Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1987 to 2005, will sign copies of his new book from4to6 p.m.Wednesday (Sept. 28) at the Eck VisitorsCenter on campus.
TitledMonks Notre Dame,the book is a collection of humorous, poignant and revealing stories and essays that offer special insight into the University. Father Malloy writes of a wide array of events such as theBlizzard of 1978and Bookstore Basketball, people such as his predecessor, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., and legendary chemistry professor Emil T. Hofman, and experiences such as residence hall life and Junior Parents Weekend.
Monks Notre Damewas published this month byUniversityofNotre Dame Press.
Father Malloy retired as Notre Dames president July 1. During his 18-year tenure, the University experienced rapid growth in its reputation due to substantive improvements in the size and scholarly credentials of its faculty, the academic quality and diversity of the student body, and its financial resources and physical infrastructure.
A professor of theology, Father Malloy holds three degrees from Notre Dame and a doctorate in Christian ethics fromVanderbiltUniversity. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1970.
Father Malloys academic concentration on the interplay of personal morality with public policy and professional ethics informs his own active public life. He is a leading advocate of volunteerism and also has worked to combat substance abuse.