— April 7, 2008—
- History Department hosting Casper Lecture tonight
- Inaugural Sances lecture examines his legacy
- Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent to share his MPS vision
- Marburg lecturer to discuss persistent poverty
- 100th anniversary of Marquette’s first Olympian marked with free program
- Chemistry, engineering and biological sciences hosting speakers
- Students experiencing stomach flu
- Marquette Night at the symphony is April 17
- Presentation technology in D2L to be presented Friday
- National Poetry Month celebration to be held in Raynor Library
- Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale to be performed at Helfaer Theater
- Law School holding information sessions
- Photographs by Don Doll featured through this weekend
- “The Hidden Wounds of War” to be presented at Gesu
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 7
1. History Department hosting Casper Lecture tonight
Dr. Julia Clancy-Smith, associate professor of history at the University of Arizona, will speak about “Where Elites Meet: Households, Harem Visits, and Sea-Bathing in Pre-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1830-1881” for the Annual Reverend Henry W. Casper, S.J., Lecture.
This free, public lecture will be held today, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in David Straz Hall 105.
Clancy-Smith has authored or edited Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904); Domesticating the Empire: Gender, Race, & Family Life in the Dutch and French Empires; and North Africa, Islam, and the Mediterranean World from the Almoravids to the Algerian War.
The annual Casper Lecture was inaugurated by the History Department in 1993 to honor Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., a long-time member of the history departments at Creighton and Marquette universities, retiring as professor emeritus from Marquette in 1974. The endowed annual lecture allows the department to invite internationally renowned historians to Marquette.
For more information, call 8-7217.
2. Inaugural Sances lecture examines his legacy
The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host the inaugural address of the Anthony Sances, Jr., Memorial Lecture at its symposium on Tuesday, April 8, in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. The symposium is free and open to the public.
The keynote address will take place at 1 p.m., followed by oral presentations from Ph.D. candidates at 2 p.m. and reception at 4 p.m.
The keynote speakers will be Dr. Dennis Maiman, professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Dr. Frank Pintar, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette and professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Maiman and Pintar, former students of Sances, will present “Injury Biomechanics from Head to Toe: The Legacy of Dr. Anthony Sances, Jr.”
Dr. Anthony Sances, Jr., former professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette, had a passion for the scientific study of human body trauma. He began collaborative laboratory work in 1964 with physicians and other scientists from what was then the Marquette University School of Medicine (now the Medical College of Wisconsin).
RSVP by Monday, April 7, to Brigid Lagerman, associate chair of biomedical engineering, at 8-7856.
3. Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent to share his MPS vision
Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent William Andrekopoulos will be the guest for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” at the Law School on Thursday, April 10, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., in Sensenbrenner Hall 325. Andrekopoulos will share his vision for the state’s largest school district and take questions from the audience.
Andrekopoulos will discuss the direction of Milwaukee Public Schools and how to improve academic performance and raise graduation rates. He has been an educator for 27 years and has served as the superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools since August 2002.
Podcasts for all “On the Issues” events are available on the law school Web site shortly after each event.
4. Marburg lecturer to discuss persistent poverty
The Department of Economics will present the 2008 Marburg Memorial Lecture on Monday, April 14, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. James P. Ziliak, Gatton endowed chair in microeconomics and director of the center for poverty research at the University of Kentucky, will discuss “Human Capital, Social Policy, and the Challenge of Persistent Poverty in America.”
A reception will follow in the AMU Lunda Room.
5. 100th anniversary of Marquette’s first Olympian marked with free program
"Marquette's First Olympian: John J. Brennan and the 1908 Olympics" is the subject of a lecture by Dr. Harvey Sobocinski, Arts ’72, Grad ’74 and Grad ’80, former faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Marinette Center and UW-Sheboygan Center, on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Prucha Reading Room of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library.
The Department of Special Collections and University Archives will host this program about Brennan, one of 76 members on the 1908 U.S. Olympic team, who participated in the broad jump, high jump and triple jump at the London Games. The event is free and open to the public, but public members must pre-register by calling 414-288-7256.
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6. Chemistry, engineering and biological sciences hosting speakers
The Department of Chemistry will host a colloquium at noon, Thursday, April 10, in Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Lihong V. Wang, Gene K. Beare distinguished professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University, St. Louis, will present “Photoacoustic tomography: High-resolution in vivo imaging at new depths.” Photoacoustic imaging technologies are used for early-cancer detection and functional imaging by physically combining non-ionizing electromagnetic and ultrasonic waves. Unlike ionizing X-ray radiation, non-ionizing electromagnetic waves, such as optical and radio waves, pose no health hazard and reveal new contrast mechanisms.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host a seminar Thursday, April 10, at noon in Haggerty Engineering 119. John Siczka, project engineer at CH2M Hill, Milwaukee, will present “Chemically Enhanced Clarification for Improved Treatment of Wet-Weather Flows.”
The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar Friday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Jung-Ja P. Kim, professor of biochemistry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present "Burning Fat: Structural Basis for substrate Specificity in Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenases."
7. Students experiencing stomach flu
Marquette Student Health Service has received recent reports of students becoming ill with stomach-related symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhea. SHS has no reason to believe this illness is food borne; rather it is viral gastroenteritis (commonly called the “stomach flu”), which has not only infected the Marquette campus, but the metro Milwaukee area as well. Symptoms generally last one or two days. Treatment includes resting and drinking room temperature clear fluids (such as water or Gatorade) as tolerated to maintain hydration. There is no medication currently available that will treat viral gastroenteritis.
Since this illness is contagious, frequent and effective hand-washing (before eating and after using the restroom) is essential to prevent spreading the illness.
Additional information is available from the Centers for Disease Control.
8. Marquette Night at the symphony is April 17
Reduced-priced tickets are available to the Marquette community for Marquette University Night at the Symphony, Thursday, April 17, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. Tickets are 25 percent off, ranging from $16.25 to $31.25.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance of Holst’s The Planets will begin at 7 p.m. with a welcome from Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication. It will be preceded by a reception with free appetizers in the Anello Atrium at 5:30 p.m. and followed at 8:30 p.m. by a complimentary dessert bar and drink specials at the InterContinental Milwaukee. Call Sarah at 414-226-7836, using promotional code 9133, for tickets.
9. Presentation technology in D2L to be presented Friday
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Presentation technology, podcasting and visual literacy in D2L” Friday, April 11, in Raynor Library 320H, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The presentation is part of a D2L e-teaching workshop series focusing on a variety of course design and multimedia resources to enhance teaching in D2L. A certificate is presented to participants who complete all seven sessions. The e-teaching workshops are offered every semester, so it is not necessary to attend all seven sessions in one semester.
Additional sessions this semester will include:
April 25 — Special topics: promising new products
May 2 — Project presentations of D2L enhance courses
Participants do not need to formally register, but an e-mail to Dave Buckholdt or Jon Pray indicating intent to participate would be appreciated.
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10. National Poetry Month celebration to be held in Raynor Library
The Office of International Education, the Department of Foreign Languages and Raynor Libraries will sponsor an international poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month on Wednesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Raynor Library 301. Attendees can read or listen to foreign language poetry. Drop-ins are welcome and light refreshments will be available. Interested readers should bring an English translation to share and contact Dr. Jason Meyler, assistant professor of Spanish, to schedule a time to read.
11. Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale to be performed at Helfaer Theater
The Department of Performing Arts in the Diederich College of Communication will present Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale, directed by Maureen Kilmurry, at Helfaer Theater:
• Thursday, April 10, to Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, April, 13, at 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 16, to Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets for Thursday and Friday shows are $15, $13 for seniors and $8 for students. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday shows are $18, $16 for seniors and $8 for students. Wednesday, April 16, is Great $5 Night.
E-mail or call 8-7504 to purchase tickets.
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12. Law School holding information sessions
The Law School will host an information session on part-time legal education Wednesday, April 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Sensenbrenner Hall 239. The session is for individuals interested in attending law school part-time. Topics will include curriculum, day/evening class schedules, admission requirements and financial aid. Register online.
The Law School will also host an information session for prospective students Friday, April 11, beginning at 12:30 p.m., Sensenbrenner Hall 245. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
13. Photographs by Don Doll featured through this weekend
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art exhibition “The Grandeur of God: Photographs by Don Doll, S.J.," runs through Sunday, April 13.
This photography exhibition, inspired by the Gerard Manley Hopkins 1877 poem God’s Grandeur, features more than 60 of Doll’s Native American images, panoramas along the Lewis and Clark Trail, Jesuits assisting refugees in Uganda, Sudan and Eastern Europe, landmine victims in Angola and Tsunami survivors in India and Sri Lanka.
Don Doll, S.J., is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic and a number of the Day in the Life of ... books. Doll was introduced to photography and the Lakota people when he was assigned to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota as a young Jesuit. Doll has photographed two books on Native Americans, Crying for a Vision and Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation.
14. “The Hidden Wounds of War” to be presented at Gesu
Gesu Parish will host two speakers for “The Hidden Wounds of War” Saturday, April 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in Father Herian Hall in the Gesu Parish Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Dr. John D. Zemler, visiting assistant professor of theology, disabled American veteran and survivor and healing advocate of post-traumatic stress disorder, will present “Soul Lost, Soul Found: Finding God in a PTSD Destroyed World.” Dr. Wanda Zelmer-Cizewski, associate professor of theology and spouse of a PTSD survivor, will discuss “Tiger’s Whisker’: PTSD from the Spouse’s Point of View.”
This program will extend beyond pro- and anti-war sentiments to cover the ongoing sacrifices lived by soldiers coming home with a syndrome that has the potential to impair them for life.
15. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 7
• The detour route to enter parking Lot-R/RR, behind Straz Tower/Rec-Plex, from the east has been modified by the contractor:
Left at 8th Street, one block south to McCauley
Right on McCauley, one block west to 9th Street
Right on 9th Street, across Michigan, into the lot
This route is marked for university access only. The pothole will be patched.
• Pavement work continues behind Straz Tower this week.
• Overnight bridge work will take place through Friday, April 11, south of Straz Tower, consisting of beams and deck pours.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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