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Women engineers gather at Notre Dame, bring the ‘brains and beauty to engineering’

Author: Notre Dame News

Society of Women Engineers

This Friday and Saturday (March 6 and 7), approximately 850 female collegiate students and professionals will gather at the University of Notre Dame for the 2015 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Region H Conference, highlighting women engineers’ unique place and voice within the engineering industry and bringing a significant economic impact to the area.

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The University of Notre Dame and friends honor and remember Father Hesburgh

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Emcee Anne Thompson chats with former Senator Harris Wofford and Notre Dame Board of Trustees member Martin W. Rodgers during a tribute ceremony in the Purcell Pavilion to honor the life of the late President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

The University of Notre Dame’s iconic 15th president, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., was honored and remembered Wednesday night (March 4) at a memorial service in Notre Dame’s Joyce Center.

Father Hesburgh, one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died Thursday (Feb. 26) at Notre Dame. He was 97.

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Notre Dame mourns passing of student

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame seal

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has expressed his deepest condolences to the family of Lisa Yang, a Notre Dame senior who passed away Tuesday (March 3) at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

“At the same time that we mourn the passing of Father Hesburgh, we grieve for Lisa and her family,” Father Jenkins said. “I ask all members of our community to keep her family and friends in their prayers.”

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President and Rosalynn Carter, Condoleezza Rice among guests to speak at Father Hesburgh tribute

Author: Dennis Brown

President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., meets with former Senator Harris Wofford

Former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be among the dignitaries who will speak Wednesday evening at a tribute to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987 who died Thursday at age 97, the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Monday (March 2).

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Following cancellation last year, Christopher Patten to speak at 2015 Commencement

Author: Dennis Brown

Christopher Patten speaks at the 2012 Nanovic Forum

After health concerns caused Oxford Chancellor Christopher Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes) to step aside as the University of Notre Dame’s 2014 commencement speaker, he has been invited back by Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to serve in that role and receive an honorary degree at the 2015 ceremony May 17.

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Arrangements for Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Author: Dennis Brown

Father Hesburgh in his office (Nov 2011)

A funeral Mass for Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday (March 4) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus. Rev. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., provincial superior of the U.S. Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, will preside, and Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, will deliver the homily.

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In memoriam: Charles E. Rice, professor emeritus of law

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Charles E. Rice

Charles E. Rice, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, died Wednesday (Feb. 25). He was 83.

A member of the Notre Dame law faculty since 1969, Rice specialized in constitutional law and jurisprudence.

A 1953 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Rice earned his juris doctor degree from Boston College in 1956 and his master of laws and doctor of juridical science degrees from New York University in 1959 and 1962, respectively. After private practice in New York City, he taught at C.W. Post College, New York University and Fordham University before joining the Notre Dame law faculty.

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Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., saying Mass

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97.

“We mourn today a great man and faithful priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame and touched the lives of many,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “With his leadership, charisma and vision, he turned a relatively small Catholic college known for football into one of the nation’s great institutions for higher learning."

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Nanovic Institute awards $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize to ‘The Sleepwalkers’

Author: Monica Caro

"The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914" by Christopher Clark

he Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2015 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Christopher Clark for his book “The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914,” published by Harper. A. James McAdams, director of the Nanovic Institute, praised the book for “the masterful treatment of one of the greatest turning points in modern history” and “its accessibility to all readers.”

The $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize is presented annually to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole, and recognizes alternately books in the humanities and in history and social sciences. The 2015 award cycle considered books in history and social sciences published in 2012 and 2013. Clark, the Regius Professor of History at St. Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge, will accept the award and present a lecture in the 2015 fall semester at the University of Notre Dame.

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