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Study reveals impact of U.N. weapons bans

Author: Joan Fallon

Since 1990, the United Nations has banned the transfer of arms to Iraq, Somalia, al Qaeda and 24 other nations and groups worldwide. Although these measures did not completely stop the flow of weapons, they did change the behavior of some targets, according to a new report co-written by…

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“Today” and MSNBC to feature law professor

Author: Melanie McDonald

Bridgette Carr, associate clinical professor of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, and one of her clients will be featured in reports on human trafficking Monday (Dec. 3) on theTodayshow on NBC and on an MSNBC special report,Sex Slaves in America. p. Todayairs locally from 7…

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Holland completes book series on British theater history

Author: Shannon Chapla

Peter Holland, McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies and acting dean of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, recently published the final two volumes of his five-book seriesRedefining British Theatre History. p. The series brings together more than 60 major practitioners in theater history to examine…

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Duany and Plater-Zyberk to receive 2008 Driehaus Prize

Author: Kara Kelly

Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, the husband and wife team that leads the Miami architectural firm Duany Plater-Zyberk&Company (DPZ), have been named the recipients of the sixth annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, administered by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. They will receive $200,000…

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Center for Social Concerns, North American Action Research Alliance

Author: Michael O. Garvey and Paul Horn

Faculty members from colleges and universities nationwide will be hosted by the University of Notre Dames Center for Social Concerns for a meeting of the North American Action Research Alliance (NAARA) on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1). p. NAARA was established in March 2006 when some…

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ND Expert: Oprah, Obama and “celebrity politics”

Author: Dennis Brown

Oprah Winfreys decision to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama before the Iowa caucuseselevates celebrity politics in America to a new level, maybe even a previously unexplored stratosphere,according to Robert Schmuhl, professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame and author of the bookStatecraft and…

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Mass collections to assist cyclone victims in Bangladesh

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Collections for aid to the victims of the recent cyclone in Bangladesh will be taken up at all Masses in University of Notre Dame residence halls and in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Saturday and Sunday (Dec.1 and 2). p. Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of…

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Editorial: The impact of a 'big sister'

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Familiarity often leads to someone, or something, being taken for granted. In St. Joseph County’s case, it is easy to sometimes forget the impact the University of Notre Dame has on the community. That is, until we are reminded. p. A recent study of the economic impact of the…

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English professor wins international book award

Author: Shannon Chapla

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, the Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, recently was awarded the John Ben Snow Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies forBooks Under Suspicion: Censorship and Tolerance of Revelatory Writing in Late Medieval England. p. Published last year by Notre…

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An artist of perfectly indistinct vision

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame artist Rev. Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C., had been stirred by the scriptural readings at Mass that morning and said so to his friend.Did you hear the passage from the Book of Wisdom? Thats what Im hoping to get at. p. The passage wasFor they search busily among…

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Phil Donahue to screen new film

Author: Joan Fallon

Television talk show host and University of Notre Dame graduate Phil Donahue will screen his first film,Body of War,at the Browning Cinema of the Universitys DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 7 (Friday). p. Directed and produced by Donahue and award-winning director and cinematographer Ellen…

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In land of wealth, why are believers poor givers?

Author: Terry Mattingly

It was the kind of cryptic theological statement that is often found stuck on automobile bumpers. p. This sticker said: “Don’t let my car fool you. My treasure is in heaven.” This echoed the Bible passage in which Jesus urged believers to "lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven….

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NEH makes Byzantine challenge grant

Author: Michael O. Garvey

One of the ambitions of the University of Notre Dames Spirit of Notre Dame capital campaign is the establishment of an endowment for Byzantine studies within the Medieval Institute. p. That ambition was quickened earlier this year when Thomas F.X. Noble, Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute,…

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Conference to examine “Dialogue of the Cultures”

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Pope Benedict XVIs address at the University of Regensburg last year included a proposal which was largely overlooked in the often violent controversy which followed it. p. While we rejoice in the new possibilities open to humanity, we also see the dangers arising from these possibilities and we must…

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Lubke wins award from psychology research organization

Author: Son Nguyen

Gitta Lubke, John Cardinal OHara, C.S.C., Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, has received the 2007 Raymond B. Cattell Award for early career accomplishment from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP). p. Named for the founder of SMEP and its first president, the Cattell…

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Senior Andrea Laidman named Mitchell Scholar

Author: William G. Gilroy

Andrea Laidman, a University of Notre Dame senior from Alden, N.Y., has been named a 2008-09 George J. Mitchell Scholar. p. The prestigious Mitchell scholarships are awarded annually to 12 Americans, under the age of 30, to pursue a year of post-graduate study at any university in Ireland. The…

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The Most Valuable College Football Teams

Author: Peter J. Schwartz

In the past few years, there’s been a big push by major college football teams to increase revenue through massive stadium expansions, lucrative premium seating and rich sponsorship and broadcast deals—the same blueprint the National Football League used for decades to create billion-dollar franchises. p. The game plan is…

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Strategic Academic Planning Committee selects research proposals

Author: William G. Gilroy

The first phase of the Strategic Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) process, a major new initiative to advance the scope, excellence and visibility of the University Notre Dames research enterprise, has been concluded and the second, and conclusive, phase of the effort soon will be underway. p. In January, University…

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Identified by rhetoric

Author: Shannon Chapla

Just as words and phrases surrounding Notre Dame offer the Universitys faculty, staff and students certain identities, such asDomersor Catholics, the language used to describe other groups of people creates a legacy and understanding that may define who they are and even how they understand themselves. p. The concept…

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Institute for Latino Studies report details integration in Chicago

Author: Shannon Chapla

As the Latino population has become the largest racial and ethnic minority in the Chicago area, many municipalities have been challenged to foster diverse and cohesive communities. p. To promote immigrant integration, both political parties should work together, especially in the areas of education, housing and social services, according…

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Afsaruddin’s new book examines legacy of first Muslims

Author: Shannon Chapla

Asma Afsaruddin, associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of a new book titledThe First Muslims: History and Memory,which explores how competing images of the earliest Muslims shape current Muslim discourses on critical issues. p. Recently published by Oneworld Publications,…

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Essays from Notre Dame Magazine honored

Author: Son Nguyen

Two essays published in Notre Dame Magazine last year have been honored in the 2007 volumeThe Best American Essays,edited by David Foster Wallace and published by Houghton Mifflin Company. p. Letting Go of Godby Nancy Mairs from the summer 2006 issue, was named one of theNotable Essays of 2006.The…

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Nuclear astrophysics institute joins international alliance

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dames Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) is one of four international partners in a new research alliance titledExtremes of Density and Temperature: Cosmic Matter in the Laboratory. p. Under the sponsorship of GSI, Darmstadt, one of the largest European nuclear physics laboratories, the alliance…

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Milton scholar publishes new book

Author: Shannon Chapla

Stephen M. Fallon, professor of liberal studies and English at the University of Notre Dame, is co-editor ofThe Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton,a new book that celebrates the genius of the 17th century English poet and is expected to become the standard Milton text for the…

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Democracy expert to lecture on stabilizing Iraq

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution, will deliver a lecture titledCan Iraq Be Stabilized?at 6 p.m. Nov. 27 (Tuesday) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. p. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Notre…

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The dark side of migration is her territory

Author: Melanie McDonald

When I went to law school, I never intended to practice law,says Bridgette Carr, associate clinical professor of law for the Legal Aid Clinic at Notre Dame Law School.For better or worse, people listen to you more if you have a J.D. after your name. I went to law…

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Renowned historian wins AHA book awards

Author: Shannon Chapla

Sabine G. MacCormack, Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded two American Historical Association (AHA) book prizes forOn the Wings of Time: Rome, the Incas, Spain and Peru,published last year by Princeton University Press. p. MacCormack is the…

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First-year MBAs win Cornell case competition

Author: Carol Elliott

A five-member team from the University of Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business finished in first place and won $6,000 in the recent HABLA Case Competition hosted by the Johnson School at Cornell University. p. Margot Woolley, Keith Flatley, Gabriel Kacarab, Rohit Jacob and Clinton Branam – all first-year…

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Siemens Regional Competition to be held Nov. 16 and 17

Author: William G. Gilroy

Five individuals and five teams of high school students have been selected to compete Friday and Saturday (Nov. 16 and 17) at the University of Notre Dame in the regional of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, the nations premier science research competition for high school students….

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