Expanding Our Horizons: Exploring and Encountering the Unknown

January 14 – May 22, 2022

The Marquette Core Curriculum is the center of every Marquette University student’s educational experience. The newly redesigned MCC aims to better connect students to their studies—and to the world—through a thematic, tiered approach. This exhibition is the third in a series that explores the five MCC Discovery Tier themes.

Expanding Our Horizons: Exploring and Encountering the Unknown acknowledges that the search for answers is a deeply human, and interdisciplinary, project. From the impulse to create new technologies and new forms of artistic expression, to the concerted effort to develop a fuller understanding of the physical world we inhabit and the spiritual hopes that transcend it, the desire to expand our horizons captures our innate curiosity and points us toward our truest potential. The images in this exhibition reflect that spirit of inquiry.

Marquette faculty from across campus who have expertise (and often teach classes in) the MCC theme Expanding Our Horizons have selected pairs of images that address, explore, and challenge our notion of what it means to encounter and explore the unknown.

Exhibition contributors:

Dr. Anya Degenshein, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Cultural  Sciences

Dr. Andrew Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Director, Center for the Advancement of the Humanities

Dr. Lezlie Knox, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of History

Dr. Khadijah Makky, Clinical Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Ms. Linda E. Menck, Professional in Residence, Strategic Communication, College of Communication

Dr. Jacob Riyeff, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English

Dr. Christopher Stockdale, Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair, Department of Physics

Dr. Desiree Valentine, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Dr. Michael Zimmer, Associate Professor, Director of Data Science Graduate Certificate and MS in Data Science, Department of Computer Science

This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

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