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Lecture to focus on “Einstein’s Miraculous Year”

Author: William G. Gilroy

John Stachel, emeritus professor of physics and director of the Center for Einstein Studies at Boston University, will deliver a lecture titledEinsteins Miraculous Yearat 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 4) in McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. Notre Dame physicists Ikaros Bigi, Christopher Kolda and Grant Mathews…

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Jewish scholar named Man of Reconciliation 2005

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Rabbi Michael Signer, the Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the Man of Reconciliation 2005 by the Polish Council of Christians and Jews. The title is awarded each year to individuals from outside Poland who have made significant contributions…

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HOT TOPICS: UN Oil-for-Food report … AT&T/SBC; P&G/Gillette mergers … Valentine’s Day … Tax season … Social Security reform … War crimes trials … Academy Awards

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Note to the media: The following University of Notre Dame faculty members are available to discuss a variety of issues currently in the news. Click on the accompanying links for contact and other information. * UN Oil-for-Food report, George Lopez, professor of political science bq{MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px}. p. /facultydetail.cfm?facultyid=377&topicid=259 *…

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English professor shines new light on literature

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English professor and novelist Steve Tomasula offers students an unexpected approach to the study of literature. p. I work against the idea of literature as a museum – where all the authors are dead,he says.People Im working with are alive – contemporary literature is an ongoing conversation, one that…

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Tax Assistance Program to begin Feb.7

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Accounting students from the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College are taking part in Notre Dame’s 34th annual Vivian Harrington Gray Tax Assistance Program (TAP) beginning Feb. 7 (Monday). p. The free program, in which volunteer tax preparers assist low-income taxpayers with preparation of their state and…

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Lecture series to examine social ethics of different religions

Author: Kathleen Joyce

The Program in Catholic Social Tradition and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame will present a lecture series this semester on the themeComparative Religious Social Ethics. p. The series will examine the teachings of different religious traditions regarding central themes of Catholic…

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SUB to host “Race and Religion” slam poetry symposium

Author: Kathleen Joyce

“Race and Religion,” a symposium featuring slam poets Byronn Bain, Jason Carney and Kevin Coval, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 29) in the LaFortune Student Center Ballroom at the University of Notre Dame. A reception will follow. p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Student Union Board,…

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Sorin addressed need for campus post office in early years

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Anyone familiar with Notre Dames history knows that the Universitys founder, Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., was a forceful, even blunt, leader who let nothing stand in the way of his vision for the institution. He wasone of those people who assume that they should be in charge and…

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London architect to receive $100,000 Driehaus Prize

Author: Kathleen Joyce & Kara Kelly

London-based architect Quinlan Terry, principal of Quinlan and Francis Terry Architects, has been awarded the third annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. Terry will receive a $100,000 cash prize and a bronze and stone replica of the Choregic…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Fixing Hubble a “no brainer”

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Hubble Space Telescopes future is in further doubt amid recent reports that NASAs 2006 budget will not include a mission to repair the aging instrument. Instead, the reports quote unnamed White House officials as saying the budget earmarks funds to decommission Hubble. p. "White House to scrap Hubble?…

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Notre Dame to contribute $173,000 for tsunami relief

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame has collected $173,000 in contributions to assist relief efforts for victims of the tsunami which devastated the Indian Ocean region Dec. 26. p. The money collected by the University will be given to Catholic Relief Services, which is providing water and sanitation, constructing temporary…

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Winter Career and Internship Fair to be held Jan. 26

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame will host its annual Winter Career and Internship Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 26) in the Joyce Center fieldhouse. Sponsored by the University’s Career Center, the event is free and open to students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross…

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Four graduates to be honored by Alumni Association

Author: Jacqueline W. Bingham & Shannon Chapla

Four University of Notre Dame graduates will receive special awards from the Notre Dame Alumni Association during ceremoniesFriday(Jan. 28) on campus. * Paul J. Kelly Jr., a 1963 graduate and U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals judge, will receive the 2005 Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award, given annually…

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Lego robotics tournament inspires engineers and junior scientists

Author: Catherine McCormick

Why would two dozen Notre Dame research engineers volunteer to spend a busy Sunday in December analyzing robots that children have made out of Lego bricks? p. Carol Osmer, coordinator of the annual FIRST Lego League Tournament atStepanCenter, has a few ideas: To promote science and engineering, encourage children…

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Chicago students learn compassion, service at homeless shelter

Author: Michelle Martin

CHICAGO — Angela Rizzo, who grew up in Chicago, is used to seeing homeless people. p. But the 21-year-old, a junior at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind., never saw the extent of the problem until she took the Urban Plunge in Chicago organized by the University of…

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Charlie Hustle

Author: Brian Costello

Mark Bavaro remembers the day he first met Charlie Weis . It was the summer of 1990 and the Giants were in the beginning of training camp at Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison, N.J. Bavaro and his teammates were resting outside the cafeteria when an overweight guy with a Jersey accent…

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Provost Hatch elected president of Wake Forest University

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Nathan O. Hatch, provost of the University of Notre Dame since 1996, will become the president of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on July 1. His election by the Wake Forest board of trustees was announced this afternoon by Murray C. Greason Jr., chair of the board and…

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New director appointed for Minority Engineering Program

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

The College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame has appointed Ivan Favila director of the Minority Engineering Program (MEP). He joined the University in December. p. "I am excited to be part of the Notre Dame family and the MEP as we continue to work toward addressing…

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Kroc scholar is author of new book on peace building

Author: Dennis K. Brown

For 25 years, John Paul Lederach has traveled to areas of the world where conflict is a way of life – Northern Ireland, Nicaragua, Somalia, the Philippines and elsewhere – to provide conciliation training and direct mediation. He sees his work as a religious vocation that is both a…

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New Notre Dame boss backs White

Author: Malcolm Moran

SOUTH BEND, Ind.Notre Dame’s incoming president, the Rev. John Jenkins, affirmed his support of athletics director Kevin White and defended the process that led to the controversial firing of former football coach Tyrone Willingham after three seasons.p(inside-copy). White has been criticized by fans for the performance of the football program…

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Father McDonald to serve in Father Jenkins’ administration

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Rev. James E. McDonald, C.S.C., rector of Saint Georges College in Santiago, Chile, has been appointed executive assistant to the president in the administration of the University of Notre Dames president-elect, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. p. "Father Jim McDonald is a highly accomplished administrator and dedicated Holy Cross…

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Freshman student Daniel Kish remembered at Keough Mass

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Friends and classmates of Daniel J. Kish, a Notre Dame freshman from Mishawaka, Ind., who died Saturday (Jan. 15), gathered Tuesday night in the chapel of Keough Hall for a Mass in his memory. p. Keough rector Rev. Peter Jarrett, C.S.C., and Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., vice president…

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Haiti Program strives to eliminate diseases of poverty

Author: William G. Gilroy

A Notre Dame program aimed at permanently halting the transmission of elephantiasis inHaitiis having the important added public health benefit of significantly reducing the burden of certain intestinal parasites. p. Hookworms, roundworms and whipworms may not be pleasant to contemplate, but the parasites infect more than 1 billion people…

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Notre Dame Magazine essays honored

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Two essays published in Notre Dame Magazine in 2003 have been honored in the 2004 volume “The Best American Essays,” published by Houghton Mifflin Company. p. “When I Have Driven Far Enough,” by Notre Dame Magazine editor Kerry Temple, was named one of the “Notable Essays of 2003.” The…

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Senior director appointed for MBA career development

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Karen Dowd has been appointed senior director of MBA career development in the University of Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business, effective Jan. 1. She and her staff work with local, national and international companies and organizations interested in hiring MBA students for internships and full-time career opportunities. p….

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New book on ethics by philosopher James Sterba

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“The Triumph of Practice Over Theory in Ethics,” by James P. Sterba, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, was published this month by Oxford University Press. p. Sterbas book combines the approaches of historical and applied ethics to introduce students or general readers to the field….

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Historian profiles Indiana Amish community in new book

Author: Kathleen Joyce

A new book by historian Dorothy O. Pratt, assistant dean in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, presents the history of an Amish community in northern Indiana and its survival as a cultural and ethnic entity over the past century. p. Published by…

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Astronaut, alumnus James D. Wetherbee retires from NASA

Author: William G. Gilroy

Astronaut and University of Notre Dame graduate James D. Wetherbee has retired from NASA to pursue other interests. He flew six times aboard the space shuttle and is the only U.S. astronaut to command five space flights. p. Most recently, Wetherbee, 52, served as the space shuttle lead in…

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Weis gives his best to Patriots and Notre Dame

Author: Tom Pedulla

FOXBORO, Mass.“You’ve got three minutes left.” Charlie Weis has patiently answered every question, but the demands on him are unending. As New England’s offensive coordinator, he needs time to design game plans that he hopes will lead to the Patriots’ third Super Bowl triumph in four years. As Notre Dame’s…

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When the world shakes

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The 9-magnitude earthquake on Dec. 26 triggered tidal waves in theIndian Oceanwhich killed at least 156,000 people and left more than 5 million homeless.The horror seemed unprecedented, given the suddenness and scope of the catastrophe, the coincidence of a massive loss of human life with a joyful season, and…

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