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Book examines impact of USSR on African-American writers

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A new book by Kate A. Baldwin, assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, examines the influence of the Soviet Union on the work of four major African-American authors.p. “Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters Between Black and Red, 1922-1963,” recently published by…

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Directors appointed in University budgeting and capital planning

Author: Dennis Brown

Linda M. Kroll, associate director of University budgeting, and Richard A. Bellis, associate director of capital planning, have been promoted to directors of their respective departments at the University of Notre Dame, according to John A. Sejdinaj, vice president for finance.p. In addition to their current responsibilities, Kroll and Bellis…

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Five business plan awards presented

Author: Dennis Brown

The creators of five business plans won more than $30,000 in prizes last week (April 24-25) in three competitions sponsored by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. •CN Resource earned the $15,000 grand prize in the third annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition. The start-up…

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Student magazines honored by Indiana Collegiate Press Association

Author: Margee Macdonell

The University of Notre Dame’s two student-produced magazines, Scholastic and The Juggler, have received top honors from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association for the third consecutive year.p. Scholastic, a biweekly publication founded in 1867, was named 2003 Newsmagazine of the Year. It also won first-place awards for best single issue…

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Debate Team caps season with strong showing at nationals

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame Debate Team finished its season eighth in the country following the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) Tournament of Champions at Portland State University.p. The senior pairing of Maureen Gottlieb from Holland, Mich., and Victoria Fetterman from Alexandria, Va., surpassed its best and the team’s best…

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Take Ten Festival to be held on campus Thursday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Students from seven South Bend elementary schools will visit the University of Notre Dame from 3-5 p.m. Thursday (May 1) for a celebration of the Take Ten violence prevention initiative at the Stepan Center.p. The Take Ten Festival will include games and activities, refreshments and the distribution of T-shirts with…

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Management and leadership conference scheduled for June 2-3

Author: William G. Gilroy

Management and leadership conference scheduled for June 2-3p. The University of Notre Dame’s Office of Human Resources will host its first conference on management and leadership, titled “Journey of Excellence,” on June 2-3 (Monday-Tuesday) at McKenna Hall on campus.p….

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Mendoza continues to climb in U.S. News survey

Author: Dennis Brown

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame continued its dramatic rise in the annual U.S. News&World Report rankings of graduate school programs issued this month. Unranked just four years ago, Mendoza is rated 29th in the 2003 survey.p. The U.S. News rankings are the latest to…

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Voices of Faith to present spring concert Sunday

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame’s Voices of Faith Gospel Choir will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (April 27) at the Stepan Center on campus. The theme for this year’s concert is “Hosanna!” and Anna Liza and the Cornerstone Praise Team will be the featured performers.p. General…

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Chemistry Professor Rudolph S. Bottei dies

Author: William G. Gilroy

Chemistry Professor Rudolph S. Bottei diesp. Word has been received of the death of Rudolph S. “Rudy” Bottei, professor and assistant chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame. He died Wednesday (April 23) at age 73 in Hospice House, South Bend.p….

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Career conference for girls scheduled for April 26

Author: William G. Gilroy

Career conference for girls scheduled for April 26p. “Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics,” a career conference for sixth-to-eighth-grade girls, will take place Saturday (April 26) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Nieuwland and O?Shaughnessy Halls at the University of Notre Dame.p….

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Wall Street Journal: A Marine's Story: From ROTC to War and Back

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COMMENTARY p. p. BETHESDA NAVAL HOSPITAL, Md. — Is Lt. Dustin Ferrell the kind of man you’d like walking your campus? p. At many American universities, this is no idle question. Only three years ago, this 25-year-old Marine officer was an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, where he…

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English professor edits collection of Carlyle essays

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Chris R. Vanden Bossche, chair and professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has edited a recently published collection of essays by Thomas Carlyle, renowned 19th-century essayist and social critic.p. “Historical Essays,” published by the University of California Press, brings together for the first time Carlyle’s essays on…

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Anthropologist authors new book on genocide in Guatemala

Author: Shannon Chapla

A new book by University of Notre Dame anthropologist Victoria Sanford traces the survival of Maya victims of the Guatemalan genocide in the 1980s.p. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, “Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala” was released this month and is available in bookstores and online.p. Between the late…

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Center for Social Concerns to celebrate 20th anniversary

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Center for Social Concerns on Thursday (April 24) with an open house, a prayer service and 20 feet of birthday cake.p. The center will be open to visitors from 3-5 p.m., a prayer service of thanks and blessing…

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ND Opera to present double feature

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame Opera will present a double feature of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Malcolm Williamson’s “The Happy Prince” in two performances Friday and Saturday (April 25-26) at 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall on campus.p. Admission is $6 for reserved seating and $3 for senior citizens…

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Robinson Center to present Invention Convention

Author: Dennis Brown

Six teams of local high school students will compete for cash prizes Saturday (April 26) in the second annual Invention Convention at the University of Notre Dame.p. Presented by the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) in conjunction with Notre Dame’s Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the event will begin at…

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Marion Burk Knott dies at age 92

Author: Dennis Brown

Word has been received of the death of Marion Burk Knott, for whom a residence hall at the University of Notre Dame is named. She died April 15 at her home in the Baltimore suburb of Guilford of heart and respiratory failure. She was 92.p. A $5-million gift from Knott…

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New design to be unveiled for The Shirt 2003

Author: Julie Hail Flory

In the wake of a record-setting effort last year, student organizers of “The Shirt” project at the University of Notre Dame will unveil the 2003 design this weekend (April 25-26). The new design will be formally presented at a news conference Friday at noon at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore…

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MSNBC's Hardball to feature McCain on campus Wednesday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be featured on “Hardball with Chris Matthews” when the MSNBC television program visits the University of Notre Dame on Wednesday (April 23).p. A part of the show’s “Hardball College Tour,” the program will be broadcast live beginning at 6 p.m. from Notre Dame’s Stepan…

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Alumni Association to honor 1958 graduate

Author: Shannon Chapla

William J. Walsh, a 1958 University of Notre Dame graduate and co-founder and senior scientist at the Health Research Institute-Pfeiffer Treatment Center near Chicago, has been selected to receive the 2003 Rev. Louis J. Putz, C.S.C., Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association.p. Established last year, the Putz Award is…

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FTT students to present directing finals

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Student directors in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) will present their final projects April 25-26 (Friday-Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. in the lab theater in Washington Hall.p. The event is free and open to the public and will showcase contemporary scenes directed by students…

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Freshman inducted into Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame

Author: Margee Macdonell

Laura Froyen, a University of Notre Dame freshman from Knoxville, Iowa, has been inducted into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame. The recognition is made annually by the state to people 21 or younger who have made significant contributions through volunteer efforts or programs and who serve as role models…

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Mathematics Professor Alexander Hahn appointed Kaneb Center director

Author: William G. Gilroy

Mathematics Professor Alexander Hahn appointed Kaneb Center directorp. Alexander J. Hahn, a professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed director of the University’s John A. Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. His appointment is effective with the fall 2003 semester.p….

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Panelists to discuss the Catholic Church in Cuba

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame faculty and students who recently visited Cuba will hold a public discussion of their experiences April 30 (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in room C-103 of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. The discussion, “Cuba Libre? Reflections Upon the Catholic Church in Cuba Today,” will be chaired by Rev….

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: The shape of things to come

Author: Susan Llewelyn Leach

Jorn Utzon once said, “I like to be on the edge of the possible.”p. For many architects, he created a new “possible” when the whimsical sails of the new Sydney Opera House rose out of the harbor in the 1960s. p. His graceful design was not without its skeptics. Delays,…

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Astrophysicist Garnavich helps link gamma-ray burst and supernova

Author: William G. Gilroy

Astrophysicist Garnavich helps link gamma-ray burst and supernovap. A University of Notre Dame astrophysicist is part of team of scientists that closely monitored the nearest and brightest gamma-ray burst on record and detected, just this week, the supernova that appears to have caused the burst of gamma-rays.p….

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New director of community relations appointed

Author: Shannon Chapla

Jacquelyn B. Rucker, most recently corporate diversity manager for Memorial Health System, Inc., has been appointed director of community relations at the University of Notre Dame, effective April 14. She succeeds James Roemer who retired last year.p. "Jackie and the office of community relations will be the face of…

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University mark now accessible on the Web

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The University mark, a Notre Dame logo adopted on almost 1 million pieces of business material and more than 300 academic and administrative print publications and campus Web sites, is now accessible online for print and Web designers. p. The mark can be found at http://mark.nd.edu . The site…

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