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James McFadden, Labor Chief, Dies at 83

Author: Douglas Martin

James J. McFadden, New York City’s chief labor negotiator under Mayor Robert F. Wagner, died on Tuesday in Valhalla, N.Y. He was 83.p. The cause was complications of leukemia, his son Peter said. Mr. McFadden lived in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.p. He was acting labor commissioner for three…

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ACE Awards honor contributions to Catholic education

Author: William G. Gilroy

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the founding of its Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program, the University of Notre Dame has established the Notre Dame Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Catholic Education. The awards were presented at a ceremony that followed the ACE missioning Mass on Saturday (July…

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Iraq's future lies in secrets of its skeletons

Author: Daniel Philpott

Scenes of slain U.S. and British soldiers, of failed searches for weapons of mass destruction, of looting and rioting, ambushes and anarchy all augur ill for stable liberal democracy in Iraq.p. Less auspicious still is the image of skulls. Recently exhumed have been the skeletons of Saddam Hussein’s political…

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Cardinal George to preside at ACE missioning Mass

Author: Dennis Brown

Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, will preside at a missioning Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (July 26) for 169 teachers in the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program and 20 members of the ACE Leadership Program. It is among several weekend events marking the 10th…

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Institute for Church Life names catechetical initiatives director

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Gerard F. Baumbach, former executive vice president and publisher for William H. Sadlier, Inc., has been appointed director of catechetical initiatives in the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL).p. Baumbach worked at Sadlier, a 171-year-old publishing company based in New York City, for the last 25 years….

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ND oncologist supports test of students' bedside manner

Author: Dennis Brown

A medical oncologist at the University of Notre Dame wholeheartedly endorses the National Board of Medical Examiners’ decision this week to test medical students for their bedside manner.p. Dr.Rudolph M. Navari, director of the Walther Cancer Research Center at Notre Dame, said the test of clinical communication skills is a…

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Children learn about dinosaurs on campus

Author: Shannon Chapla

Some two dozen children from South Bend’s Robinson Community Center stared wide-eyed as the skull of a T-Rex was unveiled before them Tuesday (July 15) at the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Visitors’ Center.p. The students, who ranged in age from kindergarten to the sixth grade, gathered around casts of…

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Journalist MacEoin leaves papers to Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The papers of the journalist Gary MacEoin, who died Wednesday (July 9) in Leesburg, Va., after a brief illness at the age of 94, have been donated to the University of Notre Dame.p. A native of Curry, in County Sligo, Ireland, MacEoin was a graduate of the University of London…

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Pope-Davis promoted to associate VP for graduate studies

Author: William G. Gilroy

Donald B. Pope-Davis, professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, has been promoted from assistant to associate vice president for graduate studies at the University, effective July 1.p. Pope-Davis will continue to be involved with the promotion and administration of graduate studies for the University. He also…

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Review of McGreevy Book on American Catholicism

Author: Patrick J. Hayes

Ever since the founding of the republic, Catholics have steered a sometimes perilous course between ecclesial and ethnic loyalties and those liberties proclaimed by their adopted nation. John McGreevy, a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame , in “Catholicism and American Freedom” has now supplied the…

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ND professor says Martha Stewart has no excuses

Author: Ashley McCall

If jurors for Martha Stewart’s criminal trial share James S. O’Rourke IV’s assessment of her, it would not be a good thing for the domestic diva.p. O’Rourke, professor of management and director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, is…

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Doctoral candidate awarded history fellowship

Author: William G. Gilroy

Doctoral candidate awarded history fellowshipp. Jonathan Den Hartog, a doctoral candidate in American history at the University of Notre Dame, has been named one of 29 recipients of the Gilder Lehrman Fellowship for 2003-04.p….

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New program will introduce children to the world of dinosaurs

Author: William G. Gilroy

New program will introduce children to the world of dinosaursp. Children from South Bend’s Robinson Community Center will gain insights into the world of dinosaurs Tuesday (July 15) through a program developed by the University of Notre Dame’s Community Relations office.p….

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Summer Shakespeare to open A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 23

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Summer Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from July 23-Aug. 2 in Washington Hall on campus. The fourth annual Summer Shakespeare production also will feature for the second consecutive year “ShakeScenes,” an event for young local actors.p. Summer Shakespeare at the…

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78 ACE students to graduate Saturday

Author: Dennis Brown

Former Newark, N.J., city councilman and community activist Cory Booker will be the principal speaker Saturday (July 12) at the eighth annual graduation ceremony for teachers in the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program.p. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium of…

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In parents' hands

Author: Howard Dukes

SOUTH BEND — E. Mark Cummings enrolled at Johns Hopkins University with the hope of becoming a physician.p. A single class changed his outlook and started a lifelong quest to understand how parents and children relate to one another. That class studied how emotional relationships between parent and child…

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Endowed scholarship created in memory of 1993 graduate

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame has received a $100,000 commitment to endow an undergraduate scholarship in memory of Priscilla A. Peralta, who recently died of cancer.p. To honor Peralta as a warm presence in her residence hall ? Siegfried ? and on campus a decade ago, several of her classmates…

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Putting hydrogen to work

Author: David Rumbach

SOUTH BEND — A small tank of hydrogen makes a camp lantern glow in one of the University of Notre Dame’s underground engineering labs.p. Hydrogen flows through a series of hoses, valves and gauges into what looks like a square stack of black wafers. Metal plates on each side…

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Sister Hilkert elected CTSA VP

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Sister Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected vice president of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA). According to the society’s custom, Sister Hilkert will serve subsequent terms as CTSA’s president-elect from 2004-05, its president from 2005-06, and its past-president…

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English professor edits new book on rhetoric and writing

Author: Julie Hail Flory

John M. Duffy, assistant professor of English and director of the University Writing Center at the University of Notre Dame, is co-editor of a new book that examines the ways writing and rhetoric are used and learned in everyday life.p. "Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research…

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Former band director Robert O'Brien dies at age 82

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Word has been received of the death of Robert F. O’Brien, emeritus associate professor of music and director of bands at the University of Notre Dame. O?Brien, who died Tuesday in St. Paul’s Retirement Community in South Bend, was 82.p. The director of Notre Dame’s concert and marching bands from…

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Telecommunications and OIT group merge

Author: William G. Gilroy

Telecommunications and OIT group mergep. The University of Notre Dame’s Telecommunications Department and the network engineering group in the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) have merged under a new name, Integrated Communications Systems (ICS), according to Gordon Wishon, the University’s chief information officer. Dewitt Latimer, OIT’s deputy chief information officer…

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