— April 12, 2007—
- Francis Fukuyama to speak today on foreign policy
- University of Liverpool expert to discuss Irish Protestantism today
- Jerusalem women to speak of their Middle East lives
- Haggerty Museum to showcase student artwork tonight
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Marquette to host Samuel Johnson Society
- Law School hosting national plea bargaining conference
- Conference convenes expert panels on race and prison crisis
- Faculty and graduate students invited to active learning session
- Colonial Williamsburg executive to speak about storytelling
- Growing Power founder to speak about the power of farming
- Simmons Lecture addresses cloning and stem cell research
- Diversity funding available to faculty and staff
- Find out about Part-Time Legal Education
- Clash of media and war is topic of conference
- Panels to address gender equity and academic leadership
- Submit your research and scholarship activities to Compendium
- Women’s Spirituality Discussion on A Hidden Wholeness
- It’s not too late to participate in Hunger Clean-Up
- Find out how Medicare changes affect you
- “Full House” actress to speak about addiction
1. Francis Fukuyama to speak today on foreign policy
Dr. Francis Fukuyama, political and economic development author and scholar, will deliver the Allis Chalmers Distinguished Professor of International Affairs Lecture, “American Foreign Policy after the Bush Doctrine,” today, 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 speak in the Weasler Auditorium.
2. University of Liverpool expert to discuss Irish Protestantism today
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,” today, 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.
Elliott, a world expert on modern Irish history, leads the institute’s focus on teaching and researching Irish culture, history and politics, and promotes understanding between the people of Britain and Ireland.
3. Jerusalem women to speak of their Middle East lives
Three women from Israel/Palestine will share their stories, fears and hopes for peace at “Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision,” at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 12, in Olin Engineering, room 202.
These women come from each of the three major faiths in the region — Christianity, Islam and Judaism — and voice their hopes and frustrations concerning the ongoing violence.
For more information call (414) 364-4297.
4. Haggerty Museum to showcase student artwork tonight
The Haggerty Museum of Art and Marquette Art Club will host Student Fine Arts Night today, 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.
5. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Brian Kendrick of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, April 13, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Dr. Kendrick will speak on “Quantum Hydrodynamics: Applications in Chemical Reaction Dynamics.”
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6. Marquette to host Samuel Johnson Society
Marquette University and Dr. Stephen Karian, assistant professor of English and president of the Samuel Johnson Society for the Central Region, are hosting the society's annual conference on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14.
Friday sessions will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in AMU 227. Saturday sessions will run from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Milwaukee City Centre, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave. Cost is $20 for faculty and free for students.
7. Law School hosting national plea bargaining conference
The Law School is hosting a national conference on plea bargaining, “Understanding and Improving Dispute Resolution in Criminal Law,” Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, third floor. The conference will bring together distinguished criminal law and dispute resolution scholars from around the country for an interdisciplinary discussion. Several of Wisconsin's leading criminal law practitioners will also participate in a roundtable discussion about the criminal justice field in Wisconsin.
Registration is free for Marquette faculty and staff.
Ever since the constitutionality of the practice was first established in the 1970s, plea bargaining has been the subject of fierce academic debate. Scholars are now increasingly turning their attention from the question of whether plea bargaining should be permitted at all to a consideration of what rules and practices might enhance transparency and accountability, diminish coerciveness and the risk of wrongful conviction, and better address the needs of victims.
8. 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,” on Saturday, April 14. The conference focuses on the crisis of unemployment and high rates of imprisonment facing the African American community in Milwaukee. It 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., Milwaukee.
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.
9. Faculty and graduate students invited to active learning session
The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor an active learning session at 1 p.m. Monday, April 16, by Dr. Sharon Chubbuck, assistant professor of education, on "Developing conceptual knowledge and understanding through interactive learning,” in Raynor 320H.
All faculty and graduate students are invited to attend. Participants will learn how to encourage students to become more involved in, and responsible for, their own learning.
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10. Colonial Williamsburg executive 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 Klinger 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.
11. Growing Power founder to speak about the power of farming
Will Allen will share his life story and decision to leave his career in marketing to found Growing Power, a nonprofit training center in Milwaukee, and his work using the power of farming to shape lives. The “Real People, Real Stories” presentation will be Tuesday, April 17, at noon in AMU 227. Lunch will be served.
Growing Power has taught farming and food processing to more than 1,000 students and helped launch more than 25 urban gardens, some
in the poorest counties in the United States.
The presentation is sponsored by the Manresa Project and OSD Intercultural Programs.
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12. 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.
13. Diversity funding available to faculty and staff
Applications for Diversity Funds to create a richer and more diverse campus community are due April 17.
Marquette Excellence in Diversity Grants are available to all faculty, staff and administrators. These grants are intended to provide small start-up or shortfall funding for a variety of projects or events in which Marquette community members are engaged or wish to initiate. Although the requirements are broad, the primary criterion is that the project be very clearly connected with a commitment to diversity at Marquette.
Curriculum Enhancement Grants are available only to faculty to create courses with a particular emphasis on diversity issues.
The Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Chair presents faculty with the opportunity to bring outstanding scholars and professionals of color to campus to enrich the academic life of our students and faculty.
The determination of awards will be made by a selection committee, under the auspices of the associate provost for diversity.
14. Find out about Part-Time Legal Education
Marquette University Law School will host a Part-Time Legal Education information session on Wednesday, April 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall.
The session will cover admission requirements, Law School Admission Test, application timetable and financial aid.
RSVP online or call 8-6767.
15. Clash of media and war is topic of conference
Marquette will host representatives from 14 countries who will discuss and debate the relationships among news coverage, global conflict and war on April 19 and 20 in AMU. Thursday’s sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday’s from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The panels will tackle such topics as “Delusions of Peace: Why America Was Unprepared to Address the Ideological Dimensions of the War on Terror,” “To Report or Not to Report: Freedom of Expression and War Reporting” and “Journalism During Terror Attacks.” A keynote address will be given at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, by Baltimore Sun television critic David Zurawik.
Conference participants are coming from Australia, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Zimbabwe, as well as the United States.
For more information contact Philip Seib, Lucius W. Nieman Professor of Journalism.
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16. Panels to address gender equity and academic leadership
The Women’s Studies Program, the Office of the Provost and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences will host “Gender Equity at MU and Women as Academic Leaders at Jesuit Universities” on Friday, April 20, in Raynor Conference Center.
10 a.m to noon panel — “Gender Equity: Where are we now?”
Dr. Lea Acord, dean of the College of Nursing;
Phoebe Williams, associate professor of law;
Dr. Diane Long Hoeveler, professor of English;
Dr. Cheryl Maranto, associate professor of management; and
Dr. Nancy Snow, associate professor of philosophy
The respondent is Christine Wiseman, former professor of law and associate vice president for academic affairs at Marquette.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. panel — “Women as Academic Leaders at Jesuit Universities”
Dr. Madeline Wake, provost; and
Christine Wiseman, former professor of law and associate vice president for academic affairs at Marquette.
A buffet lunch and wine and cheese reception are included. RSVP to Rachel Weisner.
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17. 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 2006-2007 submission that was not published in the winter edition of Compendium, go online or use the form on the back of the printed edition.
18. Women’s Spirituality Discussion on A Hidden Wholeness
The Manresa Project’s Women's Spirituality Discussion will be held on Friday, April 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in AMU 233. Read chapter four of A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer, which is now available at the Book Marq. New faculty and staff are welcome to join at any time.
You’re welcome to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.
19. It’s not too late to participate in Hunger Clean-Up
There is still time to participate in this year's Hunger Clean-Up on April 21.
Take a moment to view this year’s video.
Also, Cut for a Buck is today. Visit the west side of Schroeder Hall at
4:30 p.m. and donate money to cut someone's hair for Hunger Clean-Up.
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20. Find out how Medicare changes affect you
Human Resources will host a Medicare D and Social Security 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 The Social Security Administration will discuss social security benefits and retirement age requirements.
Space is limited, so RSVP at 8-7305 by Friday, April 20.
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21. “Full House” actress to speak about addiction
Jodie Sweetin, former “Stephanie Tanner” star of “Full House,” will speak on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium about her previous addiction and how it affected her life. This free event is sponsored by Marquette University Student Government.
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