Starr Welk-Schwartz

  • Art Advances Dr. Ben Pladek and Les Miz - Les Miserables Milwaukee Production

    Page, stage and beyond

    When a production of “Les Misérables” came to Milwaukee in late 2022, Dr. Ben Pladek extended the reach of Romantic Studies by leading the community in conversations about the musical’s 19th century origins and contemporary relevance.

  • Newberry Library and Consortium Chicago

    World-class alliance

    Membership in the Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium opens doors — and valuable funding and fellowship opportunities — for Marquette scholars.

  • A big opportunity to bridge a dental knowledge gap

    A passion for dentistry led Dr. Mariana Reis from Brazil to Marquette.  Now, it’s helped her obtain a highly competitive NIH postdoctoral award to study the effects of aging on an overlooked-but-essential type of dental connective tissue.

  • Pedaling device that customizes resistance for each leg offers breakthrough for stroke patients

    Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens had the idea of creating a pedal trainer that delivers customized resistance to a stroke patient’s paretic leg. The device is now patented and on track for commercialization that could help physical therapists dramatically improve mobility for stroke patients.

  • How AI can improve imaging and reduce the need for repeat lumpectomies

    A new technique from Biomedical Engineering Professor Dr. Bing Yu and colleagues combines deep ultraviolet scanning fluorescence microscopy with artificial intelligence to more precisely determine tumor size and shape to improve the accuracy of lumpectomies.

  • Surge Protector

    Paige Peters’ born-at-Marquette technology treats storm and sewage water 20 times faster than normal, helping utilities prevent hazardous basement backups and overflows into surface waterways.

  • Special Delivery

    After Russia invaded Ukraine, alumnus Zachary Dmyterko braved a war zone to deliver a van load of humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people. Today, he’s still sending supplies.

  • Good as Gold

    At 10 years and counting, the Marquette Law School Poll has set a new standard in Wisconsin polling.

  • Pause to reflect: A Q&A with Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

    Healing Conversations Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Jour ’77, Grad ’78Broadcaster, author and entrepreneur Born and raised in South Africa during apartheid, Mabuza-Suttle came to the United States on a student exchange program. After she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Marquette, her broadcast career took her back home to create a trailblazing national talk show, The Felicia…