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Students embark on Urban Plunge

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Some 240 Notre Dame students will participate in the University’s 2002 Urban Plunge program, spending two days during the first week of next year learning about injustice and poverty in the urban areas of the United States.p….

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Notre Dame astronomer helps detect dark matter object in the Milky Way

Author: William G. Gilroy

David Bennett, an astronomer from the University of Notre Dame, is a member of an international team of researchers that has directly observed an object of “dark matter”—part of the hidden material that makes up most of the total mass of the universe—for the first time. The finding means…

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Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

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Student's class project nets $4,000 for WTC Relief Fund

Author: Dennis Brown & Meg Daday

A class assignment for a member of Notre Dame’s national championship women’s basketball team has generated thousands of dollars for children affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America.p. Students enrolled in the Management 320 class, “Introduction to Entrepreneurship,” received a $20 loan and were assigned the task…

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Aubrey Lewis, N.D. trustee dies

Author: William G. Gilroy

Word has been received of the death of Aubrey C. Lewis, a trustee of the University of Notre Dame and chairman of the board of the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey Inc. He was 66.p….

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Statements on the resignation of Coach O'Leary

Author: Dennis Moore

Last night Notre Dame received the following statement from head football coach George O’Leary: p. "Due to a selfish and thoughtless act many years ago, I have personally embarrassed Notre Dame, its alumni and fans. The integrity and credibility of Notre Dame is impeccable and with that in mind,…

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Gift ambulance to leave campus Monday morning

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

p. p. A new ambulance will leave Monday (Dec. 17) from the University of Notre Dame to a hospital in New York City, fulfilling a locally based philanthropic dream to make a contribution following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. p. The ambulance project is the…

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Father Ayo publishes guide to ND campus

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A contemplative guidebook for the University of Notre Dame’s campus has been published recently by Rev. Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., professor in Notre Dame’s Program of Liberal Studies.p….

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Marino appointed dean of the College of Science

Author: William G. Gilroy

Joseph P. Marino, currently chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, has been appointed dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science, according to Nathan O. Hatch, Notre Dame’s provost. The appointment is effective in the summer of 2002.p….

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Amnesty International concert raises funds for Afghan refugees

Author: Dennis Brown

A concert sponsored by the University of Notre Dame chapter of Amnesty International raised $1,000 Saturday in support of the Catholic Relief Services refugee camps for Afghans fleeing to Pakistan.p. Ten campus bands and solo performers participated in the concert at Notre Dame’s Alumni-Senior Club. In addition to raising…

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London School of Economics professor says days of partition are over

Author: Deaglan de Breadun

The use of partition as a means of dealing with conflict was coming to an end as it was becoming an unacceptable policy option, a former British Labour Party adviser on the North told an international conference in the US at the weekend.p. Prof Brendan O’Leary from the London School…

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Kellogg Institute receives federal grant for joint project

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame has received a $208,760 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support a U.S.-Brazil student exchange project titled “Building Capacity for Social Progress: A Partnership for Leadership Development,” to be developed in collaboration with Harvard University’s…

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Study abroad programs rank second nationally

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has the second-highest percentage of students participating in study abroad programs among American research universities, according to a recently released report from the Institute of International Education (IIE).p. In 1999-2000, the most recent academic year for which statistics are available, 37 percent of Notre…

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George O'Leary appointed new head football coach

Author: Notre Dame Sports Information

George O’Leary, head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets since 1994 and the Bobby Dodd national coach of the year in 2000, today was appointed the new head football coach at the University of Notre Dame by director of athletics Kevin White.p. White and Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.,…

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ACE receives grant to support Los Angeles expansion

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) has received a $55,000 grant from the William E. Simon Foundation of Morristown, N.J., to support the program’s recent expansion to serve inner-city Catholic schools in the Los Angeles area.p….

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NEH awards 4 more fellowships to Notre Dame faculty

Author: Dennis Brown

Four University of Notre Dame faculty members have received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this year, bringing to 13 the number of NEH fellowships awarded to Notre Dame the past three years, more than for any other university in the nation.p….

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Glee Club to present Christmas concert Saturday

Author: Meg Daday

The University of Notre Dame Glee Club will present its annual Christmas concert Saturday (Dec. 8) at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in the Stepan Center on campus. The concert corresponds with the release of “In Dulci Jubilo,” a new album of Christmas selections recorded by the Glee Club at…

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Biography of Father Sorin published by Notre Dame Press

Author: Dennis Brown

“Edward Sorin,” a 792-page biography of the Holy Cross priest who founded the University of Notre Dame, has been published by Notre Dame Press. p. Written by Rev. Marvin O’Connell, professor emeritus of history at Notre Dame, the book honors Sorin’s legacy with a combination of "blunt honesty and…

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Presentation to review issues of Middle Eastern Christianity

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Joseph Amar, associate professor of classics at the University of Notre Dame and a specialist on the interplay between Christianity and Islam in the Middle East, will give an update on the ongoing dialogue between the Catholic Church and Middle Eastern Christian religions at 4 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 6)…

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Business students to appear Friday on CNBC's Power Lunch

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A live broadcast of the CNBC program “Power Lunch,” featuring members of the Student Investment Fund at the University of Notre Dame, will air Friday (Dec. 7) in a live broadcast from the University’s Mendoza College of Business. The program airs from noon-2 p.m. EST and the Notre Dame…

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NotreDame Resources

Author: Dennis Brown and William Gilroy

Notre Dame ReSources December 4, 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. Holiday stress: The usual stress of the holiday season may be even…

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Chorale and Chamber Orchestra to perform excerpts from Handel's Messiah

Author: Julia Monczunski

The University of Notre Dame Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will present excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah” at 8 p.m. Dec. 5-7 (Wednesday-Friday) in Washington Hall on campus. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the LaFortune Student Center or by calling…

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Statement from Notre Dame Director of Athletics Kevin White

Author: Dennis Moore

p. Following is a statement from Kevin White, director of athletics at the University of Notre Dame, concerning the head coaching position of the Notre Dame football team: p. "I have informed Bob Davie today that he will not be retained as head football coach at the University of…

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