Core Events

The Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) sponsors and co-sponsors events related to Core classes throughout the academic year. Check back often to get information about speakers, films, panels, performances, and other events that bring the Core to life. Our calendar also features programs related to issues addressed by the several tiers and themes included in the MCC.


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 grant.silva@marquette.edu, 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 julia.paulk@marquette.edu, 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 meghan.stroshine@marquette.edu, 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 angela.sorby@marquette.edu, English Department

Related to: Methods of Inquiry: Creativity


Marburg Lecture - Friday, November 15, 2019

Presented by Esther Duflo

For more information, contact meghann.witthoft@marquette.edu


 

To request that MCC co-sponsor an event, fill out the MCC Event Request Form.

To see previous events sponsored by the Core, please visit the MCC Events Archive.