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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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New York Times columnist to serve as journalist-in-residence

Author: Kate Bloomquist

New York Times columnist David Brooks will discuss “Extremism and the Defense of Politics: The Landscape for 2004” Tuesday (Nov. 18) at 7:30 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public.p. Brooks, who also is…

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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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FTT to present "The Glass Menagerie" Nov. 19-23

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) will present Tennessee Williams’ American classic “The Glass Menagerie” Nov. 19-22 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23 (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m. in Washington Hall.p. Admission is $10 for the general public, $9 for senior citizens and…

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Faculty publish three new books on spirituality

Author: Kate Bloomquist

Spirituality is the focus of three new books authored or edited by University of Notre Dame faculty and published by Notre Dame Press.p. ? The connection between spirituality and business is the focus of “Business, Religion and Spirituality: A New Synthesis,” which was edited by Rev. Oliver F. Williams,…

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Ex-Notre Dame star had studies down to a science

Author: Andy Gardiner

Jenny Streiffer Mascaro arrived at Notre Dame in the fall of 1996 as a nationally acclaimed soccer player and top student with a keen, if unfocused, interest in science. She left as both an athletic and academic All-American, prepared for careers in the two worlds she balanced through college.p….

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Motivational speaker to discuss smoke-free society

Author: Kate Bloomquist

Nationally known motivational speaker Patrick Reynolds, grandson of tobacco company founder R.J. Reynolds, will give a talk titled “Tobacco Wars: The Battle for a Smoke Free Society,” at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 12) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Office…

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ROTC to conduct Veterans Day retreat ceremony

Author: Shannon Chapla

p. The University of Notre Dame’s Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC units will conduct their annual Veterans Day Retreat Ceremony Tuesday (Nov. 11) at 5 p.m. on the Fieldhouse Mall adjacent to the Clarke Memorial Fountain on campus.p. Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame,…

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The Bard's the Thing at CSUCI

Author: Fred Alvarez

Matthew Radford gets the disclaimer out of the way first thing.p. He is not a teacher, he tells the two dozen English students gathered in a lecture hall at Cal State Channel Islands. Rather, he is a professional actor, one of five members of a London-based theater troupe in…

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(Editorial/opinion): U.S. repeats past mistakes

Author: George Lopez

Iraq, like Vietnam, already has become a quagmire for the United States, with few easy exit options. Driving both Vietnam and Iraq: a set of unquestioned, flawed assumptions held by a president and his policy team. Our latest quagmire is sustained by four familiar, misguided beliefs.p. — *Our battle…

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Center for Ethics and Culture and Logan to host guardianship conference

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A day-long conference on issues related to developmentally disabled people will be held (Mon.) Nov. 10 in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall. p. The conference, “Making the Tough Decisions: Ethical Dilemmas in Guardianship,” is cosponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and Logan Community Resources,…

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Second U.S. screening of banned Chinese film to be at ND

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The award-winning film “Blind Shaft,” directed by Chinese filmmaker Li Yang, will be presented for just the second time in the United States at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 (Wednesday) in 101 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. A question-and-answer session with Yang will follow the screening.p. Banned…

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Lecture series to focus on Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The works of Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor will be the subject of a lecture series sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture (Mon.-Thurs.) Nov. 10-13.p. The title of the series, "A Reason to Write: Two Catholic Novelists,? is taken from O’Connor, who once…

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$50-million gift from Joan Kroc is largest in University history

Author: Dennis Brown

The largest single gift in the history of the University of Notre Dame, a $50-million bequest from the late Joan B. Kroc, has been directed to the campus peace studies institute that carries her name p. The widow of McDonald’s Corp. founder Ray Kroc, Mrs. Kroc died Oct. 12…

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Alumni Association honors military career of '53 graduate

Author: Shannon Chapla

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James J. McMonagle, a decorated combat leader inVietnamand 1953 University of Notre Dame graduate, will receive the Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., Award during a halftime ceremony at the Notre Dame-Navy football game Saturday (Nov. 8). p. The Corby Award is presented annually by…

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