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Notre Dame receives national award for excellence in communications technology

Author: James Cope

The Association forCommunications TechnologyProfessionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) has selected the University of Notre Dame as the sole recipient of the prestigious Institutional Excellence in Communications Technology award for 2007. p. ACUTA, an association made up of 825 colleges and universities in all 50 states, bases the highly competitive…

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Notre Dame receives award from National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame received the Leadership Roundtable Best Practice Award from the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management (NLRCM) at its annual meeting Thursday inPhiladelphia. p. The award is being given in recognition of the Universitys outstanding commitment to inspire and encourage students in a vocation of…

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Blum’s new book examines honesty and lies in China

Author: Shannon Chapla

Susan D. Blum, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of a new book titledLies that Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths,which explores the ideology of truth and deception in China and elsewhere. p. Offering a…

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Notre Dame Magazine honored by CASE, Catholic Press Association

Author: Shannon Chapla

Notre Dame Magazine, the Universitys quarterly alumni publication, won three awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), including a gold medal for excellence, and seven honors from the Catholic Press Association (CPA). p. The magazine received one of four gold medals awarded from among…

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Political scientist analyzes fallout from European immigration in new book

Author: Kelly Roberts

Why have traditional immigrant-receiving states historically permitted high levels of immigration and to what degree can its political and social fallout be managed? p. In a new book titledThe Logics and Politics of Post-WWII Migration to Western Europe,University of Notre Dame political scientist Anthony M. Messina explores the phenomenon…

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U.N. secretary-general invites Father Williams to leadership summit

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C., a business ethics expert at the University of Notre Dame, has been invited by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to participate in the 2007 Global Compact Leaders Summit from July 5 to 6 (Thursday to Friday) in Geneva, Switzerland. p. The director of Notre Dames…

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ND Professor Johansen appointed president of Bethany Theological Seminary

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Ruthann Johansen, visiting associate professor in the Program of Liberal Studies and fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected president of Bethany Theological Seminary by its board of trustees. p. Johansen, whose appointment becomes effective July 1, has…

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Notre Dame hosts two NEH summer seminars

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame is hosting two National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer seminars in which college and university professors with related interests are able to conduct scholarly research under the direction of an expert. p. A five-week seminar titledAnglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800,is underway through July 6 (Friday)…

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The engraver’s monument

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Its an odd little monument, as Notre Dame monuments go, that shrunken monolith of concrete among the park benches just west of Malloy Halls Chapel of Mary, Seat of Wisdom. p. Affixed to its oblique cap, like a missal atop a lectern, is a bronze plaque identifying the area…

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$10 million gift to combine with state funds for joint Indiana University-Notre Dame facility

Author: Dennis Brown, William Gilroy and Gail Hinchion Mancini

Charles M.MikeHarper, retired chair and chief executive officer of ConAgra Foods and of RJR Nabisco, has made a $10 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to support the construction of Harper Hall, a new building for expanded medical school and cancer research initiatives at the Indiana University…

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A hot job market for 2007 graduates

Author: Carol C. Bradley

A remarkable 88 percent of the University of Notre Dames class of 2007 graduated with plans in place for employment or further education, according to the annual survey of graduates conducted by the Office of Institutional Research. p. The job market has been hot for Notre Dames new grads,…

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Catholic peacebuilders gather in Colombia

Author: Joan Fallon

Bogota,Colombia, is the site of this years Catholic Peacebuilding Network conference. Church leaders, scholars and peacebuilding practitioners from around the world are gathering this week (June 24 to 29) to share wisdom and focus on solutions for achieving a just and lasting peace. p. After nearly four decades of…

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Alumni club creates endowment to fund cross-cultural intern program in Los Angeles

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame has received a $500,000 gift from the Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles to establish an endowment to fund the Cross-Cultural Leadership Intern Program-Los Angeles (CCLIP-LA). p. CCLIP-LA is an eight-week undergraduate service learning initiative modeled after the Notre Dame Institute for Latino Studies(ILS)…

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Computer Science and Engineering’s Thain receives NSF CAREER Award

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Douglas Thain, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of a 2007 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. p. The CAREER program, which was established by the NSF in 1995, recognizes and supports junior faculty…

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Kenyan women conquer poverty through Notre Dame-sponsored business academy

Author: Shannon Chapla

In the southern outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, is a square mile that contains one of the largest and most desperate slums on the African continent. p. Kibera, the second-largest slum in the world, is crammed with almost 1 million people who live in shacks without electricity, running water or…

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An evolving relationship

Author: MARIEM QAMRUZZAMAN

Mark A. Noll, a man many Americans may never have heard of, reclines in his office chair dressed in jeans and a polo shirt. A soft-spoken man and now a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, he was named one of the top 25 most influential…

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Institute for Latino Studies issues annual Hispanic housing report

Author: Shannon Chapla

There is a cautiously optimistic view of homeownership prospects for Latino immigrants in the United States, according to a report released this month by the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) and the nonprofit organization Esperanza. p. The third in a 10-year study series, the report,…

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New technology to provide rapid response in emergencies

Author: James Cope

The University of Notre Dame is augmenting its emergency communications capabilities this summer with a technology service called Connect-ED, a system that allows communication administrators to contact large numbers of students and employees quickly through multiple electronic technologies. p. Early technical testing is complete, and the Universitys goal is…

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Conference aims to transform culture of youth sports

Author: Kristin Sheehan

Leaders of Catholic youth sports programs from across the United States will join forces on the University of Notre Dame campus June 22 to 24 (Friday to Sunday) to participate in a movement to transform the culture of youth sports. Recognizing the spiritual nature of sports, and determined to…

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News and Information Appoints New Assistant Director

Author: Dennis Brown

Beth Grisoli, most recently of WLAE TV inNew Orleans, has been appointed assistant director of news and information at the University of Notre Dame.She will be responsible for producing video and audio media for various outlets, including broadcast television and the Web. p. For the past six years, Grisoli…

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Summer Shakespeare season takes “smart” approach

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Theater enthusiasts will enjoy a multitude of opportunities to share in the talents of a troupe of the finest professional Shakespearean actors this summer at the University of Notre Dame. p. Now in its eighth year, the 2007 season of Summer Shakespeare at Notre Dame, titledA Season of Smart…

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To coin a phrase: Library’s special collection is priceless

Author: Kyle Chamberlin

Stamps are not for me,mused Louis Jordan some 15 years ago.But I kind of like coins.And so began one mans journey from librarian to currency expert. p. Though he protests being labeled a numismatist, even a brief conversation withJordan, head of the University Librariesspecial collections and the Medieval Institute…

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Gas leak causes 90-minute evacuation of Mendoza

Author: Don Wycliff

Workmen at a construction project at the University of Notre Dame accidentally ruptured a 2-inch gas main Wednesday (June 13), forcing the evacuation of the buildings housing the Mendoza College of Business for about 90 minutes. p. The rupture occurred about 12:30 p.m. to a gas line that runs…

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ND theologian Father Elizondo receives John Courtney Murray Award

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo, the Notre Dame Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology, received the John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) at its annual convention banquet on June 9 inLos Angeles. p. The award, which is the CTSAs highest honor, memorializes the most…

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Engineering’s Brennecke receives Prausnitz Award

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the University of Notre Dames Energy Center, has been awarded the 2007 John M. Prausnitz Award for outstanding achievement in applied chemical thermodynamics by the Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design….

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Puente to receive Latino community service award

Author: Shannon Chapla

Sylvia Puente, director of the Center for Metropolitan Chicago Initiatives (CMCI) in the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), will receive a community service award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), during a ceremony June 14 (Thursday). p. Presented to an individual…

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Upward Bound summer program to begin June 11

Author: Shannon Chapla

SixtySouth Bendhigh school students and recent graduates will begin taking courses Monday (June 11) at the University of Notre Dame as part of the Universitys Upward Bound summer residential program. p. Offering academic instruction that focuses on individual needs and social activities intended to provide a glimpse of college…

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Sociologists explore worldwide social movement

Author: Joan Fallon

When Notre Dame sociologist Jackie Smith attended the first World Social Forum, held in 2001 inPorto Alegre,Brazil, organizers expected 4,000 participants. p. Instead, more than 15,000 people gathered to promotealternative globalization- the development of economic policies that emphasize human rights and democracy over economic growth. p. The forum has…

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