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Performing Arts Center announces 2006-07 season

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The 2006-07 season at the University of Notre DamesMarieP.DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts features more than 30 internationally renowned touring artists focusing on three genres of music – classical, world and jazz – as well as modern dance, bluegrass and popular music. p. The season opens Sept. 1…

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Concert Band tour, CD commemorate Mozart’s birth

Author: Shannon Chapla

Mozarts 250 th : Concert Band Tour of Austria andCzech Republicnewly released by theUniversityofNotre Dame Band, features live recordings from its spring tour commemorating the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. p. The CD features a wide variety of music includingFanfare for the Vienna Philharmonicby Johann Strauss,On an American Spiritualby…

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Upward Bound for 40 years

Author: Shannon Chapla

Like hundreds of talented, diverse, well-rounded freshmen who will launch their college careers at the University of Notre Dame next month, Kristine Yuen will enter the mix with more to prove, but a little less to learn than some of her classmates.She already has experienced and conquered some of…

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Uncommon choir

Author: Renée LaReau

* Traveling with Notre Dame’s innovative folk group * p. Those who sing pray twice,St. Augustine once said. If only it were that simple. These days, those who sing, direct and write church music sometimes fight twice as much as they pray. The postconciliar world of liturgical music is…

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Annenberg gift strengthens journalism at Notre Dame

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A grant from the Annenberg Foundation will establish the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, to be occupied by Robert Schmuhl, professor of American studies and founding director of the Universitys John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics…

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Political scientist receives national award

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David W. Nickerson, assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the American Political Science Associations (APSA) award for best dissertation in political psychology in 2005. p. Political psychology is a subfield of political science that studies the relationship between political and…

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James Sterba to lead Central Division of American Philosophical Association

Author: Dennis Brown

James P. Sterba, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association. p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1973, Sterba has published 24 books, including the award-winningJustice for Here and…

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Former Executive MBA director Arnold Ludwig dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Arnold F. Ludwig, who directed Notre Dames Executive Master of Business Administration program from 1984 to 2001, died Tuesday (July 25) at the Mayo Clinic inRochester,Minn.He was 72. p. A 1956 graduate of theUniversityofWisconsin, where he studied the sciences and management, Ludwig served as director of its alumni association…

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New programs emerging to train church leaders in management

Author: Jerry Filteau

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Three U.S. Catholic universities are working to give church leaders the management and administration skills needed to complement their training in ministry. p. Villanova University in Pennsylvania ran a five-day Church Management Institute in July for 33 church leaders from across the country. p. Among participants…

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RESEARCH: Study explores online marketing of food to children

Author: Dennis Brown

There is less breadth but more depth in the marketing of food products to children on the Internet compared to television, according to a new study by Elizabeth Moore from the University of Notre Dame. p. TitledIts Childs Play: Advergaming and the Online Marketing of Food to Children,the study…

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Review: A Backpackers' Journey Into Self and Soul

Author: Daniel Butcher

REVIEWS: *Back to Earth: A Backpackers’ Journey Into Self and Soul By Kerry Temple (Editor, Notre Dame Magazine) Rowman&Littlefield, 201 pages, $16.95 * Back to Earth is the answer to Kerry Temples question,Where should I go now that Ive lost everything?Temple, whose essays have appeared in Audubon and Backpacker,…

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First year engineering education workshop scheduled

Author: William G. Gilroy

Engineering educators from across the country will gather July 30-Aug. 1 at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall to discuss ways of helping high school students make the transition to becoming engineering students through effective first-year programs. p. TitledA Dialogue on Engineering Education: The Role of the First…

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History center view of Rockne is moving, memorable

Author: William G. Gilroy

Elvis Presley, who had ample opportunity to reflect on the phenomenon of fame, once said:The image is one thing and the human being is another. p. A new exhibit atSouth BendsNorthernIndianaCenterfor History offers fascinating glimpses into both the image and personal life of another American cultural icon: Famed University…

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Where would Jesus go? Notre Dame

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Where is ‘Jesus’ these days? The answer is thus: He’s at the University of Notre Dame studying Spanish. p. “I’m in the process of finally getting my college degree,” said actor Jim Caviezel, whose astonishing portrayal of Christ in Mel Gibson’s remarkable “The Passion of the Christ” catapulted him…

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Latino Research Workshop to focus on obesity

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), through its affiliation with the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), will host the fifth annual Latino Research Workshop from Monday to Wednesday (July 24 to 26) at theColeman-MorseCenteron campus. p. Latino Obesity: Using Research for Understanding and Actionwill…

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$1.45 million grant to help guide students toward math careers

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

For 16 years, University of Notre Dame mathematics professor Frank Connolly has been shepherding gifted undergraduate students toward graduate schools and careers in mathematics research. p. At first, he did it for fun and, he says, for the joy of making Notre Dames mathematics majorscompetitive with the best ……

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RESEARCH: New study offers insights into planetary formation

Author: William G. Gilroy

Surprisingly, given the vast amount of information astrophysicists have uncovered about planets, the exact process by which they form remains a mystery. A new study by a team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame astrophysicists Terrence Rettig and Dinshaw Balsara may help solve that mystery. p. Obviously,…

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Bender receives Distinguished Hoosier Award from governor

Author: William G. Gilroy

Harvey Bender, professor of biological sciences and director of the Human Genetics Program at the University of Notre Dame, has been named aDistinguished Hoosierby Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. p. The award, one of the highest honors given by the state to its citizens, was presented to Bender byIndianastate Sen….

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Trustee and husband pledge $100,000 to Africana studies

Author: Don Wycliff

AUniversityofNotre Dame Trusteeand her husband have pledged $100,000 toward the endowment of the Universitys new Department of Africana Studies. p. Phyllis Stone, a 1980 Notre Dame graduate, and her husband, Jim, a 1981 alumnus, made the gift, the first of its size to the Africana studies department. p. Richard…

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Historian honored by Indiana Humanities Council

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UniversityofNotreDame historian George M. Marsden was one of six scholars to receive the inaugural Indiana Humanities Award from the Indiana Humanities Council at a ceremony last month inIndianapolis. p. The award was established to recognize distinguished scholars in the humanities for their service in helping to advance and strengthen…

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Work on campus perimeter road construction nearly complete

Author: Dennis Brown

Douglas Roadbetween the newNorth Twyckenham DriveandSt. Joseph Driveon the northern edge of the University of Notre Dame campus will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22 (Saturday) to finish the widening ofDouglasto four lanes. p. In addition, a new section ofJuniper Road northofDouglaswill open to traffic…

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Family turns tragedy into a field of dreams

Author: Jodi S. Cohen

Four years after Melissa Cook was killed by falling scaffolding from the John Hancock Center, her family has donated $3 million to the University of Notre Dame to build a softball stadium in her name. p. The money comes from a lawsuit settlement reached in February. Four women died…

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Prescription poetry

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For Dr. Ken Anderson, symptoms of right-brain atrophy set in early. p. It begins to develop when were about 5 or 6 years old,observes Anderson, a nephrology/transplantation surgeon and vice president of Memorial Health System in South Bend,when were rewarded largely for knowing things that are scientific or mathematical.Those…

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Actors From The London Stage to open FTT season Sept. 13 with "Hamlet"

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dames Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) will open its 2006-07 theater season with William ShakespearesHamlet,performed by international touring troupe Actors From The London Stage, from Sept. 13 to 15 (Wednesday to Friday) at 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall. p. Actors From The London…

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Sociologist edits new book analyzing school sector effects on students

Author: Shannon Chapla

School Sector and Student Outcomes,edited by renownedUniversityofNotre Damesociologist Maureen T. Hallinan, has been published by Notre Dame Press. p. Differences in students’ performance across different school sectors- specifically, public, private religious, and private nonreligious schools -has long been an important topic in the sociology of education.In recent years, debate…

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Institute for Latino Studies report examines Mexican naturalization

Author: Shannon Chapla

Fewer Mexican permanent legal residents inChicagobecomeU.S.citizens than immigrants from other countries with the same legal status, and they also delay naturalization an average of three years longer than other immigrant groups, according to a new report released by the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) and…

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Aerospace professor helps outline future of U.S air transportation

Author: William G. Gilroy

Lost in the focus on the Bushs administrations charge to NASA to return to the moon, build a permanent base there and then undertake a historic manned mission to Mars has been a discussion of how such an effort will effectU.S.aeronautics. p. In an effort to address that shortcoming,…

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Archeological dig offers new view of historic life

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A cluster of ancient roasting pits packed closely together on a bank along the Kankakee River in northwestIndianamay have been the celebratory gathering place of early Native Americans – with remains of mussel shells in the pits pointing to an ancient version of a modern clam bake. p. We…

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