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The face of financial aid

Author: Jan Spalding, ND Works correspondent

When it comes to the world of financial aid, Joe Russo clearly is a part of the fabric, if not a master weaver.p. Russo has been at Notre Dame for 26 years ? long enough to counsel the children of the students he has served. He refers to himself as…

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Thornburgh, Martin to discuss mandatory minimum sentencing

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and former U.S. District Court Judge John S. Martin will discuss mandatory minimum sentencing at a symposium beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday (April 1) in Room 141 of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Hall. p(MsoNormal){MARGIN:…

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Political scientist Mainwaring appointed Kellogg director

Author: Dennis Brown

Scott P. Mainwaring, Eugene Conley Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a leading scholar in the University’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, has been appointed to a five-year term as director of the institute, according to Nathan O. Hatch, provost of the University.p. Mainwaring’s term…

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Two new information Web sites launched

Author: Matthew V. Storin

The University of Notre Dame has inaugurated two new Web sites to aid its communications efforts with news media professionals, the campus community, alumni and the general public, J. Roberto Gutierrez, vice president for public affairs and communication, announced today.p. One site is an improved, redesigned Internet home for the…

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NEH chair to address Midwest Art History Society conference

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Bruce Cole, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will deliver the keynote address at the Midwest Art History Society’s annual conference Thursday through Saturday (April 1-3) at the University of Notre Dame.p. A scholar of Renaissance art and former professor of art history and literature at Indiana…

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Right on the Money:
Senior selected to design U.S. coins

Author: Julie Hail Flory

When Notre Dame senior Patrick Quill went home for winter break, he didn’t know his time away from the Golden Dome would lead to a golden opportunity. But there it was, in the pages of his daily paper.p. "I read an article in the Washington Post calling for artists to…

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Historian Marsden wins national book awards

Author: Shannon Chapla

George M. Marsden, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, is the recent recipient of three national prizes for his biography "Jonathan Edwards: A Life? (Yale University Press)p. One of three winners of Columbia University’s prestigious Bancroft Prize for 2004, Marsden was selected from among…

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Energy expert to discuss industry March 29

Author: William G. Gilroy

Michael O?Sullivan, senior vice president for development for FPL Energy, LLC, will present a public lecture at 12:50 p.m. Monday (March 29) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p. His talk, ?Engineering Careers and the Energy Industry,? is the second installment in the 2003-04 Distinguished Engineering…

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Collaborative project to assist Mexican agricultural producers

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The University of Notre Dame has received a $300,000 award from the U.S.-Mexico Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarships (TIES) Initiative to develop a project titled ?Cooperation on Rural Economic Development and Small Business Entrepreneurship.?p. p. TIES is a multi-million dollar public-private alliance designed to spur social and economic growth in…

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Theologian D'Angelo receives NEH fellowship

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Mary R. D’Angelo, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, has received a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), bringing to 17 the number of NEH fellowships awarded to Notre Dame in the past five years, more than for any other research university…

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Law professor critical of bishops' diocesan tax collecting

Author: Michael O. Garvey

America’s Catholic bishops should practice what they preach, according to Notre Dame Law School professor Matthew J. Barrett.p. In an article in the March 29 edition of America magazine, Barrett observes that under the canon law of the Catholic Church, "bishops are often tax collectors too, regularly levying tariffs on…

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Notre Dame Scientists Search for TB Cure

Author: Notre Dame News

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)—Scientists at the University of Notre Dame say they may have found a new way to kill the bacteria that causes tuberculosis by shutting off its supply of the vital nutrient iron.p. Normally, a molecule in the bacteria’s outer membrane allows it to absorb and process…

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O'Malley gift to fund pipe organ in new choral hall

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame has received a gift through a charitable remainder trust from the late Marjorie M. O’Malley for a handcrafted pipe organ for the Chris and Anne Reyes Organ and Choral Hall in the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.p. A member of Notre Dame’s…

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Romeo is bleeding

Author: Ted Mills

CHUK IWUJI’S JOURNEY FROM ECONOMIST TO ACTOR ROMEO AND JULIETp. p. Editor’s note:Actors From the London Stage is based at Notre Dame. p. ’He’s stronger than I thought," says Chuk Iwuji. “He’s a kid who grows into a man. I thought he was all light and romance.” p. In a…

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(Opinion): An Anxious Anniversary

Author: George Lopez

What a difference a year makes. Last year’s Washington consensus about Iraq as a weapons-laden, imminent threat to U.S. security has now given way to a presidentially-appointed investigation of why intelligence about Iraq was wrong. U.S. citizens were told that Iraq was the next battleground for the war on terror….

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Father J. Bryan Hehir to receive 2004 Laetare Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, president and treasurer of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Boston, has been awarded the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal for 2004. He will receive the medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, during the University’s 159th Commencement exercises May 16…

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Symposium to discuss African-American academic issues

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A symposium on “African-Americans in the Academy” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday (March 25) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Visitors’ Center.p. The symposium is sponsored by the University’s African and African-American Studies Program as the first in an annual series memorializing Erskine A….

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Rabbi Michael Lerner to present March 25 lectures

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Rabbi Michael Lerner, founding editor of Tikkun magazine, will deliver a public lecture titled “Spiritual Politics and Social Healing: In an Age of Culture Wars and Terror” at 5 p.m. March 25 (Thursday) in Room 101 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. He also will present the…

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Disability Awareness Week to take place March 22-26

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame will observe Disability Awareness Week Monday through Friday (March 22 to 26) with a host of activities on campus, highlighted by an address by Patricia Stacey, author of “The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism.”p. Stacey,…

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German scholar Ursula Williams dies at 55

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Ursula M. Williams, director of the Language Resource Center and concurrent associate professional specialist in the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday (March 17) at her home in South Bend. She was 55.p. Williams began her career at Notre Dame…

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Rabbi Michael Lerner to present March 25 lectures

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Rabbi Michael Lerner, founding editor of Tikkun magazine, will deliver a public lecture titled “Spiritual Politics and Social Healing: In an Age of Culture Wars and Terror” at 5 p.m. March 25 (Thursday) in Room 101 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. He also will present the…

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Spotlight: Saving Irish, Cherishing Ireland

Author: Michael O. Garvey

{mso-spacerun: yes} It may safely be assumed that everyone at the University of Notre Dame knows the old saying, ?Da gcaillfi an Ghaeilge, chaillfi Eire? (?Should Irish be lost, Ireland would be lost.?), but surprisingly few people know that it was coined by the Irish nationalist…

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Justice Alan Page to address '04 graduates at Commencement

Author: Dennis Brown

Justice Alan C. Page, a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court and a 1967 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the University’s 159th Commencement exercises May 16 (Sunday). The ceremony will begin…

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MBA students win venture capital competition; advance to finals

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A team of five MBA students from the University of Notre Dame won the Central Region championship of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) last weekend (March 11 to 13) at the University of Michigan. p. Competing under the auspices of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the…

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Tuition, room and board charges announced for 2004-05

Author: Matthew V.Storin

Undergraduate tuition, room and board, and student fees at the University of Notre Dame will increase 6.9 percent for the 2004-05 academic year for a combined total cost of $36,930.p. With the increase, tuition and fees will be $29,512, a difference of $1,900 over the current year, and average…

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Institute for Latino Studies opens off-campus facility

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame has opened a new, off-campus facility to serve as an art studio and provide office and classroom space in support of the community outreach initiatives that are central to its mission.p. The facility is located in a…

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Black theology means understanding the blues, says theologian

Author: Gene Stowe

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) — Singing the blues is a good way to understand theology from an African-American perspective, said a leading black Catholic theologian at a University of Notre Dame conference.p. Black theologians should put the black vernacular culture at the heart of the Christian message of salvation,…

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Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for Saturday

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair will take place Saturday (March 20) at Stepan Center at the University of Notre Dame. The event is open to the public at 1 p.m. p. The fair will feature some 250 projects created by students in grades four through 12…

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Hong Kong scholar to give Clarke Lecture in medical ethics

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Ruiping Fan, assistant professor of public and social administration at City University of Hong Kong, will give a lecture entitled “Beyond Liberty and Equality: Some Confucian Reflections on the Place of the Family in Health Care” at 4 p.m. Friday (March 19) in the auditorium of the University of…

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