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Athletic director receives contract extension

Author: Matthew V.Storin

Kevin White, who has led the University of Notre Dame athletics programs to unprecedented accomplishments in the classroom and on the field over the past three years, has received a two-year contract extension as the University’s director of athletics.p. Appointed in March 2000, White originally agreed to a five-year contract…

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Some Teams in Postseason Do Not Make the Grade

Author: Joe Drape

If graduation rates determined postseason matchups, Tulane would play Notre Dame for the national championship, and Oklahoma and Arkansas would meet in the most minor of the 28 bowl games, according to a study released yesterday by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central…

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Father Nieuwland's research honored by Forbes

Author: Dennis Brown

The discovery of the formulae for synthetic rubber by the late University of Notre Dame priest and professor Julius Nieuwland is one of the 85 leading breakthroughs of the last 85 years, according to Forbes magazine.p. In marking the publication’s 85th anniversary, Forbes reporters compiled a list of the people,…

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Seeking a safe return. Community prays as search for ND student continues

Author: Linda Mullen and Gwen O'Brien

SOUTH BEND ? Like the rain, the flow of people was steady outside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Thursday evening.p. Walking in small groups huddled under umbrellas, University of Notre Dame students, faculty, staff and the general public shuffled into church to attend Mass for missing freshman Chad…

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University receives McGowan Fund grant

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame has received a $21,000 grant from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund of Washington D.C., for a scholarship in the Mendoza College of Business’ master of business administration program during the 2003-04 academic year.p. The McGowan Charitable Fund has supported MBA scholarships at Notre Dame…

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Architecture professor praised by New York Times

Author: Shannon Chapla

“Cosmatesque Ornament: Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture,” a new book by University of Notre Dame associate professor of architecture Paloma Pajares, was praised by The New York Times Book Review in its Dec. 8 edition highlighting books for the holidays.p. "One of the more recondite architecture books this year…

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Krcmaric appointed ND's managing director

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Mark C. Krcmaric, executive assistant to the vice president for finance and chief investment officer at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed managing director for finance and administration in the University’s investment office.p. “The complexity and sophistication of our investment activities continues to grow,” said Scott C. Malpass,…

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Mass in Basilica for Chad Sharon, missing ND student

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A special Mass for missing Notre Dame student Chad Sharon will be celebrated Thursday (Dec. 19) at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.p. The Mass will be a special opportunity to pray for Sharon’s safety and well-being. All are invited to attend and to offer their prayers…

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Peace movement marginalized in post-Sept. 11 world, says scholar

Author: Stephen Steele

BALTIMORE (CNS)As the United States moves toward war with Iraq, the peace movement is seen by the public and portrayed in the media as naive to the reality of life in an unsafe world, said a University of Notre Dame professor.p. Advocates of peace have been marginalized in the post-Sept….

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Sister Jean Lenz Saturday at

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F., assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame, will sign copies of her book, “Loyal Sons and Daughters: A Notre Dame Memoir,” Saturday (Dec. 21) from 1-3 p.m. at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.p. The book is a personal reminiscence of three…

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First video yearbook at Notre Dame under production

Author: Dennis Brown

A video yearbook, featuring highlights of the 2002-03 academic year, is being produced for the first time at the University of Notre Dame.p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Association, the video yearbook is similar to a traditional yearbook, but with video and sound instead of photographs and captions. It…

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Faculty translating team wins citation for Red Poppies

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

“Red Poppies,” a novel translated from Chinese by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin of the University of Notre Dame, has been named one of the 100 best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times Book Review.p. Written by Alai, an ethnic Tibetan living in China, “Red Poppies”…

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Architecture professor appointed to Italian committee

Author: Shannon Chapla

Samir Younés, associate professor of architecture and director of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s Rome Studies Program, has been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs.p. The prestigious committee, which makes recommendations on national architecture issues, is composed of seven superintendents of…

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Math Professor retires from special instructional programs

Author: William G. Gilroy

Mario Borelli, an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and director of two special University instructional programs, has retired as director of those programs.p. Borelli served for the past eight years as director of the CANDAX-ME McNair project. His successor is Donald B. Pope-Davis, a professor…

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Shrader-Frechette book examines environmental justice

Author: William G. Gilroy

Oxford University Press has published “Environmental Justice ? Creating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy” by Kristin Shrader-Frechette, a Notre Dame professor and pioneering leader in the fields of quantitative risk assessment and environmental ethics.p. Observing that environmental activists often value environmental concerns over basic human rights, Shrader-Frechette points out in her…

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Financial management realignment approved

Author: Matthew V.Storin

A realignment of the University of Notre Dame’s financial management has been approved by its Board of Trustees. The changes announced today will separate the responsibilities of the vice president for finance and chief investment officer into two vice presidencies.p. Scott C. Malpass, who has served as chief investment officer…

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Marketing study sheds light on controversial slotting fees

Author: Dennis Brown

Walk into most any grocery store and it’s obvious that some products receive preferential treatment. It may be that one brand of soup is on the shelf at eye level, while others are on the top or bottom shelves; or it could be a new and unknown product receiving prominent…

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Two theologians publish new book on Apostolic Tradition

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University of Notre Dame theologians Paul Bradshaw and Maxwell Johnson examine an early Christian order in a new book titled “The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary,” published this month by Fortress Press as part of the Hermeneia commentary series.p. Bradshaw, Johnson and coauthor L. Edward Phillips provide the first-ever comprehensive commentary…

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Researchers point out need for greater investment to prevent biological invasions

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Dec. 7 edition of the scientific journal The Proceedings of the Royal Society of London contains a paper in which a team of University of Notre Dame biologists offer a framework that merges ecology and economics to identify optimal strategies, acceptable risks and the economic consequences of invasive…

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Senior biology major wins Rhodes Scholarship

Author: William G. Gilroy

Andrew C. Serazin, a University of Notre Dame senior biology major from Elyria, Ohio, is one of 32 students in the country to be named a Rhodes Scholar, the scholarship trust announced yesterday (Dec. 8).p. The 14th Rhodes Scholar in Notre Dame’s history, Serazin was chosen from 981 applicants from…

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Father Malloy to speak at local Universal Notre Dame Night

Author: Shannon Chapla

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will be the featured speaker for the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley’s Universal Notre Dame Night on Jan. 16 (Thursday) at the Eck Notre Dame Visitors’ Center.p. Father Malloy will discuss the current state of the…

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Marian Anderson String Quartet to perform on campus

Author: Shannon Chapla

The award-winning Marian Anderson String Quartet will perform a concert of classical chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 6) in the Eck Notre Dame Visitors’ Center auditorium. Sponsored by the University’s Department of Music and the office of Student Affairs, the concert is open to the public and will…

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Three promotions in ND's Office of Student Financial Services

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Three promotions in the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) have been announced by Scott Malpass, vice president for finance and chief investment officer for the University.p. Joseph A. Russo, the director of financial aid since 1978, has been appointed director of the OSFS. Eugene M….

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Chemistry demonstration illuminates passion for teaching

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Dennis Jacobs put propane torch to magnesium Tuesday (Dec. 3) before a group of his most prestigious Notre Dame peers, and illuminated for all why he has been singled out as the 2002 Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for research and doctoral universities.p. Jacobs’ teaching demonstration came in…

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Sister Jean Lenz publishes ND memoir

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“Loyal Sons and Daughters: A Notre Dame Memoir” by Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F., assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame, has been published by Rowman&Littlefield Publishers, Inc.p. The book, an excerpt of which appeared in the autumn issue of Notre Dame Magazine, is a vivid…

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Summer programs for high school students receive recognition

Author: William G. Gilroy

Two University of Notre Dame summer programs for high school students have been selected as “Editors Choice For Best Quality” in a new book that highlights high quality pre-college programs.p. The Career Discovery in Architecture and the Summer Experience programs are profiled in "Early College Programs: Summer College Programs…

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Campus to celebrate U.S. Professor of the Year Award

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate teaching excellence and excellent teachers Tuesday (Dec. 3) with a reception in honor of Dennis Jacobs, professor of chemistry and the 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year for research and doctoral institutions.p. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Eck Notre…

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