1. Way Klingler Sabbatical, Teaching Enhancement Award winners announced

Dr. Laura Matthew, associate professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the 2014-15 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. During her sabbatical, Matthew will work on her forthcoming book on the Mesoamerican Costa del Sur in the 1500s, including conducting research in Guatemala and Mexico. She also plans to continue her work with a linguistic anthropologist from the University of Texas at Austin on a project analyzing the historical evolution of Nahuatl, the language of the Aztec empire, in Central America. The Sabbatical Review Committee selects the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. The recipient receives their full salary, plus two additional months of summer pay and $10,000 to fund travel and expenses related to research conducted during the year-long sabbatical.

The 2014 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award has been awarded to Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, associate professor of Spanish in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Pamela Hill Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism and media studies in the Diederich College of Communication. They will collaborate on a project titled, "Clear Picture: Looking at Communities from an Art Museum, Cross-disciplinary, Research-intensive, Bilingual Undergraduate Modules for Four Classes Held in Conjunction with the Haggerty Museum's Blue Room Redux Exhibition," a multi-disciplinary, cross-college teaching initiative. During the 2014-15 academic year, both faculty members will teach courses in Spanish and English dedicated to language, literature, and writing about the arts that use the Haggerty Museum and its exhibits as a classroom and laboratory. The Committee on Teaching selects the award-winning team, which will receive $20,000 to fund the project.

Back to Top

2. New leadership for Social Innovation Initiative announced

The Office of the Provost has named Rev. Nicholas Santos, S.J., and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp to co-lead the university's Social Innovation Initiative. Father Santos and Hossenlopp will collaborate with faculty, staff and students across the university in the weeks ahead to continue to develop the infrastructure for this important initiative.

Father Santos, assistant professor of marketing, was previously involved with Santa Clara's Center for Science, Technology and Society, serving as program chair for the Global Social Benefit Incubator Network workshop and as a reviewer for the Global Social Benefit Fellowship. Additionally, he was co-chair of the Incubation Committee of Step-Up Silicon Valley, a multi-sectoral social innovative movement to eradicate poverty in Silicon Valley.

Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, is the strategic plan goal steward for the "Research in Action" theme. She also coordinates Marquette's participation in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin.

"Marquette has a long-standing tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship, and we are looking forward to growing and further developing a platform for this important work across the campus," said Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing. Callahan noted that innovation is highlighted throughout the university's vision statement and in the goals cited in Marquette's strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries.

Back to Top

3. Dr. Margaret Callahan selected to be part of Department of Health and Human Services national working group on pain relief

Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing, was selected by the Department of Health and Human Services to serve on a working group to address professional education and training related to pain.

In October 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services charged the Interagency Pain Research Conditioning Committee, in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health, with creating a comprehensive, population-level health strategy for pain prevention, treatment, management, education and research, as recommended in the Institute of Medicine report: Relieving Pain in America. The IOM report found that chronic pain costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. To reach the vast multitude of people with various types of pain, the IOM report advocated for a nationwide, population-level prevention and management strategy.

Callahan was selected to serve on the Professional Education and Training Working Group, which is charged with improving pain education for health professionals, including establishing a standardized pain curriculum; ensuring assessment of pain knowledge is a part of licensure examinations; expanding interdisciplinary education in pain and palliative care; and ensuring pain management is recognized as a core competency of internal medicine and family medicine. Each working group will meet for 18 months to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to implement the IOM's recommendations.

Back to Top

4. Therapy animals on campus next week to combat midterm stress

Stress relief activities, including therapy animals, will be available for students Tuesday, March 4, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby, to help relieve midterm stress.

This event is sponsored by the Counseling Center and MUSG.

Back to Top

5. Marquette Student Media Advertising releases Spring Housing Guide

Marquette Student Media Advertising has released its Spring Housing Guide, a publication to assist students with their transition to different housing options on campus. The magazine provides information that is useful to new renters, such as how to confront situations with new roommates, real stories from students living off campus, and more. The guide also includes listings of available-for-rent properties.

Back to Top

6. Submit research for the inaugural Marquette Undergraduate Humanities Conference by tomorrow

Undergraduate students who have completed or plan on completing research in any topic of the humanities are invited to present their work at the inaugural Marquette Undergraduate Humanities Conference. Undergraduates will be given the opportunity to present their original academic work, from this or previous semesters, as either a 20-minute presentation or a poster.

To be considered for participation, students must submit an abstract of 300 words or fewer by Friday, Feb. 28, to MuHuCon@gmail.com. The abstract should include a title, explanation of the research question or thesis, and up to seven key words about the topic. Special consideration will be given to research of an interdisciplinary nature.

The conference is sponsored by the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit the Marquette University Humanities Conference Facebook page.

Back to Top

7. Learn about how getting a good night's sleep can help with midterms

Marquette Medical Clinic's Student Wellness programs will share information about how to get a better night's sleep Monday, March 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. outside of the Brew AMU as part of National Sleep Awareness Week. Students can play games, win free prizes, and talk with the Wellness Peers about sleep and how it can help students perform better on midterm exams.

For additional information, email healthyeagle@marquette.edu or call (414) 288-7184.

Back to Top

8. Ash Wednesday Masses to be held March 5

In observation of the beginning of Lent, Campus Ministry will hold Ash Wednesday Masses on Wednesday, March 5. Mass will be celebrated at noon in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family, and at 9 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu, and an Ecumenical Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. in the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. In addition, Church of the Gesu will hold Masses at 6:15 a.m., 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director in Campus Ministry, at (414) 288-0522.

Back to Top

9. Support the "Battle of the Beaks" giving challenge

Marquette, Creighton University and St. John's University are competing in a donor participation challenge Feb. 19 through March 11. All alumni and undergraduate giving counts toward the challenge. Participants can also become an ambassador and join the battle online.

For more information, contact Sara Harvey, senior director of annual campaigns in University Advancement, at (414) 288-4766.

Back to Top

10. Environmental engineering seminar to focus on the microbiological consequences of water infrastructure choices

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will host "Water Infrastructure Choices and Their Microbiological Consequences: Antibiotic Resistance and Opportunistic Pathogens," Monday, March 3, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Engineering Hall, 423. Dr. Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will discuss the growing rates of antibiotic resistance among pathogens and evidence that shows the water environment may be playing a role in spreading resistance.

Professional development hours will be recorded, and an email documenting attendance will be sent to attendees to use towards Wisconsin Professional Engineer's license requirements. For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Zitomer, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and director of the Water Quality Center, at (414) 288-5733.

Back to Top

11. Philosophy colloquium to discuss mourning in the aftermath of oppression

The Department of Philosophy will host "The Sublime Silence of Mourning," Monday, March 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. Dr. Alfred Frankowski, assistant professor at Northeastern Illinois University, will discuss his research on the political results of the expansion of memorial spaces in the aftermath of extreme forms of oppression. He will discuss how the public memory of anti-black violence continues that violence as a result of post-racial discourse, and that while memorials to the anti-black violence of the past symbolizes a type of memory of the past, they also facilitate forgetting.

For more information, contact Dr. Grant Silva, assistant professor of philosophy, at (414) 288-5653.

Back to Top

12. U.S. Court of Appeals judge to give Law School's Hallows Lecture

The Honorable Paul J. Watford of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will present "Screws v. United States and the Birth of Federal Civil Rights Enforcement" for the Law School's Hallows Lecture on Tuesday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Judge Watford will explore the history of the Screws v. United States case, a forerunner of social change in the South, and its impact on modern civil rights litigation. The 1945 case resulted from the beating and killing of an African-American man, Robert Hall, by white police officers in Georgia. The social and political shifts brought about by World War II propelled Hall's case to the Court, and the ruling that followed dramatically altered the relationship between the states and the federal government.

Reserve your spot online by Feb. 25. For more information, contact Carol Dufek, events coordinator, at (414) 288-6452.

Back to Top

13. Integrative Neuroscience Research Center seminar will focus on acute estrogen modulation of synapses in the hippocampus

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host a seminar, "Acute Estrogen Modulation of Synapses in the Hippocampus," Tuesday, March 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 256. Dr. Catherine Woolley, professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Northwestern University, will deliver the lecture.

For more information, contact the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center at (414) 288-7329.

Back to Top

14. Law school to hold information session March 7

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, March 7, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein Hall. The session will cover admissions, financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and will include a student-led tour.

Register online.

Back to Top

15. Kappa Sigma to host Spaghetti Dinner for Fisher House Foundation

Kappa Sigma will host an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner to support Fisher House Foundation, Friday, Feb. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 2040 Lofts. The Fisher House Foundation builds houses around the country on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers which enable family members to be close to loved ones during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any of the Kappa Sigma brothers, at the door, or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby Friday, Feb. 28.

For more information, contact Phil Batzner, Kappa Sigma communications director.

Back to Top

16. Software workshops available at the Wakerly Technology Training Center

The Wakerly Technology Training Center in the Diederich College of Communication offers both Apple and Adobe certification courses, as well as instruction in many other types of software in a small classroom environment. Evening and weekend courses are available, and all materials are provided for classes. More information, including a schedule of upcoming classes and pricing, can be found online.

Back to Top