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In memoriam: Theologian Rev. Richard P. McBrien

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Richard P. McBrien

Rev. Richard P. McBrien, Crowley-O’Brien Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (Jan. 25) after a long illness. He was 78.

“Father McBrien was a leading theologian and commentator on the Catholic Church,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “While often controversial, his work came from a deep love of and hope for the Church. We pray for eternal rest for his soul.”

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ND Expert: Supreme Court decision on prison beard ban 'clear, correct and welcome'

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Richard W. Garnett

The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday (Jan. 20) that an Arkansas prison’s beard ban violated a prisoner’s religious liberty.

According to Richard W. Garnett, professor of law and director of the University of Notre Dame’s Program in Church, State and Society, the Court’s decision in the Holt v. Hobbs case “shows that religious freedom is a deeply rooted national commitment, not a partisan one. Even in a pluralistic society that is sharply divided on many questions, it should be and is possible to find ways to accommodate religious beliefs that the majority does not share.”

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Notre Dame to host TEDxUND on Feb. 27

Author: Sue Lister

Marie Bourgeois delivers her talk titled, “Finding Your Visual Voice: How to Become an Empowered Consumer,” during TEDxUND 2014

The University of Notre Dame will present TEDxUND 2015, featuring a diverse lineup of speakers that includes a modern-day artisan, a youth poet, the mayor of South Bend and many others, exploring the topic “What if …,” on Feb. 27 (Friday) in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Designed to showcase the ideas and talents of the Notre Dame community in engaging 12-minute presentations, TEDxUND presenters were chosen from a pool of more than 130 applicants, and include current undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students, faculty members, alumni and community members, including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Notre Dame to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with prayer service, community events

Author: Notre Dame News

Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will preside at a prayer service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 19 (Monday) in the rotunda of the Main Building. The public is invited to participate in the prayer service and the reception that will immediately follow.

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David M. Schwarz named 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize laureate

Author: Mary Beth Zachariades

David M. Schwarz Architects - Firewheel Town Center

David M. Schwarz, an architect known for excellence in traditional design and his commitment to the creation of vibrant public environments, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. He will be awarded the $200,000 prize during a ceremony on March 21 (Saturday) in Chicago.

In conjunction with the Driehaus Prize, renowned environmental health expert Dr. Richard J. Jackson will receive the $50,000 Henry Hope Reed Award, given annually to an individual working outside the practice of architecture who has supported the cultivation of the traditional city, its architecture and art. Together these prizes represent the largest recognition of classicism in the contemporary built environment.

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Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., appointed to direct campus ministry at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.

Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., associate director of campus ministry, has been appointed director of the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Campus Ministry, effective Feb 1.

As director of Campus Ministry within the Division of Student Affairs, Father McCormick will oversee a staff of some 30 clerical, religious and lay ministers tending to the spiritual needs of all Notre Dame students. He will replace Rev. James B. King, C.S.C., who has served as director since April 2012, and who will continue as religious superior of Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame.

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