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Michael Rossmann named 2007 valedictorian

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Michael Rossmann, a double major in theology and economics fromIowa City,Iowa, has been named valedictorian of the 2007 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement exercises at 2 p.m. May 20 (Sunday) in theJoyceCenterarena. p. Rossmann earned a 4.0 grade point average…

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ND senior Hansen awarded human rights fellowship

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Naomi Hansen, a University of Notre Dame senior fromBarrington,Ill., has been named a 2007 Humanity in Action (HIA) summer fellow. One of 57 undergraduate students chosen from the United States, she will complete a summer training session in New York before pursuing an internship in Berlin this fall. p….

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Alumni Association to present four awards

Author: Shannon Chapla

Three University of Notre Dame graduates (one posthumously) and one student will receive special awards from the Notre Dame Alumni Association during ceremonies on campus Thursday (May 3). p. The James F. Armstrong Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the University by an employee, will be presented posthumously to…

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ND biologist Father Streit to receive highest honor from University of Portland

Author: Michael O. Garvey and William G. Gilroy

Rev. Thomas G. Streit, C.S.C., director of the University of Notre Dames Haiti Program, will receive theUniversityofPortlands highest honor, the Christus Magister Medal, during the universitys May 6 commencement ceremonies. p. Father Streit is being honored for his efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne infection that affects…

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Alumni Association honors distinguished students

Author: Shannon Chapla

Maryann M. Erigha, a senior fromStone Mountain,Ga., and Paul R. Brenner, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, have been selected recipients of theUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Association’s 2007 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award.The Alumni Association will host a luncheon in their honor…

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A cymbal of love in Jamaica

Author: Shannon Chapla

Three years ago Kenneth Dye, director of Notre Dame Bands, sent musical instruments to a crime- and drug-infested ghetto inKingston,Jamaica, to help occupy the time of children living in poverty and very much in danger of falling prey to gangs. p. p. He took on the project after…

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“Smart sanctions” experts to lead symposium for U.N. Security Council

Author: Joan Fallon

U.N. sanctions experts George Lopez and David Cortright from the University of Notre Dames Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will lead a United Nations Security Council policy symposium on enhancing the implementation of targeted sanctions Monday (April 30). p. The symposium will include new U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

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William Lawless, former ND Law School dean, dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

William B. Lawless, former dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School, died Monday (April 23) inSan Franciscoafter an illness.He was 84. p. A native ofBuffalo,N.Y., Lawless was editor of the Notre Dame Lawyer before receiving his law degree from the University in 1944.He did naval service in…

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Creative Writing Program awards 2008 Sullivan Prize to stories by Marilyn Krysl

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Dinner With Osama,a collection of short stories by Marilyn Krysl, has been selected as the winner of the 2008 Richard Sullivan Prize for short fiction. p. The prize, which has been awarded biennially since 1996 by the University of Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program to authors of short stories,…

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Engineering professor wins annual Ganey Award

Author: Paul Horn

For work that focuses on both the local area and internationally, Stephen E. Silliman, professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has won an annual award given by the Universitys Center for Social Concerns and funded by local businessman and former Notre Dame…

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Ben Ketchum, ACE graduate, meets with President Bush to advocate school choice

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Ben Ketchum, 1997 Notre Dame alumnus and graduate of theAlliancefor Catholic Education (ACE) program, was among the teachers, parents and administrators meeting with President Bush at the White House last Friday to discuss the benefits of Catholic schools to the nation and to advocate for more publicly funded access…

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Political scientist Lieber awarded prestigious fellowship

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Keir A. Lieber, assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a 2007 International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations. p. The fellowship encourages qualified individuals from the academic, business, professional, government, religious and congregational communities to seek to bridge the…

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A papal mistake gladly forgiven

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Before he became Pope Benedict XVI two years ago, and even before he became famous for his direction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was a prolific theologian whose dozens of books were widely and respectfully read.In 2003 he began yet another book…

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Conference to examine Pope Benedict’s first encyclical

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Two keynote addresses and student presentations will highlight a two-day student conference on the papal encyclicalDeus Caritas Est(God is Love) on Friday and Saturday (April 27 and 28) at the University of Notre Dame. p. Sponsored by the Office of the President, the conference will culminate an examination by…

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Lessons from Notre Dame

Author: Brad Gregory

What drew me to Notre Dame was its Catholic identity. Numerous academics think that any university with a religious mission must be inhibiting academic freedom, marking itself as sectarian and advertising itself as intellectually narrow. Such a characterization justly applies to some religiously affiliated colleges and universities, which want…

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Campus takes action toward Millennium Development Goals

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Task Force of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will observe MDG Awareness Week from Monday to Friday (April 23 to 27). Events to raise awareness and promote action toward achieving the eight goals established by the United Nations…

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English professor awarded Guggenheim fellowship

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, the Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a 2007-08 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. p. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded to experienced scholars, scientists and artists on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional…

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Community invited to participate in weekend of service

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Lead-ND , a network of volunteers at the University of Notre Dame, will mark National and Global Youth Service Day 2007 with a celebration assembly from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (April 21) in the media center atJeffersonIntermediateCenter. A light breakfast will be provided at the event, which is…

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20 faculty and staff receive first Joyce, Dockweiler Awards

Author: Dennis Brown

Seventeen University of Notre Dame faculty members have been selected as recipients of the first Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three faculty and staff members have been selected to receive the first Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. p. The Joyce…

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Theater proves perfect stage for Italian instruction

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Ragazzi,declares Laura Colangelo, calling the students of her Italian theater workshop to order in an OShaughnessy Hall classroom at Notre Dame. p. The endearing term meansyoung people,and its funny to hear her use it with authority. Colangelo is the teeniest person in the class, and so young-looking she could…

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Follett to continue management of Hammes Bookstore

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has renewed its partnership with Follett Higher Education Group for the management of the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and other retail operations on campus. The five-year contract includes an option for an additional five years at the Universitys discretion. p. Follett has managed the…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Garnett discusses Supreme Court decision on abortion ban

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Todays Supreme Court decision upholding the 2003 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act isa narrow, but important one,according to Richard W. Garnett, associate professor in theNotre DameLawSchool. p. Writing for the majority in the 5-4 ruling Justice Anthony Kennedy said that opponents of the banhave not demonstrated that the Act…

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Interfaith conference on wealth creation to be held at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Views on the Creation of Wealth,an interfaith conference of academic, business, banking and religious leaders will be held April 23 and 24 (Monday and Tuesday) at the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. p. The conference will be based on the Interfaith Declaration…

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Statement from Father Jenkins on tragedy at Virginia Tech

Author: Don Wycliff

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, issued the following statement about the shootings Monday (April 16) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute andStateUniversity: p. We grieve along with our brothers and sisters at Virginia Tech for those who died or were injured in yesterdays horrific…

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Professor edits new book on Jean-Luc Marion

Author: Kathy Pitts

Jean-Luc Marion unarguably stands as the leading figure in French phenomenology as well as one of the proponents of the so-calledtheological turnin European philosophy. p. In a new book titledCounter-Experiences: Reading Jean-Luc Marion,Kevin Hart, a chaired professor in philosophy and literature at the University of Notre Dame, has assembled…

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Asian Film Festival to explore China’s independent cinema

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame will welcome filmmakers and scholars to campus Thursday to Saturday (April 19 to 21) for its annual Asian Film Festival and conference, this year titled On the Edge: New Independent Cinema fromChina. p. The festival will showcase five award-winning independent films fromChinaand engage the…

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New design to be unveiled for “The Shirt” 2007

Author: Shannon Chapla

Continuing an 18-year tradition of spirit and service, the 2007 design for The Shirt Project at the University of Notre Dame will be unveiled at a kick-off celebration at6 p.m.Friday (April 20) at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. Shirts will be available for purchase immediately after the event. p….

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Alumni Association to honor 1985 graduate for service to youths

Author: Shannon Chapla

Michael J. Kennelly, a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will receive the 2007 William D. Reynolds Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association during halftime ceremonies of the Blue-Gold football game Saturday (April 21) at Notre Dame Stadium. p. Established in 1985, the Reynolds Award is…

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