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2007 Slatt Fellows named

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Five University of Notre Dame students are the recipients of the 2007 Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship awards for undergraduate research in the field of energy systems and processes, according to Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. p. They are: Joseph Basconi and Shawn Coleman, both…

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Alumni Association to present two awards at Reunion ‘07

Author: Shannon Chapla and Angela Sienko

TheUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Associationwill present two awards during Reunion 2007 ceremonies on campus Friday and Saturday (June 1 and 2). p. Francis X. (Tim) Bradley Jr., who earned his bachelors, masters and law degrees from Notre Dame, will receive the Rev. John Cardinal OHara Award during aReunion07 ceremony June…

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A Toast to Theodore Hesburgh

Author: Martin E. Marty

“Public religion,” our theme, involves publics; publics are made up of people; people act in response to leadership. This Memorial Day I am going to remember one leader, Father Theodore Hesburgh, who is very much with us, celebrating his 90th birthday on the day I write this. Prompting came…

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Engineering names Spira honorees

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Thomas E. Fuja, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Robert C. Nelson, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, are the 2007 recipients of the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching, according to James L. Merz, interim dean of the University of Notre…

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Notre Dame undergraduates flock to peace studies

Author: Joan Fallon

The number of Notre Dame undergraduates who choose peace studies as either a minor or major has more than doubled in the past three years — from fewer than 100 students in the 2003-04 academic year to 216 in the 2006-07 academic year. p. The program attracts highly accomplished…

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Upward Bound receives grant from JPMorgan Chase

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame’s Upward Bound program has received a $10,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation for the implementation of a project-based learning tutoring component. p. The grant is part of the foundationsOvercoming Barriers and Challenges to Education inIndianainitiative, which helps low-income and minority students. p. Project-based…

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Faculty excellence honored at annual President’s Dinner

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

University of Notre Dame organic chemist A. Graham Lappin, a prodigious researcher and the longest-serving chair of chemistry and biochemistry in memory, has been selected by his peers as the recipient of the 2007 Faculty Award. Lappin was honored Tuesday (May 22) during the annual Presidents Dinner. p. His…

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Father Jenkins leads Notre Dame delegation to conference in the Holy Land

Author: Michael O. Garvey and William Schmitt

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will lead a delegation of University administrators and faculty to Jerusalem for a conference May 30 (Wednesday) marking the 35 th anniversary of the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies at Tantur. p. The conference,Perspectives on Hope -…

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Economist Thomas Gresik to join local energy forum

Author: Shannon Chapla

Thomas A. Gresik, professor of economics and econometrics at the University of Notre Dame, will participate in an energy forum organized by U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., * from10to11 a.m.Tuesday (May 29) at theStudebakerNationalMuseum,808 W. Washington St.,South Bend. * p. The public forum will feature experts and business leaders…

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Two names added to Main Building’s “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 emeritus of art at Notre Dame, will have their names added to the Universitys Wall of Honor, according to Notre Dame president Rev. John I….

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Electrical Engineering’s Huang receives Fulbright Award

Author: William G. Gilroy

Yih-Fang Huang, professor of engineering and concurrent professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a Fulbright-Nokia Scholarship to support his appointment as a visiting professor at the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) for the fall 2007 semester. During his visit toFinland,…

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Biometrics researchers coauthor report on facial recognition technology

Author: William G. Gilroy

On the face of it, the old saying goes, things are not always as they seem. However, when it comes to faces, things are almost always what they seem, according to a new report coauthored by two University of Notre Dame biometrics researchers. p. Kevin Bowyer and Patrick Flynn…

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Law School’s associate dean Roger Jacobs receives honor

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Roger F. Jacobs, associate dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School and director emeritus of the Kresge Law Library, has been awarded the 2007 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). p. Jacobs will receive the award, which was established…

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Face to Face

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Often he has said that if just one word were to be inscribed on his tombstone, he would like it to bepriest.As Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, begins his 91st year on this side of that monument, it is obvious that he…

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Political scientist writes new book on information as a tool for peace

Author: Joan Fallon

In his new bookPromoting Peace with Information,just released by Princeton University Press, University of Notre Dame political scientist Dan Lindley explores the idea that peacekeeping institutions such as the United Nations can reduce the risk of war by increasing transparency between adversaries. p. Transparency relates to the amount of…

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Basilica’s spires to be removed, redesigned as a precaution

Author: Dennis Brown

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame will be closed from noon Tuesday (May 22) through Thursday (May 24) to remove three spires from the churchs bell tower. The daily 11:30 a.m. Mass will be moved to the Basilicas crypt during the project. p….

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GE leader Immelt urges graduates to be "our greatest generation"

Author: Dennis Brown

Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric Co., urged graduates at the University of Notre Dames 162nd Commencement exercises Sunday (May 20) to beour greatest generation. p. The principal Commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary degree, Immelt spoke of his admiration for Notre Dame, poked…

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Michael Rossmann 2007 Valedictory address

Author: Michael Rossmann

Mr. Immelt, Fr. Jenkins, faculty and staff, family, friends, and fellow graduates: __ p. Just under four years ago, we students left this building at the end of freshman orientation unsure of what awaited us at Notre Dame.And parents, you said your goodbyes and returned to our old homes,…

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Jeffrey Immelt 2007 Commencement address

Author: Jeffrey Immelt

Thank you, Father Jenkins.Congratulations to the Class of 2007, and welcome to all of your family here today.I would also like to congratulate all of the honorees, each of whom is a leader in their field.The fact that you are honoring President Coleman fromMichigantells me a little something about…

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Graduate School holds first commencement ceremony

Author: William G. Gilroy

Its not every day that someone from Michigan is applauded at Notre Dame,University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman said today (May 19) during her Commencement address at the University. p. Today was clearly not just any day at Notre Dame, but a notable day when the Universitys Graduate…

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Mary Sue Coleman 2007 Graduate School Commencement address

Author: Mary Sue Coleman

Its not every day that someone fromMichiganis applauded at Notre Dame! p. I want to thank Father Jenkins and the leadership of the university for inviting me to be part of such a special day in the life of Notre Dame.The entire country knows of the great football rivalry…

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Biologist David Severson helps map yellow fever/dengue mosquito genome

Author: William G. Gilroy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science on Thursday (May 17) published the first draft of the genome sequence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito species that transmits the yellow fever and dengue parasite to humans. Research by University of Notre Dame biologist David W. Severson formed an integral…

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ROTC student Karl Kadon commissioned at White House

Author: Shannon Chapla

Karl Kadon, a University of Notre Dame ROTC student from Cincinnati, Ohio, was among 54 graduates commissioned by President Bush in a special White House ceremony Thursday (May 17). p. “I couldn’t believe it when I was told I was one of the ones chosen,” Kadon told the Cincinnati…

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Commencement 2007 related news releases

Author: Notre Dame News

A list of all Commencement 2007 related news releases: bq{MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px}. *p. * GE leader Immelt urges graduates to be “our greatest generation” /content.cfm?topicid=23006 p. Jeffrey Immelt 2007 Commencement address /content.cfm?topicid=23031 p. Mary Sue Coleman 2007 Graduate School Commencement address /content.cfm?topicid=23026 p. Michael Rossmann 2007 Valedictory address /content.cfm?topicid=23027 p….

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Notre Dame elects Purdue mechanical engineer as vice president for research

Author: Dennis Brown and Gail Hinchion Mancini

Robert J. Bernhard, associate vice president for research and professor of mechanical engineering atPurdueUniversity, has been elected by theUniversityofNotre Dame Boardof Trustees to the newly created position of vice president for research, effective Aug. 1. He also was appointed a full professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical…

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Graduate School to present first Distinguished Alumni Award

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre DamesGraduateSchoolwill present its first Distinguished Alumnus Award to Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at theUniversityofChicagoand Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, at1 p.m.Saturday (May 19) during commencement ceremonies in theDeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts. p. The award was established to mark…

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Julia Knight receives Burns Graduate School Award

Author: William G. Gilroy

Julia Knight, Charles L. Huisking Professor of Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, will be presented with the Universitys 2007 James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award at the schools first commencement ceremony Saturday (May 19) at1 p.m.in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. p. The award is given…

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Graduate School names Shaheen Award winners

Author: William G. Gilroy

Four doctoral candidates at the University of Notre Dame will receive 2007 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards at the schools first commencement ceremony at1 p.m.Saturday (May 19) in theDeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts. p. Named in honor of a Notre Dame alumnus and his wife, the award…

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Genetic map completed for mass-killer mosquito

Author: Will Dunham

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – The genetic blueprint of the mosquito that spreads yellow and dengue fever is more complex than the one that carries malaria, and scientists are hoping to use the information to find ways to thwart the little killers. p. Researchers on Thursday published the genome…

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