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My Meeting with Cardinal Ratzinger

Author: Cathleen Kaveny

I have met Pope Benedict XVI only once. It was seventeen years ago, when I was a graduate student at Yale. Richard John Neuhaus had organized an invitation-only conference in New York on biblical interpretation. Among the invited guests were Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Raymond Brown, the widely respected biblical…

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Trustees surprise Father Malloy, Hatch with honorary degrees

Author: Dennis Brown

The Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame concluded its spring meeting Friday (April 29) by announcing the conferral of honorary doctoral degrees on the Universitys president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., and provost, Nathan O. Hatch. p. The announcement was a surprise to the two men,…

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Their materials may be old, but their methods are cutting edge

Author: Dar Cutrona

Leave your food, drink and tobacco behind, as well as your pen. You can bring your computer, but not your Dictaphone. And dont ask for an exception. Visitors signing in at Notre Dames University Archives enter into a quintessential academic settinga quiet room with long tables and wooden chairs…

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Notre Dame’s ACE joins Brandeis counterpart for unique retreat

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Teachers and administrators of the University of Notre Dames Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program and of Brandeis Universitys Day-school Leadership through Teaching (DeLeT) program will gather Monday to Wednesday (May 2 to 4) in Boston Harbor, Mass., to discuss and reflect together on the professional and spiritual dimensions…

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Philosopher elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author: Shannon Chapla

Peter van Inwagen, John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to theAmericanAcademyof Arts and Sciences. He will be formally inducted in October at the House of the Academy inCambridge,Mass. p. Founded during the American Revolution by John Adams, John Hancock and…

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Black Alumni awards Frazier Thompson Scholarships

Author: Kathleen Joyce

The Black Alumni of Notre Dame (BA of ND) has selected four University of Notre Dame juniors as its 2005-06 Frazier Thompson Scholarship winners.Selected for excellence in academics and service to the African-American and Notre Dame communities, each student will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward senior year expenses. p….

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Note to the media: The following University of Notre Dame faculty members are available to discuss a variety of issues currently in the news.

Author: Dennis K. Brown

HOT TOPICS: The Papacy … EinsteinsMiracle Year…Canadian politics and society…UN oil-for-food…Skincancer…Energy issues…“Kingdom of Heaven”… * p. Click on the accompanying links for contact and other information. * p. *"Kingdom of Heaven" — Paul Cobb, associate professor of history p. /content.cfm?topicId=10924 * *p. Energy issues — George Howard * ,…

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Professor named “Best Established Artist” in Chicago

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Maria Tomasula, associate professor of art, art history and design at the University of Notre Dame, recently was recognized as Best Established Artist byChicago ArtistsNews,a publication of the Chicago ArtistsCoalition. p. Selected by several Chicago-based art writers for work shown at galleries in the city, Tomasula is described as…

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ND Resource: Historian questions accuracy of Crusades film

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KingdomofHeaven,a new Hollywood epic by Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott that opens nationwide May 6, depicts the bloody battle between Christians and Muslims over the city ofJerusalemin the 12 th century Crusade. p. Though the film – which stars Orlando Bloom, Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson – is set in…

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New facility to support biomedical research

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Groundbreaking is scheduled for May 2 on the north side of the University of Notre Dame campus for a new research laboratory that will support theCollegeofEngineerings work in biomedical engineering. p. The 25,000-square-foot building will be located between the Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research and theMaintenanceBuildingand will be completed…

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Lead-ND rallies local youths for service

Author: Kathleen Joyce

You can never be too young to make a difference in your community. p. That was the message sent by more than 800 young people representing a variety of schools, community agencies and faith groups who participated in National Youth Service Day (NYSD) 2005 inSouth Bendfrom April 15 to…

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Stadium “yard sale” May 21 to benefit local charities

Author: Shannon Chapla

As students prepare to leave campus for the summer, the University of Notre Dame is planning its firstFrom Old to Goldyear-end campus yard sale to benefit local charities. p. The event, a joint initiative with the United Way of St. Joseph County,will be held from7 a.m.to2 p.m.May 21 (Saturday)…

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Gigot Center to award $34,000 in annual business plan events

Author: Dennis Brown

More than $34,000 in prize money will be awarded April 28 and 29 (Thursday and Friday) in three business plan competitions organized by theGigotCenterfor Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame. p. Winners in the McCloskey Notre Dame Business Plan Competition, the Dorothy Dolphin Notre Dame Family Business…

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Construction to limit Blue-Gold parking south of stadium

Author: Dennis Brown

Spectators attending the Blue-Gold spring football game Saturday (April 23) at the University of Notre Dame will find less parking south of the stadium than in the past. p. Construction onEdison Roadhas eliminated parking on soccer fields on the south side of the road, and an interactive fan festival…

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Hesburgh sought Ratzinger for spot on ND faculty

Author: Margaret Fosmoe

SOUTH BEND — Decades ago, the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh sought to hire an impressive young German theologian for the University of Notre Dame’s theology faculty.p. That young German, the Rev. Joseph Ratzinger, declined the offer.p. On Tuesday, Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI.p. Hesburgh, Notre Dame’s president emeritus, estimates he…

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13 honorary degree recipients are leaders in diverse fields

Author: Dennis Brown

Thirteen distinguished figures in business, science, the Catholic Church, medicine, entertainment, sports, law and higher education will join principal speaker Vartan Gregorian as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dames 160 th Commencement exercises May 15 (Sunday). p. Degrees will be conferred on some 1,850 undergraduates and…

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World Year of Physics events scheduled for April 20

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame will sponsor two events Wednesday (April 20) as part of its yearlong World Year of Physics 2005 observance. Both events are free and open to the public. p. The World Year of Physics is a worldwide celebration of physics…

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Global AIDS head to address healthcare conference April 24

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Ambassador Randall Tobias, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will deliver the keynote address at8 p.m.Sunday (April24) at a conference examining healthcare in developing countries at the University of Notre Dame. The talk will take place in the atrium of the Mendoza College of Business and is free and open…

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Prayer for Pope Benedict

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The Notre Dame family joins with the whole Catholic Church in lifting up its prayers on behalf of our new Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. The Holy Spirit has called him into a most challenging service at a most challenging time, and, with faith, hope and charity, we pray…

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Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI

Author: William G. Gilroy

The election of Pope Benedict XVI will be celebrated at the University of Notre Dame today (April 19) at5:15 p.m.with a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. p. Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of Campus Ministry, will preside at the Mass, and sacred music…

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ND ReSource: Professor on Canada’s liberal party scandal

Author: Shannon Chapla

AsCanadas Liberal Party struggles amid a kickback scandal likened to Watergate, a University of Notre Dame professor says very little is known with certainty amid the swirl of ethics accusations, and a lot is riding on the outcome of the investigation into the countrys federal sponsorship program. p. In…

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New design to be unveiled for The Shirt 2005

Author: Shannon Chapla

Continuing a 16-year tradition of spirit and service, the 2005 design for “The Shirt Project” at the University of Notre Dame will be unveiled at a kick-off celebration Friday (April 22) atnoonat the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. The shirts will be available for purchase immediately after the event. p….

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Alumni Association to present seven awards

Author: Shannon Chapla

TheUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Associationwill present seven awards during ceremonies on campus this month. * The Mike Russo Character Award will be presented to Notre Dame sophomore John Coyle , a finance major who has compiled a 3.76 grade point average and has earned Dean’s List honors in each semester,…

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Mass of the Holy Spirit

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The opening of the conclave which will elect the next pope will be observed at the University of Notre Dame Monday (April 18) at 5:15 p.m., when the Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., rector of…

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Appreciating “Arcadia” to its fullest

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Why cant time run backward? p. You can witness the playwright Tom Stoppards read on that question by seeing a performance ofArcadiain theMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts through April 23. p. Or, you can hear Nobel Prize-winning physicist Tim Leggett of the University of Illinois explore the issue during an…

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New facility to support biomedical research

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Groundbreaking is scheduled in May on the north side of campus for a new research laboratory that will support theCollegeofEngineerings work in biomedical engineering. p. The 25,000-square-foot building will be located in a narrow area between the Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research and theMaintenanceBuilding. The structures $8.3 million cost…

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Notre Dame, community plan healthy heart event

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The newMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts will be the venue for the American Heart Associations first communityGo Red for Womenevent from5to8 p.m.Tuesday, May 3. p. The event aims to inspire lifestyle changes that can prevent cardiovascular disease or promote recovery among those who already have heart disease or have suffered…

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Pothole prevention one priority for Harrison

Author: Catherine McCormick

Potholes are a nuisance this time of year. Even civil engineer Theresa Harrison finds them irritating as she drives to her office inSouth Bendor her classes in DeBartolo Hall.Sometimes I think Im more frustrated than others. I know what causes and how to avoid or fix a pothole, but…

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Compassionate medical care forms the crux of new center

Author: Nancy Johnson

When they graduate from medical school, young doctors are confident in their knowledge of physiology and pharmacology. But when it comes to communicating with patients, some are ill-prepared and awkward. Dr. Rudolph Navari is out to change that. The associate dean of theCollegeofScienceand director of the Notre Dame Cancer…

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Illuminating the complexities of “Arcadia”

Author: Judy Bradford

How does one provide lighting for a play thats about ideasnot action? That was the question keeping Kevin Dreyer awake at night prior to the recent opening ofArcadiaat theMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts. As lighting designer for the play by Tom Stoddard, Dreyer felt challenged by its various abstract scientific…

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