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First Cells, Then Species, Now the Web

Author: George Johnson

As the Internet continues to proliferate, it has become natural to think of it biologically — as a flourishing ecosystem of computers or a sprawling brain of Pentium-powered neurons. However you mix and match metaphors, it is hard to escape the eerie feeling that an alien presence has fallen…

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December 21, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Dennis Moore

Nine University of Notre Dame students will devote a week of their winter break, January 9-14 (Tues. – Sun.), participating in a service-learning seminar titled “Chicago: City of Hope?!”p. Sponsored by the University’s Center for Social Concerns, the seminar will examine the role of neighborhood churches and organizations in responding…

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'Honored to have the chance,' - Failure was never an option for 'Condi' Rice

Author: By Wil Haygood, Globe Staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – She has long been a kind of dazzling blur upon the TV screens. A flash, then gone.p. That lady beside George W. Bush.p. Stylish in that Lena Horne way.p. She will be the national security adviser in the Bush administration. Colin Powell will be the secretary of…

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December 20, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, an associate director of the Institute for Latino Studies and visiting professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, has been cited by Time magazine as one of the nation’s leading spiritual innovators.p….

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December 20, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: William G. Gilroy

David J. Swinarski, a University of Notre Dame senior from Red Wing, Minn., is one of 40 Marshall Scholarship winners nationwide for 2001, according to an announcement by the British government.p….

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If Jesus had been born in San Antonio

Author: Hilary Hylton

Latino Studies Fellow named to Time’s 100 Innovator list p. When Father Virgilio Elizondo was growing up in the west-side barrio of San Antonio, Texas, the son of Mexican immigrants, he found the church to be a refuge. "The parish was the only institution in the city where we…

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Latin American democracy vindicated

Author: By Mae Ghalwash

Contrary to critical beliefs, Latin American countries have made profound strides toward democracy, surviving tough economic, political and social challenges, saidScott Mainwaring,director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, in a speech last week at the James Baker III Institute at Rice University.p….

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WOMAN IN THE NEWS; Compulsion To Achieve --Condoleezza Rice

Author: Elaine Sciolino

WASHINGTON- In 1991, only two years into the Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice suddenly left her powerful job as the top Russia expert on the National Security Council and went back to California — to get a life.p. “I like balance in my life,” Ms. Rice said in an interview…

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Chicago Lawyer 2000 Person of the Year: Judge Ann Claire Williams

Author: By Mark Schauerte

One judge called it a coronation; another, a homecoming for a friend.p. A standing-room-only crowd squeezed into every nook of the James Benton Parsons Ceremonial Courtroom in the Dirksen Federal Building. Three other courtrooms, equipped with video monitors, held the overflow crowd.p. They assembled Jan. 21, 2000, to watch…

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Notre Dame ReSources

Author: Dennis Brown

p. *Notre Dame ReSources December 14, 2000 * p. Please feel free to call the following Notre Dame faculty for additional comment on these people and events in the news: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> p. Supreme Court decision: Three constitutional law scholars at the Notre Dame…

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December 12, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Meghan Hurley

Steven M. Boker, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, has received the 2000 Catall Award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP) for outstanding early-career contributions to multivariate research.p….

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December 8, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Meghan Hurley

p. A book by Robert Schmuhl, professor of American studies and director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics&Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, has been cited by the Chicago Tribune books section as one of the choice selections in nonfiction for 2000.p….

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December 6, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Meghan Hurley

Scholars, performers and students of European culture will examine the state of Europe’s unity and diversity at a conference to be held Friday-Saturday (Dec. 8-9) at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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December 5, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Dennis Brown

A University of Notre Dame biologist has been awarded a U.S. patent for identifying an important part of the malaria parasite, a development that is a major step forward in the search for the world’s first vaccine against the disease.p….

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December 5, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture and the South Bend Downtown Partnership (SBDP) will host a reception to open the Downtown South Bend Design Center (115 North Main Street) Thursday (Dec. 7) at 5 p.m.p….

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December 4, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Dennis Brown

James L. Merz, vice president for graduate studies and research at the University of Notre Dame, will step out of that role in June 2001 to return to teaching and research as the University’s Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering. Merz’ five-year term as vice president ends June…

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December 4, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Matthew Hendrick

Valter Sinder, the first occupant of the University of Notre Dame’s Visiting Chair in the Study of Brazilian Culture in its Kellogg Institute for International Studies, will present a lecture titled “Nation and Narration in the Brazilian Historical Novel,” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 5) in room C-103 in…

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December 1, 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Dennis Moore

Jay Caponigro, currently director of urban programs and justice education in the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, will become the first director of the University-sponsored Community Learning Center, which is being created in the former Goodwill Building on North Eddy Street.p. Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., the…

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December 1 , 2000 - Newswire Release

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Jimmy Brogan, a 1970 University of Notre Dame graduate and a lead comedy writer for NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” will share the tricks of his trade at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 5) in the Hesburgh Library Lounge on campus. Brogan will give a talk titled "Writing…

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