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John Affleck-Graves elected first lay executive VP

Author: Matthew V. Storin

John Affleck-Graves, vice president and associate provost of the University of Notre Dame, was elected today as the Universitys first lay executive vice president by the Board of Trustees meeting on campus.p. Affleck-Graveselection follows a year-long search by a special committee of the board. Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., stepped…

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First Children's Defense Fund collegiate chapter created at Notre Dame

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The first collegiate chapter of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), a nonprofit organization that advocates for disadvantaged children, has been established at the University of Notre Dame.p. Created by a student-led initiative, the chapter’s mission is to inform, educate and motivate the Notre Dame community about issues of child poverty…

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Anthropologist's book examines illegal networks that fuel wars

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The hidden realities of 21st century warfarefrom multi-trillion dollar extra-legal financial networks that support war to the black-market operators of illegal drugs, precious gems, weapons, food and pharmaceuticalsare the focus of a recently published book by University of Notre Dame anthropologist Carolyn Nordstrom.p. "Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Astrophysicist on the future of Hubble

Author: William G. Gilroy

The outlook for the Hubble Space Telescope, which has appeared bleak, improved last week when NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that robotic servicing of the observatory appears more feasible than the agency officials initially believed.p. However, Peter M. Garnavich, a University of Notre Dame…

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Jay P. Dolan — Master Historian of American Catholicism

Author: Margaret Gordon Kender

Historians have been called “prophets of the past” in tribute to their talent for analyzing the bare facts of history, recognizing trends and providing insights that challenge the way we think and influence our future. The life work of Jay P. Dolan, professor emeritus of history at Notre Dame and…

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Inaugural Montoya Poetry Prize awarded to Latina poet

Author: Shannon Chapla and Caroline Domingo

Sheryl Luna, a lecturer in the Department of English at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, will receive the inaugural Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, given by the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS).p. The prize, which is the first of its kind in the United States, honors…

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Center for Social Concerns presents Ganey Award, grants

Author: Julie Flory and Kelly Roberts

The Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will honor a longtime Notre Dame professor and present research mini-grants to two community-campus partnerships at a dinner Monday (May 3).p. F. Clark Power, professor in the Program for Liberal Studies, will receive the Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Faculty…

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Former athletic director Mike Wadsworth dies
at age 60

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Michael A. Wadsworth, director of athletics at the University of Notre Dame from 1995 to 2000, died this morning of cancer at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was 60. p. “Mike Wadsworth was a genuine Notre Dame man who made substantial contributions to the University,” said Rev….

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Notre Dame ReSource - Arbor Day a reminder of tranquility of trees

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During the immediate aftershock of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans sought psychological refuge from an unexpected sourcetrees. The number of visitors to botanical gardens and other such facilities nationwide grew significantly during that time, and some arboreta waived normal admission fees so that anyone who wanted…

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History professor receives Andrew W. Mellon fellowship

Author: Shannon Chapla

Julia Adeney Thomas, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, has received a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The $181,000 grant will fund a book-length study titled “Photography and Democracy: Between History and Sex in Occupied Japan.”p. "I want to demonstrate how a…

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46 faculty members receive Kaneb teaching awards

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The University of Notre Dame has selected 46 outstanding undergraduate faculty members as recipients of the fifth annual Kaneb Teaching Awards. The honored teachers will be recognized May 16 (Sunday) during the University’s 159th Commencement exercises.p. Created with a gift from Notre Dame Trustee John A. Kaneb, the awards demonstrate…

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Eight faculty members named Kaneb fellows

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In recognition of their records of teaching excellence, eight University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named faculty fellows for 2004-05 by the University’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.p. The Kaneb faculty fellows are: Matthew C. Bloom, associate professor of management; Francis X. Connolly, professor of mathematics; Lawrence…

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Groundbreaking ceremony for “The Gug” set for Saturday

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will bless the site of the forthcoming Don F. and Flora Guglielmino Family Athletics Center in a public ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Saturday (April 24) at the buildings future location on Courtney Lane on the east side of…

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Alumni Association to present six awards

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will present six awards during ceremonies on campus this week.p. • The James F. Armstrong Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the University by an employee, will be presented posthumously to Dennis K. Moore, a 1970 alumnus.p. A member of the founding staff…

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Intimidation OK for men, not women

Author: Carol Kleiman

Professor Higgins had it all wrong in the movie “My Fair Lady” when he asked, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?”p. What he should have asked is why can’t a woman be more like a woman—at least when it comes to the workplace, and especially if she…

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Life Trustee Rosemary Park dies at 97

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Rosemary Park, a leader in women’s higher education and Life Trustee of the University of Notre Dame, died April 17 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles. She was 97.p. Elected to the Notre Dame Board in 1971, she served for six years before her election as a…

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Ticket distribution firm wins business plan competition

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A newly patented system called Flash Seats won the $15,000 grand prize today in the fourth annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition organized by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Founded by four Notre Dame MBA students, Flash Seats is designed to issue, transfer and…

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New design to be unveiled for "The Shirt" 2004

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Continuing a 14-year tradition of spirit and service, the 2004 design for “The Shirt Project” at the University of Notre Dame will be unveiled at a kick-off celebration Friday (April 23) at 5 p.m. at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. The shirts will be available for purchase immediately after the…

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Dublin's a stage for Joyce Bloomsday centenary

Author: Robert Schmuhl (Special to the Tribune)

DUBLIN - The irony is worthy of James Joyce himself. Throughout this spring and summer, the writer who called Dublin “the city of failure, of rancour and of unhappiness” will be celebrated here with the most ambitious literary festival in Ireland’s history.p. The centenary of Bloomsday-June 16, 1904, the date…

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Derek Bok to speak on undergraduate education

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Derek Bok, president of Harvard University for 20 years (1971 to 1991), will deliver a lecture,Toward a New Agenda for Undergraduate Educationat 3.30 p.m. April 28 (Wednesday) in Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. p. The talk, to be followed by…

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Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation honors Rockne

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The late Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne was one of six distinguished Americans honored today in a ceremony at the Statue of Liberty.p. The Ellis Island Family Heritage Award as presented to members of Rockne’s family, including his only surviving offspring, John Rockne of South Bend, Ind. The…

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Notre Dame Bands to present spring concerts

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame Band program will present three spring concerts Sunday to Tuesday (April 25 to 27). All events are free and open to the public and no tickets are required.p. Sunday (April 25) – The Brass Ensemble and University Band will perform at 3 p.m. in the…

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Entrepreneur magazine ranks Gigot Center in top 25

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Entrepreneur magazine has ranked the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame among the nations top 25 such programs in an annual survey of U.S. colleges and universities.p. The Gigot Center appears in the second tier of the magazines list of the top 24 nationally recognized…

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Business plan competitions to award more than $45,000

Author: Dennis K. Brown

More than $45,000 in prize money will be awarded Thursday and Friday (April 22 and 23) in four business plan competitions organized by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Finalists in the Social Venture Plan Competition and the Invention Convention will present their plans…

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Author Nicholas Sparks and brother to discuss memoir

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, a 1988 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will visit the University with his brother, Micah, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 20) at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore for a book signing and presentation on “Three Weeks With My Brother,” a new book co-authored by…

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Distant planet found by "gravitational microlensing"

Author: William G. Gilroy

David Bennett, a University of Notre Dame astrophysicist, is a member of an international team of astronomers that has discovered the most distant giant planet to orbit an ordinary star in the Milky Way. This is the first unequivocal planet discovery to be made by a technique known as gravitational…

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Seckinger to train war crimes prosecutors in Sierra Leone

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame Law School Professor James Seckinger will join a small international group of trial advocacy teachers in Freetown, Sierra Leone, April 16 to 23 to train the prosecuting team for that country’s upcoming war crimes trial.p. The group will offer general training on trial advocacy and will concentrate on…

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