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New committee to develop campus environmental policies

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

John Affleck-Graves, executive vice president of the University of Notre Dame, has reconstituted a group of faculty, staff and students called the Energy&Environmental Committee, whose members are to be directly involved in developing and promoting the Universitys environmental policies, including air quality and energy conservation. p. James Lyphout, vice…

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Notre Dame’s philosophy department ranks high in biennial survey

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dames philosophy department has been placed 13 th in the rankings of the Philosophical Gourmet, a biennial on-line peer review of graduate departments in philosophy. p. We have long enjoyed a high ranking in the Philosophical Gourmet,said Paul J. Weithman, chair and professor of philosophy.This…

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Accountancy programs ranked among nation’s top four

Author: Arlette Saenz

The undergraduate and graduate accountancy programs in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business are ranked fourth nationwide in an annual survey of academic quality by the industry newsletter Public Accounting Report (PAR). p. In both the undergraduate and graduate surveys, Notre Dame was rated only behind…

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Student volunteers help raise $11,300 in Fair Trade Sale

Author: Shannon Chapla

University of Notre Dame student volunteers who organized the Fair Trade Sale during International Education Week earlier this month, helped raise $11,300, which will directly benefit artisans from developing countries whose hand-crafted gift items (from Ten Thousand Villages) were sold on campus. p. Students representing numerous campus groups and…

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At 20 years old, Kroc Institute is ‘seeding the field’ for peace worldwide

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

A cake with candles might seem the natural complement to the celebration marking the 20 th anniversary of Notre Dames Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. But for Scott Appleby, the Regan Director of the institute, a world map with pushpins400 of themwould better symbolize its progress….

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New York Times managing editor serving as Keifer Visitor in Journalism

Author: Dennis Brown

Jill Abramson, managing editor of The New York Times, is visiting the University of Notre Dame this week as the Keifer Visitor in Journalism. p. Abramson, who has held her current position since 2003, is speaking in classes as well as meeting with students and faculty in the John…

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Campus memorial Mass for Caitlin Brann to be held Dec. 4

Author: Arlette Saenz

A campus memorial Mass for Caitlin Brann will be held Dec. 4 (Monday) at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.Branns parents will be in attendance. p. A senior marketing major at Notre Dame, Brann died Nov. 10 in an automobile…

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Junior energized by disabled at Camp Friendship

Author: Arlette Saenz

The celebrated days of summer camp – swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and campfires – run through the memories of our youth.But often times, we might take these simple summer activities for granted.Many children with disabilities have never had the opportunity to partake in these bouts of fun. p….

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Notre Dame ReSource: Professor Joseph Amar calls pope’s trip a “calculated risk”

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Pope Benedictstrip to Turkey this week is something of a calculated risk,according to Rev. Joseph Amar, professor of classics and concurrent professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. p. The trip was planned well before theRegensburgspeech,Father Amar said, referring to the popes controversial remarks inGermanyearlier this year.Although…

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ND ReSource: Anti-Muslim tensions in Europe require context

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What appear to be growing anti-Muslim feelings in some European countries must be considered within the larger context of immigration in general in order to be fully understood, according to Anthony Messina, a University of Notre Dame political scientist who studies the politics of ethnicity, race and immigration inWestern…

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Center for Ethics and Culture to host conference on modernity

Author: Michael O. Garvey

What clearly stands behind the modern eras demand for freedom is the promise:You will be like God,wrote theologian Joseph Ratzinger a few years before he became Pope Benedict XVI.The implicit goal of all modern freedom is, in the end, to be like a god, dependent on nothing and nobody…Being…

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Father Streit named global health research ambassador

Author: William G. Gilroy

Rev. Thomas G. Streit, C.S.C., director of the University of Notre Dames Haiti Program, has been named to the inaugural class of ambassadors in the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research. p. The class, which was selected by an advisory council that included three Nobel laureates, consists…

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Poet Charles Bernstein to present Ward-Phillips Lectures

Author: Arlette Saenz

Charles Bernstein, a renowned figure in innovative American poetics, will deliver a lecture series titledThe Attack of the Difficult Poems: Poetics, Technology, Inventionfrom Nov. 27 to 29 (Monday to Wednesday) in the auditorium of the University of Notre DamesHesburghCenterfor International Studies.The events are free and open to the public….

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Study abroad programs rank 6th nationally

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame has the sixth-highest percentage of students participating in study abroad programs among American research universities, according to a recently released report from the Institute of International Education (IIE). p. In 2004-05, the most recent academic year for which statistics are available, 57.9 percent of…

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Historian Father Miscamble reassesses the Cold War

Author: Michael O. Garvey

OnApril 23, 1945, 11 days after the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his successor, Harry S. Truman, met with Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, the foreign minister of theSoviet Union.According to one contemporary journalist, the meeting was remarkable for being the first time Molotov had everheardMissourimule drivers language. p. This…

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Notre Dame ReSource: New video game “Bully” as harmful as name suggests

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The recent release of the new video gameBullyhas rallied troops from both sides of the fence, with critics labeling it aColumbine simulatorand proponents calling itjust political gamesmanshipthat isimaginative and funny. p. Though the premise of the game – set in a Northeastern boarding school where nerds live in fear…

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Physics Department member appointed to National Academies Study Committee

Author: William G. Gilroy

Phillip A. Sakimoto, the professional specialist for outreach and diversity in the University of Notre Dames Department of Physics, has been appointed by the National Research Council of the National Academies to serve on a study committee charged by Congress with evaluating the NASAs pre-college science, mathematics and technology…

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Historian MacCormack explores cultural impact of Spanish conquest of Peru in new book

Author: Shannon Chapla and Kelly Roberts

Sabine G. MacCormack, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has published a new book that challenges long-held assumptions about the cultural impact of the Spanish conquest ofPeru. p. Published by Princeton University Press, the book, titledOn the Wings of…

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Dreaming of justice amidst “the Troubles”

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Historians, social scientists, and saloon commentators will continue to quibble over the terms:Religious conflict, sectarian violence, civil war, delirious butchery, revolution, or a cluster of unprintable expletives.Whatever it is that went on and on and spilled so much blood in the north of Ireland between the late 1960s and…

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New books by FTT faculty span Germany, Hollywood

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Two faculty members in the University of Notre Dames Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) have recently published books highlighting the diverse topics of German womens writing and Hollywood opinion polls. * Performance and Femininity in Eighteenth-Century German Womens Writing: The Impossible Actby Wendy Arons, assistant professor of…

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Environmental symposium scheduled for Nov. 16

Author: William G. Gilroy

The fifth annual Symposium on Notre Dame Environmental Education and Research (NDEER) will be held Thursday (Nov. 16) from8:30 a.m.to4 p.m.in the McKenna Hall auditorium. TitledForging Integrative Solutions: Challenges in Disease, Water Quality and Pollution,the symposium is sponsored by Notre Dames Center for Aquatic Conservation, the GLOBES program, and…

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Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

Author: Sara Woolf

R. Scott Appleby, professor of history and the John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding, and A. Rashied Omar, assistant professor of Islamic studies and peacebuilding, delivered the most recent lecture in the University…

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Notre Dame athletes paint to promote healing

Author: Shannon Chapla

Artwork created by University of Notre Dame student-athletes to help promote healing atSaint JosephRegionalMedicalCenterinSouth Bend, will be on display Monday (Nov. 20) from9 a.m.to5 p.m.in the Eck VisitorsCenter on campus.The public is invited to view and help complete the artwork. p. PaintFest,co-sponsored by the hospital, the Notre Dame Alumni…

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Aerospace and defense industry executive to deliver engineering lecture

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Steven F. Dwyer, chief operating officer for the Rolls-Royce Corp. facility inIndianapolis, will deliver a talk in the University of Notre Dames Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series at12:50 p.m.Friday (Nov. 17) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium. p. TiltedAerospace: Cutting-edge Technology, Gut-wrenching Negotiations…A Career Worth Having,the lecture is designed primarily for…

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Folk Choir to perform annual Concert for the Missions

Author: Shannon Chapla

TheUniversityofNotre Dame Folk Choirwill perform its 13 th annual Concert for the Holy Cross Missions titledThe Faces of Maryat9 p.m.Saturday (Nov. 18) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus.The event is free and open to the public. p. The concert is performed each year to support the…

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Alumni Association honors military career of 1971 graduate

Author: Shannon Chapla

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jack J. Samar Jr., a decorated air wing commander in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and 1971 University of Notre Dame graduate, will receive the Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., Award during a ceremony at the Notre Dame-Army football game Saturday (Nov.18). p. Honored for…

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Campus Ministry to sponsor holiday season events

Author: Arlette Saenz

TheUniversityofNotre Dame Officeof Campus Ministry will host two musical events during the holiday season. p. The first will be an Advent lessons and carols service Dec. 3 (Sunday) at 7:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus. Admission is free and the event is open to…

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Conference to examine faith and health

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame will host a conference titledFaith and Health: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Dynamics of Religious Copingfrom Dec. 3 to 5 (Sunday to Tuesday) at McKenna Hall. p. The goal of the conference is to deepen the understanding of the connection between theological and social…

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VP search responds to “A New Beginning” report

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The University of Notre Dame is launching a national search for a vice president for research, reflecting a change in the administrative structure of graduate education and research designed to take the Universitys aspirations to the next level. p. The new structure splits the job of vice president for…

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Senior dies in auto accident on Indiana Toll Road

Author: Dennis Brown

Caitlin Brann, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, died early Friday morning (Nov. 10) in an automobile accident on theIndiana Toll RoadnearLaPorte,Ind.She was 22. p. On behalf of the entire Notre Dame community, I want to express our shock and deep sorrow at the passing of Caitlin…

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