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Actors From the London Stage to present “Hamlet”

Author: Arlette Saenz

Actors From The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based at the University of Notre Dame, will present William Shakespeare’sHamlet" in three performances Sept. 13 to 15 (Wednesday to Friday) at 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall on the Notre Dame campus. p. p. Admission is $18 for…

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Book examines crisis of democracy in the Andean region

Author: Kelly Roberts &Dennis Brown

University of Notre Dame political scientist Scott Mainwaring has coedited a new book that analyzes and explains the challenges facing democratic representation in five Andean countries:Bolivia,Colombia,Ecuador,PeruandVenezuela. p. The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes,published by Stanford University Press, is coedited by Ana María Bejarano and Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez,…

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Russo offers financial aid advice to British

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The names of the British universitiesOxfordandCambridgemean academic excellence even to Americans. And supported as they and other British universities are by the national government, British college tuition does not present the challenge to family finances thatU.S.tuitions do. p. Just home from a summer appointment to theOxfordUniversityfaculty, Joe Russo, director…

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Interview project sheds light on China before the Olympics

Author: Dennis Brown

The global community will learn much about China in two years, when Beijing plays host to the 2008 Olympic Games (Aug. 8 to 24). And, to hear from the average Chinese citizen, the world has much to learn, according to interviews conducted earlier this year by a University of…

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New grant will help address invasive species problems in Great Lakes

Author: William G. Gilroy

The eightGreat Lakesstates have an estimated 3.7 million registered recreational boats, which is one-third of the nations total number. An estimated $16 billion industry, recreational boating in the Great Lakes region is two-and-one-half times larger than commercial navigation on theGreat Lakes. p. Few, if any, of these recreational boaters…

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Jump starting wonder

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A particularly anemic account which is sometimes given of the miracle of the loaves and the fishes goes like this:Most of the people who had come out to hear Jesus preach that day had packed a hearty lunch but had selfishly concealed it from the others for fear of…

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Annual lecture series focuses on business ethics

Author: Dennis Brown

Four University of Notre Dame faculty members will launch the 2006 John A. Berges Lecture Series in Business Ethics on Sept. 5 (Tuesday) with a panel discussion titledFreedom on the Internet and the Ethical Responsibility of IT Companies inChina. p. p. The presentation will take place at 7…

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Barabási co-edits new book and is awarded computing medal

Author: William G. Gilroy

Albert-Lászlo Barabási, Hofman Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of a major computing award from a leading Hungarian information technology society and is the co-editor of a new book on networks. p. Barabási is a pioneer in the field of networking…

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Political scientist wins award for first book

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Tin-Bor Victoria Hui, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame, has received the 2005 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award from Ohio State Universitys Mershon Center for International Security Studies for her first book, titledWar and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe,(Cambridge University Press, 2005)….

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Third Eye Blind, Common to perform student concert Friday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Popular musical artists Third Eye Blind and Common will headline the sixth annual student concert event The Show at 8 p.m. Friday (Aug. 25) in theJoyceCenterfieldhouse at the University of Notre Dame. p. The event is open only to Notre Dame, Saint Marys College andHolyCrossCollegestudents. Admission is $10 and…

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Fiesta Bowl proceeds allocated to eight academic priorities

Author: Don Wycliff

From job placement assistance for spouses of new hires to equipment for the new Jordan Hall of Science, the University of Notre Dames academic side has begun to reap the dividends from the Fighting Irish football teams appearance last January in the Fiesta Bowl. p. In a letter this…

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Undergraduate research expands boundaries of learning

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Can dance and other creative activity help heal the emotional scars of Rwandan orphans? p. How does the hip hop music of Jeff Stephens impact Notre Dame? p. What does the current, younger generation of Egyptian women think about education, family roles and birth control? Are their perceptions changing?…

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Snite to feature exhibit on Mexican migration to the U.S.

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame will showcase Mexican migration to theU.S.through a multi-media exhibit that includes Chicano/Mexican visual arts beginning Sept. 3 (Sunday) in the museums OShaughnessy Galleries, Mestrovic Studio Gallery and the entrance atrium. p. Co-sponsored by Notre Dames Institute for Latino…

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Opening Mass and picnic to celebrate beginning of academic year

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual opening Mass for the academic year and an all-campus family picnic the evening of Aug. 22 (Tuesday). p. The Mass will begin at 5:30 p.m. in theJoyceCenterarena. The Universitys president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside…

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Saturday Scholar Series to kick off football weekends

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The sixth annual Saturday Scholar Series at the University of Notre Dame will feature six lectures and a performance by leading faculty members on each home football game weekend this fall. p. Sponsored by theCollegeofArtsand Letters, the lectures were initiated by Mark W. Roche, I.A. OShaughnessy Dean of the…

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Mission trips abound for college students, grads

Author: Ben Gruver

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While on a spring semester trip in southern Chile, Shantha Ready found her life’s work — social work. While a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, she participated in the Maryknoll Rural Life Seminar for three weeks. It was offered by Maryknoll Lay…

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First true test for new students teaches how not to cheat

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Is it cheating to find homework answers online, or in the back of a textbook, and make corrections before handing in the assignment? p. What if a student turns in a science experiment or a term paper that he or she did for another class? Is it cheating to…

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Marketing professor publishes ethics guide for job interviews

Author: Mary Hamann &Dennis Brown

Recent research shows that only one in 20 corporate recruiters includes ethics inquiries when interviewing job candidates. p. In addition, recruiters report that a rising number of job applicants act unethically during the interview process, such as embellishing a résumé or reneging on a job offer. p. Patrick Murphy,…

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Higgins Center film series to begin Sept. 11

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The sixth annual Higgins Center Labor History Film Series at the University of Notre Dame will begin Sept. 11 (Monday) with the presentation ofMeeting Face to Face: The Iraq-U.S. Labor Solidarity Tourat 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. p. A 27-minute documentary,Meeting Face…

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Notre Dame rated highly in two new surveys

Author: Dennis Brown

Two new surveys have rated Notre Dame among the leading universities in the nation. p. The 2007How to Get into College Guidepublished by Kaplan/Newsweek cites Notre Dame among the 25new Iviesin higher education, and Washington Monthly magazine ranked Notre Dame 13 th in its survey of national universities. p….

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Allen Pinkett to speak Aug. 21 on financial planning for students

Author: Dennis Brown

Allen Pinkett, a 1986 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and one of the greatest running backs in Irish football history, will return to campus Monday (Aug. 21) to speak on the importance of financial preparedness. p. His talk, which is open to all students, will take place…

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School of Architecture receives top rankings from two journals

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre DamesSchoolofArchitecturehas been ranked highly in two new polls conducted by the journals DesignIntelligence and New Urban News. p. The only undergraduate architecture program recognized in both surveys, the school ranked 12 th among more than 75 accredited bachelors degree programs in the DesignIntelligence poll, which…

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Latin scholar (and advocate) to speak Aug. 24

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Reginald Foster, O.C.D., will give a presentation,Is Latin Really Dead? Why the Academy and the Church Should Preserve the Latin Language,at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24 (Thursday) in Room 120 of the Notre Dame Law School. p. One of the worlds foremost experts in Latin language and literature, Father…

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WNIT to air documentary on Father Hesburgh August 23

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, is the subject of a new documentary television program to be aired Aug. 23 (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. on WNIT (Channel 34). p. The program,God, Country, Notre Dame:The Story of Father Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C.,concerns Father Hesburghs…

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Sister ML retires, sort of

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Professor Frank OMalley, one of the most affectionately celebratedbachelor donsof Notre Dame history, famously said of the Universitys older buildings thattheres blood in the bricks.He was speaking of the years of work, worry and loving witness that have made the place what it is.He was speaking, perhaps unwittingly, of…

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Bennett leads Hubble team in star discovery

Author: William G. Gilroy &Ray Villard

A NASA Hubble Space Telescope research team headed by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist David Bennett has, for the first time, identified the parent star of a distant planet that was discovered through gravitational microlensing. p. In the gravitational microlensing technique, a foreground star-planet system slightly amplifies the light…

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