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Richard Notebaert named recipient of first Hesburgh-Stephan Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Richard C. Notebaert

The University of Notre Dame will inaugurate a new award during its 171st University Commencement Ceremony May 15.

As the University looks forward to the 50th anniversary of its Board of Trustees, it will award the Hesburgh-Stephan Medal, named in honor of the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s 15th president, under whose leadership the Board was established, and Edmund A. Stephan, first chairman of the Board.

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Living Worlds Space Art Contest

Author: Brian Wallheimer and Marissa Gebhard

Living Worlds Space Art Contest

Nine elementary school students are winners in a contest in which they were asked to imagine and depict the unusual forms of life that might inhabit other planets.

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Columbia University dean appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization

Author: Paul Browne

Michael E. Pippenger

Michael E. Pippenger, Columbia University’s dean of undergraduate global programs and assistant vice president for international education, has been appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization at the University of Notre Dame, Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, announced Friday (April 29). He succeeds J. Nicholas Entrikin, the inaugural occupant of the post, who will retire this summer.

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Notre Dame and Vatican Library to celebrate new collaboration

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Promise Of The Vatican Library

The University of Notre Dame and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, or Vatican Library, will formalize a unique agreement of collaboration and exchange in a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. May 9 (Monday) in the Hesburgh Room of the Morris Inn, where Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, will sign a memorandum of understanding.

The only such collaboration between the Vatican Library and any North American academic institution, the agreement will develop visits and informal exchanges of faculty, scholars, librarians and administrators; organize joint conferences, lecture series, art exhibitions, and musical and theatrical performances; and explore the development of joint programs of research.

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Nation’s largest chamber music competition to take place May 6-8

Author: Monika Spalinski

Fischoff Competition

Sponsored by the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association and hosted annually by Notre Dame over the course of three days, talented young musicians from around the world compete in three divisions: juniors, senior strings and senior winds. Ensembles may include brass quintets, string quartets, woodwind quintets, piano trios, saxophone quartets, string sextets, percussion ensembles, wind trios and an eclectic mix of winds and strings.

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