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Notre Dame ReSource: Anniversary of Russell-Einstein Manifesto

Author: William G. Gilroy

At a time when concerns are mounting over the efforts ofNorth Korea,Iranand other regimes to develop nuclear weapons, July 9 marks the 50 th anniversary of a significant document that laid the foundations for the nuclear non-proliferation movement. On that date in 1955, Albert Einstein and the philosopher and…

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Monk's legacy leaves campus and city richer

Author: Staff Editorial

Sad as it is to see Rev. Edward “Monk” Malloy leave the presidency of the University of Notre Dame, it also has been good to see many honors bestowed upon him in these recent months. Malloy’s contribution to Notre Dame and to the South Bend community has been enormous….

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Eileen Kolman heads for First Year of Retirement

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Try to imagine Notre Dame students without e-mail, cell phones and laptop computers. That’s how Eileen Kolman found them when she took over as dean of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies (FYS) Program a decade and a half ago. Times have changed, and when Kolman retires this month,…

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Cunningham article wins CPA award

Author: Michael O. Garvey

An essay by Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. OBrien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, has received an award from the Catholic Press Association (CPA). p. The essay on “Prayer and Silence,” which appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of Church magazine, won third place among…

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Biologist receives summer fellowship from Marine Biological Lab

Author: William G. Gilroy & Gina Herbert

Kevin T. Vaughan, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a Laura and Arthur Colwin Fellowship to conduct research this summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an internationally renowned biomedical and environmental research center onCape Cod. p. TheColwin fellowships support summer…

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Executive Education to offer course for health care professionals

Author: Dennis Brown

Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame ** has developed a new course specifically designed for health care professionals. p. TitledLean Six Sigma Black Belt for Health Care Professionals,the program will address the complex business challenge of controlling costs while improving quality in the medical field. A blended…

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High schoolers get a Summer Experience to remember

Author: Judy Bradford

Eat in a dining hall. Go to the grotto. Stay up until 2 a.m. talking in a dorm room. p. These are some of the experiences that prospective University students want. But they get so much more from the Summer Experience program. p. In addition to taking classes from…

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Researcher receives $2.5 million Grand Challenges grant to combat dengue fever

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame has received a $2.5 million grant from the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, a major effort to achieve scientific breakthroughs against diseases in developing countries, for a program to develop a new approach to controlling dengue fever. p. The five-year program, titledDeveloping Novel…

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Provocative commercials damage credibility of marketing

Author: Dennis Brown

As she writhes across a black Bentley, scantily-clad celebrity Paris Hilton suds ups and hoses down the luxury auto while occasionally – and seductively – biting into a massive hamburger. p. The image is from a 60-second television commercial for the Carls Jr. and Hardees fast-food chains that has…

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ND ReSource: Garnett sees little new in Supreme Court ruling on commandments displays

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Todays Supreme Courts ruling on Ten Commandments displays on government land and inside courthouses came as no surprise to close observers of the courts recent First Amendment decisions, according to Notre Dame Law Schools Professor Richard Garnett. p. Garnett said that the decisions inMcCrearyCountyvs. ACLU and Van Orden vs….

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Skeleton collection gives clues to ancient civilization

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They arrived at Notre Dame packed in 600 beer cartons and Xerox boxesthe charred and broken skeletal remains of some 200 inhabitants of one of the worlds earliest walled cities, settled more than 3,000 years ago in southernJordanon the southeastern shore of theDead Sea. p. The bones, housed and…

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Rhetoric Takes Nasty Turn in Congress

Author: Jim Abrams

A Republican accuses Democrats of demonizing Christians. A Democrat talks of Nazis in connection with the treatment of terror suspects. Both sides cry foul, and apologies are hard to come by. p. It’s just another day of vitriolic gotchas at the Capitol. p. House Republicans on Tuesday were all…

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Video tribute to Father Malloy to air on UPN Michiana June 26

Author: Shannon Chapla

A video tribute to retiringUniversityofNotre Dame President Rev. Edward A.MonkMalloy, C.S.C., will be telecast at7 p.m.Sunday (June 26) on UPN Michiana (local cable Channel 16). p. TitledMonk: Teacher, President, Priest,the video, which was shown at a fund-raising tribute to Father Malloy on March 3 at Century Center in downtown…

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History of Astronomy Workshops to be held July 7-10

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dames History and Philosophy of Science graduate program will host its Seventh Biennial History of Astronomy Workshops from July 7 through 10 (Thursday through Sunday) in the auditorium of McKenna Hall. p. Clive Ruggles, professor of archaeoastronomy in theSchoolofArchaeologyand Ancient History at theUniversityofLeicester, will deliver…

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Two art students receive international recognition

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Two students from the Department of Art, Art History and Design at University of Notre Dame were recognized recently for their outstanding entries in international competitions. p. Tomas Rivas, an MFA student, won theOutstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awardfor 2005 by the International Sculpture Center (ISC). p. Designed…

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Report highlights economic progress of Mexicans in Chicago

Author: Shannon Chapla

There are signs of overall economic improvement among the 563,500 Mexican immigrants and 504,000 U.S.-born Mexican-Americans who live in metropolitanChicago, according to a new research report from the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame. p. TitledThe Economic Progress of U.S.- and Foreign-Born Mexicans in…

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Calling to mind a forgotten war

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Historians of the future will no doubt find it remarkable that in the early years of this century, the plight of Michael Jackson and the unsavory rumors about his behavior were able to mesmerize the developed world while the violent deaths of at least 100,000 Ugandans, the abduction of…

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Theologians contribute to new Aquinas study

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Theology of Thomas Aquinas,edited by Joseph P. Wawrykow, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, and Rik van Nieuwenhove, lecturer in theology atMaryImmaculateCollegeinLimerick,Ireland, recently was published by theUniversityofNotre Dame Press. p. In addition to essays by Wawrykow and fellow Notre Dame theologians Rev. David B….

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Schmuhl contributes to Annenberg project on media

Author: Matthew V. Storin

UniversityofNotre Dame Professor Robert Schmuhlis a contributor toThe Press,a new book published by the Oxford University Press as a joint project of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands (Rancho Mirage,Calif.) and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of theUniversityofPennyslvania. p. Schmuhl, professor of American studies and director of Notre Dames…

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ND Magazine editor Kerry Temple publishes book

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Back to Earth:A Backpackers Journey into Self and Soul,by Kerry Temple, editor of Notre Dame Magazine, has recently been published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. p. Written during a painful and solitary period in its authors life,Back to Earthis a carefully arranged retrospective series of autobiographical essays in…

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Corke named fellow of engineering society

Author: William G. Gilroy

Thomas C. Corke, the Clark Equipment Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). p. Fellow is the highest elected grade of membership in ASME and is conferred upon a member with…

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Walther Center receives grant to recruit new investigators

Author: William G. Gilroy

TheWaltherCancerResearchCenterat the University of Notre Dame has raised its $350,000 goal for Walther Cancer InstitutesInvest in Successcampaign and is now eligible to receive the same amount in matching funds from the institute. p. The goal and the match will allow the center toproceed with a $700,000 effort to recruit…

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Law School’s Carozza elected to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Paolo G. Carozza, associate professor of law in theNotre DameLawSchool, has been elected one of the seven members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. p. Nominated by theU.S.government to serve on the commission, he was elected June 7 by the member states of the Organization of American States…

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Art professor publishes new book on St. Augustine

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Meredith Gill, assistant professor of art history at the University of Notre Dame, has published a new book exploring the philosophical and theological legacy ofSt. Augustine. p. InAugustine in the Italian Renaissance: Art and Philosophy from Petrarch to Michelangelo,Gill traces Augustines influence on thinkers and humanists from the 14…

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Furniture design students find masterpiece in Robert Brandt

Author: Kara Kelly

Robert Brandt just sent to the Chapman Friedman Gallery inLouisville,Ky., a cabinet made from curly-maple wood, cut to show off tiger-stripe patterns in the grain. p. With its hand-paintedpanelsreplicas of 1920s Ringling Bros. and Barnum&Bailey circus posterscurved legs, candy-striped awnings and tent-pole tops, the cabinet pays homage to theGreatest…

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Distinguished Alumnus Award presented to Parseghians

Author: Shannon Chapla

TheUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Associationpresented the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Dr. Michael Parseghian and his wife, Cindy, founders of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation (APMRF), during a fundraising event for the foundation last month. p. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented on occasion in recognition of exemplary service to…

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Democracy in Latin America examined in new book

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Notre Dame political scientists Frances Hagopian and Scott Mainwaring are the editors of a new book that explores the wave of democratization that has swept through Latin America since 1978.p. The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America: Advances and Setbacks,published by Cambridge University Press, features contributions from some of…

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Alumni Association surprises Father Malloy with Sorin Award

Author: Shannon Chapla

TheUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Associationsurprised outgoing University president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., with its most prestigious honor, the Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., Award, duringReunion05 last weekend. p. Established in 1965 in honor of Notre Dame’s founder, the Sorin Award is presented annually to a graduate who has rendered…

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From the Golden Dome to the West Wing

Author: Dennis K. Brown

Though Condoleezza Rice has left the West Wing for Foggy Bottom, people with Notre Dame connections remain in prominent positions at the White House. p. Rice, a 1975 graduate of Notre Dame with a masters degree in international studies, left her position as National Security Advisor in January to…

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