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Oct. 15 entry deadline set for three Gigot competitions

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Entries are being accepted until Oct. 15 (Friday) for three business plan competitions organized by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. The fifth annual McCloskey Notre Dame Business Plan Competition is for new ventures that have not yet been launched or are in their…

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Life Trustee Edmond Haggar dies at 88

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Edmond R. Haggar Sr., a Life Trustee and alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, died Tuesday (Sept. 28) in his hometown of Dallas. He was 88.p. Haggar, who earned his accountancy degree from Notre Dame in 1938, was the retired chairman of the board and president of the Haggar…

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Smith elected fellow of American Psychological Association

Author: William G. Gilroy

David A. Smith, associate professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA).p. According to APA by-laws, election to fellowship status requires evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field. Fellow status also requires that a…

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(Op-Ed): Candidates must make themselves at (your) home

Author: Robert Schmuhl

NOTRE DAME, IND. – When television became the principal tool for political communication, seekers of the presidency confronted a new challenge: They had to present themselves not only as plausible leaders of a world superpower, but also as visitors Americans would welcome in their homes.p. Television made White House aspirants…

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English professor’s poetry compiled in new book

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A new book by John Matthias, professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, brings together both short and longer poems from eight previous volumes.p. “New Selected Poems,” from Salt Publishing in England, includes a variety of Matthiaswork spanning several decades – from early lyrics written in the 1960s…

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Political scientist co-edits book on Protestantism in nation’s origins

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“Protestantism and the American Founding,” co-edited by Michael P. Zuckert, Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, was recently published by Notre Dame Press.p. The book is comprised of essays by several historians, theologians and political philosophers on the relationship between Protestant theology and…

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English Catholic writers to be featured in lecture series

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame will sponsor a series of evening lectures on novelists Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh from Monday through Thursday (Oct. 4-7) in DeBartolo Hall.p. The series, "The Disturbing Light of Reality: Sin and Redemption in the Writing of Graham…

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Two campus streets to temporarily close for utility upgrades

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Travel on the east side of the University of Notre Dame campus will be interrupted in coming weeks as the utilities department replaces pipes under Holy Cross and St. Joseph drives to upgrade the chilled water system that supports air conditioning for most of the campus.p. Work will begin Oct….

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Roemer to discuss 9-11 Commission findings

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Former U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer will talk about his experiences as a member of the 9-11 Commission at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 (Thursday) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public.p. Titled "The…

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ReSource: CBS case puts journalism at a crossroads

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A Notre Dame expert in journalistic ethics says the news media is at a turning point after its latest scandal – the admission today by CBS News that it cannot vouch for the authenticity of documents used in a story casting doubt on President Bushs National Guard service.p. "How many…

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Notre Dame VIDEO ReSource: GOP reaching out to women

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Despite the Democratic Partys long-time lock on the female vote, President Bush and the Republicans are gaining traction in their outreach to women, according to a Notre Dame political scientist.p. “The speeches given at the Republican Convention were successful in very directly trying to reach out to women voters,”…

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Alumni Association to honor military career of ’70 graduate

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Retired Gen. Francis X. Taylor, assistant U.S. secretary of state for diplomatic security and director of the Office of Foreign Missions, will receive the Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., Award during a halftime ceremony at the Notre Dame-Purdue football game Saturday (Oct. 2).p. The Corby Award is presented annually by the…

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Ambassador to help inaugurate Irish language and literature department

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Noel Fahey, the Irish ambassador to the United States, will give a lecture on the relationships among Ireland, Europe and America at 3 p.m. Friday (Oct. 1) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall.p. Fahey’s address will mark the inauguration of the Universitys new Department of…

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Saturday Scholars to examine “The DaVinci Code”

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A panel of University of Notre Dame experts will offer insights into the literary quality, theological implications and historical accuracy of the art depicted in the best-selling novel “The DaVinci Code” at the next presentation of the Saturday Scholar Series at 11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) in the McKenna Hall…

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A book to celebrate Archbishop Romero

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“Monsignor Romero: A Bishop for the Third Millennium,” edited by Rev. Robert S. Pelton, C.S.C., director of Latin American/North American Church Concerns and fellow in the University of Notre Dames Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, has recently been published by Notre Dame Press.p. The book is a collection of…

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Cardinal Dulles to give keynote address for Center for Ethics and Culture symposium

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, will give the keynote address at a symposium celebrating the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the University of Notre Dames Center for Ethics and Culture at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 28) in the auditorium…

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Spotlight: Thousands tour Performing Arts Center

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Notre Dames $64 million Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts opened to much acclaim during open houses last weekend for the campus and local communities.p. The campus celebration Friday (Sept. 17) began at 4 p.m. when the Universitys marching band led a parade from Washington Hall – the…

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First Year of Studies dean to retire in ’05

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Eileen Kolman, dean of the First Year of Studies (FYS) at the University of Notre Dame since 1990, will retire next year, the Universitys provost, Nathan O. Hatch, announced.p. "For the past 14 years, Eileen has led what is universally regarded as one of the flagship programs for first year…

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Panel to discuss media’s political coverage

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A panel of journalists will discuss the current media environment and coverage of the2004 presidential campaign at 3 p.m. Monday (Sept. 27) in Rooms 100-104 of McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public.p. Titled "Media Trust and Bias in 50/50…

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Articles by two Notre Dame professors recognized for impact

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Two University of Notre Dame faculty members have been recognized for the citations and influence of articles they have published in leading scholarly journals for their respective fields.p. “Proofs and Prototypes for Sale: The Licensing of University Inventions,” by Richard Jensen, professor and chair of the Department of Economics and…

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ReSource: CBS case puts journalism at a crossroads

Author: Dennis K. Brown

A Notre Dame expert in journalistic ethics says the news media is at a turning point after its latest scandal – the admission today by CBS News that it cannot vouch for the authenticity of documents used in a story casting doubt on President Bushs National Guard service.p. "How many…

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FTT professor's original play "Avanti" to open performance season Friday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

“Avanti: A Postindustrial Ghost Story,” a multimedia theatrical production created by University of Notre Dame playwright Jessica Chalmers, will be presented Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 in a 70-seat theater inside the old Deluxe Sheet Metal Factory at 506 W. South Street in downtown South Bend.p. A complete performance schedule…

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Kerry’s labor policy director to deliver annual McBride Lecture

Author: Megan Connelly

Marco Trbovich, director of labor policy for Sen. John Kerrys presidential campaign, will deliver a lecture titledThe Power of Labor in Presidential Politicsat 8 p.m. Sept. 29 (Wednesday) in Room C-100 of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Sponsored by Notre Dames Higgins Labor…

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Engineering professor named fellow of ASME

Author: Megan Connelly

Patrick F. Dunn, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Engineers (ASME).p. Fellow is the highest elected grade of membership in ASME and is conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active…

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Astronomer to discuss accelerating universe

Author: William G. Gilroy

Donald Goldsmith, a world-renowned authority on astrophysics and a popularizer of science with 20 books devoted to the subject of the Cosmos, will explore all facets of the accelerating universe at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 (Thursday) in Room 102 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.p. Goldsmith anticipated the…

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Father Gutiérrez honored at Barry University

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Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., the John Cardinal OHara Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, recently received the Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.p. Father Gutiérrez, a native of Peru and member of the Order of Preachers, was honored for his…

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Magazine editors to debate the 2004 presidential elections

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Two national magazine editors will debate issues in the 2004 presidential election at the University of Notre Dames Washington Hall at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 (Wednesday). David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation, will represent the liberal view, and Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, will render the conservative perspective….

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University Libraries receives Soviet scholar’s collection

Author: Megan Connelly

The 6,000-volume personal library of the late Alexander Dallin, one of the pioneers of Russian and East European studies in North America, has been donated to the University Libraries at Notre Dame. The collection is a gift from Dallins wife, Gail Lapidus, professor emeritus of political science at the University…

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Ashburner to deliver Nieuwland lectures

Author: William G. Gilroy

Michael Ashburner, professor of biology at the University of Cambridge and former joint-head of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), will be the featured speaker Thursday and Friday (Sept. 16 and 17) for the annual Nieuwland Lectures in Biology at the University of Notre Dame.p. Ashburners research interests lie in the…

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