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Lectures to examine religious faith in Hollywood

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Three lectures on the role of Christian religious belief in the production and distribution of contemporary film and television programming will be given at the University of Notre Dame in April. p. The lectures,Hollywood: Mission Field or Mission Impossible?are sponsored by Notre Dames Center for Ethics and Culture as…

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National Youth Sports Program to continue despite federal cuts

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame, home since 1991 to the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP), will continue the program this summer on a limited basis despite the elimination of federal funding. p. NYSP will be held from June 15 to July 14 on campus, and registration will take place…

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Business dean Carolyn Woo to receive honorary degree

Author: Tim Masterton

Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business and Ray and Milann Siegfried Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will receive an honorary degree from Providence College in Providence, R.I., during its commencement exercises May 21 (Sunday). p. A widely…

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Panel to explore dramatization of Bible, Wilde's "Salome"

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Throughout the centuries, the Bible has served as the inspiration for countless plays, films and a wide range of performances. A panel of academic experts will examine the significance of this practice from historical, academic and practical perspectives in a discussion titled “Dramatizing the Bible” on Monday (April 3)…

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Palliative care conference scheduled for April 6-7

Author: William G. Gilroy

The seventh annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference, titledAdvances in Supportive and Palliative Care,will be held April 6 and 7 (Thursday and Friday) at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall. p. The conference will begin at7 p.m.Thursday with a free public lecture,But I Didnt Say Goodbye,by Barbara Rubel,…

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Basilica’s bells to ring in memory of Knute Rockne

Author: Dennis Brown

The 75 th anniversary of the death of legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne will be marked Friday morning (March 31) by the ringing of bells in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus. p. The bells will ring for five minutes beginning at 10:45 a.m., the…

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First in series of accountancy conferences to be held in Georgia

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Center for Accounting Research and Education at the University of Notre Dame will host the first in a series of semi-annual seminars on the research, teaching and practice of financial statement analysis and valuation April 7 and 8 in Braselton, Ga. p. The conference, which is expected to…

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Law scholar Steven Smith to speak on religion and law

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Steven D. Smith, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, will give a lecture onLaws Quandary: The (Always) Imminent Death of the Lawat 4 p.m. Friday (March 31) in the Notre Dame Law School courtroom. p. Smith, a prominent scholar of law…

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Brother of “Unabomber” to speak at Notre Dame Law School

Author: Michael O. Garvey

David Kaczynski, executive director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty (NYADP) and brother of Theodore Kaczynski, who became infamous as theUnabomber,will give a lecture at 12:15 p.m. Thursday (March 30) in Room 110of the Notre Dame Law School. p. On March 28, 1996, FBI agents raided a remote…

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Parents' conflict key in kids' development

Author: Howard Dukes

SOUTH BEND — E. Mark Cummings calls emotional security a bridge between children and the world. And how parents handle conflict determines how children navigate that bridge. p. Cummings, a psychology professor at the University of Notre Dame, said that conclusion comes from two studies that he and his…

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Kroc Institute student peace conference set for March 31-April 1

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dames Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will host an international conference on the consequences of war for youth and society Friday and Saturday (March 31 and April 1) in theHesburghCenterfor International Studies. p. The conference,Voices of Today, Changes for Tomorrow,has been planned and directed…

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Students offer business plan to struggling non-profit

Author: Shannon Chapla

Four teams of students from Notre Dame, Saint Marys College,GoshenCollegeand Indiana University South Bend, werent told much about issues facing theMarshallCountyNeighborhoodCenterinPlymouth,Ind., only that it was having difficulties meeting the needs of the communitys changing demographics. p. With that limited information and in the spirit of the first case competition…

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Production puts a Kabuki spin on ‘Salomé’

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The biblical character Salomé, who demands Herod bring her the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter, was a naughty, naughty girl. Notre Dame theatre Professor Anthony Juan describes her asthe ever-changing shape, the mysterious, the moon that heightens the tide of seas and desire. p. So…

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Acton Institute president to speak April 5

Author: Dennis Brown &Paige Risser

Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder and president of the Acton Institute, will present a lecture titledCan a Rich Man Go To Heaven?at 4 p.m. April 5 (Wednesday) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. p. During his studies and early…

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Jazz legend Dave Brubeck to receive Laetare Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck has been awarded the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal for 2006.He will receive the medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, during the University’s 161st Commencement exercises May 21 (Sunday).

The composed energy of Mr. Brubeck’s art…

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Fire in South Dining Hall causes minimal damage; no injuries

Author: Dennis Brown

A fire in the South Dining Hall at the University of Notre Dame early Saturday morning (March 25) caused minimal damage, according to John Antonucci, operations chief for the Notre Dame Fire Department. There were no injuries, he said. p. Firefighters responded to an alarm at3:16 a.m.and had the…

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Notre Dame selected for national study on liberal arts education

Author: Susan Guibert &Barbara Walvoord

The University of Notre Dame has been selected as one of 18 colleges and universities across the country to participate in a four-year national study of liberal arts education. p. Led by the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the multi-million dollar…

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English professor awarded career enhancement fellowship

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Ivy Wilson, assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a 2006 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, which administers the program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. p. The award is granted to 20 individuals each year…

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Expert on poverty and welfare to deliver lecture March 30

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Lawrence Mead, professor of politics atNew YorkUniversity, will deliver a talk titledWelfare Reform: Implications for the War on Povertyat7 p.m.March 30 (Thursday) in DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. A leading scholar of the politics and implementation of welfare reform programs, Mead has helped shape the…

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Bread for the World president David Beckmann to speak on mid-term elections

Author: Michael O. Garvey

David Beckmann, president of the Bread for the World Institute, will give a lecture onHunger and Poverty Matter: Progress and the Need for Action in 2006at 7 p.m.Tuesday (March 28) in the University of Notre Dames Eck VisitorsCenter.A public reception will follow. p. Beckmanns lecture, which will concern domestic…

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Father Malloy to receive honorary degree

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, will receive an honorary degree Monday (March 27) from Saint Martins University in Lacey, Wash., during the inauguration ceremony of its new president. The degree is his 23 rd such honor. p. Notre Dames president from…

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Theologian Father Kollman publishes book on African mission history

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins inEastern Africaby Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., assistant professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, recently was published by Orbis Books. p. An unusual historical study of the Catholic Church in East Africa, Father Kollmans book examines 19 th -century French missionary…

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Survey: Parents rank Notre Dame among top five "dream colleges"

Author: Julie Hail Flory

If it’s true that “Mom and Dad know best,” the University of Notre Dame is a top choice for college applicants, according to a new survey of prospective students and their parents by the Princeton Review. p. Notre Dame ranks fourth in a survey of some 4,900 students and…

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Electrical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER award

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

J. Nicholas Laneman, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a recipient of a 2006 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. p. Established in 1995, the CAREER program recognizes and supports junior faculty who exhibit a commitment to providing…

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New antibiotics show promise against “superbugs”

Author: William G. Gilroy

A novel type of antibiotic studied by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers led by Shahriar Mobashery has shown promise in defeating deadly drug-resistant staph bacteria. p. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ) was first identified in the early 1960s. Vancomycin-resistant MRSA, in particular, is a rare but…

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Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for March 25

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair will take place Saturday (March 25) at theStepanCenterat the University of Notre Dame. The event is open to the public at1:30 p.m.and parking is available in the D-2 lot on the north side of campus. p. The fair will feature some…

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