Rev. Michael Maher, S.J., chair of the History Department at Gonzaga University, will present the 2008 Ciszek Lecture, “A Jesuit Education: Some Reflections from the Writings of St. Ignatius,” today, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Maher will examine three themes that have their foundation in St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Walter J. Ciszek Catholic Spirituality Collection and the Department of History.
The Manresa Project is seeking nominations for the 2009 First Year Reading Program. Since 2009-10 will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women attending Marquette University, Manresa is looking for a text that fits with the themes of access to education, opening doors to opportunity, the positive presence of women in all aspects of society and social justice. In addition, nominated texts should:
• be a relatively short narrative (no greater than 300 pages), preferably fiction;
• be compelling for student participation and academically appropriate for faculty participation;
• enable students to reflect on their own gifts, talents and values as a means of defining their own identity; and
• be able to tangibly connect to orientation, classes and Manresa Project programming.
Send nominations to Mary Ferwerda, assistant director of the Manresa Project, by Monday, Oct. 20.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate a “Women, Politics, and the Glass Ceiling,” panel Monday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, Eisenberg Memorial Hall.
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, State Representative Sue Jeskewitz, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and former State Senate Majority Leader Mary Panzer will address the issues and challenges facing women in the political arena, as well as progress in Wisconsin.
A brief reception will follow.
The Les Aspin Center will offer a 10-day study abroad opportunity in Kenya over winter break. In this three-credit course, students examine the manner in which culture, values and identity shape global and domestic politics in a developing democracy.
Applications are available online. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 15.
For more information, contact Meghan Lefeber.
The Department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar tomorrow, Oct. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Wai-Meng Kwok, associate professor of anesthesiology, pharmacology and toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present “Silent but Deadly: The Cardiac Iks Channel and its Pharmacological Modulation.”
The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry Building 121. Dr. Tadhg Begley, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University, will present “Thiamin: A Simple Cofactor with a Complex Pathway.”
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students tomorrow, Oct. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and more. A brief tour of the Law School led by a current law student will follow each session. No registration is necessary.
The department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will present three Hispanic films during the third annual Hispanic Film and Lecture series next week. All films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles and begin at 7 p.m. in Lalumiere Hall 176, followed by a discussion.
• Monday, Oct. 6 — La Otra Conquista; discussant: Dr. Dinorah Cortes-Velez, assistant professor of Spanish
• Tuesday, Oct. 7 — Bajo La Misma Luna; discussant: Dr. Pilar Bellver, assistant professor of Spanish
• Wednesday, Oct. 8 — La Habana: Arte Nuevo de Hacer Ruinas; discussant: Dr. Rolando Morelli, professor of Spanish studies, Villanova University
• Thursday, Oct. 9 — Feminine Voices in Contemporary Afrocuban Poetry; book presentation by Dr. Rolando Morelli
The Hispanic Film Series is free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Armando Gonzalez-Perez, professor of Spanish, at 8-7268 for more information.
The comedic animated feature Wall-E will be shown at the Varsity Theatre at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4. Admission is $2 with an MUID and $3 for general admission.
The 2008 edition of the Safety Resource Guide is now available online. The guide contains information about Department of Public Safety programs and services, as well as university policies concerning drugs and alcohol.