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. 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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4. “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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5. 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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6. Resident assistant applications due Jan. 19

Applications to be an Office of Residence Life resident assistant during the 2011-12 academic year are due Thursday, Jan. 19.

For more information contact ORL at 8-7208.

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7. Spring 2011 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq

Students should access CheckMarq to find the most up-to-date spring  2011 course classroom assignments. They should contact the department offering the course if unable to locate where a course is meeting.

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8. Bring formal attire back from break for Winter Flurry

Students should bring back their formal attire after the winter break for the annual Winter Flurry Snowball Dance, Friday, Jan. 21. This year’s theme for Winter Flurry week, Jan. 17-22, is “Snowed In."

Winter Flurry 2011: Snowed In, sponsored by the Office of Student Development, features a week of activities to kick off the spring semester.

Events include a tailgate before the MU/DePaul game, a "Gamers' Paradise" night with laser tag, the annual Spotlight Talent Show, Snowball, and a Late Night featuring an ice skating rink and music headlined by the a cappella group Six Appeal.

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9. Bring unwanted books back from break for book swap

Marquette will host a book swap for readers of all ages from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in the AMU second floor lobby.

Participants bring gently used books of all kinds and will be allowed to take home half as many books as they provide, up to a maximum of five books. Students are encouraged to return to campus from break with unwanted books for the book swap.

Marquette students will be on hand to help with young children to allow families to participate. The students will also help arrange books by theme and reading level to help participants find books.

The book swap is coordinated by Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English. In the spirit of Jesuit hospitality, FAME seeks to support a community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni/ae and friends through public readings, speakers, social occasions and community service.

For more information about the book swap or FAME, contact the Department of English at 8-7179.

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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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