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Scholars developing world’s largest database of peace agreements

Author: Joan Fallon

Since the end of the Cold War, hundreds of peace agreements have been signed by combatants engaged in violent conflicts around the world. Many have failed before the ink has dried – but others have resulted in lasting peace. What makes the difference? And how can we improve the…

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Alumni Association honors three graduates

Author: Shannon Chapla and Angela Sienko

Three University of Notre Dame graduates received special awards from the Notre Dame Alumni Association on campus this month. p. • The Rev. Arthur S. Harvey, C.S.C., Award, which recognizes achievements in the performing arts, was presented to NASCAR and former music industry executive Max L. Siegel, a 1986…

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Political scientist named to national public opinion organization

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University of Notre Dame political scientist Darren Davis has been appointed to an ad hoc committee of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) to evaluate the New Hampshire primary polls. p. Polling taken the day before the New Hampshire primary indicated a 10-point lead for Sen. Barack…

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New book explores ethics of buying/selling antiquities

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A new book edited by University of Notre Dame art historian Robin Rhodes examines the ethical, legal and political implications of acquiring and owning antiquities. p. Published by Notre Dame Press,The Acquisition and Exhibition of Classical Antiquitiesis a collection of essays by eminent museum directors and curators, legal scholars,…

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Habitat Conservation Plan program mismanaged, law professor writes

Author: Melanie McDonald

In an article published in UCLA Law Review, Alex Camacho, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, criticizes Congress and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for mismanagement of the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) program under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The article is…

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ND Alert retest planned for Feb. 1

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

ND Alert, the University ofNotre Dames comprehensive emergency notification system, will be retested Friday afternoon (Feb. 1). During the process, many students, faculty and staff will receive text-message alerts to their cell phones for the first time. p. An ND Alert test in November revealed that some e-mail messages…

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First Lady Laura Bush to visit ACE school in Washington

Author: Julie Hail Flory

In observation of national Catholic Schools Week, Mrs. Laura Bush will visit Holy Redeemer School in Washington D.C., a designated University of Notre Dame Magnificat School, on Wednesday (Jan. 30). p. Through Notre Dames Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program, Holy Redeemer is one of three designated Magnificat Schools…

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Fischoff season begins with concert, programs

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame-based Fischoff National Chamber Music Association will present the prize-winning Fry Street Quartet in concert Thursday (Jan. 31) at 7:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall of Notre Dames DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. p. The performance, which is part of the Universitys Henkels…

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Internships surge in popularity among ND students

Author: Julie Hail Flory

It used to be that you could graduate from college, maybe take the summer off to lounge around your parentshouse and reconnect with old friends in your hometown, then set about the task of finding a job. p. Then it got a little more serious – in order to…

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Mendoza series to explore trends in next decade

Author: Carol Elliott

From terrorism to immigration to what it means to begreen,national experts will present their views of the next decade of change in vital areas impacting American lives during the 2008 Ten Years Hence speaker series, an annual event sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business at the University of…

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Notre Dame rises in Peace Corps ranking

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame moved up four spots this year on the list of medium-sized schools (those with undergraduate enrollments between 5,000 and 15,000) producing Peace Corps volunteers. p. With 23 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, Notre Dame is now ranked 17th on the list, up…

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Career and Internship Fair to be held Jan. 30

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame will host its 2008 Winter Career and Internship Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 (Wednesday) in the Joyce Center fieldhouse. Sponsored by the Universitys Career Center, the event is free and open to students from Notre Dame, Saint Marys College, Holy Cross…

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Cardinal George to speak at theological conference

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A theological conference specifically designed for undergraduate students will bring Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and other speakers to the University of Notre Dame March 31. p. The conference,Christ is Risen!So Now What?has been organized by the Center for Liturgy and the Notre Dame Vocation Initiative (NDVision), which held…

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ND Expert: Fed’s rate cut risky for future

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With the biggest one-day reduction of interest rates in history announced Tuesday, the Federal Reserves attempts to resuscitate the U.S. economy could be a mistake, according to University of Notre Dame economist Nelson Mark. p. The rate cut doesnt speak directly to the problem at hand, which is a…

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Notre Dame professor’s book examines Taiwanese atrocity

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

In 1947, an anti-government uprising in northern Taiwan led to the slaughter of some 20,000 citizens and contributed to a 40-year period of government suppression that effectively buried knowledge of the incident until martial law ended in 1987. p. How the uprising re-entered the public consciousness through literature and…

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Notre Dame launches new program in the Holy Land

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame will offer a new educational travel program in the Holy Land titledThree Faiths One Land: Exploring the Holy Land.The first program is scheduled for April 28 to May 6 at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. p. I am pleased to announce that Notre…

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Literary critic Eagleton to speak on “The Death of Criticism?”

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The English literary critic Terry Eagleton will give a lecture,The Death of Criticism?at 4 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium. p. Eagleton, a professor of cultural theory at the University of Manchester, began his career as a scholar of Victorian literature and culture and now specializes…

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Harvard sociologist to assess candidates’ proposals on poverty

Author: Paul Horn

William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard, will speak onRace and Inequality in Urban Americaat 7 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 27) in Room 101 DeBartolo Hall. p. Wilson, a sociologist and author of the book,There Goes the Neighborhood,will address some 250 Notre Dame students…

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Sorin College rector publishes book on residence hall life

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Known by Name:Inside the Halls of Notre Dame,by Rev. James B. King, C.S.C., rector of the Sorin College residence hall at the University of Notre Dame, has been published by Corby Books. p. By turns anecdotal, affectionate, nonchalant, humorous and deeply reflective, Father Kings first person account of his…

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Irish sociologist visits America, finds roots

Author: Carol C. Bradley

I felt there was something fated about it,said Mary P. Corcoran about the invitation to serve as a visiting fellow in Notre Dames Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies for the fall semester. p. The invitation afforded her the opportunity to teach her specialtyimmigration and social change in Irish societyand…

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Finance professor ranked among top international trade experts

Author: Carol Elliott

Jeffrey H. Bergstrand, professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame, has been recognized by the Research Papers in Economics project (RePEc) as one of the worlds foremost experts in international trade. p. RePEc is a public access database that promotes scholarly communication in economics and related disciplines…

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VP for public affairs and communication to step down

Author: Dennis Brown

Hilary Crnkovich is stepping down as vice president for public affairs and communication at the University of Notre Dame, effective Aug. 1. p. Since coming to the University in 2005, Hilary has been an enthusiastic and esteemed colleague whose energetic and innovative leadership has greatly strengthened our communication efforts…

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Several events to memorialize Martin Luther King

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Students, faculty and staff of the University of Notre Dame will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a prayer service in the rotunda of the Main Building at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (Monday). p. Notre Dames president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Rev. Hugh R. Page,…

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ScreenPeace Film Festival to run Feb. 1-3

Author: Joan Fallon

The Dalai Lama, Afghan political reformer Malalai Joya and British abolitionist William Wilberforce are among the stars of the ScreenPeace Film Festival, which will be presentedFeb. 1 to 3 (Friday to Sunday) in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. p. The festival will showcase…

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Eight professors earn NEH awards; ND leads nation for past nine years

Author: Shannon Chapla

Eight University of Notre Dame faculty members have received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for 2008, bringing to 37 the number of NEH fellowships awarded to Notre Dame in the past nine years, more than any other university in the nation.

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Physics researcher reports novel interaction between superconductivity and magnetism

Author: William G. Gilroy

An international collaboration of researchers led by Morten Ring Eskildsen, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, has discovered an altogether new way in which superconducting electrons can interact with an applied magnetic field. p. Superconductivity is a phenomenon which occurs in certain materials and…

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Stephen Perla appointed first director of ACE Consulting

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Stephen A. Perla, superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Worcester, Mass., has been appointed the first director of the University of Notre Dames Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Consulting Initiative.His appointment becomes effective in June. p. ACE is committed to strengthening and sustaining under-resourced Catholic schools,said ACE

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Law professor serves on human rights commission

Author: Melanie McDonald

As one of just seven elected members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Paolo Carozza takes both a birds eye view of and boots-on-the-ground approach to international human rights law. p. Carozza, associate professor of law at Notre Dame, is midway through his four-year term with the…

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Notre Dame's future built on long, strong foundation

Author: Dennis K. Brown

MICHIANA POINT OF VIEW p. In a Michiana Point of View published Dec. 20, University of Notre Dame alumnus Charles S. Hayes made some pointed — and unwarranted — criticisms of his alma mater. p. At the core of his commentary is the suggestion that, other than football, "not…

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ND Expert: Was the Obama “tsunami” real?

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Sen. Barack Obamas high polling numbers after his victory in the Iowa caucuses were equated to atsunamithat would drown the electoral prospects of the other Democratic Party contenders. So what happened in New Hampshire? p. This was more than media exuberance, as the polling numbers suggested that Obama would…

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