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Incropera recognized for research contributions

Author: William G. Gilroy

Frank P. Incropera, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been recognized as one of the leading scholars in his field by a new Web-based resource that lists individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the development…

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Kantor, Affleck-Graves and Nanni elected officers of the University

Author: Dennis Moore

p. Jeffrey C. Kantor, John Affleck-Graves, and Louis M. Nanni today were elected to new officer positions at the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees. The appointments all are effective immediately.p. Kantor, who has been a vice president and associate provost of the University since 1996,…

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NotreDameResources

Author: Dennis Brown, William Gilroy and Gail Hinchion Mancini

NotreDameResources <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />June 28, 2001<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> p. * Middle East: * Prospects for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians are problematic, but the international community ? and the United States in particular…

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Alliance for Catholic Education awarded grant for teacher assessment project

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has received a $150,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to support a teacher performance assessment project created by the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), a teacher education program based in Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI).p….

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Grant to support Alliance for Catholic Education retreat program

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has received a $30,000 grant from the Koch Foundation, Inc., to continue the design and implementation of a spiritual life program for graduates of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), a teacher education program based in Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI).p….

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Dolan receives honorary degree from Lewis University

Author: Michael O. Garvey

p. p. Jay P. Dolan, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., during its commencement ceremonies May 20.p. Dolan was cited for his "scholarly and pastoral articulation of the rich history and…

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Morris Inn general manager appointed VP for auxiliary services

Author: Dennis Brown

David A. Harr, most recently general manager of the Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed assistant vice president for auxiliary services at the University, according to James J. Lyphout, vice president for business operations.p. In the newly created position, Harr will serve on Lyphout’s…

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German professor receives international honor

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Klaus Lanzinger, professor emeritus of German and Russian languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected a member of the International Order of Merit (IOM) by the International Biographical Centre (IBC) of Cambridge, England.p….

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Father Hesburgh receives 16th presidential appointment

Author: Dennis Brown

President Bush has appointed Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., to the Commission on Presidential Scholars, the 16th presidential appointment in the long public service career of the University of Notre Dame’s president emeritus.p. The commission meets annually to select some 140 high schools students from across the nation for…

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Two faculty members appointed to White House Fellowships Commission

Author: Dennis Brown

Two University of Notre Dame faculty members, Gilberto Cardenas and Jimmy Gurule, have received presidential appointments to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.p. Established in 1964, the White House Fellowships are the nation’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. Each fellow serves for a year as…

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NotreDame Resources

Author: Dennis Brown and Gail Hinchion Mancini

NotreDame Resources June 10-16, 2001 p. p. Church/state: The Supreme Court’s decision this week in Good News Bible Club v. Milford was good news, indeed, for the First Amendment, according to Richard W. Garnett , assistant professor of law at Notre Dame. "The court reaffirmed that the First Amendment does…

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Political scientist publishes new book on Germany

Author: Dennis Brown

Cambridge University Press has published “Judging the Past in United Germany,” a new book by A. James McAdams, chair and professor of government and international studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Based on extensive interviews in Bonn and Berlin during the 1990s, the book examines the aggressive steps…

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Alumnus appointed executive assistant to VP for business operations

Author: Dennis Brown

University of Notre Dame alumnus Daniel E. Skendzel has been appointed executive assistant to James J. Lyphout, vice president for business operations at the University.p. Skendzel most recently worked as a project manager for Dynamis Solutions, a technology consulting firm headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., where he handled a…

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Notre Dame researchers develop enzyme that may reverse skin damage

Author: William G. Gilroy

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame have synthesized an artificial enzyme they believe can repair sun-damaged DNA, the cause of many skin cancers. The breakthrough was reported recently in San Diego at a meeting of the American Chemical Society by Marco Jonas, one of a team of Notre…

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Varma receives research achievement award

Author: William G. Gilroy

Arvind Varma, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as the first recipient of the University’s Research Achievement Award.p….

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New CIO to lead Notre Dame's Office of Information Technologies

Author: Dennis Brown

Gordon D. Wishon, associate vice president and associate vice provost for information technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1994, has been appointed chief information officer (CIO), associate vice president and associate provost at the University of Notre Dame. His appointment is effective Aug. 1.p. In the newly…

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A Supreme Court Ruling Bodes Well for School Vouchers

Author: Richard W. Garnett

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that the First Amendment does not require— in fact, it does not permit — government to discriminate against religious persons, organizations and ideas. No doubt some will complain that the court’s 6-3 decision in Good News Bible Club v. Milford, permitting a…

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U.S. Catholics Want to Believe in Bush's Presidency

Author: Scott Appleby

’THERE IS HOPE for everyone and everything," writes the theologian Terrence W. Tilley, outlining what he calls “a grammar of the Catholic intellectual tradition.” Fundamental to the Catholic mind is the conviction that “there is nothing that cannot be or could not be redeemed.” Forgive Catholics, then, if hope springs…

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2002 conference to address ecology from multidisciplinary view

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The University of Notre Dame has been selected as host of the first national research conference for the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts. p. The conference, “Ecology, Theology, and Judeo-Christian Environmental Ethics,” will take place in McKenna Hall next Feb. 21-24. Participants will explore the…

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Father Hesburgh honored as an Indiana Living Legend

Author: Dennis Brown

The Indiana Historical Society has selected Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., an Indiana Living Legend and will honor the former University of Notre Dame president and six other class of 2001 inductees July 27 (Friday).p. Established by the society in 1999, Indiana Living Legends are Hoosiers who have made…

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Today's Life Choices honored with three new awards

Author: Julie Hail Flory

“Today’s Life Choices,” the University of Notre Dame’s weekly television series on contemporary social issues, has received three new awards from the WorldFest Houston and New York Festivals competitions. p….

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Enrollment for summer session is June 18

Author: Dennis Brown

p. Enrollment for the University of Notre Dame’s 2001 summer session will take place from 9 a.m.-noon June 18 (Monday) in the east wing of the South Dining Hall. p. Summer session classes will begin June 19 (Tuesday) and continue through July 31 (Tuesday). Final examinations will be given…

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Ford Foundation grant supports study of human rights

Author: Dennis Brown

p. The Ford Foundation has awarded a $750,000 three-year grant to the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) at the University of Notre Dame to conduct academic, research and advocacy projects on the subject of accountability for gross human rights abuses worldwide. p. Long recognized as a leader…

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Assistant vice president for procurement appointed

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Timothy Gibney, most recently associate director of procurement and contracting services for business affairs at the University of Arizona, has been appointed assistant vice president for procurement services at the University of Notre Dame, according to James J. Lyphout, vice president for business operations. p….

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Guidance counselors to visit ND on independent college tour

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Guidance counselors and teachers from intermediate and secondary schools across Indiana will visit the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross College and three other northern Indiana campuses June 18-20 (Monday-Wednesday) as part of the Independent Colleges of Indiana 2001 Campus Tour Program.p….

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Love and Race Caught in the Public Eye

Author: HEIDI ARDIZZONE and EARL LEWIS

Lovers seek to create a place that they can inhabit together against the obstacles of the world. Marriage promises that they will live in that place forever. What happens, though, when love cannot keep out the world’s strictures? What happens when the bond severs, and the nation serves as a…

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