— January 29, 2007—
- Don’t miss Mission Week keynote speaker
- Emmy Award winner kicks off Mission Week celebration
- Cosmologist to speak tomorrow about the connection between quantum and cosmos
- Find research topic through McNair Series
- Law School information session is Feb. 2
- Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science to hold colloquium
- Human rights activists to discuss careers at POWER Lunch
- Learn about co-ed business fraternity at meetings
- University Ministry invites freshmen to prayer retreat
- New student group to address Gulf Region issues
- New campus organization to demonstrate capoeira
- Darfur Action Coalition begins campus operations
- McIlvaine program has location change
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 29
1. Don’t miss Mission Week keynote speaker
Tickets to attend the Mission Week keynote presentation by Enron whistleblower Lynn Brewer are still available in Brooks Lounge on the lower level of the Alumni Memorial Union. The tickets are free, with a limit of two per MU ID. Tickets are available from noon to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday while available. Brewer will speak on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.
Mission Week, Feb. 2-10, 2007, focuses on the ethical dimensions of our decisions as we manifest our core values of Faith, Excellence, Leadership and Service. For more information about Mission Week events, go online.
2. Emmy Award winner kicks off Mission Week celebration
Alex Gibney, Emmy award winner and Academy Award nominee, will speak Friday night as Mission Week gets underway. His talk will follow a 7 p.m. showing of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, the documentary he wrote, directed and produced about Enron. The documentary illustrates the maneuvers of Enron executives who were involved in the downfall of Enron, and the effect of the company’s deceptive practices on thousands of people.
The showing, speech and talkback will take place at the Varsity Theatre. Cost is $2 with an MUID and $3 for others. The talkback will be facilitated by Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, which is sponsoring the presentation. The film is also being shown on Saturday at 6 and 9 p.m.
For more information about all Mission Week activities, go online.
3. Cosmologist to speak tomorrow about the connection between quantum and cosmos
The founding head of the NASA/Fermilab Astrophysics Group will discuss the connection between the “inner space” of the quantum and the “outer space” of the cosmos in a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Marquette University’s Weasler Auditorium.
Edward (Rocky) Kolb, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago and director of the Astrophysics Center at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will present the annual George V. Coyne, S.J., Lecture in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Named in honor of the longtime director of the Vatican Observatory, the lecture series was endowed by Mercedes Hurley Hughes, an alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences and an emeritus trustee of the university.
The Coyne Lecture is sponsored by Marquette’s Department of Physics. In addition to the public lecture, Kolb will meet with faculty and students throughout the day.
4. Find research topic through McNair Series
The McNair Scholars Program will host “Finding Your Research Topic,” the second of the three-part programming series, on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in Raynor 301. Participants have the opportunity to learn more about the role of research in the McNair Scholars Program and how to find their own research topic and question.
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars program helps prepare eligible students for graduate studies and is a division of the Marquette University Educational Opportunity Program.
For more information, visit the McNair Office in Marquette Hall, room 405, or e-mail.
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5. Law School information session is Feb. 2
An information session for prospective Law School students will be Friday, Jan. 19. The sessions are conducted as overviews of the Law School, admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and more.
Sessions are held at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall, from 12:30 to 1 p.m., room 245, followed by a brief tour of the Law School led by a current law student.
Friday, Feb. 2
Friday, Feb. 16
Friday, Feb. 23
Friday, March 2
Friday, March 30
Friday, April 13
6. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science to hold colloquium
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium on Friday, Feb. 2. Chris Hruska, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at UW-Milwaukee, will present “Nonpositively Curved Spaces with Isolated Flats,” at 4 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401.
7. Human rights activists to discuss careers at POWER Lunch
A group of human rights activists will participate in a POWER Lunch panel discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:15 p.m., in AMU Ballroom A. Lunch is included.
All students, faculty and staff are invited to hear the panel of professionals in various career fields who value and advocate for human rights. Topics will include career information specific to each professional’s area of expertise and a focus on real experiences including stories of challenges and success.
Participants will include representatives of Greater Milwaukee Sponsors, IndependenceFirst, New Beginnings Are Possible, Peace Action, and Task Force on Family Violence.
For more information, go online.
8. Learn about co-ed business fraternity at meetings
Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed professional business fraternity, will hold informational meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge, and Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 5:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B. Delta Sigma Pi focuses on professional, social and service activities, and networking.
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9. University Ministry invites freshmen to prayer retreat
All freshmen are invited to attend the Frosh 2-Day Retreat, “Plug Into Prayer,” sponsored by University Ministry. The retreat, from Feb. 16 to 18, is an opportunity for freshmen from all walks of life to connect with themselves, their peers and God.
Register online. For more information call 8-6873.
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10. New student group to address Gulf Region issues
MARDI GRAS, a new student group on campus, is devoted to rebuilding and promoting awareness of the issues that still plague the Gulf Region in the wake of the 2005 hurricane season. The group will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in Lalumiere, room 232. All students are welcome.
11. New campus organization to demonstrate capoeira
Grupo Maculele Capoeira, a new campus organization, will demonstrate capoeira, an Afro-Brazillian martial art combining music, theatrical expression and acrobatic and martial movements, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 8:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby of AMU.
The group is open to anyone interested in the philosophy, history and culture of capoeira. Classes for the group will begin Sunday, Feb. 4. E-mail for more information.
12. Darfur Action Coalition begins campus operations
The Darfur Action Coalition, a new student organization, will kick off its Wisconsin divestment campaign on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. (stop by anytime), in AMU 252.
The Wisconsin legislature may consider a bill this February to keep money out of companies that do business in Sudan — a nation whose government is accused of genocide. Learn about divestment and how it could help end the violence in Darfur.
13. McIlvaine program has location change
Jim McIlvaine, former Marquette basketball star, NBA player and current Golden Eagles basketball color analyst for Marquette radio broadcasts, will share NBA stories and insights on teamwork and motivation in the Wehr Chemistry building, room 121 (a change from last week), on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the Marquette community.
E-mail for more information.
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14. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, the “blizzard of the century” shut down Marquette.
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.
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15. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 29
• Clybourn/Tory Hill will reopen in both directions on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30. While this will be open to pedestrians, please use the Wisconsin Ave. bridge to travel to and from Straz Tower.
• Pedestrians are reminded to not use 13th St. between Clybourn and St. Paul Ave. It is extremely dangerous to walk underneath this portion of both old and new I-94! It is closed to both pedestrians and vehicles until sometime in 2008. To access campus from St. Paul Ave., please use the stairs at 16th St.
• Night demolition at 10th and Tory Hill will conclude on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Future night demolition will occur further south.
• Night demolition begins south of 10th and Tory Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 31, for three consecutive nights. This work, though farther away than prior night work, will be on elevated portions. Sound transmission will depend on wind direction and will be monitored. To date sound level monitoring has been within contract levels.
• Night demolition work will occur north of St. Paul near 9th St. on Sunday, Feb. 3.
• St. Paul Ave. between 5th and 13th streets, will be closed daily to through traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, until Saturday, Feb. 2. Local access will be allowed from the east and west up to where I-43/94 crosses St. Paul Avenue. These closures are due to overhead demolition work.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed overnight each weekday evening at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning for two weeks. This ramp will also be closed on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to overhead demolition work.
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