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Alumni filmmakers awarded prestigious prize for first feature film

Author: Sheila Flynn

“All About You,” a feature film written, directed and produced by two University of Notre Dame alumni, 1994 graduate Christine Ashford-Swanson and 1993 graduate Michael Swanson, received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the Hollywood Black Film Festival earlier this month.p….

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Printmaker Artemio Rodriguez to visit Notre Dame

Author: Tracy Graf

A collection of linoleum cuts by printmaker Artemio Rodriguez will be on exhibit March 4-May 31 in the Galeria America in McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by the University’s Institute for Latino Studies, the exhibit is free and open to the public.p….

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Creative Writing Program to sponsor upcoming readings

Author: Sheila Flynn

The University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program will bring two internationally acclaimed writers to campus for presentations in March. Both events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Recker’s Hospitality Room.p….

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Harvard scholar wins inaugural $20,000 Erasmus Institute Book Prize

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame’s Erasmus Institute has selected Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, as the inaugural recipient of the $20,000 Erasmus Institute Book Prize for his work “Hamlet in Purgatory.”p. The award will be presented April 2 (Tuesday) at a reception…

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Group Cites Rising Nuclear Policy Fears in Resetting 'Doomsday Clock'

Author: Robert E. Pierre

CHICAGO, FEB.27 — The so-called Doomsday Clock moved two ticks closer to midnight today, a sign that, at least according to a group of scientists, the world is more dangerous than it was yesterday.p. The reasons? A growing concern about the security of stockpiled nuclear weapons, the rising disparity between…

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Fisher-Price gift to benefit child neglect research

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame has received a donation of 500 toys from Fisher-Price for a research project on predicting and preventing child neglect by adolescent mothers.p. The project is being directed by John Borkowski, McKenna Family Professor of Psychology at Notre Dame. It involves faculty and staff not only…

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Law School professor receives Fulbright Scholarship

Author: Tracy Graf

John Copeland Nagle, a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to lecture through July on environmental and property law at the Tsinghua University Law School in Beijing.p….

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New McGrath Scholars Program assists Latin American students

Author: Dennis Brown

A new University of Notre Dame scholarship program named in honor of a respected and beloved Panamanian archbishop is making it possible for outstanding students from Latin America to attend his alma mater.p. Named in memory of Most Rev. Mark G. McGrath, C.S.C., archbishop of Panama from 1969-94, the…

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Kroc scholar announces 2-minute advance for Doomsday Clock

Author: Dennis Brown

George A. Lopez, director of policy studies in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, announced today that the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock has been moved two minutes closer to midnight.p. The clock, which was created in 1947 to symbolize worldwide…

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Government chair McAdams appointed Nanovic Institute director

Author: Dennis Brown

A. James McAdams, chair and William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed director of the University’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Currently teaching in Notre Dame’s London Program, he will assume his new responsibilities in July. p. McAdams studies modern…

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U.S.-Asian linkage in films to be topic

Author: Bonnie Britton

Movies’ globalization will be explored in a conference that begins Thursday at Notre Dame p(text). East meets Midwest when filmmakers and media experts gather Thursday at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend for a three-day conference titled “Hollywood, Asian Media and the Global Market.” p(text). Mike Wan, an…

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Lee Hamilton to lecture on American foreign policy

Author: Sheila Flynn

Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., will present a lecture titled “American Foreign Policy Challenges” at 7 p.m. March 6 (Wednesday) in Room C-100 of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Tragic Russian poet subject of professor's new book

Author: Dennis Brown

The work and life of troubled Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva is examined in a new book by Alyssa W. Dinega from the University of Notre Dame.p. Published by the University of Wisconsin Press, “A Russian Psyche: The Poetic Mind of Marina Tsvetaeva” expands "our understanding of this great and…

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Doomsday Clock to be reset by Notre Dame professor

Author: Dennis Brown

The Doomsday Clock, for 55 years the world’s most recognized symbol of nuclear danger, will be reset by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at a Chicago news conference Wednesday (Feb. 27).p. George Lopez, director of policy studies in the University of Notre Dame’s…

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Kroc Institute fellow to lecture on South Africa

Author: Lara Szymula

Tristan Borer, a visiting fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will present a lecture titled “When Victims Are Heroes and Heroes Are Perpetrators: Human Rights and Reconciliation in South Africa” March 5 (Tuesday) at 4:15 p.m. in Room C-103 of Notre Dame’s…

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Collegiate Jazz Festival comes to campus this week

Author: Lara Szymula

The University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival will return for its 44th year Wednesday (Feb. 27) and Friday-Saturday (March 1-2) featuring 10 collegiate bands competing before a panel of distinguished judges.p….

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Former Indian military leader to speak on danger of nuclear war

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Adm. L. Ramdas, retired chief of India’s navy, and his wife, Lalita Ramdas, will speak on “Preventing War and Nuclear Confrontation in South Asia” Feb. 28 (Thursday) at 12:30 p.m. in Room C-103 of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p….

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Enron collapse to be examined in new course

Author: Dennis Brown

The troubling business and accounting issues associated with the collapse of Enron Corp. will be examined in a course beginning March 18 (Monday) at the University of Notre Dame.p. Open to students with at least nine hours of accounting courses, the one-credit lyceum ? or public symposium ? also…

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Career conference for girls to take place April 27

Author: William G. Gilroy

“Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics,” a career conference for sixth-to-eighth-grade girls, will take place April 27 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Hall. The conference, which is sponsored by DePuy ACE and Imagineering, Inc., also will feature programs for…

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Nancy Savoca to discuss her film, Household Saints

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Independent film director Nancy Savoca will take part in a panel discussion of her 1993 feature, “Household Saints,” March 1 (Friday) at 4 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Hall. The discussion will be preceded by a free screening of the film February 28…

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Panel to discuss Russia after Sept. 11

Author: Tracy Graf

The impact of terrorism on Russia and neighboring countries will be examined in a panel discussion titled “A New Role for Russia and Central Asia after Sept. 11,” to be held Tuesday (Feb. 26) at 4:15 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the…

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Students encamp and pray for Afghan refugees

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A group of Notre Dame students will set up tents on the South Quandrangle of the University’s campus Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 25-26) to express solidarity with Afghan refugees.p….

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Engineering lecture series to feature Carlson

Author: William G. Gilroy

J. David Carlson, an engineering fellow with the Lord Corporation’s Materials Division, a business group charged with bringing magnetorheological (MR) fluid technology to commercialization, will deliver a public lecture at 12:50 p.m. Monday (Feb. 25) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Engineering lecture series to feature Carlson

Author: William G. Gilroy

J. David Carlson, an engineering fellow with the Lord Corporation’s Materials Division, a business group charged with bringing magnetorheological (MR) fluid technology to commercialization, will deliver a public lecture at 12:50 p.m. Monday (Feb. 25) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Notre Dame Celebrates National TRIO Day

Author: Tracy Graf

Representatives of the University of Notre Dame and the local community will come together this weekend (Feb. 22-23) in celebration of National TRIO Day.p….

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Bassard to speak on Harper's poetry

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Katherine Clay Bassard, associate professor of English at VirginiaCommonwealth University, will give a lecture entitled “Private Interpretations: Race, Nineteenth-Century Biblical Hermeneutics and the Poetry of Frances E. W. Harper” February 28 (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. in Room C-103 of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p….

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Finance department rated among top 10 worldwide

Author: Dennis Brown

The Department of Finance in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business is ranked among the top 10 in the world in a new survey conducted by the Financial Times newspaper of London.p. Based upon responses from 1998 MBA graduates, the Notre Dame finance department was rated…

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