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Survey: First-year students make politics a priority

Author: Julie Hail Flory

First-year students at the University of Notre Dame are, as a whole, more interested in politics than their peers at other colleges and universities across the country, according to an annual survey of college freshmen conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Higher Education Research Institute at…

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'Voice' of the National Spelling Bee Dies

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For the young contestants at the annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., the challenge is to correctly spell words as diverse as “succedaneum” and “maieutic.”p. But for his role in the nation’s largest and longest-running educational competition, Alex Cameron had his own demanding challenge: He had to…

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Symposium will honor former dean Castellino

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will sponsor an academic symposium titled “Frontiers in Hemostasis: From Molecules to Mice” March 7-9 (Friday-Sunday) in honor of Francis J. Casellino, former dean of the University’s College of Science.p. Castellino, Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry and founding director of…

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New director named for Academic Services for Student-Athletes

Author: Dennis Brown

Patrick G. Holmes has been appointed director of the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes at the University of Notre Dame. He had served as acting director since May.p. A 1979 graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Holmes returned to the University in 1997 to…

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Murphy to present Hesburgh Lecture in San Jose, Calif.

Author: Margee Macdonell

Patrick Murphy, professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “Business Ethics in the 21st Century” at 7:30 p.m. March 11 (Tuesday) at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. His remarks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring noted Silicon Valley…

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Bender to present genetic developments in Sacramento, Calif.

Author: Margee Macdonell

Harvey Bender, professor of biological sciences and director of the Human Genetics Program at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “Genetic Developments and the Brave New Millennium” at 7 p.m. March 10 (Monday) at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. The lecture is free and open…

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Father Scully to discuss Catholic higher education in Naples, Fla.

Author: Margee Macdonell

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., executive vice president of the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled ?The Future of Catholic Higher Education in America? at 7 p.m. March 6 (Thursday) at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Naples, Fla. The lecture is free and open to…

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3 women to tell of Living Next Door to the KKK

Author: Dennis Brown

Three area women will tell of the personal threats and harassment they claim to have suffered while living near Ku Klux Klan members in a talk at 7 p.m. Monday (March 3) in 101 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled ?Living Next Door to the KKK: How…

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Blakey's interpretation of RICO vindicated

Author: Michael O. Garvey

G. Robert Blakey, William and Dorothy O?Neill Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, is pleased with today’s Supreme Court ruling that federal racketeering and extortion laws may not be used to punish aggressive anti-abortion protesters.p. Blakey, the nation’s foremost authority on such laws, drafted the Racketeer Influenced…

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Leftow to lecture on scripture, God and time

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Brian Leftow, Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oriel College, Oxford, will give a lecture on “Scripture, God, and Time” at 4 p.m. March 4 (Tuesday) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. Leftow’s scholarly interests include medieval philosophy, analytic metaphysics and philosophical…

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ACLU associate director to discuss surveillance in America

Author: Margee Macdonell

Barry Steinhardt, associate director of the American Civil Liberties Union, will give a lecture Wednesday (Feb. 26) at 4:15 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. Titled “Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains: The Growth of an American Surveillance Society,” the talk will be based on a…

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Gurulé says Estrada deserves confirmation vote

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jimmy Gurulé, former undersecretary of Treasury for enforcement and professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, is sharply critical of the Senate Democrats now blocking a confirmation vote on Miguel Estrada, President Bush’s nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.p. Gurulé, who…

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45th annual Jazz Festival to begin Feb. 26

Author: Margee Macdonell

The University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival will return for its 45th year Wednesday (Feb. 26) and Friday-Saturday (Feb. 28-March 1) featuring 10 collegiate bands competing before a panel of distinguished judges.p. Jazz bands performing in this year’s festival represent the University of Texas, Brownsville; Central Michigan University; University…

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Campus remembrance service for Chad Sharon to be held Tuesday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A campus remembrance for University of Notre Dame freshman Chad Sharon will be held Tuesday (Feb. 25) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Visitation with the Sharon family will take place at 4 p.m. in the Lady Chapel of the Basilica, followed by a memorial Mass at 5:15 p.m.p….

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The Tidings: Remembering fishermen

Author: Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu

There is an old saying in Spanish: “Palos porque bogas y palos porque no bogas.” It must have originated with poor fishermen because it means literally, you will be beaten for rowing and you will be beaten for not rowing.p. A better translation is, "If you move, you lose; if…

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Duke law professor to speak on financial scandals

Author: Michael O. Garvey

James D. Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke University, will speak on “Being a Professional in A Competitive Economic Climate: Lessons from the Financial Scandals of 2002” Feb. 28 (Friday) at 2 p.m. in the courtroom of the Notre Dame Law School.p. Cox, who specializes in corporate and…

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Astronaut Harrison Schmitt to deliver engineering lecture

Author: William G. Gilroy

Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, the only scientist and the last of 12 men to step on the Moon, will visit the University of Notre Dame on March 3 (Monday).p. Schmitt will deliver a lecture open to engineering students and the campus community at 12:50 p.m. in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium….

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Governor Keating to speak at ND

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, who was recently appointed chairman of the National Review Board for the Office of Child and Youth Protection by the nation’s Catholic bishops, will give a lecture entitled “Political Life and the Christian Vocation” Feb. 24 (Monday) at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the…

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Alumnus and benefactor elected to Board of Trustees

Author: Dennis Brown

William K. Warren Jr., a University of Notre Dame alumnus and chairman of the board of Warren American Oil Company and The William K. Warren Foundation, has been elected to the University’s Board of Trustees.p. A 1956 graduate with a degree in business, Warren previously served on the advisory council…

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The Wall Street Journal: An Army of Underemployed Goes Door-to-Door in Brazil

Author: Miriam Jordan

OSASCO, BrazilFive years ago, amid one of Brazil’s many economic downturns, Marcia Carvalheiras saw her world crumble. Her employer, an appliance distributor, folded. Her husband’s bookbinding business was dying. Jobless and desperate, Ms. Carvalheiras sold her car and gave up her family’s health insurance. In order to feed her family…

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Robinson Center to celebrate second anniversary

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) will celebrate its second anniversary Friday (Feb. 21) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame, the center is located at 921 N. Eddy St., South Bend.p. The celebration will feature guest speakers Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president; Rep….

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Brief supports U. of Michigan on admissions policies

Author: Matthew V.Storin

The University of Notre Dame is among 38 leading private colleges and universities to join in a brief supporting the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policies now under challenge in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States.p. "At Notre Dame we believe it is imperative that…

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New institute will focus on environmental molecular science

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame has created a new Environmental Molecular Science Institute (EMSI) to bring engineers and scientists together to investigate the interaction between microparticles and heavy metals in the environment.p. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, researchers at the institute will work…

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MATHCOUNTS competition scheduled for Saturday

Author: William G. Gilroy

A regional competition of MATHCOUNTS, a nationwide math coaching and competition program will take place Saturday (Feb. 22) in DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.p. More than 200 middle and junior high students from the northern and central Indiana counties of St. Joseph, Elkhart, Fulton, La Grange and…

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Historian authors new book on Lewis and Clark

Author: Dennis Brown

A new book by a University of Notre Dame historian on the Lewis and Clark Expedition goes beyond the traditional narrative of the journey to examine the perspectives, prejudices and motivations of the explorers themselves, the woman and men who accompanied them, and the Indians they encountered along the way.p….

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Bill Bradley to speak at conference on sports and citizenship

Author: Dennis Brown

Former basketball star and U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley will deliver the keynote address, “Values of the Game,” at a conference March 14-15 (Friday-Saturday) organized by the Mendelson Center for Sports, Character&Community at the University of Notre Dame.p. Bradley will speak at a reception and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. March…

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Guthrie Theater to present The Stuff of Dreams March 7-8

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Summer Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame will welcome the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis to campus on its national tour of playwright Bill Corbett’s “The Stuff of Dreams” in two performances March 7-8 (Friday-Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall.p. Admission is $18 for the general public and $7…

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Palliative care conference scheduled for Feb. 20-21

Author: William G. Gilroy

The fourth annual North Central Indiana palliative care conference, titled “Novel Approaches in Palliative Care,” will be held Thursday and Friday (Feb. 20-21) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall.p. The conference will begin with a public lecture by Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, medical director of the Integrative…

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Funeral and campus remembrance services planned for Chad Sharon

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Funeral arrangements and a campus remembrance have been scheduled for University of Notre Dame freshman Chad Sharon, whose body was found Wednesday (Feb. 12) in the St. Joseph River, two months after his disappearance.p. Funeral services will be held Feb. 22 (Saturday) at Bible Presbyterian Church in Merrill, Wis. Visitation…

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St. Michael's Laundry opens on-campus center for faculty and staff

Author: Margee Macdonell

St. Michael’s Laundry has opened an on-campus distribution center for the University of Notre Dame faculty and staff. It is located behind the Main Building on the corner of Sorin Court and Holy Cross Drive in the original distribution center, which in the past exclusively served students.p. The center will…

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