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Notre Dame brings glee to Latin America

Author: Shannon Chapla

Nicaragua, Nicaragüitais probably not something you would expect to hear sung by the Notre Dame Glee Club.It was, however, executed perfectly by the group after members memorized it in a matter of hours during the bumpy bus ride throughHondurasto a concert inManagua,Nicaraguaearlier this summer. p. The Glee Club toured…

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ND ReSource: AFL-CIO rift temporary, labor economist predicts

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The withdrawal of more than 3 million Teamsters and service employees from the AFL-CIO – along with some $20 million in dues – will not fundamentally change labor economics, according to Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economics and policy studies at the University of Notre Dame. p. The split in…

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Award-winning educator to lecture on teaching excellence

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Kenneth R. Bain, internationally recognized expert on successful teaching, will deliver a lecture based on his recent book,What the Best College Teachers Do,at1:30p.m.Aug. 22 (Monday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. p. Sponsored by Notre DamesKanebCenterfor Teaching and Learning, the talk is free and…

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“From Old 2 Gold” sale surpasses goals

Author: Shannon Chapla

Several dozen local charities will share close to $28,000 raised at the inauguralFrom Old 2 Goldcampus yard sale held on May 21 in the stadium at the University of Notre Dame. p. Organizers surpassed their goal of $25,000 during the event, which was a joint initiative with theUnited WayofSt….

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A half century of Ralph McInerny

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Ralph McInerny, professor of philosophy, director of theJacquesMaritainCenterand Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame, can be pointed in his disapproval of recent trends in his chosen academic discipline.Philosophy itself has now become a form of Radical Chic,he says, deriding those comfortably employed…

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Sociologist, student receive award from American Sociological Association

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Daniel J. Myers, professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, andBeth Schaefer Caniglia, former Notre Dame graduate student, have received the Best Published Article Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA) for their paper titledAll the Rioting Thats Fit to Print: Selection Effects in National Newspaper Coverage…

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Provost ready for challenge

Author: Margaret Fosmoe

Burish drawn to Notre Dame job by mission, Catholic character. p. SOUTH BEND — Thomas G. Burish believes that the University of Notre Dame can build its reputation as a Catholic graduate and research institution, and maintain its excellence in teaching. p. "Becoming a greater research institution should not…

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Boning up on early Bronze Age

Author: YaShekia Smalls

ND’s collection of skeletal remains holds clues to past p. Make no bones about it: The people of the early Bronze Age had it pretty hard. p. The evidence lies in the hands of Ohio State University doctoral candidate Jaime Ullinger. p. "Some of it is burned so much…

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Higgins Center to co-sponsor July 30 lecture by bestselling author

Author: Shannon Chapla

Barbara Ehrenreich, author ofNickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by inAmerica,will speak at8 p.m.July 30 (Saturday) in the Driscoll Auditorium atHolyCrossCollege. p. A fundraiser for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, the event is co-sponsored by the University of Notre DamesHigginsLaborResearchCenter and Indiana University South Bend’s Division of Labor…

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Dr. Burish’s farewell letter to Washington and Lee

Author: Dr. Thomas Burish

Dear Members of the Washington and Lee Community, p(MsoNormal){MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt}. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> p(MsoNormal){MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt}. I have informed the Board of Trustees today that I have accepted the position of Provost at the University of Notre Dame.Despite…

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Washington and Lee president to be Notre Dame provost

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Thomas G. Burish, president of Washington and Lee University and a distinguished researcher in the field of clinical psychology, was elected provost of the University of Notre Dame today by its Board of Trustees, acting on the recommendation of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University president. Burish also wasappointed professor…

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ND ReSource: Garnett praises choice of Roberts

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre DameLawSchools Professor Richard W. Garnett, a former law clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, praised fellow former clerk Judge John G. Roberts, whom President George Bush announced yesterday as his nominee for the Supreme Court. p. Garnett, who knows and has long admired Judge Roberts, said that President…

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Gates Foundation creates a scholarship to honor slain Haitian student

Author: William G. Gilroy &Kristi Butman

The December 2004 slaying of a University of Notre Dame student who also was working in the Universitys Haiti Program has prompted the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a scholarship program in his honor. p. Jean Joseph Dorvil was a Haitian native who was pursuing a graduate degree in…

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Kroc faculty participate in peace-building conference

Author: Dennis Brown and Julie Titone

Five University of Notre Dame faculty members participated in the Second International Conference on Catholic Peacebuilding, held inDavaoCity,Mindanao,Philippines. p. Conducted from July 11 to 15, the conference brought together 75 Catholic peace-builders from 21 countries who hoped to draw insights from the churchs experience of building peace inMindanao. p….

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Notre Dame ReSource: Evolution and Christianity

Author: Dennis Brown

A renowned philosopher from the University of Notre Dame supports recent comments by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn that belief in evolution as accepted by some in science today may be incompatible with Christian beliefs. p. Cardinal Schönborn has it right,said Alvin Plantinga, the John A. OBrien Professor of Philosophy and…

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Barabási awarded European biochemical prize

Author: William G. Gilroy

Albert-László Barabási, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2005 FEBS Anniversary Prize for Systems Biology by the Gesellschaft fuer Biochemie und Molekularbiologie. FEBS is the Federation of European Biochemical Societies. p. The anniversary prize is awarded to scientists under…

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(Commentary) Who Really Outed Wilson’s Wife? Answer Is Right Under Her Nose

Author: John F. Gaski

You are Joseph Wilson, former U.S. ambassador to Gabon, former member of the Clinton National Security Council, a more rabid Democrat partisan than you had ever let on, and an implacable opponent of the U.S. military intervention in Iraq. p. Not incidentally, you are notably ungrateful to the first…

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Summer Shakespeare to present “Henry V” Aug. 9 to 28

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Summer Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame will presentHenry Vfrom Aug. 9 to 28 in the Universitys newMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts. p. After five seasons at Notre Dames Washington Hall, this year’s production will be the first full-length Shakespearean performance in theDeBartoloCenters Decio Theater, which will be the…

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Deepening the faith

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In his 1990 letterEx Corde Ecclesiae,the late Pope John Paul II insisted that a Catholic university was obliged toprepare men and women who, inspired by Christian principles and helped to live their Christian vocation in a mature and responsible manner, will be able to assume positions of responsibility in…

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Administrators, faculty, students adjust to new SAT

Author: Shannon Chapla

The admissions staff at the University of Notre Dame is keeping awatchful eyeon scores from the new writing component of the SAT college entrance exam, and plans to continue this tentative acceptance for the next few years until further research can validate its effectiveness. p. In the past few…

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Nobel laureate Fogel to speak at Erasmus conference

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Robert W. Fogel of the University of Chicago, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will be among the participants in a Notre Dame conference on Catholic social teaching and the economy July 29 and 30 (Friday and Saturday). p. The conference,Access,Enterprise, and Catholic Social Traditionsis sponsored…

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Center for History opens Summer Shakespeare exhibit

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Theater enthusiasts are getting a backstage pass of sorts this summer through a new exhibit at theIndianaCenterfor History that offers a closer look at Summer Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame. p. “Shakespeare Comes Alive: From the Page to the Stage” gives visitors the opportunity to examine a…

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Death and Wheatgrass

Author: Jon T. Coleman

_ An assistant professor finds that teaching and grieving are a surprisingly well-matched pair _ p. It only took standing in front of a crowd of students for an hour and 15 minutes with my fly open to turn me —a bona fide member of the American intelligentsia —into…

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Notre Dame to receive six CASE awards

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) will present six awards to the University of Notre Dame at the organizations annual assembly July 15-17 inMiami. p. Notre Dame Magazine, the Universitys quarterly alumni publication, earned five awards, including two gold medals for the best article of the…

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All students in London accounted for and safe

Author: Dennis Brown

None of the more than 100 University of Notre Dame students studying inLondonthis summer was injured in the terrorist attacks in the city Thursday (July 7). p. All of the 77 students enrolled inNotre DameLawSchools London Summer Program, as well as faculty and staff, have been accounted for and…

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Architecture professor receives international award

Author: Julie Hail Flory

David Mayernik, associate professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, has received a 2005 Palladio Award for his design of the M. Crist Fleming Library at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) in Collina d’Oro, Canton Ticino, Switzerland. p. Honored in the category of new design and…

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund leader to address ACE graduates

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Sara Martinez Tucker, president and chief executive officer of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, will be the principal speaker Saturday (July 9) at 2 p.m. at the 10 th annual graduation ceremony for 82 volunteer teachers in the University of Notre DamesAlliancefor Catholic Education (ACE) program. p. Notre Dames president,…

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Undergraduate research expands boundaries of learning

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Why has violence so often been a political tool of choice inNorthern Ireland? p. Can dominant tamarin cotton-top monkeys repress the reproductive development of subordinate monkeys? p. How can the media tactics employed by John F. Kennedy in his 1960 bid for the presidency help the next Catholic presidential…

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Asian Pacific Alumni mark 10-year anniversary with awards

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dames Asian Pacific Alumni (APA) marked its 10-year anniversary by presenting newly established awards to 34 people last month. p. Both the Distinguished and Exemplary Asian Pacific Alumni of Notre Dame Awards recognize commitment to God, country and Notre Dame through accomplishments, service and leadership….

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Technology transfer director appointed in Office of Research

Author: William G. Gilroy

Elizabeth P. Spencer, project manager and licensing officer for technology transfer atCarnegieMellonUniversity, has been named director of technology transfer for the University of Notre DamesGraduateSchool. p. We are pleased and excited that Liz Spencer will be joining our Office of Research team,said Michael T. Edwards, assistant vice president and…

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