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Wife, mom, soldier leaves campus for Kuwait

Author: Shannon Chapla

To say the least, its not a typical fall for Susan Soisson, an assistant program manager in Notre Dames Division of Student Affairs and advisor for the Student International Business Council (SIBC). p. Any other year, she would be working with some of the Universitys brightest students, coordinating its…

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Father Malloy contributes to book on legends and leadership

Author: Arlette Saenz

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, is one of more than 70 American leaders and legends to contribute toA Hand to Guide Me,a new book edited by actor Denzel Washington, available in bookstores Oct. 3 (Tuesday). p. A Hand to Guide Meconsists…

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Gallivan Program hosts public forum on journalism

Author: Arlette Saenz

The University of Notre Dames John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy will host a public forum on changes in journalism Oct. 2 (Monday) at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the UniversitysHesburghCenterfor International Studies.The event is free and open to the public. p. TitledDecade Past, Decade…

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Computer science and engineering professor named fellow of society

Author: William G. Gilroy

Patrick J. Flynn, professor of computer science and engineering and concurrent professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). He is the first Notre Dame faculty member to be named an IAPR fellow. p….

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ND faculty to discuss Pope Benedict and Islam

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame faculty from a variety of academic disciplines will speak on the controversy surrounding Pope Benedict XVIs recent remarks on Islam on Thursday (Sept. 28) at4:30 p.m.in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies. p. During a Sept. 12 address on faith and reason at theUniversityofRegensburg, Pope Benedict quoted…

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Alumni Association to present Foster, Cavanaugh, Rosenthal awards

Author: Shannon Chapla & Mary Patricia Dowling

Six University of Notre Dame graduates (one posthumously) will receive special awards from the Notre Dame Alumni Association during ceremonies on campus this month. * The Harvey G. Foster Award, which recognizes athletic endeavors and civic or University service, will be presented to Jerry Groom, a 1951 graduate, and…

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ND faculty members to discuss war in Iraq

Author: Michael O. Garvey and Julie Titone

A panel discussion on whether theUnited Statesshould withdraw from, remain in, or more deeply commit toIraqwill be held at12:30 p.m.on Thursday (Sept. 28) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies. p. For the third year in a row, Notre Dame faculty members will address the question,The War inIraq:What Now?This…

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Reyniers has new digs for skeletal collections

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They say with food, presentation is everything. But can the same be said of bones? Really old bones? p. It can if theyre the rare and valuable skeletal collections used for biocultural research at Notre Dame. p. Housed in the Reyniers building on the northwest edge of campus, the…

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ND ReSource: Fewer ‘blue laws’ related to risky behavior

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The erosion ofblue laws- bans on opening stores on Sundays – points to an increase in drinking and drug use among young Americans, according to a study co-authored by Dan Hungerman, an economist at the University of Notre Dame, and Jonathon Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of…

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Notre Dame receives three CASE awards

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) presented three awards to the University of Notre Dame at the organizations annual assembly. p. Notre Dame Magazine, the Universitys quarterly alumni publication, earned two silver medals forBest Articles of the Yearentries, and the Department of Art, Art History, and…

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Notre Dame to celebrate Brazil Week Oct. 2-5

Author: Shannon Chapla and Kelly Roberts

The University of Notre Dame will celebrate Brazil Week with a series of events Oct. 2 to 5 (Monday to Thursday), all of which are free and open to the public. p. Part of a cultural exchange between Notre Dames Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Brazils Ministry of…

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GLOBES program to sponsor lecture by noted science writer

Author: William G. Gilroy

Noted science essayist Carl Zimmer will present the inaugural lecture in the University of Notre Dames Global Linkages of Biology, Environment and Society (GLOBES) Seminar Series at4 p.m.Thursday (Sept. 21) at4 p.m.in the auditorium of the Jordan Hall of Science. The lecture is free and open to the public….

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Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

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Eugene Ulrich, Rev. John A. OBrien Professor of Theology, delivered the most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dames Saturday Scholar Series,The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls on Our Bible,on September 16.His presentation examined how these manuscripts illustrate the development of the biblical books and raise questions…

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Three New York men charged in counterfeit ticket case

Author: Dennis Brown

The decision this week by theSt. JosephCounty(Ind.) Prosecutors Office to file forgery charges against threeNew Yorkmen for allegedly selling counterfeit Notre Dame football tickets is a welcome development in efforts to curb ticket fraud and resale, according to the Universitys director of athletic ticketing. p. ArnoldConyers, Dennel Friday and…

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Former Xerox scientist to speak on networks for global economy

Author: Carol Elliott

John Seely Brown, former chief scientist of Xerox Corp. and current visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, will present a lecture titledReflecting on Global Creation Networks and the Architecture and Rationale of the Firm in the 21 st Centuryat 11:45 a.m. Friday (Sept. 22) in the Jordan…

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Three historians receive fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies

Author: Sara Woolf

Three faculty members from the University of Notre Dames Department of History have been awarded post-doctoral research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for 2005-06. p. Olivia Constable, Margaret Meserve and Linda Przybyszewski were among the 60 winners selected from a pool of 878 applicants. p….

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Report: Chicago’s Mexican community is economic catalyst

Author: Shannon Chapla

A new report published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, with help from the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies, says the integration ofChicagos growing Mexican community is vital to the regions economy. p. TitledA Shared Future: The Economic Engagement of Greater Chicago and Its Mexican…

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The Art of Conversation

Author: Ted Fox

When mom told you to make eye contact during conversation, you may have been getting more than a lesson in good manners. p. Kathleen Eberhard, assistant professor of psychology at theUniversityofNotre Dame, is using eye-tracking technology to explore how we move our eyes to gauge if another person understands…

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Yoder Dialogues to feature Gene Sharp on nonviolent warfare

Author: Julie Titone &Arlette Saenz

Gene Sharp, an international proponent of nonviolent warfare, will be the featured speaker at the University of Notre Dames eighth annual John Howard Yoder Dialogues on Religion, Nonviolence and Peace on Friday (Sept. 22) at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of Notre DamesHesburghCenterfor International Studies. The event is free…

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OpenCourseWare makes ND courses available online Sept. 20

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame will launch its OpenCourseWare (OCW) Web site Wednesday (Sept. 20), making the materials for eight Notre Dame courses available online, free of charge, to any user in the world. p. The occasion will be celebrated with…

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Reilly Center to examine commerce, politics of science

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre DamesReillyCenterfor Science, Technology and Values will sponsor an international conference titledThe Commerce and Politics of Sciencefrom Sept. 21 to 24 (Thursday to Sunday) at McKenna Hall. p. The conference will examine how commercial and political interests have shaped, and continue to shape, scientific knowledge and…

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Law School panel to discuss Supreme Court decision on Guantanamo prisoners

Author: Michael O. Garvey and Carol Jambor-Smith

Three Notre Dame legal scholars will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, at5 p.m.Thursday (Sept. 21) in Room 121 of theNotre DameLawSchool. p. Patricia Bellia, Lilly Endowment Associate Professor of Law; Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law; and Mary Ellen OConnell, Robin and Marion Short Professor of…

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Senior to be contestant on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”

Author: Shannon Chapla

Dan Keough, a University of Notre Dame senior fromChattanooga,Tenn., will be a contestant on the syndicated television game showWho Wants to be a Millionaire.The episode will air locally at12:30 p.m.Monday (Sept. 18) on WNDU-TV (Channel 16). p. Hosted by Meredith Vieira (who recently replaced Katie Couric as anchor of…

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Actress, comedian Jackie Guerra to speak Sept. 20

Author: Shannon Chapla

Actress, author and stand-up comedian Jackie Guerra, the firstLatinato star in her own network sitcom (WB’sFirst Time Out) will speak at7 p.m.Wednesday (Sept. 20) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. p. Guerra has appeared in more than 200 hours of network television…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Pope’s comments “unhelpful”

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Pope Benedict XVI’s quotation of remarks made by a Byzantine emperor six centuries ago have been described asinjudiciousby A. Rashied Omar, research scholar of Islamic studies at the University of Notre Dames Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. p. In a speech Tuesday at the University of…

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(Op-Ed) Book takes simplified view of elite colleges

Author: Daniel J. Saracino

Americans no longer cherish the illusion of the United States as a perfect meritocracy—if they ever did. But they still seem to expect unalloyed merit to prevail in two contexts: the Last Judgment and the college admissions process. p. Daniel Golden, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Wall Street…

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