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ND Expert: Netanyahu visit snarls domestic politics and international diplomacy

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Michael Desch

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington in March will likely include an address to a joint session of the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress. House Speaker John Boehner extended and Netanyahu accepted the invitation without consulting President Barack Obama.

According to Michael C. Desch, professor and chair of political science at the University of Notre Dame, Netanyahu’s address, two weeks in advance of an Israeli election, violates “a long-standing tradition of politics stopping at the water’s edge and for the U.S. government to uphold a common front in dealing with other countries, whether allies or adversaries.”

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Athletics, Campus, and Science

Lynn Flanagan to be the featured speaker at annual Pink Zone Brunch

Author: Stephanie Healey

2014 Pink Zone Women's Basketball game

University of Notre Dame alumna Lynn Larkin Flanagan will be the keynote speaker at the annual Pink Zone Brunch on Sunday (Feb. 1) at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion. Organized by the College of Science and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, the brunch will bring together local oncologists, researchers, survivors, patients and their families. The brunch will be held at 10 a.m. before the Notre Dame women’s basketball Pink Zone game against Wake Forest at 1 p.m.

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Business, Campus, Education, and International

Notre Dame hosts business students from top-ranked Chinese university

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Tsinghua University

The University of Notre Dame expanded its reach in global education with the arrival of 35 students from Tsinghua University, a top-ranked school located in Beijing.

The students, who arrived on campus Saturday (Jan. 24), are part of the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University. During the intensive two-week program offered by the Mendoza College of Business in coordination with Notre Dame International, the students will gain insights into American business practices and capitalism. Classes, taught by Notre Dame faculty, will cover topics ranging from the U.S. financial system and the American political system to entrepreneurship and corporate finance.

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Arts & Humanities and Campus

Education, Engineering & Technology, and Science

Eighth annual forum engages K-12 education, research and commerce

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Collaborating for Education and Research Forum

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and research professionals will come together with representatives from commerce for the eighth annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 31) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

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