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Area girls to explore science and math at Ms. Wizard Day

Author: Lara Szymula

The University of Notre Dame will welcome South Bend area fourth- through sixth-grade girls to campus to explore science and math at “Ms. Wizard Day” Saturday (Feb. 2) beginning at noon in DeBartolo Hall.p….

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Career Center to host Winter Career and Internship Fair

Author: Sheila Flynn

The University of Notre Dame will host a Winter Career and Internship Fair Thursday (Jan. 31) from 4-8 p.m. at the Joyce Center fieldhouse. Sponsored by the University’s Career Center, the event is free and open to students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and other area schools.p….

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University apprentice chef to represent U.S. at world conference

Author: Sheila Flynn

April Lower, an apprentice chef at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) as the U.S. representative to the world congress of the World Association of Cooks Societies to be held March 23-29 in Kyoto, Japan.p….

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Law professor, Steven Smith, published new book

Author: Tracy Graf

Steven Smith, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, examines religious equality and the Constitution in a new book published by New York University Press.p….

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Farmworkers to speak about fast food profits and poverty

Author: Sheila Flynn

Members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a community-based worker organization of mainly Latino, Haitian and Mayan Indian immigrants in Southwest Florida, will give a presentation titled “Farmworker Poverty, Fast Food Profits and You” at 4 p.m. Friday (Feb. 1) in the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium at the…

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Notre Dame Magazine article featured in spiritual anthology

Author: Sheila Flynn

An essay on courage published in the Winter 2000-01 issue of Notre Dame Magazine titled “What Are You Afraid Of?” has been selected as one of the feature works in this year’s edition of the anthology “The Best Spiritual Writing.”p….

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Sophomore Literary Festival Takes Place Feb. 6 - 12

Author: Tracy Graf

The 35th annual Sophomore Literary Festival will be held Feb. 6-12 (Wednesday-Tuesday) at the University of Notre Dame and will feature anthropologist JoséLimón, Dante scholars Robert and Jean Hollander, poets Maura Stanton and Craig “muMs” Grant, and authors Adriana Trigiani and Candace Bushnell.p….

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WNDU president elected to board of Michiana Telecasting

Author: Dennis Brown

Jim Behling, president and general manager of Michiana Telecasting Corp., has been elected to its board of directors.p. A wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Notre Dame, Michiana Telecasting operates WNDU-TV (Channel 16) in South Bend and Golden Dome Media.p. Behling was appointed to his current position in…

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Economist Ghilarducci to provide congressional testimony

Author: Dennis Brown

Teresa Ghilarducci, associate professor of economics and director of the Higgins Labor Research Center at the University of Notre Dame, will testify Thursday (Jan. 31) at a congressional oversight meeting on current economic conditions and pension law.p. Scheduled from 9-11 a.m. at Ivy Tech State College in South Bend,…

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No way to repay man who's given much

Author: James Patterson

Geniuses don’t come along every day. Which is why they are in such great demand.p(text). The University of Notre Dame knows a genius when it sees one. Which is why the prestigious Indiana school employs people such as noted cancer researcher and scientist Morris Pollard well past normal retirement age….

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An Unlikely Coach

Author: Bob Herbert

SOUTH BEND, Ind.The first thing you notice about Tyrone Willingham is how small he is.p. He’s 5-8 and very slight, almost delicate-looking. He dresses neatly, even fastidiously. He has a mustache that is carefully trimmed and his hair is cut very short. You might guess he was a high school…

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McGowan Fund supports two MBA scholarships

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame has received a $42,000 grant from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund of Washington, D.C., for two scholarships in the Mendoza College of Business’ master of business administration program during the 2002-2003 academic year.p….

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Lennon honored for work with multicultural alumni

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Charles F. Lennon Jr., executive director of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association and associate vice president for University Relations, has received an Outstanding Commitment to Professional Development Award from District V of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).p….

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Nicholas Sparks to present reading on campus Jan. 30

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Nicholas Sparks, best-selling author of the novels “A Bend in the Road” and “A Walk to Remember,” which will be released this week as a major motion picture, will visit the University of Notre Dame for a reading and book signing Jan. 30-31 (Wednesday-Thursday).p….

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Irish studies spring lecture series begins Jan. 25

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

p. The Keough Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame opens its spring semester lecture series Friday (Jan. 25) with a talk by James H. Murphy on Irish nationalists’ attitudes toward the British monarchy.p. Murphy is an authority on the history and literature of late 19th…

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Government department changes name to political science

Author: Dennis Brown

The name of the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of Notre Dame has been changed to political science, effective at the beginning of the 2002-03 academic year.p. The change, which was adopted Jan. 17 by the University’s Academic Council at the recommendation of the political…

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FAMILY GAMES: Aggressive parents make poor sports

Author: Lisa Renze-Rhodes

As a referee for youth sports leagues at The Sports Center in Plainfield, James Ross spends a lot of Saturdays with parents, coaches and players of all ages and skill levels. He also hears all kinds of trash talk and taunts from parents. “It’s out of hand,” Ross said. "If…

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Memorial Mass for Father Minamiki

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A memorial Mass for Rev. George H. Minamiki, S.J., associate professor emeritus of classical and Oriental languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, will be celebrated Wednesday (January 23) at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Rev. Jerome Neyrey, S.J., professor of theology at…

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Sheridan awarded NSF grant

Author: William G. Gilroy

Susan G. Sheridan, a University of Notre Dame anthropologist, has received a $127,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support a summer research program for undergraduates in biocultural anthropology.p….

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Government professor to lecture on Central Asian security

Author: Sheila Flynn

Kathleen Collins, assistant professor of government and international studies at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver a lecture titled “Promoting Security in Central Asia” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 22) in Room C-103 of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies on campus.p. A faculty fellow in Notre Dame’s…

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Peace quilt to highlight Martin Luther King celebration

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of events on campus Tuesday-Thursday (Jan. 22-24), highlighted by the unveiling of a Dr. King Peace Quilt Project. The theme of this year’s observance is “Operation Love: Making a Difference Piece by Peace.”p….

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Student Film Festival to begin Jan. 24

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame’s 13th annual Student Film Festival will be presented Jan. 24, 25, 26 and 28 (Thursday-Saturday and Monday) at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium.p….

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New members added to 11 advisory councils

Author: Dennis Brown

New members of 11 of the University of Notre Dame’s advisory councils have been announced by Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., the University’s president.p. School of Architecture ? Timothy Panzica, executive vice president, Panzica Construction Co., Cleveland; L. Francis Rooney III, chairman and chief executive officer, Manhattan Construction Co.,…

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African art exhibit at the Snite

Author: Michael O. Garvey

An exhibition entitled “Masks and Figures, Form and Style: The Christensen Family Collects African Art” will run through March 10 in the Snite’s Mestrovic Studio Gallery. It includes some 25 artworks, most of them designed for religious ceremonial use and most of them from countries along Africa’s west coast. Douglas…

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2 management professors receive award for MP3 study

Author: Dennis Brown

A study by two University of Notre Dame professors on how MP3 technology affected the response of the recording industry to e-commerce was recognized as the best theme related paper at the 22nd annual International Conference on Information Systems held Dec. 16-19 in New Orleans.p. Robert F. Easley and…

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Portrait of Money

Author: Michael O. Garvey

An exhibition entitled “Portraits of Money: Paintings by Djawid C. Borower” will run through March 10 in the Snite’s O’Shaughnessy Galleries. A traveling exhibition organized by the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, it includes nine large oil paintings by Viennese artist Borower of such historical figures as George…

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Sept. 11 attacks integrated into spring course offerings

Author: Dennis Brown

A wide range of issues related to the Sept. 11 attacks on America and the war on terrorism will be examined in several new or restructured courses during the spring semester that begins today (Jan. 15) at the University of Notre Dame.p. "The events of Sept. 11 have changed…

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