Discover Research at Marquette
Every spring DISCOVER: Marquette University Research and Scholarship showcases some of the most interesting research happening on Marquette's campus. Learn more through the links below.
POWERHOUSEWith students by her side, Dr. Rosemary Stuart pursues breakthroughs in the study of mitochondria.
MONKISH MYSTERIES AND IMPIOUS INTRIGUEIn a religiously divided England, chapbooks painted a lurid picture of the Catholic Church.
BIGFor Dr. Linda Vaughn, obesity is more than a significant problem. She considers it a modernday plague.
ONE STEP AT A TIMECollaborators seek to improve the functionality of individuals with spinal cord injuries.
CLEAN WATERMarquette researchers turn their attention to one of the planet’s most threatened resources.
SOLVING THE PUZZLEDrs. Heather Hlavka and Sameena Mulla study sexual assault trials
to learn how evidence pieces fit together.
Research in Brief
- Paradise Lost: The decline of African-American Coastal land ownership in the 20th Century
- Finding the formula for high school math and computing instruction
- An award-winning look at global labor relations
- Mortgage deduction a myth for moths americans
- Traveling Spain, yesterday and today
- Computational chemist discovers compound's duality
- New tool to improve electrical machine design
- Did euphemisms help shield a predator?
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In | sightMarquette researchers are using imaging technology to solve problems and deepen our understanding of the world around us.
“My community’s dying.”African-American women are leading the fight against HIV and AIDS, and Dr. Angelique Harris wants to understand why.
Stepping forwardDr. Gerald Harris and the Tech4Pod consortium are engineering better devices for children with orthopaedic disabilities.
Healing the broken spineDr. Murray Blackmore is making progress in understanding how to reverse the condition physicians once considered untreatable.
Unfiltered imagesDr. Craig Andrews’ research shows graphic visual health warnings influence intentions to quit smoking.
The spiritual toll of abuseDr. Theresa Tobin explores the idea of “spiritual violence” — and how its victims can recover.
Research in Brief
- Improving rural health care — one nurse at a time
- The intersection of culture and new media
- Predicting the next big disaster
- Improving ADHD treatment for Latino children
- Understanding the relationship between terrorists and society
- A 2-minute lifesaver
- Crime and (differing) punishment
- Halo Project ignites meaningful student research
- Reading your way to kindness
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The science of making friendsHow an innovative program for teenagers with autism is changing lives — and the brain.
Architect of the infinitesimalDr. Chung Hoon Lee's nanostructures are helping to electrify and illuminate science's tiniest frontier.
The tragedy of addictionDr. Robert Wheeler is trying to solve the mysteries of motivation in cocaine addicts.
In search of JusticeIn a world still plagued with war and political violence, what is the role of reparative justice?
Research in Brief
- Speak for yourself
- Awake for genes
- A new look for school counseling
- Fighting pollution one molecule at a time
- The philosophy of art
- The ethics of pinkwashing: Is pink the new black?
- What's the value in a legal brief?
- On a mission to improve refugee dental care
- Poking holes in the golden parachute
- Engineering safer roads
Research at lightning speed (PDF)Imagine work that previously took more than a year happening in just a day or two. That's the power of the new MUGrid.
The FDI effect (PDF)Multinational corporations are everywhere. Dr. Miao "Grace" Wang examines the effects of foreign direct investment on host countries.
Mind over body (PDF)Post-traumatic stress disorder comes with physical effects, too. Dr. Sandra Hunter and Manda Keller study motor impairment in veterans with PTSD.
Facebook and the privacy paradox (PDF)Drs. Sarah Feldner and Scott D'Urso explore how social networking has changed our notion of privacy.
Mobile M.D. (PDF)Can mobile phone apps improve medical care in the developing world? Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed thinks so.
Research in Brief (PDF)
- The lasting effects of family conflict
- Bilingual or not: How language policy impacts classroom achievement
- The ups and downs of corporate litigation
- When life gives you lemons ...
- Tales of the apocalypse
- Wading through the smoke: Limiting tobacco use in Africa
- Closing the wealth gap
- Out of the ER and into the dentist's office
- The molecular mysteries of alcohol
Solving Schizophrenia (PDF)Four professors are on two distinct paths with one noble purpose:
Develop pharmaceutical agents to help battle schizophrenia, one of the most devastating mental health disorders. And they’ve started their own drug companies to do it.
Starstruck (PDF)Dr. Christopher Stockdale’s fascination with supernovae could help us better understand the origins of the universe.
No Longer Safe at Home (PDF)Dr. Louise Cainkar explores life for Arab-Americans in a post-9/11 world.
Healing (PDF)Dr. John LaDisa is working to create better medical devices for children and adults with cardiovascular problems.
Slowing Down (PDF)Dr. Claire Badaracco examines the intersection of slow food, slow medicine and mass media
Research in Brief (PDF)Inside: Ensuring the Reliability of Transportation Examining Global Consumer Culture Are Enterprise Software Systems Worth the Money? The Puzzling Problems of Myofacial Pain What Difference Does a Lawyer Make? Pricing the Priceless Relieving Muscle Fatigue North Africa: Where Worlds Collide How to Delay Adolescent Sexual Activity A New Way to Serve Special Needs Marquette Bookshelf Research and Scholarship at Marquette
House of cards (PDF)Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross has devoted his career to studying the loans that led to the financial collapse of 2008.
Imagination: the power
Dr. Anees Sheikh, a Marquette professor of psychology, was a pioneer in the field of mental imagery and is credited with helping establish the field.
to heal (PDF)
Ready, set, read (PDF)Marquette’s speech-language pathologists boost literacy for hundreds of Wisconsin preschoolers.
From sludge to
Dr. Dan Zitomer harnesses the power of anaerobic microorganisms.
sustainable energy (PDF)
Digging the Bible (PDF)What is the archaeological evidence for old testament history? Theology professor Dr. Deirdre Dempsey uses her expertise in ancient languages — and old-fashioned sweat labor — to find out.
Research in Brief (PDF)Inside: Fighting a Harmful Result of Chemotherapy A New Approach to Sensors Cold War Propaganda Lives On Surviving Katrina - And the Media Thin Bodies, Thin Wallets How Latino Youth Succeed Marquette Bookshelf Research and Scholarship at Marquette
Blazing trails (PDF)For 30 years, Dr. Charles Wilkie has studied fire retardancy. Armed with a new federal grant, this leader in his field is heating things up.
Listening to the animal kingdom (PDF)Named for the fictional Dr. Dolittle, who possessed a magical ability to converse with animals, the project is committed to an improved understanding of animals.
Identity crisis (PDF)Who are you? A Social Security number, an American, a spouse, a parent, a child, or a co-worker? Or all of these? What makes you, you?
Research in Brief (PDF)Inside: Trial by TV: Pop Culture Meets Law Craving Answers about Appetite Oh Favorite Soda, How Do I Love Thee? Text Messaging: Deciphering an Electronic Babel Getting to the Root of the Problem Kannst Du Deitsch Schwetze? Innovations in Family Planning Healing Pain Reviving Up Rehab Through Robotics The Other Side of the Therapy Couch Marquette Bookshelf Research at Marquette
Children - Protecting
Imagine bones so fragile they can snap under the slightest pressure —
Brittle Bones (PDF)
even from simply walking. That’s the reality for children with
osteogenesis imperfecta, or “brittle bone disease.”
Ethics - Keeping
Business Honest (PDF)
Dr. Sarah Peck, Ph.D., primarily teaches the black-and-white world of numbers and financial formulas. But her research - and her passion - resides in the gray area where ethics and business collide.
Biotechnology Unraveling the Mysteries of Proteins (PDF)
Daniel Sem, Ph.D., wanted to put a heart in hard science — something that wasn’t always easy when he worked in the profit-driven biotechnology industry.
A Bite Out of Crime (PDF)An attacker bites his victim. A criminal munches on a sandwich before fleeing the scene. And those pearly whites might leave just the clue needed to capture the perpetrator.
Understanding the Damaged Brain (PDF)Brian Schmit, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Sheila Schindler-Ivens, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy, are searching for new tools to help stroke survivors conquer those challenges.
Undergraduate Student Research (PDF)A Marquette education challenges students to explore and innovate.
And that means that undergraduates don’t just read about research in the library — they jump into labs and get their hands dirty.