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Two from Science awarded endowed chairs

Author: William G. Gilroy

Two faculty members from the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame have been awarded endowed professorships, according to Nathan O. Hatch, the University’s provost.p….

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Director of food services receives national honor

Author: Dennis Brown

David R. Prentkowski, director of food services at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Richard Lichtenfelt Award for outstanding service to the National Association of College&University Food Services (NACUFS).p. The award was presented at the NACUFS national conference July 10-14 in Cincinnati in recognition of Prentkowski’s volunteer…

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New director appointed for Morris Inn

Author: Dennis Brown

William J. Beirne has been promoted from assistant general manager to director of the Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame, according to David Harr, assistant vice president for auxiliary services.p. In his new position, Beirne will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the on-campus hotel as…

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New director appointed for Upward Bound program

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Alyssia J. Coates, most recently assistant director and counselor for the Upward Bound program at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed director of the program.p….

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Notre Dame launches Web-based magazine to feature research

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The University of Notre Dame has launched a research magazine on the World Wide Web to showcase the breadth and depth of faculty and student research, scholarship, creativity and teaching.p. Called Lumen , the magazine is the University’s first all-electronic publication and one of only a handful of university research…

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Art professor receives visiting appointment to MIT

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Robert E. Haywood, assistant professor of art, art history and design at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed a visiting associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the 2001-02 academic year.p….

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Cardinal McCarrick to address ACE teachers

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C., will preside at two ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame celebrating the embarkation of 158 Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) teachers for service in understaffed Catholic schools.p….

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Notre Dame earns thirteen CoSIDA publication awards

Author: William G. Gilroy

Seven members of the University of Notre Dame sports information department received 13 awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for publications produced during the 2000-01 academic year. Notre Dame’s total was the second-highest in the nation.p….

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Gift from Wolf establishes Montgomery scholarships

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame has received a gift of $50,000 from George M. Wolf of Port Clinton, Ohio, to establish an undergraduate scholarship in its Mendoza College of Business.p….

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Business faculty to collaborate on program in Taiwan

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has joined with Yuan Ze University and the Far Eastern Group (FEG) of Taiwan to create a new and innovative executive development program to be offered July 30-Aug. 4 in Taipei.p. Titled the “New Economy and the Old Economy,” the program will be taught…

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Israeli student-athletes to visit for sports character workshop

Author: Dennis Brown

A delegation of 30 Israeli high school student-athletes will visit the University of Notre Dame and South Bend on Wednesday (July 18) as part of the newly created U.S.-Israel ‘Citizenship Through Sports’ Youth Exchange Program.p. The visit will feature tours of the Notre Dame campus and the College Football…

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New assistant secretary of education to address ACE graduates

Author: Dennis Brown

Susan B. Neuman, the newly confirmed assistant secretary of education for elementary and secondary education, will be the principal speaker Saturday (July 14) at a graduation ceremony for volunteer teachers in the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m….

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Community art projects to be celebrated at Robinson Center

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A celebration of recently completed community art projects will be held Friday (July 13) from 5-8 p.m. at the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC), 921 N. Eddy St., South Bend. The event, which will feature children’s art activities and refreshments, is free and open to the public.p….

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Saturday Scholar Series

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame is launching a new game plan for enjoying Notre Dame football weekends.p….

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Roboski and Roemer appointed to Law School posts

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Charles W. Roboski, former assistant dean for admissions and financial aid at the Ohio State University College of Law, and M. Catherine Roemer, former director of administration and finance for the city of South Bend, have been appointed to administrative positions in the Notre Dame Law School.p….

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New director appointed for Student Activities

Author: Dennis Brown

M. Brian Coughlin, rector of Carroll Hall at the University of Notre Dame since 1998, has been appointed director of Student Activities and LaFortune Student Center at the University. He will coordinate the activities of more than 200 student organizations and 27 residence halls, direct the operation of LaFortune,…

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CASE presents six awards to Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education presented six awards last week to the University of Notre Dame at the organization’s annual assembly in San Francisco.p. Notre Dame received two Seal of Excellence Awards in philanthropy for the development office’s endowed chair recognition program and for “Generations,”…

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Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” will be performed July 24-29 (Tuesday-Sunday) in Washington Hall as part of the second annual Summer Shakespeare activities at the University of Notre Dame.Kate Pogue, director of the Houston Shakespeare Festival, returns as director, as do several of the nationally based Shakespearean actors…

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Basketball team is graduation rate champion among champions

Author: Dennis Brown

The Notre Dame women’s basketball team compiled the highest graduation rate among this past season’s national champions in the sports for which the NCAA monitors team graduation rates, according to a survey prepared for this week’s issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.p. Notre Dame’s 85 percent graduation rate…

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Theology professor to serve in provost's office while Mooney takes leave

Author: Dennis Brown

Maura Ryan, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as an associate provost during the 2001-02 academic year, replacing Carol A. Mooney, who will be on leave.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1993, Ryan will take on Mooney’s responsibilities for faculty…

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Law professor to deliver Hesburgh Lecture in Orange County

Author: Dennis Brown

Charles E. Rice, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “The Origin and Future of Legalized Abortion and Euthanasia” at 7:30 p.m. July 12 (Thursday) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1441 W. Balboa Blvd., in Newport Beach, Calif. The…

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ACE program receives grant for assessment process Web site

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has received a $30,000 grant from Project E Indiana and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation to fund production of an Internet-based data source to disseminate information about successful teaching practices in accordance with Indiana student academic standards.p….

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Law School hosts innovative statewide preparatory program

Author: Dennis Brown

In “One L,” Scott Turow’s captivating account of his first year at Harvard Law School, the attorney-turned-author describes the experience as an “emotional merry-go-round” in which he felt “harried, fearful, weary” and sometimes “near panic.” For even the best-prepared college graduates, the first year of law school (One L)…

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Disrobed! Actually, They Think For Themselves

Author: Richard W. Garnett

It’s probably unavoidable that the Supreme Court term that ended last week will be defined in most people’s minds by a single dominant image. Who could ever forget the surreal scene that unfolded simultaneously on the court steps and on millions of TV screens a little after 10 p.m….

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