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Symposium to examine Dead Sea Scrolls debates

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ReadingBetween the Lines: Scripture and Community in the Dead Sea Scrollsis the title of a symposium Sunday and Monday (March 5 and 6) in the auditorium of McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame.Sponsored by the Department of Theology and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts,…

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Passing on enduring lessons of leadership

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Back when he was a Notre Dame undergraduate in the late 1960s, Leo Burke and his buddies would sometimes make a late-night excursion up to theMainBuildingoffice of University President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh. p. As Burke recalls,We would talk a few minutes with Father Ted and then he would…

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Early humans on the menu

Author: William G. Gilroy

It is a widely accepted view in both research and popular literature: our ancient ancestors were hunters; aggressive, competitive and natural killers. ThisMan the Hunteridea has long influenced our understanding of human evolution, resulting in a focus on competition, aggression and even war. p. However, new research by Agustin…

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Committee for gay and lesbian students reorganized

Author: Dennis Brown

The Standing Committee on Gay and Lesbian Student Needs at the University of Notre Dame has been restructured, including the addition of a student co-chair and the adoption of a new name, according to Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., vice president for student affairs. p. The changes follow a…

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Notre Dame students form tax SWAT team

Author: Tim Masterton

Student tax-preparers from the University of Notre Dame and Saint Marys College will be available to call on taxpayers who are unable to visit the Universitys Tax Assistance Program (TAP) preparation centers. p. The SWAT (Students Working at Taxes) team is part of the Vivian Harrington Gray Tax Assistance…

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Director of White House Faith-Based Initiatives Office to speak

Author: Shannon Chapla

Jim Towey, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, will deliver a lecture titled “Compassion forAmericas Poor: What Happens When God and Government Mix?” at4 p.m.Tuesday (Feb. 28) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.The lecture is free and…

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Tuition, room and board announced for 2006-07

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Undergraduate tuition at the University of Notre Dame will increase 5.8 percent for the 2006-07 academic year to $33,407, and average room and board rates will be $8,730 for a combined total cost of $42,137. p. In a letter to parents and guardians of students returning for the next…

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Notre Dame students to speak and present at service conference

Author: Tim Masterton

FiveUniversity of Notre Dame students will be representing the University at the 22 nd annual Campus Outreach Opportunity League (C.O.O.L.) Idealist National Conference March 3 to 5 atVanderbiltUniversityinNashville,Tenn. p. Kamaria Porter, a senior history major, will deliver one of two student keynote addresses at the conference and speak on…

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Summer Experience to offer opera and song track

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Summer Experience, a University of Notre Dame study program for academically gifted high school students, will expand this year to offer a new track in opera and song. p. Under the leadership of acclaimed tenor Mark Beudert, visiting assistant professor of opera at Notre Dame, the track will introduce…

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Adobe Web site features article on ND Haiti Program

Author: Shannon Chapla

A group of University of Notre Dame graphic design students who used Adobe software in their collaboration with the Universitys Haiti Program, is currently featured in an article in the education section of Adobe’s main Web site. p. The principal goal of Notre Dames Haiti Program is to eliminate…

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ND ReSource: Law professor sees abortion case as crucial

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The U.S. Supreme Courts agreement earlier this week to hear the Gonzales v. Carhart abortion case will have a decisive impact on a divisive issue, according to O. Carter Snead, associate professor of law in the University of Notre Dame Law School. p. It is impossible to overstate the…

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Collegiate Jazz Festival to feature all-star band

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame will host its 48 th annual Collegiate Jazz Festival from March 1 to 4 (Wednesday to Saturday), co-headlined by the 2006 African American Jazz Caucus/Historically Black Colleges and Universities Student All-star Big Band. p. The all-star band, which is organized by the International Association…

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Microsoft vice president to give engineering lecture

Author: William G. Gilroy &Ann Yackshaw

Ron Markezich, chief information officer and vice president of managed solutions for Microsoft Corp., will deliver a public lecture at12:50 p.m.March 3 (Friday) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. His talk,Directions in Information Technology,is part of the Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series presented by Notre…

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Sister Teresa Benedicta explains it all for you

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Whether or not it be a sign of the movements intellectual vitality, contemporary culture seems to contain as many versions of feminism as it does feminists, if not females.This phenomenon has been conspicuous at Notre Dame recently during a fervent campus-wide discussion initiated by the Universitys president, Rev. John…

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Father Jarret appointed superior of Holy Cross ND community

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C., rector of Keough Hall, has been appointed superior of the Holy Cross community at Notre Dame, according to Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C., provincial superior of theIndianaProvinceof the Congregation of Holy Cross. p. In addition to ministerial responsibility for the nearly 80 Holy Cross…

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Sister Dunn appointed assistant VP for student affairs

Author: Dennis Brown

Sister Susan Dunn, O.P., rector of Lyons Hall, has been named assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1. p. Sue brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position,said Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., vice president for student affairs.She is…

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Robinson Center celebrates 5th anniversary

Author: Shannon Chapla and Gail Mancini

The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) will celebrate its fifth anniversary Friday (Feb. 24) from5:30to7:30 p.m.Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame, the center is located at921 N. Eddy St.,South Bend. p. The celebration will feature guest speakers Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, and South Bend…

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At Religious Universities, Disputes Over Faith and Academic Freedom

Author: Neela Banerjee

A gay film festival opened at the University of Notre Dame last week with a sold-out showing of “Brokeback Mountain.” On Valentine’s Day, Notre Dame students staged a production of “The Vagina Monologues.” p. Though the events have been held for the past few years, it may have been…

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Tsui to lecture on art and architecture

Author: Tim Masterton

Liliane Tsui, one ofHong Kongs leading commercial artists, will present a lecture titledAligning Art with ArchitectureFeb. 22 (Wednesday) at4:30 p.m.in Room 104 of Bond Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. Sponsored by Notre Dame’sSchoolofArchitectureand Snite Museum of Art, the lecture is free and open to the public….

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Mendoza College to present “Ten Years Hence” lecture series

Author: Tim Masterton

The University of Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business will present a series of lectures this spring focusing on the major forces that shape political, technological, social and competitive environments. p. TitledTen Years Hence,lectures in the series will take place at10:40 a.m.inMendozas Jordan Auditorium.Each session is free and open…

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Battling parents leave scars on kids

Author: Peggy O'Crowley

Whether they’re screaming or steaming, warring parents have a long-lasting, negative effect on their children’s development. p. A group of studies that looked at children at different ages and over time found that both kinds of parental conflict, outright hostility or giving each other the cold shoulder, caused anxiety…

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Journalist Gabriel Meyer to speak Feb.23 on Sudanese war

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Gabriel Meyer, author of the recently published bookWar and Faith inSudan,will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 (Thurs.) in Room 131 of the University of Notre Dames DeBartolo Hall. p. Sudan, a desert nation of 35 million and the largest country on the African continent, has been…

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Historian adds twist to Crusades

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Paul Cobb appreciates the power of perspective.As a historian, its central to his discipline. As a historian of Christian/Muslim relations in a post-9/11 world, its a teaching tool he brings to class thats as important as pen and paper. p. One of the classes the Notre Dame associate professor…

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Black Koffeehouse Feb. 17 to feature poetry, dance, music

Author: Julie Flory and Jennifer Monahan

The Black Cultural Arts Council (BCAC) at the University of Notre Dame will host its 12 th annual Black Koffeehouse at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17) in the ballroom of theLaFortuneStudentCenter. Admission is $6 and tickets are available at the door. p. The event will feature an eclectic selection…

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O’Donnell named to U.N. Democracy Fund board

Author: Tim Masterton

Guillermo ODonnell, the Helen Kellogg Chair in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to the advisory board of the newly created United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). p. ODonnell is one of only three members individually designated to the board, as appointed by the secretary…

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Eighth annual Carnaval celebration comes to campus

Author: Tim Masterton

The spirited music and dance ofBrazilcome to the University of Notre Dame as the Kellogg Institute for International Studies presents its eighth annual Carnaval celebration Feb. 24 (Friday) at 8 p.m.in Notre Dames South Dining Hall p. This years Carnaval will feature food, professional Brazilian dancers and the samba…

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ND ReSource: Internet firms face ethical dilemma in China

Author: Dennis Brown

The agreements by Google, Yahoo and other Internet companies to bow to Chinese censorship demands create a tradeoff problem, according to Robert Audi, the Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. p. American companies should not strengthen regimes that suppress freedom and violate other human…

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Israeli philosopher to deliver Yoder lecture

Author: Shannon Chapla & Julie Titone

Internationally known Israeli philosopher Avishai Margalit will be the featured speaker at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studiesannual John Howard Yoder Dialogues on Religion, Nonviolence and Peace at11 a.m.Monday (Feb. 20) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. p. Margalits talk, titledThe…

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Latino art, poetry project encouraged by NEA chair

Author: Shannon Chapla

A first-of-its-kind plan to blend original Latino artwork and poetry was born during the 2003 visit to Notre Dame by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) chairman Dana Gioia. p. The internationally acclaimed poet, critic and educator, who came to campus at the request of the Creative Writing Program…

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