— June 18, 2007 —


  1. Fulbright fellow to speak on psychiatric abuse under communist rule
  2. New “indirect” cost rate for campus research
  3. Participants needed for stroke research study
  4. Mitten appointed sole U.S. law professor to CAS
  5. Friends of Haggerty honor recipient of service recognition award
  6. Give blood, save lives, July 5
  7. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 28


1. Fulbright fellow to speak on psychiatric abuse under communist rule

Psychological abuse in Soviet-era hospitals, including torture, will be the topic of a speech at Marquette by a Polish psychiatrist Wednesday, June 20.

Dr. Witold Simon, psychiatrist from the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, Poland, will present "The abuse of psychiatry in Central and East Europe under Communist rule," at 9:30 a.m. in AMU 163. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Using illustrations from daily life, Simon, who is visiting the United States as a senior Fulbright fellow at Brigham Young University, will describe how the Soviet penal code abused psychiatric practices and the characterization of mental illness. He will also discuss the aftermath for victims of psychiatric abuse and contemporary approaches and treatment.

Simon has a medical degree from the Medical Academy of Wroclaw, Poland, and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology. His research interests and specialties are in group psychotherapy for people damaged by abuse, neglect and pregnancy loss.  

The program is sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost.

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2. New “indirect” cost rate for campus research

The new rate for the university’s facilities and administrative (“indirect”) costs for on-campus organized research and instruction is now 49 percent of modified total direct costs. For off-campus projects, the rate remains 24 percent of MTDC.
Finance finalized the new rate agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services May 31, 2007. The new rate is effective from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2010.  
The university will apply the new rate to project proposals submitted to ORSP for approval and endorsement on or after July 1, 2007.

• Existing awards are NOT affected by the rate change: an existing award will use the originally awarded rate through the end of the award period.

• Non-competing continuations are NOT affected by the rate change. A non-competing continuation will continue to use the rate in effect at the time the initial application was submitted.

• Pending proposals are NOT affected by the rate change. When a sponsor makes an award based on a proposal submitted with the old rate, the university will use the old rate through the end of the sponsor's award period.

• New, revised and competing continuation applications submitted after July 1 will use the new rate.
A copy of the rate agreement and a link to the relevant policy guidance in the Sponsored Projects Manual (UPP 2-01) are available online.

3. Participants needed for stroke research study

Marquette University researchers seek participants for a study examining causes for impaired locomotion in people with stroke.

Needed: Individuals who are at least six months post-stroke, and individuals without stroke who are between the ages for 40 and 65. Time commitment is two three-hour sessions. Opportunities for additional participation are also available. 

Place: Department of Physical Therapy

Contact: If you are interested in participating or finding out more about the study, please contact Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens at 8-7282. 

Participants will receive monetary compensation. 

4. Mitten appointed sole U.S. law professor to CAS

Matt Mitten, professor of law, has been appointed as the only U.S. law professor to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland. The CAS has 234 arbitrators from 73 countries who are appointed by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport because of their specialized knowledge of sports law or international arbitration.

The CAS, known as the “World’s Sports Court,” is an international arbitral tribunal that adjudicates sports-related disputes, including those arising from international and Olympic sports competition. CAS arbitration awards have the same effect and enforceability as the judgments of courts, constituting a developing body of private international sports law.

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5. Friends of Haggerty honor recipient of service recognition award

Sandy Pavlic, a leading figure in the fund-raising campaign to build the Haggerty Museum of Art and a strong supporter of its programs, will be honored as the recipient of the Patricia B. Apple Service Recognition Award at a luncheon at the museum Wednesday, June 20, at 11:30 a.m., acknowledging her leadership and service toward the advancement of the Haggerty Museum of Art. Pavlic is a Marquette University alumna and trustee emerita; she served as the third chairperson for the Marquette University Women’s Council from 1982 to 1985.

Cost is $40 per person to attend. Make reservations by calling 8-7290.
The award is named for Patricia Apple, the first recipient of the award, in 2001, and the first president of the Marquette Women’s Council as well as the chairperson of the museum’s building campaign.

6. Give blood, save lives, July 5

Gesu Parish will host its annual summer blood drive Thursday, July 5, from 1 to 6 p.m. in Father Herian Hall of the Gesu Parish Center. Fifty donors are needed, including two platelet donors and two red blood cell donors. Mid-summer is often a time of critical blood shortages and days following holidays are especially difficult to find donors.

Hot fudge brownie sundaes are the post-registration treat on the day of the drive. Appointment times can be booked by calling the parish office at 8-7101 or by e-mail. Walk-ins are also welcome.

7. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of June 18
•  Tenth Street from Michigan to Wisconsin is open.

•  No freeway or ramp closures are scheduled this week.

•  Southbound I-43 traffic will shift to the northbound roadway at Wells on Monday, June 25.

•  There will be night work on I-43 east of Carpenter Tower on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21.

•  There will be excavating, jet grouting and other construction activities west of Straz Tower Monday through Friday, June 18 to 23.

•  Clybourn is closed between 2nd and 6th streets until June 27.

•  Westbound traffic on Clybourn/Tory Hill between 8th and 11th streets has been shifted back to the westbound roadway. By June 27 (the start of Summerfest) this section of street will temporarily become two-way with single lanes in both directions, one in each roadway. After Summerfest, July 6, it will revert to a single westbound lane in the westbound roadway, with numerous short-term full closures.

•  Second Street will be closed in both directions between St. Paul and Clybourn on Friday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•  The east entrances to the Law School and O’Hara Hall can best be accessed from the south, from Lot J, or behind Gesu.

•  The south, east, and west crosswalks are closed at 11th and Wisconsin Avenue.  The new median extension has been poured.

•  Various lane restrictions will be in place on Canal Street between 6th and 13th streets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

•  There will be various interchange nighttime lane and daytime maintenance restrictions all week on I-794, I-43 and I-94.

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