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Downloading spirituality

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Sometimes a revolution is born of simple observation. Such is the case with weekly spiritual podcasts prepared by the Office of Campus Ministry. p. The audio experience, which premiered on Ash Wednesday, last about 20 minutes and include a Gospel reading, a brief homily, a psalm reading, an intention…

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Elizabeth O’Neill, Father Hesburgh’s sister, dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

ElizabethBettyHesburgh ONeill, sister of Notre Dames president emeritus, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., died Feb. 25 inWinchester,Mass.She was 86. p. The third of five children of Theodore and Anne Marie (Murphy) Hesburgh, Elizabeth was bornSept. 25, 1920, inSyracuse,N.Y.A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she joined the Navy…

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Naval ROTC to host national naval leadership event

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dames Naval Reserve OfficersTraining Corps (ROTC) will host the 12 th annual Naval Leadership Weekend from Thursday to Sunday (March 1 to 4) on the Universitys campus. p. The event is the nations premier conference for future naval and Marine Corps officers and offers them…

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Father of liberation theology receives ashes from pope

Author: John Thavis

ROME (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass this year on Ash Wednesday, among those he placed ashes on was Father Gustavo Gutierrez, considered the father of liberation theology. p. Father Gutierrez, a Dominican theologian from Peru, was in Rome to teach a brief course at the Pontifical…

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Love and marriage at the movies

Author: Carol C. Bradley

A romance comedy starts when a couplemeets cute,a term attributed to movie critic Roger Ebert, and ends at the point where love conquers all. p(MsoNormal){MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt}. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> p(MsoNormal){MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt}. That could be the plot ofThe…

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Conference to celebrate African-American poetry

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame will hostGathering Ground: 10 Years of Cave Canem,a poetry conference celebrating the national community of African-American poets, as well as contemporary African-American poetry and poetics, March 7 to 9 (Wednesday to Friday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium. p. Arnold…

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Kellogg Institute receives Coca-Cola Foundation grant

Author: Shannon Chapla and Kelly Roberts

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame has received a $290,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation to support the Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service inLatin Americaand to expand the Kellogg Institute Internship Program. p. About $180,000 of the funding will provide three…

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Economist Ghilarducci appointed to California benefits panel

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economics and policy studies and director of theHigginsLaborResearchCenterat the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to aCaliforniastate commission which will recommend a policy to meet the states pension and health care obligations toward its retired employees. p. The Public Employee Post-Employment Benefits Commission was…

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It takes Brown and Braun to make history at Notre Dame

Author: Shannon Chapla

A 35-year gender barrier has been broken at Notre Dame with the election this week of the Universitys first ever, all-female ticket for student body president and vice president. p. Junior Elizabeth Brown fromFt. Wayne,Ind., and sophomore Maris Braun ofCincinnati, defeated the Danny Smith/Ashley Weiss team Sunday by a…

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Westerink named to Louisiana flood protection board

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Joannes J. Westerink, professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame and co-developer of the Advanced Circulation Model (ADCIRC), has been appointed to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection AuthorityWest Bankby Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco. p. The seven-member board and its counterpart, the 11-member East…

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Browning Cinema presents high-definition screening of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” live from Metropolitan Opera

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Metropolitan Operas live high-definition satellite broadcast of TchaikovskysEugene Oneginwill be presented at1:30 p.m.Saturday (Feb. 24) in the Browning Cinema of theMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame. p. Admission is $18, and $15 for children under age 12.Tickets are available by calling 574-631-2800. p. Only…

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Nominations sought for new teaching excellence award; award created for advising

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Student and faculty nominations are being sought for a revised annual undergraduate teaching excellence award and for a new award that celebrates excellence in advising at the University of Notre Dame. p. Faculty and students are asked to submit nominations through March 1 (Thursday) for the new Award for…

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Survey ranks political scientists Mainwaring, O’Donnell among the field’s most-cited scholars

Author: Kelly Roberts

The journal PS: Political Science&Politics __ has __ named the University of Notre Dames Scott Mainwaring and Guillermo ODonnell among the 400 most-cited scholars teaching inU.S.political science graduate departments. p. InThe Political Science 400: A 20-Year Update,the authors ranked the top 25 scholars according to their doctoral year in…

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A Match Made in Heaven

Author: Ted Fox

In 1997 and 1999, Christian Smith taught three-week summer seminars at Notre Dame, living on campus with his wife and kids. p. But fond memories arent the only reason he feels at home under the Dome. p. I found Notre Dame attractive insofar as it has a theological, moral…

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Sundance and Oscar winners headline Genocide Film Series

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

TheGenocide Film Series: On Our Watch?will take place at the University of Notre Dame from March 2 to 4 (Friday to Sunday) in the Browning Cinema of the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. p. Sponsored by the ND Holocaust Project, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies,…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Garnett discusses Supreme Court’s upcoming “faith based initiatives” case

Author: Michael O. Garvey

When President Bushs controversialfaith based initiativesare discussed next week before the Supreme Court, their constitutionality wont be at issue, according to Richard Garnett, associate professor in theNotre DameLawSchool. p. On Feb. 28, the court will hear arguments in the case of Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation.The case involves…

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Design professor co-authors graphics guide book for managers

Author: Shannon Chapla

Robert Sedlack, assistant professor of design at the University of Notre Dame, is the lead author of a new book titledGraphics and Visual Communication for Managers. p. Published last month by Thomson South-Western as part of the Managerial Communication Series, the book offers practical and useful advice on how…

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ND Campus Ministry offers new podcast for prayer

Author: Michael O. Garvey

NDPrayercast,a weekly Internet podcast of gospel readings, psalms, meditative songs and homilies will be launched Ash Wednesday (Feb. 21) by Notre Dames Office of Campus Ministry. p. The free podcast will be available at http://www.ndprayercast.org/ .The link will be activated at9 a.m.Wednesday morning. p. The program, which will be…

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Upward Bound to host area students for Trio Day conference

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

The Upward Bound program at the University of Notre Dame will host students and parents from the local community on campus March 10 (Saturday) for a conference titledTrio Scholars Embracing the Future.In celebration of national Trio Day, which honors first-generation and low-income students who have successfully achieved a higher…

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Esmee Bellalta, emerita professor of architecture, dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Esmee Marian (Cromie) de Bellalta, emerita professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, died Feb. 15.She was 79 years old. p. A native ofLondon, Bellalta was a 1942 graduate ofHarvardUniversitys Graduate School of Design and taught for many years at the Universidad Catolica de Chile inSantiagobefore joining…

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General Electric chair and CEO Jeffrey Immelt to deliver 2007 Commencement address

Author: Don Wycliff & Dennis Brown

Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric Co., will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Notre Dames 162 nd Commencement exercises May 20 in theJoyceCenterarena on campus. p. During his five-plus years as…

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Mathematics conference to focus on theory of mechanisms

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dames Center for Applied Mathematics will host a conference titledGeometry of Mechanism Sciencefrom March 1 to 4 (Thursday to Sunday) at McKenna Hall. p. The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from around the world on the theory of mechanisms and the…

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Historian Rodriguez awarded career enhancement fellowship

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Marc S. Rodriguez, assistant professor of history and concurrent assistant professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a 2007 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. p. The award, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,…

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ND senior named to USA Today academic team

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Megan Towle, a University of Notre Dame senior fromLeawood,Kan., has been named to the 2007 All-USA College Academic third team by the national newspaper USA Today. Her accomplishment is recognized in a profile appearing in the Feb. 15 print edition of the paper as well as on the Web…

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University Libraries acquire three new book collections

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame has acquired three new collections of books, according to Katharina J. Blackstead, library advancement officer for the University Libraries. p. BrighamYoungUniversityhas given the libraries a gift of 7,000 books on the Catholic Church.BYU had acquired them some 30 years ago from a Benedictine monastery…

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Students host Edith Stein conference to address healing in women

Author: Shannon Chapla

A group of University of Notre Dame students is hosting a two-day conference to address healing for women who have been victimized in body and spirit and to discuss the manner in which contemporary culture imperils the dignity of women. p. The conference, titledThe Edith Stein Project: Toward Integral…

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ICL’s acclaimed programs strengthen and share ND’s Catholic identity

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

What is the truest face of Notre Dames Catholicism? p. Is it the Grotto? The Basilica of the Sacred Heart? The theology department? The place where consecrated Communion hosts are kept? p. Or is it the Institute for Church Life (ICL)? Put another way, if ICL were one of…

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