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Shamrock Series: Bringing the Irish to Beantown

Author: Sue Lister

2015 Shamrock Series at Fenway Park in Boston

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South Bend, Mass.?” That was the headline on the front page of the Boston Globe on Friday (Nov. 20) as the University of Notre Dame descended on Boston for the annual Shamrock Series.

This year’s Boston trip will long be considered one of the most successful Shamrock Series weekends, featuring well-attended academic events, an overwhelmingly fruitful service project, a beautiful Mass attended by hundreds, a jam-packed fan fest in the historic Fenway Park neighborhood, and a win by the football team that elevated its record to 10-1 and maintained its place in the hunt for a national playoff berth.

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Mendoza College names new executive education director

Author: Carol Elliott

Paul Slaggert

Paul J. Slaggert has been named the director of the Stayer Center for Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Slaggert, who previously served as the director of Stayer’s non-degree programs, will be responsible for the leadership and administrative oversight of marketing, recruiting, student services, curriculum and operations for all of the executive education programs. These include the graduate degree programs — the Notre Dame Executive MBA in South Bend and Chicago, the Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Master of Science in Finance — as well as non-degree open-enrollment, custom and online programs.

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Physicist Jay LaVerne named AAAS fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy

Jay LaVerne

Jay LaVerne, professional specialist in the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory and a concurrent research professor of physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

LaVerne’s research concerns the examination of the energy loss, charge and other properties of ionizing radiation and to elucidate the fundamental radiolytic decomposition of molecules and the subsequent kinetics of the reactive transients.

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2015 Shamrock Series

Author: Notre Dame News

Boston skyline

Much more than a football game is being offered for Notre Dame fans traveling to Boston this weekend for the 2015 Shamrock Series.

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Engineering & Technology

Faith & Service

Rev. Jenkins urges dialogue at Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education

Author: Paul Browne

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

Invited by the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education to a meeting of Catholic educators from around the world at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo near Rome, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Thursday (Nov. 19) cited Pope Francis and the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame, in urging that Catholic universities serve as “both a beacon for the world, which shows the light of the Gospel, and a crossroads, where genuine seekers of truth can come together in dialogue.”

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Health & Medicine



Notre Dame Law Review’s annual symposium to examine ‘Dignitatis Humanae’

Author: Brittany Collins

Chapel in the Eck Hall of Law

The Notre Dame Law Review will host a symposium that celebrates and examines the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom on Thursday and Friday (Nov. 5 and 6).

Titled “Religious Liberty and the Free Society: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dignitatis Humanae,” the symposium will open Thursday with an address from Bishop Daniel E. Flores, bishop of Brownsville, Texas.

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Countries on the rebound making significant climate adaptation progress, ND-GAIN data show

Author: Joyce Coffee

ND-GAIN 2015 Movers Map

In the lead-up to 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 21), 10 countries have come from behind to make marked progress in their ability to withstand the shocks and stresses of climate change, while five are distinctly less resilient, according to data released Tuesday (Nov. 17) by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

Over the last five years, the 10 countries that have made the biggest jump on the ND-GAIN Country Index to become better climate adapters are Cote d’Ivoire, Laos, Georgia, The Philippines, Russia, Poland, Rwanda, Mongolia, Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

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Social Science

Notre Dame’s Emily Mediate named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Sue Lister

Emily Mediate

Emily Mediate, a 2015 University of Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar, and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016.

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