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1983 Alum to receive 2001 Sorin Award

Author: Julie Hail Flory

David R. Duerson, a 1983 University of Notre Dame graduate and member of the University’s Board of Trustees, will receive the 2001 Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association during the University’s All Class Reunion banquet June 9 (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. in the…

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Father Malloy returns to his hometown for service day

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will return to Washington, D.C., his hometown, Saturday (June 2) to take part in the Father Malloy Community Service Day, an annual event sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Washington.p….

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War on Poverty: Bush's speech should revive efforts

Author: Editorial Board

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Graduation day speeches routinely teem with puffery and sweeping proclamations about public service and responsibility, and in that regard, President Bush’s recent challenge to the University of Notre Dame’s graduating class struck all the familiar themes.p. It is not surprising that Mr. Bush picked this…

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Executive MBA Program expands to Cincinnati

Author: Kristen D'Arcy

The University of Notre Dame will expand the distance learning component of its Executive MBA (EMBA) Program to a fourth Midwestern market beginning this fall with the addition of a new classroom in Cincinnati.p….

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Chemist receives prestigious national scholarship

Author: William G. Gilroy

Olaf G. Wiest, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a 2001 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar by the Camille&Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The program, which provides 15 awards of $60,000 each, is designed to strengthen the teaching and research careers of talented young…

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Sociologist named recipient of prestigious post-doctoral fellowship

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

David H. Sikkink, assistant professor of sociology and a faculty fellow in the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives, has received a 2001-02 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project “Religion, Race and Schooling Choices for Children.”p….

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Two Notre Dame juniors awarded Goldwater scholarships

Author: William G. Gilroy

University of Notre Dame juniors Kevin C. Fortner from Cullman, Ala., and Kathleen A. Ponto from Kalamazoo, Mich., have been awarded scholarships for the 2001-02 academic year from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.p….

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Marketing professor receives highest honor in the field

Author: Dennis Brown

p. William L. Wilkie, Al and Eleanor Nathe Professor of Marketing at the University of Notre Dame, is the 2001 recipient of the highest honor given to educators by the American Marketing Association (AMA).p. The Irwin/McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award recognizes universally acknowledged scholars and long-standing leaders in marketing…

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Monsignor Jack Egan dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Word has been received of the death of Monsignor John J. Egan, who served from 1970-83 as special assistant to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., then president of the University of Notre Dame. Monsignor Egan died Saturday (May 19) in the rectory of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago of…

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Foldesi appointed associate vice president of Human Resources

Author: Dennis Brown

Robert S. Foldesi, associate vice president for finance and university services and director of human resources at the University of Iowa, has been appointed associate vice president for human resources at the University of Notre Dame, according to Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., executive vice president of the University.p….

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Remarks by President Bush in Commencement Address

Author: President George Bush

Thank you, Father Malloy. And thank you all for that warm welcome.p. p. p. Chairman McCartan, Father Scully , Dr. Hatch, Notre Dame trustees, members of the class of 2001.p. It is a high privilege to receive this degree. I’m particularly pleased that it bears the great name…

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Father Hesburgh received 146th honorary degree

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, added to his record number of honorary degrees with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, which he received during the University’s May 12 commencement exercises.p….

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President Urges War on Poverty At Notre Dame, Bush Touts Faith Plan

Author: Mike Allen

NOTRE DAME, Ind., May 20— President Bush called today for a new war on poverty, to be waged largely through the nation’s houses of worship, and said his plan to encourage government funding of social services by churches is an urgently needed successor to the public welfare of the…

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Bush touts faith-based aid to poor

Author: Tim Jones

SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Invoking the words and works of President Lyndon Johnson and Mother Teresa, President Bush on Sunday answered critics of his so-called faith-based initiative by declaring that churches and charitable organizations represent the third stage in the government’s decades-long effort to eliminate poverty.p. Speaking to graduates at…

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Bush Pushes Role of Private Sector in Aiding the Poor

Author: Frank Bruni

SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 20— President Bush used a commencement address at the University of Notre Dame today to cast the involvement of religious institutions in federally financed social work as the next, crucial wave in a war on poverty that President Lyndon B. Johnson declared more than three…

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Laura Bush scholarship established by ND

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In conjunction with President George Bush’s appearance as principal speaker at the University of Notre Dame’s 156th Commencement exercises Sunday (May 20), the University is establishing a scholarship in the name of the President’s wife, Laura Bush.p….

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Stories of distinction in the class of 2001

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame’s 2001 graduating class can be characterized collectively, through a variety of numerical and statistical observations, as well as individually, through the stories of seniors with compelling tales to tell.p. Some of the overall characteristics are:p. ? About 94 percent of the 1,908 students who…

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ROTC Commissioning Ceremony scheduled for Saturday

Author: William G. Gilroy

Adm. Robert J. Natter, commander-in-chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, will deliver the Commissioning Ceremony address to University of Notre Dame ROTC students at 9 a.m. Saturday (May 19) in the Joyce Center.p….

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Colleges honor outstanding undergraduate teachers

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The Colleges of Arts and Letters, Science and Engineering and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame have selected their outstanding teachers of undergraduates for the 2000-01 academic year.p….

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Glee Club to perform in six Asian cities

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame Glee Club will embark next week on its first-ever tour of Asia, featuring performances in six cities. The group will depart Notre Dame Monday (May 21) and will appear in the following cities: Singapore, May 23-27; Bangkok, May 27-30; Beijing, May 31-June 3; Shanghai,…

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NPR to feature book by Notre Dame professor

Author: Dennis Brown

Heidi Ardizzone, visiting assistant professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss her new book Thursday (May 17) on the National Public Radio program “Talk of the Nation” (1 p.m. EST locally on WVPE-FM, 88.1).p. "Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White’…

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Notre Dame Commencement Speakers

Author: Dennis Brown and Gail Hinchion Mancini

University of Notre Dame graduates have heard from a diverse group of Commencement speakers through the years: presidents, prime ministers and other government officials; ambassadors, actors and attorneys; writers, editors and educators; judges, generals and even a G-man.p. This year’s speaker, President Bush, is the eighth U.S. president to…

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Commencement to be carried live on the Web

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The University of Notre Dame’s 156th Commencement exercises Sunday will be cybercast over the World Wide Web, as will six other Commencement weekend events.p….

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