1. Computational Sciences Symposium will discuss assessing hurricane risk

The Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science will host a Computational Sciences Symposium Monday, April 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present, “Using Applied Math and Computational Models to Assess Hurricane Risk.” Emanuel’s lecture will cover how a computational framework based on mathematics and physics can help predict how hurricane activity around the world might respond to climate change.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email cosi@mscs.mu.edu.

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2. Newt Gingrich campaign rally tonight at Weasler Auditorium

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 are still available in the AMU, Brooks Lounge. There is a limit of one ticket per MUID.

The campus community should expect possible delays on Wells Street as well as limited access to Parking Lot A between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Signs, noisemakers, food and drink, and all bags are prohibited at the event.

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

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3. Speech pathology and audiology to host stuttering lecture tomorrow

Russ Hicks, founder of the Callier Communicators Toastmasters Club in Dallas, who has stuttered his entire life, will present, “Everything you wanted to know about stuttering but were afraid to ask!” Friday, March 30, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 104J. The lecture will discuss stuttering from the point of view of someone who stutters, with the intent of making the audience feel comfortable talking with a person who stutters. It will also present a case study of one stutterer, to explain which kinds of therapy worked and didn’t work.

The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session with members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Stuttering Association. RSVP to Katie Cording, clinical instructor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, at 8-4516 to attend this free lecture.

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4. Latest Law School Poll released

Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential primary, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll. The poll also showed a very close race in the gubernatorial recall, with Governor Walker slightly ahead of his Democratic opponents. Full poll results are available online. Other questions were asked about gas prices, the favorability of candidates in the U.S. Senate and other races, and the qualities Republican presidential primary voters value in the candidates. Faculty and students are welcome to participate in analysis of the data or to use the data for teaching, research or commentary.

For questions or further information, contact Michael K. McChrystal, professor of law.

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5. Biological Sciences Seminar Series continues Friday

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host, “GABAB Modulation of L-type Calcium Channels: Our ‘Current’ Understanding,” Friday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Michelle Mynlieff, associate professor of biological sciences, will lead the seminar.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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6. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral and Judge Advocate General to go "On the Issues"

Vice Admiral James W. Houck, Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy, will be the next guest for the Law School’s “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” series, Thursday, April 5, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Houck is the principal military legal counsel to the secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations, and leads the attorneys, enlisted legal personnel and civilian employees of the worldwide Navy JAG Corps community. Houck will discuss the many issues facing what he calls the Navy’s “global law firm,” including the handling of detainees, piracy and meeting the legal needs of sailors stationed around the world.

Register online.

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7. Haggerty Museum announces summer exhibitions

The Haggerty Museum of Art has announced three new exhibitions for summer 2012, which will run from June 6 through Aug. 5. The new exhibitions are "Selections from the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection" of contemporary and modern American prints; “NYC July 4, 1981, Photographs by Tom Arndt,” featuring select images of Independence Day celebrations captured on a single night in two of Manhattan’s downtown neighborhoods; and “Dusk” by Mark Ruwedel, which feature eight images from 2007-2011 that capture the degraded, fringe spaces of the high desert in Southern California.

For more information, visit the Haggerty’s website or contact Mary Dornfeld, communications assistant at the Haggerty, at 8-7290.

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8. Register for seminar on facilitating online courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a three-week online seminar course open to all faculty that will explore best practices for facilitating online and blended courses. The seminar will begin Monday, April 16 and end Saturday, May 15, and all seminar work will be done online. The first week of the seminar will focus on the skills and strategies needed to develop an online learning community, followed by the pedagogical, social, managerial and technical factors associated with promoting interactivity. The last week will include techniques for managing effective assessment and feedback in the online environment.

The deadline to register is Monday, April 9. To register, contact Mary Grant, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 8-0263. For more information about the online seminar, contact Heidi Schweizer, eLearning director, at 8-8811.

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9. Children ages 11-15 needed for research study

Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, is seeking healthy children ages 11-15 for a study investigating social behaviors and brain activity. Study participation involves one research session on Marquette’s campus, which will include completion of behavioral questionnaires, brief academic testing, heart rate measurement and participation in an electroencephalogram (EEG), a non-invasive, non-harmful way of measuring brain activity. Parents will be asked to complete questionnaires about their child’s development and social behaviors.

Participants will be compensated $30 and will be provided free parking. Boys, in particular, are needed for the study. Evening and weekend appointments are available. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dr. Amy Van Hecke at 8-4438. This study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.

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10. Teach kids about healthy habits through Project FUN

The Employee Wellness Program and the College of Nursing are offering families the opportunity to participate in Project FUN, a free, online nutrition and physical activity program designed for parents and youth in grades four to eight. The program is part of a study being conducted by Marquette, Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Project FUN will teach parents how to support healthy eating and promote physical activity. Kids will learn about healthy snacks and the importance of physical activity.

For more information or to register, contact  Christine Glen, RN, in the College of Nursing, at (847) 544-6852. This study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.

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11. Committee on Administrators seeking nominations

The Committee on Administrators (COA) is seeking nominations for its annual membership election. Nominations are presently being accepted for two at-large representatives and three area representatives: an Office of the Provost representative; a University Advancement, Office of Marketing and Communication and Office of Public Affairs representative; and an Office of Administration representative. Ballots were distributed via campus mail and are also available on the COA website.

Nomination forms are due Friday, April 13 and can be sent to Mary Minson, chair of the COA's Committee on Nominations, Appointments and Elections. COA will select the names of the candidates who receive the most votes from the nominees submitted to appear on the final ballot mailed in May. For additional information, contact Mary Minson, senior assistant dean of advising in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, at 8-5989.

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12. MUSG Inauguration to be held April 2

The new president and executive vice president of Marquette University Student Government (MUSG) will be installed in an inauguration ceremony Monday, April 2, at 3 p.m. in the AMU, Ballroom E. The program will include remarks from President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and the new MUSG President, and will be followed by a brief reception for students, faculty and staff to meet informally with the newly-elected MUSG officers and senators.

Election results are available on MUSG’s website. For additional information, contact Joey Ciccone, MUSG president.

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13. Tell us about interesting May graduates

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about May 2012 graduates for possible use with local media. Graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; unusual backgrounds; overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; won recent national-level awards; received academic recognition; featured in scholarly publications; etc., are the types of ideas that are appropriate to share.

Know a graduate with a fascinating story to tell? E-mail their name and as many details as possible by Friday, April 13, to University-News@marquette.edu.

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14. Latest issue of Ex Libris now available

A new edition of Ex Libris, Raynor Memorial Libraries’ newsletter of staff reading recommendations, is now available. The new issue showcases books in the browsing collection and features recommendations for contemporary fiction, nonfiction, literary prizewinners and new books by faculty and alumni.

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15. Concentration camp survivor to speak on campus

The Office of Residence Life will host a panel discussion featuring Bob Behr, a concentration camp survivor, Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. Born in Berlin in 1922, Behr and his family were deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1942. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 and became an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College. He is now a volunteer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Other panelists include Bonnie Shafrin, director of the Holocaust Education Resource Center, and Dr. Peter Staudenmaier, assistant professor of history.

This is a free event. For additional information, contact Dr. Jim McMahon, associate vice president for student affairs, at 8-7208.

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16. Praise and worship-style prayer to be offered Monday

A praise and worship-style prayer will be offered Monday, April 2, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU. A brief reception of fellowship will follow the prayer service. 

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, Cru, InterVarsity, Knights of Columbus and Lutheran Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.

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17. Free group fitness classes on Friday

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering the following free group fitness classes to members tomorrow, Friday, March 30. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members.
• Step at 1 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Dance Fitness at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979.

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18. Omega Delta selling jerk chicken to benefit youth in Haiti

Omega Delta Fraternity will be selling jerk chicken Friday, March 30, from noon to 2 p.m. under the Raynor Bridge. Proceeds will benefit Youthaiti, a Wisconsin-based organization with the goal of helping youth in Haiti rebuild their country by focusing on safety, sanitation, health, reforestation and sustainability.

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