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Alumni Association to present three awards at Reunion ‘06

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will present three awards during Reunion 2006 ceremonies on campus Thursday to Saturday (June 1 to 3). p. • F. Michael Geddes, a 1961 graduate and member of the Universitys Board of Trustees, will receive the Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., Award.Named…

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Browning Cinema to present free summer film festival June 6-10

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame will host its second annual week of free films at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts from June 6 to 10 (Tuesday to Saturday). p. All screenings are open to the public and there is no cost for admission,…

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Collegiate sports critic gives papers to Notre Dame Archives

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Murray Sperber is a Montreal Jew and a retired Indiana University professor of English and American studies. He also has been acknowledged as the countrys leading authority on college sports and their role in American culture. With titles such asCollege Sports, Inc.andBeer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports is…

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Political science doctoral student awarded fellowship

Author: William G. Gilroy

Derek A. Webb, a University of Notre Dame doctoral student in political science from Wyncote, Pa., has been awarded the first Wilson Carey McWilliams Fellowship in American Politics and Political Theory from the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He was chosen from a field…

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A fire is burning in ND's Thornton

Author: Fluto Shinzawa

By now, the mechanical checkpoints that Notre Dame lefthander Tom Thornton thinks about have become routine. p. Command the two-seam fastball away to righties, the senior from Middleborough reminds himself. Keep the leg lift short. Close the front shoulder instead of rolling it forward. Make sure glove-side posture is…

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Professor edits book on impact of religion on transitional societies

Author: Shannon Chapla & Julie Titone

Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, has edited a new book titledThe Politics of Past Evil: Religion, Reconciliation and the Dilemmas of Transitional Justice. p. Published by Notre Dame Press, the book explores religions impact on the politics of peace and reconciliation…

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Faculty honored at annual President's Dinner

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Maureen Hallinan, a preeminent scholar in the sociology of education, has been selected by her peers at the University of Notre Dame as the recipient of the 2006 Faculty Award. p. The William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Research on…

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Mary McAleese 2006 Commencement address

Author: President Mary McAleese

President Jenkins, Chairman McCartan, brother and sister honorees, graduates and Laetare medalist, faculty of Notre Dame, graduates of Notre Dame and your families, spouses and friends, in the Irish language (speaking Irish) – wasnt Father JenkinsIrish great? Marvelous, almost fluent. Im desperately impressed. p. Its good to be in…

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University of Notre Dame junior awarded Pickering Fellowship

Author: William G. Gilroy

Michael McKenna, an anthropology major fromDrexel Hill,Pa., has been awarded the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. p. The fellowship is funded by the United States Department of State and is administered by the Wilson Foundation. The fellowship program seeks to recruit…

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English professor authors new novel

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A new novel by the University of Notre Dames Steve Tomasula explores the ways art, desire and representation in the world shape us by shaping the way we portray others in paint, design, video, code and words. p. Published by Fiction Collective Two,The Book of Portraiturewas designed by Robert…

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Keough Institute for Irish Studies gets additional name to honor University Trustee Martin Naughton

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dames Keough Institute for Irish Studies will change its name to the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, according to the Universityspresident, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. p. Father Jenkins announced the new name at a special reception Sunday (May 21), following the Universitys Commencement exercises….

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New ADHD intervention yields promising results

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Navigating the social and emotional landscape of adolescence can be challenging for even the most adept young teen. p. But for children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD,even ordinary daily routines like getting up and getting ready for school can be a struggle. Following a teachers…

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Catherine Distler, Valedictory Speech

Author: Catherine Distler

President McAleese, Father Jenkins, distinguished faculty and guests, family, friends, and fellow graduates: p. Four years ago, we assembled in this auditorium for the freshmenMass.We were seated then as we are today with parents above and students below. And we were anxious then as we are now about saying…

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More than 2,800 students receive degrees May 21

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

There went the Irish. p. The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, left 2,800 graduates, their families and faculty members with a deepened sense of the spirit of the Irishif not an appreciation for the Irish wit and way with wordsduring the University of Notre Dames 161st Commencement exercises Sunday….

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Conference to examine impact of political women

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The ways in which women interact politically in American democracy, how gender affects political processes and development, and how the presence or absence of women shapes democratic policy making will be some of the featured topics at a conference titledPolitical Women and American Democracy,May 25 to 27 (Thursday-Saturday) in…

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Quinn has the tools to survive media hype

Author: Pat Forde

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It’s come to this for Brady Quinn: He was trying to move out of his dorm room in Dillon Hall at semester’s end when he discovered 50 or 60 footballs piled up outside his door, all with notes from the awestruck and the opportunistic, requesting…

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Twenty seniors receive national scholarships and fellowships

Author: William G. Gilroy & Susan M. Guibert

The National Science Foundation, Fulbright Educational Exchange Program, Marshall Scholarship Program and other national organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 20 University of Notre Dame seniors. p. Kristen Woyach,Columbus,Ohio, received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. p. Patrick Longenbaker,Westerville,Ohio, received a Freeman-Asia Study Abroad Program grant…

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Diversity recognition ceremonies planned for graduates

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Special recognition ceremonies for Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American and African-American members of the University of Notre Dames graduating class will be held Friday to Sunday (May 19 to 21) on campus. p. The Latino Recognition Ceremony will take place at<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”…

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Retired Army general returns to address ROTC graduates

Author: Shannon Chapla

Retired Maj. Gen. John E. Scully, a 1964 University of Notre Dame graduate and decorated Army Reserve commander, will deliver the Commissioning Ceremony address to Notre Dame ROTC students at9 a.m.Saturday (May 20) in theJoyceCenter. p. Scully retired in 1996 as the Commanding General of the 102 nd U.S….

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More than 2,800 students to receive degrees May 21

Author: Julie Hail Flory

More than 2,800 students will receive degrees Sunday (May 21) at the University of Notre Dames 161 st Commencement exercises, which will be held at2 p.m.in theJoyceCenteron campus. ** p. Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws…

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Senior’s performance, involvement are a tour de force

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

_EDITOR’S NOTE: In honor of Irish President Mary McAleese, Nicholas Tonozzi will sing the national anthem of Ireland at the University’s 2006 Commencement exercises May 21. He will be accompanied on the piano by Larry Dwyer, assistant director of bands. _ p. The verdict is in: Nicholas Tonozzi is…

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For Thornton, baseball and anthropology just scratch the surface

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

If you want to keep track of Notre Dame senior Tom Thorntons career, you might want to subscribe to both the Journal of Anthropology and The Sporting News. p. Thornton, a 6-foot-6-inch left-handed pitcher, expects to be drafted into professional baseball in June as his college season winds down….

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Graduate School names Shaheen Award winners

Author: William G. Gilroy

Four doctoral candidates at the University of Notre Dame have received the 2006 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards. p. Named in honor of a Notre Dame alumnus and his wife, the award recognizes the top graduating doctoral degree recipients in the humanities, social sciences, science and…

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Class acts: Senior stories of distinction

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The University of Notre Dames 2006 graduating class can be defined collectively, through a variety of numerical and statistical observations, as well as individually, through the stories of seniors with compelling tales to tell. p. Some of the numbers are: * About 95 percent of the 1,935 undergraduates who…

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Economist to be featured on PBS’ “Frontline” documentary

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University of Notre Dame economist Teresa Ghilarducci, a national expert on private pensions, will be featured Tuesday (May 16) on the PBS programFrontline,which airs locally at 9 p.m. on WNIT Public Television (Channel 34). p. TitledCan You Afford to Retire?theFrontlinedocumentary will explore how the baby boom generation is headed…

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A major happening

Author: Ted Fox

Rhea Boydtaught us why we need an Africana Studies major,says Richard Pierce, associate professor of history and director of the almost year-old Africana studies department at Notre Dame. p. The senior fromAkron,Ohio, knew she would be interested in medicine and science.But I knew I was also really interested in…

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Colleges announce teaching award winners

Author: William G. Gilroy

The undergraduate colleges of the University of Notre Dame have selected their outstanding teachers for the 2005-06 academic year. p. In the College of Arts and Letters, Christian Moevs, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures and a fellow in the Universitys Medieval Institute, has been named recipient of…

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Antsaklis to receive Brown Engineering Alumni Medal

Author: William G. Gilroy &Ann Yackshaw

Panos J. Antsaklis, the H.C. and E.A. Brosey Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2006 recipient of the Brown Engineering Alumni Medal. p. Established in 1997 as part of the sesquicentennial celebration of engineering atBrownUniversityinProvidence,R.I., the award is presented to alumni/ae…

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Seniors to be honored for service in Send-Off ceremony

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Some 150 Notre Dame graduating seniors who are embarking on a year or more of service in this country and abroad will be honored during the University’s annual Senior Service Send-Off ceremony at9:30 a.m.May 20 (Saturday) in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Centers Leighton Hall. p. Notre Dame’s president, Rev….

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