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Professor publishes new book on economics and aging

Author: Megan Connelly

A new book by University of Notre Dame economist Teresa Ghilarducci, “What You Need to Know About the Economics of Growing Old (But Were Afraid to Ask),” has been published by Notre Dame Press.p. Focused on the needs of workers and their families, the book is a research guide analyzing…

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(Op-Ed): Scholar under siege defends his record

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Tariq Ramadan responds point by point to the `unfounded allegations’ of a critic By Tariq Ramadan. _Tariq Ramadan was appointed to be the Luce Professor at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame _ The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, without…

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(Editorial): A Muslim scholar's exclusion

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Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss scholar known for his work on Islamic theology and the place of Muslims in the modern world, was supposed to start teaching last week at the University of Notre Dame. But after he got a visa from the State Department, it was revoked at the…

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Futurist Magazine editor to present Donnelly Lecture Friday

Author: Megan Connelly

David Pearce Snyder, life-styles editor of The Futurist Magazine, will deliver a lecture titled “Extra-Preneurship: Managing to Prosper in Revolutionary Times,” at noon Friday (Sept. 3) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A part of the Donnelly Lecture Series on…

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Spotlight: Staging South Bend's Ghost Story

Author: Carol Schaal '91M.A.

The near south side of South Bend once smelled of sweat and security. Workers poured in and out of the giant Studebaker factories there, making cars, making healthy paychecks. The monstrous brick buildings denoted a vibrant community living off the profits of heavy manufacturing.p. When Jessica Chalmers arrived as an…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Stem cell research still far from cure

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Current research on embryonic stem cells has touched off a debate reaching into the presidential campaign, but experts say it will be a long time before the research leads to cures for diseases such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers. In fact, they note, scientists working with embryonic stem cells have not…

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Asteroid named in honor of trustee, alumnus Ray Siegfried

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an asteroid in honor of Ray H. Siegfried, a graduate, trustee and benefactor of the University of Notre Dame.p. Discovered March 11, 2000, by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search program in Flagstaff, Ariz., the asteroid currently is in the constellation of Gemini near…

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Research effort may solve sewer problem

Author: William G. Gilroy

New research by a team of University of Notre Dame engineers may help solve an important environmental challenge facing many of Americas major cities.p. Jeffrey W. Talley, an assistant professor of civil engineering and geological sciences, is leading a team of researchers in an effort to develop a novel technology…

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Sociologist elected president of international scholarly association

Author: Shannon Chapla

Kevin Christiano, associate professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected president of the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR). Currently president-elect, Christiano will serve as president from 2005 to 2006.p. The ASR, which seeks to advance theory and research in the sociology of religion,…

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Spotlight: Freshman class sets gold standard for excellence

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Each new Notre Dame student adds his or her own shimmer to the Golden Dome. But one young woman in this year’s incoming freshman class will actually arrive on campus with Olympic gold – 19-year old Mariel Zagunis of Beaverton, Ore., who took top honors in the Athens games, becoming…

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O’Hara Lecture Series to open with examination of outsourcing

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The annual Cardinal OHara Lecture Series in Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame will begin with a panel presentation by four Mendoza College of Business faculty members on the issues associated with outsourcing.p. The presentation, at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 (Wednesday) in the colleges Jordan Auditorium, is titled…

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Muslim scholar has visa revoked

Author: Geneive Abdo, Tribune religion writer

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revoked a visa granted to Tariq Ramadan, a renowned Islamic scholar who is accused by some Jewish groups of being a Muslim extremist, effectively barring him from a teaching post he was to begin this week at the University of Notre Dame ….

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Alumni Association to honor ’48 graduate

Author: Shannon Chapla

Stephen L. Pavela, a 1948 University of Notre Dame graduate and former Irish baseball and basketball player from La Crosse, Wis., will receive the Harvey G. Foster Award during halftime ceremonies at the Notre Dame-Michigan football game Sept. 11.p. Established in 1982, the Foster Award is presented annually by the…

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Saturday Scholar Series to kick off football weekends

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The fourth annual Saturday Scholar Series at the University of Notre Dame will feature a lecture by a leading faculty member on each of the six home football game weekends this fall.p. The lectures are sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and will begin three and one-half hours…

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Alumni Association to sponsor prostate screening event

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will for the second consecutive year join Memorial Hospital and Health Systems, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend Medical Foundation and a host of local businesses and health organizations to sponsor the Drive Against Prostate Cancer, a four-day event that offers free…

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85 staff members honored at luncheon

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame presented Awards of Excellence to 85 employees during a luncheon held Aug. 11 in the Joyce Center.p. University President Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., presented Team Irish Awards, which honor teams of staff and administrators who "collaborate on a value-added project, process or other significant…

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Molecule by molecule: Researchers dig deep to find cancer's deadly secrets

Author: David Rumbach

SOUTH BEND — Cancer researchers are taking on the dreaded disease one molecule at a time.p. They’re discovering in ever greater detail how cancer cells arise, take root, grow into tumors and — perhaps most crucial of all — spread and become killer diseases.p. Understanding the exact role a particular…

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Sabre-Rattling Victory

Author: Helene Elliott

Mariel Zagunis of U.S. makes fencing history with the first sabre gold. Teammate Sada Jacobson takes the bronze. p. ATHENSThe first women’s Olympic sabre fencing champion has a long blond ponytail, an irrepressible smile and the quickness and guts of a cat burglar. p. She also has a remarkable…

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Librarian of Congress to speak at opening convocation

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The University of Notre Dame will inaugurate the 2004-05 academic year Aug. 24 (Tuesday) with a convocation of the faculty, a Mass, and a campus picnic for faculty, administrators, staff and students, followed by a fireworks display.p. James H. Billington, librarian of Congress, will address the convocation, which will be…

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Law School orientation to include community service

Author: Michael O. Garvey and Carol Jambor-Smith

More than 100 incoming Notre Dame Law School students, nearly 60 percent of the class of 2007, will volunteer for a day of community service on Aug. 21 (Saturday) during their orientation weekend.p. "It is very gratifying to have so many incoming students express interest in helping one of the…

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Honeywell awards grant for MBA, engineering programs

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The University of Notre Dame has received a grant of $30,000 from Honeywell Aerospace for use in the Universitys MBA, Minority Engineering, Womens Engineering, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs.p. The grant was presented Monday (Aug. 16) to Notre Dames president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., by Peg…

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Spotlight: Zoo provides prime habitats for service learning projects

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The chimpanzees and the new long-horned Ankole cattle at South Bends Potawatomi Zoo dont know this, but the quality of the water surrounding their habitats has improved, thanks to the work of Notre Dame civil engineering students.p. As chimpanzees jump, beat their chests and toss their dried snack pellets at…

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Alabama school named in honor of ACE academic director

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A new Catholic middle school in Montgomery, Ala., has been named in honor of Thomas L. Doyle, a longtime administrator at Montgomery Catholic High School and now academic director of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program at the University of Notre Dame. He will be honored at a dedication…

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Pantagraph: Soldier (Notre Dame graduate) injured in crash

Author: Notre Dame News

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Black Hawk helicopter loaded with U.S. troops - including a pilot from Bloomington (Ill.)- crashed in a troubled Afghan province on Thursday, killing one crew member and injuring 12, the military said. First Lt. Christopher Marvin , 25, was seriously injured in the crash, according…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Offer carrots, not sticks, to Iranians

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The relationship between Iran and the United States – tense at best over the past 25 years – worsened in recent days.p. First, the 9/11 Commission reported that a number of the hijackers involved in the terrorist attacks of 2001 passed unchallenged through Iran at some point during their planning…

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University officials urge West Nile precautions

Author: William G. Gilroy

Mosquitoes found on the University of Notre Dame campus have tested positive for West Nile virus. Also, an Asian mosquito which may be a particularly effective carrier of the virus has been found at the University, the first time this particular species has been identified in St. Joseph County.p. Researchers…

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(Opinion): Director carries on an excellent tradition

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Welcome to Steve Camilleri, the new director of the South Bend Center for the Homeless. p. Camilleri takes over this month the duties of guiding the successful and much emulated programs of the center. A native of Levittown, N.Y., he found his way to South Bend by way of…

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Spotlight: Research dollars continue to grow

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Notre Dame faculty members earned more than 420 research awards and some $73 million in externally sponsored research funding during the past fiscal year, continuing a trend that represents an average funding increase of 16 percent each of the past five years.p. Since 1998-99, incoming research dollars have grown from…

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