Mission Week is Marquette University's annual exploration of the richness of our Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Please join us as together we explore the question asked of Jesus in the Good Samaritan parable: "Who is my neighbor?" Because of this story, people all over the world speak of being a good samaritan or of attending to those in need.
Who are our neighbors — locally, nationally and internationally? Throughout the week, we will reflect on this and examine how we can create international networks to address issues of faith, justice and ecology.
Dr. Bernard Amadei
4 p.m., Tuesday, February 21
AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
Dr. Bernard Amadei is founding president of Engineers Without Borders
USA and co-founder
of Engineers Without Borders — International. He is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. Amadei dedicates his curriculum and research to educating globally responsible engineering students and professionals who can help create sustainable solutions to the endemic problems faced by developing communities worldwide.
Amadei's work has been featured on National Public Radio and PBS Newshour and in Time.
Amadei discussed how population growth, especially in developing or underdeveloped countries, will create unprecedented demands on resources that will be critical for engineers to address. He proposed ways that we can contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable and equitable world.
Sponsored by the College of Engineering, Graduate School, Marquette
Student Government, the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Office of the Provost
Social Innovation Initiative
Dr. Phil Nyden is a professor of sociology and director of the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago. His current research examines how through better collaboration cities and countries worldwide can more effectively address pressing problems.
Do we know it all? Combining university and community knowledge in
Dr. Phil Nyden
Nyden presented his ideas and research about the importance of incorporating community engagement in research projects.
Part of the 2011-12 Presidential Inauguration Academic Event series
Sponsored by the Graduate School, College of Education and the Office of Mission and Ministry
4 p.m., AMU, Ballrooms A and B
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Gathering Points Lecture: Does the theology of the laity have a
Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz
Gaillardetz is the Joseph McCarthy Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College. He received his doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame and was elected vice-president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
Sponsored by: Marquette Mission and Ministry and Gesu Parish
Tuesday, February 28 7 p.m., AMU, Ballrooms C and D