Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., executive assistant to the presidentof the University of Notre Dame, today was elected the University’s vicepresident for student affairs by its Board of Trustees. Father Poorman’sappointment is effective July 1, when Patricia A. O’Hara, whom he succeeds,becomes the new Joseph A. Matson Dean of…
Patricia A. O’Hara, vice president for student affairs andprofessor of law at the University of Notre Dame, today was named the newJoseph A. Matson Dean of the Notre Dame Law School, according to Nathan O.Hatch, the University’s provost. The appointment is effective July 1.p….
The University of Notre Dame’s stately saucer magnolias — long-standing campus landmarks frequently photographed in front of the historic Main Building — were removed today to make way for two pink dogwood trees, according to William Thistlethwaite, superintendent of landscape services for the University.p….
Boys will be boys, the saying goes, and a new study suggests that’s particularly true in that they tend to overestimate their school performance. Girls, on the other hand, tend to underestimate their own skills, the study by psychologists at the University of Notre Dame found.p. The three-year study…
The University of Notre Dame Libraries have established a new $100,000 collection development endowment to honor Maureen Gleason, assistant director of libraries who is retiring this summer after 44 years’ service to the University.p….
Four University of Notre Dame graduates will receive special awards from the Notre Dame Alumni Association this weekend.p….
Follett Corporation, which has managed the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore for the past two years, has made a $1-million gift to the University to establish an endowed professorship. The nation’s largest operator of campus bookstores, Follett assumed management of the Notre Dame store in April 1997 and played an…
Dennis Jacobs, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Notre Dame, is one of 29 faculty members nationwide to be named Pew Scholars for the 1999-2000 academic year. Pew Scholars are chosen for their commitment to investigating and documenting significant issues and challenges in their fields of teaching.p….
The University of Notre Dame’s highest ranking seniors will serve as flag bearers during the University’s 154th Commencement exercises May 16 (Sun.).p….
Word has been received of the death of Frank J. Pasquerilla, a trustee and benefactor of the University of Notre Dame and the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Crown American Realty Trust in Johnstown, Pa.p….
Five seniors in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering recently were named the 1999 recipients of the Rev. Thomas A. Steiner, C.S.C., Award for dedication to their fields of study in engineering, outstanding leadership abilities and committment to the values of the University.p….
The following Notre Dame faculty are available for additional comment on these people and events in the news: p. Kosovo/poetry : To better understand the conflict in Kosovo, Notre Dame poet John Matthias says it is important to read “The Battle of Kosovo,” Serbian poems he translated into English…
The Eck Center, a $21.5-million complex housing the University ofNotre Dame’s Alumni Association, the Eck Notre Dame Visitors’ Center andthe Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, will be dedicated Friday (April 23).p….
“The Revenge of Underwater Man,” a collection of short stories by Jarda Cervenka, has been selected as the third winner of the University of Notre Dame’s Sullivan Prize for short fiction.p….
“Moment,” a short film by 1998 University of Notre Dame graduate and current MBA student Ryan Lutterbach, won “Best of Show” at the Hometown Cinema Film Festival held in Bloomington, Ind., April 8-11. The award was accompanied by a $1,250 prize donated by Deluxe Laboratories in Hollywood.p….
Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees are invited to participate in amateur photography and art contests in celebration of the renovation of the University’s historic Main Building.p….
Dermot Moran, professor of philosophy at University College Dublin, will give a lecture entitled “Did the Irish Really Save Civilization?” April 26 (Mon.) at 4:30 p.m. in the Annenberg auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art. The lecture will examine some of the historical claims…
Barbara J. Hanrahan, director of the Ohio State University Press, has been appointed director of the University of Notre Dame Press, according to Nathan O. Hatch, the University’s provost. Hanrahan succeeds the retiring James R. Langford, who directed the press for 25 years and will continue to assist with…
For more information, contact Barbara Hellenthal, assistant professional specialist in the Department of Biological Sciences, at (219) 631-6684. p….
The University of Notre Dame Brass Ensemble will perform its spring concert April 25 (Sun.) at 3 p.m. in the Band Building on campus. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be directed by Rev. George Wiskirchen, C.S.C., assistant professor of music at Notre Dame…
The University of Notre Dame has received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to conduct the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) on campus this summer.p….
Greg Erlandson, editor-in-chief of the weekly Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor, will deliver a lecture titled “Prophets in Our Midst: The Hunger for Great Catholic Voices in Our Day” at 9:30 a.m. April 19 (Mon.) in room 131 Decio Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture is…
Applications and standardized test scores for the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) Program at the University of Notre Dame have increased significantly since the appointment earlier this semester of Hayden F. Estrada IV as director of admissions.p….
The University of Notre Dame will be asked to appear before the NCAACommittee on Infractions in connection with the case of a woman who madegifts to several Notre Dame football players. The NCAA enforcement staffhas recommended that the matter be considered a secondary, as opposed to amajor, rules violation….
The University of Notre Dame Law School will hold a conference on legal problems attending the implementation of Pope John Paul II’s 1990 apostlolic constitution on Catholic higher education April 24 (Sat.) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Law School Courtroom.p….
The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre is presenting Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s “The School for Scandal” now through Sunday (April 18) in Washington Hall on campus.p….
The University of Notre Dame’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its fifth house Sunday (April 18) at 3 p.m. at 1902 Freemont Avenue on the northwest side of South Bend.p….
The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame is featuring “Ways of Exhibiting: Southwest Native American Art” until May 16 (Sunday).p….
Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, received an honorary doctor of humanities degree Saturday (April 10) from King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pa.p….
Computer and information technology resources for students at the University of Notre Dame rank among the top 25 in higher education,according to the 1999 survey of “America’s 100 Most Wired Colleges.”p. Notre Dame ranks 23rd in the annual survey, which appears in theMay issue of Yahoo! Internet Life, a…