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Marquette Nursing Scholar New Head of International Sickle Cell Association

By Diverse: Issues In Higher Education | July 5, 2019 | Schmitt Fellow: Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones

Sickle cell disease may not be a hot topic of discussion in health and medical circles, but it still affects many African-Americans – and Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones intends to raise awareness and put a spotlight on patient care and advocacy as the new president of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates. Read more>>

Museum of Wisconsin Art Hires J. Tyler Friedman as Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

By Urban Milwaukee | June 14, 2018 | Schmitt Fellow: J. Tyler Friedman

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) is pleased to announce the hiring of J. Tyler Friedman as Associate Curator of Contemporary Art. Friedman assumed his post on MOWA’s senior staff on June 1, 2018.

Friedman is currently completing his doctoral work at Marquette University. As a member of the Marquette’s philosophy department, Friedman’s research has focused on aesthetics and twentieth century German thought, with an emphasis on the philosophy of culture and the phenomenological movement. His dissertation introduces ethnomusicological theory to the philosophy of music in order to develop a more adequate and comprehensive account of the role of music in human life. Read more>>

Renewable energy lab in Golden strikes $100M agreement with oil giant ExxonMobil


The nation’s leading federal laboratory in research and development of renewable energy has struck a $100 million agreement with oil and gas giant ExxonMobil to pursue new breakthroughs in low-emission energy technologies. Read more>>

Regis College Appoints New Academic Dean

By Regis College | March 28, 2019 | Schmitt Fellow: Susan K. Wood, SCL, PhD

Regis College is pleased to announce the appointment of  Susan K. Wood, SCL, PhD as the College’s first female Academic Dean, effective August 1, 2019. Read more>>

Advancements in catalytic fast pyrolysis give biofuels a boost

By National Renewable Energy Laboratory | January 14, 2019 | Schmitt Fellow: Calvin Mukarakate

Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory have identified an approach to improve the efficiency and reduce costs of biofuel production that moves beyond conventional strategies. Read more>>