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DeBartolo Center enhances teaching of the performance arts

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Peter Holland and Craig Cramer predicted that performing arts instruction at Notre Dame would be significantly enhanced by the opening of the Marie P. DeBartolo Center. But the first performance venue built on campus in 100 years and officially opened 100 days before Christmas 2004 also has become, for…

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News and information office closed for the holidays

Author: Notre Dame News

The Office of News and Information at the University of Notre Dame is closed from noon Dec. 23 until 8 a.m. Jan. 3. p. In case of emergency, Matthew V. Storin, associate vice president for news and information, can be reached during the holiday break at 574-850-1782. p. The…

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Philosopher’s book “Moral und Politik” translated into English

Author: Dennis K. Brown

“Morals and Politics,” the first English translation of University of Notre Dame philosopher Vittorio Hösles monumental work “Moral und Politik,” has been published by Notre Dame Press. p. Translated by Steven Rendall, the 1,016-page book first was published in 1997 in Germany. It provoked heated debate in and out…

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Musician is a market maestro

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Carolyn Plummer is a musician and associate professor of violin by trade. But when she fiddles around on her free time, she loves investing. p. p. “Its the most complex world Ive ever seen, and Ive been lucky,” she says. "Im not a guru. I read a lot of…

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Anthropologist is co-editor of new book on prehistoric Northwest

Author: Megan Connelly

Ian Kuijt, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, is the co-editor of a new book that examines the evolution and organization of prehistoric complex hunter-gatherers in the plateau region of the Pacific Northwest. p. Published by the University of Utah Press, "Complex Hunter Gatherers: Evolution…

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English professor publishes new book on French philosopher

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Kevin Hart, professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has published a new book on French philosopher and writer Maurice Blanchot. p. In “The Dark Gaze: Maurice Blanchot and the Sacred,” Hart explores the paradox of Blanchots life as an atheist who had an abiding fascination with…

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HOT TOPICS: Sprint/Nextel merger … Social Security reform … War crimes trials … Holidays and materialism … Holiday spending … Ukraine … Heart disease … Universal Human Rights Month … Immigration reform … Falling dollar

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Note to the media: The following University of Notre Dame faculty members are available to discuss a variety of issues currently in the news. Click on the accompanying links for contact and other information. * Sprint/Nextel merger – Katherine Spiess, associate professor of finance bq{MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px}. p. http://web2.business.nd.edu/Faculty/faculty_bio_page.cfm?who=dspiess *…

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Jenkins: ND board did not pressure me

Author: Margaret Fosmoe

SOUTH BEND — The Rev. John I. Jenkins says he called for the meeting of University of Notre Dame leaders that led to Tyrone Willingham’s firing and he was not pressured into action by members of the board of trustees. p. Willingham was given no assurances when hired that…

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Notre Dame graduate student missing, presumed dead, in Haiti

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jean Joseph Dorvil, a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, is missing and presumed dead after an incident in a notoriously dangerous area adjacent to the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.p. A witness reported that on Saturday (Dec. 11) Dorvil, a 29-year-old native of Arcahaie, Haiti, was shot while failing…

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Advancement organization presents 4 awards to Notre Dame

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The University of Notre Dame received four District V awards Tuesday (Dec. 14) from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the districts annual conference in Chicago. p. A Gold Award in Alumni Relations was presented to Kathleen Sullivan, Judy Gibson and Janet Miller for…

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Tariq Ramadan resigns from faculty

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Tariq Ramadan, whose failure to obtain a U.S. visa prevented his teaching at the University of Notre Dame this fall, has resigned his faculty appointment, citing the stress on him and his family from the uncertainty of their situation, R. Scott Appleby, director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute…

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Next election may be first in 56 years without incumbent

Author: Robert Schmuhl

As White House aspirants and aficionados of presidential politics look ahead to Nov. 4, 2008, they’ll see (however dimly) an Election Day different from any since 1952. If George W. Bush and Dick Cheney complete their second term — and the vice president keeps his promise not to make…

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Science professors mentor next generation of researchers

Author: Catherine McCormick

When Paul Helquist was a budding scientist in the 1960s, he had two experiences that led him to where he is today as a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame. p. The first came at a National Science Foundation summer program he attended as a high school…

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HOT TOPICS: Holiday spending … Ukraine … Universal Human Rights Month … Immigration reform … Falling dollar

Author: Dennis K. Brown

p. Note to the media: * The following University of Notre Dame faculty members are available to discuss a variety of issues currently in the news. Click on the accompanying links for contact and other information. Holiday spending – James X. Sullivan, assistant professor of economics bq{MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px}. p. /content.cfm?topicid=8302

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Brennecke to chair Council for Chemical Research

Author: William G. Gilroy

Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected chair of the Council for Chemical Research (CCR). After serving two years as a vice chair, she will assume leadership of the organization in 2007. She will be responsible for supervising all…

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MBA students win Duke case competition

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The Notre Dame womens soccer team wasnt the only group from the University to win a major championship over the weekend in North Carolina. p. A team of five MBA students from Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business won the $12,000 first-place prize Saturday (Dec. 4) in the Fuqua…

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Psychology professor examines autism in new book

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new book, titled “The Development of Autism: A Self-Regulatory Perspective,” by Thomas L. Whitman, a professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, provides a unique perspective on the nature of autism and how it develops over time. p. Intended to serve as a college textbook and…

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Lopez to participate in “Oil-for-Food Scandal” discussion

Author: William G. Gilroy

A prominent University of Notre Dame political scientist will explore how much scandal there is, and is not, in the “United Nations Oil-for-Food Scandal” during a program Wednesday (Dec. 8) in Washington, D.C. p. George A. Lopez, senior fellow in Notre Dames Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace…

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History professor receives Grawemeyer Award in Religion

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George M. Marsden, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, is the 2005 recipient of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his biography of early American theologian Jonathan Edwards. p. Given jointly by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of Louisville, the…

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Professor Appleby to speak in U.N. discussion of Islamophobia

Author: Michael O. Garvey

R. Scott Appleby, professor of history and John M. Regan Director of Notre Dames Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will speak December 7 (Tuesday) at the United Nations headquarters in New York during a seminar entitled “Confronting Islamophobia: Education for Tolerance and Understanding.” p. Appleby, a…

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Student interest revives Nuclear Warfare course

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

A foreign affairs environment that includes weapons of mass destruction has rekindled interest in a long-time Notre Dame physics course: “Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Warfare.” p. The course seemingly waned in popularity in the 1990s after the Cold War. Over time, and as its originator, Paul Kenney, retired, its…

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Lebanese coaches to study conflict resolution on campus

Author: Dennis K. Brown

National basketball officials in Lebanon hope their sport can offer a game plan for peace in a country gripped for decades by ethnic and religious strife. p. Coaches and the executive manager of the Lebanese Basketball Federation are in Indiana this month to learn best practices in coaching at…

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Peruvian human rights advocate to deliver lecture

Author: Megan Connelly

Sofia Macher, former commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Peru, will deliver a lecture titled “The Transition Process: A Closer Look at the Peruvian Truth Commission” at 4:15 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 2) at the University of Notre Dame. p. Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies,…

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Historian edits book on North American migration

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Marc Rodriguez, assistant professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, is the editor of a new book titled “Repositioning North American Migration History: New Directions in Modern Continental Migration, Citizenship and Community.” p. Published by the University of Rochester Press, the book compares the way international migrants…

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Business ethics expert featured in new book

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The views of a University of Notre Dame management professor on the interplay between religious values and the world of business are featured in a new book by Fortune magazine senior writer Marc Gunther. p. Titled “Faith and Fortune: The Quiet Revolution to Reform American Business,” the book tells…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Holiday spending, consumer confidence up slightly

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Though the numbers from two closely watched consumer surveys released in October were grim – indicating that consumer confidence was falling – some encouraging economic news since the release of those figures offers a rosier picture for the holiday spending season, according to a University of Notre Dame economist….

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Notre Dame ReSource: Anchors away

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The successors to Tom Brokaw at NBC and Dan Rather at CBS never will have the clout of these and previous network news anchors, according to Robert Schmuhl, director of the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy at Notre Dame. p. "The scattering of the news audience in…

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Father Malloy offers condolences to Ebersol family

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, extended his condolences to the family of NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol on the death of his son Teddy. p. “The Ebersols have been longtime friends of the University and we are deeply saddened by their loss,”…

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Should this man come to the U.S.?

Author: Jay Tolson, Anna Mulrine, Elizabeth Bryant

GENEVA—In search of a restaurant to break the day’s fast, Tariq Ramadan negotiates the crowded rush-hour streets of his native city with the easy grace of the athlete he once was. But the soft-spoken scholar, whose short, receding hair and closely cropped beard reveal flecks of gray, is barely…

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HOT TOPICS: Brokaw/Rather departures … Universal Human Rights Month … Immigration reform … Falling dollar

Author: Dennis K. Brown

p. Note to the media: * The following University of Notre Dame faculty members are available to discuss a variety of issues currently in the news. Click on the accompanying links for contact and other information. Immigration reform – Allert Brown-Gort, associate director of the Institute for Latino Studies bq{MARGIN-RIGHT:…

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