1. Immigration, Sacco and Vanzetti to be discussed tomorrow

Dr. Kevin Boyle, National Book Award-winning historian, will re-examine the controversial 1927 executions of two Italian-American anarchists for the 19th Annual Klement Lecture at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 5, in Cudahy 001. Boyle, professor of history at Ohio State University, will present “The Glorious Dead: An American Ordeal,” exploring the case of Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti and applications to current debates over immigration and terrorism.

For more information contact Dr. Alison Clark Efford, assistant professor of history.

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2. Two "On the Issues" events at Law School this week

The Law School is hosting two events this week for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha.”

Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause Wisconsin, and Rick Esenberg, professor of law, will discuss the role of money in political campaigns Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

The first joint campaign appearance of J.B. Van Hollen and Scott Hassett, candidates for Wisconsin attorney general, will take place Thursday, Oct. 7, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Van Hollen, the Republican incumbent, was first elected attorney general in 2006. Hassett is a trial attorney and former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Register online. Seating is limited.

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3. Employees asked to update race/ethnicity data by Wednesday

All Marquette employees should update their race/ethnicity information in MyJob by Wednesday, Oct. 6. Employees were sent an e-mail from Human Resources Sept. 22 with the subject line “Race/Ethnicity Data Collection,” asking them to update their data.

Marquette University, like all educational institutions, is required to report aggregate race/ethnicity data to the U.S. Department of Education each year. Effective for fall 2010, the U.S. Department of Education is requiring all colleges/universities to change the way race/ethnicity data is collected and reported for employees and students. Student data is collected at registration.

It’s very important that all employees update their information. Doing so will help ensure that Marquette University continues to qualify for certain types of federal, state and other aid as well as awards, grants and honors based on these data. It should take less than two minutes to update your data.

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4. Marquette Wind Ensemble performing free concert Saturday

The Marquette Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Erik Janners, director of music, will give its first full concert of the year Saturday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The ensemble, Marquette's top-level wind band, will perform a mix of band music including the Wisconsin premiere of Gagarin, which chronicles the story of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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5. Performance about 12th century prophetess and composer is Sunday

The Medieval Studies Minor, Church of the Gesu and Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures are co-sponsoring “Hildegard of Bingen and the Living Light,” Sunday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Gesu.
Through song and readings, international mezzo soprano Linn Maxwell will embody the life of the 12th century German prophetess, healer and composer. Maxwell will accompany herself on authentic medieval instruments, including psaltery, organistrum and harp, as she performs seven of Hildegard’s original songs and recites from letters and writings authored by the abbess.
Ahead of her time and in a male-dominated world, Hildegard challenged the established authority of the Church, both philosophically and musically.
The program is free and open to the public.

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6. Race and housing in Milwaukee to be discussed

Two authors and two local community activists will participate in a forum on race issues Monday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suites BC. Sociologist Matthew Desmond, author of The Theory of Racial Domination and Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty; historian Patrick Jones, author of The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee; and William Tisdale and Carla Wertheim of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, will focus on housing issues and race relations in Milwaukee.

The program is sponsored by the Institute for Urban Life, the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, McGee Lecture Series, and the Department of History. A reception will follow.

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7. Faculty to share how they arrived at their research focus

Dr. Michael Donoghue, Phylis Ravel and Dr. Ed Yaz will share the paths they followed to their research focus in the “One Thing Led to Another,” series Tuesday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A.

•  Donoghue, assistant professor of history, will present "A Funny Thing Happened at The Panama Canal: Adventures on the Isthmus 2002-2005"

• Ravel, artistic associate professor, will present “What did you really want to be when you grew up? Oops! What I really meant was: What did the people you cared about want you to be?”

• Yaz, chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, will present “An Unintended Expedition in Unfamiliar Territory”

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 and Research and Sponsored Programs and Manresa for Faculty with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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8. Jesuit to present "Ecojustice and Creation Care"

Rev. John Coleman, S.J., associate pastor of Saint Ignatius Church in San Francisco, will present “Ecojustice and Creation Care” Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium for the Gathering Points Lecture series. Father Coleman, the former Charles Casassa Professor of Social Values at Loyola Marymount University, lectures and writes about environmental topics.

The series features topics on the contemporary Catholic Church and is sponsored by Marquette and Church of the Gesu.

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9. Application guidelines for faculty development awards now available

Application guidelines for the Way Klingler Faculty Development Awards are now available. The program provides awards to advance research and scholarship.

Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement — One award of up to $20,000 will be given to the selected project team for one fiscal year to foster 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. Application deadline is Dec. 1.
Way Klingler Young Scholar Award — Up to two awards will be given for 2011-12 to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third-year review. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover up to 50 percent of annual salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. Application deadline is Jan. 12, 2011.

Way Klingler Fellowship Award — One award, the Way Klingler Humanities Fellow, will be made in 2011 and the competition for 2012 will be for the Way Klingler Science Fellowship. The humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The application deadline is Jan. 19, 2011.

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10. Cyberinfrastructure topics sought for local conference

Session topics and other ideas for are being sought by the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science for the first-ever Wisconsin Cyberinfrastructure Day. Marquette is a co-sponsor of the event, which will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday, Nov. 5.

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and Internet2, this conference will be relevant to all disciplines and will include presentations from the sciences, engineering and the digital humanities. Researchers at both public and private Wisconsin institutions of higher education will discuss how they are using cyberinfrastructure — tools, networks and services that balance people, technology, processes and data to support their research.

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11. O’Hear appointed to Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission

Michael O’Hear, professor of law and associate dean of the Law School, will begin a five-year term on the City of Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission when he takes the oath of office Thursday, Oct. 7. His appointment by Mayor Tom Barrett was approved last month by the Milwaukee Common Council with a vote of 14-0.

The commission oversees all aspects of Fire Department and Police Department operations, setting overall policy as the citizens’ voice in police and fire matters. Kathy Hein, assistant director of the Aspin Center for Government, is also a commissioner.

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12. Biology, chemistry and math colloquiums are Friday

The Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry will co-host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 8, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111. Dr. Vern Schramm, professor of biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present “Design of New Drugs from Enzymatic Transition States.”

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium Friday, Oct. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Jie Yu, assistant professor of water resources/environmental engineering at North Carolina State University — Raleigh, will present “Wave-Current Interaction and Nearshore Circulation.”

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13. Blood drive to be held Oct. 11

The All University Blood Drive will take place Monday, Oct. 11, in AMU Ballrooms A & B from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Schedule an appointment online. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information contact Foluke Akanni.

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14. Follow Marquette updates online

Marquette community members can get information and stay up-to-date with Marquette happenings through multimedia and social networks. Connect with Marquette through:

Marquette on Twitter – in 140 characters or less.

Marquette’s Facebook page, as well as many Marquette departmental pages. Nearly 11,700 fans follow Marquette’s Facebook page.

Marquette News Center — RSS subscription available to receive university news announcements.

Marquette’s YouTube channel, where viewers can watch, rate and comment on videos about Marquette.

Videos of key thought leaders speaking on campus on the Difference Network.

Marquette photos on Flickr.

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15. Safety guide and fire safety report available online

The 2010 edition of the Safety Resource Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report have been posted online. Printed copies of the guide are available at the Department of Public Safety, Parking Structure 1.

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