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Founder of Domini Social Investments to receive ethics award

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Amy Domini, founder and chief executive officer of Domini Social Investments, will receive the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Ethics in Business on Tuesday (April 5) from the University of Notre Dames Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide. p. Named in…

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History professor wins national humanities award

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Brad Gregory, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, has received the inaugural Hiett Prize in the Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. p. Presented to a person who has not yet reached full potential but who has demonstrated extraordinary work in the…

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GE donates ultrasound equipment to Haiti Program

Author: William G. Gilroy

GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company, has donated three portable ultrasound systems to the University of Notre Dames Haiti Program and its partner hospital, Hôpital Sainte Croix, to help detect patients who have Lymphatic Filariasis (LF). p. LF, better known as elephantiasis, damages the lymph system causing…

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Resilience, quality relationships key to graceful aging

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Cindy Bergeman, professor of psychology, has been charting graceful aging since graduate school. She has some heartening news about what shes seen, some which challenges myths about growing old. p. Most people do age well and maintain a high level of functioning for a longer portion of the life…

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Dance chose him

Author: Dave Griffith

Jim McKenna, Joyce Professor of Anthropology and the departments chair, is one of Notre Dames most renowned social scientists. But theres something that comes more naturally to him than anthropology: tap dancing. p. Since he saw his first tap routine on television, McKenna has been tapping. The experience was,…

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A Brazilian dance of life

Author: Judy Bradford

Two individuals sway around each other in the middle of the room. One reaches out with his foot to trip the other, only to fall, caught off-balance because he has been cleverly dodged.But the would-be tripper is unfazed, and hurls himself into a backwards, fluid cartwheel. Observers who surround…

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INC@ND outlines bright in-state future for graduates

Author: Judy Bradford

Stay here, inIndiana, after graduation? A lot of students arent thinking in that direction. p. Its LoriAnn Edinboroughs job to interest them in the possibilities. p. There might very well be a national or international company here inIndianathat they couldwork for,she says.There are Fortune 500 companies in the state…

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Biology lesson: For the disabled, there are genes, and then there’s real life

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

As an undergraduate, Michelle Whaley took a summer job inWashingtonstate working with children with disabilities. p. Its amazing how an experience like that can get under your skin. p. Whaley completed her doctorate in biology at Notre Dame in 1993 and immediately began teaching genetics and cell biology and…

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More on those sunny dispositions

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Is there such a thing as a cranky personality, and does it affect ones golden years? p. Robert West, assistant professor of psychology, has done the research, and he believes that some older people have a positive sense of psychological well-being, and their neurological aging process may be measurably…

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So: Yoga, yes. Multitasking, no

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Heres a common modern-day scenario: You are driving a child to an athletic practice and reviewing spelling words along the way, when you remember that you need to pick up the dry-cleaning. You make a mental note to do so. p. Thats cognitive multitasking at its best. According to…

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Maintaining steadiness and balance

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Steve Boker lost his grandmother to a hip fracture. A month after falling and breaking her hip, she died from the complications that frequently beset elderly who are immobilized by broken bones. p. Today, studying equilibrium and coordination represents a big part of Bokers research as associate professor of…

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Facing chronic illness

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

In his research in health psychology, Tom Merluzzi has focused on how individuals cope with chronic and terminal illness. Hes learned to understand that a physically frail person may be more psychologically strong than expected. p. I am very respectful of older people who are saying ‘I can handle…

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IU professor to give final lecture in Latino Studies series

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Jorge Chapa, professor and founding director of the Latino Studies Program at Indiana University at Bloomington, will deliver a lecture based on his bookApple Pie and Enchiladas:Latino Newcomers to the Rural Midwestat 5 p.m. April 6 (Wednesday) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. p….

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Cushwa conference to honor historian Christopher Kauffman

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dames Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism will host a conference entitledThe Future of American Catholic HistoryApril 8 and 9 (Friday and Saturday) at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall. p. The conference is being held in honor of Christopher Kauffman, editor…

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Marketing director appointed for Performing Arts Center

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Laura Moran, most recently director of Notre Dame Media Group, has been appointed director of marketing for the Universitys newMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts. p. In her new role, Moran will oversee marketing efforts for all events at theDeBartoloCenter, a 151,000-square-foot, $64 million building with five performance halls that opened…

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7th annual Alumni Design Conference to be held April 1

Author: Kathleen Joyce

Returning University of Notre Dame graduates will showcase their work at the 7 th annual Alumni Design Conference on Friday (April 1) in 200 Riley Hall.The talks are free and open to the public. p. The schedule is as follows: * 9 a.m.- Opening remarks, Robert Sedlack, Department of…

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Sociologist to lecture on poverty, politics

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Cynthia Duncan, director of the Carsey Institute for Families and Communities at theUniversityofNew Hampshire, will deliver a lecture at6 p.m.April 13 (Wednesday) in 127 Hayes-Healy at the University of Notre Dame. p. TitledCulture and Politics in Poor Communities,the presentation is free and open to the public. p. Duncanis the…

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Week of Women to feature children’s advocate, alumna

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Lynn Davey, director of Maine KIDS COUNT and a University of Notre Dame alumna, will make a presentation titledReframing Childrens Issues to Move Public Policyat4:30 p.m.Thursday (March 31) in 131 Decio Faculty Hall. p. A part of the Week of Women at Notre Dame, the presentation will include responses…

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A sleuthing Aristotle is a muse to a literary scholar

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The words of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle have been handed down through the generations. But to get a feel for what life was like thenin essentially the early days of academiathere are few better sources than the novels of Notre Dames Margaret Doody, John and Barbara Glynn Family…

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Crittendon named director of Office of Institutional Equity

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Jannifer Crittendon, most recently assistant athletics director for student development at the University of Notre Dame, has been named director of the Universitys Office of Institutional Equity. p. Crittendon, who assumed the post March 21, will be responsible for furthering diversity initiatives at Notre Dame, particularly in faculty hiring.She…

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Three faculty members earn national fellowships

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The Carnegie Corporation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF) and the James McKeen Cattell Fund recently awarded fellowships to three University of Notre Dame faculty members. p. Asma Afsaruddin, an associate professor of classics who specializes in Islam and Arabic literature, was awarded a Carnegie Scholars Fellowship from…

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Latin American economy the focus of April 19 conference

Author: Dennis K. Brown

U.S.and international experts on the Latin American economy will gather for a daylong conference April 19 (Tuesday) at the University of Notre Dame. p. TitledLatin America in the Global Economy,the conference is sponsored by Notre Dames Kellogg Institute for International Studies and will take place in the auditorium ofHesburghCenterfor…

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New understanding of the Qur’an to be focus of conference

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Shedding new light on ways of interpreting and understanding the Quran – which for centuries has been subject to misunderstanding by both the Western and Islamic worlds – will be the focus of an international conference April 2 to 4 (Saturday to Monday) at the University of Notre Dame….

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Conference to focus on Church’s role in Latin America

Author: Kelly Roberts & Dennis K. Brown

The Catholic Churchs influence on the social and political agenda of an increasingly democraticLatin Americawill be the focus of a two-day conference at the University of Notre Dame. p. TitledContemporary Catholicism, Religious Pluralism, and Democracy in Latin America,the conference will be held March 31 to April 1 (Thursday to…

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Schiavo case to be discussed by Law School panel

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Four members of theNotre DameLawSchoolfaculty will discuss the Terri Schiavo case at4 p.m.Wednesday (March 30) in theLawSchoolcourtroom.The discussion is free and open to the public. p. The Supreme Court refused on Thursday (March 24) to order Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube reinserted, rejecting an appeal by her parents to keep…

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Regina Caeli: An Easter prayer

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PLS professor writes new book on Roman Stoics

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“The Roman Stoics: Self, Responsibility, and Affection,” by Gretchen Reydams-Schils from the University of Notre Dame, has been published by theUniversityofChicago Press. p. The rigorous self-examination, reason and virtue practiced by the Roman Stoics allowed them to integrate philosophy into the practice of living. Reydams-Schils shows how they applied…

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Symposium on prison rape to coincide with national commission meeting

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A symposium on the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 31 (Thursday) in the University of Notre Dame Law School Courtroom.The symposium, sponsored by the Law Schools Journal of Legislation, will coincide with a meeting of the National Prison…

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Panel to discuss moral principles in journalism

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A symposium entitledAfter Objectivity: What Moral Norms Should Govern News Reporting and Commentary?will be held March 31 (Thursday) at 6 p.m. in the University of Notre Dames Eck Center auditorium. p. The symposium, sponsored by the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy and the Thomas J….

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