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Singer Jen Chapin to conduct workshop, perform in concert

Author: Dennis Brown

Singer and songwriter Jen Chapin, daughter of the late folk singer Harry Chapin, will conduct a free public workshop titled “Hows and WHYs of Hunger” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 2) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. In addition…

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Comedian David Spade to perform Oct. 4 at Notre Dame

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Comedian David Spade, star of the recent hit film “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” will present a live performance at the University of Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 4) in the Joyce Center arena. Doors will open through Gate 10 one hour before the performance.p. Admission for…

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"Catholic Education" journal moves to Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice” has recently moved its editorial office from the University of Dayton to the University of Notre Dame.p. The quarterly journal was established in 1997 and has been headquartered at Dayton for the last six years. Initially funded by a grant from…

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Cardinal George to give keynote address for conference on moral and spiritual renewal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago, will give the keynote address at an ecumenical conference of scholars, students, professional people and social activists at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct.2) in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall auditorium.p. The conference, “Formation and Renewal,” is being sponsored by the University’s…

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Garret FitzGerald, former Irish prime minister, to speak

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Garret FitzGerald, former prime minister of Ireland, will give a lecture on “Northern Ireland and the Normalization of the Irish-British Relationship” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 30) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. FitzGerald served two terms as prime…

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Student-athlete graduation rates rank among nation's best

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame ranks among the top 10 Division I-A institutions in five major student-athlete graduate rate categories ? overall, football, men, women and African-American ? according to statistics released this month by the NCAA.p. The federally mandated 2003 NCAA Graduation Rates Report, the 13th such survey…

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ND's Haiti mission not impossible. The target: Elephantiasis

Author: David Rumbach

SOUTH BEND — Although there are many diseases more deadly than elephantiasis, few can match it for creating lifelong misery and disfigurement.p. It causes grotesque swelling of the body, typically of people’s legs, of women’s breasts and of men’s genitals.p. In impoverished countries like Haiti, where hygiene is generally poor,…

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Injured professor speaks with family for first time

Author: Jessica Trobaugh Temple ’92

ND teacher survived Iraq bombingp. p. Gilburt Loescher, the University of Notre Dame professor emeritus who was seriously injured in last month’s bombing of the United Nations’ headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, spoke his first audible words to his family Monday.p. “It was great,” his wife, Ann, said through tears…

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MBA program among nation's best at producing ethical graduates

Author: Dennis Brown

The MBA program at the University of Notre Dame is among the top five in the nation for producing graduates with high ethical standards, according to a new survey of corporate recruiters conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive.p. Yale University was ranked first for its emphasis…

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East Asian languages professor receives NEA fellowship

Author: Liquid error: internal

Howard Goldblatt, research professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded one of 11 Literature Fellowships for translation from the National Endowment for the Arts.p. The award was granted to support the translation from Chinese of the novel…

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Universal Studios VP to speak on working in film industry

Author: Liquid error: internal

Paul Meena, vice president and general manager of Universal Studios Production Group, will deliver a talk titled “The Reality of the Film Industry” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 (Wednesday) in the Carey Auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library.p. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television,…

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Ex-Coke boss has a thirst for Irish studies

Author: Notre Dame News

When Don Keough called it a day as president of the Coca-Cola Company, as he says himself, he retired for 12 hours. The next day he started as chairman of New York investment bank Allen&Company.p. Mr Keough, who turned 77 this month, retains more jobs in his so-called retirement than…

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Nigerian president urges attention to Africa's promise, plight

Author: Gene Stowe

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) — Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo urged some 1,500 conference-goers Sept. 21 at the University of Notre Dame to “draw attention to the promise and plight of Africa.” Obasanjo gave the keynote address for “A Call to Solidarity With Africa,” a gathering of about 70 church leaders,…

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Two appointed as part of development team realignment

Author: Shannon Chapla

Mary Ellen McGillan, most recently assistant vice president for development at Santa Clara University, and Jean Gorman, vice president for development at the Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science in LaJolla, Calif., have been appointed to newly created positions in the Department of Development at the University of Notre…

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History professor Bernard Norling dies at age 79

Author: Dennis Brown

Word has been received of the death of Bernard P. Norling, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame. He died Sept. 17 after a short illness at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was 79.p. Appointed to the Notre Dame faculty in 1952, Norling specialized in…

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First Asian-American Catholic bishop to speak Sept. 29

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Wang of San Francisco will speak about his life and Asian-American Catholicism at 4 p.m. Sept. 29 (Monday) in the Jordan Auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.p. Bishop Wang, whose Notre Dame visit is being sponsored by the Office of Campus…

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Theologian publishes new book on life of Jesus

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“A God of Incredible Surprises: Jesus of Galilee,” by University of Notre Dame theologian Rev. Virgilio Elizondo has been published by Rowman&Littlefield Publishers, Inc.p. Father Elizondo’s book combines personal stories, theological observations and an analysis of the Gospel narratives. John Cavadini, chair of Notre Dame’s theology department, praises it…

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Seamus Heaney to read at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney will read from his work at 8 p.m. September 26 (Friday) in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall auditorium.p. Heaney, who received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, is one of the most widely read poets in English today. Born on April 13,…

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Right and Wrong

Author: Ronald Alsop

Can business schools teach students to be virtuous? In the wake of all the corporate scandals, they have no choice but to try. p. Harvard Business School boasts that it offered its first course on business ethics — “Social Factors in Business Enterprise” — nearly a century ago, in…

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Environmental justice lecture series to begin Sept. 17

Author: Kate Bloomquist

Scholars and activists will explore the ways environmental justice affects Northwest Indiana, especially poor people and minorities, in a lecture series this fall at the University of Notre Dame.p. The series is sponsored by the University’s O?Neill Family Chair, Science, Technology and Values Program, Kroc Institute for International Peace…

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Spotlight: Freshman class celebrates diversity

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Each year, Notre Dame welcomes its best and brightest freshman class to date. This year is certainly no exception, and, in many ways, incoming students have a great deal in common ? all are strong in academics, have admirable SAT and ACT scores, and bring a host of other…

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Judge Noonan to give Erasmus Lectures

Author: Michael O. Garvey

U.S. Circuit Judge John T. Noonan Jr. will deliver the fourth annual Erasmus Lectures at the University of Notre Dame at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept.23-Oct.16. The eight lectures in the series, entitled “Deepening the Doctrine: The Development of Catholic Moral Teaching,” will be given in…

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Annual O'Hara Lecture Series examines business ethics

Author: Dennis Brown

The annual Cardinal O’Hara Lecture Series in Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame will begin with a debate between four chaired faculty members at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 16) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business.p. Roger Huang and Edward Trubac will debate Georges…

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Father Malloy extends sympathies to O'Bannon family

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, issued the following statement today on the death of Indiana Gov. Frank O?Bannon over the weekend:p. "On behalf of Notre Dame, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to the O’Bannon family. May God grant you strength…

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Panel to examine current tensions between U.S. and Europe

Author: Dennis Brown

“Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus,” an examination of the current tensions between the United States and several European nations, will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 16) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Sponsored by…

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