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Notre Dame to host genocide conference

Author: Maureen Mullen

The University of Notre Dame will host a conference on genocide and the media titledWitnessing Genocide: Truth, Reconciliation and the Mediathat will take place April 6 and 7 (Sunday and Monday) in McKenna Hall. p. Conference speakers include policy-makers, journalists, film critics, activists and genocide survivors from Rwanda, Darfur…

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Rosenbaum to give lecture on remembering the Holocaust

Author: Maureen Mullen

Thane Rosenbaum, a distinguished novelist, essayist and law professor, will deliver a lecture titledAfter Auschwitz and the Twin Towers: Trauma and Memoryat 7:45 p.m. April 7 (Monday) in McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. Part of the Liss Lecture Series, the event is presented by the…

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Parents rank Notre Dame among top five “dream colleges”

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame is a top choice for college applicants, according to a survey of prospective students and their parents by the Princeton Review. p. Notre Dame ranks fifth in a survey of some 10,300 students and parents who were asked the question,What ‘dream collegewould you most…

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Rabbi Dalin to lecture at ND on Pope John Paul II and Jews

Author: Melanie McDonald

Rabbi David Dalin, professor of history and politics at Ave Maria University in Florida and Taube Research Fellow in American History at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, will speak onJohn Paul II and the Jewsat 7:30 p.m. April 3 (Thursday) in Room 138 of the University of Notre…

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Notre Dame’s Master of Accountancy program earns high rank by U.S News

Author: Carol Elliott

The Master of Science in Accountancy program at the University of Notre Dame ranked 14th nationally among accounting programs, according to a survey of college and university business schools announced today by U.S. News&World Report. p. Overall, the Master of Business Administration program in Notre Dames Mendoza College of…

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Reformation historian to lecture at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Irena Backus, professor of Reformation history and ecclesiastical Latin at the Institute of Reformation History of the University of Geneva, will give a lecture onReformation Scepticism Revisited: Faith and Reason in Erasmus and Castellioat 4:30 p.m. April 2 (Wednesday) in Room 129 of the University of Notre Dames DeBartolo…

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DeBartolo Center hosts Asian film festival and conference

Author: Maureen Mullen

The University of Notre Dame will host filmmakers and scholars March 27 to 29 (Thursday to Saturday) for the annual Asian Film Festival and conference, this year titledLove at First Sight: Romance and Relationships in Asian and Asian American Cinema. p. The festival will showcase four award-winning films in…

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Students host Edith Stein Conference to “redefine feminism”

Author: Shannon Chapla

A group of University of Notre Dame students is hosting a two-day conference to examine the manner in which contemporary culture imperils the dignity of women and to describe the vocation of women in the modern world. p. The conference, titledThe Edith Stein Project: Redefining Feminism,will be held Friday…

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CCI director receives national catechetical award

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Gerard F. Baumbach, director of the Institute for Church Lifes Center for Catechetical Initiatives (CCI) at the University of Notre Dame, will receive the 2008 Catechetical Award from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) at its April 8 meeting in Houston. p. Baumbach, who also is a concurrent…

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Notre Dame joins nanoelectronics field

Author: Tom Coyne (Associated Press)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame and the state of Indiana hope to become major players in the field of nanoelectronics with the announcement Tuesday that the college will be home to one of four research centers nationwide in the field. p. The goal of the…

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Notre Dame is joining nanoelectronics group

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Notre Dame and the state of Indiana hope to become major players in the field of nanoelectronics with yesterday’s announcement that the South Bend university will become home to one of four research centers nationwide in the field. p. The goal of the centers is to find replacements for…

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Midwest nanoelectronics research center to fund silicon alternatives work at universities

Author: Ann Steffora Mutschler

The $61 million collaboration between academia, industry, and US state governments is set to fund research for alternatives to silicon semiconductors at universities in Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. p. Indiana governor Mitch Daniels joined IBM, Semiconductor Research Corp (SRC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Tuesday…

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Officials: It could prove catalyst for growth

Author: Heidi Prescott

SOUTH BEND — When researchers are ready in about five years to start making models of a device to replace computer chips, South Bend area officials plan to be ready. p. Ready to attract and assist labs, manufacturers and ancillary small businesses. p. Ready to add jobs, perhaps thousands…

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Notre Dame lands new nanotechnology research center

Author: Margaret Fosmoe and Jamie Loo

SOUTH BENDState and local leaders Tuesday announced the establishment of a Midwest Academy of Nanoelectronics and Architectures, a new research consortium that will be led by the University of Notre Dame. p. The group’s mission is to discover and develop the next nanoscale logic device, the basic building block…

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Notre Dame lands new nanotechnology research center

Author: William G. Gilroy

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced today (March 25) the establishment of the Midwest Academy for Nanoelectronics and Architectures (MANA), a new research consortium led by the University of Notre Dame and designed to discover and develop the next nanoscale logic device, which will be the basic building block of…

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Study yields unconventional findings about welfare

Author: Ted Fox

Born in Chile, University of Notre Dame sociologist Samuel Valenzuela has an abiding interest in where he grew up, leading him to focus much of his research on questions related to Chilean history and society. p. How he answers, though, often depends on the experiences of other countries. p….

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Chelsea Clinton to speak on campus March 26

Author: Dennis Brown

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, will participate in a question-and-answer session from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday (March 26) at Legends restaurant at the University of Notre Dame. She will be joined on campus by the actor Sean Astin. p. Hosted by Notre…

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Shakespeare at Notre Dame hosts world-renowned historian

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Shakespeare scholar Stanley Wells will explore issues of sexuality in the age of the Bard in a lecture March 31 (Monday) at 5 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre of the University of Notre Dames DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. p. Sponsored by the Deborah J. Loughrey Endowment…

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Law School’s Carozza elected chair of human rights commission

Author: Melanie McDonald

Paolo Carozza, associate professor of law in the University of Notre Dame Law School, has been elected chairman of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for 2008. p. IACHR promotes the observance and defense of human rights in the 35 nations that are members of the Organization of…

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Political columnist E. J. Dionne to deliver lecture March 31

Author: Shannon Chapla

Political columnist and author E. J. Dionne Jr. will deliver a lecture titledSouled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics in America,at 7:30 p.m. March 31 (Monday) in the Hesburgh Librarys Carey Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.The talk is free and open to the public. p. A Washington Post…

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Bioethicist to lecture on the biblical roots of law

Author: Melanie McDonald

Dr. Leon R. Kass, Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, will give a lecture titledThe (Super?) Human Roots of Law and Justice: Lessons from the Book of Genesisat 4 p.m Thursday (March 27) in the Notre Dame Law School Courtroom….

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Notre Dame’s Paul Bohn helps define water purification research agenda

Author: William G. Gilroy

Paul W. Bohn, Presidential Faculty Fellow and the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, is one of the co-authors of a paper establishing an aggressive research agenda to address problems central to providing clean water in adequate quantities across the…

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Engineering professor Patricia Maurice sheds light on mineral nanoparticles

Author: William G. Gilroy

Nanoscience research and development have grown dramatically in the past decade. A major outgrowth of this research has been an increased interest in nanoparticles, materials with at least one dimension of less than 100 nanaometers (nm). By contrast, a human hair is roughly 70,000 nm in diameter and a…

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Mendoza College of Business signs on to Principles for Responsible Management Education

Author: Carol L. Elliott

The University of Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business has responded to the global call for business schools and academic associations to advance corporate social responsibility worldwide by committing to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). p. The principles were unveiled by a group of scholars…

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Labor historian to deliver annual McBride lecture

Author: Shannon Chapla

Nelson Lichtenstein, a pre-eminent historian of American labor from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), will deliver a lecture titledCan the Unions Organize Again? What Will it Take to Make Wal-Mart a Union Shop?at 7:30 p.m. March 27 (Thursday) in 131 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre…

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Panel to discuss “Implications of Immigration for South Bend”

Author: Shannon Chapla

A panel discussion titledImplications of Immigration for South Bend,featuring local religious, legal and educational leaders and healthcare service providers, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 26) in 136 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. p. The event, whichis free and open to the public, is…

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English professor examines liturgical performance, literacy in new book

Author: Shannon Chapla

Katherine Zieman, assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of a new book titledSinging the New Song: Literacy and Liturgy in Late Medieval England. p. Published by University of Pennsylvania Press,Singing the New Songexamines the manner in which institutions and practices of the…

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Pope-Davis recognized for research contributions

Author: William G. Gilroy

Don Pope-Davis, vice president and associate provost at the University of Notre Dame, has been recognized as one of the leading scholars of multicultural counseling in a paper analyzing the field over the past two decades. p. Roger L. Worthington, Angela M. Soth-McNett and Matthew Moreno of the University…

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Rep. Donnelly to speak on pro-life issues

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., will speak onPro-Life Issues in the 110th Congress,at 12:10 p.m. March 26 (Wednesday) in Room 121 of the University of Notre Dames Law School. p. A 1977 Notre Dame alumnus, Donnelly was graduated from the Notre Dame Law School in 1981.Elected to Congress in 2006,…

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ND Expert: Fed now financial market’s “pawn broker”

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Though the Federal Reserves bailout of Bear Stearns was meant to provide a safety net for the nations economy and keep the credit crisis from destroying the financial industry, University of Notre Dame economist Christopher Waller is skeptical of the move. p. The Fed is increasingly moving into new…

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