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Cushwa Center to celebrate 30th anniversary

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dames Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism will celebrate its 30 th anniversary Sept. 9 (Friday) and 10 (Saturday) with a lecture and seminar. p. Patrick Allitt ofEmoryUniversitywill give a lecture onCatholics and the Intellectual Life in Late 20 th Century Americaat4 p.m.Sept….

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Notre Dame Press publishes essays on Burke by Seamus Deane

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Foreign Affections: Essays on Edmund Burke,by Seamus Deane, Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies at Notre Dame, was published this month by theUniversityofNotre Dame Press. p. The collection concerns the career and writings of 18 th century British statesman and political thinker Edmund Burke and his understanding…

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James Darsey to address Law School symposium

Author: Michael O. Garvey

James Darsey, professor of communication atGeorgiaStateUniversity, will give a lecture onCosmopolitanism and the Location of Moral Argument in a Post-Prophetic Worldat4 p.m.Sept. 8 (Thursday) in theHesburghCenterauditorium. p. Darseys scholarly research concerns rhetorical criticism, critical methods, social movement rhetoric and the relationship between rhetoric and place.In his award-winning book,The Prophetic…

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ND ReSource: Katrina not a major blow to overall economy

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Even if the destruction from Hurricane Katrina matches that of Hurricane Andrew – which topped $25 billion in 1992 – the losses are only a portion of the totalU.S.gross domestic product (GDP) of about $12 trillion, and the effects on the overall economy are likely to be small, according…

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Higgins Center Labor Film Series to begin Sept. 12

Author: Shannon Chapla

The fifth annual Higgins Center Labor Film Series at the University of Notre Dame will begin Sept. 12 (Monday) with the presentation ofSalt of the Earthat4:30 p.m.in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies. p. A revolutionary, 94-minute film that served as a restaging of the events surrounding a vicious…

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New Antibiotics Successful against Superbugs

Author: Sarah Graham

The misuse and overuse of antibiotics has led to the rise of so-called superbugs—bacteria that have developed a resistance to widely used antibiotics and pose a threat to public health. Scientists have thus been investigating alternative treatment options. At a presentation given yesterday at a national meeting of the…

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Mass for Hurricane victims at 5:15 p.m. today

Author: Notre Dame News

A Mass for the intentions of those affected by Hurricane Katrina will be offered today (Monday) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 5:15 p.m.All members of the Notre Dame community are invited to share in this liturgy.A number of families of both students and alumni live within…

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Guatemalan human rights activist to receive Notre Dame Prize

Author: Dennis Brown and Kelly Roberts

Guatemalan human rights activist Helen Mack Chang has been awarded the 2005 Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service inLatin Americaby the University of Notre Dames Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The award will be presented Sept. 7 (Wednesday) at a ceremony inGuatemala City. p. Mack is the founder…

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Muslim banned from US offered post at Oxford

Author: Express India Reporter

London, August 27: A Muslim scholar banned from the United States is to take up a post at Britain’s prestigious University of Oxford, his college said today. p. “Professor Ramadan is an internationally-recognised scholar,” St Antony’s College, Oxford, said in a statement.p. "He was named by Time magazine as…

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Anthropologist publishes new book on Haitian migration, vodou

Author: Shannon Chapla

University of Notre Dame anthropologist Karen Richman examines the nature and centrality of religion for Haitian migrants toSouth Floridain a new book titled “Migration and Vodou,” published by University Press of Florida as part of the New World Diasporas series. p. Discrediting myths of exotic and primitive vodou long…

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Annual lecture series to focus on business ethics

Author: Dennis Brown

Whether schools of business are to blame for recent scandals in corporateAmericawill be discussed Aug. 31 (Wednesday) in the first of six lectures on business ethics to be presented this fall at the University of Notre Dame. p. Business Schools are Partially to Blame for the Corporate Ethics Scandals:…

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ND ReSource: Bush must repair relations with Venezuela

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame political scientist Michael Coppedge says Rev. Pat Robertsons call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias has actually given legitimacy to Chavezs past claims. p. The author ofStrong Parties and Lame Ducks: Presidential Patriarchy and Factionalism inVenezuela,Coppedge said Robertsons remarkstrengthens Chavez’s hand. He has been…

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Lecture series to examine nuclear weapons and warfare

Author: William G. Gilroy

David Kay, leader of the U.S. effort to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, will be among the featured speakers in a fall semester lecture series at the University of Notre Dame titledThoughts on the Unthinkable: Perspectives on Nuclear Weapons and Warfare. p. The series, which is free…

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World leaders to ask "Why God?" at Notre Dame Forum Sept. 22

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A panel of world leaders will convene at the University of Notre Dame on Sept. 22 (Thursday) in a forum that provides an academic cornerstone to the inauguration of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as the University’s 17th president. p. Titled "Why God? Understanding Religion and Enacting Faith in…

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Research funding continues to grow

Author: William G. Gilroy

Continuing a trend of strong growth, incoming University of Notre Dame research dollars topped the $80 million mark for the first time during the 2004-05 fiscal year. Notre Dame faculty earned more than 400 research awards and $80.8 million in externally sponsored research funding during the last fiscal year….

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Bruce Hornsby to appear Sept. 16 in Performing Arts Center

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Rock pianist Bruce Hornsby will perform at the University of Notre Dame at 9 p.m.Sept. 16 (Friday) in the Leighton Concert Hall of theDeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts. p. Admission is $55 for the general public, $47 for Notre Dame faculty and staff and senior citizens, and $20 for all…

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Harry Potter and the Web Wizard of Knott Hall

Author: Julie Hail Flory

At first glance, Emerson Spartz looks like any other incoming Notre Dame freshman. Tall and trim, bright-eyed and quick-witted, he seems like your typical 18-year-old about to enter college. p. But appearances can be deceiving. This is no ordinary Muggle. p. Spartz is the creator and mastermind behind MuggleNet…

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Web-based Agenda to merge University calendars of events

Author: Matthew V. Storin

Whats on the AGENDA? p. This will be a question asked often on campus beginning next month when Notre Dame inaugurates a new, unified, Web-based calendar system that will list events for all segments of the University community. p. Not to be confused with Corporate Time, which is for…

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New dean gears up to smooth first year for new students

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Hugh Page Jr. has been, and is, a man of many facets: blues harmonica player, translator of Hebrew texts, assistant mens tennis coach, newlywed, poet, Episcopal priest, theologian, black belt in karate. p. And these days, as the new dean of Notre Dames First Year of Studies, Page is…

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Morris series enters third season

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

ND Presents: Live at the Morris plans three shows at downtowns Morris Performing Arts Center featuring ballet, modern dance, and opera. p. The Russian National Ballet will performThe Sleeping Beautyat7:30 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 21. Based on the fairy tale classic, the performance will showcase Russias premier dancers, magnificent scenery and…

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DeBartolo schedule promises a full year

Author: Laura Moran

TheMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts will present 30 internationally renowned touring groups during its 2005-06 season. The schedule will focus on three musical genresclassical, world, and jazzbut will also include modern dance, touring theater, and bluegrass and popular music. p. The season opens Friday, Sept. 2 with the a capella…

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English professor wins book award

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Making Race Visible: Literacy Research for Cultural Understanding,a book co-edited by Stuart Greene, associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has received the 2005 Richard A. Meade Award for Research in English Education from the National Council of Teachers of English. p. Greene collaborated on the…

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University wins CIO Magazine’s “Bold 100” Award

Author: William G. Gilroy

CIO magazine announced today that the University of Notre Dame is a recipient of the 2005 CIO 100 award, an annual honor that recognizes organizations that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). p. The 2005 award theme, theBold 100,cites organizations that embrace…

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New book describes Notre Dame through its people

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Spirit of Notre Dame:Legends, Traditions, and Inspiration from One of Americas Most Beloved Universities,by Jeremy Langford and Jim Langford, is being published this month by Doubleday Books. p. A compendium of stories and quotations from legendary and ordinary denizens ofAmericas most celebrated Catholic university, the Langfordsbook attempts to…

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Two seniors awarded Goldwater scholarships

Author: William G. Gilroy

University of Notre Dame seniors Patricia Engel fromKailua,Hawaii, and Leonidas Stellakis fromSouth Plainfield,N.J., have been awarded scholarships for the 2005-06 academic year from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. p. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields…

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Southern side of campus has a new look

Author: Shannon Chapla

For those who have been away from the University of Notre Dame campus for awhile, the drive in on the south side looks very different.The most obvious change is the realignment ofAngela BoulevardandEdison RoadbetweenIvy Roadon the east andNotre Dame Avenueto the west.The old roadway between those points has been…

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Architecture professor examines Roman temples in new book

Author: Julie Hail Flory

John Stamper, associate professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, analyzes the evolution and development of Roman temples in his new book, “The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire,” published recently by Cambridge University Press. p. In the book, Stamper explores Roman temple…

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ACE invigorates Catholic schools

Author: Michael O. Garvey

According to an institutional commonplace, Notre Dame is a place wherethe Catholic Church does her thinking,but this year the University marks a 10 th anniversary which agreeably demonstrates that its service to the Church is not always so passive. p. Founded in 1994 by Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C.,…

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Michiana to welcome Father Jenkins during Sept. 7 reception

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Michiana community will officially welcome Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as the 17 th president of the University of Notre Dame during a reception Sept. 7 (Wednesday) from3:30to5 p.m.at the HealthWorks KidsMuseum in the Memorial Leighton Healthplex,111 W. Jefferson St.,South Bend. p. New members of Father Jenkinsadministration, including…

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