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Tough tour in Iraq won't dim Green's smile

Author: Rick Morrissey

When former Notre Dame basketball player Danielle Green told people she was going to marry Willie Byrd this year, there was talk that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea.p. She is 27. Byrd, the former Washington High School girls coach, is 58.p. “People said, `Don’t marry that old man,”’…

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Scholar publishes latest in best-selling mystery series

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Novelist and professor Margaret A. Doody of the University of Notre Dame has authored the fourth book in her international best-sellingAristotlemystery series.p. Poison in Athens,published recently in the United Kingdom by Random House, continues the story of Aristotle as a detective who, together with his student, Stephanos, unravels the details…

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He has shoes to fill at Center

Author: Joseph Dits, Tribune staff writer

New director feels the need to listen before leading way p. SOUTH BEND — In a room packed with most of the residents of the Center for the Homeless, Tina Neil stood up Wednesday and asked a pointed question of the clean-cut young man at the front. p. "I want…

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Bush's new Iraq: Rhetoric vs. reality

Author: George A. Lopez and David Cortright

President Bush’s Monday night speech—the first of six on the transition in Iraq—was aimed primarily at a U.S. audience whose confidence in his handling of the war has hit record lows. The president’s upbeat rhetoric about a free and democratic Iraq contrasted sharply with the ambiguous provisions of the draft…

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Law School graduates honor Kirsch as teacher of the year

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Michael S. Kirsch, associate professor of law in the Notre Dame Law School, has been named Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Law School’s class of 2004.p. Kirsch, whose scholarship largely concerns federal taxation with an emphasis on international issues, joined the Law School faculty in 2001. He teaches…

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ROTC to host live simulcast of World War II Memorial dedication

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame ROTC units will host a live simulcast of the National World War II Memorial dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday (May 29) in 141 DeBartolo Hall.p. The event is free and open to the public, and veterans and their guests are especially invited to attend.p….

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Executive Education presents seven awards

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame has presented seven awards to faculty members, business partners and customers for their contributions and commitment to the program.p. They are as follows:p. • Roger Huang, chair of finance and Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management, received the Arnie Ludwig…

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Business Immersion: A Boon for Engineers

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini
and Nina Welding

Robert M. Dunn has been receiving the kind of feedback from former students that would thrill any professor.p. For example, 2003 chemical engineering graduate Nik Larsen wrote Dunn about the successes hed been experiencing at Marathon Oil, having taken the Integrated Engineering and Business Practices sequence that Dunn directs for…

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Student to sing national anthem for Chicago White Sox

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Nicholas Tonozzi, a junior majoring in vocal performance and classical civilizations at the University of Notre Dame, will sing the national anthem before a Chicago White Sox baseball game Wednesday (May 26) at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The game, versus the Texas Rangers, will begin at 7:05 p.m.p. A…

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At Notre Dame, the end of an era. President opts to step down

Author: Eric Ferkenhoff, Globe Correspondent

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—In the 162-year history of the University of Notre Dame, only 16 men have ever occupied the president’s office. It’s a lofty perch in the heady universe of academia.p. But the Rev. Edward A. Malloy, the tall, white-haired president, forsook the trappings of his office and has made…

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Athletics program unconditionally certified by NCAA

Author: Dennis Brown

After a self-study and review process, the University of Notre Dame athletics program received notice this week that it has been unconditionally recertified by the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification.p. Notre Dame last was certified in 1997 in the first cycle of an NCAA process established in 1993…

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RESEARCH: New Institute for Theoretical Sciences established

Author: William G. Gilroy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Notre Dame have entered into an agreement to create a new joint Institute for Theoretical Sciences.p. Housed in the University’s Nieuwland Hall of Science, the new institute will promote theoretical research by attracting visiting international scholars, junior researchers…

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Graduate earns prestigious accounting internship

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has awarded for the first time a prestigious postgraduate internship to a University of Notre Dame student.p. Michael Murphy, who was graduated from the University in January with a bachelors degree in accountancy, received the one-year appointment based upon his academic excellence in accounting…

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Sexton Scholarship Fund Established

Author: Matthew V. Storin

The University of Notre Dame has established a $1 million endowed scholarship fund in honor of William P. and Ann Sexton. Bill Sexton, a member of the Notre Dame faculty for 36 years, retired in 2002 as vice president for university relations.p. Formation of the William P. and Ann M….

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New family education program aims to support marriage

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new University of Notre Dame family education and research project will seek to teach married couples from throughout Northern Indiana strategies to improve their relationships and help them become better parents.p. Titled “The Happy Couples and Happy Kids Project,” the effort is based on research Notre Dame psychologist E….

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Best-selling author finds time for reading, writing, family

Author: Mark Pattison

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Nicholas Sparks set some track and field records at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and, if he keeps it up, he could be setting some records in the book-selling field.p. Three of his nine novels have been adapted for the big screen: "A Walk to…

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Ann Firth named associate vice president for student affairs

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Ann M. Firth has been named associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1.p. Firth, who joined the staff of Student Affairs in 1985, has worked nearly her entire Notre Dame career in that office, most recently as executive assistant to the vice…

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Aquinas College honors Father Malloy

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, was the principal speaker and received an honorary doctor of divinity degree at Aquinas College’s commencement exercises earlier this month. It is his 16th honorary degree.p. Founded by Dominican sisters in 1886, Aquinas College is located in Grand…

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Conference on youth ministry to be held on campus

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Campus ministers from North American colleges and universities, and others involved in youth and young adult ministry, will gather May 23 to 27 (Sunday to Thursday) at the University of Notre Dame to discuss issues facing young Catholics in the contemporary life of the Church and society.p. The conference, "Transitions…

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New book explores Israel's political and social challenges

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A new book edited by University of Notre Dame political scientist Alan Dowty examines recent developments that have intensified the political and social challenges facing Israel.p. “Critical Issues in Israeli Society,” published by Greenwood Press, explores factors that have impeded the establishment of a working political structure, such as the…

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Diversity in the curriculum: Students push for new requirement

Author: Julie Hail Flory

On the long road to graduation, Notre Dame students encounter a seemingly endless stream of academic requirements. Math, science, theology, philosophy, foreign language… the list goes on and on.p. So why would any student willingly go out of his or her way to ask the University to add one more…

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2004 Commencement: Valedictory

Author: Sarah Streicher

Justice Alan C. Page, Father Malloy, distinguished guests, faculty, family, friends and my fellow members of the class of 2004:p. If youre anything like me, youve been very anxious lately. When I think for too long about things to come, Im struck by this desire to do something rash in…

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2004 Commencement Address:
Justice Alan C. Page

Author: Justice Alan C. Page

Father Malloy, members of the board of trustees, Class of 2004let me begin by saying thank you.Thank you for the warmth of your reception as well as the honor you bestow upon me.Thank you also for allowing me to share my thoughts with you on this special day. It is…

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Page calls on graduates to create a better future

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Justice Alan Pagethe former Notre Dame and professional football star and now a member of the Minnesota Supreme Courtspoke Sunday to the Universitys Class of 2004 as one concerned citizen to others, talking about hope and therole that each of us can play in making the future better and brighter.p….

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Jenkins outlines 3 goals for ND

Author: Margaret Fosmoe

University’s president-elect believes all of his objectives are within reach p. p. SOUTH BEND — As president-elect of the University of Notre Dame, the Rev. John I. Jenkins has a threefold vision for the future. p. His plans for Notre Dame include maintaining its traditional excellence in undergraduate teaching, improving…

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Offering respect: Theologian emphasizes acceptance of differences

Author: John J. Shaughnessy

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Time magazine has hailed the Rev. Virgilio Elizondo as one of the leading spiritual innovators in the United States. Yet when the University of Notre Dame professor shares his beliefs about the connections between religion and people, everything begins with his memories of the grocery store…

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Sports betting alarms NCAA

Author: Teddy Greenstein, Tribune staff reporter

Study reveals a grim trend among student-athletes p. When stories broke in February about the lurid side of college football recruiting—tales of campus visits that included strip clubs, alcohol, private planes and lobster dinners—the NCAA’s response was to form a task force to initiate reform. p. "In the past…

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Class acts: Senior stories of distinction

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dames 2004 graduating class can be defined collectively, through a variety of numerical and statistical observations, as well as individually, through the stories of seniors with compelling tales to tell.p. Some of the numbers are: * About 95 percent of the 1,958 students who enrolled at…

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Diversity recognition ceremonies planned for graduates

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Special recognition ceremonies for Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, African-American and Native American members of the University of Notre Dames graduating class of 2004 will be held Friday to Sunday (May 14 to 16) on campus.p. The Latino Recognition Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in Washington Hall….

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