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O'Donnell honored by Latin American Studies Association

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Guillermo A. O’Donnell, Helen Kellogg Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Kalman Silvert Award for lifetime contribution to the study of Latin America by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).p. The organization’s highest honor, the award was presented at LASA’s recent international…

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University of Saint Francis to honor ND business dean

Author: Dennis Brown

Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean and Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Management in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, will be the principal speaker and receive an honorary degree at the University of Saint Francis commencement exercises May 3 (Saturday).p. Founded in…

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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: You can't build college diversity 'by the numbers'

Author: Daniel J. Saracino

This is a critical time in many young lives as thousands of thick and thin envelopes go into the mail, conveying decisions on admission or rejection to colleges and universities. Having worked in the college admissions profession for 33 years, I am thinking deeply about this process as I await…

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Adidas executive to speak Monday on worker conditions

Author: Dennis Brown

Gregg Nebel, the head of social and environmental affairs in the Americas for adidas-Salomon, will speak Monday (March 31) at a forum hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Task Force on Anti-Sweatshop Initiatives.p. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in…

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Book: Notre Dame provides strong education in morality, civics

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame is featured prominently as an institution that provides its undergraduates with a solid moral and civic education in a new book that examines such learning at the nation’s colleges and universities.p. Published this month by Jossey-Bass, "Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral…

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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to conclude mainstage season

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will conclude its 2002-03 mainstage season with William Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy “Twelfth Night” in five performances April 9-12 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m. in Washington Hall on campus.p. Admission is $10 for…

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Peter and Margaret O'Brien Steinfels to receive 2003 Laetare Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Peter and Margaret O’Brien Steinfels have been awarded the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal for 2003. They will receive the medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, during the University’s 158th Commencement exercises on May 18 (Sunday).

“Peter and Peggy Steinfels live out and…

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Chicago Sun-Times: A step forward for the wheelchair-bound

Author: Sandra Guy

Despite the many advances of technology, no one has invented a wheelchair that knows where it’s going. Until now. Researchers Linda Fehr and Steve Skaar have come up with an idea for a motorized wheelchair that can “remember” paths laid out for it.p. Fehr is an electrical engineer in rehabilitation…

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Douthwaite named assistant provost for international studies

Author: William G. Gilroy

Douthwaite named assistant provost for international studiesp. Julia Douthwaite, a professor of Romance languages and literature and a faculty fellow in the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the University’s assistant provost for international studies.p….

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Reorganization of economics department approved

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The Academic Council of the University of Notre Dame has voted, 39-3, to approve a proposed reorganization of the existing economics department, resulting in the formation of two distinct departments.p. The existing economics program will be renamed the Department of Economics and Policy Studies, which traditionally has taken a heterodox…

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Two theology professors receive Luce fellowships

Author: Margee Macdonell

Blake Leyerle and Randall C. Zachman, both associate professors of theology at the University of Notre Dame, have been named Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2003-04 by the Luce Foundation and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.p. Leyerle’s fellowship will fund her research…

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Arnold Air Society to host Spring Fling for kids

Author: Margee Macdonell

The Arnold Air Society of the University of Notre Dame’s Air Force ROTC will hold a Spring Fling for children from South Bend’s Center for the Homeless from 1-3 p.m. on April 6 (Sunday) in the Dillon/Alumni Hall courtyard on campus. In the event of rain, the festivities will take…

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Conference explores new ways of studying literature

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The benefits and challenges of the cross-cultural study of literature will be the focus of “The World’s Story: Teaching Across Boundaries,” a conference presented Thursday-Saturday (March 27-29) by the Ph.D. in Literature Program at the University of Notre Dame.p. "This seminar is a celebration of our new program and an…

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Sister Helen Prejean to speak on campus April 7

Author: Dennis Brown

Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., death penalty abolitionist and author of the book “Dead Man Walking,” will deliver a talk and participate in a book signing beginning at 7:30 p.m. April 7 (Monday) in 101 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Vocation Initiative, the…

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Jordan's Prince Hassan to receive Notre Dame Award

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Notre Dame Award for international humanitarian service will be given to Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. He will receive the award at a ceremony on campus April 23 (Wednesday).p. "Prince El Hassan bin Talal is known worldwide for his intellectual and cultural leadership in the Arab world…

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Center for Social Concerns to host talks on war

Author: Margee Macdonell

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns will host a series of events beginning this week to engage the campus community in dialogue regarding the war with Iraq. All programs will take place in the student lounge of the Coleman-Morse Center on campus and are free and open…

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New assistant VP for development appointed

Author: Dennis Brown

Timothy M. Rippinger, director of development operations at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed assistant vice president for development and director of leadership gifts at the University.p. A member of the Notre Dame development staff since 1990, Rippinger succeeds Daniel G. Reagan, who recently was promoted to associate…

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Conference to examine racial inequality in K-12 education

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Five renowned scholars in the field of race and education will be featured at a conference April 3-4 (Thursday-Friday) at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “Race, Inequality and American Education,” the conference will examine the causes and consequences of racial inequality in K-12 education, evaluate policies designed to…

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Indianapolis Star: War-related stock picks can yield an ethical dilemma

Author: Thomas P. Wyman

Somebody’s going to make money off a war with Iraq.p. With Uncle Sam footing the bill for $100 billion or more, every dollar he peels off will end up in somebody’s pocket. p. Among others, the pockets of stock investors soon may — and underline that word “may” — be…

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Prayer for peace and rosary Friday in Basilica

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The outbreak of the war in Iraq will be marked at the University of Notre Dame with a prayer for peace and a rosary in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart Friday (March 21) at 9 p.m. Notre Dame’s president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., will…

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News and Information appoints new assistant director

Author: Matthew V.Storin

Susan M. Guibert, most recently director of community and provider relations for the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. in South Bend, has been appointed assistant director for news and information at the University of Notre Dame. She will cover the College of Arts and Letters.p. Prior to her…

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Leighton gift endows new performing arts directorship

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has received a $3-million gift, through the generosity of South Bend civic leader and philanthropist Judd Leighton, to establish a new endowed directorship for the performing arts.p. "Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Judd Leighton, Notre Dame will continue to build its commitment to and…

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Sen. Richard Lugar to address graduating class of 2003

Author: Dennis Brown

Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 158th Commencement exercises May 18 (Sunday). The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Joyce Center…

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Former Bureau of Labor Statistics head to speak March 24-26

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Katharine G. Abraham, a professor in the joint program in survey methodology at the University of Maryland and former commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, will present three lectures March 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday) in the Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture Series at the University of Notre Dame.p. They are as follows:p….

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Tuition increase, cost savings approved for 2003-04

Author: Matthew V.Storin

Responding to the pressures of a continuing downward trend in the nation’s economy, the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees has approved an increase in tuition and a plan for cost savings as part of the 2003-04 operating budget.p. A 6.5 percent increase in tuition and room and board…

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Ralph Nader to lecture on legislating corporate ethics

Author: Dennis Brown

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader will deliver a lecture titled “Legislating Corporate Ethics” at 3 p.m. March 26 (Wednesday) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Law School, the talk is free and open to the public.p….

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Forum issues new guidelines to reform culture of youth sports

Author: Dennis Brown

A national organization sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and Stanford University issued today a set of recommendations for the reform of youth sports in the United States.p. Meeting at Notre Dame this week (March 12-13), participants in the fourth annual Against the Grain Forum completed a document two…

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History professor examines Holocaust in new book

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Doris L. Bergen, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, explores one of the most significant and troubling events of the 20th century in her new book, “War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust,” recently published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc.p. Incorporating first hand…

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Cardinal Daly to preside at ND's St. Patrick's Day Mass

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A Mass for the feast of Saint Patrick will be celebrated in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart Monday (March 17) at 5:15 p.m. Cardinal Cahal Daly, archbishop emeritus of Armagh, Ireland, will preside.p. Cardinal Daly, a native of Antrim, was ordained a priest in 1941,…

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Physicist named Sloan research fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy

Boldizsar Janko, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.p. Awarded for two-year terms, Sloan Research Fellowships recognize young scientists who show outstanding promise of making fundamental contributions to new knowledge in the fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics,…

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