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New study raises questions about safety of herbal supplements

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new study by researchers from the University of Notre Dame raises important questions about the safety of herbal dietary supplements.p. The supplements, also known as phytopharmacuticals, are medicinal plant preparations that historically have proven effective in treating diseases. These herbal medicines include substances such as St. John’s Wort, Cayenne,…

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Study offers important new insights into the behavior of organisms

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new study by researchers from the University of Notre Dame that offers insights into the behavior of organisms could have important potential implications for the field of metabolic engineering.p. The paper by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Physics, and Eivind Almaas, a postdoctoral physics researcher, is the…

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African-American conference to be held March 11 to 13

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A national conference of African-American Catholic scholars and church leaders, sponsored by Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, will be held at the University’s McKenna Hall from March 11 to 13. p. The conference, entitled “Uncommon Faithfulness: The Witness of African American Catholics,” will feature…

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Two students receive Thurgood Marshall Scholarships

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Two first-year students at the University of Notre Dame have received Thurgood Marshall Scholarships from Notre Dame’s Black Cultural Arts Council.p. The award recipients, Michelle Clayborne from Columbus, Ohio, and Frank Duerson from Indianapolis, were honored earlier this month at a reception on campus. p. Established in 1993 to honor…

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Notre Dame's aid effort in Haiti disrupted by uprising

Author: A.P. staff

SOUTH BEND, IND. — The violent uprising in Haiti has disrupted a University of Notre Dame program aimed at eliminating a disfiguring disease from the impoverished nation.p. The professor who oversees the school’s Haiti Program left the Caribbean country on Monday, leaving behind the anti-elephantiasis effort for which Notre…

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Gonzaga president to speak on "Healing the Culture"

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J., president of Gonzaga University, will give two lectures March 1 (Monday) at the University of Notre Dame. He will speak on “Healing the Culture: The Role of the Law” at 4 p.m. in the Law School Courtroom, and he will speak on "Restoring the Culture: Life…

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Same-sex unions to be discussed Feb. 25

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A panel discussion on government regulation of traditional and same-sex unions will be held Wednesday (Feb. 25) at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors Center.p. The discussion, entitled “The Future of Marriage: Should Sexual Orientation Matter? Is Marriage the Government’s Business?” is sponsored by the Notre Dame…

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American Studies professor wins national book award

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Thomas A. Guglielmo, assistant professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2004 Frederick Jackson Turner Award by the Organization of American Historians for his recent book “White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945,” (Oxford University Press, 2003). p….

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Generation 'X'

Author: Wilson D. Miscamble

Commentary: George F. Kennan’s 100th birthday this week has prompted a round of effusive praise for the contributions of the man who has been dubbed “the architect,” “the great theorist” and “the founding father” of containment — the vaunted Cold War method by which the Soviet threat to the…

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5th annual Carnaval to take place Feb. 27 at Palais Royale

Author: Dennis Brown

The spirited music and dance of Brazil will come to downtown South Bend on Feb. 27 (Friday) when the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies partners with WVPE-FM to host the area’s fifth annual celebration of the Brazilian cultural tradition known as Carnaval.p. The event, which is…

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Journalist, author to discuss Latino research challenges

Author: Shannon Chapla

Roberto Suro, director of the Pew Hispanic Center and a longtime journalist and author, will deliver a talk titled “Beguiling Mysteries and Known Unknowns: The Research Challenges Posed by the Latino Experience” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 24) in 210 McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p….

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Robinson Center to celebrate third anniversary

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) will celebrate its third anniversary Friday (Feb. 20) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame, the center is located at 921 N. Eddy St., South Bend.p. The celebration will feature guest speakers Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s…

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Assistant secretary of state to discuss war on terror Feb. 24

Author: Shannon Chapla

Francis X. Taylor, assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security and director of the Office of Foreign Missions, will deliver a talk titled “Perspectives on the Global War on Terrorism” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 24) in 140 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.p. A Notre Dame graduate,…

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Two law students reach semi-finals of moot court competition

Author: Michael O. Garvey

University of Notre Dame third-year law students Carah Helwig and Julissa Robles reached the final four of the National Moot Court Competition held earlier this month in New York City.p. Helwig and Robles, coached by Edward A. Sullivan and Robert J. Palmer, both adjunct assistant professors of law at Notre…

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Lecture to describe implant experiment

Author: William G. Gilroy

Kevin Warwick, a professor of cybernetics at Reading University in Great Britain, will present a lecture titled “Cyborg Engineering: Practical Experiments Using Implant Technology” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 19) in Room 131 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture is free and open to…

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Graduate receives Grammy Award for graphic design

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Brian Grunert, a 1992 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, was honored this month with a Grammy Award in the category of Best Recording Package for his work on recording artist Ani DiFranco’s compact disc, “Evolve.”p. The 46th annual Grammy Awards were presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles. p….

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Guthrie theater to present "Othello" Feb.26 to 29

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Summer Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame will welcome the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis on its national tour of William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” in five performances Feb. 26 and 27 (Thursday and Friday) at 7 p.m., Feb. 28 (Saturday) at…

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Film Series focuses on race, culture

Author: Shannon Chapla

The ?Race and Culture? film series, organized by the newly created Progressive Faculty and Staff Alliance at the University of Notre Dame, will present three films in coming weeks. {mso-spacerun: yes} A special project of the alliance’s Race Issues Committee, the series…

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St.Michael's Laundry appoints director

Author: Shannon Chapla

Michael Klosinski, most recently regional account manager with R.W. Martin&Sons Inc. of<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Kent,Ohio, has been appointed director of St. Michael’s Laundry at the University of Notre Dame. p(MsoNormal){MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%}. With…

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Notre Dame ReSource: ND professor cautions against cloning of embryos

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South Korean scientists’ announcement this week of creation of the world’s first mature, cloned human embryos points to the inability of the scientific community to internally control its own?even with the ethical standards currently in place, according to a University of Notre Dame professor.p. Though this latest scientific advancement could…

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School of Architecture awards Driehaus Prize to Porphyrios

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture will present the second annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture to leading architect and theorist Demetri Porphyrios at a ceremony March 20 (Saturday) in the ballroom at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.p. Chosen by a committee of…

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New book praises Buscareno, Center for the Homeless

Author: Shannon Chapla

A new book titled “The Light of Conscience: How a Simple Act Can Change Your Life” includes a segment on South Bend’s Center for the Homeless and its former executive director, Drew Buscareno, now assistant vice president for University relations at Notre Dame.p. Authored by Bill Shore, "The Light of…

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Temes to speak on "just war" thinking

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Peter Temes, president of the Antioch New England Graduate School, will speak on “Just War Thinking in a New Age” at 8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 12) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Hesburgh Center’s Great Hall.p….

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Collegiate Jazz Festival to begin Feb. 25

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival will return for its 46th year Feb. 25 (Wednesday) and Feb. 27 to 28 (Friday to Saturday), featuring 11 collegiate bands competing before a panel of distinguished judges.p. Jazz bands performing in this year’s festival represent Notre Dame, Michigan State University,…

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Organ and choral hall to bear name of University trustee

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame has received a significant gift from a trustee and his wife for the Chris and Anne Reyes Organ and Choral Hall in the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.p. Elected a trustee last June, Reyes is chairman of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C., a Rosemont,…

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World views America as 'empire in denial'

Author: Robert Schmuhl

LONDON-During this year’s State of the Union address, President Bush vowed, “America is a nation with a mission, and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire.” That assertion echoes one he made at West Point in 2002 —…

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Former chief accountant for SEC to deliver talk Feb. 16

Author: Dennis Brown

Cooking the books ?. Fudging the facts ?. Financial fraud ?. Call it what you will, Lynn Turner saw the potential for and commission of such offenses for three years as chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).p. Turner will share his observations on the state of…

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Notre Dame Literary Festival to take place Feb. 8-12

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame’s 37th annual Literary Festival, “Reading Between the Lines,” will be held Sunday to Thursday (Feb. 8 to 12) and will feature authors Chuck Klosterman, Jennifer Sands, Jim Shepard, Frances Sherwood, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and Helena Maria Viramontes. Admission is free and a reception will follow…

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Mendoza to present annual Ethics Week series

Author: Dennis Brown

Malfeasance associated with the Enron scandal will be the topic of the first presentation of the Mendoza College of Business’ annual Ethics Week lecture series, Feb. 16-19 (Monday-Thursday), at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “Enron: A Multi-dimensional Examination of an Unethical Enterprise,” the presentation will feature three Notre…

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Leadership conference to mark National Trio Day Feb. 7

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Representatives of the University of Notre Dame and the local community will gather Saturday (Feb. 7) for a student-parent leadership conference to celebrate National Trio Day beginning at 8 a.m. in McKenna Hall on campus.p. Participants in Notre Dame’s Upward Bound and Talent Search Programs, along with students from…

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