Conferences, Symposia, and Events

A Symposium of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si', On Care for Our Common Home (Library Conferences, Symposia, and Events)

On May 24, Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis signed the first encyclical dedicated to caring for Earth. He addressed Laudato Si’ to all people, emphasizing our interconnections with one another and all other creatures that constitute Earth, pointing to the complexities of ecological problems that are especially harmful to poor and vulnerable people now and projected to jeopardize future generations, and urging all people to address these problems from multiple perspectives in a spirit of solidarity.

Catholic institutions of higher learning are obliged to respond to the pope’s encyclical, and an upcoming event provides this opportunity for Marquette faculty, students, and staff to begin this process: “A Symposium of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’,On Care for Our Common Home.” The symposium was held October 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in Raynor Library’s Beaumier Suites B/C.

Community Engagement Symposium: Deepening Partnerships in Pursuit of Social Justice (Community Engagement, Office of)

The Marquette University Community Engagement Symposium will promote engaged research and scholarship to confront issues of social justice. The symposium will illuminate best practices in cultivating deep partnerships, community-based research and community-based learning pedagogies.

Primary Objectives:

1. Provide community organizations and faculty members the chance to engage in dialogue about and networking related to mutually beneficial, bidirectional research and learning opportunities.
2. Provide community organizations and faculty with the necessary tools and resources (e.g. funding opportunities, publication outlets, etc.) to support and strengthen partnerships.

Conversations across the Humanities

An interdisciplinary conference called “Conversations Across the Humanities” was held from 8:30 to 4:30 on Friday, April 19, 2013. Sponsored by the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, it featured nearly thirty presentations from faculty members and graduate students in English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology, as well as from the College of Communications and Raynor Memorial Library. Session topics included Popular Representations of Religious Figures, Reading Race Across the Disciplines, Space across Disciplines, Revisiting American Borderlands , and Digital Humanities.

The conference was organized by Eugenia Afinoguénova (Foreign Languages and Literatures), Kristen Foster (History), Diane Hoeveler (English), and Debra Oswald (Psychology), who received Fellowships in the College’s “Engaging Differences and Commonalities Through the Humanities.” Each received a two-course buyout and a small fund to pursue their own research projects and to participate in workshops on their papers and chapters with other interested members of the MU community.

The conference was free and open to the public; all sessions were in Cudahy Hall.

Click here to download the event program in its entirety.

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Research Exchange Conference (College of Education Conferences, Symposia, and Events)

Come. Discuss. Share. Impart. Teach. Learn.

The Annual Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Research Exchange Conference allowed students and faculty from the College of Education, as well as students and faculty of the Psychology Department, the opportunity to present research and papers in a collegial and comfortable setting.

The Research Exchange Conference was an opportunity for students to gain experience in submitting proposals to a conference, undergoing a peer-review process, and improving their presentation skills. The event was intended to be an informal conference that promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience.

Presentations were judged by peers and awards were given out to those with exceptional papers and posters.

Digital Scholarship Symposia (Library Conferences, Symposia, and Events)

Held annually at Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries, the Digital Scholarship Symposium, brings together Marquette faculty, students, and librarians along with experts from other institutions to discuss the current status of digital scholarship and how to bridge the gap to future possibilities. Topics of discussion, as related to digital scholarship, include infrastructure, sustainability, enrollment, ethics, community partners, and collaboration.

Freedom Project Video Competition (Library Featured Student Research)

The word "freedom" has been essential to how Americans understand themselves and their country since its founding, but the term has born many meanings and many contexts.

Whether it is idealized, politicized, or questioned, "freedom" resonates strongly in American culture, despite the wide variety of understandings it evokes.

As part of Marquette's year-long Freedom Project, a commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War that explores the many meanings and histories of emancipation and freedom in the United States and beyond, the Raynor Memorial Libraries hosted a competition inviting students, in 30 seconds or less, to reflect on the question, "What does 'freedom' mean to me?"

These video reflections were recorded in 2013 on March 21st in the Raynor Memorial Libraries and March 25th in the Alumni Memorial Union.

Legacies of the Great War (History Conferences, Symposia, and Events)

Marquette Forum

As part of the greater Milwaukee community and in accordance with our guiding values, Marquette University is committed to nurturing “an inclusive, diverse community that fosters new opportunities, partnerships, collaboration, and vigorous yet respectful debate.” The Marquette Forum engages students, faculty, staff and residents of greater Milwaukee in a yearlong series of inclusive conversations, bringing experts of national renown together with those from the Marquette and Milwaukee communities.

Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and America: A Lecture Series at Marquette University (Library Conferences, Symposia, and Events)

This annual lecture series hopes to inform people about the history of the civil rights movement and evaluate the legacy of the movement for our country today. The series is sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of the Provost.

For more information on the series, check the Lecture Series libguide.

Scholarly Communication Symposium (Library Conferences, Symposia, and Events)

February 2013 -- Raynor Memorial Libraries hosted a Scholarly Communication Symposium on Monday, February 11. The event took place in Raynor Library's Beaumier Suites from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Speakers addressed key communication and publishing issues being faced by researchers and the academic community. Topics included open access publishing, research data management, institutional repositories, emerging technologies, and copyright.