1. Haggerty Museum of Art receives three major collections

Works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are among the 135 pieces of photography and contemporary art, valued at $1 million, that have been donated to the Haggerty Museum of Art thanks to the generosity of three separate donors.

This is the first time the museum has been gifted three collections of this size and scope within one year. One of the collections was donated by Michael, Arts ’63, and Mary Tatalovich, Arts ‘64, of Milwaukee, who are donating 80 pieces of contemporary art.

The three collections are:
•  80 contemporary works from the Tataloviches.

•  30 photographs from famed New York street photographer Frank Paulin. This gift was given by the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York.

•  25 modern/contemporary photos donated by an anonymous collector.

Some of the works from the Silverstein and Tatalovich gifts have been exhibited already, and a large exhibition is being planned for summer 2012 of pieces from the Tatalovich Collection. The content of the 25 photographs from the anonymous collector easily integrate into the holdings of the Haggerty’s existing collection.

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2. Feingold joins Law School as visiting professor of law

Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold will join the Law School faculty as visiting professor of law beginning spring semester 2011. Feingold completed his third term in the U.S. Senate Jan. 3.

“Senator Feingold joins Marquette Law School with a substantial academic, legal and legislative background,” said Joseph D. Kearney, dean of law. “He will draw on all of this in working with students in their analysis of some of the most complex legal issues facing our nation and world today. I look forward to his service on our faculty.”

Feingold will teach an elective course, “Current Legal Issues: The U.S. Senate,” to upper-level law students. The course will examine constitutional aspects of the role of the United States Senate using recent public issues as guides, such as the appointment of senators to fill vacancies, filibuster rules and procedures, the Senate’s role in impeachment, constitutionality of legislation, and the constitutional relationship between the Senate and the executive branch. In addition to teaching, Feingold also plans to begin work on a book that will address national and international events of the last 10 years.

Feingold earned his undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a former Rhodes Scholar and an honors law graduate of both Oxford University and Harvard University. He practiced law for six years with two major Wisconsin law firms, and served in the Wisconsin Senate for 10 years prior to his election to the U.S. Senate.

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3. Young Scholar Award applications due Wednesday

Applications for the Way Klingler Young Scholar Award are due Wednesday, Jan. 12, and for the Way Klingler Fellowship Award Wednesday, Jan. 19.
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.

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.

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4. A Year with Frog and Toad begins this weekend

This year’s annual Theatre for Young Audiences play is the Tony-nominated musical, A Year with Frog and Toad, which follows two friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the grumpy Toad, through four seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

The performance, at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, will run:
• Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 22, and Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $11 can be purchased by contacting the box office at 8-7504.

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5. “How Should We Punish Murder?” is subject of Barrock Lecture

Jonathan Simon, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, will present “How Should We Punish Murder?” Monday, Jan. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall for the 2011 George and Margaret Barrock Lecture on Criminal Law.

Simon will discuss how the death penalty is dying out in the United States, but the end of capital punishment is leading to the need for principles to govern the power to punish those who are convicted of murder. In the United States, the rise of general incapacitation as the dominant purpose of punishment has produced sentences that are far in excess of international and historic American standards, according to Simon. He will suggest that these sentences help anchor a structure of imprisonment that appears unjust and unsustainable, and will argue for a new version of selective incapacitation and propose a restructuring of murder law.

Simon’s books include Poor Discipline: Parole and the Social Control of the Underclass, 1890-1990 and Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear.

Register online. Space is limited.

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6. Campus library system unavailable Jan. 12

MARQCAT, the campus library system, will be unavailable due to maintenance Wednesday, Jan. 12. The system outage will affect law and Raynor Memorial libraries.

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7. SharePoint unavailable this weekend

SharePoint will be unavailable from noon Friday, Jan. 14, until 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, for an upgrade to SharePoint 2010. The upgrade has many improvements, including broader browser support, the ribbon interface and My Sites.

IT Services is holding a training session for site owners tomorrow, Jan. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cudahy 208. Registration is required.

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8. Spring 2011 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq

Faculty should access CheckMarq for the most up-to-date spring 2011 course classroom assignments. E-mail Marie Hegerty, associate registrar, or Robert Whaples, office associate in the Office of the Registrar, if unable to locate where a course is meeting. 

Once assigned, courses may not be moved without approval from the Office of the Registrar. Fill out the SOC Classroom Change web form to have a classroom assignment changed.

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9. Eight weeks of yoga classes offered

The Employee Wellness Program is offering a yoga class on Wednesdays from Jan. 19 to March 9, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer 050. The class, for beginners and intermediates, will cover basic yoga poses that participants can take into their everyday life.

Cost is $40 for eight weeks. Mats are provided, or participants can bring their own.

Register by contacting Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581. Space is limited.

Participants receive one punch on their Wellness Rewards punch card for each yoga class they attend. Every time an employee attends a qualifying employee wellness program, they’re eligible to receive a punch on a Wellness Rewards Card. Employees who complete a punch card with 10 punches earn a Wellness Reward Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing, from participating partners. Wellness Rewards Punch Cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs and from Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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10. Zipcar offering $45 in free driving

Zipcar, a car-sharing service offered at Marquette, is offering $45 in free driving with the $35 sign-up until March 1.

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).

To register, go online and enter the code “backtoschool2011.”

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11. News Briefs distributed on Tuesday next week

Due to university offices closing for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service next week, News Briefs will be distributed Tuesday, Dec. 18 (not Monday, Jan. 17), before resuming its twice-weekly schedule Jan. 20.

The submission deadline is noon Friday, Jan. 14, for the Jan. 18 edition.

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12. Free chili at Gesu blood drive

Church of the Gesu will mark the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with its annual Blood Drive and Chili-fest on Monday, Jan. 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Attendees are served free chili (including vegetarian choices) and whole grain bread.

Appointments can be scheduled online. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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