News Releases

Marquette chemistry professor receives Way Klingler Sabbatical Award

News release, July 31, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Qadir Timerghazin, professor of chemistry, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Sabbatical Award. Dr. Qadir Timerghazin’s theoretical predictions promise to demystify an elusive biological molecule involved in, among other things, the processes related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and heart conditions called S-nitrosothiols. This award will allow Timerghazin to test […]

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Marquette University’s College of Nursing receives grant to continue Project BEYOND-2

News release, July 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s College of Nursing has received nearly $2 million to continue one of the college’s student support programs, Project BEYOND-2. The program, initially launched in 2007, is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will provide support for the program […]

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Marquette English professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities

News release, July 25, 2017

MILWAUKEE —  Dr. Albert Rivero, professor of English, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in the humanities. Rivero explores the complex connections between literary works produced in Britain during the so-called “long 18th century,” from the Restoration to the Romantics, and their historical contexts. This award, which includes $20,000 annually for […]

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Marquette assistant dean of undergraduate admissions receives Way Klingler Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

News release, July 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Latrice Harris-Collins, assistant dean in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, has recently been named as the staff recipient of the Way Klingler Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. Harris-Collins has been at Marquette for 13 years this fall. Each day she works on multicultural community outreach. Harris-Collins is known for her “real-talk” outreach […]

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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 mechanical engineering professor honored for research excellence

News release, July 11, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. John Borg, professor of mechanical engineering, recently received the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence. Borg has been at Marquette since 2002 and has worked to investigate how solid materials deform and flow. He is best known for his research on the physics of one of baseball’s most unique pitches […]

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Marquette history professor honored with university’s highest teaching award

News release, July 7, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Timothy McMahon, associate professor of history at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Gettel Teaching Excellence Award. McMahon joined the Department of History in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences as a visiting assistant professor in 2001. He has since taught more than a dozen […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor and chair receives Way Klingler Fellowship in science

News release, July 5, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. John Mantsch, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in science. Mantsch studies neuropsychiatric disease with a focus on the neurobiological underpinnings of addiction and stress-related disorders. He is also a co-founder of Promentis Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company that […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin

News release, June 28, 2017

Opinions split on health care, Russia, other issues Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll. MILWAUKEE – A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that President Donald Trump receives a 41 percent approval rating among registered voters in Wisconsin, while 51 percent disapprove and 7 percent say that they don’t […]

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Sendik’s store to open on Marquette University campus

News release, June 28, 2017

New grocery store will serve Avenues West neighborhood MILWAUKEE – Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell today announced that a new Sendik’s store will open in the heart of the Marquette campus in vacant space north of the Bookmarq near the northeast corner of 16th and West Wells Streets. “From my earliest days as president […]

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Marquette English professor honored with university’s highest teaching award

News release, June 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Leah Flack, associate professor of English at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Teaching Excellence Award. Flack referrers to her own college experience as the foundation for her love of the classroom. “As a first-generation college student, my horizons of possibility were crucially expanded in literature classrooms in […]

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Marquette psychology professor receives 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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