— January 22, 2008 —
- Tickets for Mission Week keynote panel now available
- Registration for human bite mark patterns program due today
- Law School holding information session
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Send your community involvement to Marquette Magazine
- Remote desktop access to change
- Free MATLAB software available
- Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit until Sunday
- Counseling Center recruiting suicide prevention trainers
- HAVEN Conversation Series hosts stalking presentation
- Club Kobudo to hold martial art demonstration and sample class
- Free workshop to address pastoral care for veterans
- Gesu Parish hosting Lenten Retreat
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 22
1. Tickets for Mission Week keynote panel now available
Tickets for the Mission Week keynote event,"War, Peace and People of Faith," are now available in Brooks Lounge, AMU first floor. Brooks Lounge hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11:30 p.m.
Soledad O’Brien of CNN will moderate the panel about how faith affects moral decision-making involving contemporary world conflict. The panel, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Varsity Theatre, will include:
• Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., editor-in-chief of America magazine and former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of International Justice.
• Dr. James Turner Johnson, professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers University.
• Rev. John Dear, S.J., former executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (largest interfaith peace organization in the United States) and author/editor of 25 books on peace and justice.
• Nicholas Coddington, former senior U.S. Army Intelligence officer with NATO Southern Region and senior officer deployed to Baghdad to establish the Iraqi Military Academy.
Tickets for the panel discussion are available while supplies last, with a limit of two tickets per Marquette ID. Beginning Jan. 30, remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact the Office of Mission and Identity at 8-1881 for more information.
2. Registration for human bite mark patterns program due today
Dr. Thomas Radmer and Dr. L.T. Johnson, School of Dentistry, and Dr. Daniel Blinka, Law School, will present the use of human bite mark patterns in the identification of criminal suspects Thursday, Jan. 24, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the School of Dentistry, room 194.
They have studied the bite mark patterns of more than 400 volunteer subjects and have identified specific criteria for determining the probabilities of unique bite patterns in individuals. Their results indicate the uniqueness of an individual bite is similar in specificity to fingerprinting. The researchers will also present their research at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Washington, D.C., in February.
RSVP to Brian Hodgson by today, Jan. 22. A light lunch will be provided.
3. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 25, 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. 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.
4. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Hairong Guan, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Guan will speak on “Iron and Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydrogenation Reactions.”
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5. Send your community involvement to Marquette Magazine
The editors of Marquette Magazine are interested in showing the impact that faculty, staff and administrators have on the community. To help illustrate that impact in an upcoming article, the editors would like to compile a list of all the community, civic, faith and professional organizations for which employees serve on leadership boards or committees.
Send the name of the organization, the board or committee name and community (if applicable) by Monday, Jan. 28, to Nicole Sweeney Etter, writer/editor.
6. Remote desktop access to change
To increase the university’s information security, IT Services’ remote desktop access offerings to the Marquette network using Timbuktu or pcAnywhere will be discontinued as of Jan. 31, 2008. A secure form of remote desktop access using Remote Desktop Protocol in conjunction with a VPN client is offered instead. Users can contact the IT Services HelpDesk at 8-7799 for set-up assistance.
IT Services also reminds users that they should not store confidential or sensitive university information on non-university owned computers. The IT Services Information Security Policy is available online.
7. Free MATLAB software available
IT Services has purchased a campus-wide license for MATLAB, a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis and numeric computation.
The agreement consists of the standard configuration of the software (MATLAB, Simulink and 13 toolboxes) plus an additional 35 add-on toolboxes. The software can be installed on Marquette-owned computers of faculty, staff and computer labs. The license also allows for installation on faculty/staff personal machines.
A student license is also included with the campus-wide license and will contain the standard configuration. Faculty, staff and students can download this software and choose the appropriate link.
Contact the Help Desk at 8-7799 for additional information, to arrange for installation or to check out a copy of the software for home installation.
8. Marquette Maps featured in Field Museum exhibit until Sunday
Several maps from the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection at the Raynor Memorial Libraries are featured in the exhibition, “Maps: Finding Our Place in the World,” at The Field Museum, Chicago.
The exhibition runs through Jan. 27 and is the largest exhibition of maps ever organized in the United States, featuring more than 130 maps from 70 institutions. Marquette’s contributions include: “Thror’s Map” from The Hobbit and “Chart of times and distances” and “Birdseye View Depiction of Minas Tirith” from The Lord of the Rings.
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9. Counseling Center recruiting suicide prevention trainers
The Counseling Center is looking to expand the “Question, Persuade, Refer” suicide prevention training team and sustain the Link for Life suicide prevention program after grant funding ends.
Prospective QPR trainers must be able to attend a one-day, eight-hour training session and commit to facilitating at least three, two-hour QPR trainings per year. The next QPR “train the trainers” session is tentatively scheduled for March.
Marquette community members interested in being trained as a certified QPR trainer or would like to participate in a sustainability committee should contact Dr. Bridgette Hensley, psychologist, at 8-7172.
10. HAVEN Conversation Series hosts stalking presentation
This semester's HAVEN Conversation Series kicks off Thursday, Jan.24, at noon in AMU 163 with “Stalking and Love Persistence.” Dr. Michael Zebrowski, director of the Counseling Center, will host a candid discussion on stalking and how this crime has begun to shape the way we interact with and engage in our relationships with others.
Definitions of stalking, a comprehensive examination of stalking behaviors,
the increased popularity of Web-based communication resources among college students and the impact of stalking upon victims will be discussed.
For more information, contact Sue Cooper, crime prevention officer, at 8-6800.
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11. Club Kobudo to hold martial art demonstration and sample class
Club Kobudo will host a kobudo demonstration and sample class tomorrow, Jan. 23, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in AMU 163.
Attendees can view a variety of traditional Japanese martial art techniques demonstrated by students and try some basic self-defense (Goshin Jutsu) techniques. RSVP to Kobudo Club.
12. Free workshop to address pastoral care for veterans
“Pastoral Care for Returning Veterans,” a free workshop for pastors, pastoral workers, veterans and their families, will be held Friday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B. The purpose is to discuss and develop models of reaching out to meet the needs of those whose lives are changed by war.
Content will include:
• how to find and invite veterans to church-based “listening sessions”
• reaching veterans without church connections
• structuring listen sessions and involving congregations
• working with veteran families
• healing rituals, scriptures and sermons
The workshop is open to the public. Space is limited. E-mail Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor of theology, to register.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking.
13. Gesu Parish hosting Lenten Retreat
Gesu Parish will host its annual Lenten Retreat from Feb. 8 to 10. The director will be Rev. Thomas Manahan, S.J. There is no cost. To register, call 8-7101 by Friday, Feb. 1.
14. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 22
The city has added a left turn signal at 11th and Wisconsin Avenue for westbound traffic to foster pedestrian safety and to prevent traffic accidents. Be sure to follow the signals and use the safety island placed for the benefit of pedestrians in the intersection.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is beginning to put together design ideas for the Zoo Interchange Project. A Zoo Interchange Public Design Workshop will be held tomorrow, Jan. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Tommy Thompson Youth Center, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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