— March 3, 2008—
- Safety alert follow-up — suspect in custody
- Forums with provost candidates scheduled
- Writer-activist Linda Hogan to speak at “Evening with the Author”
- Microbial researcher to present Oliver H. Smith lecture
- Panel to discuss environmentally conscious development
- Several department colloquiums scheduled this week
- Law School holding information session
- “Digital imaging and scanning in D2L” to be held Friday
- Hallows Lecture to address interpretive judicial philosophy
- $5,500 peacemaking research grant deadline is March 10
- D2L unavailable March 17
- Faber Center holding Lenten series on spiritual exercises
- Gospel of John to be read for Lent
- Panel to discuss experience without health insurance
- Foreign film festival continues this week
- Brown bag lunch to cover Web site creation
- Hunger Clean Up to host “Sample the Soups”
- “Grow” session to address recognition and rewards
- Toothbrush and toothpaste donations needed
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 3
1. Safety alert follow-up — suspect in custody
Early Sunday morning, March 2, the Milwaukee Police Department took one subject into custody for the robberies that occurred on Saturday morning. The suspect and vehicle descriptions and vehicle license plate provided by one of the victims were instrumental in the apprehension.
The Department of Public Safety continues to urge Marquette students and employees to exercise common-sense precautions regarding safety and to take full advantage of such DPS services as LIMOs and blue light phones.
2. Forums with provost candidates scheduled
The Provost Search Committee will hold open forums with each of the candidate finalists beginning next week. The 90-minute forums are open to all members of the Marquette community.
Monday, March 10, 5:30 p.m., AMU Ballroom C — Dr. Samuel Attoh, dean of the graduate school, Loyola University Chicago
Tuesday, March 25, 5 p.m., Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Suites — Dr. Marek
Dollár, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Miami University (Ohio)
Thursday, March 27, 5 p.m., AMU Ballroom C — Dr. John Pauly, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University
Curriculum vitae will be posted online prior to the open forums, which will be taped and posted on the university Web site. Opportunities for feedback will be presented at each session.
In addition to the open forums, each candidate will also meet with various groups, including the deans, representatives of the Board of Trustees, the University Academic Senate, MUSG, the vice provosts and academic planning and management team members, and the vice presidents and administrative planning and leadership team members.
Dr. Patrick Carey, chair of the search committee, expects the committee will make recommendations to Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., this spring so a new provost can be appointed and start in time for the 2008-09 academic year. “In selecting these finalists for campus interviews, the Search Committee is convinced that all three can identify with and articulate Marquette’s educational mission, and can lead us to the next level of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service,” said Carey. “We look forward to feedback from the Marquette family.”
3. Writer-activist Linda Hogan to speak at “Evening with the Author”
Linda Hogan, the author of eight books of poetry, three novels and two collections of essays, will speak at “An Evening With the Author,” tomorrow, March 4, at 6:30 p.m., in Cudahy 001. The program is free and open to the public.
Hogan, a Chickasaw writer, teacher and activist, has authored The Book of Medicines, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Mean Spirit, and Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World. She’s a volunteer and consultant for wildlife rehabilitation and endangered species programs and has published essays for The Nature Conservancy and Sierra Club.
The program is sponsored by the Marquette English Department, Intercultural Programs, the American Indian Student Organization and MUSG Diversity Commission.
4. Microbial researcher to present Oliver H. Smith lecture
Dr. J. William Costerton, professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry Center for Biofilms, will present “Microbial Biofilms in Nature and Disease” for the 22nd Annual Oliver H. Smith Memorial Lecture on Friday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Wehr Life Sciences Building 111 and is sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences.
Costerton’s research career has included studying the ultrastructure of bacterial cell surfaces and examining and stabilizing their extracellular polymers. More recently his research has included studies on cell-signaling and the genes involved in biofilm development. He is generally credited with the discovery that bacteria live predominantly in biofilm communities. He has published more than 600 papers in refereed journals, recently wrote The Biofilm Primer and is series editor for a set of 20 books about biofilms that will be published by Springer.
Dr. Oliver H. Smith joined the faculty of Marquette’s Department of Biology in 1963. Between then and his death at age 55 in 1985, Smith made many contributions to the department, the university and to the larger academic community in the genetics of Escherichia coli. His work led to appointments to national scientific committees and as a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health and at the Pasteur Institute of Paris.
5. Panel to discuss environmentally conscious development
The Les Aspin Alumni Council will host a panel discussion on environmentally conscious development and its role in Marquette University's future projects Tuesday, March 4, at 5 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B and C.
Panelists will discuss areas of sustainable development, current research, environmentally sustainable projects underway in the greater Milwaukee community and Marquette’s plans for environmentally conscious development. A question and answer session will follow.
• Laura Bray, executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc.
• Tom Ganey, university architect
• Dr. Mike Switzenbaum, professor and executive associate dean of the College of Engineering
For more information, call 8-4776.
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6. Several department colloquiums scheduled this week
The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar, “Current Topics in Prenatal and Cancer Genetics,” tomorrow, March 4, at 3:30 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building 121. This seminar will be presented by Sara Svendsen of the Breast Care Center and Amy Swanson of the Maternal Fetal Care Center of Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. RSVP at 8-7356.
Dr. Nancy Frank, associate dean of the department of urban planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present “Swimming Together: Collaborative Problem-Solving for Integrated Water Resource Management” on Thursday, March 6, at noon in Haggerty Engineering 119. Frank will discuss a collaborative approach to regional watershed management that is being implemented in the Lake Michigan basin and is based on an adaptive management strategy and new policy tools. The program is hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Dr. Sumana Chattopadhyay, assistant professor of communication, will present "On Becoming an Informed Voter: Understanding Young Citizens’ Campaign Interest, Media Diet, and Political Information Efficacy" on Friday, March 7, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the O’Sullivan Conference Room, Johnston Hall 303. The program is hosted by the Diederich College of Communication.
Dr. Michael Forster, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, will present “Does Every Philosophy Have a Skeptical Side?” for the Department of Philosophy’s colloquium Friday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m., in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B and C.
Dr. R.A. Weiss, professor of advanced materials and processing at the University of Connecticut, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Weiss will present on “Melt Intercalation/Exfoliation of Polystyrene-Sodium Montmorillonite Nanocomposites using Sulfonated Polystyrene Ionomer Copatibilizers.”
7. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, March 7, 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.
8. “Digital imaging and scanning in D2L” to be held Friday
The Center for Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services will present “Digital imaging and scanning in D2L” Friday, March 7, 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:
March 28 — Video and audio production in D2L
April 11 — Presentation technology, podcasting and visual literacy in D2L
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.
9. Hallows Lecture to address interpretive judicial philosophy
The Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will present “Lawmaking and Interpretation: The Role of an Article III Judge in the Constitutional Framework,” for the Law School’s E. Harold Hallows Distinguished Lecture. The lecture, on Monday, March 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Sensenbrenner 307, will examine cases with difficult interpretative questions that have led some judges to create new law rather than limiting themselves to their duty to say “what the law is.”
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10. $5,500 peacemaking research grant deadline is March 10
Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking is offering a $5,500 Rynne Research Grant to a full-time Marquette faculty member to advance research on an aspect of nonviolent peacemaking. The focus may range from interpersonal to international.
The award is intended to fund work for a two-month period during the summer of 2008. The application deadline is March 10.
11. D2L unavailable March 17
D2L, the university’s course management system, will be unavailable due to maintenance from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 17.
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12. Faber Center holding Lenten series on spiritual exercises
The Faber Center is sponsoring the Lenten Speaker Series featuring Associate Director of University Ministry Rev. Frank Majka, S.J. The series continues Wednesday, March 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU Ballroom D. Additional sessions will be held Wednesday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU room 380, and Thursday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be explored through “A Walk through the Spiritual Exercises.” Lunch will be provided. No RSVP is needed.
13. Gospel of John to be read for Lent
The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and Raynor Memorial Libraries will hold a reading of the Gospel of John on Wednesday, March 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites (lower level). The session will last about two and a half hours. Light refreshments will be provided.
Contact Dr. John Pustejovsky, interim dean, at 8-7230 for more information.
14. Panel to discuss experience without health insurance
Advocates for Health and Human Dignity will host “In Their Own Words: Living Without Health Insurance,” today, March 3, at 8 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B. Steve Ohly, manager of Walker's Point Community Clinic, a clinic that cares for the uninsured and underserved population on Milwaukee's south side, will discuss with a panel of uninsured members in the community what it is like to live without health insurance.
15. Foreign film festival continues this week
The Coalition of Language Honors Societies is hosting a Foreign Film Festival through Thursday, March 6. All films are free, open to the public and will be shown in the Weasler Auditorium.
March 3 — Water (India, 2005) at 6:15 p.m. and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Ancient Rome, 1966) at 8:30 p.m.
March 4 — Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Japan, 1990) at 6:15 p.m. and Machuca (Chile, 2004) at 8:30 p.m.
March 5 — Raja (Morocco, 2003) at 6:15 p.m. and After Midnight (Italy, 2004) at 8:30 p.m.
March 6 — Moolaadé (Burkina Faso, 2004) at 6:15 p.m. and The Lives of Others (Germany, 2006) at 8:30 p.m.
The festival is sponsored by MUSG, the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the Helen Way Klingler Arts & Sciences Student Council, the French-American Cultural Exchange, and La Città del Cinema.
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16. Brown bag lunch to cover Web site creation
ITS and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will co-sponsor a brown bag lunch on “A Web site for your project: how, what, how much, how soon?” Wednesday, March 5, from noon to 1 p.m., in Raynor Library, 320H.
The presentation will include information about creating a Web site that displays information on Marquette-related activities, including requesting assistance with Web sites; ITS and Office of Marketing and Communication expertise and assistance in Web planning and design; approved Web design vendors; and the department faculty profile pages. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Katherine Hughes-Durben, director of project planning and development; or Naheed Bleecker, director of support services.
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17. Hunger Clean Up to host “Sample the Soups”
The Hunger Clean Up Leadership Committee will host “Sample the Soups,” for Hunger Clean Up on Wednesday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the AMU Ballrooms.
Attendees who provide donations (suggested $5 to $10) at the event will receive three tickets to sample soups prepared and donated by Campus Kitchens — minestrone, African peanut stew, and salsa verde. Those who make donations will also receive a handmade bowl donated by Wisconsin potter Jean Wells.
18. “Grow” session to address recognition and rewards
Jeanne Rufflo, of Rufflo Consulting, Milwaukee, will present a high-impact recognition and reward strategies workshop, Thursday, March 6, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Raynor Library, Beaumier Conference Room C.
This “Grow with Marquette” workshop will cover strategies that foster a positive work environment, improve productivity and boost job satisfaction. Content will include managing and supervising techniques, recognition strategies to best support the success of employees and techniques for maximizing the impact of positive feedback.
Rufflo is a training and organizational development consultant with 17 years of experience in business and human resources.
E-mail to register. Space is limited.
19. Toothbrush and toothpaste donations needed
Physical Therapy Student Council is collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste through Friday, March 7, for the Global Medical Brigades medical mission trip to Honduras. Supplies are given to Hondurans in isolated communities who do not have access to healthcare.
A collection box is located in the PT office, Schroeder Complex 346. For more information, e-mail MaryRose Luciano.
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20. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 3
• Steel beams will be installed overnight Wednesday and Thursday, March 5 and 6, for the entrance ramp from 11th and Wisconsin Avenue to southbound I-43/94 to westbound I-794. There may be some distant noise and lights south of Straz Tower.
• The Interchange Project is now gearing up for the 2008 and final construction season. The contractor was able to nearly complete all scheduled, cold-weather work necessary prior to the summer work, which will include paving roadways and pouring bridge decks. Winter construction work includes foundation work, beam installation and bridge decks. Tory Hill between 10th and 11th streets will be closed for repaving by the end of March.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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