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University No. 1 in percentage of students studying abroad

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has the highest percentage of students participating in study abroad programs among American research universities, according to a new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE).p. For 2000-01, the most recent academic year for which statistics are available, 39.2 percent of Notre Dame students…

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University celebrates 1 millionth Eck Visitors' Center guest

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame honored Bob Kelly from Kendall Park, N.J., on Nov. 23 as the 1 millionth visitor to walk through the doors of the Eck Visitors’ Center.p. Before attending the Notre Dame-Rutgers football game, Kelly, a “subway alum,” walked into the visitors’ center around 9:15 a.m. and…

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Debate Team sweeps tournament

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame Debate Team delivered an unprecedented performance at the Gateway Invitational tournament Nov. 15-17 at Washington University in St. Louis.p. Competing with teams from some 20 colleges and universities, Notre Dame students placed first and second in the open division and first in the novice division….

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Researchers receive NSF nanoscale science grants

Author: William G. Gilroy

Two teams of University of Notre Dame researchers have been awarded Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) grants totaling almost $3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF).p. The goal of the NIRT program is to encourage synergistic science and engineering research in emerging areas of nanoscale science and technology….

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Professor to coordinate UN effort in South Africa

Author: Shannon Chapla

Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., an associate professor of management and director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business at the University of Notre Dame, will be on leave in 2003 to represent the United Nations in organizing a South African National Global Compact Network.p. Initiated by…

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Endowments created in honor of Coach Dennis Stark

Author: Dennis Brown

Two endowments to fund grants-in-aid for the men’s swimming and diving team at the University of Notre Dame have been established in the name of longtime former coach Dennis J. Stark.p. The endowments have been underwritten with gifts from Notre Dame graduates William A. Carson II and Dr. Kathleen L….

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Chicago Tribune: Notre Dame professor wins national teaching award

Author: Meg McSherry Breslin

  • Notre Dame professor wins honor * p. A University of Notre Dame professor who transformed the way chemistry, engineering and physics are taught on campus has won the most prestigious national teaching award in higher education. p. Dennis Jacobs, 42, a chemistry professor, was named the 2002 U.S. Professor…

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Chemist named U.S. Professor of the Year

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

| || | *Dennis Jacobs meets with students from “Chemistry in Service to the Community” before taking lead samples from a South Bend home./ Heather Gollatz * || p. p. Dennis Jacobs, professor of chemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the U.S. Professor of…

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Chemist named U.S. Professor of the Year

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

| || | *Dennis Jacobs and students Bob Stachecki and Araceli Bonilla discuss lead-testing techniques before taking samples in a South Bend home./ Heather Gollatz * || p. p. Throughout my teaching career, I have sought innovative ways to provide enriching educational experiences for undergraduate students. These have…

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Presidential commission honors Rep. Roemer

Author: Dennis Brown

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is creating the Tim Roemer Internship to honor the University of Notre Dame graduate and retiring member of the House of Representatives for his efforts in support of public diplomacy, the American government’s communication with the public in foreign countries.p. Beginning in…

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News and Information appoints assistant director

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Shannon Chapla, most-recently a radio news anchor and morning show personality in South Bend, has been appointed assistant director of news and information at the University of Notre Dame.p. Chapla comes to Notre Dame from broadcast journalism. For the past seven years she delivered the news and joined with Jack…

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New business plan competition puts focus on family firms

Author: Dennis Brown

The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame has created a new business plan competition for family firms that is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation.p. The inaugural Dorothy Dolphin Notre Dame Family Business Plan Competition is accepting entries through Dec….

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Saturday lecture to explore link between art and the divine

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Meredith Gill, assistant professor of art at the University of Notre Dame and a specialist in Italian Renaissance art, will discuss ?Art and the Religious Imagination? at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 23) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium on campus. Her presentation is the final Saturday Scholar lecture of the football…

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Former Illinois judge to speak against death penalty

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Sheila Murphy, former judge of Cook County’s 6th Municipal District Circuit Court, will speak against the death penalty in three events Thursday and Friday (Nov. 21-22) at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.p. Judge Murphy, an outspoken opponent of the death penalty, recently retired from the bench…

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International gathering at Notre Dame examines "Option for the Poor in Christian Theology"

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Prominent theologians, church leaders, pastoral workers and activists came together at the University of Notre Dame last week to examine the Church’s role in understanding and addressing poverty. The Nov. 10-13 conference, entitled “The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology,” included more than 700 participants from the United…

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Controversial poet to speak at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Tom Paulin, poet and G.M. Young Lecturer in English Literature at Oxford University’s Hertford College, will give a lecture entitled “William Blake, Irish Visionary: His Influence on Yeats, Joyce and Van Morrison” at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 21) in the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center auditorium.p. Paulin, a native…

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Car featured in new James Bond film to be on display

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Exhibit in conjunction with talk by Aston Martin executive p. A $228,000 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish similar to the car featured in the upcoming James Bond film will be on display ? minus Pierce Brosnan ? on Friday (Nov. 22) at the University of Notre Dame in conjunction with a…

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Medical ethicist to speak on human cloning

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Dr. Mark Siegler, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, will give a lecture entitled “The Science and Politics of Cloning: What a Difference a Year Makes,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 19) in the University of…

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Professors' design for Pentagon memorial earns praise

Author: Dennis Brown

The jury evaluating designs for a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon selected a monument created by two University of Notre Dame architecture professors as one of the top 75 entries in the international competition.p. The design by Dino Marcantonio and Paloma Pajares…

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Five graduates to address Seng symposium on economic

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Five University of Notre Dame graduates now teaching university-level economics will return to campus Nov. 22 (Friday) for the Seng Symposium on Research in Economic Policy, sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Seng Foundation Endowment for Market-Based Programs and Catholic Values.p. The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. and…

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Wall Street Journal: Faith, Hope and Litigation

Author: Wall Street Journal

Notre Dame may be looking good on the gridiron these days, but George W. Bush has to hope that the luck of the Irish holds in court. For if a new lawsuit targeting federal support for an innovative Notre Dame teacher-training program succeeds, it would put a major crimp in…

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Chesterton's ND visit remembered

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A series of lectures commemorating G.K. Chesterton’s 1930 visit to the University of Notre Dame will be given on campus Monday-Friday (Nov.11-15).p. The English writer G.K. Chesterton, who received an honorary degree from Notre Dame after giving a six week series of lectures here, was famous for his gregarious personality,…

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Business leaders to lecture on corporate responsibility

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John Pepper, retired chief executive officer of Procter and Gamble, and Marina Whitman, professor of business at the University of Michigan and former vice president of General Motors Corp., will deliver a joint lecture titled “Leading Responsibly” at 3 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 13) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza…

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Harry Potter books, films to be celebrated Nov. 14 at bookstore

Author: Dennis Brown

“A Very Potter Evening,” an event in celebration of the upcoming release of the second Harry Potter film, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 14) at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore at the University of Notre Dame.p. Presented by the University’s Sophomore Literary Festival, the event…

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Graduate Student Union receives national recognition

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The Graduate Student Union (GSU) at the University of Notre Dame has been named the 2002 Graduate/Professional Student Organization of the Year by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS).p. The award, which will be presented Saturday (Nov. 9) at the NAGPS national awards dinner in St. Louis, recognizes organizations…

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Carnegie president Schulman outlines perspectives on quality of higher education

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

NOTRE DAME, Ind., Nov. 8, 2002 ? Lee Shulman has been examining the elements of quality higher education for almost 40 years. As president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ? the century-old think tank that initiated the pension program for educators that became TIAA-CREF, the…

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Nieuwland lecturer to offer a mathematical view of elections

Author: William G. Gilroy

In the wake of this year’s mid-term elections, the annual Nieuwland Lecture in Applied Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame will feature one of the leading critics of the American electoral process.p. Donald Saari, distinguished professor of mathematics and economics and director of the Center for Decision Analysis at…

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Notre Dame researchers develop model for predicting invasive species

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Nov. 8 issue of the journal Science will contain a paper in which University of Notre Dame researchers suggest a method of identifying invasive species that are likely to become nuisances if introduced into the Great Lakes.p. Invasive species, such as zebra and quagga mussels, present a significant…

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Siemens Regional competition of science and math students to be held November 15-16

Author: William G. Gilroy

Five individuals and three teams of high school students have been selected to compete Nov. 15-16 (Friday-Saturday) at the University of Notre Dame in the Midwestern region of the Siemens Westinghouse Science&Technology Competition, a leading scholarship and awards program.p. The New Jersey-based non-profit Siemens Foundation created the Siemens Westinghouse Science&Technology…

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