— November 12, 2007 —
- Best-selling author Jonathan Kozol visits today
- Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
- 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
- School of Education holding open house
- Law School holding information session this Friday
- Tell us about interesting December graduates
- Haggerty hosts dance performance, drawing lessons
- Cheer on women’s volleyball and basketball teams this weekend
- Interfraternity Council events benefit charities
- Learn self-defense at free Public Safety class
- 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. 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.
4. 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.”
5. 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.
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6. 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.
7. School of Education holding open house
The School of Education will host an open house and information session about the master’s of education in college student personnel administration degree Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 112. Attendees can learn more about careers in student affairs, hear from current faculty and students in the major and enjoy free pizza.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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10. 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.
11. 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.
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12. Interfraternity Council events benefit charities
The Interfraternity Council is holding IFCares Week to raise money and awareness for charities:
• Kappa Sigma pop-a-shot Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the AMU first floor, to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
• Sigma Lambda Beta boxing with big, padded gloves Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside of Lalumiere Language Hall to benefit the Penfield Children's Center.
• Sigma Phi Delta's drive against hunger, collecting non-perishable foods for Hunger Task Force. Donations can be placed in donation bins in the residence halls and Olin Engineering Nov. 26 to 30.
For more information, e-mail Joseph Woelfel.
13. 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.
14. 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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