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Making his case

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The case study method is a well-established, effective and traditional teaching tool in business education.p. But what’s a professor to do when few, if any, cases relevant to a subject are available?p. That was the dilemma James S. ORourke, director of Notre Dames Fanning Center for Business Communication, faced in…

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ACE graduation ceremony to be held July 10

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Brother Robert Smith, O.F.M., Cap., director of educational and formational services for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and president of Messmer High School, will be the principal speaker Saturday (July 10) at the ninth annual graduation ceremony for teachers in the University of Notre Dames Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program.p….

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Notre Dame ReSource: Interest rate hike and the U.S. economy

Author: Dennis K. Brown

On the heels of the Federal Reserve announcing Wednesday (June 30) its widely expected 0.25-percentage-point increase in interest rates, a University of Notre Dame economist said the U.S. economy is going strong and should get stronger.p. In alluding to the rate increase, first-quarter economic growth of 3.9 percent and the…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Filmmaker recommends "Fahrenheit 9/11"; suggests Moore could have used less

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The release of filmmaker Michael Moore’s latest documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” has spurred controversy, set off political fireworks and generated a buzz about the documentary genre itself, among movie audiences, critics and academics alike.p. University of Notre Dame filmmaker Jill Godmilow, who has produced and directed numerous documentaries (including "Antonia: A…

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Award-winning professor appointed VP and associate provost

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Dennis Jacobs, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and the 2002 recipient of the U.S. Professor of the Year Award, has been appointed vice president and associate provost at the University, effective Aug. 1.p. Jacobsprimary responsibility will be oversight of Notre Dames undergraduate education and…

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RESEARCH: New study provides insights into the behavior of tumor cells

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new study by researchers from the University of Notre Dames Department of Biological Sciences and Walther Cancer Research Center offers important insights on how tumor cells invade their surrounding environment.p. Crislyn DSouza-Schorey, the Walther Cancer Research Center Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, studied the behavior of melanoma and breast…

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The Robot That Does A Simple Job Very Well May Be Wave of Future

Author: Lee Gomes

With the movie based on the sci-fi novel “I, Robot” opening in a few weeks, there will be a lot of walking, talking robots on the screen this summer.p. They’ll be Hollywood fiction, however. For real life, go to the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago and watch as a robotic…

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(Editorial) Juniper Road result shows value of openness

Author: editorial staff

EDITORIALp. p. In a display of determination, openness and fairness, the University of Notre Dame set out to achieve its goal: the closing of Juniper Road through campus. p. When the university first raised the issue several years ago, many people were skeptical. Was Notre Dame more concerned about its…

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Three advancement offices honored by CASE

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) will present eight awards to the University of Notre Dame at the organizations annual assembly July 11-13 in San Diego.p. Notre Dame Magazine, the Universitys quarterly alumni publication, earned four awards, including a grand gold medal for the best article of…

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Spotlight: Anthropologist teams with students on prehistoric dig

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Collier’s Lodge, built in 1879 on the Kankakee River Marsh in northwest Indiana, is one of the few remaining examples of hunting lodges that once were a prominent feature of the areas local economy.p. The marshlands, known then as theEverglades of the North,attracted waterfowl hunters from around the globe during…

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Iraqi sanctions worked, Kroc scholars report in Foreign Affairs

Author: Dennis K. Brown &
Julie Titone

The failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has prompted much hand-wringing over what went wrong with prewar intelligence.p. Now, two international security experts from the University of Notre Dame contend in an article in the upcoming edition of the prestigious journal Foreign Affairs that too little attention…

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Alumni return to campus for summer service projects

Author: Shannon Chapla

University of Notre Dame alumni will reunite on campus to participate in two service projects this summer, beginning today with the seventh annual building blitz for Habitat for Humanity.p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Association in conjunction with the St. Joseph County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, more than…

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First students in Faith Formation Leadership begin studies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Thirteen recent graduates of the University of Notre Dame have returned to campus to take up residence in Knott Hall and begin summer session studies in theology.p. The nine women and four men, all members of Notre Dame’s 2004 graduating class, now comprise the first class of the Faith Formation…

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RESEARCH: Study finds amateur boxing is relatively safe

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A new study conducted at the University of Notre Dame suggests that amateur boxers who participate in well-monitored bouts are unlikely to experience a decline in brain function.p. Led by Dr. James Moriarity, chief of medicine at Notre Dame, the study of participants in the University’s annual Bengal Bouts competition…

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Math Whizzes Do Excel At Music, but Is Link Merely a Coincidence?

Author: Sharon Begley

After Heather Wood had been playing the harp for only two years, she was good enough for the principal harpist of the New Mexico Symphony to agree to give her lessons. p. By yesterday evening she had made it to performance nirvana: New York’s Carnegie Hall. Ms. Wood, who…

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Lykoudis appointed dean of School of Architecture

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Michael Lykoudis, formerly chair of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, has been named dean of the school, effective immediately, according to Nathan O. Hatch, Notre Dame’s provost.p. The change in title recently was approved by the University’s Board of Trustees. Lykoudis was appointed to a five year…

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African-American Catholics concerned about youths leaving church

Author: Michelle Gahee

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — In many Catholic parishes across the country, the number of active African-American participants is dropping.p. This is particularly true among African-American teens and young adults who many say are leaving for other Christian denominations they find more relevant to their lives.p. In the Archdiocese of Los…

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Undergraduate research program expands boundaries of learning

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How might howler monkeys help save the Mexican rainforest? What can archeology tell us about the ways Roman conquerors changed ancient Celtic culture? How can digital photography revolutionize perceptions about the border city of El Paso, Texas? Can a college student, free from the distraction of a summer job, write…

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(Opinion): Memories of the Gipper and Notre Dame

Author: Richard W. Conklin

I never voted for Ronald Reagan, but I met him twice during my years in public relations at the University of Notre Dame and witnessed his emotional relationship to a school that at times I think he really thought he had attended.p. A young Ronald Reagan played legendary Notre Dame…

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English professor authors new novel

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Five strangers drawn together by their quest to transcend the here and now in search of something better is the basis of a new novel by Steven Tomasula, a professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.p. In and Ozis a novel of art, love and five people -…

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Rembrandt etchings to be exhibited at Snite Museum

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A collection of etchings by Rembrandt will be on exhibit June 20 to July 18 in the O’Shaughnessy Gallery of the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art.p. The exhibit features 70 etchings from the Snite’s permanent collection, donated to the museum in 1991 by Jack and Alfrieda Feddersen…

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Physicist elected member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Author: William G. Gilroy

Albert-László Barabási, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. External members are those who reside outside of Hungary.p. Barabási, 37, who holds a Hungarian citizenship, is the youngest member elected to the academy….

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Cushwa Center to receive Georgetown University's Cushing Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Timothy Matovina, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, will receive the Richard Cardinal Cushing Medal for the Advancement of Church Research on behalf of the Cushwa Center during ceremonies at Georgetown University on Oct. 6.p. The Cushing Medal, named in honor…

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ND Downtown activities popular among seniors

Author: Tribune staff

SOUTH BEND — For the past few months, a group of about 50 seniors has been enjoying the availability of the Notre Dame Downtown center , where they gather — usually on the fourth Monday of each month — for the “Lunch and Learn” series.p. p. May was the exception…

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Ecumenical book on Christ published by Notre Dame Press

Author: Michael O. Garvey

An ecumenical collection of essays on Jesus edited by two University of Notre Dame theologians has been published by the University of Notre Dame Press.p. The book, “Who Do You Say That I Am? Confessing the Mystery of Christ,” includes contributions from prominent scholars of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It…

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County Council approves plan to close Juniper Road

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A three-year process of negotiation among the University of Notre Dame, local government officials and the general public came to a successful conclusion Tuesday night (June 8) when the St. Joseph County Council unanimously voted in favor of a Notre Dame proposal to close Juniper Road through campus, realign Edison…

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RESEARCH: New study suggests means to control chemotherapy's side effects

Author: William G. Gilroy

Since the mid-1990s, a drug called olanzapine has been used to treat schizophrenia and other psychoses.p. Now, a team of scientists led by a University of Notre Dame cancer researcher has found a new use for the drug that may make chemotherapy treatments far less onerous.p. Rudolph M. Navari, director…

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First Denny Moore Award given to political science major

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Andrew Soukup, a recent University of Notre Dame graduate from Holland, Mich., has received the inaugural Denny Moore Award for Excellence in Journalism.p. Named in honor of the late Dennis K. Moore, the associate vice president for public affairs and communication who died in December, the award is given to…

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Greek scholar Robert Vacca dies at 63

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Robert A. Vacca, assistant professor of classics at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday (June 5) at his home in South Bend. He was 63.p. A highly regarded Hellenist and accomplished reader of ancient Greek, Vacca began his teaching career at Notre Dame in 1969, specializing in Greek language…

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Garnett addresses Senate hearing on religious expression

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Richard W. Garnett, associate professor of law in the Notre Dame Law School, testified today (Tuesday, June 8) about public religious expression before a U.S. Senate subcommittee.p. Garnett was among the expert witnesses testifying before the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights in a hearing titled…

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