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Marquette University begins Doctor of Nursing Practice with nurse anesthesia specialization

News release, August 17, 2018

Marquette is the first academic institution in southeastern Wisconsin to offer the degree MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University College of Nursing this month will become the first academic institution in southeastern Wisconsin to provide a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialization in nurse anesthesia. Graduates of the program can take the national certification […]

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Marquette University experts available for primary elections coverage

News release, August 10, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University will have experts available for media interviews during the primary elections next week. Please feel free to contact any of the experts below directly. Otherwise, Joe DiGiovanni in the Office of Marketing and Communication is happy to help identify the most suitable expert. Joe is available at joseph.digiovanni@marquette.edu or at (414) […]

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Marquette researcher receives NIH grant to study the use of prenatal probiotics

News release, August 6, 2018

MILWAUKEE – The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute for Child Health and Disease, has awarded $426,248 to Dr. Lisa Hanson, professor and director of the Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Program. The grant, titled “The efficacy of an oral probiotic to reduce group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization,” is Hanson’s first from […]

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Marquette biologist receives $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to study cell biology research

News release, August 3, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Rosemary A. Stuart, a Marquette University professor of biological sciences, has received a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant for cell biology research, studying the function and regulation of mitochondrial ribosomes. Mitochondria are commonly referred to as the “powerhouse” of the cell because they produce the energy carrying molecule ATP through a process […]

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Marquette University announces 2018–19 theatre season

News release, July 26, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Theatre’s 2018–19 season will be the 44th in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Six selected plays around the theme “Reflections” will explore this phenomenon and draw connections and comparisons. Shows include: “White Privilege,” “Little Women The Musical,” “Clybourne Park,” “Dooby Dooby Moo,” “Image of an Unknown Young Woman” and “The […]

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Marquette University acquires score to ‘The Lord of the Rings’

News release, July 26, 2018

Symphony from composer Johan De Meij bears the name of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel that inspired it MILWAUKEE – The score to “The Lord of the Rings,” an award-winning symphony bearing the name of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel that inspired it, has been added to Marquette University’s extensive archival collections on the famed English author. […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds roughly one in three Wisconsin voters still undecided one month before primaries

News release, July 18, 2018

Voters split along partisan lines on Supreme Court nominee, other national and state 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, with four weeks to go until the Wisconsin primary elections, approximately one in three voters in the […]

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Marquette University and Georgetown University announce visiting professor partnership

News release, July 16, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University and Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C., have announced that Lisa Grabert, MPH, will serve as a visiting professor and health policy researcher at Marquette and as a research professor at Georgetown. Grabert’s appointment is funded by the Institute for Critical Care, a 501(c)(3) that supports health policy research. Grabert has most recently […]

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Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ to present results of new poll of Wisconsin voters

News release, July 11, 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, July 18, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. With less than a month until primary election day, […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds many Wisconsin primary voters remain undecided, unfamiliar with candidates

News release, June 20, 2018

Walker, Baldwin hold modest advantages over challengers 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 one in three Wisconsin voters remains undecided on August primary candidates in each party. Among Democratic primary voters, 34 percent say that they don’t know […]

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Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ to present results of new poll of Wisconsin voters

News release, June 13, 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, June 20, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. Following the state party conventions and with just less […]

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Marquette University researcher receives $1.6 million NIH grant for spinal cord injury studies

News release, June 12, 2018

Grant will continue to fund Dr. Murray Blackmore’s next phase of study MILWAUKEE — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.6 million R01 grant to Dr. Murray Blackmore, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University. The grant is his second $1 million-plus grant from the organization […]

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Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ to preview midterm election season

News release, June 7, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will provide an overview of statewide and national midterm elections in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, June 14, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. If the November elections are a referendum on Donald Trump’s […]

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New York Times investigative reporter Twohey goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, May 2, 2018

MILWAUKEE —New York Times investigative reporter Megan Twohey will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Friday, May 11, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. Twohey is credited with helping ignite the global #MeToo movement and sparking a national dialogue about […]

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Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan to serve as Marquette’s spring Commencement speakers

News release, April 23, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan, a wife-husband team who have collaborated on a wide variety of comedy projects, will serve as Marquette University’s Commencement speakers on Sunday, May 20. As part of the university’s graduation ceremony, they each will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Jeannie is an alumna of Marquette, graduating […]

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CBS Sports’ Bill Raftery to speak at Marquette University’s Axthelm Lecture

News release, April 20, 2018

Note to media: Shortly before the lecture begins, Bill Raftery will be available for a group interview at 3:40 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms on Monday. MILWAUKEE — Bill Raftery, analyst for CBS Sports college basketball, will be the featured speaker at Marquette University’s 2018 Axthelm Lecture on Monday, April 23, at 4 p.m. […]

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Five journalists to join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

News release, April 19, 2018

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that five journalists will join the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism in August. The incoming fellows for the 2018–19 academic year are (click on the fellows’ names to view their work): Natasha Haverty, independent journalist, Boston Erin Jordan, investigative reporter, Cedar Rapids Gazette Ashley […]

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Marquette and Varian receive $2.5 million NIH grant for CT scan radiation study

News release, April 18, 2018

Researchers will develop tool to estimate CT radiation dosage to individual patients   MILWAUKEE —Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Dr. Josh Star-Lack, principal scientist of applied research at Varian, have received a $2,482,601 U01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study Computed Tomography radiation dosages in patients. Their research […]

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Alumni couple donates $2 million to grow mental health research and launch engineering student success center

News release, April 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Marquette students and faculty now have heightened research and support resources thanks to the generosity of alumni Jim and Kelly McShane. The McShanes, both of whom graduated from Marquette in 1968, made two specific $1 million gifts focused on mental health research in the College of Health Sciences and on the development of […]

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California Supreme Court Justice Liu goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, April 13, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Justice Goodwin Liu, an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, April 19, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. Liu was appointed to the California Supreme Court in 2011. Before […]

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