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Catholic friar who advocates for migrants to kick off Marquette Democracy Project spring series

News release, February 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE – A Catholic friar from Mexico who advocates for migrants will speak at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room 163 of the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University. It is the initial event of four spring forums sponsored by the Marquette Democracy Project. Friar Tomás González Castillo, founder and director of La […]

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Author Nichols goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss growing skepticism of established knowledge

News release, February 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Author Tom Nichols will discuss his book, “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters” in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Nichols, a Naval War College […]

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Kleefisch, Nygren go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss opioid abuse

News release, February 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and State Rep. John Nygren will discuss opioid abuse in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Feb. 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Kleefisch and Nygren, both Republicans, are co-chairs of the Governor’s Task […]

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CNBC TV star Lemonis to launch new giving challenge with Marquette

News release, February 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University and alumnus Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit and The Partner, are teaming up to launch a new $3 million dollar giving challenge. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 17, in conjunction with the National Marquette Day pep rally, the challenge will run for two months. Lemonis will donate up to $1.5 million […]

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Marquette researchers find NFL rule decreases concussions, increases lower-body injuries

News release, February 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Two Marquette University economics professors in a study forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics have found that the National Football League’s “Crown of the Helmet Rule” (CHR) reduces the probability of a concussion occurring among players by 32 percent. However, the study by associate professors of economics Dr. Andrew Hanson and Dr. […]

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**Photo/Video Opportunities** National Marquette Day kick-off event is Friday at 6 p.m.

News release, February 16, 2017

What: On Friday evening, Marquette will kick-off National Marquette Day with President Michael R. Lovell and Head Basketball Coaches Steve Wojciechowski and Carolyn Kieger with a pep rally and fireworks event. The rally will include mac ‘n’ cheese, a s’mores roast, hot chocolate and more. On National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 18, alumni will gather […]

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Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, February 15, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Abele is a Democrat who has backed progressive causes and candidates, but who also says […]

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Former Gehl Foods chief goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss political reform and U.S. competitiveness

News release, February 10, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — Katherine Gehl, former president and CEO of Gehl Foods, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Since overseeing the sale of her family’s Wisconsin-based business in […]

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Marquette Theatre presents Thornton Wilder’s ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’

News release, February 6, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Thornton Wilder’s play The Skin of Our Teeth will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 26. The Skin of Our Teeth is a comedy that mixes satire, burlesque and farce. Follow Wilder’s “first family,” the Antrobuses, from the ice-age straight up […]

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Marquette professor receives $555,636 NSF grant for solar power study

News release, February 3, 2017

Research will consider using a porous metal organic framework as a catalyst for solar-to-fuel conversion MILWAUKEE — Dr. Jier Huang, assistant professor of chemistry at Marquette University, has received a $555,636 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to use a promising type of metal organic framework materials to work as a […]

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Activist Bree Newsome, Rev. Bryan Massingale and Rev. Jim Wallis to discuss racial justice during Mission Week

News release, January 31, 2017

MILWAUKEE — As part of Marquette University’s annual Mission Week, activist Bree Newsome, Rev. Bryan Massingale and Rev. Jim Wallis will be the featured guests for an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” on Tuesday, Feb. 7. That evening, Rev. Wallis and Newsome will present the Mission Week opening keynote address. During Mission Week, Marquette […]

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Marquette law professor, author O’Hear goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss mass incarceration

News release, January 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Michael O’Hear, a Marquette Law School professor and author of a new book that examines mass incarceration, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Jan. 26, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. O’Hear is a […]

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Sportscaster, ‘McGuire’ playwright Enberg goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, January 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dick Enberg, an award-winning sportscaster and writer of the play “McGuire,” will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. In an event co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Press Club, […]

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Marquette Theatre presents ‘Fancy Nancy The Musical’

News release, January 6, 2017

MILWAUKEE —Fancy Nancy The Musical will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Jan. 14‒15, and Jan. 21‒22. Fancy Nancy The Musical is based on Jane O’Connor’s best-selling book series, “Fancy Nancy.” Nancy is excited to dance in the school ballet with her friends, but when she gets the […]

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Marquette College of Communication and ASNE establish O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism

News release, January 3, 2017

MILWAUKEE – The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that it is establishing the O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism – and that it would be bestowed as part of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) annual awards contest. Inspired by the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship […]

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Marquette purchases rare first edition, first printing of ‘The Hobbit’

News release, December 20, 2016

Classic edition of children’s book will be added to the university’s J.R.R. Tolkien Collection MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has acquired one of only 1,500 first edition, first printing copies of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937, to add to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. The copy of the children’s fantasy novel, obtained by the […]

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Marquette University develops community health-focused pre-dental post-baccalaureate program

News release, December 12, 2016

Program is a partnership between the College of Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry MILWAUKEE — Marquette University today announced the launch of a new community health-oriented post-baccalaureate program for students seeking to strengthen their applications for dental school. Established by the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences in collaboration […]

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NPR host will deliver lecture during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

News release, December 12, 2016

Michel Martin to address King’s legacy, Jan. 18 MILWAUKEE — National Public Radio’s Michel Martin on Wednesday, Jan. 18, will speak at Marquette University on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sponsored by the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Diederich College of Communication, and the Center for Peacemaking, […]

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SunPower CEO to discuss changes in the solar industry at Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering

News release, December 6, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Tom Werner, CEO and chairman of SunPower, will speak about how solar energy is changing the way the world is powered on Friday, Dec. 9, at noon at Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering. Werner graduated from Marquette with an engineering degree in 1986 and is a member of Marquette’s Board of Trustees. […]

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Marquette Opus College of Engineering receives three grants worth $630,459

News release, November 29, 2016

Grants will fund two projects and start a robotics program within local high schools MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering has received three grants worth $630,459 to fund two projects and start a robotics program within some Milwaukee Public Schools. “From primary schools to our advanced research, we are developing technologies, knowledge and […]

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