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Notre Dame researchers tap Internet for parasitic computing

Author: William G. Gilroy

Uncovering a new Internet vulnerability, University of Notre Dame researchers have tricked Web servers around the world into solving math problems without permission in a practice known as “parasitic computing.”p….

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Internet tapped for 'parasitic computing'

Author: Richard Stenger

(CNN) — Siphoning the computational power of the Internet, U.S. scientists have figured out a way to induce unwitting Web servers across the world to perform mathematical calculations. p. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana solved a complex math pr oblem with the unauthorized help of…

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Medieval conference to highlight Notre Dame manuscript collection

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The University of Notre Dame’s extensive collection of medieval manuscripts will be the focus of a two-day seminar Sept. 13-15 (Thursday-Saturday) that celebrates the appointments of Michael Lapidge and Jill Mann to endowed professorships in the Department of English.p….

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Taking a reading of his fellow travelers

Author: Robert Schmuhl

Call me, if you wish, a voyeur. For as long as I can remember, I’ve engaged in the bookworm’s version of a busman’s holiday. Wandering hither and yon, I always make a point of interrupting my own reading for furtive perusal of whatever’s occupying the eyeballs of fellow travelers…

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Study finds many young Catholics stay with the church despite disagreeing on some issues

Author: Peter Steinfels

Young Catholics are different. Everyone has been saying that for years, and with good reason.p. Roman Catholicism has undergone enormous changes since the early 1960’s when the Second Vatican Council authorized major changes in rituals and a recasting of venerable practices and teachings. Common sense dictated that Catholics coming of…

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IEI receives grant for new position

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) has received a grant of $10,000 from Teamwork for Tomorrow, Inc., to support a position of associate director in IEI.p….

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Irish Racing Team assists at Boy Scout Jamboree

Author: Dennis Brown

Students and faculty from the University of Notre Dame’s electric car Irish Racing Team joined with their counterparts from Brigham Young University to direct the electricity merit badge booth at the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree earlier this month in Fort A.P. Hill, Va.p. Some 2,000 scouts worked…

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Renowned Latin expert to speak on campus Aug. 30

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Reginald Foster, O.C.D., a renowned teacher and advocate of Latin and an official papal translator, will lead a presentation and discussion on the language at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 (Thursday) in the Barry Moot Courtroom of the Notre Dame Law School.p. Titled "Is Latin Really Dead? Why the…

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Program aims at shortage in accounting

Author: FRANCINE KNOWLES

The need for top accounting professionals has soared in recent years, but the number of accounting graduates has plunged.p. What’s the solution? For accounting and consulting giant Ernst&Young, it’s grow your own — and quickly.p. The company has partnered with the University of Notre Dame and the University of…

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Rembrandt drawings exibited at Snite Museum

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A unique collection of etchings by Rembrandt Harmenzoon van Rijn will be on exhibit Sept. 2-Nov. 18 in the O’Shaughnessy Gallery of the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art .p….

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Shirley Williams to give Erasmus Lectures at ND

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Shirley Williams, deputy leader and foreign-policy spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in the British House of Lords, will give the second annual Erasmus Lectures at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Erasmus Institute receives grant from Pew Trusts

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame has received a grant of $2 million from The Pew Charitable Trusts to support research and other activities of the Erasmus Institute during the next four years. This is the second such grant to the Institute, which received a $1.2 million grant from The…

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Opening Mass celebrates beginning of academic year

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Students, faculty and staff of the University of Notre Dame areinvited to attend the opening Mass for the academic year and an all-campuspicnic the evening of Aug. 28 (Tuesday).p….

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2001-02 mainstage theatre season announced

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Now entering its 140th season of theatre at Notre Dame, the University’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre will present five plays for the 2001-02 mainstage season at Washington Hall:p….

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SEC's proxy reforms fail to meet goals, study find

Author: Dennis Brown

Reforms adopted in 1992 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that were intended to empower stockholders and bring in line the salaries of chief executive officers have instead hindered business, according to a new study coauthored by Margaret B. Shackell, assistant professor of accountancy at the University of…

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Spanish librarians visit University for work and study

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame is facilitating an international exchange of ideas and practices by hosting three librarians from Spain this summer and fall for work and study at the University’s libraries.p….

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Marketing professor honored by leading journal in the field

Author: Dennis Brown

Elizabeth S. Moore, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, has received an honorable mention from the Journal of Consumer Research in its annual Robert Ferber Award competition.p. The award, which comes from the leading journal in the field, is in recognition of the outstanding articles…

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NIAID awards grant to rapidly sequence the malaria mosquito genome

Author: William G. Gilroy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has announced a $9-million award to help reveal the genetic secrets of malaria, a research effort grounded in the work of Frank Collins, George and Winifred Clark Chair in Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Fall enrollment to begin Aug. 23

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Enrollment for the University of Notre Dame’s 2001 fall semester will begin Aug. 23 (Thursday) as new transfer and readmitted undergraduate students enroll at the Joyce Center at 1 p.m. New graduate students will enroll Aug. 24 (Friday) at the Joyce Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.p….

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Fund-raising shirt returns for another season

Author: William G. Gilroy

For the 12th straight year, Notre Dame students, alumni, faculty and staff and football fans nationwide will show their school spirit while raising funds for worthy causes through the annual ritual of The Shirt.p….

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New Executive MBA to be offered in Chicago

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business will offer a new and innovative Executive MBA program in downtown Chicago beginning in January 2002.p….

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New assistant director appointed for Upward Bound program

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Rafael S. Marin, most recently an educational advisor for Educational Talent Search at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed assistant director and academic coordinator for the University’s Upward Bound program.p….

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Political scientist Christina Wolbrecht wins national book award

Author: Dennis Brown

University of Notre Dame political scientist Christina Wolbrecht will receive the Leon Epstein Book Award from the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) at its annual meeting this month in San Francisco.p. Wolbrecht’s book, “The Politics of Women’s Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change,”…

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NotreDame ReSources

Author: Dennis Brown and William Gilroy

Notre Dame ReSources August 9, 2001 p. Please feel free to call the following Notre Dame faculty for additional comment on President Bush’s forthcoming decision on whether to allow federal funding for embroyonic stem cell research: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> p. ? In the debate…

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