— November 8, 2007 —
- Best-selling author Jonathan Kozol here on Monday
- Restorative Justice conference to explore violence in Milwaukee
- Intellectual property author to speak about patent updates
- Department of Mathematics to host colloquium
- Office of International Education hosting week-long event
- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler to visit
- Undergrads called for papers about Abrahamic heritage
- Father Thomas Keating to speak on Centering Prayer
- Office of Student Financial Aid moving to new location
- Chess Team hosting simultaneous matches
- Bayanihan 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show is this weekend
- Panel discussion to address status of New Orleans
- Veterans Day memorial service to be held tomorrow
- Haggerty Museum features Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam
- Library newsletter includes recent faculty books
- AJCU launches new Web site
- Priest to speak about Mother Teresa
1. Best-selling author Jonathan Kozol here on Monday
Jonathan Kozol, author of the best-selling book, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America," and other books, will speak Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A reception and book signing in the Lynch Lounge will follow.
Interested readers are also invited to a book discussion of Kozol’s The Shame of the Nation at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Lower Raynor Conference room.
For more information, contact Mary Ferwerda, assistant director — Manresa Project, at 8-7205.
2. Restorative Justice conference to explore violence in Milwaukee
Combating violence and gang activity in Milwaukee will be the topic of the Law School’s 4th annual Restorative Justice Initiative conference, “Milwaukee Safe Streets Initiative: Transforming Community and Building Relationships” Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the AMU.
Through a U.S. Department of Justice grant to the City of Milwaukee, Marquette's Law School is working with law enforcement, the Department of Corrections and various community constituencies to implement an innovative and comprehensive crime prevention program, the Safe Streets Initiative. Its aim is reducing gang crime by enforcing the message that the community, at the neighborhood level, will not tolerate gangs, gang crime or violence. The conference will examine what is really happening in two areas of the city — police districts 2 (south side) and 5 (near north side) — by hearing from neighborhood residents, faith-community leaders, police, prosecutors, community-based organization leaders, public school officials and judges.
The conference will feature several panels moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy. At 10:30 a.m., Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Chief Judge Kitty K. Brennan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation President Douglas M. Jansson, Milwaukee District Attorney John T. Chisholm and the Honorable Judge Carl Ashley will discuss crime and justice in Milwaukee.
Subsequent panels will address the gang issue in Milwaukee, the perspective of high school kids living in these neighborhoods and the views of police captains working to turn the crime trends around, among other topics.
This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
3. Intellectual property author to speak about patent updates
Jill Gilbert Welytok, CPA at Absolute Technology Law Group, Milwaukee, will present "Patent Update: How, When and Why IT Companies Should Use Them?" today, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 100.
Welytok is the author of several internationally published books on intellectual property, tax and technology topics. Her most recent books are Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies and The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Tradesecrets and Licensing.
This presentation is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. For more information, contact Terence Ow at 8-5104.
4. Department of Mathematics to host colloquium
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 9, in the Katherine Reed Cudahy building 111. Dr. Matthew Jackson, visiting assistant professor of mathematics at Lawrence University, will present “Using algebraic logic to understand the sheaf of measures.”
5. Office of International Education hosting week-long event
The Office of International Education will celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 12 to 16, with a variety of campus events.
Indonesian Lunch, Tuesday, Nov. 13, noon to 1 p.m., OIE Program Center, AMU 407 — Authentic Indonesian cuisine and a discussion on the food and culture of Indonesia.
TSOTSI (South African Film), Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., OIE Program Center, AMU 407 — Film and discussion about six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby kidnapped during a car-jacking.
The Bologna Agreement: Implications for Graduate Programs and Study Abroad, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Johnston Hall 313 — Presentation about the Bologna Agreement’s impact on U.S. graduate education and study abroad programs at European universities. RSVP by noon Nov. 12 to Susan Whipple.
Soup with Substance: Service Learning Abroad, Wednesday, Nov. 14, noon to 1 p.m., OIE Program Center, AMU 407 — Panel and discussion on service learning abroad.
Middle Eastern Lunch, Thursday, Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m., OIE Program Center, AMU 407 — Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and a discussion on the food and culture of the region. Space and food limited on a first-come basis.
International Affairs Job Presentation, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2 to 3 p.m., Cudahy 001 — Alumna Suzanne McGuire, Arts ’94, discusses how to find a job in international affairs. She was recently nominated by the Department of Defense to be a Brookings Institute Fellow on Capitol Hill for 2008. Co-sponsored by the Career Services Center.
Salud! (Cuban Film), Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Cramer Hall 104J — Film and discussion regarding an award-winning documentary about Cuba’s health care system.
“Make Your Own” Late Night, Friday, Nov. 16, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Marquette Place, AMU — International cooking demonstrations.
For more information, call 8-7289.
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6. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler to visit
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler will join Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, for his “On the Issues” series on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall 310.
Butler was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2004 and is now running for a full term on the court. He will visit for a wide-ranging discussion with Marquette and offer his insights on the race and discuss his judicial philosophy.
7. Undergrads called for papers about Abrahamic heritage
Undergraduate students are invited to submit papers for a one-day undergraduate student conference, “Exploring the Abrahamic Heritage,” on the importance of philosophical and theological developments in medieval Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The emphasis will be on influences, conceptual connections and parallel intellectual developments among key thinkers of that period.
The conference is April 2, 2008, at Marquette University. The deadline to submit proposals is Dec. 20, 2007. Additional information is available online.
The conference is sponsored by the Departments of Theology, Philosophy and History, the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation.
8. Father Thomas Keating to speak on Centering Prayer
Rev. Thomas Keating, a member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, will speak Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. His lecture will focus on Centering Prayer, a method of contemplative prayer in which participants respond to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and actions within themselves. Besides being an author, teacher and monk, Keating founded Contemplative Outreach, an international network committed to renewing the contemplative dimension of the Gospel in daily life.
Keating’s lecture is the first of two university-wide lectures made possible by an American Council of Learned Societies grant awarded to the University Honors Program to promote contemplative practices and pedagogies in the classroom. Dr. Richard J. Davidson, director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be the second guest in the lecture series, on April 23, 2008, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
For more information contact Anthony Peressini or Heather Hathaway.
9. Office of Student Financial Aid moving to new location
The Office of Student Financial Aid will relocate to the fifth floor of the 707 Building Thursday, Nov. 15. The office will be closed to walk-in traffic Nov. 15 and 16 and will re-open Nov. 19.
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10. Chess Team hosting simultaneous matches
The Marquette Chess Team will hold a “simul event” Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in Marquette Place, AMU. Two or three team members will play as many opponents as possible simultaneously.
Players who have a board and pieces should bring them. For more information, e-mail Richard Hall-Reppen.
11. Bayanihan 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show is this weekend
The Bayanihan Student Organization’s 11th Annual Fall Fashion Show, “Twilight,” will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. In addition to modeling fashions, there will be dances, skits and a silent auction for an autographed Dwayne Wade jersey.
Tickets are on sale in front of the Brew in the AMU Bayou today and tomorrow, Nov. 8 and 9. Cost is $8 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 10 people or more. All proceeds benefit the Penfield Children's Center.
E-mail for more information.
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12. Panel discussion to address status of New Orleans
Mardi Gras will host "The Tale of Two Cities," a panel discussion led by Jocelyn Sideco, pastoral associate for Relief Ministries, New Orleans Province of Jesuits, Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in Emory Clark 111. The panel will discuss the current state of affairs in New Orleans and how social issues plague the city. E-mail for more information.
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13. Veterans Day memorial service to be held tomorrow
The three Marquette ROTC units will hold a memorial service to honor veterans Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in AMU 252. A ROTC color guard detail will present the colors, Lt. Col. Edward S. Roberts will talk about the importance of Veterans Day and a representative from University Ministry say a short prayer.
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14. Haggerty Museum features Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam
The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of the first American retrospective of Cuba’s best-known surrealist, Wifredo Lam, until Jan. 21, 2008.
“Wifredo Lam in North America” features more than 60 drawings and paintings from North American collections that best represent the different phases of Lam’s career. The exhibition includes works from North American museums, galleries and private collections across the United States and the Caribbean.
15. Library newsletter includes recent faculty books
The November issue of Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Ex Libris newsletter is now available. Filled with staff recommendations for current fiction and nonfiction books, the issue also includes new books by faculty, an alumni author and two prizewinners.
16. AJCU launches new Web site
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has launched a newly designed Web site that features a Jesuit Channel, which provides links to lectures, conferences, interviews and discussions that address issues in Jesuit higher education, such as intellectual engagement, mission and identity, social justice and leadership.
Other features include the Jesuit College Search, AJCU Job Bank, federal relations, news, events, academic and co-curricular activities, distance education, publications, conferences, links to staff pages for each of the 28 Jesuit institutions and photos from Jesuit colleges and universities with their taglines.
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17. Priest to speak about Mother Teresa
Rev. Michael Van der Peet, S.C.J., will speak on the life and spirituality of Mother Teresa Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Herian Hall in the Gesu Parish Center. Over a period of 20 years, Van der Peet corresponded with Mother Theresa and served as her spiritual advisor.
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