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University adds three names to Wall of Honor

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame will add the names of three distinguished figures to its Wall of Honor, a display in the Main Building that recognizes “exceptional men and women whose contributions to Notre Dame are lasting, pervasive and profound.”p. The new honorees are the late Joseph Casasanta, director of…

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Spotlight: Career Center helps students make most of job market

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Making a successful leap from college student to gainfully employed member of society can be a daunting task for any graduating senior. This is especially true in times of an uncertain, albeit improving, national job market, where outsourcing and downsizing are all-too-common occurrences.p. The outlook has steadily remained bright at…

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Dig turns up marshland artifacts

Author: Brian Lewis, staff reporter

Parts of Illinois south of Chicago, and northwest Indiana stretching to South Bend, used to be home to massive marshlands so rich with fish and waterfowl they were known as the everglades of the north.p. A huge recreation area that attracted prolific outdoorsmen such as former President Teddy Roosevelt and…

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Middle East teenagers to visit ND, experience life in America

Author: Shannon Chapla

Eighteen graduating high school seniors from the Middle East and North Africa will visit the University of Notre Dame Aug. 4 (Wednesday) as part of a new U.S. Department of State program created to help foster better understanding between the United States and the Middle East.p. A first-of-its-kind endeavor, the…

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Walther scientific retreat scheduled for Aug. 5-7

Author: William G. Gilroy

More than 200 scientists associated with the Walther Cancer Institute will gather at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall Aug. 5-7 for their annual scientific retreat.p. Hosted by the Universitys Walther Cancer Research Center, the event will offer Walther researchers an opportunity to share their research, disseminate their findings,…

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Archaeological dig yields surprising finds

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The grounds of a 19th century hunting lodge located on the banks of the Kankakee River in northwest Indianaonce home to marshlands so rich in waterfowl that the area was known as theEverglades of the Northwere also the site of ancient settlements dating as far back as 10,000 years, according…

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Spotlight: Learning to serve

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dames mission statement acknowledges an intentionto cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity…

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Libraries receive grant to help encourage library careers

Author: William G. Gilory

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded the University Libraries of Notre Dame and four partner institutions aRecruiting and Educating Librarians for the 21st Centurygrant.p. The $194,000 grant will help introduce 42 diverse, college-bound graduating seniors from Northern Indiana high schools to the profession of academic librarianship through…

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Study finds moral myopia and muteness in marketing

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Ethical issues in advertising and marketing – from potentially objectionable ads to misleading messages and outright fraud – are of little concern to many executives in the field, according to a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Advertising.p. The studys authors, Patrick E. Murphy from…

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Catholic archbishop of Baghdad to speak July 26

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Archbishop Jean Benjamin Sleiman of Baghdad will speak about the plight of Christians in Iraq and the Middle East at 4 p.m. Monday (July 26) in the University of Notre Dame Law School courtroom.p. Archbishop Sleiman, a 58-year-old Carmelite priest who became archbishop of Baghdad in January 2001, is in…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Movie ratings

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A study released this week on the increase in sex, profanity and violence in PG and PG-13 rated movies suggests a need for more consistency in the system and more sensitivity to children, according to a University of Notre Dame psychologist.p. Conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, the…

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New center to train compassionate health care professionals

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new University of Notre Dame center has been established to help ensure that future doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are trained to interact with patients with care and compassion.p. The Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care will be affiliated with Notre Dames Walther Cancer Research Center…

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Cardinal Rigali to preside at July 23 Mass for ACE teachers

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, will preside at a “missioning” Mass for 171 teachers in the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program at 9:30 a.m. July 23 (Friday) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.p. Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame; and…

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Kellogg Institute presents prize to Peruvian woman

Author: Dennis K. Brown & William Schmitt

Peruvian human rights advocate Sofia Macher received the 2004 Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America in a ceremony June 23 in Lima.p. A leading force in her country’s arduous efforts to emerge from authoritarian rule, Macher issued a call for citizen involvement in her acceptance speech.p….

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Political scientist receives national award

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Gerald L. Mackie, assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, is the 2004 recipient of the Gladys M. Kammerer Award from the American Political Science Association for the best political science publication of 2003 in the field of U.S. national policy.p. TitledDemocracy Defended,(Cambridge University Press), Mackies…

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Annan appoints faculty member to new U.N. position

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Juan Méndez, director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame for the past five years, was named this week to a new United Nations position by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.p. A lawyer who twice was imprisoned in his native Argentina for political and…

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Spotlight: NYSP nurtures dreams, aspirations of youth

Author: Shannon Chapla

When we first got to campus, I was kind of nervous,said 11-year-old Tevin Lancaster. The sixth grader at Cleveland Elementary School in Elkhart had never before visited Notre Dame and was somewhat intimidated by the tradition and lore surrounding the top tier University located just 20 miles from her home.p….

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Summer Shakespeare to open "Romeo and Juliet" July 21

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Summer Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame will present William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” from July 21 to August 1 in Washington Hall on campus. The fifth annual Summer Shakespeare production also will feature for the third consecutive year “ShakeScenes,” an event for young local actors.p. A complete schedule…

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Sociological group to honor Hallinan for career contributions

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Sociologist Maureen T. Hallinan, White Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, will be honored next month for her contributions to the field at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).p. The Career of Distinguished Scholarship in Sociology of Education Award will be presented…

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Statement from the University of Notre Dame on the decision in American Jewish Congress vs.Corporation for National and Community Service

Author: Dennis K. Brown

On July 2, 2004, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the plaintiff, the American Jewish Congress, in the lawsuit filed against the Corporation for National and Community Service alleging that funding of programs like the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education…

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Spotlight: Talley assisting Joint Chiefs of Staff

Author: William G. Gilroy

As the academic year concludes and summer settles on universities, an annual migration occurs as faculty depart for conferences, symposia, institutes and other academic pursuits. Jeffrey W. Talley, an assistant professor of bioengineering and environmental engineering at Notre Dame, is among those who have left, but its for a unique…

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Political scientist receives national award

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David E. Campbell, assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, is the 2004 co-recipient of the E.E. Schattschneider Award from the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in the field of American government.p. TitledHow Communities and Schools Shape Civic Engagement,Campbells dissertation focuses on the…

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(Op-ed): Tensions amidst Transition

Author: George A. Lopez

Rather subdued political events in Iraq and Turkey this past Monday illustrate just how far the once boldly stated American vision for a post-Saddam Iraq has fallen. Coming off two bloody weeks of escalating violence before the announced June 30 deadline for the transfer of sovereignty to an interim Iraqi…

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MBA graduate appointed manager of ND Marketplace

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Mark Welch has been appointed manager of ND Marketplace, a new initiative at the University of Notre Dame that addresses non-procurement e-commerce needs on campus.p. Based in Business Operations, ND Marketplace provides astorefrontfor campus groups approved to sell products securely online. Welch will systematize the electronic merchandise sales process in…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Law professor helped train Saddam’s judge

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A University of Notre Dame Law School professor who helped train the judges presiding over the arraignments of Saddam Hussein and other former Iraqi leaders says the proceedings “represent a victory for the rule of law.”p. Jimmy Gurulé cautioned, however, that the court must ensure that Saddam no longer use…

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