Graduate School Events

Graduate Student Orientation

2019 orientation is Thursday, August 22nd. Visit the information page and RSVP.

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Responding to the Threat of Violent Recidivism Alternatives to Long-Term Confinement

Conference Hosted by Marquette University Law School With Support from the Charles Koch Foundation

Join us at Marquette Law School on June 3-4, 2019, to consider what evidence shows about risk assessment, treatment, and sentencing and supervision options for violence-convicted individuals. Leading social scientists and legal scholars from across the nation will share their research, illuminating the challenge posed by violent recidivism and the difficult choices that lawmakers, judges, and prosecutors must make.

In state prisons across the United States, a large majority of the inmates have been convicted of violent crimes. Violence-convicted individuals tend to provoke high levels of public fear. Lawmakers, judges, and prosecutors must be especially attuned to the threat that a person who has once perpetrated criminal violence will reoffend.

At the same time, a considerable body of research now suggests that long prison terms are not always the most effective means of addressing recidivism risk. 

Get more details about the conference at Marquette Law School

Register for the Conference

There is no registration fee. However, please take immediate action to register and hold a seat.Register and hold a seat


Diversity and inclusion events

Society for Mexican-American Philosophy and Latinx Philosophers Conference

The 4th Latinx Philosophy and the The Society for Mexican-American Philosophy (SMAP) Conference will take place Thursday, May 2, through Saturday, May 5. The first day of the event will take place at the Haggerty Museum of Art. The second two days of the event will take place in the AMU, Room 254.

For more information, email or call Grant Silva, (414) 288-5653.

This event is sponsored by the MU Center for Transnational Justice, the Philosophy Department, the Department of Language, Literature and Cultures, the Office of Research and Innovation, the College of Arts and Sciences and others.

Unlearning Racism: Summer Workshop Series

Marquette University students, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to join Dr. Martha Barry, racial justice director of the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin, in a powerful five-part series to develop individual capacity to discuss and address issues of racism.

The goals of this program are to gain knowledge, build meaningful relationships and foster personal commitment to address racism. Participants will gain an understanding of implicit bias, the historical implications of race, the role of economic disparity in housing segregation and the meaning of whiteness and internalized racism, and will become equipped with tools to imagine and build richer relationships across racial differences. 

Participants are asked to commit to the full five-session series:

  • Wed. June 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., AMU 227
  • Wed, June 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., AMU 163
  • Wed, July 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., AMU 227
  • Wed, July 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., AMU 227
  • Wed, July 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., AMU 227

Register online through Eventbrite. For questions, please contact Dr. William Welburn or Jacki Black.