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Grade schoolers and Notre Dame students

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The march, organized by Matthew Caponigro, a 4th grade student St. Joseph Grade School, will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church (216 North Hill Street), where participants will receive a blessing from St. Joseph’s pastor, Rev. Anthony Szakaly, C.S.C. The march will end at Notre Dame’s Grotto of…

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New leader for Public Affairs and Communication named

Author: Matthew V.Storin

J. Roberto Gutierrez, a television executive from San Antonio, today was elected vice president for public affairs and communication at the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees. The appointment is effective Dec. 2. p. Gutierrez, who received an honorary doctorate from the University in 1999, co-founded…

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Lilly grant to fund Institute for Church Life project

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has received a $930,205 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for a project titled ?Sustaining Pastoral Excellence in Episcopal Ministry,? to be conducted by the University’s Institute for Church Life.p. Designed to serve Catholic bishops across the United States, the project will consist of a series…

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Teaching excellence advocate to speak Nov. 7

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Lee Shulman, president of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and one of the nation’s foremost voices in support of teaching excellence in higher education, will speak Nov. 7 (Thursday) at the University of Notre Dame.p. Shulman’s presentation, ?The Liberal and the Professional: Teaching and Learning Across the…

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Top-ranking representative to discuss international trade

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of the 9th District of Ohio will present the annual McBride Lecture at the University of Notre Dame on Thursday (Oct. 31). Her presentation is titled ?The Human Face of Trade? and will take place at 8 p.m. in 102 DeBartolo Hall.p. Now in her 10th…

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Math researcher at Notre Dame completes world's hardest math calculation

Author: William G. Gilroy

Christopher Monico, a University of Notre Dame post-doctoral mathematics researcher, solved a math problem on Oct. 15.p. That a mathematics post-doc answered a problem may not seem noteworthy, except that this was the most difficult elliptic curve discrete logarithm (ECDLP) ever computed— and arguably the toughest math computation in…

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Mexican holiday Day of the Dead

Author: Dennis Brown

The Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” will be observed at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 30) at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.p. The celebration will feature the presentations of a traditional ofrenda, or altar, built by Jackie Welsh, the Snite’s…

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Saturday Scholar speaker to examine Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Alan Dowty, professor of political science and fellow in the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver a Saturday Scholar Series lecture titled “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” at 11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 2) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. Dowty…

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Washington Panel will analyze elections and look forward

Author: Matthew V.Storin

The University of Notre Dame’s Washington Program will conduct a panel discussion, “Review and Preview: The 2002 Elections and What’s Ahead,” at the Brookings Institution on Nov. 12 (Tuesday). The forum, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Falk Auditorium of Brookings,…

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Chicago Tribune: War Against Iraq: A Dangerous Bet

Author: Daniel A. Lindley

Daniel A. Lindley is an assistant professor specializing in international relations, foreign policy and security studies at the University of Notre Dame p. As the Bush administration makes its case at the UN, are we witnessing one of history’s most deftly choreographed diplomatic and military dances culminating in tough…

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University receives two grants from Lumina Foundation

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has received two grants totaling more than $150,000 from the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation for Education.p. The first grant, in the amount of $100,000, is part of a statewide initiative titled the “President’s Fund for Student Success in the First and Second Years of College,” which…

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MBA Program rated 18th worldwide

Author: Dennis Brown

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), an affiliate of the London-based publication The Economist, has ranked the MBA program of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame No. 18 worldwide.p. The ratings, which were released earlier this month, placed the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University…

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Conference on Option for the Poor to convene at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Prominent theologians, scholars and church leaders from the United States, Latin America and Europe will gather Nov. 10-13 at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall to examine the intricate and volatile relationship between poverty and theology.p. Among the participants in the conference, entitled "The Option for the Poor in…

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Advocate from Human Rights Watch to discuss campaign to ban use of child soldiers

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jo Becker, children’s rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, will speak on “Law, Human Rights and Children in Armed Conflict,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 (Wednesday) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. Becker, who founded the International Coalition to Stop the…

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Leaders of FLA and WRC labor organizations

Author: Dennis Brown

The executive directors of two organizations dedicated to monitoring and improving the worldwide working conditions of laborers who produce collegiate licensed products and other goods will make a rare joint public appearance Tuesday (Oct. 29) at the University of Notre Dame.p. Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium…

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Princeton scholar to deliver Provost's Distinguished Women's Lecture on Oct. 29

Author: Dennis Brown

Patricia Fortini Brown, chair of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, will deliver the Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 29) in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “The Mirror of Ancient Ladies,”…

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?87 graduate to receive Corby Award from Alumni Association

Author: Julie Hail Flory

U.S. Army Maj. Peter F. Najera, a 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will receive the Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., Award during halftime ceremonies at the Notre Dame-Boston College football game Nov. 2 (Saturday).p. The Corby Award is presented annually by the Notre Dame Alumni Association to a…

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'84 graduate to speak Nov. 1 in Women Entrepreneurs

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Irma L. Tuder, one of the nation’s most respected minority small-business leaders, will return to her alma mater for a presentation at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1 (Friday) in Room 160 of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “Living the Dream, and Then Some,” the…

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Students spend break in Social Concerns Seminars

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Temporarily released from the quotidian problems of the first semester, some 240 undergraduate students from the University of Notre Dame are spending their fall break (Oct.19-27) immersed in the social problems of the nation.p. Participating in four fall seminars administered by Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, the students…

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Secretary of Commerce promotes trade on visit to Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

NOTRE DAME, Ind., Oct. 22, 2002 ? When he was appointed Secretary of Commerce by President Bush nearly two years ago, Donald Evans made trade his top priority. Nothing he’s experienced since then has caused him to change his mind he said Friday (Oct. 18) during a forum with…

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Sociologist David Yamane edits new book on Catholic priest shortage

Author: Julie Hail Flory

As the Catholic Church faces arguably the greatest crisis in its modern history, the scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests, a new book edited by University of Notre Dame sociologist David Yamane examines one of the major issues raised during the crisis—the shortage of priests and the…

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Excellence in Teaching conference to be held Nov. 8-10

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Elementary and secondary educators will convene Nov. 8-10 (Friday-Sunday) at the University of Notre Dame for a conference titled “Excellence in Teaching: A Vocation of Learning and a Calling to Service.”p. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Alumni Association, the program is open to all kindergarten to senior high school teachers, principals…

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Biologist to present genetics lecture in Syracuse

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Harvey Bender, professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “The New Medicine: Genes for Sale” at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 (Wednesday) at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. The lecture is free and open to the public and a reception will…

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Physicist Wiescher receives American Physical Society award

Author: William G. Gilroy

Michael C.F. Wiescher, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Hans A. Bethe Prize by the American Physical Society. The prize recognizes outstanding work in theory, experiment or observation in the areas of astrophysics, nuclear physics or closely related fields.p….

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BusinessWeek ranks MBA Program among nation's top 30

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business MBA Program broke into the top 30 business schools in rankings published in this week’s issue of BusinessWeek. The college ranked 29th and also was rated among the top 10 schools for fastest return on investment (ROI).p. According to BusinessWeek, Notre…

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Conference to examine democratic inclusion

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

A conference at the University of Notre Dame titled “The Politics of Democratic Inclusion” will draw some of the nation’s leading scholars to campus Thursday-Saturday (Oct. 17-19) to examine how the American political system does—and does not—provide representation opportunities for those who traditionally are excluded from political power.p. The conference…

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Notre Dame Press book receives national award

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“Reclaiming Goodness: Education and the Spiritual Quest,” written by Rabbi Hanan Alexander and published by the University of Notre Dame Press, has received a 2001-02 National Jewish Book Award from the Jewish Book Council.p. Recognized as the year’s most important work in Jewish education, the book examines the integral connection…

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Scholar to lecture on classical Islamic law

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“Pluralism and Tolerance in Classical Islamic Law: Negotiating the Tradition Post 9/11” is the title of a lecture to be delivered Oct. 30 (Wednesday) at the University of Notre Dame by Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, chairman and scholar-in-residence of the Nawawi Foundation in Chicago. His talk will be held in Room…

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Libraries receive national Cultural Diversity Grant

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The Diversity Committee for the University Libraries at the University of Notre Dame has received a 2002 Cultural Diversity Grant from the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA).p. The award will be used to help fund a project in which the libraries will employ four culturally and ethnically diverse students…

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Four graduates to receive Notre Dame Law Association awards

Author: Julie Hail Flory

David T. Link, dean emeritus of the Notre Dame Law School, is one of four distinguished Law School graduates selected to receive awards from the Notre Dame Law Association. The awards will be presented Friday (Oct. 11) at a special ceremony on campus.p. •Link will receive the Edward Murphy Award,…

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