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“Chicago” to perform Saturday with Notre Dame Marching Band

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The musical groupChicagowill join theUniversityofNotre Dame Marching Bandon the field for a halftime performance during the Notre Dame-University ofNorth Carolinafootball game on Saturday (Nov. 4). p. The marching band will incorporate the music ofChicagointo the show, which will feature original band members James Pankow, trombone; Lee Loughnane, trumpet; Robert…

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College Seminar: Becoming an educated person

Author: Carol C. Bradley

If you give me a million planets,one student argues,intelligence has to exist on one of them. p. Youre arguing probability,counters his classmate.Speculation. p. Welcome to a classroom debate about life on other planets. At this juncture, the optimiststhe believers in intelligent life in the universeare four; 11 others take…

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Irish poet and ND visiting professor Ní Dhomhnaill to give poetry reading

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Irish poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Naughton Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Irish Poetry at the University of Notre Dame, will read from her work at4 p.m.Thursday (Nov. 2) in the Hesburgh Librarys Carey Auditorium on campus. p. Among the most popular of the contemporary Irish poets, Ní…

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Yale ethicist Margaret Farley to speak on responses to AIDS

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Margaret A. Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics atYaleUniversity, will speak onGender, Faith, and Responses to HIV/AIDS in Africaat4:30 p.m.Wednesday (Nov. 1) in theUniversityofNotre Dame Law School Courtroom. p. Farley studies, teaches and writes about medical ethics, sexual ethics, social ethics, historical theological ethics, ethics and spirituality,…

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Kroc Institute celebrates 20th anniversary

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dames Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will celebrate its 20 th anniversary with several events beginning this weekend, including an academic conference on peacebuilding, the inauguration a professorship in peace studies, and a Mass for peace. ** p. At11 a.m.Saturday (Nov.4) in…

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Alumni Association hosts Excellence in Teaching conference

Author: Arlette Saenz

TheUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Associationwill host the 11th annual Excellence in Teaching conference Friday to Sunday (Oct. 27 to 29) in McKenna Hall. p. Fridays keynote address,Can Teachers Go to Heaven? Spirituality for Teachers,will be offered by Rev. Ronald J. Nuzzi, director of Notre DamesAlliancefor Catholic (ACE) Leadership Program. p….

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Archbishop of Lublin, Poland to visit Notre Dame, participate in two public events

Author: Arlette Saenz and Julie Hail Flory

Archbishop Józefyciski ofLublin,Polandwill visit the University of Notre Dame from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 (Tuesday to Friday) and on Nov. 1 will present the Universitys 2006 Nanovic Institute Distinguished European Lecture and participate in a public forum on evolution and Catholicism. Both events are free and open to…

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Senior is richer for living simply

Author: Arlette Saenz

Chopping wood, hauling water, lifting manure, community prayer three times a day:This is not your typical summer internship.Casey Stanton, a senior in Notre Dames Program of Liberal Studies with a peace studies minor, spent this past summer in ruralMassachusetts, waking up early each morning to complete these daily tasks….

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Notre Dame Prize recipient Helen Mack to deliver lecture Oct. 31

Author: Shannon Chapla

Helen Mack Chang, one ofGuatemala’s most vocal advocates for justice and reconciliation of the countrys 36-year civil war and last years recipient of the Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service inLatin America, will deliver a lecture at7 p.m.Oct. 31 (Tuesday) in the auditorium of the UniversitysHesburghCenterfor International Studies….

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ND ReSource: Pro-life Democrats are gaining, but still in minority

Author: Dennis Brown

Several high-profile races in the upcoming mid-term elections feature pro-life Democrats who are mounting more than respectable challenges to Republican incumbents. p. In thePennsylvaniasenatorial race, Democrat Bob Casey is leading by double digits over the Republican incumbent, Rick Santorum. Another pro-life Democrat, Col. Mike Weaver, is giving Rep. Ron…

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Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

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Michael Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science, delivered the most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dames Saturday Scholar Series,Completing the Constitution: The 14 th Amendment,on October 21.His presentation addressed James Madisons concerns that the Constitution somehow lacked features essential to its success, and how the…

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Hate Negative Political Ads All You Want. They Work.

Author: Justin Ewers

Study: “Confirmation and the Effects of Positive and Negative Political Advertising” p. Authors: Joan Phillips and Joel Urbany (Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame) and Thomas Reynolds (University of Texas-Dallas) p. Status: Under review p. Summary: Conventional wisdom has it that negative political ads only preach to the choir,…

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New book is first to highlight history of all varsity sports

Author: Shannon Chapla

A new book titledFighting Irish Legends, Lists and Lore,by Karen Croake Heisler, a faculty member in the University of Notre Dames Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is the first book to showcase the history of the Universitys varsity sports programs. p. The book, newly released from Sports Publishing…

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(Op-Ed) Reason and Faith at Harvard

Author: Rev. John I. Jenkins and Thomas Burish

What should a properly educated college graduate of the early 21st century know? p. A Harvard curriculum committee proposed an answer to that question this month, stating that, among other things, such a graduate should know "the role of religion in contemporary, historical, or future events — personal, cultural,…

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National Immigration Forum director to discuss pending legislation

Author: Shannon Chapla

Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, will deliver a lecture titledImmigration and the Midterm Electionsat5:30 p.m.Nov. 2 (Thursday) in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.The talk is free and open to the public. p. In conjunction with…

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Mark Noll appointed to McAnaney professorship at ND

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Mark Noll, former professor of religion and history atWheatonCollege, has been appointed Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. p. One of the nations foremost scholars of American religious and cultural history, Noll, who earned a doctoral degree in history fromVanderbiltUniversityin 1975, had been…

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Author to discuss “growing up black and Catholic in New Orleans”

Author: Shannon Chapla

Jo Anne Tardy, author ofA Light will Rise in the Darkness: Growing up Black and Catholic in New Orleans, will deliver a talk titledTranscending Boundariesat 7:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 23) in the Hammes Student Lounge of the Coleman-Morse Center at the University of Notre Dame.The talk is free and…

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New student group to host lectures against death penalty

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A new University of Notre Dame student organization, Notre Dame Against State Killing (NDASK), will host a series of Wednesday evening lectures on capital punishment beginning Wednesday (Nov. 1). p. A project of the Universitys Center for Social Concerns and office of Campus Ministry, NDASK describes itself as an…

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Philosopher/theologian to speak Oct. 24 on political Islam

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Rev. David B. Burrell, C.S.C, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Professor of Philosophy and Theology, will deliver a public lecture titledPeacemaking in the Holy Land: Political Islam,at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 24) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. p….

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Films and Faith series Oct. 27-29 to highlight saintly cinema

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame will present a film series titledFilms and Faith Weekend: Faces of the Saintfrom Oct. 27 to 29 (Friday to Sunday) in the Browning Cinema of the UniversitysDeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts. p. The series is presented by Notre Dames Departments of Theology and Film, Television…

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Unique emphasis spells success for journalism program

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For as long as she can remember, senior Katie Stuhldreher has wanted to be a foreign correspondent. With internship training inPrague,Sarajevo, and most recently at the Moscow News, her real-world experiences in journalism have reinforced her aspirations. p. A political science and Russian double major, Katie also is enrolled…

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“Forgotten” writers to be retrieved in lecture series

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Four Catholic writers whose once well-known works have become undeservedly obscure will be featured in the 2006 Catholic Culture Lectures sponsored by the University of Notre Dames Center for Ethics and Culture. p. TheforgottenCatholic writersSigrid Undset, Walter Miller, Jr., Georges Bernanos and Robert Hugh Bensonwill be discussed in a…

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ND receives national award for service to Katrina victims

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame was one of nine schools in the nation to receive a Katrina Compassion Award for Excellence in Hurricane Relief Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service. p. During the fall break some six weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast last…

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ND ReSource: Americans living longer - but can we live better?

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Early this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 17), the population of theUnited Statesswelled to 300 million, in part because of longer life expectancy. p. But while Americans are definitely living longer – the average man can expect to live about 72 years; the average woman about 75 years – they arent…

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Author, anti-apartheid activist Eddie Daniels to speak Oct. 24

Author: Shannon Chapla

Eddie Daniels, who spent 15 years in prison because of his defiance of South Africas apartheid policy, will deliver a lecture titledApartheid, Robben Island and Nelson Mandela: The Eddie Daniels Story,at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 24) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies at the University of Notre Dame….

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Hannah Storm to sign new book on campus Oct. 21

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Television broadcaster and University of Notre Dame alumna Hannah Storm will appear on campus to sign copies of her newly published book,Notre Dame Inspirations,from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 21) at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. p. The book, subtitledThe Universitys Most Successful Alumni Talk About Life, Spirituality,…

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to address ND conference

Author: Michael O. Garvey

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan will give the keynote address to a conference of academics, corporate executives, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government policymakers which will be convened at the University of Notre Dame from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14 (Sunday to Tuesday) p. Annan, who received…

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472 students to participate in fall break service-learning projects

Author: Shannon Chapla and Paul Horn

Students from the University of Notre Dame will venture to rural and urban areas across the United States during the University’s fall break (Oct. 14 to 20) to take part in a wide array of experiential and service-learning programs, including a new initiative in New Orleans. p. A record…

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MBA Program ranked 26th by BusinessWeek magazine

Author: Dennis Brown and Mary Hamann

The Mendoza College of Business MBA Program at the University of Notre Dame is ranked 26th in BusinessWeek magazines biennial survey of the top U.S. business schools. The rankings were announced Thursday (Oct.12) and will be available in the Oct. 23 edition on newsstands next week. p. The new…

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Don’t worry: Happiness conference attracts international scholars

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What is happiness?How do we measure happiness? What should be done to increase the amount of happiness in the world? p. These are some of the questions to be addressed Oct. 22 to 24 (Sunday to Tuesday) at an international conference at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall….

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