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Engineering Professor Kareem receives Scanlan Medal

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Ahsan Kareem, Robert M. Moran Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2005 Robert H. Scanlan Medal by the Engineering Mechanics Division of the American Society of Civil Engineering. p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1990, Kareem was cited…

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ND ReSource: Holiday spending outlook on the upswing

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Though the Consumer Confidence Index fell in October to a two-year low, falling gas prices and an unseasonably warm autumn have relieved consumersconcerns about soaring energy costs, giving them some unexpected wiggle room in their holiday budgets, according to University of Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles. p. Rising energy…

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Law professor Gurulé to address Italian leaders on terrorism

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law in the University of Notre Dame Law School, will visitMilan,RomeandNaplesthis week to give lectures and lead discussions on global strategies to thwart the financing of terrorism. p. Among those to whom Gurulé will be speaking are government officials from the Italian ministries of finance,…

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Study documents ethical problems in youth sports

Author: Dennis Brown

There are some glaring ethical problems in American youth sports – from cheating to taunting to disrespect – but the news isnt all bad, according to a new study co-authored by University of Notre Dame researcher F. Clark Power. p. The Sport Behavior of Youth, Parents, and Coaches: The…

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Panelists to explore myths, realities of Social Security

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Does Social Security really need to befixed?Should people be allowed to invest some of their own Social Security funds?What happens if people invest unwisely? What are other options? p. These and other questions will be the focus of a panel discussion on the realities behind the Social Security controversy…

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Infant co-sleeping expert sheds light on controversial practice

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If sleepless nights and stretch marks arent enough, new mothers also can expect a litany of unsolicited and often uncompromising opinions and judgments on the best way to care for their babies. p. Even the medical community is divided on questions of infant care, with conflicting information and shifting…

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World AIDS Day to be observed on campus

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Panel discussions, fund-raising efforts and prayers concerning the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic will be held next week (Nov. 28 to Dec. 2) at the University of Notre Dame.The events are being sponsored by Notre Dames Center for Social Concerns in observance of the United Nations World AIDS Day, Dec.1. p….

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Political scholars to discuss role of religion in 2004 election

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The extent to which religion andmoral valuesactually affected the 2004 presidential election will be the focus of a roundtable discussion at2 p.m.Dec. 2 (Friday) in McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame.The presentation is free and open to the public. p. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science,…

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Gray Television, Inc. to acquire WNDU-TV from Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN and GTN.a) and the University of Notre Dame today announced an agreement in which Gray will acquire all of the capital stock of Michiana Telecasting Corporation, the University-owned company that operates WNDU-TV, for $85 million in cash. The agreement is…

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C-SPAN to televise Notre Dame Forum on Nov. 24

Author: Dennis Brown

The Notre Dame Forum, which was held Sept. 22 as the academic centerpiece of the inauguration of the Universitys new president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will be televised by C-SPAN at8 p.m.and11 p.m.(EST) Thursday (Nov. 24). p. TitledWhy God? Understanding Religion and Enacting Faith in a Plural World,the…

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Historian Jay Dolan to receive Catholic Library Association award

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jay P. Dolan, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, will receive the Catholic Library Associations Jerome Award for outstanding contributions to Catholic scholarship.He will be honored at the associations annual convention April 20 inAtlanta. p. Dolan, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1971, founded…

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Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on Web

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Maria Tomasula, Michael P. Grace Associate Professor of Art, Art History and Design, delivered the most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dames Saturday Scholar Series,Vast: The Art of Maria Tomasula,on Nov. 19. p. An award-winning painter, Tomasulas work recalls the paintings of 18 th – and early…

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Fulbright grants awarded to three faculty members, one visiting scholar

Author: Shannon Chapla

University of Notre Dame faculty members Michael J. Etzel, Kristine Ibsen, and Gordon L. Hug have received Fulbright Scholar grants for study abroad, and Korean scholar Myung-Joo Kim has earned a Fulbright to conduct research at Notre Dame this year. p. A professor of marketing, Etzel is an expert…

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Engineering Professor Paolucci named ASME fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

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

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Setting His Own Course

Author: Ted Fox

Benjamin Franklin once observed that:In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. p. For an undergraduate student, it might be said that nothing is certain but anxiety before finals, a roommate who makes odd sounds while he sleeps, and people asking that ever-present question: p. Whats your…

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Rock group Better Than Ezra to perform on campus Dec. 2

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame will welcome the popular music group Better Than Ezra to campus for a concert Dec. 2 (Friday) at8 p.m.in theStepanCenter. Tickets are now on sale for $10 at theLaFortuneStudentCenterbox office. p. Based inNew Orleans, Better Than Ezra this year released its eighth album, "Before…

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Four faculty members named AAAS fellows

Author: William G. Gilroy

Four University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their work in the fields of biological sciences and engineering. p. AAAS, founded in 1848 as a nonprofit organization, is the worlds largest scientific society…

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Leader of hunt for Iraqi weapons to speak Nov. 21

Author: Meghan Winger

David Kay, senior research fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and former head of the U.S. effort to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, will present a lecture titledWhat is the Future of Non-Proliferation?at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 21) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the…

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Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

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Cathleen Kaveny, professor of theology and John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law; Lawrence Cunningham, John A. OBrien Professor of Theology; and Rev. Richard McBrien, Crowley-OBrien Professor of Theology, delivered the most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dames Saturday Scholar Series,A Change at the Top: Pope Benedict…

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Sister Cannon appointed to Providence College board

Author: Shannon Chapla

Dominican Sister Kathleen Cannon, associate dean of theCollegeofScienceat the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Providence College inRhode Islandand elected secretary to the Providence College Corporation. p. We are very pleased to have Sister Kathleens extensive higher education experience and leadership skills…

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Students to participate in KidsCount Conference

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A group of students from the University of Notre Dame will participate in the 2005 KidsCount Conference this Thursday and Friday (Nov. 17 and 18) inIndianapolis. p. Presented by the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI), the conference is aimed at advocates and professionals who work on behalf of or with…

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ND ReSource: Taxing education benefits a mistake

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The recent proposal by the presidents Advisory Panel on Tax Reform to tax, as income, the education benefits afford by colleges and universities has the potential to hurt those most struggling to pay for their childrens education, according to Ken Milani, professor of accountancy at the University of Notre…

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Symposium on religion and judiciary available on Web

Author: Dennis Brown &Carol Jambor-Smith

The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics,&Public Policy hosted a symposium Nov. 9 in theEckCenterauditorium titledThe Religious Commitments of Judicial Nominees: Appropriate Questioning and Acceptable Answers. p. The symposium is available for viewing on the Web at: p. (Broadband) http://streaming.nd.edu/law/journal/nominees.wmv p. (Modem) http://streaming.nd.edu/law/journal/nominees_low.wmv p. Panelists for the presentations included:…

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Former Gov. Kernan to teach political science course

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Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan will return to his alma mater as an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. p. Starting in January, Kernan will teach a one-credit course each year titledThe Executive Branch and Public Policy,which will explore such issues…

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Stanford scholar to deliver Latino History Lecture Nov. 17

Author: Shannon Chapla

Albert Camarillo, Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service atStanfordUniversity, will give a lecture onThe New Racial Frontier in Majority-Minority Cities: African-Americans and Latinos in Compton, California, 1950-2000at5 p.m.Thursday (Nov. 17) in 208 McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame.The lecture is free and open to…

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Father Malloy to be inducted in South Bend Hall of Fame

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1987 to 2005, will be inducted Tuesday (Nov. 15) into the South Bend Community Hall of Fame at the South Bend Alumni Associations 19 th annual induction banquet atCenturyCenter. p. The association honors people who have…

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ND ReSource: U.S. must not dilute prisoner treatment policies

Author: Dennis Brown

Efforts by Congress and the administration to diminish laws designed to protect the rights of people detained in the war on terror are anail inAmericas coffinas the worlds moral authority, according to Mary Ellen OConnell, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame. p. The issue has come…

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Professor Snead to speak on stem cell research

Author: Michael O. Garvey

O. Carter Snead, associate professor of law in theNotre DameLawSchool, will give a lecture onSpeaking Truthfully About Stem Cell Research and Human Cloningat4 p.m.Nov. 16 (Wednesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium on campus. p. Snead, who was graduated fromSt. JohnsCollegein 1996, earned his law degree fromGeorgetownUniversityin 1999.He served as…

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Marketing chair is back home again

Author: Dennis Brown

After more than 30 years away from Notre Dame, John Sherry found upon his return that, while some things have changed, the essence of the University remains very much the same as it was during his undergraduate days. p. Having been here as a student, Notre Dame has a…

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Mendoza publications receive national awards

Author: Dennis Brown

Publications produced by the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame recently were honored in national marketing and communication competitions. p. The 2004 winter and 2005 spring issues of the biannual magazine Notre Dame Business received Platinum Awards – the top prize – for educational institution…

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