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Director named for Master of Science in Administration Program

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Thomas J. Harvey has been appointed director of the Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. p. Harveymost recently served as senior vice-president of the member service division at theAlliancefor Children and Families inMilwaukee.He also taught in…

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Alumna wins Slavic studies regional essay contest

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Shelece Easterday, a 2004 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, has been named theMidwestwinner of a graduate student essay contest, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS). p. AAASS is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge aboutRussia,Central Eurasia, and…

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Researcher seeks to improve youth sports experiences

Author: Dennis K. Brown

News from the world of sports can be downright depressing these days. p. Accusations and confessions of steroid use have run rampant through professional baseball – from New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambis reported admission to a grand jury that his once bulky body was artificially acquired, to…

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New ID system to replace Social Security Numbers

Author: William G. Gilroy

In response to student requests, and prompted by concern about identity theft in higher education, the University of Notre Dame will discontinue using student Social Security numbers (SSNs) as primary identifiers as of June of this year.p. SSNs will be replaced by a new identifier, calledndID,which will be viewable online…

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Three physicists named fellows of prestigious scientific groups

Author: William G. Gilroy

Three University Notre Dame physicists have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Institute of Physics (IOP),United Kingdom. p. Ikaros Bigi and Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna, professors of physics, were named APS fellows, and Jacek Furdyna, Aurora and Tom Marquez Professor of Physics, was named a fellow…

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Alumni Association honors distinguished students

Author: Shannon Chapla

Daniel Richter, a senior from Los Gatos, Calif., and Shannon Gayk, a doctoral student in the Department of English from Knoxville, Tenn., have been selected recipients of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s 2004-05 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award.p. The students were recognized by the University’s…

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University-based scholarship support up 10 percent this year

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The amount of scholarship aid awarded to undergraduate students by the University of Notre Dame for the current academic year is nearly 10 percent more than what was distributed the previous year and has more than doubled over the last five years, according to an annual report prepared by the…

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Department of Physics to host Einstein lecture Feb. 24

Author: William G. Gilroy

Grant Mathews, director of the University of Notre Dames Center for Astrophysics, and Chris Kolda, an associate professor of physics at the University, will present a lecture titledEinsteins Last Quest: The Search for Extra Dimensions and Parallel Universesat 7 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 24) in McKenna Hall. The lecture is…

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In Einstein’s footsteps, women follow

Author: Wayne Falda

When Albert Einstein published the three papers that established his career and revolutionized science, he was a mere patent clerk. So it may stand to reason that, 100 years later, clichés about who can succeed in science do not thrive. p. We are the only physics department in the…

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Kroc Institute’s Cortright to speak on U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in C-SPAN discussion

Author: Michael O. Garvey

David Cortright, research fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will take part in a televised panel discussion entitledHome by Christmas? Strategies for Near-term Exit fromIraqto be aired live on C-SPAN One at10:30 a.m.Tuesday (Feb. 22). p. Originating from the Hyatt…

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“Love Letters” to raise funds for Logan Center

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Digger Phelps, former mens basketball coach at the University of Notre Dame, andChicagoactress Susan Hart will co-star inLove Letters,a play by A.R. Gurney, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 24) at Notre Dames Washington Hall. p. The performance will raise funds forSouth BendsLoganCenter, which provides resources and opportunities for people…

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“The Laramie Project” to be performed Feb. 22-March 3

Author: Dennis K. Brown

The Laramie Project,a play based on the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard inLaramie,Wyo., will be presented Feb. 22 (Tuesday) through March 3 (Thursday) in the Decio Mainstage Theatre of theDeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame. p. The production is part of the…

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Former Illinois governor to speak on death penalty

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan will discuss his decision to commute the sentences of all inmates on the states death row in a talk Feb. 28 (Monday) at the University of Notre Dame. p. TitledThe Death Penalty: A System of Justice&Reconciliation?the presentation will begin at7 p.m.in the Decio Mainstage…

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British actors make the classroom their stage

Author: Shannon Chapla

What in the world could a Shakespearean actor teach a student of architecture or law or graphic design? p. For the past five years, Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS), an international touring theater troupe, has called the University of Notre Dame its American home. The actors, who hail…

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Collegiate Jazz Festival to begin Feb. 23

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival will return for its 47th year Feb. 23 (Wednesday) and Feb. 25 to 26 (Friday to Saturday), featuring 11 collegiate bands competing before a panel of distinguished judges. p. Jazz bands performing in this year’s festival represent Notre Dame,WesternMichiganUniversity,MiddleTennesseeStateUniversity,JacksonvilleStateUniversity,CarnegieMellonUniversity,OberlinCollegeand theUniversityofIllinois. p….

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Director of food services wins international award

Author: Kathleen Joyce

David R. Prentkowski, director of food services at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the prestigious International Foodservice Manufacturers Associations (IFMA) Silver Plate Award in the college and university division.He will be honored at the IFMAs 51 st annual Gold and Silver Plate Celebration on May 23…

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“America’s Most Wanted” correspondent to speak Feb. 18

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Emmy Award-winning journalist Ed Miller, crime-fighting investigative reporter for the television programAmericas Most Wanted,will speak at7 p.m.Friday (Feb. 18) in the Browning Cinema of theDeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame. p. TitledAmericas Most Wanted: Why People Kill,the presentation is free and open to the public….

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MBA students schuss to victory in Colorado

Author: Dennis K. Brown

From café lattes to giant slaloms, a team of MBA students from the University of Notre Dame demonstrated all-around excellence in a unique case competition held this month inColorado. p. The students from Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business took first place in the Daniels College Race and Case…

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Symposium on Darfur crisis to be held February 23

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A symposium on the crisis in the Darfur region of westernSudanwill be held from3:30to9:30p.m.Feb. 23 (Wednesday) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. p. The symposium, organized by Notre Dame students with help from the Center for Social Concerns and…

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Notre Dame artist designs new Stations of the Cross

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A new artistic interpretation of Christs Way of the Cross has been designed by John Sherman of the University of Notre Dames Department of Art, Art History and Design. p. Based on a set of stations celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday in 1991,Shermans depiction of…

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HOT TOPICS: UN Oil-for-Food report … Ten Commandments …Black History Month … National Sportsmanship Day … Tax season … 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. * Supreme Court (Ten Commandments) – Richard Garnett, associate professor of law bq{MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px}. p….

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Social policy reporter promotes book on welfare

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Jason DeParle, a senior writer at The New York Times, will discuss his book,American Dream:Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nations Drive to End Welfare,at the University of Notre Dame at 3 p.m. Feb. 24 (Thursday) in 102 DeBartolo Hall. p. Sponsored by Notre Dames Department of Economics and…

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Theology professor Hugh Page appointed dean of First Year of Studies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Hugh R. Page Jr., Walter Associate Professor of Theology, has been appointed dean of Notre Dames First Year of Studies (FYS), according to the Universitys provost, Nathan O. Hatch. p. Over the last 12 years, Hugh Page has distinguished himself as a teacher, scholar, administrator, counselor, colleague and…

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Junior explores new questions of race in protest research

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Notre Dame junior Marques Bolden was born nearly two decades after the civil rights movement of the late 1960s shook the foundation of this country, yet he considers the emergence of the Black Panthers – a powerful and controversial force of that time – a movement with contemporary relevance…

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Tuition, room and board charges announced for 2005-06

Author: William G. Gilroy

Undergraduate tuition, room and board, and student fees at the University of Notre Dame will increase 7 percent for the 2005-06 academic year for a combined total cost of $39,552.p. With the increase, tuition and fees will be $31,542, a difference of $2,030 over the current year, and average room…

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Staged readings from “Dead Man Walking” to be performed at Notre Dame

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The new stage adaptation ofDead Man Walking,written by actor and director Tim Robbins and based on the nonfiction book by Sister Helen Prejean, will be performed February 26 and 27 (Saturday and Sunday) and March 1 and 2 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts…

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A Name Synonymous with the Summer Service Project Retires

Author: Kelly Roberts

Each fall, around about the time the Notre Dame band reassembles to take its first lap around campus, Sue Cunningham began to get a parade of her own. p. Students who had spent their summers engaged in the Center for Social ConcernsSummer Service Project (SSP) landed at Cunninghams office…

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Latino studies lecture canceled

Author: Shannon Chapla

Broadening Access to Higher Education:Lessons from the Lone Star Statea lecture by Princeton University sociologist Marta Tienda, which was scheduled for 5 p.m. today in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame, has been canceled due to an illness. p. Tiendas appearance was to be part…

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Fund-raising tribute to Father Malloy set for March 3

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Michiana Salutes Monk, a fund-raising tribute to retiringUniversityofNotre Dame President Rev. Edward A.MonkMalloy, C.S.C., will be held March 3 (Thursday) atCenturyCenterin downtownSouth Bend. p. Organized by community leaders in the greaterSouth Bendarea, the event will begin with a reception at6 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at7 p.m.Former…

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Whitman wrangles students and community resources to fight autism

Author: Judy Bradford

We all want to change the world.But sometimes the world changes us. p. The world that changed psychology professor Thomas Whitman was that of autism. p. About 10 years ago, Whitman began hearing from parents seeking help in implementing early intervention programs for their autistic children. p. %{COLOR: black}At…

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