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Muslim authors to discuss women and the Islamic veil

Author: Shannon Chapla

Authors Chahdortt Djavann and Irshad Manji will give joint lectures on the topic of women in Islam and the practice of the veil at4:30 p.m.Wednesday (Nov. 2) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.The talk is free and open to the public. p….

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Professor Gurulé to speak on immigration reform and terrorism

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law in the University of Notre Dame Law School, will give a lecture onThe Need for Immigration Reform in the War on TerroratnoonNov. 16 (Wednesday) in Room 208 of McKenna Hall. p. Gurulé, an expert in international criminal law, is particularly interested in terrorism, terrorist…

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Law School’s Nagle and Garnett praise Supreme Court nominee

Author: Michael O. Garvey and Carol Jambor-Smith

Two members of theNotre DameLawSchoolfaculty who know and have argued cases before Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., have high praise for the appeals court judge nominated by President Bush for the Supreme Court. p. According to John Nagle, John N. Matthews Professor of Law, Alitois a terrific nominee.He has…

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Professor Matovina publishes book on Guadalupe devotion

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics inSan Antonio, from Colonial Origins to the Present,by University of Notre Dame theologian Timothy Matovina, has been published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. p. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most revered icon in the Catholic Church of Latin…

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The promise of Thi Le

Author: Tommy Tomlinson

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — She twisted in her chair on the floor of the arena, looking at the others in the seats above. She had been through this four times now but she still worried. Had she done enough? A lot of these other parents, they drove BMWs and…

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Kroc Institute to host panel discussion on Asian terrorism

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A panel discussion on “Countering Terrorism in Asia” will be held at3:15 p.m.Monday (Oct. 31) in the University of Notre DamesHesburghCenterauditorium. p. The discussion will concern how military operations against terrorism affect security, the rule of law, and human rights inAsia, which is home to 60 percent of the…

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Cassel’s commitment to human rights forged in student protest

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

In spring 2002, Douglass Cassel came to Notre Dame as a visiting associate professor of theLawSchool, working in its LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law. p. I fell in love,says Cassel,who returned to Notre Dame full time this fall to become director of theLawSchools Center for Civil and…

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Schmuhl says Libby indictment calls for journalistic soul searching

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis Libby may reflect as badly on the nations journalism as on its government, according to Robert P. Schmuhl, professor of American Studies and director of Notre Dames John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism Ethics and Democracy. p. This…

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Paper examines the correspondence of Darwin and Einstein

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new paper in todays edition of the scientific journalNatureby University of Notre Dame physicist Albert-László Barabási offers a fascinating glimpse into the communication patterns of scientific giants Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin. p. Barabási is a pioneer in networking as a unified scientific theory and the author ofLinked:…

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Prominent journalists to participate in forum Nov. 7

Author: Meghan Winger

A panel of prominent journalists will participate in a forum titledWhat Will It Take for Journalism to Survive the Information Revolution?at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 (Monday) in Room 100 of McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. Sponsored by Notre Dames Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and…

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World’s most powerful telescope captures first images of night sky

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) partnership, which includes University of Notre Dame astrophysicists, announced today thatit achievedfirst light,or the telescopes first science-quality images of the night sky, on Oct. 12. p. The images mark the dawn of a new era in observing the Universe as the LBT will peer…

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Attorney who revealed “Deep Throat” to speak Nov. 4

Author: Meghan Winger

Attorney and author John D. OConnor, the Notre Dame alumnus who revealed the identity of Watergate sourceDeep Throatearlier this year, will present a lecture titledThe Deeper Significance of Deep Throatat 2 p.m. Nov. 4 (Friday) in the Carey Auditorium of the Universitys Hesburgh Library. p. Co-sponsored by the Universitys…

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Kaneb Center to host research symposium for area high school teachers

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The 2005 Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Symposium, sponsored by theKanebCenterfor Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame, will be held Saturday (Oct. 29) on campus. p. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. with a breakfast in Hurley…

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Franciscan University professor to speak on Islam

Author: Meghan Winger

Benjamin B. Alexander, professor of English at Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio), will present a lecture titledWestern Views of Islam, Islamic Views of Islam: A Critical Inquiry,at noon Nov. 4 (Friday) in the 10 th floor conference room of Flanner Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. Sponsored…

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Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

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James McKenna, Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology, delivered the most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dames Saturday Scholar Series,Caring for Babies, Caring for Parents: What Human Infants Really Need and Why,on Oct. 22. p. In his presentation, McKenna, an expert on infant co-sleeping and…

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New interdisciplinary program to address global health problems

Author: William G. Gilroy

An innovative new University of Notre Dame program called Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment and Society (GLOBES) will enable researchers to use an interdisciplinary approach in seeking solutions to pressing problems in human and global health. p. The Colleges of Science and Artsand Letters have been awarded a…

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ND researchers could save South Bend millions

Author: Jeff Parrott

Process may be viable alternative to costly construction for sewer separation p. SOUTH BEND — A decade after the federal government first told cities to start reducing the sewage that overflows into rivers and streams, much work remains to be done in South Bend and hundreds of other cities….

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Kroc fellow to speak on post-genocide Cambodia

Author: Meghan Winger

Ana Garcia Rodicio, visiting fellow at the University of Notre Dames Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will present a lecture titledPost-Genocide Transitional Justice: The Process of Cambodia in Dialogue with Bosnia and Rwandaat 4:15 p.m. Nov. 3 (Thursday) in Room C103 of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies…

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Russell Working’s “The Irish Martyr” wins ND’s Sullivan Prize

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“The Irish Martyr,” a collection of short stories by Russell Working, has been selected as the winner of the 2006 Richard Sullivan Prize for short fiction. p. The prize, which has been awarded biennially since 1996 by the University of Notre Dames Creative Writing Program to authors of short…

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Medical school dedication ceremonies scheduled for Tuesday

Author: William G. Gilroy

Dedication ceremonies for the new Ernestine Raclin and O.C. Carmichael Jr. Hall, whichhouses the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend and University of Notre Dame research faculty, will be held at1:30 p.m.. Tuesday (Oct. 25) in the auditorium of the new facility, located at the corner ofNotre Dame AvenueandAngela…

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Executive MBA Program ranked No. 20 by BusinessWeek

Author: Dennis Brown

The South Bend Executive MBA Program at the University of Notre Dame has been ranked 20 th in BusinessWeek magazines biennial survey of 241 programs worldwide. p. Notre Dame, the Universities of Michigan andOhioStateandIESEBusinessSchoolinBarcelona,Spain, entered the rankings for the first time. p. Notre Dame was excluded from the 2003…

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New statue honors Fathers Hesburgh and Joyce

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A new statue on the University of Notre Dame campus honors the leadership and friendship of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., and the late Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., president and executive vice president of the University, respectively, from 1952 to 1987. p. Presented to Notre Dame on behalf…

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N.D. researchers study molecule that may lead to new treatments for diseases

Author: William G. Gilroy

Much of the recent discussion about new treatments for disabling diseases has focused on the promise of stem cell research. However, a new therapeutic compound developed by a team of Notre Dame researchers is showing great promise as a means of preventing the cell injury and death associated with…

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NotreDameReSource: U.S. should improve, not undermine, UN

Author: Dennis Brown and Julie Titone

In advance of United Nations Day on Oct. 24 (Monday), a University of Notre Dame political scientist says theUnited Statesshould focus on improving the UN, not undermining it, because the organization does things for Americans that they cant do, or cant do as well. p. Robert Johansen is a…

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Campus to celebrate Brazil Week Oct. 24-28

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate Brazil Week with a series of events Monday to Friday (Oct. 24 to 28), all of which are free and open to the public. p. Sponsored by the Universitys Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Brazilian Ministry of Culture, Program in Portuguese and…

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Religious leaders explore U.S. policy toward Middle East conflict

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The role of theUnited Statesin promoting peace in theMiddle Eastwill be the topic of a presentation Wednesday (Oct. 26) from7:30to9 p.m.in McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. When Faiths Unite: Religion and U.S. Policy Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflictwill bring together American religious leaders who represent the…

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Symposium to investigate Spanish Civil War, Franco’s mass graves

Author: Shannon Chapla

A symposium titledFrancos Mass Graves: An Interdisciplinary, International Investigationwill be held Oct. 28 and 29 (Friday and Saturday) in theHesburghCenterauditorium at the University of Notre Dame.The event is free and open to the public. p. Gen. Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator from 1939 to 1975, overthrew the former Republican government…

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Law student wins national award for pro bono initiative

Author: Dennis Brown &Carol Jambor-Smith

The Public Service Law Network Worldwide has presented its Pro Bono Publico Award to third-yearNotre DameLawSchoolstudent Adrienne Lyles-Chockley for her work to establish Social Justice Services, a non-profit legal aid clinic in nearbyBenton Harbor,Mich. p. Formerly a philosophy professor at theUniversityofSan Diego, Lyles-Chockley enrolled at Notre Dame in the…

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MBA Program ranked No. 5 in worldwide survey

Author: Dennis Brown

The MBA Program in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is ranked No. 5 worldwide in a survey announced today by the Aspen Institute and World Resources Institute. p. TitledBeyond Grey Pinstripes,the biennial survey evaluated the effectiveness of full-time MBA programs and faculty in…

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