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Two new centers to be dedicated Friday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Dedication ceremonies will be held Friday (May 4) for the newly constructed facility that houses the Coleman Family Center for Campus Ministry and the James and Leah Rae Morse Center for Academic Services at the University of Notre Dame. p. The ceremonies will begin with a Mass at 4:30 p.m….

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Carolyn Weir is 2001 valedictorian

Author: Dennis Brown

Carolyn Weir, a Program of Liberal Studies and theology double major from Greensburg, Pa., has been named valedictorian of the University of Notre Dame’s 2001 graduating class and will deliver the valedictory address during Commencement exercises May 20. Weir is among the University’s top-ranked seniors and also will serve as…

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Business dean to lecture on Grace in a Competitive World

Author: Kristen D'Arcy

p. Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean and Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Management in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “Grace in a Competitive World” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 1) in the James Coleman Conference…

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African film festival begins Friday

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Mbye Cham, professor of African studies at Howard University, will give a lecture entitled “Globalization and African Cinema” Friday (April 27) at 4 p.m. in the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center auditorium. p….

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Notre Dame initiates campus plan update

Author: Dennis Moore

The University of Notre Dame has begun the process of updating its campus master plan and has hired Ayers/Saint/Gross (A/S/G), an architectural and planning firm which specializes in college and university plans, to assist in the project. A/S/G’s previous clients have included the University of North Carolina and Emory…

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New theology/philosophy building to be named Malloy Hall

Author: Dennis Moore

p. The new theology/philosophy building under construction at the University of Notre Dame is being underwritten by Donald R. Keough, chairman emeritus of the University’s Board of Trustees, and will be called Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., Hall in honor of Notre Dame’s president, who also is a full professor…

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Guest speaker to lecture on Dante

Author: Kristen D'Arcy

p. John Scott, author and professor emeritus at the University of Western Australia, will present a lecture titled “Dante ? Time and Eternity” at 4:45 p.m. Thursday (April 26) in Room 102 of the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame. p. The lecture, sponsored by Notre Dame’s…

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Affirmative action debates to be held April 27-28 on campus

Author: Kristen D'Arcy

p. James Sterba, professor of philosophy and faculty fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will debate affirmative action with Carl Cohen, professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, in two presentations this week. p. “Defending Affirmative Action, Defending Preferences”…

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Father Malloy provides Senate testimony supporting anti-gambling bill

Author: Dennis Brown

In testimony to a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing Thursday (April 26) on the Student Athlete Protection Act, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, voiced strong support for the legislation, saying “it is a crucial step” in the battle against gambling on college,…

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Graduate School award winners announced

Author: William G. Gilroy

Four doctoral candidates at the University of Notre Dame have received the 2001 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards. p. Named in honor of a Notre Dame alumnus and his wife, the award recognizes the top graduating doctoral degree recipients in the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering….

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New study examines eating disorders at Notre Dame

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Eating disorders among students at the University of Notre Dame occur at a rate similar to that of the U.S. population, according to a study conducted in spring 2000 by researchers at Notre Dame and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend. The study sought to determine how…

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Conference to examine conditions in U.S. prisons

Author: Dennis Brown

In the wake of a startling new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) documenting extensive abuse in the 2-million inmate U.S. prison system, prominent scholars, advocates and practitioners in the field will gather for a conference on the topic Friday (April 27) at the University of Notre Dame. p….

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Honeywell plans grant to ND

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame has entered into a five-year agreement for a $1,280,000 grant from Honeywell International Inc., through its Aircraft Landing Systems business in South Bend, for doctoral fellowships, research and a visiting professorship in its Center for Molecularly Engineered Materials. The agreement initiates a long-term research…

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Porod Named Director Of Nano Center

Author: William G. Gilroy

Wolfgang Porod, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named director of the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology.p….

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Business plan competition winner to be announced April 27

Author: Caitlin Allen

The winning entry from among five finalists in the inaugural $20,000 business plan competition sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will be announced April 27 (Friday).p….

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Boston prayer service to be held for missing alumnus

Author: Dennis Brown

A public prayer service for Walter Poirier, a University of Notre Dame graduate and Peace Corps worker who has been missing for two months in Bolivia, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 24) in Copley Square in Boston.p. Organized by the Notre Dame Club of Boston, the…

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Father Harak to speak on Iraq

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Simon Harak, S.J., will give a lecture entitled “A Call to End the Economic Sanctions and War Against Iraq” Monday (April 23) at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns.p….

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Notre Dame Brass Ensemble to perform spring concert

Author: Kristen D'Arcy

The University of Notre Dame Brass Ensemble will perform its annual spring concert April 30 (Monday) at 7:30 p.m. in the band building on campus. The concert is free and open to the public.p….

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Notre Dame Students Awarded NSF Fellowships

Author: William G. Gilroy

Four University of Notre Dame students—two undergraduates and two graduate students—have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships and six members of Notre Dame’s class of 2000 also received NSF fellowships.p….

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President, CEO of PNC Financial Services to speak on campus April 18

Author: Caitlin Allen

James E. Rohr, president and chief executive officer of PNC Financial Services Group, will speak on the banking industry, PNC and his own career path at 6 p.m. Wednesday (April 18) in the Jordan Auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.p….

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Oedipus Rex to be performed April 25-29 at Washington Hall

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will conclude its 2000-01 mainstage season with “Oedipus Rex,” April 25-29 (Wednesday-Sunday) at Washington Hall on campus.p. The classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles will be presented with some contemporary twists by Anthony Lawton, visiting assistant professor of…

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President Bush to address Notre Dame graduates at Commencement

Author: Dennis Brown

President George W. Bush will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 156th Commencement exercises May 20 (Sunday). The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Joyce Center on campus. p. President Bush is the…

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Father Lauck dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Anthony J. “Tony” Lauck, C.S.C., professor emeritus of art at the University of Notre Dame, died at Holy Cross House at 3:40 p.m. on Holy Thursday (April 12) after a long illness.p….

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Dorms give leaders room with view

Author: Meg McSherry Breslin

It’s a typical Thursday night at the University of Notre Dame, and Sorin Hall—the all-male residence hall that stands a stone’s throw from the famous Golden Dome—is a rowdy place.p. Students crowd into a first-floor lounge for a college basketball game on a big-screen TV and shuffle out of…

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