— May 7, 2007—
- Drug abuse and brain function to be discussed
- OB/GYN to present “Perinatal Hospice” program
- Scientific teaching and interactive learning programs to be held
- Janine Geske to receive professionalism award
- Attend retirement reception for Jack Brooks
- Free snacks for students and faculty during exam week
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 7
1. Drug abuse and brain function to be discussed
The Integrative Neuroscience Center will host Dr. Alan Bloom, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, for his presentation “Studies on the Effects of Drug Abuse on Human Brain Function.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, May 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 495.
Call Cathy Morrell at 8-7329 for more information.
2. OB/GYN to present “Perinatal Hospice” program
Dr. Nathan Hoeldke, will present “Perinatal Hospice” on Wednesday, May 9, at 4 p.m. in AMU 227. Hoeldtke, a maternal fetal medicine specialist in Jackson, Tenn., previously served as assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine and was chief of maternal-fetal medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The presentation is co-sponsored by Marquette’s College of Nursing Institute for End of Life Care Education and the Marquette Chapter of University Faculty for Life.
3. Scientific teaching and interactive learning programs to be held
Dr. Diane Ebert-May, professor of plant biology at Michigan State University, will present “Scientific Teaching and Interactive Learning” on Friday, May 11, for faculty and graduate students of all disciplines. Especially designed to meet the needs of faculty early in their teaching careers, the workshop is based on research about undergraduate science curriculum reform, how students learn, and how assessment improves student learning.
The workshop, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. in Raynor Library Conference Center, will cover strategies to maximize student understanding in scientific teaching and engineering.
The 3:30 p.m. seminar in Cramer Hall Room 104J will address teaching for understanding in science, active learning and assessment. Staff need not attend the morning workshop to participate.
The program is sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Teaching and Learning.
4. Janine Geske to receive professionalism award
Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, has been selected to receive the American Inns of Court’s 2007 Professionalism Award for the Seventh Circuit. The award will be presented by the Honorable William J. Bauer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, at the Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference in Milwaukee tonight, May 7.
According to the American Inns of Court, the award is presented to honor a senior practicing judge or lawyer whose life and practice display “sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession.”
5. Attend retirement reception for Jack Brooks
The campus community is invited to the retirement reception for Dr. Jack Brooks, dean of the College of Health Sciences, on Tuesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. until noon in the basement student lounge of Cramer Hall. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Provost Madeline Wake will provide comments at 10:30 a.m.
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6. Free snacks for students and faculty during exam week
The 125th Anniversary Committee and MUSG will provide free cake and juice to students and faculty beginning today, May 7, through Thursday, May 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the AMU second floor lobby. Take a break from exams and stop by.
7. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, two sides of Marquette students are revealed.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
8. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 7
• The overnight southbound I-43 traffic shift reported last week has been moved to tonight, Monday, May 7. Minor pavement work will take place on I-43 just east of Carpenter Tower overnight on Monday. Traffic will shift under the “wiggle” bridge than night. Neither of these activities should cause any significant noise levels.
• The south sidewalk on the Wisconsin Ave. bridge between 10th and 11th streets will be closed for the next two months; use the north sidewalk. This is an attempt to complete the new 11th St. (from Wells to Tory Hill) prior to fall semester. Considering that this work would not contribute to noise concerns, the university agreed that the end goal of opening the new 11th St. this fall was in the university’s best interests.
• Work on 10th St. between Wisconsin Ave. and Michigan St. is in progress. The new roadway will open in about one month, improving circulation of traffic within the campus and allowing the contractor to close Tory Hill for future demolition and bridge reconstruction.
• The university will close 11th St. between Wells and Wisconsin on Monday, May 21, to begin work on the pedestrian mall between Cobeen Hall and Carpenter Tower. All traffic on 11th St. will be directed east or west at Wells St. The mall is being constructed one year ahead of schedule since the interchange contractor is working on the relocation of 11th St. one year earlier than planned. A majority of the university portion of work will occur before residents return later this summer. Landscaping of this area will continue into the fall.
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