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From dual roots grew dual career paths

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Colleen Ryan-Scheutz began life with feet planted in two cultures: Italian and Irish. And as an academic she remains firmly planted in two distinct areas. p. This year, Ryan-Scheutz is seeing the publication of two books whose common thread is Italian language and culture, but whose approaches are distinct….

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Cell biologist to deliver Nieuwland lectures

Author: William G. Gilroy

Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at Rockefeller University in New York City and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will be the featured speaker Monday and Tuesday (April 2 and 3) for the annual Nieuwland Lectures in Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. p….

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Irish novelist Patrick McCabe to read at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Irish novelist Patrick McCabe will give a reading at7 p.m.Thursday (March 29) ^^ in the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall auditorium. p. A native of Clones,CountyMonaghan, McCabe is the author ofThe Butcher BoyandBreakfast on Pluto,both of which have been made into popular films.He also is the author ofThe…

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Conference to celebrate ND theologian John Dunne’s 50th year of teaching

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Seeking the Heart’s Desire,a conference honoring Rev. John Dunne, C.S.C., Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Catholic Theology, for his half-century-long presence on the faculty at Notre Dame, will be held Friday to Sunday (March 30 to April 1) at McKenna Hall. p. Judge John T. Noonan of the…

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Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar to discuss American Indian timekeeping

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Raymond J. DeMallie, professor of anthropology atIndianaUniversity, will discuss American Indian timekeeping in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 3 (Tuesday) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterat the University of Notre Dame. p. TitledLakota Winter Counts and the Cultural Interpretation of Time,DeMallies lecture is sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa…

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One building temporarily evacuated due to gas leak

Author: Don Wycliff

A construction crew ruptured a gas line Monday morning (March 26) at the University of Notre Dame, causing a leak that led to the evacuation of one campus building. p. The accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at a site just west of the Hesburgh Library and south of…

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Students to participate in 3rd annual food drive March 31

Author: Paul Horn

Students from the University of Notre Dame will go through area neighborhoods Saturday (March 31) collecting nonperishable items in the third annual Notre Dame Canned Food Drive. p. Organized by the Universitys Center for Social Concerns, World Hunger Coalition and residence halls, the drive will donate all items to…

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Phillip Johnson appointed director of Notre Dame Security Police

Author: Dennis Brown &Jenny Monahan

Phillip A. Johnson, associate director of Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), has been promoted to director, effective March 29. p. Johnson joined NDSP as assistant director in 1986 and was named associate director in 2005.He succeeds Rex J. Rakow, who passed away in early March after an 18-month battle…

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Starbucks chairman to receive business ethics award

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Howard Schultz, chairman and former chief executive officer of Starbucks, will receive the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award for Ethics in Business and deliver the Frank Cahill Lecture in Business Ethics on Thursday (March 29) at the University of Notre Dame. p. The ceremony, which is free and…

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Ugandans to lead discussion of Millennium Villages Project

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Johnson Nkuuhe, country coordinator of the Millenium Villages Project inUgandaand David Siriri, science coordinator of the project, will lead a public discussion onThe Millennium Villages Project: Grassroots Development?at 7 p.m. Monday (March 26) in the Hammes Student Lounge of the University of Notre Dames Coleman-Morse Center. p. The two…

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BYU donation is largest for theology

Author: Carol C. Bradley

The recent donation of a collection of nearly 7,000 books on Catholic theology by Brigham Young Universitywill richly enhance our holdings in Catholic thought and history,says Alan Krieger, subject librarian for theology, philosophy and Jewish studies at Notre Dames Hesburgh Library. p. While its not uncommon for the library…

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Activist Ruth Messinger to speak March 28 on Darfur crisis

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), will deliver a lecture titledBearing Witness: Crisis in Darfurat 8 p.m. March 28 (Wednesday) in the auditorium of the<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />EckVisitorsCenterat the University of Notre Dame. She will give a firsthand account of the ongoing…

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Central American officials to discuss free trade agreement

Author: Kelly Roberts

Experts on the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) – including two policymakers who played key roles in negotiating agreements for their respective countries – will discuss the implications of this new trade zone in a roundtable discussion at 4:30 p.m. March 28 (Wednesday) in theHesburghCenterauditorium at the University…

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Archbishop Romero to be commemorated at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The 27 th anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be commemorated at theUniversityofNotre Dame March27 and 29 (Tuesday and Thursday) with a panel discussion, a Mass and a lecture by Judge Victoria Marina de Aviles of the Supreme Court of El Salvador. p. The panel…

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VisionIT CEO David Segura to discuss entrepreneurship

Author: Shannon Chapla

David Segura, chief executive officer of VisionIT Inc., will deliver a lecture titledEntrepreneurship: The Art of Networkingat4:30 p.m.March 29 (Thursday) in 140 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.The event is free and open to the public. p. Founded bySegurain 1997, VisionIT is one of the largest diversity-owned…

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Conference to consider vocations

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A conference designed to help students reflect on their lives as responses to Gods call will be held Sunday to Tuesday (March 25 to 27) at the University of Notre Dame. p. Organized by the Center for Liturgy and the Notre Dame Vocation Initiative (NDVision), the conference,Vocations and the…

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Theologian Ryan named Henry Luce III Fellow

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

The Association of Theological Schools in theUnited Statesand Canada (ATS) and the Henry Luce Foundation have named University of Notre Dame theologian Maura A. Ryan a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology for 2007-08. She is one of seven award recipients selected from more than 250 ATS member graduate…

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Theologian’s book offers new insight into John Calvin

Author: Kathy Pitts

In his groundbreaking new bookImage and Word in the Theology of John Calvin,Randall C. Zachman, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, reveals and analyzes the Swiss reformers understanding of image and word both comprehensively and chronologically, with attention to the way that each theme develops…

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Patrick McCartan, ND board chairman, to receive Laetare Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Patrick F. McCartan, chair of the University of Notre Dames Board of Trustees, has been awarded Notre Dames Laetare Medal for 2007.He will receive the medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, during the University’s 162nd Commencement exercises May 20 (Sunday). ** p. Notre Dames…

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Leprechaun logo

Author: Don Wycliff

The University of Notre Dame issued the following statement about the Leprechaun logo discussion with Cathedral High School of Indianapolis: p{MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px}. The University of Notre Dame and Cathedral High School have been in communication about the school’s use of Notre Dame’s “Fighting Leprechaun” logo since at least the…

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Ethicist Margaret Hogan to speak on “Gordian knot” of abortion

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Margaret Monahan Hogan, McNerney-Hanson Professor of Ethics at theUniversityofPortland, will speak onBioethics and Its Gordian Knotat4 p.m.March 23 (Friday) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall. p. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture and the Notre Dame Alumni Associations Alumni…

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Engineering professor to receive Max Jakob Memorial Award

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Kwang-Tzu Yang, the Viola D. Hank Professor Emeritus of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of the Max Jakob Memorial Award. p. Presented annually in recognition ofeminent achievement of distinguished service in the area of heat transfer,the award was established…

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Secrets of a $5.5 billion portfolio: partners and ‘patriots’

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

To understand the world of Scott Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer, know this first: You might not want to ask him for a stock tip, but if you need the advice of someone who can judge character, he’s your man. p. Malpassexpertise is judging whether professionals are…

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First science from the Large Binocular Telescope: Notre Dame astrophysicist reports gamma ray finding

Author: William G. Gilroy

An international team headed by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter M. Garnavich has reported the first scientific result from the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). The team imaged a distantafterglowof gamma ray burst070125. p. The $120 million LBT is located atopMountGraham, a 10,700-foot mountain in southeasternArizona. The team of…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Schmuhl criticizes primary system

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Bemoaning recent developments in the nations electoral system, Robert Schmuhl, Annenberg-Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, asks:Is this any way to choose a president? p. In an op/ed piece in todays edition of USA Today, Schmuhl argues thatthe process for selecting the…

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IRS ruling allows charitable trusts to participate with Notre Dame endowment

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has received a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service that permits qualified charitable remainder trusts to earn the investment return of Notre Dames endowment. p. With the ruling, Notre Dame joins a handful of other schools, including Harvard, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of…

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New initiatives designed to assist Notre Dame researchers

Author: William G. Gilroy

Faculty researchers at the University of Notre Dame are receiving a boost from two new Office of Research initiatives designed to advance the Universitys progress into the ranks ofAmericas leading research universities. The initiatives include improved services to faculty and a Web-based software suite that assists researchers with proposal…

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Notre Dame student loan default rate lowest in nation

Author: Dennis Brown

The default rate on federal loans to University of Notre Dame students is three-tenths of a percent, the lowest among the nations major universities, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. p. Calculated annually, the rate is based on the number of former students in…

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Lawrence Lee, retired ND engineering professor, dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Lawrence H.N. Lee, professor emeritus of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, died March 9 at his home in South Bend after a long illness.He was 84. p. A native of Shanghai, China, Lee joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1950.A specialist in research design…

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