— April 10, 2008 —
- Marburg lecturer to discuss persistent poverty
- President of Free the Slaves to discuss human trafficking
- Marquette hosting Wisconsin Black Historical Society exhibit
- Diversity grants available from the Office of the Provost
- Summer reserve requests due tomorrow
- Committee on Staff election ballots due Monday
- Fall 2008 faculty review period announced
- Tuition tax deduction instructions needed for Form 1040
- Reconciliation service scheduled
- Math department holding colloquium
- Mike Gousha to talk about nature of news business and media
- Haggerty Museum to close for re-installations
- Band or DJ needed for Marquette event
1. Marburg lecturer to discuss persistent poverty
The Department of Economics and the Center for Global and Economic Studies 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.
2. President of Free the Slaves to discuss human trafficking
Dr. Kevin Bales, award-winning author and president of Free the Slaves, a non-governmental organization dealing with modern slavery, will discuss “The Challenge of Modern Day Slavery” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in AMU Ballroom CD. This free, public lecture is hosted by the Center for Transnational Justice and will address issues ranging from human trafficking to debt bondage.
Bales will also speak at Soup with Substance at noon on Wednesday, April 16, in AMU 163.
Bales co-founded Free the Slaves and now serves as its president. The organization works with liberators worldwide to help free the estimated 27 million slaves around the globe. Free the Slaves’ research shows there are more slaves now than at any other point in history, citing population explosions in developing countries, rapid global social and economic changes, and government corruption as reasons for the resurgence.
Emeritus professor of sociology at Roehampton University in London, Bales published Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy in 1999, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The book was based on the first-hand, in-depth study of five slave-based “businesses” in five different countries.
3. Marquette hosting Wisconsin Black Historical Society exhibit
Raynor Memorial Libraries will present the opening of March on Milwaukee: More Than One Struggle, a traveling exhibit of historic photographs documenting the civil rights movement in Milwaukee, Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the lower level of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library. The event is free and open to the public but preregistration is needed by calling 8-7256.
The event will culminate at 7 p.m. with a keynote lecture, “We Will Show the World What it has Never Seen Before: Milwaukee’s African American Community, 1919-1939,” by Dr. David F. Krugler, associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Designed by the WBHS, “March on Milwaukee” examines both the leaders and the seminal events of the 1960s civil rights movement, including open housing legislation, school desegregation and the 1967 civil disturbances in the central city. Marquette students enrolled in “History 191: Technology for Historians” have developed additional interpretive materials for the exhibit.
Following the event, the exhibit will move to the main lobby of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library where it will be on display through Friday, May 9.
4. Diversity grants available from the Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost is offering diversity funds to further the university’s efforts to create a richer and more diverse community on campus. These grants are intended to provide small start-up or shortfall funds for a variety of projects or events.
These funds include Marquette Excellence In Diversity Grants, Curriculum Enhancement Grants, and the Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Chair. The application deadline for each is April 25.
The determination of awards will be made by a selection committee under the auspices of the associate provost for diversity.
For more information, contact Dr. Keenan Grenell, associate provost for diversity, at 8-8030.
5. Summer reserve requests due tomorrow
The deadline for faculty to submit summer reserve requests is tomorrow, April 11.
Faculty may also place class reserve requests for fall 2008-2009 no later than July 1.
Obtaining copyright permissions can require substantial time, so to ensure that materials will be available for the beginning of each term, faculty should make their requests before the appropriate deadlines.
Contact the Class Reserve Desk at 8-7253 for more information
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6. Committee on Staff election ballots due Monday
Ballots for the election of Committee On Staff area representatives have been sent by campus mail to eligible support staff. Ballots are due at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.
Voters for Office of the Provost representatives (green ballots) are allowed to vote for up to three candidates. There was a printing error on the ballots.
Contact Chris Pivonka, reserves supervisor at Raynor Memorial Libraries, at 8-8760 for more information.
7. Fall 2008 faculty review period announced
Fall 2008 classroom assignments are now posted in CheckMarq. Faculty should access CheckMarq (term 1280) and review their course classroom assignments during the review period ending April 15.
In a new process for fall 2008 review sessions, faculty can also request classroom space for fall term review sessions from the Office of the Registrar until April 15.
Submit the online form to request a classroom change and a classroom for fall review sessions.
8. Tuition tax deduction instructions needed for Form 1040
Students, parents and employees who paid qualified tuition and fees and intend to claim the federal tuition tax deduction for calendar year 2007 will have to include the amount of tuition tax deduction on Form 1040. For line 34, “Tuition and fees deduction. Attach Form 8917,” claim the deduction for college tuition and fees by writing the letter “T” on the line and enter the eligible amount (for example, “T 4,000”). You cannot take this deduction on Form 1040 A.
The Internal Revenue Service’s Publication 970 details information about tax benefits and deductions needed to complete income tax forms.
9. Reconciliation service scheduled
University Ministry will hold a reconciliation service Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel of the Holy Family, on the second floor of the AMU. A communal prayer service will begin the evening, followed by the opportunity for individual confession.
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10. Math department holding colloquium
Ph.D. candidate Shivani Ratnakumar will present a colloquium for the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at 4 p.m. tomorrow, April 11, in Cudahy 401. Ratnakumar will discuss “A Markov Chain method for identifying optimal registration points in live left atrial fluoroscopy images.”
11. Mike Gousha to talk about nature of news business and media
Raynor Libraries will hold a spring colloquium, “Mike Gousha Reflects on the Media,” Tuesday, April 15, at 2 p.m., in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites, lower level. Gousha, award-winning journalist and distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will discuss the many changes in the news business, the changing nature of how news is delivered and highlights from his career. Light refreshments will be served.
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12. Haggerty Museum to close for re-installations
The Haggerty Museum of Art will close to the public April 14 to 23 for re-installations. The museum will reopen Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. with Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos: Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown, The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration and three permanent collection exhibitions from the newly launched Re-seeing the Collection Series: Old Masters from the Haggerty Museum of Art, Roy Lichenstein Prints and Portraits of Women.
William Hogarth: British Satirical Prints and “The Grandeur of God”: Photographs by Don Doll, S.J., exhibitions continue through Sunday, April 13.
13. Band or DJ needed for Marquette event
The Counseling Center is recruiting a DJ or band to donate entertainment for Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, an event benefiting area domestic violence prevention programs. The event will be held Sunday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Marquette.
Contact Dr. Bridgette Hensley, psychologist, at 8-7172, for more information.
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