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Law school professor named deputy counsel to Bush

Author: Michael O. Garvey and Carol Jambor-Smith

William K. Kelley, associate professor of law atNotre DameLawSchool, has been appointed deputy counsel to President Bush. p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1995, Kelley specializes in administrative and constitutional law and will be on leave during his service to the president. He is the secondNotre…

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Viewpoint: Real Traitors In A Global Economy. Are Those Who'd Fetter U.S. Firms

Author: John F. Gaski

(Viewpoint):Every so often we witness the meltdown of a public figure. Recall Nixon, Howard Dean’s scream or boxer Mike Tyson’s bite of an opponent’s ear. CNN business anchor Lou Dobbs has been committing the journalistic equivalent of biting someone’s ear off in public. The host of “Lou Dobbs Tonight”…

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China scholar selected for national committee

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Jonathan Noble, visiting assistant professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, recently was selected to participate in the Public Intellectuals Program sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations. p. The program, which runs from fall 2005 to winter 2007, is designed…

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Students, faculty ride wave of Italy’s popularity

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Although he is a lover ofFranceand its culture today, when Christian Moevs was growing up inNew Jerseyin the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Italian side of him was overwhelmed byAmericas exclusive love of things French:Everything had to be ‘chic.Even the word is French. Italian meant pizza, Mafia and…

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ND enters new partnership with South Bend Symphony

Author: Julie Hail Flory and Laura Moran

The University of Notre Dame and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra Association are embarking on a cooperative partnership designed to improve the quality of and access to the arts in the community. p. Beginning this fall, the Symphonys June H. Edwards Chamber Music Series will make its permanent home…

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Executive Education presents seven awards

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame has presented seven awards to faculty members, business partners and customers for their contributions and commitment to the program. p. They are as follows: * Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, received the Arnie Ludwig Outstanding Teacher Award. The honor goes to…

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Delaney is 2005 Faculty Award recipient

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Neil Delaney, professor of philosophy, director of the Arts and Letters and Science Honors Program, and coordinator of an academic component that complemented the spring presentation of the playArcadia,has been selected by his peers as recipient of the 2005 Faculty Award. p. Delaney was honored Tuesday during the annual…

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Law School’s Professor Gurulé to address international audiences on terrorism

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame Law School Professor Jimmy Gurulé will give lectures next month to international financiers and law enforcement officials inAustriaonU.S.efforts to prevent the funding of international terrorism. p. The lectures, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and scheduled for June 6-8 inViennaandLinz, are collectively entitledEvaluating the Progress in the…

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CRS staff to visit ND for Kroc Institute training program

Author: Shannon Chapla

Three dozen aid workers for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will visit the University of Notre Dame campus Sunday through Friday (May 22 through 27) for the fifth annual Summer Institute on Peacebuilding, a program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. p. Two Catholic bishops fromPakistanand…

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Alumni return to campus for summer service projects

Author: Shannon Chapla

University of Notre Dame alumni will reunite on campus to participate in two service projects this summer, beginning June 12 through 17 (Sunday through Friday) with the eighth annual building blitz for Habitat for Humanity. p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Association in conjunction with theSt. JosephCountychapter of…

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Marketing ethics workshop scheduled for May 23-25

Author: Dennis Brown

Dozens of scholars from this country and around the world will gather Monday to Wednesday (May 23 to 25) at the University of Notre Dame for a workshop on marketing ethics. p. Sponsored by the American Marketing Association and Notre Dames Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide, the workshop will…

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Theology department to offer new sacred music program

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A new master of sacred music (M.S.M.) degree program will be offered by the University of Notre Dames Department of Theology beginning this fall. p. Designed to prepare students for liturgical music ministry, the program will follow the recommendations ofMusic in Catholic Worship,a document issued by the liturgy committee…

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Pioneering jazz educator Father Wiskirchen dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. George C. Wiskirchen, C.S.C., died May 17 (Tuesday) atSt. JosephRegionalMedicalCenter,South Bend.BornOct. 14, 1928inQuincy,Ill., he entered the Congregation of Holy Cross at Notre Dame in 1948, was graduated from the University in 1951, studied theology atHolyCrossCollegeinWashington,D.C.and was ordained to the priesthood onJune 8, 1955. p. One of the founding…

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Student creates Web site to keep interns connected

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Summervacationis anything but for many Notre Dame students who spend their time away from campus working, in many cases for free, as interns for countless companies and organizations in cities all across the country. The application process is often highly competitive, and once students land those dream internships, in…

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Father Gabriel, Notre Dame medievalist, dies at age 97

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Abbot Astrik L. Gabriel, director and professor emeritus in the University of Notre Dames Medieval Institute, died Monday (May 16) in Dujarie House atHolyCrossCollege.He was 97 years old. p. BornDec. 10, 1907, inPecs,Hungary, Dr. Gabriel was educated in schools there before entering religious life with the Order of Canons…

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Summer programs to assist science and math teachers

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dames Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science will offer two programs this summer aimed at helpingmiddle and high school science and mathematics teachers integrate material on the nature of science into their classroom teaching. p. A public workshop titledTeaching the Nature(s) of Science:…

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Valedictory Address

Author: Enrique Schaerer

Prepared text of valedictory address : p. Dr. Gregorian, Fr. Malloy, distinguished faculty and guests, cherished family and friends, fellow students: p. A beloved American poet, Robert Frost has challenged us to be mindful of our neighbors. The question is, how do we live with one another? How do…

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Vartan Gregorian's Commencement Speech

Author: Vartan Gregorian

Prepared text of Gregorian’s Commencement address: p. President Malloy, Chairman Patrick McCartan, Father John Jenkins, distinguished faculty, proud parents, wonderful students, ladies and gentlemen: I am happy to be here today to pay tribute to Notre Dame, an extraordinary university. I am not here to extol the power of…

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Commencement is fitting send-off for students, administrators

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Outgoing Notre Dame President Rev. Edward A.MonkMalloy, C.S.C., and Provost Nathan Hatch were lauded Sunday by Commencement speaker Vartan ** Gregorian aschampions of equal opportunity, social and economic justice, of civil rights, of the right to a better life for the poor and downtrodden. p. Father Malloy, Hatch and…

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More than 2,900 students receive degrees at 160th Commencement exercises

Author: Julie Hail Flory

More than 2,900 students received degrees Sunday (May 15) at the University of Notre Dames 160th Commencement exercises, which were held in the Joyce Center on campus. p. Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation and former president of Brown University, was the principal speaker and the recipient of…

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(Commentary) Time to Leave: Bring home the troops. Start now.

Author: David Cortright

Many of us who opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq two years ago are uncertain about what to do now. We want U.S. troops to leave as soon as possible, but we dont want American withdrawal to be a selfish or cowardly act that makes matters worse. We wish…

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More than 2,900 students to receive degrees Sunday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

More than 2,900 students will receive degrees Sunday (May 15) at the University of Notre Dames 160 th Commencement exercises, which will be held at2 p.m.in theJoyceCenteron campus. ** p. Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation and former president ofBrownUniversity, will be the principal speaker and the recipient…

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Class acts: Senior stories of distinction

Author: Dennis Brown, Shannon Chapla and Julie Flory

The University of Notre Dames 2005 graduating class can be defined collectively, through a variety of numerical and statistical observations, as well as individually, through the stories of seniors with compelling tales to tell. p. Some of the numbers are: * About 95 percent of the 2,040 undergraduates who…

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Diversity recognition ceremonies planned for graduates

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Special recognition ceremonies for Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American and African-American members of the University of Notre Dames graduating class will be held Friday to Sunday (May 13 to 15) on campus. p. The Latino Recognition Ceremony will take place at7 p.m.Friday in Washington Hall.Louis M. Nanni,…

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ND ReSource: United’s pension default shows need for multi-employer plan

Author: Shannon Chapla

United Airlinescourt victory Tuesday will allow the embattled company to dump its four pension plans, smoothing the path toward an exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy later this year. p. However, University of Notre Dame economist Teresa Ghilarducci says it was not a win for United workers or the current…

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Final “Monk’s March” scheduled for May 17

Author: Shannon Chapla

The 10 th annual and finalMonks March,a 2-mile walk for University of Notre Dame employees led by outgoing University president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., will be the centerpiece of Notre Dames celebration Tuesday (May 17) of National Employee Health and Fitness Day. p. The walk around campus will…

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Seniors to be honored for service in Send-Off ceremony

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Some 150 Notre Dame graduating seniors who are embarking on a year or more of service in this country and abroad will be honored during the University’s annual Senior Service Send-Off ceremony at9:30 a.m.Saturday (May 14) in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Centers Leighton Hall. p. Notre Dame’s president, Rev….

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New study examines timing of human actions

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new study by Albert-László Barabási, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, offers new insights into the timing of human actions. p. TitledThe Origin of Bursts and Heavy Tails in Human Dynamics,the study appears in the Thursday (May 12) edition of the scientific…

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Sixteen seniors receive national scholarships and fellowships

Author: William G. Gilroy & Susan M. Guibert

The National Science Foundation, Fulbright Educational Exchange Program and other organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 16 University of Notre Dame seniors. p. Margaret Doig ofDecatur,Ga., received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. She previously received a…

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University receives gift from ExxonMobil Foundation

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame has received a $187,125 gift from the ExxonMobil Foundation as a three-to-one match of annual donations made by 80 company employees and retirees who are alumni and friends of the University. p. The gift will support a variety of University scholarships and funds as…

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