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MacAfee to deliver Hofman lecture

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. Former University of Notre Dame football All-American Dr. Kenneth A. MacAfee, currently an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, will deliver the 11th annual Emil T. Hofman lecture at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 (Saturday) in Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Hall auditorium. Titled “From Face Mask to Facial Surgery,” the lecture is…

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Lecturer to examine Sept. 11 monuments, memorials

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Erika Doss, director of American studies and professor of fine arts at the University of Colorado, will present a lecture titled “Memorial Mania: Public Monuments and Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary America” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 4) in the Annenburg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art at the…

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Director appointed for University licensing program

Author: Dennis Brown

Michael S. Low, most recently director of trademarks and licensing at the University of Arizona, will become director of licensing at the University of Notre Dame, effective Monday (Sept. 1).p. Low will manage the University’s Trademark Licensing Program, which was established 20 years ago to protect and control the…

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Rockefeller Foundation grant to support resident fellowships

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame has received a $325,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as part of the foundation’s Resident Fellowships in the Humanities and the Study of Culture. The grant will fund through 2007 the resident fellowships initiative in the Program in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding (PRCP) of…

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Higgins Center Labor Film Series to begin Sept. 1

Author: Dennis Brown

The third annual Higgins Center Labor Film Series at the University of Notre Dame will begin Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1) with the presentation of ?The Working Poor in America: Climbing the Down Escalator? at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. A documentary…

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Desmond Tutu to address Kroc conference

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Nobel laureate and retired Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu of Capetown, South Africa, will give the keynote address at an international conference entitled “Peacebuilding After Peace Accords” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 (Thursday) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall.p. Archbishop Tutu received the 1984 Nobel…

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U.S. must accept outside help to secure Iraq

Author: George Lopez

The terrible bombings of the UN compound and oil and water facilities in Iraq last week bring home a bitter irony: After winning the war impressively, the United States is in danger of losing the peace. Understanding the increased violence and possible counter-measures is a formidable task.p. Many of the…

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Alumni Association to honor two graduates

Author: Shannon Chapla

Two University of Notre Dame graduates will receive special awards from the Notre Dame Alumni Association during ceremonies on campus Sept. 4 and 6 (Thursday and Saturday).p. ? Robert M. Bennett, a 1962 graduate from Tonawanda, N.Y., will receive the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award during alumni board…

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Alumni Association to sponsor Drive Against Prostate Cancer

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will join Memorial Hospital and Health Systems, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, and a host of local businesses and health organizations to sponsor the Drive Against Prostate Cancer, a two-day event that offers free and confidential prostate cancer screenings to the public,…

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Notre Dame CIO recommends advance planning to offset computer security risks

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. Even as efforts continue to mitigate the immediate threat of the latest computer worm outbreak, the co-chairs of the Educause/Internet 2 Security Task Force are stressing the need to prepare for future events.p. Gordon Wishon, chief information officer (CIO) at the University of Notre Dame and Dan Updegrove,…

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Emeritus faculty member injured in Baghdad bombing

Author: Shannon Chapla

Gilburt Loescher, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Notre Dame, suffered serious injuries in Tuesday’s suicide bombing of the UN headquarters in Iraq. He is currently being treated at a U.S. military hospital in Germany.p. Loescher, 58, was working in association with Brazilian diplomat and UN…

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We're All on the Grid Together

Author: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Once power is fully restored, it will take little time to find the culprit: most likely, it will be a malfunctioning switch or fuse, a snapped power line or some other local failure. Somebody will be fired, promotions and raises denied, and lawmakers will draw up legislation guaranteeing that this…

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University of Notre Dame study examines Latino life in Chicago area

Author: Michelle Martin

CHICAGO (CNS) — A two-month study conducted by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame should give researchers a more complete picture of the religious experience of Chicago-area Latino families.p. It should also yield information about other areas of their lives and how Latinos are viewed…

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Employees recognized with Awards of Excellence

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame presented Awards of Excellence to some 70 employees during a luncheon held Wednesday (Aug. 13) in the Joyce Center.p. Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., University president, and head football coach Tyrone Willingham presented Team Irish Awards, which honor teams of staff and administrators who…

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Admissions video receives Telly Finalist Award

Author: Julie Hail Flory

“Nowhere Else but Notre Dame,” a student recruitment video produced for the University of Notre Dame by South Bend-based NewGroup Media, has received a 2003 Telly Finalist Award.p. Honored in the “Outstanding Recruitment” category, the video was produced in cooperation with Notre Dame’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. NewGroup Media…

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Convocation, Mass, picnic and fireworks to inaugurate Notre Dame's academic year

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame will inaugurate the 2003-04 academic year Aug. 26 (Tuesday) with a convocation of the faculty, a Mass, a campus picnic for faculty, administrators, staff and students, and a fireworks display.p. Ruth J. Simmons, president of Brown University, will address the convocation, which will be…

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Finding by Notre Dame astrophysicist helps understanding of planetary formation

Author: William G. Gilroy

A Notre Dame astrophysicist is part of a team of researchers who have studied a “winking star” that may offer important clues to how planets are formed.p. Peter Garnavich, assistant professor of physics, and colleagues from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics studied the star, discovered last year by astronomers at…

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Science preprofessional studies major receives national fellowship

Author: William G. Gilroy

p. Jill S. Joehl, a University of Notre Dame junior preprofessional studies pre-med major from Carmel, Ind., is one of 12 national winners of an American Physiology Society (APS) undergraduate research fellowship.p. Now in its fourth year, the program aims to excite and encourage students about careers in biomedical…

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A history of Catholic influence on American thought

Author: Rich Barlow

Book Reviewp. ‘’How many divisions does the pope have?’’ Stalin reportedly scoffed when told that the Vatican should have a say in Europe’s future. In this country, however, the pope hasn’t needed armies to frighten liberal intellectuals, who since the 19th century have considered him armed and dangerous, at least…

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The Value of Variety in American Higher Education

Author: Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.

Last year, I received the sad news that a small Catholic college in New England with which I had personal and congregational connections had decided to close.p. Its faculty, staff, students, and alumni expressed great consternation. Unlike some other colleges in similar desperate condition, this institution did not attempt emergency…

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'Catholicism and American Freedom': That Old-World Religion

Author: Michael J. Lacey

In two angry moments of praise and blame reported in The New York Times, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, last of the great New Deal liberals, vented his frustration over the certain passage of a welfare reform bill he had bitterly opposed from the beginning. The Clinton White House had collaborated…

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Notre Dame's "Midsummer" treat a welcome respite from the heat

Author: Chris Jones

August 2, 2003 SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In a state with a chronic lack of quality summer theater, the University of Notre Dame is making a serious financial and artistic drive to be the biggest Indiana force in the growing realm of summer Shakespeare aimed at family audiences.p. Summer Shakespeare…

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