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ND Law School to host discussion of human trafficking

Author: Melanie McDonald

Note to the media: “Katya,” a human trafficking survivor, will appear undisguised at the following event. However, she cannot have her photo taken or participate in media interviews due to contracts with NBC and for confidentiality. Journalists are welcome to attend the discussion and report on her story. Other…

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U.N. advisor to speak on state of women worldwide

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Gillian Sorensen, senior advisor to the United Nations Foundation, will deliver a lecture titledThe State of Women Internationally: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 (Tuesday) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. p. The talk, which is free and…

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New Web site to premiere during Nov. 2 emergency testing

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

On Friday (Nov. 2), the University of Notre Dame will test ND Alert, the campus comprehensive emergency notification system. ND Alert includes a new component, the Web site emergency.nd.edu, that will provide ongoing information during a time of crisis. p. In the event of an emergency, emergency.nd.edu will serve…

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Oxford scholar Gordon Clark to give Nanovic lecture

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Gordon Clark, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University and director of the Oxford University Centre for the Environment (OUCE), will give the 2007 Nanovic Distinguished European Lecture onThe Carbon Footprint of the Modern Corporation: A European Perspectiveat 8p.m. Thursday (Nov. 1) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh…

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Sister Lenz and Father Lauck to be added to Wall of Honor

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F., assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame, and the late Rev. Anthony J.TonyLauck, C.S.C., professor of art at Notre Dame, will have their names added to the Universitys Wall of Honor on Thursday (Nov.1) at 1:30 p.m. during a ceremony…

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Four graduates to be honored by Alumni Association

Author: Shannon Chapla and Angela Sienko

Four University of Notre Dame graduates will be honored by the Notre Dame Alumni Association during ceremonies on campus in November. * U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Philip Volpe , a 1977 Notre Dame graduate, board-certified family physician and director of health services at Fort Bragg, N.C., will receive the…

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Professor's new book examines literacy among Laotian Hmong

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A new book by John Duffy, associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, documents the historical development of literacy in a midwestern American community of Laotian Hmong who came to the United States as refugees from the Vietnam War. p. Published by the University of Hawaii…

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Concert to kick off nationwide Korngold celebration

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A concert celebrating the works of Academy Award-winning Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) will be held Monday (Oct. 29) at 4:30 p.m. in the Penote Performers Hall of the University of Notre Dames DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. p. Admission is $3 and tickets are available by…

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Physicist Garg accomplishes a rare feat

Author: Wayne Falda

It is not often when a physicist has an important paper published in Physical Review Letters, considered the most influential journal in physics. So consider the feat achieved by University of Notre Dame nuclear physicist Umesh Garg, who had not one, but two, papers published, back to back, in…

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Father Elizondo to receive international peace award

Author: Shannon Chapla

Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo, professor of pastoral and Hispanic theology and fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will receive the 2007 Community of Christ International Peace Award for his work in advocating full inclusion and justice for immigrants Friday (Oct. 26) in…

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Catholic Digest names Shrader-Frechette U.S “Hero”

Author: William G. Gilroy

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, F.J. and H.M. ONeill Professor of Philosophy and concurrent professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected by Catholic Digest magazine as one of 12heroes for Americalaypeople living or working in the United States who are performing exemplary work in the spirit…

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Law professor a founding director of international arbitration organization

Author: Melanie McDonald

James Seckinger, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame and one of the worlds leading international arbitration instructors, took a leadership role in the creation this month of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) in Geneva, Switzerland. He is one of four founding directors and the…

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Supreme Court Justice Scalia speaks at ND Law School

Author: Melanie McDonald

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia joined several of the nations most prominent legal scholars for a conference Oct. 19 at Notre Dame Law School.TitledSeparation of Powers as a Safeguard of Federalism,the conference was sponsored by A.J. Bellia, professor of law, and the Notre Dame Law Review. p….

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University, City, Project Future to build Innovation Park

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame, the City of South Bend and the regional economic development organization Project Future have joined forces to develop a technology incubator on a site immediately south of the campus between Eddy Street and State Route 23. p. David Brenner, an entrepreneurial executive with some…

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Russo appointed to federal financial aid committee

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Joseph Russo, director of student financial strategies at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA), an organization that serves as independent counsel to the U.S. Congress and Secretary of Education on federal student financial aid policy. p. Appointed by…

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Dave Brubeck to perform with quartet, students tonight at PAC

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck will take the stage at the University of Notre Dames DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts at 8:30 tonight (Oct. 19) in the Leighton Concert Hall. The performance is sold out. p. A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, Brubeck was the 2006 recipient of Notre Dames…

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Political scientist O’Donnell publishes new book

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Dissonances: Democratic Critiques of Democracy,by Guillermo ODonnell, Helen Kellogg Professor of Government and fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame, was recently published by the University of Notre Dame Press. p. The book is a collection of essays examining academic critiques of democracies. ODonnell argues…

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A Dramatic Entrance

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Anna Thompsons journey to Notre Dame started, quite literally, with a bang… or, actually, two. p. While driving to South Bend from Minnesota on separate trips this summer, she experienced a pair of blown tires – the first while coming out to look for a new home, and the…

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Notre Dame expands, enhances recycling programs

Author: Son Nguyen

The University of Notre Dame has launched a series of initiatives to improve the recycling habits of the campus community, including a new program on home football Saturdays and the implementation of a single stream recycling system. p. Under the sloganIts easy beingreen at ND,the enhancements to recycling at…

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Father Malloy explores post-Sept. 11 issues in new audio lecture

Author: Son Nguyen

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, is the creator and narrator of a new audio program now available for purchase from Now You Know Media. p. Terrorism, Counterterrorism and the Ethics of Warfareoffers insight into the experience and aftermath of the Sept….

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Blue Mass to be celebrated Oct.29

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The seventh annual Blue Mass for police officers, firefighters, rescue workers and their families will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 29 (Monday) in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. p. Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins., C.S.C., will preside at the Mass, and…

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Engineering’s Talley promoted to brigadier general

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Jeffrey W. Talley, associate professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been promoted from the rank of colonel to brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserves. The promotion ceremony took place last month at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. p….

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Student chosen for future diversity leaders program

Author: Son Nguyen

Rebeca Alvarez, a University of Notre Dame junior from Santa Tecla, El Salvador, has been selected by the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG for its Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) internship program. p. Alvarez was among 50 students from across the nation who were chosen to participate in the…

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Father Hesburgh honored; he brought “reason to the fore”

Author: Don Wycliff

WASHINGTON – To the secretary of state, he is a towering historical figure who nevertheless possesses a deeply personal, deeply spiritual touch. p. To a former U.S. senator, he is a man who always has been called on to do the hard jobs for his country on issues fraught…

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At-risk moms find 'BFFs' at Notre Dame

Author: Shannon Chapla

Parenting can be a huge challenge, even in traditional, two-parent households.For low-income, single moms, it can prove overwhelming. p. Enter a first-of-its-kind research project at the University of Notre Dame that creates an umbilical cord of sorts from vulnerable, stressed-out moms to family coaches via cell phones.The parenting trainers,…

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GE donates solar panels for new engineering building

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame today announced that General Electric will present a $500,000 in-kind product and services contribution associated with a solar power system array and supporting infrastructure that will be incorporated into the Universitys new Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering. Final specifications for the photovoltaic array will be…

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Evening of space science to be held at Jordan Hall

Author: William G. Gilroy

In conjunction with the Oct. 15 to 17 visit of NASAsThe Vision for Space Exploration Experiencemobile visualization unit to the South Bend area, the University of Notre Dame will sponsor a related program at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Oct 15) in the Jordan Hall of Science. p. The event, which…

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Information security program wins communications award

Author: Son Nguyen

The University of Notre Dames information security awareness team has received an Award of Excellence from the Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS).Comprised of a cross-campus advisory group of staff and faculty from the Offices of Information Technologies and Public Affairs and Communication, the team…

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