1. Brain Awareness Week events continue Friday

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center and the Milwaukee chapter of the Society for Neuroscience will host a seminar in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week titled, “Human Brain in Health and Disease,” Friday, March 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. The seminar, which is presented by Marquette researchers and is open to the public, will cover aging and memory, as well as obesity and spinal cord injuries.

For additional information or to reserve a spot, contact Diane Novotny, program coordinator and instructor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

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2. Department of Biomedical Engineering to host symposium

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host a symposium Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 202. The Anthony Sances, Jr., Memorial Lecture, titled, “Unique Technologies to Help Provide Safer Care for More Patients,” will be given by Dr. Kunter Akbay, principal engineer at GE’s Global Research Center in New York. He currently leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists studying hospital capacity and safety research initiatives at GE.

The lecture will be followed by oral presentations by doctoral candidates from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., also in Olin, 202, and a poster session and reception in Engineering Hall’s first floor commons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

RSVP to Brigid Lagerman, associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at 8-7856.

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3. Kick-off lecture Thursday for Lewis and Clark exhibition

A kick-off lecture in conjunction with the traveling Lewis and Clark exhibition currently on display in the lobby of Raynor Library will be held Thursday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Prucha Archives Reading Room. Dr. Frederick Hoxie, professor of history at the University of Illinois, will present, “Getting a Bicentennial Right: Who Cares?” Visit the Raynor Memorial Libraries’ website for additional information.

Marquette is the last stop for the five-year traveling exhibition on Lewis and Clark, which will be located in the lobby of Raynor Library until April 27.

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4. "Doing Difference Differently" faculty workshop will be held tomorrow

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a faculty development workshop titled, “Doing Difference Differently,” Tuesday, March 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B. One of the biggest challenges to any curriculum is that of “difference," and encouraging students to engage effectively with people who are different from themselves. This workshop will focus on intersections of identity and how an individual's experience and social location affects the ways in which they see and talk about others, as well as how others see and talk about them.

Register online, or by contacting Mary Grant, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0263.

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5. Gender Sexuality Alliance hosting panel discussion

Gender Sexuality Alliance will host a panel discussion, “Bringing the Rainbow to Marquette: Lessons from the Big Gay Conference,” Wednesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. The panel will aim to engage the campus community in dialogue around ongoing gender and sexuality issues, and will be moderated by Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor and assistant chair of the Department of Psychology.

Free refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by Multicultural Affairs. For additional information, contact Bin Han Ong.

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6. Newt Gingrich to speak at campaign rally on campus

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will speak at a campaign rally Thursday, March 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Gingrich will give a speech and answer questions from the audience. Tickets for this free event will be available after noon on Tuesday, March 27, in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. There is a limit of one ticket per MUID.

Gingrich's wife, Callista Gingrich, will also join him at the event, which is sponsored by College Republicans. For additional information, email Marquette College Republicans.

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7. Counseling Center offering series on mental health topics

The Counseling Center is offering a spring programming series on mental health topics that impact the campus community. The first program in the series, “The Truth about Autism and Asperger’s in College,” will be presented Wednesday, March 28, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001, by Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology and director of Marquette’s Autism Clinic and Dr. Dyani Saxby, postdoctoral fellow at the Counseling Center. After the presentation, audience members will be able to ask questions of an individual living with Asperger’s about his personal college experience.

For more information, contact Chris Daood, assistant director of the Counseling Center, at 8-7172.

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8. Lunch and learn session on psychology of innovation

The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will host a lunch and learn session about the psychology of innovation Friday, March 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in the 707 Building, 422. Jonathan Allan, associate director of innovation programs at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, will lead a discussion on using psychological strategies and persuasive techniques to help startups, non-profits and established companies bring about behavior changes they seek in their customers.

Free lunch will be served. For more information and to RSVP, contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, at 8-7337.

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9. Documentary screening with producer of Fambul Tok

The Center for Peacemaking is hosting a documentary screening of Fambul Tok, a film about healing in Sierra Leone following civil war, told through the eyes of perpetrators and victims, Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU, 163. After the film, Sara Terry, producer and director of the film, will discuss the film and its message about the power of forgiveness.

For more information about the movie, go online. For additional information about the event, contact the Center for Peacemaking at 8-8444.

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10. Campus Ministry hosting lecture, Tuesday Lenten Prayer

Campus Ministry will host a lecture titled, “The Stations of the Cross: Halting Places to Ponder the Passion and Death of Christ,” Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. Given by Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem, a Norbertine Canon of St. Norbert Abbey and assistant professor of art at St. Norbert College, the lecture will focus on how religious art offers a vision into the faith of the Catholic Church, as well as the evolution of the Christian imagination of the Stations of the Cross. This event is co-sponsored by the Church of the Gesu.

Campus Ministry is also offering a Tuesday Lenten Prayer on Tuesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. This short prayer service provides an opportunity to slow down and reflect upon the season of Lent.

For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director for liturgical programs, at 8-0522.

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11. Monthly Masses in Law School Chapel continue tomorrow

Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., assistant director of Campus Ministry and Law School chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the Law School’s St. Edmund Campion Chapel on the fourth floor of Eckstein Hall during the spring semester. Mass will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday, March 27
  • Tuesday, April 24

All members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend.

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12. $7 massages available at Massage-A-Thon

Physical therapy students will host a Massage-A-Thon through Friday, April 13, at Schroeder Health Complex, 397. Hours are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The cost is $7 for every 15 minutes, up to 60 minutes. Appointments can be scheduled by e-mail or online. Walk-ins are welcome, and cash or checks are accepted.

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13. Italian Club hosting free St. Joseph's Day Feast

Marquette’s Italian Club will host a St. Joseph’s Day Feast Tuesday, March 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Office of International Education on the fourth floor of Holthusen Hall. Free Italian food will be provided. For additional information, contact Nika Dominici.

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14. Stone Creek Coffee sponsoring free sampling Wednesday

Stone Creek Coffee is sponsoring a free sampling of coffee Wednesday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Brew Bayou. For more information, contact Krista Burns, marketing manager of University Dining Service.

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