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Honors Program Hosts Part 2 of Immigration Lecture Series
Does Anti-Immigrant Racism Inspire Terrorism?
By Grant Silva, Philosophy
Thur. 9/28, 5-6:15 pm, Todd Wehr 100

The lecture, part of the Honors Junior seminar HOPR 3957H, will explore the cultural, ethno-racial and national alienation of immigrants from so-called first-world nations; why racism cannot be excised from “immigration debates” taking shape in countries like the United States; why the immigration debate is more about time (the future of nation-states) than space (where the border lies); and will encourage rethinking the relationship between immigration and terrorism and also encourage thinking about the role of communities in “nation-building” efforts. Free and open to the public. The third lecture in the series will be given by Ruth Belknap, Nursing on 10/26 in Marquette Hall 200.

First Years Take an In-Depth Look at Milwaukee’s Visual Arts
One of this fall’s first-year seminars focuses on Visual Arts and is team taught by Lynne Shumow, Curator of Education at the Haggerty, and Dr. Deirdre Dempsey, Associate Professor in Theology. Milwaukee is home to a vibrant arts scene with a diverse community of talented artists. The seminar gives students the opportunity to meet several of these artists, observe their creative process, and view, firsthand, some of the most interesting art work being made in Milwaukee

HOPR sculpture

Honors Sophomores Preview "I'm not who you think I am" with Rose Curley
As part of the Honors sophomore seminar HOPR 2953H The Art and Science of Creativity with Tim Cigelske, students met with Rose Curley who does stand-up: I'm not who you think I am. Rose Margaret Curley tells all, exposing the absurdity of perception versus reality from her unusual circumstances: a Black woman raised by a white family in Milwaukee. Curley also spoke at the Haggerty Museum of Art in mid September.

Honors Program Lecture Series on Immigration
As part of the Honors Junior seminar (HOPR 3957H), Ed Fallone, MU Professor of Law, gave a talked entitled “Overview of the Mechanics of a Legal System that Identifies and Processes Immigrants, and the Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.“ The lecture was the first in a 3-part Honors Program series on Immiigration. Th, 9/7, Cudahy 001.

Honors Junior Seminar: Mission to Mars
Honors juniors explored the possibility of safe human travel to Mars through a spring lecture series.  

mission to mars

Pizza with Professors
Honors faculty and Honors students eat together and enjoy a night of pizza in the living-learning dining hall in Straz Tower.
Pizza with Profs

Honors Forum with Matt Hanson
Dr. Jenn Finn, History, teaches an honors seminar on Athletes through the Ages. Her class hosted professional athlete Matt Hanson, an Ironman triathlete and winner of the 2015 North American Ironman Championship.

Honors at the Haggerty Museum of Art
Honors students in HOPR 1953 Real Fine Art: An In-Depth Look at Milwaukee Visual Arts get hands-on experience with the museum's newest exhibit "Series on Resurrection in Nature."

Honors Students Study Tolkien's Collection
Did you know that Marquette University owns the original manuscripts for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings? William Fliss teaches a first-year seminar on the classic work and was recently interviewed by CBS 58 on Sunday Morning Spotlight regarding the original manuscripts of the famed English author. See the video clip.

Bee the Difference
Enterprising Honors senior Maggie Stang helped church leaders act on their dream by uniting two programs that are now enrolling a handful of meal program guests, affording them respect and responsibility along with an opportunity to learn the art and science of beekeeping.

An Honors Historical Site Visit
Dr. Tyler Farrell, English, teaches a first-year seminar on Midwestern Poets. The class visited Wisconsin Poet Lorine Niedecker's House on Black Hawk Island, a designated historical site. They also visited the Dwight Foster Public Library for a poetry reading of Niedecker's works. More information.
LorineHouse

Bee the Difference
Enterprising Honors senior Maggie Stang helped church leaders act on their dream by uniting two programs that are now enrolling a handful of meal program guests, affording them respect and responsibility along with an opportunity to learn the art and science of beekeeping.

A View of Contemporary Art
HOPR 1953 seminar on Real Fine Art visited RedLine Milwaukee, an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are linked. More details.
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Honors Fall Seminar Series
Honors instructor Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap, Nursing addresses the topic Desert, Detention, and Deportation on the U.S. Mexican Border. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, 10/27/16, 5-6:15 pm
Cudahy 001

Honors Family Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 8/24, 3 to 4:30 pm
Sensenbrenner Hall: Lower Level Atrium and University Honors Program Suite 002
All Honors parents and other family members are invited to a casual, drop-in welcome reception on move-in day. Light refreshments.

First-year Academic Orientation
Tuesday, 8/30 from 5 to 5:45 pm in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom A, followed by a welcome picnic from 5:45 to 7 pm in front of Lalumiere Hall.

University Honors Program Announces Study Abroad Scholarships

Congratulations to Jane Lorenzi, Chiara Shehata, and Eliana Winterbauer-Light for winning the Honors study abroad scholarships for summer and fall 2016. The runner-up is Gabriella May.

Jane Lorenzi, International Affairs and Peace Studies majors, for Marquette Semester in Chile in Santiago, Chile, Fall 2016

Chiara Shehata, International Affairs and Peace Studies majors, for International Service Learning Programs, Medical Spanish, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Summer 2016

Eliana Winterbauer-Light, Psychology and French majors, for Bearing Witness: TheRwandan Genocide and Beyond, Summer 2016

Gabriella May, Biomedical Sciences and International Affairs majors, for Bearing Witness: TheRwandan Genocide and Beyond, Summer 2016

Honors junior Maggie Stang received a Center for Peacemaking Fellowship for her project, “Creating a Framework for Measuring Social Impact In Community Initiatives.”

  • University Honors Program opens call for Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Fellowships
  • University Honors Program Undergraduate Research Presentations
    Thursday Nov. 5, 2015
    4:30 to 6 p.m.
    Sensenbrenner Hall Atriums
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