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Ford Program sponsors first human development student conference

Author: Elizabeth Rankin and Tim Lyden

Graduate and undergraduate students representing 36 colleges and universities will present dynamic human development research conducted in 25 countries on five continents at a conference titledInnovation in the Service of Human Dignity,to be held Nov. 7 and 8 (Friday and Saturday) at the University of Notre Dames Hesburgh Center…

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Roundtable to focus on immigration and remittances in global economy

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When immigrants send small sums of money back to their families in their underdeveloped home countries, many economists believe it makes a significant impact on the global economy. Currently, 150 million such migrants, sending home $300 billion in what economists callremittances,are attempting to help lift one billion people in…

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Mass to mark first anniversary of Ryan Shay’s death

Author: Dennis Brown

The Notre Dame Club of Staten Island will mark the first anniversary of the death of University of Notre Dame alumnus Ryan Shay with a memorial Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 1) at Capodanno Chapel at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, N.Y. p. One of the greatest student-athletes in…

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Don’t worry about making his day

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Physicists, says Randy Ruchti, are driven by the great questions. p. The importance of fundamental science for us is in our bloodstream,the 31-year veteran of the University of Notre Dame physics faculty reflected last month during the earliest working days of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the massive new…

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No happy ending yet to economist's story

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

To make the current economic crisis seem simple, University of Notre Dame economist Chris Waller turns to old movies. p. The Jimmy Stewart classicIts a Wonderful Life,for example, offers an excellent primer on the early chapters of the American mortgage industry, says the professor of economics and specialist in…

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Law professor joins UNESCO's Committee on Bioethics

Author: Melanie McDonald

O. Carter Snead, associate professor of law in the Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO)s International Committee on Bioethics (IBC) and is in Paris this week serving in his new role. p. The IBC is a 36-member body…

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Law professor Snead to speak at neuroethics meeting

Author: William G. Gilroy

O. Carter Snead, associate professor of law in the Notre Dame Law School, will speak at the inaugural meeting of the Neuroethics Society on Nov. 13 and 14 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science headquarters in Washington, D.C. p. The meeting will include a debate on…

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Business students to accept Fanning Scholarships

Author: Kathleen McDonnell

Two University of Notre Dame seniorsWilliam W. Buzaid, a finance major from Verona, N.J., and Stephanie R. Eng, an information technology management major from Colfax, Wash.will speak to the advisory council of the Universitys Mendoza College of Business on Friday (Oct. 31) to accept the Eugene D. Fanning Scholarship…

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Gurulé advises Albanian prosecutors on money laundering

Author: Melanie McDonald

Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame Law School professor and an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal lawspecifically terrorism, terrorist financing and anti-money launderingmet with top government officials, prosecutors, bank representatives and police officers in Albanias capital city, Tirana, to discuss financial investigations and the…

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McCain and Obama advisers to speak at forum Oct. 28

Author: Paul Horn

Two of the 2008 presidential campaigns leading policy advisors will speak at a forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. p. Ike Brannon from Sen. John McCains campaign and Howard Lerner, an aide to Sen. Barack Obama, will…

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Award-winning producers return to discuss storytelling

Author: Shannon Chapla

Tom Bettag, a 1966 University of Notre Dame graduate and executive producer of The Koppel Group for Discovery Networks, and Gita Pullapilly, a 1999 graduate and documentary film producer for Dungby Productions, will provide an inside look at how expert storytelling shapes reality for television and film at 7:30…

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Blue Mass to be celebrated Oct. 28

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The eighth annual Blue Mass for police officers, firefighters, rescue workers and their families will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 28 (Tuesday) in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. p. Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins., C.S.C., will preside at the Mass, and…

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Voting for a better society

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

University of Notre Dame political scientist Dianne Pinderhughes wants the upcoming presidential election to accomplish one specific outcome, and it doesnt have anything to do with gender or race. p. I want the society to be better than its been for the last eight years,said the acting chair of…

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A fall break basement party

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Modulating the more conventional escapades of fall break, 20 Notre Dame students went on a five-hour road trip this week to frolic with jackhammers, sledges, buckets and shovels in a moldy basement. p. In the aftermath of the June floods, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Parish in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, included…

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Forum to discuss community-based learning

Author: Paul Horn

Staff and faculty members from 15 colleges and universities will take part in the Center for Social Concernsfifth annual Andrews/McMeel Summer Service-Learning Forum from Oct. 24 to 26 at the University of Notre Dame. p. Representatives from Duke, Georgetown, Loyola-Maryland, Stanford and other universities will gather to engage in…

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Former presidential speechwriter to deliver McCullough Lecture

Author: Robert Schmuhl

Washington Post columnist and former White House speechwriter Michael Gerson will deliver the inaugural McCullough Lecture in Responsible Journalism and Government on Oct. 29 (Wednesday) at the University of Notre Dame. p. Gerson, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will speak on2008 and Beyond: Looking at…

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ND Expert: “No port security”

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The attempt by Congress to shore up port security by setting a deadline of 2012 for all U.S. – bound cargo to be scanned will not be met, according to the Homeland Security Department. p. Passed in 2006, the mandate requires 100 percent of the cargo containers headed to…

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Midwest relativity meeting scheduled for Oct. 24-25

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dames Center for Astrophysics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) and Department of Physics will host the 18th annual Midwest Relativity Meeting on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 24-25) at the Jordan Hall of Science. p. The meeting will include talks on research papers in such…

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Loan picture still stable for students

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

University of Notre Dame studentsextraordinarily low rate of default on student loans may be offering some cushion against the troubles of a shrinking college loan industry, according to Joseph Russo, director of student financial strategies in the Universitys Office of Student Financial Services. p. Recently released data by the…

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Social concerns seminars to reduce carbon footprint

Author: Paul Horn

This year, as 300 University of Notre Dame students spend this week of fall break addressing some of the nations most pressing social concerns, some will make less of an impact. p. The 36 students travelling to Washington, D.C., for the Center for Social ConcernsWashington Seminar, Gospel of Life…

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Quotable, around the globe

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Bob Schmuhl wears some interesting hats. He is, first, the big shoulders on which the University of Notre Dames journalism program has matured, earning professional accolades from the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review as one of the nations better nontraditional programs. p. A chaired scholarhe is the Annenberg-Joyce Professor of…

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Notre Dame trustee William F. Reilly dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey

William F. Reilly, Notre Dame trustee and chairman and chief executive officer of Summit Business Media, died Friday (Oct. 17) at home in New York City.He was 70 years old. p. Bill Reilly has served Notre Dame in countless and invaluable ways over the years,said Notre Dame president Rev….

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1996 graduate recognized as outstanding educator

Author: Angela Sienko

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will present the Notre Dame Outstanding Educator Award to Joy Michnowicz Anderson, a 1996 graduate, at this years Excellence in Teaching conference Friday to Sunday (Oct.17 to 19) on campus. p. For the past 10 years, Anderson has been a member of…

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Notre Dame enters graduate studies partnership with Chile

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has signed an agreement with the government of Chile that will facilitate the opportunity for students in that country to earn graduate degrees at Notre Dame and for doctoral students and faculty to engage in exchanges. p. Under the five-year, renewable program, the Chilean…

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ND Expert: Keeping a language alive

Author: Michael O. Garvey

All of us have a stake in the struggle of the Native American Arapaho people to revive and preserve their language, according to John Duffy, associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and Francis OMalley Director of the University Writing Program. p. The New York Times…

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Bernhard elected to Cummins board of directors

Author: William G. Gilroy

Robert J. Bernhard, vice president for research and professor of engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to the board of directors of Cummins Inc., a global engine manufacturing company based in Columbus, Ind. p. Bobs engineering expertise, especially in automotive-related disciplines, is a perfect fit…

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Sen. Lugar presents Energy Patriot award to GreeND

Author: Shannon Chapla

GreeND, a University of Notre Dame student organization focused on energy and environmental issues, received an Energy Patriot award from Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., who spoke on campus and toured the Universitys Energy Center on Oct. 8. p. The Energy Patriot award honors a student, professional, scholar or…

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Gurulé in Albania to discuss money laundering

Author: Melanie McDonald

Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame Law School professor and an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal lawspecifically terrorism, terrorist financing and anti-money launderingwill meet this week with top government officials, prosecutors, bank representatives, and police officers in Albanias capital city, Tirana, to discuss financial…

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A critic of cultures

Author: Michael O. Garvey

If liberty means anything at all,George Orwell wrote,it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. p. A stoutly secularist thinker like Orwell and a devoutly Catholic priest like Rev. Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, could…

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New book stresses vision of globalization based on human rights and democracy

Author: Joan Fallon

A new book by University of Notre Dame sociologist and peace studies scholar Jackie Smith describes the struggle between two visions of global society – one focused on wealth and profits, and one centered on peoples rights and justice. p. While the former vision of globalization has dominated for…

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