— June 18, 2007 —


  1. Fulbright fellow to speak on psychiatric abuse under communist rule
  2. Participants needed for stroke research study
  3. Choreographers and models needed for charity fashion show
  4. Give blood, save lives, July 5
  5. 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. 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. 

3. Choreographers and models needed for charity fashion show

The Bayanihan Student Organization’s 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show isn’t until Nov. 10, but it isn’t too soon for students to begin thinking about choreography and modeling for a variety of dance and non-dance segments.

Tryouts and informational meetings for the fashion show, which raises money for charity every year, will be held in the first few weeks after the fall semester starts.

For more information, e-mail Irish Diwa, Kristin Feliz, or Nikki Tud.

4. 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.

5. 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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