— 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
- Join Manresa Project Outreach Team
- Join Senior Week staff
- Haggerty Museum to showcase student artwork
- Diversity conference to help act against oppression
- Healthy Relationships Week activities planned
- $5 gets a night at Fun World
- Midnight Run hosting sleepout
- 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. Join Manresa Project Outreach Team
The Manresa Project Outreach Team will hold an information session on Wednesday, April 11, at noon in AMU 111 about how to join the team. The team creates and presents small programs for groups and organizations to reflect upon questions of purpose, identity and personal vocation.
Applications are due Friday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m. in AMU 121. For more information contact Claire Anglim or call 8-0263.
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10. Join Senior Week staff
Consider giving back to the graduating seniors by staffing events during MUSG Senior Week, May 14 to 19. Interested freshman, sophomores and juniors need to be willing to help out at any events during MUSG Senior Week. Applications are available in the MUSG office, AMU.
Contact Stephen Ryan for more information.
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. Diversity conference to help act against oppression
MUSG will host a diversity conference, “Beyond Tolerance: Moving Towards Advocacy,” on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU. The objective is to challenge participants to move beyond indifference and tolerance and toward becoming active agents of positive change against oppression. The conference also seeks to examine racial issues that permeate the metropolitan Milwaukee area.
13. Healthy Relationships Week activities planned
Alpha Chi Omega is sponsoring a Healthy Relationships Week beginning Tuesday, April 10:
Tuesday, April 10, 3 to 4:40 p.m., Self Defense Class by Wesley Manko, AMU 227 — Wesley Manko, president of DEFENSEWORKS, is one of America's foremost personal safety and self-defense experts.
Wednesday, April 11, 8 to 10 a.m., Intimacy vs. Intensity, AMU 163 — Bring a friend to this V.O.I.C.E. program and learn how to maximize the health of your relationships through this interactive program, including cookie decorating.
Thursday, April 12, 7 to 8 p.m., Defining Healthy Relationships, Cudahy 118 — Learn from Peer Health Educators what makes a healthy relationship and how build them.
Friday, April 13, Mr. Omega Man Challenge, 9 p.m., AMU Ballroom E — Marquette’s finest gentlemen compete in formal and casual wear with an emphasis on service experiences, talent and a question and answer session. Tickets are $5 and benefit the Sojourner Truth House, for victims of domestic violence. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from April 10 to 13 in the AMU from 2 to 5 p.m. or in Schroeder and Cobeen Residence Halls from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
14. $5 gets a night at Fun World
MUSG will host a trip to Fun World in Brookfield on Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 10 p.m., including laser tag, mini golf, games and food. Tickets are $5 and available in the Brooks Lounge.
15. Midnight Run hosting sleepout
Midnight Run will host a sleepout from 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, to 7 a.m. Saturday 14, at Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells. Participants show solidarity with the homeless community by bringing a box to sleep in and learning about homelessness.
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16. 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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