— October 1, 2007 —
- Thomas Jefferson researcher to speak on Jefferson’s role as slaveholder
- Gandhi’s birthday recognized with Mass, Terry Rynne presentation
- German theologian to discuss Luther’s role in church unity
- Archbishop Dolan and Washington Post editor featured at Law School forums
- Sodexho executive to speak about culture of inclusive diversity
- Biologist to discuss environment from religious perspective
- Boden Lecture to address repression and restorative justice
- Ning product manager to speak about social networking
- University of Scranton to present collaboration with Mexican university
- Physics, Psychology and Chemistry present colloquiums
- Faculty-student teams invited to present research
- Simmons Lecture to cover Ignatian ethics
- Rev. Robert Doran to speak on Catholic systematics
- ESPN executive to speak about technology and fan expectations
- Deadline is today for Civil Rights Pilgrimage
- Faculty and students to discuss “Jena 6” case and racism
- “Messmer Day” includes student panel discussion
- Register for Marquette Experience Retreat
- Grief education series hosted by College of Nursing
- Learn self-defense at free Public Safety classes
- She Loves Me is a story of love facilitated by mail
- Physical therapy offering $5 massages
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 1
1. Thomas Jefferson researcher to speak on Jefferson’s role as slaveholder
Cinder Stanton, a historian and expert on the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, will speak about Jefferson’s role as a slaveholder during a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Raynor Library Conference Center.
Stanton, who was part of a special committee to investigate Jefferson’s possible paternity of children with his slave Sally Hemings, will present “The Slaveholder and the Enslaved: Trying to Tell the Whole Story at Jefferson's Monticello." As a historian at Monticello since 1968, Stanton offers a perspective on how a major public history museum, the home of a president, came to grips with the issue of slavery.
2. Gandhi’s birthday recognized with Mass, Terry Rynne presentation
In celebration of the birthday of Mohandas K. Gandhi and the first "International Day of Nonviolence" declared by the United Nations, Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking will sponsor two free events on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
A Mass for Peace at noon in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel will be celebrated by Rev. Greg O'Meara, S.J., professor of law.
Dr. Terry Rynne will speak about his book, Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power Of Nonviolence, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001. Luminaries such as Desmond Tutu, Arun Gandhi (the Mahatma's grandson) and Stanley Hauerwas (the most important theologian in America according to Time magazine) have reviewed Rynne's book as "indispensable" and "highly recommended." Snacks will be served before Rynne's talk.
3. German theologian to discuss Luther’s role in church unity
Dr. Markus Wriedt, from Johann Goethe University in Germany, will give a free, public lecture on Martin Luther’s legacy on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001.
Wriedt will discuss how Luther has been blamed for centuries for splitting the church, though he was deeply convinced of its unity.
The event is sponsored by the Department of Theology. For more information, call 8-7170.
4. Archbishop Dolan and Washington Post editor featured at Law School forums
Washington Post Associate Editor Kevin Merida and Archbishop Timothy Dolan will be hosted by the Law School at upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” forums.
Award-winning journalist Merida will offer his insights into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the most powerful but private men in America, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from noon to 1 p.m., in Sensenbrenner Hall 310. Merida is the co-author of Supreme Discomfort, a probing profile of Thomas.
Dolan, the leader of southeast Wisconsin’s 675,000 Catholics, will have a candid discussion about the challenges facing the Church on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall 307.
Seating is limited and registration is required.
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5. Sodexho executive to speak about culture of inclusive diversity
Dr. Rohini Anand, senior vice president and global chief diversity officer for Sodexho, will give a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in AMU Ballrooms CD.
Anand will speak on "The Campus of Today and the Future: A Case Study for Creating a Sustainable Inclusive Culture, Sodexho." She is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Sodexho’s integrated global diversity initiatives and strategy.
6. Biologist to discuss environment from religious perspective
Dr. Calvin DeWitt will give a free, public lecture on the international effort he co-initiated among scientists and evangelicals to address the phenomenon of global warming and other environmental issues. His presentation will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001.
DeWitt is professor of biology at the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president emeritus of the Au Sable Institute for Environmental Studies, which he founded. He has been engaged for decades in environmental issues from a deeply religious perspective.
Refreshments will be served before the lecture.
For more information, contact Dr. Jame Schaefer at 8-3742.
This event is co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Ethics and Students for an Environmentally Active Campus with a grant from the Simmons Religious Commitment Fund.
7. Boden Lecture to address repression and restorative justice
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, A.B. Chettle Jr. Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure at Georgetown University Law Center, will present the 11th annual Robert F. Boden Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, room 307. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In Menkel-Meadow’s presentation, “Cultural Variations in Restorative Justice: Interactions of Law, Dispute Resolution, and Culture in the Transition from Repression to Democracy,” she will explore the different responses of three regimes in the transition from repression to democracy or some return of individual and social freedom. She will discuss whether concepts such as the rule of law, restorative justice and democratic transitionalism are universal and international or whether local and national history, economic development and political culture "trump" or "deform" efforts to transform political and legal regimes.
RSVP online. For more information, contact Christine Wilczynski-Vogel at 8-3167.
8. Ning product manager to speak about social networking
Kyle Ford, product manager at Ning, Inc., will speak about social networking on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, room 100.
Ning was founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini in 2004 to provide social network opportunities. Three years later, Ning powers more than 100,000 social networks, including eBay sellers, bead storeowners, aspiring hip-hop artists and college professors.
The College of Business Administration is sponsoring the event.
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9. University of Scranton to present collaboration with Mexican university
The Diederich College of Communication will sponsor a presentation on the University of Scranton’s Latino programming, online streaming and collaboration with the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, a Catholic university in Guadalajara. The program will take place on Friday, Oct. 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Johnston 303.
The listenership of WUSR, the radio voice of the University of Scranton, has increased 154 percent, largely as a result of this weekly hour-long talk radio program about Mexican politics, entertainment, news and music.
RSVP to Donna Turben 8-7133.
The presentation is part of a series that the college is sponsoring this fall to highlight imaginative experiments in curriculum and outreach at other Jesuit universities.
10. Physics, Psychology and Chemistry present colloquiums
Dr. Vikram Dwarkadas, senior research associate in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will present "Cosmic Explosions and their Aftermath," on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Physics 153. His presentation for the Department of Physics colloquium will include simulations and animations.
Dr. Heidi Storm of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will present the Department of Psychology’s colloquium on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 3:30 p.m., in Cramer Hall 046. Storm will speak on “Mandated Reporting in Child Abuse Cases: How to Report and What Happens Afterwards.”
Dr. Mahdi Abu-Omar, associate professor of inorganic chemistry at Purdue University, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Abu-Omar will speak on “Rhenium Oxo and Imido Complexes in Catalytic Reductions.”
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11. Faculty-student teams invited to present research
Faculty-student teams are invited to participate in the annual Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The purpose is to celebrate and encourage faculty research that involves students. For each project, presenters may choose the presentation format, poster or colloquy, that best suits their discipline or project.
Interested participants should submit an “Intent to Participate” form to ORSP by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. Participants need to submit a letter and abstract to Karen Welniak by 4 p.m. Nov. 5. The poster session and colloquy will take place on Dec. 4, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception.
12. Simmons Lecture to cover Ignatian ethics
Rev. John C. Haughey, S.J., will give the annual Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Weasler Auditorium. The lecture title is “Is There an Ignatian Approach to Ethics?” Haughey is a senior research fellow at Georgetown University’s Woodstock Theological Center and previously taught at Marquette.
The Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values aims to further the study of morality and ethics at Marquette. The lecture honors the late Dr. Edward D. Simmons, a highly respected professor of philosophy and vice president for academic affairs.
13. Rev. Robert Doran to speak on Catholic systematics
Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., professor and Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology, will deliver the Doerr Chair Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 001. Doran will speak on “Constructing a New Catholic Systematics: A Report and an Invitation.”
Doran, who received his Ph.D. at Marquette, specializes in Catholic systematic theology and the philosophy and theology of Bernard Lonergan. He is general editor of The Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, which will eventually be a set of 25 volumes, 12 of which have already been published. The focus of his current research is the theology of grace and the analogies for understanding the Trinity.
14. ESPN executive to speak about technology and fan expectations
Rob King, vice president and editor-in-chief of ESPN.com, will present the 2007 Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Lecture, “The Wild, Wild Web: How Technology and Fan Expectations are Driving Change at ESPN.com.”
This free, public lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy 001. King, who has worked as a graphic artist, editor and cartoonist, has nearly 22 years of newspaper experience.
For more information, contact Traci Kraker at 8-3916.
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15. Deadline is today for Civil Rights Pilgrimage
The deadline to register for the Civil Rights Pilgrimage during fall break is today, Oct. 1. Space is almost filled.
The pilgrimage, from Oct. 17 to 21, is an opportunity to learn about the details of the Civil Rights Movement and the Jim Crow Era in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
The cost is $100 to attend, and limited scholarships are available. Contact the Office of Student Development at 8-7205 for more details.
The trip is sponsored by the Manresa Project, the Center for Community Service, Intercultural Programs, and the Marquette University Excellence in Diversity Grant.
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16. Faculty and students to discuss “Jena 6” case and racism
Faculty and students will participate in “’Outspoken:’ Where Do We Go From Here?” a discussion about the “Jena 6” case and racism on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Reggie Jackson of the Black Holocaust Museum will serve as guest facilitator.
The “Jena 6” case refers to racial confrontations and criminal charges involving high school students in Jena, La., and the ongoing developments.
The program is sponsored by MUSG.
17. “Messmer Day” includes student panel discussion
Messmer High School alumni and Marquette students will discuss their majors and Marquette experiences during a panel discussion for the university’s first-ever “Messmer Day,” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 12:15 p.m. in Johnston Hall 303. The discussion is free and open to the public.
About 50 Messmer High School students will visit the Diederich College of Communication to interact with Marquette journalism, broadcast and theater students in journalism, as well as hear about communication careers and admissions. The day will culminate with the panel discussion.
About 90 percent of Messmer students go on to college, with an increasing
number participating in the Urban Journalism Workshop held at Marquette each summer and considering Marquette for their college career.
18. Register for Marquette Experience Retreat
Participants of the Marquette Experience XVII Retreat have the opportunity to learn about Ignatian teaching and reflect on their faith life at Marquette, from Friday, Oct. 26, to Sunday, Oct. 28.
Registration forms will be accepted until Monday, Oct. 8. Due to the popularity of this event, a lottery will be used to identify who will attend and who will be placed on a waiting list. The retreat cost is $45.
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19. Grief education series hosted by College of Nursing
The College of Nursing and The Institute for End of Life Care Education are offering three sessions on grief covering the difference between grief and mourning, traumatic grief and the caregiver’s role.
The program will be presented by Patrick Dean, M.Ed., director of the Wisconsin Grief Education Center and director of Grief Education Services for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee/Cemeteries division.
Programs are Oct. 17, 24 and 31, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:25 p.m., at Emory Clark Hall, room 117. Cost is $35 per session or $90 for all three.
RSVP by Oct. 3 to Nicole Dobson at 8-3802. Space is limited.
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20. Learn self-defense at free Public Safety classes
Public safety is offering several free self-defense classes this semester to teach techniques for escaping potentially dangerous situations. Designed for both male and female audiences, the classes combine a hands-on approach to learning self-defense techniques with information about national and local crime trends.
Monday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in AMU 227
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. in AMU 227
Friday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. in AMU 227
Register by calling Public Safety at 8-6800.
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21. She Loves Me is a story of love facilitated by mail
The Department of Performing Arts will present the musical comedy She Loves Me from Oct. 4 to 14 at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre.
She Loves Me, based on the book by Joe Masteroff, is set in a Budapest “parfumerie” in the 1930s. Two co-workers obviously frustrated with each other wind up being each other’s secret pen pal, corresponding through the Lonely Hearts column of the local newspaper.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting the theatre box office at 8-7504.
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22. Physical therapy offering $5 massages
The Department of Physical Therapy is holding a Massage-A-Thon until Friday, Oct. 12, in Schroeder Health Complex 397. Cost is $5 for every 15 minutes.
Appointments are available:
Mondays from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m.
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m.
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
E-mail Jennifer Allen for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
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23. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Oct. 1
• Demolition of the last column from the old Interchange will be completed early this week. There will still be some periodic breaking of concrete, but the entire old interchange has essentially been removed.
• The only night work this week will be pouring a bridge deck today, Oct. 1. This work is south of Straz tower and should not create much noise.
• The westbound lane and sidewalk of Wells Street will be closed from 10th to 11th streets on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• The city streetscaping contractor completed the final asphalt pavement on Wisconsin Avenue last week, restoring normal traffic lanes between 4th and 10th streets.
• A Grand Opening party for the 11th Street Mall will take place on Friday, Oct. 12.
• Looking south, the high, curving ramp for traffic from the south to the west will restore access on westbound I-94. The new ramp will be on the right and merge from the right, unlike the old one where both maneuvers were from the left. Exits and merges from the right are safer, smoother and increase traffic capacity.
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