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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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Artists aspire to inspire thoughts of the eternal

Author: Catherine McCormick

What is the role of fine arts in building a more Christian civilization? Many consider this to be a key question as Notre Dame enters a new era in the arts with the opening of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts, and it was the central question of…

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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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Two MBA teams reach finals of Duke case competition

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Two teams of MBA students in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame are among the five finalists in the Fuqua Product Strategy Case Competition at Duke University. p. Organized by Dukes Fuqua School of Business, the competition is the first and largest business school…

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Concerts to celebrate holiday season

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The University of Notre Dame will ring in the holiday season with a series of early December concerts highlighted by a Dec. 10 (Friday) Christmas concert featuring the internationally acclaimed Empire Brass. p. The five-piece brass ensemble will perform ageless Christmas favorites at 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert…

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Theologian co-edits ND Press book

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“Conciliation and Confession: The Struggle for Unity in the Age of Reform, 1415-1648,” co-edited by Randall C. Zachman, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, and Howard P. Louthan, associate professor of history at the University of Florida, was published this month by the Notre Dame…

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A very good week for three with Notre Dame degrees

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Three University of Notre Dame graduates were much in the news this week – two with highly publicized appointments and one with a major national honor. p. Condoleezza Rice, who earned a masters degree in government and international studies in 1975, was nominated to serve as Secretary of State….

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Student filmmakers claim top prize at festival

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Kristina Drzaic and Kateri McCarthy, seniors majoring in film, television and theatre at the University of Notre Dame, won a first-place prize for their film “Roses are Red” at the inaugural Poppy Jasper Film Festival held Nov. 12 to 14 in Morgan Hill, Calif. p. Co-directed by Drzaic and…

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VIDEO: The future of Notre Dame

Author: Matthew V. Storin

On Nov. 17, a distinguished academic panel addressed the topic: What’s Next: on realizing our aspirations to be both authentically Catholic and academically outstanding.Speaking were Francis Oakley, president emeritus of Williams College; Dennis O’Brien, president emeritus of the University of Rochester; and Alasdair MacIntyre, research professor of philosophy, University…

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Alumna named U.S. Professor of the Year

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Rhona Campbell Free, a University of Notre Dame graduate and professor of economics at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, has been named 2004 U.S. Professor of the Year. p. Selected for her outstanding teaching, commitment to undergraduate students and influence on teaching, Free received top honors in the…

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’65 graduate Francis J. Harvey confirmed as Army secretary

Author: William G. Gilroy

The U.S. Senate voted 85 to 12 Tuesday (Nov. 16) to confirm defense industry executive Francis J. Harvey, a 1965 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, as Secretary of the Army. President Bush nominated Harvey to the post in September. p. The Secretary of the Army is responsible…

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HOT TOPICS: Falling dollar … Yasser Arafat … Supreme Court … Bishops’ meeting … National Hospice Month … and more

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. * Falling dollar – Nelson Mark, DeCrane Professor of International Economics bq{MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px}. p….

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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, “Children and Marital Conflict,” is available for viewing on the Web at: p. Broadband – http://streaming.nd.edu/artsletters/saturday/cummings.wmv Modem – http://streaming.nd.edu/artsletters/saturday/cummings_low.wmv E. Mark Cummings, Notre Dame Chair in Psychology and director of the “Happy Couples, Happy Kids Project,”…

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International studies program receives national recognition

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame is one of just 13 U.S. schools recognized for outstanding study abroad programs in a new report titled “Internationalizing the Campus 2004: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities.” p. Prepared and published by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the report was released today…

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New criteria boost Notre Dame’s competitive standing

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Academics are notoriously ambivalent about the rankings of colleges and universities.Many question their accuracy, even as they rejoice or anguish over the results. Notre Dame, which for years has made U.S. News&World Reports top 20, is no different. For example, unlike some schools, Notre Dame does not issue a…

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Sound and performance artists to put on conference

Author: Megan Connelly

Six of the world’s best known sound and performance poets, critics and theorists will participate in a conference Nov. 18 to 20 at the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame. Titled “Textsounds,” the event will feature Caroline Bergvall, Charles Bernstein, cris cheek, Steve…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Weakening dollar not without benefit

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Though the dollar has dropped to a new low against the euro, its fall actually has benefited some Americans and boosted U.S. companies that export goods to Europe, according to a University of Notre Dame economist. p. "For the average person, the weakening dollar means this is a good…

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’75 graduate Condoleezza Rice nominated as Secretary of State

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Condoleezza Rice, a 1975 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, was nominated today by President Bush to serve as Secretary of State. The presidents national security adviser the past four years, she will be the first African-American woman to be the nations top diplomat and will be fourth…

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Center for Ethics and Culture hosts conference on the arts

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A conference entitled “Epiphanies of Beauty: The Arts in a Post-Christian Culture” will be held Thursday to Saturday (Nov. 18 to 20) in the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall. p. Sponsored by Notre Dames Center for Ethics and Culture, the conference will include presentations by 18 scholars of…

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Philosopher Philip Quinn dies at age 64

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Philip Quinn, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, died this morning at Saint Josephs Medical Center after a long illness. He was 64. p. Quinn, a member of Notre Dames philosophy faculty since 1985, was born in Long Branch, N.J., on June 22,…

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UCLA scholar to lecture on survey of day laborers

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Abel Valenzuela Jr., director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty at UCLA, will deliver a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 17) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. p. Titled “Working the Streets: Preliminary Findings from the National Day Labor Survey,”…

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Siemens Regional Competition to be held Nov. 19-20

Author: William G. Gilroy

Five individuals and four teams of high school students have been selected to compete Friday-Saturday (Nov. 19-20) at the University of Notre Dame in the Midwestern Regional of the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition, a leading scholarship and awards program. p. The New Jersey-based non-profit Siemens Foundation created…

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Conference to examine current ethical issues in business

Author: Dennis K. Brown

New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzers mutual fund investigation, excessive executive compensation packages, music piracy and other current ethical issues in business will be explored during a conference Thursday and Friday (Nov. 18 and 19) at the University of Notre Dame. p. Titled "Ethical Dimensions in Business: Reflections from…

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Campus to celebrate International Education Week

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate International Education Week with a series of events Nov. 15-19, highlighted by presentations by alumnus Michael McCarry, executive director of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange. In a forum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 19) in 131 Decio…

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