425 grant from the National Science Foundation to help acquire a supercomputing cluster that is many times more powerful than the university’s current system. With installation expected to begin in early 2019, the system will aid researchers across the university. The current […]

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Milwaukee redevelopment leaders go ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, October 15, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee redevelopment leaders Melissa Goins, JoAnne Sabir and Juli Kaufmann will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. Goins is the vice president of J. Jeffers & Co. and president […]

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Marquette selected for Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities’ anchor mission initiative

News release, October 12, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has been selected as one of 33 member institutions of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities to participate in its Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative. The initiative is a national collaboration aimed at assisting CUMU members to more rapidly and effectively advance an anchor mission strategy within their institutions, higher […]

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Marquette’s Midnight Run celebrates 30 years

News release, October 11, 2018

Service program helps area hungry, homeless population MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Midnight Run celebrates 30 years on campus this October. The student service program, which is organized by a coordinating team of 29 Marquette students under the supervision of the university’s Campus Ministry office, has been dedicated to helping the hungry and homeless population in […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight race for Wisconsin governor, Baldwin leading in Senate contest

News release, October 10, 2018

Wisconsin voters weigh in on Kavanaugh confirmation, Mueller investigation Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll MILWAUKEE — With less than a month to go until Election Day, a new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker with 47 percent support and […]

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