— April 5, 2007—
- Bradley Foundation makes $1 million gift to Law School
- Northern Ireland scholar to speak on Irish history and politics
- Gov. Doyle to visit law school
- Francis Fukuyama to speak on foreign policy and Bush doctrine
- University of Liverpool expert to discuss Irish Protestantism
- Conference convenes expert panels on race and prison crisis
- Colonial Williamsburg execitive to speak about storytelling
- Simmons Lecture addresses cloning and stem cell research
- Help serve as column marshal for Commencement
- Submit your research and scholarship activities to Compendium
- Haggerty Museum to showcase student artwork
- Find out how Medicare changes affect you
- Folk, jazz guitarist Mulvey to perform benefit
1. Bradley Foundation makes $1 million gift to Law School
The Bradley Foundation has awarded $1 million to Marquette University Law School. The grant is the first seven-figure gift in the history of the Law School.
“A quality law school is tremendously important,” said Michael Grebe, President/CEO of the Bradley Foundation. “Its graduates become our attorneys and judges, and are key to the quality of justice for the entire community. The Bradley Foundation sees Marquette Law School as a fundamental component of Milwaukee’s future.”
The grant will be used toward the construction of a proposednew law building. The plans for a new building will not only address the needs of Law School students and faculty in the 21st century, but will also expand the Law School’s capacity to serve as an intellectual commons for the study, discussion and debate of important public policy issues.
2. Northern Ireland scholar to speak on Irish history and politics
Andrew Sanders, a doctoral candidate at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will speak about the politics and history of Ireland since the 1920s on Monday, April 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Office of International Education Program Center, AMU 407.
Sanders' research focuses on the political changes that the Irish Republican movement has undergone since the end of the 1956-62 "Border Campaign" and the factional splits following these changes.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Michael Groen.
3. Gov. Doyle to visit law school
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will interview Gov. Jim Doyle on Tuesday, April 10, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 307. A question and answer session with the audience will follow. Register while space allows.
4. Francis Fukuyama to speak on foreign policy and Bush doctrine
Dr. Francis Fukuyama, political and economic development author and scholar, will deliver the free Allis Chalmers Distinguished Professor of International Affairs Lecture, “American Foreign Policy after the Bush Doctrine,” on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Fukuyama, whose book The End of History and the Last Man made best-seller lists in the United States, France, Japan and Chile, will give his address in the Weasler Auditorium.
According to Fukuyama, the “Bush Doctrine,” based on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, states that to defend itself America would need to carry out periodic preventive wars against rogue states and terrorists with weapons of mass destruction. Fukuyama claims that the Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy by invading Iraq because Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as a training ground and an operational base for jihadist terrorists, with plenty of American targets.
5. University of Liverpool expert to discuss Irish Protestantism
Dr. Marianne Elliott, director of the Institute of Irish Studies and professor of history at the University of Liverpool, will speak on “Irish Protestantism and the Specter of Popery,” on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Todd Wehr Chemistry building, room 100. Elliott, author of the biography Wolfe Tone: Prophet of Irish Independence, is the guest speaker for the fifth annual The Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., Lecture.
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6. Conference convenes expert panels on race and prison crisis
Marquette and America’s Black Holocaust Museum will host “Holocausts and Healing: Race, Globalization and the Prison Industry,” about the crisis of unemployment and high rates of imprisonment facing the African American community in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 14. The conference will feature panel discussions with community educators, activists and officials, and a keynote address by Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a national voice on the connection between globalization’s impact in the U.S. and criminalization of African Americans and impoverished communities. Refreshments will be provided.
Moderated by Dr. Jodi Melamed, assistant professor of English at Marquette, the panels will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall room 001, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at America’s Black Holocaust Museum (suggested donation $5), 2233 N. 4th St.
Cudahy Hall room 001
Debra Fifer, Mothers Against Gun Violence
Reggie Jackson, ABHM historian
Laura Manriquez, registered nurse and community advocate
Dr. Pamela Oliver, chair of sociology at UW-Madison
Lena Taylor, state senator
America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Michelle Bryant, State Senator Lena Taylor’s staff
James Criss, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department
John Fitzgerald, Interfaith Institute for Racial Justice
Wendell Hruska, Project Return
Laura Manriquez, registered nurse and community advocate
Michael McGee, Milwaukee alderman
Taki Raton, principal of Blyden Delany Academy
Dr. Wilson, who will speak at both panel discussions, is an associate professor of geography at the University of Southern California and is the author of the recent book Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and Opposition in Globalizing California.
7. Colonial Williamsburg execitive to speak about storytelling
Dr. Rex Ellis, master storyteller and vice president of the Historic Area at Colonial Williamsburg, will speak on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Raynor Library Conference Center. Sponsored by the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the History Department, Ellis will speak on “Black Agency in an Era of Oppression: Engaging in the Fight for Freedom.”
Ellis previously served as chair of the Division of Cultural History at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He has written two books and told stories in countless storytelling festivals and other venues throughout the country.
8. Simmons Lecture addresses cloning and stem cell research
The annual Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values will feature Rev. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., on Tuesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. This free, public lecture, “Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research: Prometheus or Pandora?” will explore how biomedical research raises philosophical and theological issues regarding human nature, health and the human good.
Father FitzGerald is the Dr. David Lauler Chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics and a research associate professor in the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Oncology.
9. Help serve as column marshal for Commencement
Faculty and staff are invited to serve as column marshals for Commencement on Sunday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center. A column marshal leads the graduates, faculty, staff and the stage party into the arena and escorts them out after the ceremony.
Column marshals need to arrive at the Bradley Center at 8:30 a.m. for the ceremony, which is expected to conclude by 11:30 a.m. Marshalls are also asked to attend a brief rehearsal with the Ph.D. candidates and their dissertation directors the week before Commencement.
For more information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.
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10. Submit your research and scholarship activities to Compendium
The deadline for submissions to the next issue of Compendium, Marquette’s semiannual publication recognizing faculty research, scholarship and other achievements, is Friday, April 20. Be sure that your accomplishments are represented.
If you have a 2006-07 submission that was not published in the winter edition of Compendium, go online or use the form on the back of the printed edition.
11. Haggerty Museum to showcase student artwork
The Haggerty Museum of Art and Marquette Art Club will host Student Fine Arts Night on Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The free exhibition will feature artwork in all media by Marquette University students as well as live music, free food and refreshments.
For more information, contact Lynne Shumow at 8-5915.
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12. Find out how Medicare changes affect you
Human Resources will host a Medicare D information session on Monday, April 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. in AMU Ballroom A.
There have been recent updates to the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003. Medicare B premiums are now based on income, and Medicare D was established to offer prescription drug plans to Medicare participants.
Denny Mueller of Bankers Life and Casualty Company will overview Medicare A, B and D plans. Karyl Richson of Social Security Administration will discuss social security benefits and retirement age requirements.
RSVP at 8-7305 no later than Friday, April 20, while space is available.
13. Folk, jazz guitarist Mulvey to perform benefit
Jazz and folk guitarist Peter Mulvey, Comm ‘91, will perform a benefit concert on Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Helfaer Theatre.
Mulvey has traveled throughout Ireland, been praised by the Washington Post and RollingStone.com, and has been compared to Elvis Costello, Randy Newman and Tom Waits.
Tickets are a minimum $25 donation to the Marquette University Department of Performing Arts “Dublin Project,” which is an intensive student workshop abroad with Patrick Sutton, artistic director of Ireland’s premier drama school, the Gaiety School of Acting. Tickets will also be available to Marquette students for $10, with ID, starting at 6:30 p.m. prior to the show.
Contact the box office at 8-7504.
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