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New student leadership award to memorialize Ray Siegfried

Author: Michael O. Garvey

An award for student leadership has been established at the University of Notre Dame in honor of Ray Siegfried, a Trustee, alumnus and benefactor of the University who died last year after a long and courageous struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrigs Disease). p. The Ray Siegfried Award…

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Legal scholars and theologians to discuss Bible and Constitution

Author: Michael O. Garvey and Carol Jambor-Smith

University of Notre Dame law and theology faculty members will take part in a panel discussion onInterpreting the Bible and the Constitution: Similarities and Differencesat 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 2) in Room 121 of theNotre DameLawSchool. p. Discussion moderator Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and…

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Father Malloy reappointed to Notre Dame Australia board

Author: Tim Masterton

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, has been reappointed to the board of governors of theUniversityofNotre Dame Australia. p. In reappointing Father Malloy to the board through 2009, the trustees of Notre Dame Australia cited his numerous contributions to the university and…

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Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic to speak Feb. 6

Author: Tim Masterton

Robert Campbell, a Pulitzer Prize winner and veteran architecture critic for the Boston Globe, will present a lecture titledWhy Dont the Rest of Us Like the Buildings the Architects Like?at4:30 p.m.Feb. 6 (Monday) in Room 104 of Bond Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. Sponsored by Notre…

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ROTC major to help decide fate of detainees

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Gary Masapollo was to have been a panelist for the Jan. 31 discussionIraq: What Now?along with faculty from Notre Dames Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. But then his new orders arrived. p. Lieutenant Colonel Masapollo, assistant professor of military science and executive officer of the Notre Dame Army…

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Microlensing technique reveals small, rocky extrasolar planet

Author: William G. Gilroy &Joshua Chamot

David Bennett, a University of Notre Dame astrophysicist, is a member of an international team of astronomers that has discovered a potentially rocky, icy body that may be the smallest and coolest extrasolar planet yet found. p. The discovery was made using a technique calledgravitational microlensing,which may be an…

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ND ReSource: Scholars assess Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Pope Benedict XVIs first encyclical,Deus Caritas Est(God Is Love) was issued yesterday in seven languages.A 16,000 word teaching letter addressed to all Catholics, the encyclical has been widely anticipated as an indication of the new popes concerns, understandings and inclinations, and of how he hopes to exercise his ministry….

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O’Donnell honored for lifetime achievement to political science

Author: Tim Masterton

Guillermo ODonnell, the Helen Kellogg Chair in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the International Political Science Association (IPSA). p. ODonnell, the first-ever recipient of the award, is being recognized for the impact of his scholarly work on…

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Gigot Center receives $100,000 from Nasdaq Educational Foundation

Author: Dennis Brown

The Nasdaq Stock Market Educational Foundation Inc. has created a $100,000 endowment at the University of Notre Dame in support of the annual business plan competitions sponsored by the UniversitysGigotCenterfor Entrepreneurial Studies. p. The Nasdaq Educational Foundation Endowment for Excellence will be directed toward the development of a training…

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Professor “knighted” by French education ministry

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Catherine Perry, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed a Chevalier (knight) in the Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Ministry of National Education. p. Created in 1808 by Napoleon I, the Palmes Academiques originally was designed to honor…

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Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas to be celebrated at Basilica Mass

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of students and universities, will be observed at the University of Notre Dame with a vigil Mass at5:15 p.m.Friday (Jan. 27) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. p. Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology, will…

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Sociologist Jorge Bustamante is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jorge A. Bustamante, Eugene P. and Helen Conley Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize byMexico’s Congress. p. Bustamante, a native ofTijuanawho earned his masters and doctoral degrees from Notre Dame in 1970 and 1975, respectively, has been…

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Two million and counting

Author: Carol C. Bradley

EckCenteris a kind of ‘campus living room p. Freshman Jim Zenker was showing some out-of-town family around campus on the Saturday of the Notre Dame/Syracuse game when they stopped by the Eck VisitorsCenter. He received a surprising warm welcome when he was greeted as the centers two-millionth visitor….

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Panelists to ask again, “Iraq: What Now?”

Author: Julie Titone &Dennis Brown

In November 2004, 20 months after theUnited Statesoverthrew Saddam Husseins dictatorship, three University of Notre Dame experts with differing viewpoints met to address the question:Should theU.S.withdraw, stay the course, or engage more deeply inIraq?Now, another 15 months later, the panelists will meet again, at4:15 p.m.Jan. 31 (Tuesday), to ponder…

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Winter Career and Internship Fair to be held Feb. 1

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame will host its 2006 Winter Career and Internship Fair from4to8 p.m.Feb. 1 (Wednesday) in theJoyceCenterfieldhouse. Sponsored by the University’sCareerCenter, the event is free and open to students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College,HolyCrossCollegeand other area colleges and universities. p. Some 165 employers and more…

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Lectures to focus on Notre Dame as "Think Tank of America"

Author: Julie Hail Flory

U.S. Circuit Judge William Pryor Jr. of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will present the opening lecture in a series of presentations beginning this week at the University of Notre Dame to promote the University’s role as a national Catholic think tank. p. Pryor will present his lecture,…

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Happy to get their hands dirty

Author: Michelle Krupa

Standing in her Lakeview home, Gerry Heigle recently surveyed the progress of 13 students from the University of Notre Dame who had spent the previous three days — among the last of their four-week winter break — tearing out moldy Sheetrock, rotting carpet and a zillion rusting nails that…

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SUB to host an evening with Father Hesburgh

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dames Student Union Board will presentAn Evening with Fr. Ted Hesburghat 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 26) in 101 DeBartolo Hall. p. Open to members of the Notre Dame, Saint Marys and Holy Cross communities, the event will begin with a presentation ofGod, Country, Notre Damea…

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Lecture series on Caribbean migration to begin Jan. 31

Author: Shannon Chapla

Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones , Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish at Princeton University, will open the Notre Dame Institute for Latino Studiesspring lecture seriesEncuentro Caribeño: Puerto Rico isla frontera, Cuba y República Dominicana todas islas peregrinas ("Caribbean Encounters: Puerto Rico Border Island, Cuba and Dominican Republic all Islands on the…

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Sparks Prize winner to read from debut novel Jan. 25

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Angela Hur, the 2005 winner of the University of Notre Dames Sparks Prize, awarded annually to a student in the Universitys Creative Writing Program, will read from her first novel,The Queens of K-Town,at7:30 p.m.Wednesday (Jan. 25) in the Hospitality Room of the South Dining Hall on campus. p. Sponsored…

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ND ReSource: More companies bail on pensions; employees left to fend for selves

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IBM recently has joined the growing list of companies deserting traditional pension plans for new employees, turning instead to 401(k) plans – a move employers say will give them more stability and predictability in funding retirement accounts, but one that could have serious financial implications for employees, according to…

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Irish student-athletes are No. 1 in federal graduation rate survey

Author: Dennis Brown

The graduation rate for student-athletes at the University of Notre Dame is the highest in the nation among Division I-A colleges and universities in an annual federal report for the Department of Education, and is the second-highest in a new survey developed by the NCAA. p. Notre Dames federal…

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U.S. expert: Catholic history could be relevant to Muslim struggles

Author: CNS Reporter

ROME (CNS) — The story of the Catholic Church’s embrace of religious liberty may have relevance to the current internal struggles of the Muslim world, said a U.S. expert on church affairs. p. Scott Appleby, director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University…

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Asian Film Festival to explore humanism, political divides

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame will welcome filmmakers and scholars to campus Feb.3 to 6(Friday to Monday) for its annual Asian Film Festival and conference, this year titled “Humanism Before Ideology.” p. The event will showcase four films from greaterAsiaand include an academic forum of internationally renowned scholars, who…

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Notre Dame biologists help Shedd Aquarium develop invasive species exhibit

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new exhibit at Chicagos Shedd Aquarium that University of Notre Dame biologists helped develop brings Midwesterners face-to-face with some newand unwelcomeneighbors: Asian carp, snakehead, gobies and other invasive species now residing in theGreat Lakes. p. We are so pleased to partner with the Shedd Aquarium,said David Lodge, a…

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Trustees to confer honorary degrees during meetings in Rome

Author: Dennis Brown and Gail Hinchion Mancini

TheUniversityofNotre Dame Boardof Trustees will confer two honorary degrees in early February when it holds its annual winter meetings inRome. p. L. Francis Rooney III, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, and the Most Rev. Rino Fisichella, auxiliary bishop ofRomeand rector ofSt. JohnLateranUniversity, will receive honorary doctor of laws…

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University establishes Task Force on Asian Studies

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has created a new task force to examine issues and explore resources and cross-disciplinary educational opportunities inAsia, according to Thomas G. Burish, University provost. p. The Provost’s Task Force on Asian Studies will undertake a "systematic analysis of the opportunities, costs, risks, priorities and…

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Medicines taking sting out of side effects

Author: David Rumbach

No wonder chemotherapy can be hard to take. p. The very first chemical ever used to fight cancer was, believe it or not, mustard gas. p. Since then, physicians have found ways to ease patients’ suffering from many, but not all, of the harsh side effects. p. They have…

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Allan Greenberg to receive 2006 Driehaus Prize

Author: Kara Kelly and Julie Hail Flory

TheUniversityofNotre Dame School of Architecturewill present the fourth annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture to renowned architect Allan Greenberg in a ceremony March 25 (Saturday) at the University Club of Chicago, in recognition of his “commitment to progressive ideas that advance classical ideals.” p. The prize, which…

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