MCC Events Archive

Please see below for an archive of previous events sponsored by the Marquette Core Curriculum.

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Women Business Leaders Speaker Series - Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Featuring Becky Frankiewicz (ManpowerGroup President)

Alumni Memorial Union

Contact for more details.

Related to: Basic Needs and Justice; Engaging Social Systems and Values

Frank L. Klement Lecture: “Communities of Memory: Remembering the Civil War” - Monday, October 7, 2019.

Presented by Caroline E. Janney, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War, University of Virginia

4:30 PM in the Beaumier Suites BC, Raynor Memorial Library

Sponsored by the History Department               

Related to: Individuals and Communities

Greg Kot: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture" - Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:30 PM in Marquette Hall 100

A semi-humorous way of discussing the intersection of music, music criticism and the notion of talking/writing/thinking about something we can neither see nor touch but which, at its best, shakes us to our core.

Co-Sponsored by Center for the Advancement of the Humanities

For more information, contact, History Department

Related to: Methods of Inquiry: Rock and Roll

CA Roundtable on Philosophy of Race - October 18-19, 2019

Presented by Paul Taylor

The CRPR is one of the premier philosophy of race conferences, and we are privileged to host it. Prof. Paul Taylor, professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University and the author of three books, Black Is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black AestheticsOn Obama, and Race: A Philosophical Introduction, is the keynote speaker.

Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department

For more information, contact, Philosophy Department

Related to: Methods of Inquiry: Race and Resistance; Engaging Social Systems and Values

Familiar Haunts: Bilingual Love Letters, from and for my (He)artland - Monday, October 21, 2019

Presented by Dr. Susana Chávez-Silverman, Pomona College

2:00 PM in the Haggerty Museum

Susana Chávez-Silverman, bilingual escritora and professor at Pomona College, will perform her own unique brand of intercultural, introspective yet energetic poesía that pushes the boundaries between Spanish and English. As Ilan Stavans has said, “Susana ChávezSilverman is not a code-switcher but a switch-burner”. Dr. Chávez-Silverman has authored numerous books, including Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories, Scenes from la Cuenca de Los Angeles y otros Natural Disasters, and, most recently, Heartthrob: del Balboa Café al Apartheid and Back. A reception will follow the poetry performance.

Co-sponsored by Latinx and Latin American Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Haggerty Museum

For more information, contact, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Related to:  Individuals and Communities; Crossing Boundaries

The McGee Lecture & Metcalfe Chair - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Presented by Dr. Nicole Van Cleve

6:30 PM in the Weasler Auditorium

Nicole Van Cleve is a scholar of race, law, and criminal justice.  Her book, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court, and her legal commentary has been featured on NBC NewsMSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN. Her recent op-ed in the New York Times entitled,"Chicago's Racist Cops and Racist Courts"shows the complicity of the criminal courts in the racist culture of policing and injustice in Chicago.  "The Waiting Room," (Amazon Original Stories in partnership with the Marshall Project) examines life around the Cook County Jail and how the suffering - caused by pretrial incarceration - extends beyond the cages and into the communities.

For more information, contact, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences

Related to: Engaging Social Systems and ValuesBasic Needs and Justice

Poetry Reading by Matt Cook - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

4 PM in Alumni Memorial Union 163

Reading by widely-published multi-modal poet and former Milwaukee Poet Laureate Matt Cook

Sponsored by the Marquette University Core

Co-sponsored by LitMarquette Series, Center for the Advancement of the Humanities

For more information, contact, English Department

Related to: Methods of Inquiry: Creativity

Marburg Lecture - Friday, November 15, 2019

Presented by Esther Duflo

For more information, contact

MUSG Speaker Series: A Conversation with Javier Muñoz - Thursday, September 23, 2021

The MUSG Speaker Series proudly presents A Conversation with Javier Muñoz on Thursday, September 23 at 6pm in the Weasler Auditorium. Come hear Javier speak about his work as an actor and an activist.

Javier Muñoz is an actor and activist whose impressive body of work spans theater, film and television. Muñoz is best known for starring as "Alexander Hamilton” in the cultural-phenomenon musical Hamilton on Broadway for two years, after Lin-Manuel Miranda departed the show (and was his alternate prior to that).

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, MUSG aims to support programming elevating the celebration of Latinx culture on Marquette's campus supporting Discovery Tier themes: "Basic Needs and Justice," "Individuals and Communities," and "Expanding Our Horizons."

The Green Knight (2021) - Thursday, October 7, 2021

For one night only, A24 comes to Marquette to screen The Green Knight (2021)

Based on the timeless medieval classic Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

With a roundtable panel featuring Gerry Canavan (English), William Fliss (Raynor Library), Lezlie Knox (History), Jacob Riyeff (English), and Elizaveta Strakhov (English).

Discussion will related to MCC “Individuals and Communities” and “Crossing Boundaries” Discovery Themes.

Thurs, Oct 7, 5-8pm @ Weasler Auditorium in the AMU

Co-sponsored by the Raynor Library and the Marquette Core Curriculum.