1. Father Wild, Mike Gousha and Janine Geske honored by Messmer Schools

Messmer Catholic Schools will honor President Robert A. Wild, S.J.; Distinguished Professor of Law Janine Geske; and Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy Mike Gousha at its Portraits in Leadership Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 4, at The Pfister Hotel. 

Father Wild will be honored with the Special Honoree Award for his outstanding contributions to the city, state and nation as president of Marquette. “Father Wild has touched the lives of tens of thousands of young people and helped secure their bright futures by his actions and deeds,” said Rev. Bob Smith, president and CEO of Messmer Catholic Schools. “His efforts in that regard have completely transformed the Marquette landscape and have enhanced the educational opportunities available to the students of Wisconsin, including hundreds of Messmer graduates.”

Geske is being honored with the Bishop's Chair Award for her groundbreaking work in the world of restorative justice, an approach to the problem of crime and harmful behavior that focuses on creating safer communities and healing for those who have been victimized.

Gousha will receive the Christian Faith and Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have let their faith lead them in their lives, and who in turn, lead by example with their own good deeds.

Tickets are available by contacting Richard Anderson, financial aid & choice director/alumni coordinator, at 414-264-5440.  

Messmer Catholic Schools salutes its leaders, contributors and supporters at the dinner, with financial support benefiting scholarship and financial aid programs for Messmer students.

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2. Marquette professors to analyze election results with students

Political science professors will analyze the results of the Nov. 2 election with Marquette students in Todd Wehr Chemistry 111-113, starting at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Assistant Professors Julia Azari, Steve Engel and McGee Young will offer ideas and insight into the results and answer questions from students as the results are being reported. The professors will focus on both local and national races. Food and refreshments will be provided and prizes will be awarded for the best election predictions. 

The event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, College Democrats, College Republicans, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honorary, the Les Aspin Center for Government and the Political Science Graduate Students Association.

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3. Harvard professor to present Marburg Lecture

Dr. Robert Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and visiting professor of public policy at the University of Manchester, England, will present the College of Business Administration’s Marburg Lecture, “American Grace,” Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. A former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Putnam will discuss his new book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which is based on two of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America.

Register online.

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4. Hefti, Johnson and Peterson to share how they arrived at their research focus

Dr. Arthur Hefti, Dr. Mike Johnson and Dr. Jane Peterson will share the paths they followed to their research focus in the “One Thing Led to Another,” series Wednesday, Nov. 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suites BC.

•  Hefti, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the School of Dentistry, will present "Role Models"

• Johnson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will present “It’s my wife’s fault — how a family vacation led to talking with elephants”

• Peterson, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, will present “Seeds of Change: A Midwest Redux”

A free, light lunch will be served. Employees and graduate students are welcome. RSVP to Jennie Schatzman, office coordinator. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Manresa for Faculty with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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5. Zipcar partnership offers alternative transportation option

Marquette has launched a new partnership with Zipcar Inc., a car-sharing service. Zipcar is an alternative transportation option that provides cars that can be reserved by the day or hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program is available to students, faculty and staff members, ages 18 and older. Milwaukee community members at least 21 years old also have access to the program.

Gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance are included in the hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or for up to four days. Rates on all Marquette vehicles start as low as $8 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours).

The annual membership fee for anyone affiliated with Marquette is $35 and Marquette applicants receive $35 worth of free driving credit that applies toward their first month of driving.

Marquette Zipcars will be located in parking Lot G behind Zilber Hall.

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6. Lonergan Project events are this week

The Marquette Lonergan Project, Second Annual Colloquium "Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World" will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC.

Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology, will present the 2010 Doerr Lecture, "Social Grace and the Mission of the Word" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4.

Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., retired theology faculty member, will present classical "Christology and Social Justice: Why the Divinity of Christ Matters" at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5.

Dr. Danielle Nussberger, assistant professor of theology, will present "The Spirit of Truth: Receiving and Communicating the Word in Dialogue” at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5.

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7. Danny Pudi participating in campus events this week

The Diederich College of Communication will host Danny Pudi, Comm ’01 and star of the NBC show Community, for a live podcast, “Danny Pudi and the Farley brothers,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, at the AMU Annex. Pudi will also perform improv at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the AMU ballroom.

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8. Bill Frakes to discuss career, photography and digital technology

The Diederich College of Communication will host Bill Frakes, Sports Illustrated staff photographer, Friday, Nov. 5.

Frakes was a member of the Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of Hurricane Andrew. He also took a photo of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama playing one-on-one during a campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa.    

The event, which is sponsored by Apple, will begin with continental breakfast at 8:45 a.m. in Johnston 103, followed by information about digital hardware and software tools needed in today’s workplace.  

After lunch, also provided by Apple, Frakes will talk about his career and what students should do to prepare themselves for the working world. He will also cover workflow (preshoot, during and post production), the integration of stills, high def video and audio into multimedia presentations, and digital storytelling and how he uses the tools at his disposal, both low and high tech. The event is scheduled to conclude by 4:15 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Carole Burns, director of the Wakerly Technology Training Center in the Diederich College, by Thursday, Nov. 4. Space is limited.

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9. Sustainability panel features area business leaders

The College of Business Administration and CIRCLES will host “Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line” Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. The program will include a panel discussion followed by breakout sessions and networking. Panelists include Bud DeGraff, general manager of multi-vendor services at GE Healthcare; Arthur Gibson, vice president of environment, health and safety at Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Chris Librie, director of global sustainability at S.C. Johnson; Tom Murray, senior scientist in the Pollution Prevention Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Steve Yucknut, vice president of sustainability at Kraft Foods.

The event costs $10 and is open to the public. Register online.

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10. Perils of North American Indian boarding schools to be discussed

Marquette will host a program about North American Indian boarding schools Thursday, Nov. 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room.

Three speakers will present “If These Walls Could Talk: North American Indian Boarding Schools or a Ruse for Cultural Extermination,” about residential schools that generations of Indian children in both Canada and the United States attended. Speakers are:

• Theodore Fontaine, “a survivor of Canada’s genocidal policy,” who at the age of seven was taken from his home and family on Sagkeeng First Nation to a Catholic Mission School whose purpose was to “take the Indian out of the Indian.”

• Dr. Brenda Child, professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota and author of The Boarding School Seasons, about the long, lonesome seasons for many young boarders.

• Kelly Jackson, Lac du Flambeau tribal member, will discuss the hundreds of Indian children who died from sickness in these institutions. 

A reception will follow.

For more information contact Jacqueline Schram, public affairs office associate, at 8-3039.

The program is sponsored by the Office of Public Affairs, the Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, the Office of Student Affairs, the Department of English and the Educational Opportunity Program.

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11. NASA astronomer to discuss extraterrestrial ice and water

Anne Kinney, director of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Division, will present “The Wet Solar System; Polar Ice on the Earth and Moon, Water on Mars, and Oceans on Europa and Titan” as the sixth annual Rev. George V. Coyne, S.J., Lecture in Astronomy & Astrophysics Thursday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Kinney will discuss the various forms of water found from Greenland to the moons of Saturn, in addition to water on Mars and the moons of Earth and Jupiter. While the theme of finding water sounds simple, the technologies NASA uses include laser ranging, neutron detection mass spectroscopy and magnetometry. Kinney will discuss how these technologies not only help NASA find the existence of water, but how they can be used to approximate the water’s depth and salt levels.

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12. Teaching Enhancement Award applications being accepted

The submission guidelines for the 2011 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Awards are now available. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2010.

This annual award is given to a team of two or more faculty to develop, implement and evaluate a specific teaching project. One award of up to $20,000 will be given to the selected project team for one fiscal year. The award fosters improvement in student learning within specific courses or clusters of courses. Projects for 2011-12 that feature innovations that promote active learning and/or the use of e-learning approaches are of particular interest.

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13. New Web function launched for Compendium submissions

Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource by Tuesday, Nov. 30. A new, more user-friendly Web form has been developed for faculty submissions.

Accomplishments that have occurred since June 2010 that did not appear in the summer issue of Compendium will be used to compile the next issue of Compendium, which will be distributed at the beginning of spring semester. Those accomplishments are also posted on Marquette’s research Web page.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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14. All Souls Ecumenical Prayer Service is tomorrow

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will hold an All Souls Ecumenical Prayer Service for employees and family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the past year Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. All faith traditions are welcome.

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15. Neuroscience, psychology, biology, math and chemistry colloquiums this week

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. David Stellwagen, associate professor of neuroscience at McGill University, Montreal, tomorrow, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 104J. He will present "TFNalpha in Synaptic Plasticity and Nervous System Function."

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall 104J. Dr. Stephen Franzoi, assistant chair and professor of psychology, will present “Gender Scholarship and Academic Freedom at Marquette University: Insights from the Jodi O’Brien Case.”

Dr. Dale Noel, professor of biological sciences, will present a Department of Biological Sciences colloquium Friday, Nov. 5. Noel will present “Making a House a Home: Rhizobial Molecules for Infecting Root Nodules and Pleasing the Host” at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Iain Bruce, teaching assistant in MSCS, will present “An Adjustment to SENSE Image Reconstruction through a SENSE-Isomorphism Theoretical Image Voxel Estimation (SENSE-ITIVE) Model: Statistical Properties and Implications.”

The Department of Chemistry will host a colloquium Friday, Nov. 5, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Torsten Fiebig, research associate professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, will present “Ultrafast Dynamics in the Molecules of Life — From Basic Research to Medical Applications.”

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16. Book fair to benefit Samís Hope Foundation

The Multicultural Business Organization will host a book fair Nov. 1-5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 3 in the AMU second floor lobby. The proceeds benefit Sam’s Hope Foundation, which will donate the books and profits to the Milwaukee Public Schools. The fair is co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Bucks, Sam’s Hope, Time Warner and Scholastic Book Fairs.

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17. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 5, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein 263. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A tour of the Law School will also be provided. No registration is necessary.

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