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Twelve faculty members appointed to endowed chairs

Author: Shannon Chapla, William G. Gilroy and Susan Guibert

Ten members of the University of Notre Dame faculty have been awarded endowed professorships, and two have been appointed to endowed directorships, according to Thomas G. Burish, the Universitys provost. p. The appointments bring the number of endowed chairs at Notre Dame to 228. p. The newly appointed endowed…

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Notre Dame Forum to examine immigration

Author: Shannon Chapla

U.S. Sen. Melquiades RafaelMelMartinez, R-Fla., Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona, and Mayor Louis J. Barletta of Hazleton, Pa., will be the featured panelists participating Oct. 8 (Monday) in the third annual Notre Dame Forum. p. TitledImmigration: A Notre Dame Forum,the event will take…

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Hispanic Catholic bishops meet at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

An informal meeting of the nations Hispanic Catholic bishops was held at the University of Notre Dame on Sept. 24 and 25. p. The gathering was organized in consultation with the bishops by John Cavadini, chair of theology and director of Notre Dames Institute for Church Life (ICL); Rev….

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ND philosopher Sterba writes in defense of feminism

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men? A Debate,by Warren Farrell and James P. Sterba, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, was published this month by Oxford University Press. p. According to its publisher, the books co-authors offera sharp, lively, and provocative debate on the impact of feminism…

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Carlson Takes Spatial Cognition in a Different Direction

Author: Ted Fox

At one time or another, weve all been lost and sought out a relative, friend or gas station attendant for directions. But whileTake Cleveland west and turn on Lilac, just before the bankseems simple enough, theres a lot that goes into that advice. p. Laura Carlson, associate professor of…

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Biologist to testify before House subcommittee

Author: William G. Gilroy

David Lodge, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, will testify at a U.S. House Subcommittee on Fisheries hearing Thursday (Sept. 27) on the need for new, or revised, legislation on American industries involved in the importation and selling of live organisms. p. Lodge will…

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Senior receives double honors from Campus Compact

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Andrea Laidman, a University of Notre Dame senior from Alden, N.Y., is the recipient of national and state awards from Campus Compact, a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. p. Laidman is one of only five students selected…

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Notre Dame Expert: Garnett questions perception of Supreme Court’s right turn

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Richard W. Garnett, John Cardinal OHara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Law in the Notre Dame Law School, suggests that the upcoming Supreme Court term will challenge conventional wisdom. p. Much of the commentary about the Supreme Courts last term has included the claim that the justices have made a…

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New book analyzes World Social Forum

Author: Joan Fallon

Jackie Smith, associate professor of sociology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, is the co-author of a new book recently released by Paradigm Publishers. p. Global Democracy and the World Social Forumsoffers an analysis of one of the most important political developments of our time -…

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The Peace Professor

Author: Mike Ceaser

A few days before our meeting in this remote and sweltering corner of Colombia, John Paul Lederach sent me an e-mail messagefrom Nepal. p. Nepal and Colombia are just two of the conflict zones on four continents where Mr. Lederach, a professor of international peace-building at the University of…

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Harry Potter Web wizard becomes bestselling author

Author: Shannon Chapla and Julie Hail Flory

Emerson Spartz, the creator and mastermind behind MuggleNet, one of the most popular Harry Potter sites on the Web, decided he would not let the end of the popular book series vaporize his favorite hobby. p. The Notre Dame junior, along with his MuggleNet staff in anticipation of the…

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ACE to cohost conference on Catholic education

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program at the University of Notre Dame is aligning with one of the nations most influential foundations on teaching excellence for a conference this month billed asa national conversation on Catholic education. p. Cohosted by ACE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement…

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ND Press publishes winner of Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize

Author: Shannon Chapla and Kathryn Pitts

The University of Notre Dame Press has publishedThe Outer Bands,a first book of poetry by Gabriel Gomez, winner of the 2006 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize awarded by Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS). p. An expansive examination of language and landscape, voice and memory, where experimentation and tradition…

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Books by ND faculty among great Catholic books

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Books by four Notre Dame faculty members have been included in the recently published survey,One Hundred Great Catholic Books: From the Early Centuries to the Present,by Don Brophy. p. Brophy, former acquiring editor and managing editor for Paulist Press, admits to being idiosyncratic in his selection of books from…

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U.S. Institute of Peace VP to speak Sept. 28

Author: Joan Fallon

Although religion often is blamed for inciting violence in many parts of the world, faith-based organizations and people of faith can be a significant positive force for international peace, according to David Smock, vice president of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). p. Smock will address the subject…

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The human experience of immigration

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Migration is a global economic process, not a new problem, according to anthropologist Karen Richman, director of the year-old Center for Migration and Border Studies at Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) and fellow of the Kellogg Institute. p. Migrants, a source of cheap labor, always will gravitate…

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Gates Foundation grant to support malaria control research

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame has received a $20 million grant from the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation to support research aimed at evaluating existing malaria control programs and designing improved methods for malaria control. p. The five-year program will be directed by Frank Collins, George and Winifred Clark Professor of…

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ND Expert: Fed’s interest rate cut a “bailout”

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The Federal Reserves half-point interest rate drop to 4.75 percent- a move intended to boost consumer confidence and blunt the economic damage from slumping housing and credit markets – actually was a bid to rescue ailing financial institutions, according to a University of Notre Dame economist. p. The Fed…

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Panel to examine “Confidence in Journalism” Sept. 24

Author: Shannon Chapla

Confidence in Journalism: Regaining Public Trustwill be the subject of a public forum Monday (Sept. 24) at the University of Notre Dame.It will begin at 3 p.m. in Rooms 100-104 in McKenna Hall and is free and open to the public. p. Hosted by the Universitys John W. Gallivan…

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Political scientist publishes new book on the good life

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In Search of the Good Life: A Pedagogy for Troubled Times,by Fred Dallmayr, Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, recently was published by the University Press of Kentucky. p. The book examines the development of the Aristotelian understanding of thegood lifeas the…

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Cosmopolitanism conference to take place Sept. 28

Author: Shannon Chapla

Kwame Anthony Appiah from Princeton University and Martha C. Nussbaum from the University of Chicago Law School will serve as keynote speakers for a one-day conference titledCosmopolitanism: Gender, Race, Class and the Quest for Global Justiceon Sept. 28 (Friday) in the auditorium of McKenna Hall at the University of…

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Main Building photography exhibition celebrates Moreau beatification

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Spirit of Holy Cross,an exhibition of 20 impressionistic photographs of scenes and sites of special significance in the life of Blessed Father Basil Moreau, C.S.C., has been mounted on the walls of the second, third and fourth floors of the University of Notre Dames Main Building. p. The…

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Campus events support immigration forum

Author: Shannon Chapla

A number of events are being held throughout the year at the University of Notre Dame in conjunction withImmigration: A Notre Dame Forum,which will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 (Monday) in the Joyce Center arena. p. They include the following: * TheMigration, Documentedfilm series sponsored…

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Study calls for changes in the use of student test score data

Author: Don Wycliff

In a finding with implications for the debate over the No Child Left Behind Act, a faculty-student research team at the University of Notre Dame has concluded that test score data currently used to make comparisons among schools could be better used to diagnose strengths and weaknesses and improve…

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Lecture series to consider Shakespeare’s Catholicism

Author: Michael O. Garvey

William Shakespeares relationship with the Catholic Church will be the subject of this years Catholic Culture Lecture Series at the University of Notre Dame. p. The lectures, which are annually sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture, will concern the Bards religious faith and ecclesial allegiances, both increasingly…

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Rheumatology researcher to deliver Hofman lecture Sept. 22

Author: William G. Gilroy

Dr. Mark C. Genovese, associate professor of medicine and associate chief of the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center, will deliver the 15th annual Emil T. Hofman Lecture at 10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 22) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame….

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Author Ann Cummins to read from her work Sept. 19

Author: Shannon Chapla

Author Ann Cummins will read from her first novelYellowcakeat 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19) in the hospitality room of the South Dining Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public. p. Described in the March 26th edition of the Washington Post…

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ND, Purdue to present health initiatives to U.N.

Author: William G. Gilroy

A special event highlighting the global health initiatives of University of Notre Dame and Purdue University researchers will be held in New York City on Sept. 25 (Tuesday) in conjunction with the opening of the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. p. The Permanent Observer Mission of…

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Performance to explore Faustian themes via Stravinsky

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dames Department of Music will present a theatrical work set to the music of Igor StravinskysLHistoire du Soldat (The Soldiers Tale),based on a Russian folk tale with a Faustian theme, at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19) in the Leighton Concert Hall of the Universitys DeBartolo…

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