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Economist's study questions global pollution control practices

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Providing financial incentives to developing nations to curb transnational pollution may hurt more than help, unless the incentives are tied to more stringent emission standards, according to research by Richard A. Jensen, chair and professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame.p. In a study recently published in the…

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Timber Company Reduces Cutting of Old-Growth Trees

Author: Greg Winter

LOS ANGELES, March 26Boise, the giant timber company, has begun telling its employees and customers that it will no longer cut centuries-old trees in some undisturbed forests on public and private lands. p. The decision, earlier this month, followed growing pressure on the company from several businesses and universities,…

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Jennie Block to lecture on disability movement

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jennie Weiss Block, author of “Copious Hosting: A Theology of Access for People with Disabilities,” will give a lecture April 11 (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in Room 100-104 of the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.p….

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Reilly Lectures scheduled for April 9-10

Author: William G. Gilroy

Mark E. Davis, the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering and executive officer of chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver the 2002 Reilly Lectures in Chemical Engineering April 9 and 10 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Kellogg grant supports ACE initiative in Chicago school

Author: Dennis Brown

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $48,000 grant to the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) to develop service-learning initiatives within the curriculum of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.p. Founded in 1996, Cristo Rey is a coeducational, college preparatory high school located in…

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Marketing professor studying gun distribution practices

Author: Dennis Brown

More than 13,500 people are murdered each year with firearms, and guns are used in the commission of some 350,000 violent crimes annually.p. And yet, data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms indicates that "virtually all of the new firearms used in crime first pass…

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ND would make academic Final Four

Author: Bloomberg News Service

If NCAA tournament games were decided in the classroom instead of on the basketball court, the Stanford Cardinal would be cutting down the nets as national champions.p. According to the NCAA’s most recent graduation statistics, every scholarship player who entered Stanford’s men’s basketball program from 1991-94 graduated within six years….

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Dean Carolyn Woo elected to new AACSB post

Author: Sheila Flynn

Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, has been named vice chair and chair-elect of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the international accrediting body for business education.p….

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Hagopian appointed director of Kellogg Institute

Author: William G. Gilroy

Frances Hagopian, associate professor of government and international studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed director of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She succeeds Scott Mainwaring, director since 1997.p….

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Tax Assistance Program institutes SWAT team for homebound taxpayers

Author: Sheila Flynn

The Vivian Harrington Gray Tax Assistance Program (TAP) at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College has instituted a Students Working at Taxes (SWAT) team to assist taxpayers who are unable to visit the 11 TAP tax assistance centers in the South Bend area.p….

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Filmmakers to visit campus for Artists in April series

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) at the University of Notre Dame will welcome film industry professionals to campus for a number of screenings and discussions next month as part of its “Artists in April” series.p….

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Tuition increase for 2002-03 announced

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Undergraduate tuition at the University of Notre Dame will increase by 4.9 percent for a second consecutive year, the lowest percentage increases at the University in more than 40 years.p….

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Fire damages room in Welsh Family Hall

Author: Dennis Moore

Welsh Family Hall, a student residence hall for women at the University of Notre Dame, was evacuated this morning when fire broke out in a third-floor student room shortly before 9 a.m.p….

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Palliative care conference to be held April 5-6

Author: William G. Gilroy

James S. Gordon, chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, will be the featured speaker at the North Central Indiana Ethics Consortium third annual conference, “New Directions in Palliative Care,” to be held April 5-6 (Friday-Saturday) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall.p….

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Professor George A. Lopez to address ND Club of Central New Jersey

Author: Sheila Flynn

George A. Lopez, director of policy studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “The Challenge of Catholic Peacemaking After September 11” at 7:30 p.m. April 24 (Wednesday) at St. Helena School in Edison, N.J.p….

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Students to host peace conference March 22-23

Author: Dennis Brown

Some 125 students from the University of Notre Dame and 20 other colleges and universities will participate in the 2002 Undergraduate Peace Conference on campus Friday-Saturday (March 22-23).p. Titled “Be the Change,” the conference is organized by Notre Dame students under the sponsorship of the University’s Kroc Institute for…

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Sister Carol Taylor to speak on medical ethics

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Sister Carol Taylor, CSFN, will give a lecture entitled “The Genetic®Evolution: Challenges for Faith-based Health Care” at 4 p.m. Friday (March 22) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall.p….

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Father Hesburgh to receive record 148th honorary degree

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, will add to his record number of honorary degrees at Ohio State University’s winter commencement exercises Friday (March 22).p….

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Rev. David Burrell to address ND Club of St. Louis

Author: Lara Szymula

Rev. David Burrell, C.S.C., Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “Cultures in Conflict: Focus on Islam” at 7:30 p.m. April 12 (Friday) at St. Louis Priory School in St. Louis.p….

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Asian issues to be focus of March 23 conference

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A one-day conference devoted to the examination of Asian and Asian-American issues and celebration of Asian diversity will be held Saturday (March 23) at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Theologian appointed director of Cushwa Center

Author: Dennis Brown

Timothy Matovina, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed director of the University’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism. He succeeds R. Scott Appleby, who has directed the center since 1994 and is now the John M. Regan Jr. Director of…

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New director appointed to lead Center for Social Concerns

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., has been appointed executive director of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1. He succeeds Rev. Donald P. McNeill, C.S.C., who helped found the center in 1983.p. A guest scholar in Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International…

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Director of Center for Faith-Based Initiatives to speak March 21

Author: Dennis Brown

Elizabeth Seale-Scott, director of the Center for Faith-Based Community Initiatives in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will be among the speakers at a symposium from 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 21) in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled "Bush’s…

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Sales training to be offered in collaborative workshops

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has joined with Sales Performance International (SPI) to launch an ongoing series of training workshops for sales and marketing professionals.p. Based upon the Solution Selling methodology developed by SPI, the workshops will focus on increasing sales from new and existing…

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UN to sponsor first Global Compact meeting in U.S. on campus

Author: Dennis Brown

The first meeting in the United States devoted to discussion and implementation of a new initiative known as the United Nations Global Compact will take place April 21-23 (Sunday-Tuesday) at the University of Notre Dame. p. Titled “Meeting Expectations in the World Economy: The United Nations Global Compact,” the…

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Snite exhibit to feature student thesis works

Author: Tracy Graf

An exhibition of thesis works by students in the master’s and bachelor’s of fine arts programs at the University of Notre Dame will be held April 7-May 19 at the Snite Museum of Art on campus.p….

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Latin American cardinal to discuss life of Archibishop Oscar Romero

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The life of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran bishop assassinated during El Salvador’s civil war, will be discussed in a lecture by Latin American Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, March 19 (Tuesday) at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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