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Inauguration of Father Jenkins tops highlights for 2005

Author: Dennis Brown

Every year at the University of Notre Dame is filled with highlights, magical moments and significant accomplishments. But 2005 was a little extra special with the first leadership change in 18 years. p. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., became Notre Dames 17th president on July 1, succeeding Rev. Edward…

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Some ND students bring work to the bowl game

Author: Michael O. Garvey

During the first week of January, the Phoenix area will be aswarm with football enthusiasts from the Notre Dame community, eager to cheer their beloved Fighting Irish onward to victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl.Among them, however, will be eight Notre Dame students compelled by…

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History professor’s first book wins two national awards

Author: Shannon Chapla

Jon T. Coleman, assistant professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2005 Dunning Prize from the American Historical Association (AHA) and the Western History Associations W. Turrentine Jackson Award for his first bookVicious: Wolves and Men in America. p. Published last year by…

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Irish athletes fare well in Graduation Success Rate survey

Author: D. Brown and J. Heisler

Sixteen of 20 athletics programs at the University of Notre Dame compiled graduation rates of 100 percent, and none were below 90 percent, according to a new measurement developed by the NCAA. p. The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) was created to more accurately reflect actual graduation rates by including…

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Notre Dame Center for Research Computing Established

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dames Office of Information Technologies (OIT) and Office of Research have established a Center for Research Computing (CRC). p. The new center, a joint effort between the OIT, Office of Research and three Notre Dame colleges, will support the research agenda of the University through…

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Notre Dame and Purdue to create supercomputing grid

Author: Amy Page Christiansen & William G. Gilroy

The new year will usher in a new era for supercomputing atPurdueUniversityand the University of Notre Dame. p. The two institutions are partnering to create a sophisticated, high-performance computer gridto be operational in Januarythat is expected to put northwestIndianaon the supercomputing map. p. Congress has appropriated $6.5 million from…

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Accountancy programs earn highest national rankings ever

Author: Dennis Brown

The undergraduate and graduate accountancy programs at the University of Notre Dame have earned their highest national rankings ever in an annual survey of academic quality by the industry newsletter Public Accounting Report (PAR). p. Notre Dames undergraduate program is rated third, behind only theUniversityofTexasandBrighamYoungUniversity. The graduate program ranks…

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Notre Dame Energy Center established

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

The University of Notre Dame has established theNotre DameEnergyCenter, an initiative that unites researchers devoted to developing new energy technologies to meet a compelling national and international challenge. p. Housed in theCollegeofEngineering, the centers goal are to play a key role in energy education and literacy, the development of…

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Professor publishes book on politics, technology, causes of war

Author: Shannon Chapla

Keir A. Lieber, assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, examines technological change as a cause of conflict in a new book published this month by Cornell University Press. p. InWar and the Engineers: The Primacy of Politics over Technology,Lieber examines the relationships among politics,…

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Department of Procurement Services wins national award

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dames Department of Procurement Services has received the 10th annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). p. The award honors organizations that demonstrate excellence in procurement, specifically in the areas ofinnovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership. p. We are…

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Engineering professor had it right ─ unfortunately

Author: William G. Gilroy

Joannes Westerink wishes he had been wrong after all. p. A Notre Dame associate professor of civil engineering and geological sciences, Westerink is one of the developers of the Advanced Circulation Model, or ADCIRC, an authoritative computer model for storm surge. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal…

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News and Information receives two district CASE awards

Author: Dennis Brown

The Office of News and Information at the University of Notre Dame received two District V awards Tuesday (Dec. 13) from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the districts annual conference inChicago. p. A Bronze Award for excellence in feature writing was presented to…

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Father Malloy to be honored by Fontbonne University

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, will give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at the winter commencement exercisesofFontbonneUniversityinSt. Louison Friday (Dec. 16). p. This is the 23 rd honorary degree received by Father Malloy. p. Father Malloy served from…

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Students create Pass Right wristband to support young cancer victim’s family

Author: Dennis Brown

The courage of young Montana Mazurkiewicz and the integrity of Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis live on, thanks to the entrepreneurial and charitable efforts of three students at the University. p. Weis and other Notre Dame coaches and student-athletes visited with Montana in mid-September at his home near…

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For Chicago area Hispanics, this really is home now

Author: Gery Chico

They have come to the United States, they have come to Chicago, in great numbers to work, live and raise families. Some in the nation focus on ways to keep immigrants from illegally crossing the border. The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, on the…

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Professor Cunningham to be honored by Bellarmine University

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, will give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at the winter graduation ceremony atBellarmineUniversityinLouisville,Ky.Dec. 14. p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1987, Cunningham teaches and writes about systematic theology…

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Irish rank 3rd in graduation rate survey of bowl teams

Author: Dennis Brown

The graduation rate for the Notre Dame football team ranks third among the 56 teams participating in post-season bowl games, according to a report prepared by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at theUniversityofCentral Florida. p. With a 77 percent rate, Fiesta Bowl-bound Notre Dame trailed onlyNorthwesternUniversityat…

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Father Gordon to speak on Narnia

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Charles B. Gordon, C.S.C., assistant professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, will speak onThe Chronicles of Narnia,by C.S. Lewis at8 p.m.Thursday (Dec. 8) in Room 102 of DeBartolo Hall. p. The lecture is being sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture in anticipation of…

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Architecture professor honored in Scaglione Prize competition

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A book by Ingrid D. Rowland, a visiting professor in theUniversityofNotre Dame School of Architecture’s Rome Studies program, has received the only honorable mention in the 2005 competition for the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies. Titled “The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery,” the…

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Notre Dame law student raises bar for scholarly achievement

Author: Julie Flory and Carol Jambor-Smith

For Sean Seymore, being called an over-achiever is nothing new. The third-yearUniversityofNotre Dame LawSchool student has a consistent track record for going above and beyond the academic call of duty. In addition to his law degree, which he’ll complete next May, his curriculum vitae also contains three degrees in…

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Fiesta Bowl revenue to be directed to financial aid, libraries and Jordan Hall

Author: Matthew V. Storin

The University of Notre Dames share of Fiesta Bowl revenues will be dedicated to three academic priorities, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Universitys president, announced today. p. The estimated $14.5 million share will go toward undergraduate and graduate financial aid, library acquisitions and scientific instruments for the new…

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Astrophysicist to lecture on the Christmas star

Author: William G. Gilroy

Grant J. Mathews, director of the Center for Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titledWhat and When was the Christmas Star?at7 p.m.Friday (Dec. 9) in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. p. The Gospel…

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Moody’s assigns Aaa credit rating to University

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has retained its longtime Aaa credit rating in the most recent analysis of the University conducted by Moodys Investors Service, an international provider of credit ratings, research and analysis. p. Moodys evaluates the credit rating of thousands of for- and not-for-profit organizations worldwide, including…

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Senior political science major wins Marshall Scholarship

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Peter Quaranto, a University of Notre Dame senior from Franklin, Mass., is one of 43 Marshall Scholarship winners for 2006, the British government announced this week.He was chosen from among some 800 candidates to receive one of the most competitive and prestigious merit scholarships available to undergraduates. p. The…

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Air Force Institute of Technology honors Anthony Hyder

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Anthony K. Hyder, associate vice president for graduate studies and research and professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Distinguished Alumnus title. p. The title is the highest honor the AFIT awards to its alumni, only 23 of…

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Electrical engineering professor Named IEEE Fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy

Gary H. Bernstein, professor and associate chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The world’s largest technical professional society, the IEEE is composed of more than 365,000 members who…

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ND ReSource: Fall of Canadian government not unexpected

Author: Shannon Chapla

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin this week launched an election campaign after his minority government was toppled in parliament Monday night over a corruption scandal. p. Kevin Christiano, associate professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame and president of the American Council for Quebec Studies, says the…

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Father Malloy to sign copies of book Dec. 4 at Barnes & Noble

Author: Meghan Winger

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1987 to 2005, will sign copies of his new book,Monks Notre Dame,from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 4) at the Barnes&Noble bookstore at 4601 Grape Road in Mishawaka. p. Father Malloy also will sign copies…

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Snite Museum notes 25th anniversary, focuses on future

Author: Catherine McCormick

If you have visited the Snite Museum of Art during the past few years, you might have seen exhibits on capital punishment, the environment and gender issues, along with 2,000-year-old stone figures from Mexico, photographs of Tennessee, and Rembrandt etchings. p. That mix exemplifies the social conscience that underlies…

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