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An American poet

Author: Andrew S. Hughes

*p. ‘New Selected Poems’ gathers something old, new by Matthias * p. SOUTH BEND — John Matthias opens and closes his latest book, “New Selected Poems,” with two poems set in the American Midwest, “Swimming at Midnight” and “Swell.” p. It’s a deliberate attempt, he says, to assert his identity…

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Spotlight: A final resting place among family and friends

Author: Dar Cutrona, ND Works

In the spring of 2000, Mary Ellen Koepfle, director of finance and operations for Notre Dames College of Arts and Letters, accompanied her father, Eddie Rusinek, to Cedar Grove Cemetery to purchase a gravesite.p. Koepfles mom, Mary, had had Alzheimers disease for several years. After talking with Cedar Grove sexton…

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Political scientist publishes book on quality of democracies

Author: Megan Connelly, news and information intern

A new book co-edited by University of Notre Dame political scientist Guillermo ODonnell presents theories on how to define the quality of a democracy and the methodology for implementing acitizen auditof democratic governments. p. Published by Notre Dame Press,The Quality of Democracyexplores a growing concern among policy experts and…

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Biologist Hellmann contributes to new book

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new book that shares essential insights into population biology, ecology and conservation biology gained through decades of intense investigation of butterflies includes several chapters by University of Notre Dame biologist Jessica Hellmann.p. On the Wings of the Checkerspots: A Model System for Population Biology,was edited by Paul Ehrilch of…

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Lecture will address engineering’s role in orthopedic research

Author: William G. Gilroy

Troy Hershberger, director of product development for hips and computer assisted surgery for Biomet Inc. of Warsaw, Ind., will deliver the first talk in the University of Notre Dames Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series for the 2004-05 academic year. TitledEngineering and Orthopedics: Examples of Engineerings Contributions to the Advancement of Human…

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Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

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The most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dames Saturday Scholar Series,Americas Largest Private School System: A Look Inside Catholic Schools,is available for viewing on the Web at: p. http://streaming.nd.edu/artsletters/saturday/hallinan.wmv (broadband) p. p. http://streaming.nd.edu/artsletters/saturday/hallinan_low.wmv (modem) p. Maureen Hallinan, William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of Sociology at…

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Political scholar to lecture on St. Augustine, Harry Potter

Author: Megan Connelly, news and information intern

Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicagos Divinity School, will deliver a lecture titledSt. Augustine, Harry Potter and the Confrontation with Evilat 4 p.m.Nov. 3 (Wednesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p. Part of the…

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Princeton scholar to discuss religious discourse

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jeffrey Stout, professor of religion at Princeton University, will speak on the role of religious discourse in a pluralistic society Nov. 4 (Thursday) at 4 p.m. in the courtroom of the Notre Dame Law School.p. Stouts lecture will concern a topic he addressed in his recently published bookDemocracy and Tradition,a…

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Presidential film festival set for Oct. 30

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will present a festival titled “All the President’s Films” from 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday (Oct. 30) in the BrowningCinema of the University’s newperforming arts center.p. Ticket information is available…

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Blue Mass to be celebrated Oct. 28 in the Basilica

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The fourth annual Blue Mass for police officers, firefighters, rescue workers and their families will be celebrated Oct. 28 (Thursday) at 5:15 p.m. in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.p. Notre Dame’s president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., will preside at the Mass and give a…

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Culture and diversity conference set for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

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The University of Notre Dame will host a national conference on multicultural psychology Sunday and Monday (Oct. 31 and Nov. 1) at McKenna Hall. p. Sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Multicultural Research Institute, theNotre Dame Conference on Culture and Diversitywill address issues of parenting, career and…

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Yoder Dialogues to feature Gandhi’s grandson

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Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and visiting professor in South Asian and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Illinois, will be the featured speaker at the sixth John Howard Yoder Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace at the University of Notre Dame.p. Gandhis talk, titledThe War on Terrorism…

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Panel to discuss children’s issues in the 2004 election

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Representatives from local service agencies will discuss childrens issues in the 2004 election from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 26) at the Jefferson Intermediate Center, 528 S. Eddy St.The event is free and open to the public.p. TitledChoose for Children,the panel discussion is sponsored by the Childrens Defense Fund…

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Rabbi David Saperstein to speak Oct. 28 on religion and politics

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Prominent religious lobbyist Rabbi David Saperstein will deliver a lecture titledReligion and Politics in Election 2004,at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 (Thursday) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. p. Sponsored by The Kurt and Tessye Simon Fund for Jewish Studies, the Notre Dame Holocaust Project…

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Notre Dame Dedicates New Building in Dublin

Author: Jackie McAdams

DUBLIN – On a stroll through the streets of this city, one can find the historic Trinity College, the Irish National Art Gallery, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral …. and the University of Notre Dame. p. Since 1998, the Keough-Notre Dame Centre in the heart of the Irish capital…

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Scholar to deliver three lectures on language and gender

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Robin Tolmach Lakoff, professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, will present three lectures next week (Oct. 25 to 27) in the Provosts Distinguished Womens Lecture Series at the University of Notre Dame.p. They are as follows: * The Politics of Nice,12:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 25), 339 OShaughnessy…

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Scholar/performer to speak on, perform Irish music in America

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Mick Moloney, professor of Irish studies at New York University, will give the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicisms 2004 Hibernian Lecture at 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 22) in the University of Notre Dames Washington Hall. p. During the lecture, entitledIrish Music on the American Stage: From…

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Shrader-Frechette named World Technology Award winner

Author: William G. Gilroy

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, F.J. and H.M. ONeill Professor of Philosophy and concurrent professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has won the 2004 World Technology Award in ethics from the World Technology Network (WTN). She received the award for her work in environmental and public health ethics.p. Because…

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Sociologist to give lecture on Mexican immigration

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Jorge A. Bustamante, Eugene Conley Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, will be the featured speaker at noon Oct. 27 (Wednesday) for the Institute for Latino StudiesFaculty Seminar Series lecture in Room 208 McKenna Hallp. TitledCommentaries on Recent Immigration Policies,the lecture is free and open to the…

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New study examines effectiveness of U.N. Global Compact

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., associate professor of management at the University of Notre Dame, examines the problems and potential of the U.N. Global Compact in a paper published in the current issue of the journal Business Ethics Quarterly.p. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan first raised the notion of developing aglobal…

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Americans' Brutal Near-Extermination of the Wolf

Author: LILA GUTERMAN

Nearly exterminating wolves wasn’t enough; Americans slaughtered the carnivores with appalling brutality. In Vicious: Wolves and Men in America (Yale University Press), Jon T. Coleman , an assistant professor of history at the University of Notre Dame , says that Americans could simply have killed the animals that threatened…

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Notre Dame, Navy friends before rivals

Author: Malcolm Moran

SOUTH BEND, Ind.Each year since 1927, three autumns after the Four Horsemen helped a small, Catholic school expand its national identity, Notre Dame’s football schedule has included a game against the U.S. Naval Academyp. When the longest intersectional rivalry in the nation extends to a 78th consecutive season Saturday in…

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New building for Keough Centre to be dedicated in Dublin

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame will host a series of events Saturday (Oct 16) to celebrate the dedication of Dublins historic OConnell House as a new base for its programs in Ireland.p. The Keough-Notre Dame Centre in Dublin has been housed since its opening in 1998 in a portion of…

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Fall break seminar to combine work with interfaith dialogue

Author: Dennis K. Brown & Kelly Roberts

Sixteen students from the University of Notre Dame will travel to the Pacific Northwest during fall break (Oct. 18-24) to meet and work with Jews, Muslims and Christians as part of an innovative new seminar.p. Called “Building a Civilization of Love,” the seminar will bring together a diverse group of…

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Appointments made for 4 endowed chairs

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Three University of Notre Dame faculty members have been awarded endowed professorships and another has been appointed to a collegiate chair, according to University Provost Nathan O. Hatch. The appointments bring the number of endowed chairs at Notre Dame to 210.p. The newly appointed endowed professors are:p. • Gary M…. Read More

Spotlight: Reggie Brooks is back on campus

Author: Kelly Kerney, ND Works

Former Notre Dame tailback Reggie Brooks is full of surprises. p. In 1992, he surprised coach Lou Holtz by making a seemingly impossible catch of a two-point conversion pass in the back of the end zone, securing an Irish win over Penn State with only 20 seconds left in Read More

Notre Dame Now Seeks an Identity in the Arts

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Can the addition of the arts transform the University of Notre Dame into a triple-threat powerhouse?p. Seven years ago, when Daniel J. Saracino arrived here at Notre Dame to run the undergraduate admissions office, he conducted 20 focus groups among top high school students to figure Read More

Economics conference to focus on developing countries

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Understanding the conditions necessary for economic growth in developing countries will be the focus of a conference Friday and Saturday (Oct. 15 and 16) at the University of Notre Dame.p. Organized by Notre Dames Department of Economics and Econometrics, “The Seng Conference on Money, Banking and Economic Development” will bring Read More

Graduate School dean named AAAS fellow, reappointed to state board

Author: Megan Connelly

Jeffrey C. Kantor, vice president for graduate studies and research and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).p. Kantor is the 10th AAAS fellow in the history of the University and Read More

Two faculty to give joint talk on reality and movies

Author: Megan Connelly

University of Notre Dame faculty members Ted Mandell and James Seckinger will make a joint presentation titled “Truth, Reality and Advocacy: ‘Fahrenheit 9/11and ‘The Passion of the Christ” at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 13) in the Notre Dame Law School Moot Courtroom. Sponsored by the Law School, the talk is Read More