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Historian in demand

Author: MARGOT PATTERSON

Appleby takes low-key approach to explosive religious issues p. R. Scott Appleby recalls attending parochial school in the 1960s and being taught that if communist Russia attacked the United States and he were to die testifying to his Catholic faith, he would bypass purgatory and go directly to heaven….

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FTT professor's film selected to National Film Registry

Author: Julie Hail Flory

p. “Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman,” an Academy Award-nominated documentary by University of Notre Dame filmmaker Jill Godmilow, is one of 25 films selected by the Library of Congress to the National Film Registry for 2003.p. A film biography of Antonia Brico, history’s first woman symphony conductor, “Antonia”…

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Art professor wins national award

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Nyame O. Brown, assistant professor of art, art history and design at the University of Notre Dame, has received a 2003 Painters and Sculptors Grant Award from The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc.p. Brown is among just 10 artists nationwide to be selected for this year’s award, which includes a…

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Biologist Lodge calls for federal action on invasive species

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. University of Notre Dame biologist David Lodge joined other scientists at a Washington, D.C., press conference today (Thursday, Dec. 18) to call attention to the lack of progress by Congress and the president in dealing with the issue of invasive species.p. The National Environmental Council on Invasive Species…

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NBC, Notre Dame extend football agreement through 2010

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame and NBC Sports announced today a new five-year agreement in which NBC will televise Irish home football games through 2010.p. The extension provides NBC rights to Notre Dame home games from 2006 through 2010. Notre Dame will provide a minimum of six home games…

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Event to celebrate Mexican tradition of La Posada Dec. 21

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate the Mexican tradition of La Posada by hosting a screening of ?La Gran Posada,? a documentary produced by J. Roberto Gutierrez, vice president for public affairs and communication at Notre Dame, Dec. 21 (Sunday) at 5 p.m. in the Bendix Theater at…

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Lilly Endowment awards $1 million to help plug "brain drain"

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has been awarded a $1-million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support creation of the Indiana Careers Initiative at Notre Dame. The grant was made as part of the endowment’s “Initiative to Promote Opportunity through Educational Collaborations.”p. The grant supports a five-year plan to…

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Construction to affect parking, traffic on east side of campus

Author: Dennis Brown

The coming construction of the Jordan Hall of Science and the Don F. and Flora Guglielmino Family Athletics Center at the University of Notre Dame will bring changes to parking and pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the east side of campus.p. Two parking lots will be eliminated due to…

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(Opinion): Extremist gains slow momentum of Good Friday Accords

Author: John Darby

Northern Ireland’s voters have rejected the great leap forward of the Good Friday Agreement. At first glance, recent election results look like a great leap back to the old familiar suspicions and violence.p. Why did it happen? The key to the maneuverings in Northern Ireland over the last decade…

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University Health Services to get upgrade

Author: Matthew V.Storin

The University Health Services facility at the University of Notre Dame will undergo extensive renovations and upgrading, largely through a $6million gift from the William K. Warren Foundation.p. William K. Warren, Jr., a resident of Tulsa, Okla., is a 1956 graduate of Notre Dame and chair of the foundation…

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Faculty and staff newspaper ND Works premieres

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has initiated a new faculty and staff newspaper, titled ND Works, to focus on the creativity and spirit of its employees.p. The first edition was delivered today (Wednesday, Dec. 10). It will be published bimonthly during the academic year and once during the summer.p….

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Two physics professors elected to American Physical Society

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. Two University of Notre Dame physicists have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).p. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Physics, was cited ’for his discovery of scale-free networks and for his theories of surface roughening and strained surfaces." Stefan G. Frauendorf, professor of physics,…

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Dennis Moore, associate VP for public affairs, dies at 55

Author: Dennis Brown

Dennis K. Moore, associate vice president for public affairs and communication at the University of Notre Dame, died today (Wednesday, Dec. 3) at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. He was 55 and had battled prostate cancer for the past year.p. ’We have lost a dear friend and…

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Princeton provost to deliver lectures Dec. 4-5

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Amy Gutmann, professor of politics and provost at Princeton University, will present two lectures Thursday and Friday (Dec. 4-5) in the Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture Series at the University of Notre Dame.p. They are as follows:p. ? “Why Diversity Matters,” 4:30 p.m. Thursday, 102 DeBartolo Hall ? "Identity and…

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Dean of Arts and Letters publishes new book

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Catholic identity in the world of higher education is the focus of a recently published book by Mark W. Roche, I.A. O?Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “The Intellectual Appeal of Catholicism and the Idea of a Catholic University,”…

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Notre Dame Law Review to host symposium on laws of war

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Legal scholars from across the nation will convene Thursday and Friday (Dec.4-5) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall to discuss the effects of the September 11 terror attacks on the laws of war.p. The symposium, "The Changing Laws of War: Do We Need a New Legal Regime…

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(Opinion): Eduard Shevardnadze and the politics of sheer tenacity

Author: Martha Merritt

Martha Merritt is a political scientist and director of international development at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame p. p. OP-ED p. Eduard Shevardnadze’s resignation as president of the small, beleaguered Caucasus republic of Georgia brings a strange and formerly brilliant career to…

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Report urges changes in U.S. policies to enhance security

Author: Dennis Brown

To protect its citizens from terrorism, the United States must reaffirm both its international alliances and its commitment to nuclear weapons treaties, according to a new report on international security co-authored by University of Notre Dame political scientist George Lopez.p. The authors argue strongly against the doctrine of preemptive…

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Robinson Learning Center receives HUD grant

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) has received a $398,087 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through its Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) program.p. With the COPC award, the Robinson Center will establish several projects, including a youth mentoring initiative to provide violence prevention…

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Two law students to compete in National Moot Court competition

Author: Michael O. Garvey

University of Notre Dame third-year law students Carah Helwig and Julissa Robles won the Region VIII competition of the National Moot Court Competition last week at the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.p. Helwig and Robles, coached by Edward A. Sullivan and Robert J. Palmer, both adjunct assistant…

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University ranks third in percentage of students studying abroad

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has the third-highest percentage of students participating in study abroad programs among American research universities, according to a report released this week by the Institute for International Education (IIE).p. In 2001-02, the most recent academic year for which statistics are available, 50.6 percent of…

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White facing BCS pressure

Author: Jason Kelly

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: COMMENTARY p. News from New Orleans over the weekend marked another incremental step toward a more inclusive postseason for college football.p. A bunch of college presidents got together there and promised the Bowl Championship Series would change.p. Exactly what those changes will entail, even they don’t know…

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Father Gabriel honored by Hungarian university

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Abbot Astrik L. Gabriel, director and professor emeritus in the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute and director of the Frank M. Folsom Ambrosiana Microfilm and Photographic Collection, received an honorary degree Monday (Nov. 17) from Pazmany Peter Catholic University of Budapest.p. Rev. Dr. Gyorgy Fodor, rector of the…

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Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics established

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $10 million to the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University and the University of Chicago to establish a Physics Frontier Center for Nuclear Astrophysics.p. Known as JINA – The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics -the center is a collaborative effort…

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Irish hunt for league. Look to Big Ten with NBC, BCS agreements ending

Author: Avani Patel, Tribune sports writer

Notre Dame floated a trial balloon Thursday about surrendering its football independence and sources say its intended target is the Big Ten.p. Notre Dame spurned the Big Ten in 1999 after lengthy negotiations because it didn’t want to give up its independent status in football as it has in other…

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If Irish need dance partner, only Big Ten fits

Author: Rick Morrissey

Some things are so right and so obvious that to not do them is silly. Notre Dame in the Big Ten is one of those right and obvious things. p. The Irish are said to be talking with the Atlantic Coast Conference about shedding their football independence and locking…

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South Bend Community Hall of Fame to induct 2 graduates

Author: Kate Bloomquist

Two University of Notre Dame graduates ? Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan and retired law school professor Thomas Broden Jr. ? will be inducted Wednesday (Nov. 19) into the South Bend Community Hall of Fame for their exemplary service to the local community.p. Raised in South Bend, Kernan attended St….

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Study offers new insights into the storage of nuclear waste

Author: William G. Gilroy

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame offer new insights into conditions that might develop at radioactive material repositories, such as the one planned for the Yucca Mountains in Nevada, in a study published this week in the journal Science.p. Peter C. Burns, Massman Professor of Civil Engineering and…

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From Burlingame to Baghdad

Author: John Horgan

Gil Loescher is home. He has returned to his house in Oxford, England. That, in itself, is more than a minor miracle. Loescher, 58, nearly died in the terror bombing of a United Nations headquarters building in Baghdad in August. p. Of the two dozen people on the third…

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