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Philosopher to present Hesburgh Lecture in Syracuse

Author: Meg Daday

David K. O’Connor, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “Catholics in the New Millennium: How Are We Changing?” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 5) at P.J. Dorsey’s restaurant in Syracuse, N.Y.p….

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Graduation rate for Irish athletes among nation's best

Author: Dennis Brown

p. The University of Notre Dame ranks among the top Division I-A institutions in five major student-athlete graduation rate categories—overall, football, men, women and African-Americans—according to statistics released this fall by the NCAA.p….

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Antigone to be presented this week at Washington Hall

Author: Meg Daday

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will present Sophocles’ “Antigone” Wednesday-Saturday (Nov. 28-Dec. 1) at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday (Dec. 2) at 2:30 p.m. at Washington Hall on campus.p….

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Study pinpoints traits related to propensity to job search

Author: Dennis Brown

Any boss is happy to have employees who are intelligent, easygoing and creative. Those are the individuals who likely are going to work at the highest and most efficient levels.p. But they’re also likely to have some job-related wanderlust.p. A new study coauthored by Robert D. Bretz from the…

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Professors study method for doing well on EBay

Author: STEVE LOHR

Trying to put markets for everything under the sun — think groceries and pet food — on the Internet was a demonstrably bad idea. But clearly, there are some markets made for the online medium, like the virtual auctions managed by eBay. Price discovery, in economic terms, is easy and…

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Schola Musicorum to present 16th Abend-Musique concert

Author: Julia Monczunski

p. The University of Notre Dame Schola Musicorum will present its 16th Abend-Musique concert Nov. 28 (Wednesday) at 9:30 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. p. The program will include Gregorian chant and primitive polyphony from…

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Study finds roadsides are being polluted by catalytic converters

Author: William G. Gilroy

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) suggests that catalytic converters on automobiles are dispersing potentially toxic elements along U.S. roadsides. p. Published in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science&Technology, the research is the most detailed study…

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Jack Welch to speak on campus Dec. 4

Author: Meg Daday

Seating in Jordan Auditorium is limited and people interested in attending the lecture are encouraged to arrive early. p. Jack Welch, one of America’s most respected business leaders and the recently retired chairman of the board and chief executive officer of General Electric (GE) Company, will speak at the University…

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School of Architecture, Terence Riley

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Terence Riley, chief curator of architecture and design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, will speak at the University of Notre Dame Monday (Nov. 19) on the 20th-century architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.Titled “Mies Now: Finding the Modern in a Post-Modern World,” the lecture will…

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PLS chair to lead final Saturday Scholar presentation

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

p. p. F. Clark Power, professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, will present a talk titled “Moral Education at the Crossroads” at 11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 17) in the Auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies on campus.p. Power’s presentation is the final event of…

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Team Is Ready to Publish Full Set of Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

Fifty-four years after the discovery of the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a sensation in 20th-century archaeology, all the ancient texts have finally been published, or nearly so.p. p. The announcement of the virtual completion of the publication project — involving some 900 scrolls and commentaries in 38…

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Cornell scholar Benedict Anderson to speak on nationalism

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Benedict Anderson, Binenkorb Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, will deliver a public address at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 15) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Executive Education to offer new Certificate in Integral Leadership

Author: Dennis Brown

An innovative leadership program designed to improve the cognitive, personal, professional, moral and spiritual qualities of experienced business executives will be offered at the University of Notre Dame beginning next year.p. Created by Executive Education in the Mendoza College of Business, the Certificate in Integral Leadership program is designed…

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Expert on sports and culture to speak Nov. 15

Author: Dennis Brown

Michael Oriard, one of the nation’s leading commentators on the nature and role of sports in American society, will deliver a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 15) in Room 207 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “King Football, Notre Dame, and American Culture,”…

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Family of World Trade Center victim creates memorial scholarship fund

Author: Dennis Brown

The family of Katie McCloskey, a South Bend native who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, has established a scholarship fund in her memory through the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.p. “Everyone who knew Katie was better off for the experience,”…

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Israeli consul general to Midwest to present lecture Nov. 19

Author: Julia Monczunski

Moshe Ram, the Israeli consul general to the Midwest, will present a lecture titled “Israel’s Quest for Peace and the War Against Terrorism” at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 (Monday) in Room C-103 of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Students to join neighbors for beautification project Saturday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

University of Notre Dame students will join members of South Bend’s Northeast Neighborhood for a community beautification project Saturday (Nov. 10). Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC), at 921 N. Eddy St.p….

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Weeklong series to focus on peace and war

Author: Meg Daday

The University of Notre Dame will sponsor “A Week of Peace and War Education” Sunday-Friday (Nov. 11-16), featuring panel discussions, lectures and films to educate the Notre Dame community about the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States and the crisis confronting the country.p….

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Kaneb to sponsor new teaching improvement program

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame has joined five other universities in a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to improve teaching in higher education by creating faculty learning communities.p….

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Two events planned for Native American Week

Author: Meg Daday

The Native American Student Association and Multicultural Student Programs and Services at the University of Notre Dame will sponsor two events next week on campus in honor of Native American Week.p….

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Streaming video site opens @ nd.edu

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The University of Notre Dame has launched a new Internet communications site that will provide the University community and the general public with streamed video depictions of past and present scenes of campus life. The site is called the Video Gallery and can be found at http://sights.nd.edu , on…

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NotreDameReSources

Author: Dennis Brown

NotreDameReSources November 8, 2001 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. News and views from the University of Notre Dame p. p. September 11: Continuing…

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Architecture chair to speak at National Press Club

Author: Dennis Brown

Carroll William Westfall, chair of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, believes architects building in the ’Monumental Core" of Washington, D.C., have a responsibility to contribute to the public realm, not to fulfill a personal vision. That will be the focus of his talk Nov. 14 (Wednesday)…

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Peace activist Jim Forest to speak on Merton

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jim Forest, a peace activist and biographer of Thomas Merton, will give a lecture entitled “Bearing the Gift of Peace: Thomas Merton’s Advice to Peacemakers” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 8) in Room 102 of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Hall.p….

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