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Jordan Hall groundbreaking ceremony set for Saturday

Author: Dennis Brown

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 1). p. Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, will bless the project at the hall’s future site on Juniper Road, north of the Joyce…

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Religious leaders to examine challenges facing congregations

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Understanding how current changes in American culture affect the spiritual lives of congregants is the focus of a two-day conference to be held Monday-Tuesday (Nov. 3-4) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “Congregational Ministry in the Twenty-First Century,” the conference will bring together…

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Alumni Association to posthumously honor '89 graduate

Author: Shannon Chapla

p. p. The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will present the Distinguished Alumnus Award to the family of Dr. N. Donald Diebel Jr. during a ceremony Saturday (Nov. 1) at the Notre Dame-Florida State football game.p. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented on rare occasions in recognition…

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Notre Dame Receives $50-Million Bequest From Joan Kroc

Author: John L. Pulley

The University of Notre Dame has received $50-million, its largest gift ever, in a bequest from Joan B. Kroc, the philanthropist and widow of the founder of McDonald’s, Ray Kroc.p. The money from Ms. Kroc, who died this month, will benefit programs at the university’s Kroc Institute for International…

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NASA official to discuss Columbia disaster and agency's return to flight

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. William F. Readdy, associate administrator of NASA’s Office of Space Flight, will deliver the first talk in the University of Notre Dame’s 2003-04 Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series at 12:50 p.m. Nov. 7 (Friday) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium. Titled "Engineering Challenges in Human Space Flight: NASA’s Path from…

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Renowned architect Leon Krier to speak Nov. 3

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Leon Krier, world-renowned practitioner, theorist and teacher, and 2003 recipient of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, will present a lecture on his life’s work at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 (Monday) in Notre Dame’s Washington Hall. The event is free…

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NCAA honors Father Hesburgh with inaugural Ford Award

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, has been named the inaugural recipient of the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award.p. Named in honor of former President Ford, the award honors individuals who have provided significant leadership as advocates for intercollegiate athletics on…

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Aristotle, Gumshoe A Canadian scholar has won fame for her ancient-world mysteries

Author: Brian Bethune

MARGARET DOODY is a serious academic, a professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, with a Ph.D. from Oxford and a c.v. that lists stints at prestigious American universities and authorship of numerous scholarly publications, including a history of the novel. She’s also, incongruously, CanLit’s…

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Panelists to examine journalism ethics in Nov. 3 forum

Author: Dennis Brown

“Journalism Ethics: The Craft of Credibility” will be the subject of a public forum Monday (Nov. 3) at the University of Notre Dame. It will begin at 3 p.m. in Rooms 100-104 of McKenna Hall and is free and open to the public.p. Panelists will discuss ethical problems that…

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Glee Club to present fall concert Oct. 30-31

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame Glee Club will present its annual fall concert Thursday and Friday (Oct. 30-31) at 8 p.m. in Washington Hall. Thursday’s concert is free and open to the public and admission for Friday’s concert is $3. Tickets are available at the LaFortune Student Center or…

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Political scientist to lecture Nov. 6 on race, AIDS

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Political scientist Cathy Cohen, director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, will deliver a public lecture at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 (Thursday) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled "HIV and AIDS in the…

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'International flashpoint? I'm on my way'

Author: Dominic Casciani

John Paul Lederach is parachuted into some of the world’s most violent hot-spots to talk peace. Somalia, Nicaragua, and, this week, Northern Ireland.p. You should find his contact details filed under E for emergency in government address books.p. Few academics can say they have lived through assassination plots in far-flung…

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Pair try to pull apart feuding Muslims, Hindus

Author: Dave Newbart

One is a professor of political science at Notre Dame , the other a Presbyterian minister in California who grew up in Chicago.p. But both are focused on peace for Kashmir, an area torn by fighting between Muslims and Hindus and the governments of Pakistan and India.p. The men, Dan…

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Newsman Mike Wallace to speak on campus Oct. 29

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Mike Wallace, long-time anchor and co-editor of CBS’ “60 Minutes,” will speak at the University of Notre Dame at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 (Wednesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium. Wallace will participate in an interview with Robert Schmuhl, professor of American studies and director of Notre Dame’s John W….

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Army general to discuss medical homeland defense

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. Brig. Gen. Michael A. Dunn, M.D., commander of the U.S. Army’s Western Regional Medical Command, will deliver a public lecture titled “Medical Homeland Defense: Past Demons and Future Threats,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 (Thursday) in Room 155 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.p. Dunn,…

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Bishop Jenky of Peoria elected Fellow of the University

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., of Peoria, Ill., has been elected a Fellow of the University of Notre Dame.p. “I am both humbled and honored to have been elected a Fellow and Trustee of my alma mater,” Bishop Jenky said. "This new responsibility will allow me once again to…

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Physicist awarded American Physical Society prize

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. Ikaros Bigi, a professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, is a co-recipient of the American Physical Society’s (APS) 2004 J.J. Sakurai Prize in theoretical particle physics. He will share the $5,000 prize with Anthony Ichiro Sanda of Nagoya University in Japan.p. The APS awards the…

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McCartan will chair Board of Trustees through 2007

Author: Matthew V.Storin

Patrick McCartan was unanimously re-elected as chairman of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees today, extending his tenure to 2007.p. “I appreciate the confidence and support of the Notre Dame board,” McCartan said, "and I look forward to helping Notre Dame fulfill the promise of a great…

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Irish novelist Edna O'Brien to present reading Friday

Author: Kate Bloomquist

Critically acclaimed Irish novelist Edna O?Brien will present a reading and talk at 4:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 17) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Keough Institute for Irish Studies, the presentation is free and open to the public.p. O’Brien is…

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Chief investment officer receives Financial Executive Award

Author: Dennis Brown

Scott C. Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected a regional winner of the 2003 Financial Executive of the Year Award by Robert Half International Inc. and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)p. The award recognizes exceptional achievement and outstanding…

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New lecture series to examine race in the Americas

Author: Shannon Chapla

“Race in the Americas,” the University of Notre Dame’s first lecture series designed to address the African-American and Latino experiences in the Americas, will begin at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 (Monday) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. Martha Menchaca, professor of anthropology at the University…

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Business students receive Fanning Scholarships

Author: Kate Bloomquist

Brian Dosal, a management information systems major from Coral Gables, Fla., and Lauren Meagher, a finance and business economics major from Buffalo, N.Y., have been named the 2003 recipients of Eugene D. Fanning Scholarships at the University of Notre Dame.p. Dosal and Meagher were selected by faculty of Notre…

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Excellence in Teaching conference to be held Oct. 24-26

Author: Shannon Chapla

Elementary and secondary educators will convene Oct. 24-26 (Friday-Sunday) at the University of Notre Dame for a conference titled “Excellence in Teaching: A Vocation of Learning and a Call to Service.”p. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Alumni Association, the program is open to all kindergarten to senior high school teachers,…

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University benefactor Joan B. Kroc dies at 75

Author: Dennis Brown

Joan B. Kroc, a nationally recognized philanthropist and generous benefactor of the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday in the San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe of brain cancer at age 75.p. The widow of McDonald’s Corp. founder Ray Kroc, Mrs. Kroc made a $6-million gift to Notre…

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Spotlight:The senior who inspired the Class of 2007

Author: Matthew Storin

On a Saturday in August, three years ago, Keri Oxley of Fremont, Ohio, sat with her parents at freshman orientation. Both she and her parents were experiencing some uncertainty about her choice of a college. For one thing, she had been “wait listed.” But they were heartened by a…

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Spotlight: Satellite theology program continues to grow

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Among the most conspicuous features of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate has been his enthusiastic embrace of modern communications technology as an instrument of evangelization.p. “We must be grateful,” he once wrote, "for the new technology which enables us to store information in vast man-made artificial memories, thus providing…

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Spotlight: Legends a new campus tradition in dining and entertainment

Author: Shannon Chapla

Well known landmarks dot the Notre Dame campus, but a nondescript building south of Notre Dame Stadium is suddenly drawing lots of interest from students and the general public alike.p. From the outside it appears very nearly the same as it has for the past two decades. But the…

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