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BusinessWeek ranks undergraduate business program No. 3

Author: Mary Hamann & Dennis Brown

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is rated third nationally by BusinessWeek magazine in its inaugural survey of undergraduate business programs. The rankings were announced Thursday (April 27) and will be available in the May 8 edition on newsstands next week. p. In the…

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Library association official to lecture on intellectual freedom

Author: William G. Gilroy

A lecture by Judith Krug, director of the American Library Associations (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom, originally scheduled for March 3, has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday (May 4) in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame. p. Titled,Intellectual Freedom, National Security…

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UNDERC program heads into the West

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Three Notre Dame faculty members and eight undergraduates are the charter members of an upcoming new environmental science summer experience in Montana that has the unusual additional missions of reuniting Native Americans with their ancient lands and enhancing Native American educational opportunities at the University. p. The new program…

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Forum to focus on rules on human subjects in research

Author: William G. Gilroy

Representatives of five federal agencies and researchers from across the country will gather to discuss human research protections at a community forum hosted by the University of Notre Dames Office of Research on May 16 (Tuesday) in McKenna Hall. p. The event is one of only two community forums…

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Alumni Association honors distinguished students

Author: Shannon Chapla

Peter Quaranto, a senior from Franklin, Mass., and Mignon Montpetit, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology from Portage, Ind., have been selected recipients of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s 2005-06 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award. p. A political science major and peace…

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Catherine Distler named 2006 valedictorian

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Catherine Distler, a double major in anthropology and preprofessional studies from Leawood, Kan., has been named valedictorian of the 2006 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement exercises at 2 p.m. May 21 (Sunday) in the Joyce Center arena. p. Distler earned…

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“From Old 2 Gold” sale May 27 to benefit local charities

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame is planning its secondFrom Old 2 Goldyear-end campus yard sale to benefit participating local charities. p. A joint initiative with the United Way of St. Joseph County, the event will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. May 27 (Saturday) in Notre Dame Stadium…

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Notre Dame vs. USC: Gridiron rivalry is “debatable”

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RESOLVED: That the University of Notre Dame should defeat the University of Southern California in the 2006 collegiate football contestwill be the featured topic as the debate teams from legendary football rivals Notre Dame and USC square off for the first time at 4 p.m. Friday (April 28) in…

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Historian selected as winner of Nevins dissertation award

Author: Shannon Chapla

Darren Dochuk, who received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame last year, has been awarded the annual Allan Nevins Prize for the best dissertation in the field of U.S. history. p. Dochuks dissertation, titledFrom Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics and the Southernization of…

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New center to focus on aquatic conservation

Author: William G. Gilroy

Since its founding by such luminaries as John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, the American conservation movement long has had its feet firmly planted on the ground. p. Now, a new Center for Aquatic Conservation at the University of Notre Dame will attempt to focus greater attention on…

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Take Ten Festival to be held on campus May 4

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Students from 15 South Bend schools will visit the University of Notre Dame on May 4 (Thursday) from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Stepan Center for a celebration of the Take Ten violence prevention initiative. p. The Take Ten Festival will include games and activities, refreshments and distribution…

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Spanish students to present dramas

Author: Katherine Malkovsky

“Una Noche de Drama y Melodrama,” a live theater production and original student film, will be shown Friday (April 28) at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the show is free and open to the public.

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Habitat for Humanity founder to speak

Author: Tim Masterton

Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, the international organization that works with those in need to build simple and affordable housing, will speak at the University of Notre Dame at 8 p.m. April 29 (Saturday). p. Fullers speech will take place outside on the South Quad near the…

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Philosopher Ralph McInerny’s autobiography published

Author: Michael O. Garvey

I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You: My Life and Pastimes,an autobiography by Ralph McInerny, professor of philosophy and Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been published by the University of Notre Dame Press. p. McInernys narrative includes his upbringing in…

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Tales from the field: Kroc students span globe to study peace

Author: Julie Hail Flory

They come to Notre Dame from all corners of the world, representing a diverse array of backgrounds, many leaving war-torn and politically troubled homelands, all united in a common quest – to somehow grasp and administer the elusive notion of peace on earth. p. Each class that enters the…

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Theology major receives $40,000 Simon Fellowship

Author: Shannon Chapla

Catherine Herman, a University of Notre Dame senior theology major and peace studies minorfrom Baldwin, N.Y., has been awarded the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose to start a community home for the elderly in New York City. p. Herman received the Simon Fellowships top prize of $40,000.Students…

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Center for Social Concerns presents Ganey Awards, grants

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dames Center for Social Concerns will honor a long-time member of the psychology faculty and present research mini-grants to three campus-community partnerships at an awards dinner Wednesday (April 26). p. John G. Borkowski, Andrew J. McKenna Family Professor of Psychology and co-director of Notre Dames…

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Heavy traffic expected for Blue-Gold game Saturday, detours advised

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Visitors to the University of Notre Dame campus for the Blue-Gold spring football game Saturday (April 22) and other athletic events taking place this weekend may encounter traffic delays and redirection due to road closures and an expected high volume of vehicles on the road. p. Due to the…

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Panel discussion April 25 to focus on immigration debate

Author: Shannon Chapla

A panel discussion titled “The Immigration Debate: Issues and Prospects” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 25) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.The event is free and open to the public. p. Co-sponsored by Notre Dames Institute…

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Holland elected to lead Shakespeare Association of America

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Peter D. Holland, internationally renowned Shakespearean scholar and the McMeel Family Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected vice president of the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) for 2006-07 by the full membership of the association. The vice president of the SAA automatically…

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Notre Dame statement on the “living wage”

Author: John Affleck-Graves

The following statement is from John Affleck-Graves, executive vice president of theUniversityofNotre Dame, in regard to the Campus Labor Action Projects call for a so-calledliving wagefor University employees. p. We applaud the concern of our students for this issue, and in fact, we agree with them.We affirm here our…

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Creative writing alum to read from debut novel April 25

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Tony D’Souza, a 2000 graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program, will return to campus to present a reading from his debut novel, “Whiteman,” at7:30 p.m.April 25 (Tuesday) in the Hospitality Room of the South Dining Hall. p. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the event…

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Pope-Davis to serve as interim vice president for graduate studies and research

Author: Dennis Brown

Don Pope-Davis, associate vice president for graduate studies and professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the Universitys interim vice president for graduate studies and research, effective July 1, according to Provost Thomas G. Burish. p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since…

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Career Center participating in Indiana Virtual Career Fair

Author: Dennis Brown

TheCareerCenterat the University of Notre Dame has collaborated with similar centers at five state universities, Symplicity Corp. and IN.JobCentral.com to create the first Indiana Virtual Career Fair. p. The initiative, which began April 10 and continues through May 8, is a convenient and low-cost way for employers and job…

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Romance languages professors author new books

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Two faculty members in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame have published new books. p. Time Signatures: Contextualizing Contemporary Francophone Autobiographical Writing from the Maghreb(Lexington Books, 2006) by Alison Rice, examines the autobiographical work of three contemporary Francophone writers from the Maghreb,…

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Dome editors return to campus to celebrate yearbook centennial

Author: Julie Hail Flory

In observation of the 100 th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame’s student yearbook, the Dome, more than 20 former editors of the publication will return to campus this weekend for a centennial celebration. p. The yearbook alumni will join the 2006 Dome staff, University administrators and other…

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Student filmmakers fare well at Columbia University festival

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Four films produced by students in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) received honors at the Columbia University National Undergraduate Film Festival (CUNUFF), held this month inNew York City. * “Case History,” by seniors Mike Molenda and John Klein, was selected as one…

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Gigot Center to award $24,000 in annual business plan events

Author: Dennis Brown

More than $24,000 in prize money will be awarded April 19 to 21 (Wednesday to Friday) in two business plan competitions organized by theGigotCenterfor Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame. p. Winners in the McCloskey Notre Dame Business Plan Competition and the Notre Dame Social Venture Plan…

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Second annual Eucharistic Procession to be held Sunday

Author: Tim Masterton

The University of Notre Dame will hold its second annual Eucharistic Procession on Divine MercySunday (April 23). The procession will set out from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart immediately following the11:45 a.m.Mass and is open to the entire Notre Dame-South Bend community. p. The procession will make its…

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