— November 12, 2007 —
- Best-selling author Jonathan Kozol visits today
- Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
- Madeline Wake to be honored at reception
- Program to cover issues of starting a company
- School of Americas the subject of panel and vigil
- Neuroscience Center, psychology and chemistry to present seminars
- Racial Profiling Panel featured for Arab Heritage Celebration
- Learn about government careers from a Marquette alumnus
- Law School holding information session this Friday
- Learn how D2L can enhance your teaching at training sessions
- Committee on Research holding Research Institute for Faculty
- Benefits staff available to help make online changes
- Tell us about interesting December graduates
- Submit professional accomplishments to “News From You” online
- Haggerty hosts dance performance, drawing lessons
- Find out how to develop talent at Grow With Marquette session
- Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams this weekend
- Volunteers needed to serve Thanksgiving dinner
- Learn self-defense at free Public Safety class
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 12
1. Best-selling author Jonathan Kozol visits today
Jonathan Kozol, author of the best-selling book, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America" and the recently published Letters to a Young Teacher, will speak today, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A reception and book signing in the Lynch Lounge will follow.
2. Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
Dr. Nina Silber, professor of history at Boston University, will discuss “Why Northern Women Matter for Understanding the Civil War” at the Klement Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in AMU 163. This annual lecture features a distinguished scholar of sectional conflict to provide a fresh look on traditional topics.
The lectures are original works written by past winners of the Pulitzer, Bancroft, Parkman and Douglas Southall Freeman prizes, often drawn from current research projects. The published booklets, which can be ordered from Marquette University Press, are longer than the actual lectures and include full citations and illustrations.
3. Madeline Wake to be honored at reception
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., invites all faculty, staff and administrators to a reception celebrating the dedicated service of Dr. Madeline Wake, provost and former dean of the College of Nursing, on the occasion of her return to Marquette’s faculty.
The reception will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom, AMU. RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 28.
4. Program to cover issues of starting a company
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the College of Health Sciences will host “Should You Start A Company? Issues for Academic Scientists and Engineers to Consider” Thursday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in AMU 227. The session will be presented by Dr. James B. Antczak, a Wisconsin-based life-science industry consultant with more than 25 years of experience in public and private sector life science research and development.
Topics to be covered include:
• why people form startups
• the steps in the process
• filing for incorporation
• developing business plans
• factors that make a startup a good option
• logistics of establishing a startup
5. School of Americas the subject of panel and vigil
The Center for Peacemaking is sponsoring a panel discussion on the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Cudahy 001. The panel will include presentations by Dr. Michael Donoghue, assistant professor of history, Marquette student Tim Prendergast and Milwaukee resident Joyce Ellwanger. The panel will cover the history of the school and the nonviolent resistance movement against it. Light refreshments and an exhibition on Dorothy Day and the SOA will also be included.
University Ministry will host an Ignatian Family Teach-In Vigil and Commissioning Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU. This vigil is a time for reflection on individuals who died as a result of conflicts involving those trained at the School of the Americas.
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6. Neuroscience Center, psychology and chemistry to present seminars
Dr. Paul Gasser, professor of biomedical sciences, will present an Integrative Neuroscience Center seminar Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. in Cramer Hall 004E. The program title is “Corticosterone-Sensitive Monoamine Transport in the Brain: A Potential Mechanism for Context-Dependent Effects of Stress on Behavior and Physiology.” For more information, contact Cathy Morrell at 8-8329.
Dr. Astrida Kaugars, assistant professor of psychology, will present the Department of Psychology’s colloquium Thursday, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m., in Cramer Hall 046. Kaugars will speak on “Examining Socioemotional Processes in Pediatric Populations.”
Dr. Luping Yu, professor of organic chemistry at the University of Chicago, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Yu will speak on “Conjugated Diblock Copolymers: From Supramolecular Chemistry to Molecular Electronics.”
7. Racial Profiling Panel featured for Arab Heritage Celebration
Three events this week highlight the Arab Student Association’s Arab Heritage Celebration in November.
The Power of Nightmares movie will be shown today, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Olin Engineering 202.
UW-Madison graduate student Mohammed Abed will discuss forms of student activism on university campuses and his experience with divestment and social justice activism at the Student Activism and Responsibility for Justice
Workshop Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in AMU 227. The program is co-sponsored by MUSG's Diversity Commission.
A Racial Profiling Panel Discussion will be presented by Dr. Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences; Rima Kapitan, civil rights attorney for the Council on American Islamic Relations; and Dr. Jodi Melamed, assistant professor of English, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Olin Engineering 202. The program is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs, Black Student Council and MUSG's Diversity Commission.
8. Learn about government careers from a Marquette alumnus
Suzanne McGuire, Arts ’94, will present her experience getting an entry-level position in Washington, D.C., and progressing to an international affairs position Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001. McGuire is a foreign affairs specialist with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. She was recently nominated by the Department of Defense to be a Brookings Institute fellow on Capitol Hill for 2008.
The presentation is sponsored by the Career Services Center.
9. Law School holding information session this Friday
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 16, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. The session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
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10. Learn how D2L can enhance your teaching at training sessions
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services are offering a hands-on Desire2Learn training session for faculty Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Raynor Library 320(h) — Center for Teaching and Learning.
Register on-line and click on instructor training sign-up.
Private consultations are also available by calling 8-8811 or 8-0268.
11. Committee on Research holding Research Institute for Faculty
The Committee on Research Fourth Annual Research Institute for Faculty will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the AMU ballrooms.
The institute provides an opportunity for participants to engage in focused dialogue with senior colleagues and guest speakers on topics that impact research.
The preliminary program includes:
• Grant Reviewers Among Us
• Going for Full: The Life of a Researcher after Tenure
• The Research Development Program: New Faculty Share their Experiences
• Research Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges
• The Preliminary Plan for Enhancement of Research and Doctoral Education at Marquette
Register by Dec. 14 to Jennie Schatzman at 8-7200 and indicate whether attending for breakfast and lunch and whether a graduate research assistant/s will attend.
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12. Benefits staff available to help make online changes
Marquette’s employee benefits staff will be available to answer questions, help navigate the online enrollment process and clarify Marquette’s benefit offerings Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in AMU 305.
Employees must re-enroll in the health and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts if continuing participation, since these do not continue automatically.
Annual enrollment runs through Nov. 16. With the exception of flexible spending accounts, online enrollment is not required if no changes in emergency contact information, benefit elections or beneficiaries are needed. All changes must be made online through MyJob. Changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2008.
13. Tell us about interesting December graduates
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about December 2007 graduates who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree, graduates who will be doing something unusual after graduation, a student with straight A’s, or anything else of interest. E-mail with your ideas.
14. Submit professional accomplishments to “News From You” online
Faculty and staff with recent professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource. Those submissions will then be printed in the next issue of Compendium, winter 2007/08.
Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette, as well as allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
If you have a 2007 accomplishment that wasn’t submitted for the spring/summer issue of Compendium, go online to submit it by Nov. 30.
15. Haggerty hosts dance performance, drawing lessons
The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art will host the free performance “Nous sommes presents” (We are present), a set of dance works, Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. The dances are performed and choreographed by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee dance composition students under the direction of UWM Dance Professor Simone Ferro. Their work is a kinetic response to the works of visual artist Wilfredo Lam, now on display at the Haggerty Museum. The dancers and choreographers will approach the Haggerty space as an artistic canvas where their bodies and movement will respond to and evoke thematic subjects of Lam’s visual art.
Also in conjunction with the Lam exhibition, the museum is offering a series of gallery drawing sessions for the Marquette community. Museum staff/trained artists Dan Herro, John Loscuito and Ric Stultz will teach participants how to draw Lam-inspired creatures and figures Nov. 16, 30 and Dec. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. Participants should bring their own sketch book and pencils. All skill levels are welcome and reservations are not needed. For more information call Lynne Shumow at 8-5915.
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16. Find out how to develop talent at Grow With Marquette session
Jennifer Maney, director of career services and development at Carroll College, will present the Grow With Marquette “Developing Talent: Mentoring and Staffing” Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries Conference Room C.
This program will address why departments should develop and grow talent within their existing structure. It also outlines what employees look for in work satisfaction, how to think about succession planning, the importance of creating informal mentoring programs and the role of leadership in setting personal and department goals.
Call 8-7305 to register.
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17. Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams this weekend
Marquette will host the Big East Volleyball Tournament from Friday, Nov. 16, to Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Al McGuire center. The top eight teams will compete for the championship.
Women’s Basketball Head Coach Terri Mitchell will donate $1 for every person in attendance over 4,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee for the women’s game against the University of Wisconsin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
Call 8-GOMU for tickets.
18. Volunteers needed to serve Thanksgiving dinner
Faculty, staff and administrators are needed to serve Thanksgiving dinner to students who will not be going home for the holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Schroeder Hall dining room. Volunteers will greet the guests, serve the meal and help with minor clean up for the 300 students expected to attend.
The dinner is sponsored by University Ministry with the help of Sodexho Food Service and the Office of Residence Life. The dinner is held in memory of Rev. William McEvoy, S.J., who first provided this annual dinner for students.
Contact Sue Niemi at 8-3685 by Friday, Nov. 16, to volunteer.
19. Learn self-defense at free Public Safety class
Public Safety will offer a free self-defense class Friday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. in AMU 227 about techniques for escaping potentially dangerous situations. Designed for both male and female audiences, the class combines a hands-on approach to learning self-defense techniques with information about national and local crime trends.
Register by calling Public Safety at 8-6800.
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20. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 230. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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21. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 12
• No parking is allowed on the south side/eastbound roadway of Clybourn, west of 13th Street. This is part of a construction zone. Vehicles illegally parked there, including during evening hours, will be ticketed by the Milwaukee Police Department.
• The full closure of Tory Hill from 10th to 13th streets (in both directions) began Friday, Nov. 9. Westbound access from 11th Street will remain. Tory Hill will reopen Wednesday, Nov. 21, with a single lane in each direction.
• The James Lovell/St. Paul exit from eastbound I-794 will open Friday morning, Nov. 16, providing access east and west on St. Paul, north on Lovell and south on 6th Street.
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