|NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Marquette boasts three prestigious Fulbright Award recipients
Marquette University Law School Professor Paul M. Secunda has earned a Senior Fulbright Scholar Award, and will spend the Fall 2015 semester in Australia teaching and doing research focused on the country’s national pension program. In addition, Danielle Klein, a master’s student in the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, and Paul Brosnihan, who graduated from the College of Health Sciences in December 2014, each were selected for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants awards as part of the Fulbright Student Award. Klein will work at a high school in Madrid and Brosnihan will be in Turkey during eight-month placements that begin in September. They will both help support local English teachers in the classroom and serve as cultural ambassadors for the United States. Read more about the student recipients here. Read more about Professor Secunda’s award here.
Marquette joins internationally renowned Global Social Benefit Institute
Marquette has joined the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) Network, a growing group of universities with the common goal of providing a path out of poverty through innovation and entrepreneurship. Marquette will become the 10th Jesuit institution globally to join and only the second Jesuit university in the United States.
As a network partner, Marquette will take the lead on domestic GSBI initiatives, which include research in action programs for students, development of case studies, and helping train other like-minded universities in the GSBI methodology. In addition, Marquette will support local social enterprises and socially innovative nonprofit organizations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin in a series of Boost training programs. The Boost program is designed to give high potential social enterprises a breakthrough in impact, growth, and long-term financial sustainability. Please view the full Marquette news brief online.
Spanish Language and Cultures Living-Learning program still has slots available for fall
Marquette’s new Spanish language and Cultures Living-Learning Community is set to launch in fall 2015 and currently has a couple of male slots still open. The purpose of this community is to provide a living environment where students can practice speaking Spanish and learn about Hispanic cultures by participating in events and activities on campus and in the surrounding community. Eligible students include those who are native or heritage Spanish speakers and those who have completed or will be enrolled in Spanish 3001 during the fall 2015 term, or have placed out of this course. Students will live together in Straz Tower. For more information and an application please contact Dr. Jim McMahon or Dr. Anne Pasero or visit the Residence Life website.
Mexican consulate to open in Milwaukee
Jose Cabrera, advisor for the Institute of Mexicans Abroad, announced during a recent Southside Organizing Committee that a Mexican consulate would open in Milwaukee before the end of the year. This news is the result of the efforts of a group of Hispanic leaders who have encouraged Wisconsin legislators and Governor Walker to make an appeal to the Mexican president to bring a consulate to Milwaukee to serve the growing Hispanic population in the city. The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service spoke with Beatriz Gonzalez from the Centro Hispano of Milwaukee and she explained that scheduling an appointment at the consulate in Chicago currently takes six to eight weeks and carries the additional challenge of getting to Chicago. She is looking forward to having a consulate here in Milwaukee. Read more about the news here and here.
40 Maps that explain the Middle East
Maps offer unique ways of viewing the world. They can flip perspectives on their head. Max Fisher of Vox.com compiled 40 maps that he deems “crucial for understanding the Middle East – its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today.” The maps discuss the history of how the Sykes-Picot treaty carved up the Middle East, illustrate the 2011 Arab Spring, tell the story of the Sunni-Shia divide, and demonstrate Syria’s religious and ethnic diversity among other topics. The maps are a beautiful demonstration of how different disciplines view similar topics through very different lenses. View all 40 maps online at Vox.com.
From excursions to the Milwaukee Art Museum to holiday celebrations, the Office of International Education offers a wide variety of programming open to all Marquette students. Check our events calendar for an up-to-date schedule of events.
Gustavo Gutiérrez on "Liberation Theology and the Martyrs"
Monday, April 20
Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., one of the founders of Liberation Theology and Cardinal O’Hara Chair of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, will present on “Liberation Theology and the Martyrs” on Monday, April 20th at 4:00 p.m., in the Weasler Auditorium. The keynote address is the concluding event in the Marquette Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the UCA Martyrs of El Salvador. Father Gutiérrez is the author of the landmark The Theology of Liberation as well as numerous other books and articles. His lecture is sponsored the Theology Department, the Office of International Education, the Provost’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Student Development and is open to the public. Reception to follow.
Ambassador Harry Thomas presents on Careers in the Foreign Service and "The U.S. as an Asia-Pacific Nation"
Thursday, April 23
3 p.m. – Careers in the Foreign Service
4 p.m. – “The U.S. as an Asia-Pacific Nation”
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor
Office of International Education (OIE) will host Ambassador Harry K. Thomas on Thursday, April 23 at 3 p.m., to speak with students interested in a career in Foreign Service. Following the meeting at 4 p.m., Ambassador Thomas will also be giving a lecture entitled “The U.S. as an Asia-Pacific Nation.” Both events are sponsored by the International Institute of Wisconsin and the Office of International Education and will be held in the OIE Program Center, 4th floor of Holthusen Hall.
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. is the Diplomat in Residence at Arizona State University, responsible for the State Department’s recruitment efforts in the Southwest and is an adjunct faculty member teaching an international relations course in the School of Global and Political Studies.
He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister and served most recently as the ambassador to the Philippines. Prior to that, he was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director for Human Resources of the U.S. State Department. He also served as a Special Assistant to Secretary of State Rice and Executive Secretary of the Department.
H1B and Working Visas
Friday, April 24
David Straz Hall, Room 105
This session is for all international students interested in working in the United States after graduation. Join the Office of International Education, the Business Career Center and the Career Services Center for this informative seminar delivered by immigration law expert Bob White, J.D. who will discuss visas and employment eligibility for international students.
Mr. White is a frequent lecturer, moderator and panel participant on immigration issues affecting the business and academic communities. He serves as immigration counsel for numerous colleges and universities and is a member of the leadership team of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region V. Mr. White was previously Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), member of the AILA Board of Governors and a member of the Chapter's Department of Labor Liaison Committee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Historically, Translation Studies was largely normative (telling translators how to translate). But as the discipline has grown and expanded, Translation Studies has borrowed from an array of disciplines that support and inform it: Comparative Literature, Computer Science, History, Linguistics, Philology, Philosophy, Media Studies, and Semiotics, among others. While traditionally addressing the movement and history of ideas, languages, and cultures, translation is also a recurring concept in Science and Technology Studies where it evokes the relational agency of humans and nonhumans within actor-networks. Drawing on this breadth of traditions and approaches, this year’s conference will address the regulations and contestations of what is translatable, untranslatable, and by/for whom–in sum, the politics of translation in the widest sense of the term. It will explore translation in its most expansive, trans-disciplinary sense: translation as exchange, migration, and mobility, including media circulation and cross-cultural communication. For more information visit www.uwm.edu/translationconference.
Italian Film Festival
UWM Union Theatre
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
The ninth annual festival, bringing contemporary Italian cinema, returns with free screenings April 24-26 to the UWM Union Theatre. This year's program ranges from "Song 'e Napule," a comedy about a musician out to capture a mobster, to "Gold Will Set You Free," a documentary about the Jewish experience during the Nazis' occupation of Rome. All movies are in Italian, with English subtitles. Info: italianfilmfests.org.
Fulbright Student Program 2016-2017 Info Sessions
Monday, April 27 - 5-6 p.m. Lalumiere Hall 172
Tuesday, April 28 - 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Lalumiere Hall 288
The application for 2016-2017 Fulbright Student Program is now open. John Pustejovsky, Marquette's Fulbright Program Advisor, invites you to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright provides grants for individually designed study/research projects, or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. This year Fulbright grantees will travel to more than 140 countries. We will discuss types and duration of grants, eligibility, selection criteria, the components of the application, and the application timeline. For more information on Fulbright, contact Dr. John Pustejovsky (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit us.fulbrightonline.org. All are welcome!
Friday, May 1
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
As the semester comes to a close, we want to take the time to recognize the important contributions all our students make to the campus community, to bid a fond farewell to those who are leaving us and to celebrate the accomplishments of all the May and August graduates. Refreshments will be served. The event will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at OIE (Holthusen Hall 4th Floor). All students, family members and friends are invited to attend.
Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival
The inaugural Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival is sponsored by the Diederich College of Communication and will show environmental movies from around the world, with some screenings including question-and-answer sessions with visiting filmmakers. Admission is free. For film titles, dates and times, visit: gleff.org.
Saturday, May 2
AMU Monaghan Ballrooms
Students from the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology will host the 15th annual Diversity Gala Saturday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in AMU Monaghan Ballrooms. Dr. Joseph Green, director of the Educational Opportunity Program, will be the keynote speaker at the event. A silent auction will also be held. Dress code is formal attire. Hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. The cost of the event is $20 for GSO members, $25 for non-GSO members, $35 for professionals and $5 extra for tickets purchased at the door. Checks can be made out to “MU CECP.” RSVP by Wednesday, April 15, to Michelle Retzer.
Father Gregory Boyle, S.J. presents "Barking to the Choir: Now Entering the Kinship of God"
Thursday, May 7
Church of The Gesu (Upper Church)
Father Boyle is the founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the U.S., now in its 25th year. His dedication to finding a place for all in our society brought him to the Boyle Heights community of East Los Angeles, where he served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church from 1986 through 1992. It was there that Father Greg started what would become Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit organization that employs and trains more than 300 former gang-members every year in seven social enterprises. Homeboy Industries also provides critical services to the 12,000 people who walk through the doors every year seeking a better life. Father Greg is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” There is no charge for Fr. Greg’s presentation, but a donation of a non-perishable food item for Central City Churches Outreach Ministry would be welcomed!
Scholarships & Conferences
Check out our scholarships and conferences webpage dedicated to keeping up-to-date listings of scholarships, fellowships and academic conference opportunities available to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff. Click on the links below for details and the complete listing.
Fellowships and Scholarships
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans for Graduate Study
-Peace Action Wisconsin Summer Internship