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“From Old 2 Gold” sale May 24 to benefit local charities

Author: Shannon Chapla

As students prepare to leave campus for the summer, the University of Notre Dame is planning its fourthFrom Old 2 Goldyear-end campus yard sale to benefit participating local charities. p. The event will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. May 24 (Saturday) in Notre Dame Stadium and will…

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Trustee makes $15 million gift to Notre Dame Law School

Author: Dennis Brown

Robert F. Biolchini, a member of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees and partner in the Tulsa, Okla., law firm Stuart, Biolchini&Turner, and his wife, Frances, have made a $15 million gift to the University to help underwrite the renovation of the current Notre Dame Law School…

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Take Ten Festival to be held on campus Thursday

Author: Shannon Chapla

Students from local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and community centers will visit the University of Notre Dame from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday (May 1) in the Stepan Center for a celebration of the Robinson Community Learning Centers (RCLC) Take Ten violence prevention initiative. p. More than…

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University Libraries renamed in Father Hesburgh’s honor

Author: Julie Hail Flory and William G. Schmitt

The University Libraries of Notre Dame have been renamed the Hesburgh Libraries, in honor of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University. p. Renaming the entire University Libraries system after Father Ted is an appropriate way to honor the depth and breadth of his vision for…

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First undergraduate research conference draws 200 projects

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

More than 200 students will make public presentations on their undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity May 2 (Friday) at the University of Notre Dames first Undergraduate Scholars Conference. p. Students will present at the Snite Museum of Art, Jordan Hall of Science and DeBartolo Hall. Their work will…

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Notre Dame appoints first director of sustainability

Author: Julie Hail Flory

James M. Mazurek, most recently a partner in the Chicago office of the international consulting firm Accenture, has been appointed the first director of the University of Notre Dames new Office of Sustainability. He will join the University May 1. p. A 1991 Notre Dame graduate, Mazureks work at…

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New nd.edu honored by Webby Awards

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has been designated an official honoree in the 2008 Webby Awards for its redesign of the Universitys main Web site, http://nd.edu. . p. Selected from a pool of some 10,000 entries, the Notre Dame team, which consists of a number of departments in the…

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Russian students delve into Slavic folklore

Author: Shannon Chapla

A group of Notre Dame students just celebrated Easternot a month late, actually a bit early. p. In observance of Eastern Orthodox Easter (April 27), Alyssa Gillespie, associate professor of Russian, invited her Beginning Russian II students to her home earlier this month to learn the ancient Slavic craft…

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New Groody immigration film highlights border Mass

Author: Shannon Chapla

One Border, One Body:Immigration and the Eucharist,a new immigration documentary produced by University of Notre Dame theologian Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., highlights a Mass held at the U.S.-Mexico border with half the community in the U.S., the other half in Mexico, and the altar joined at the fence….

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Notre Dame launches canned food drive

Author: Paul Horn

The fourth annual Notre Dame Canned Food Drive will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday (April 26)at Legends restaurant on the University of Notre Dame campus. p. Rev. William Lies, C.S.C., director of Notre Dames Center for Social Concerns, and Lisa Jaworski, executive director of the Food Bank of Northern…

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Symposium honors Walter Johnson after 50 years

Author: Marissa Runkle and Gene Stowe

Leading physicists from around the world gathered at the University of Notre Dame this month to honor a long-time member of the Universitys College of Science faculty at theSymposium on Atomic Physics: A Tribute to Walter Johnson. p. The Frank M. Freimannn Professor of Physics, Johnson will be retiring…

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Black Alumni awards Frazier Thompson Scholarships

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Black Alumni of Notre Dame (BA of ND) has selected four University of Notre Dame juniors as its 2008-09 Frazier Thompson Scholarship winners.Selected for excellence in academics and service to the African-American and Notre Dame communities, each student will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward senior year expenses. p….

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Alumni Association honors distinguished students

Author: Shannon Chapla and Angela Sienko

Patrick Reidy, a senior from Greenwood Village, Colo., and Brenna Casey, a masters degree candidate in the Creative Writing Program from Waterford, N.Y., have been selected recipients of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s 2007-08 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award for their outstanding academic performance…

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Small fire in Freimann forces evacuation

Author: Dennis Brown

A small fire in a laboratory sterilizer in the Freimann Life Science Center at the University of Notre Dame about 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) forced the evacuation of that building and the adjacent Galvin Life Science Center. p. The fire was quickly extinguished by fire fighters from the…

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Greenhouses and “green” computing

Author: William G. Gilroy

On the surface, high performance computing and greenhouses appear to have little in common. But the University of Notre Dames Center for Research Computing and the City of South Bend have wedded them in a marriage that is environmentally friendly, economically beneficial and worthy of celebration on Earth Day….

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ShoreBank co-founders honored with Notre Dame ethics award

Author: Carol Elliott

Ronald Grzywinski and Mary Houghton of ShoreBank Corp. will receive the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Ethics in Business on Tuesday (April 22) from the University of Notre Dame Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide and Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business. p. Grzywinski serves as chairman and…

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Institute for Latino Studies launches online poetry journal

Author: Shannon Chapla

Letras Latinas, the literary program of the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), recently launched its online publication Latino Poetry Review (LPR), the only literary journal in the United States dedicated to Latino poetry. p. Designed to spur inquiry and dialogue in Latino poetry and poetics…

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Sophomore awarded summer exchange fellowship

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University of Notre Dame sophomore Eva Binda has been awarded a Crimson Summer Exchange (CSE) fellowship by Yale Universitys International Education and Fellowship program. p. Some 20 CSE fellowships are awarded annually to students from Yale, Harvard or Cambridge universities, with applicants from other leading institutions considered on an…

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Joshua Hammack named 2008 valedictorian

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Joshua Hammack, an accountancy major from Huntington, W.Va., has been named valedictorian of the 2008 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement exercises May 18 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. in the Joyce Center arena. p. Hammack earned a 3.99 grade point average…

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Father Scully to speak at White House

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., professor of political science and director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) at the University of Notre Dame, will present a speech titledHigher Education: Signs of Hopeat the White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools on April 24 (Thursday) in Washington,…

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Notre Dame junior dies in Thailand bus crash

Author: Dennis Brown

Andrew Bunikis, a University of Notre Dame junior from Phoenix, died in a bus crash in the Phitsanulok Province of Thailand on Friday (Thai time, April 18). He was 20. p. Andrews family and the Notre Dame family have suffered and shared a tragic loss,said Rev. John I. Jenkins,…

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Irish archbishop to help celebrate Center for Social Concerns 25th anniversary

Author: Paul Horn

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, will speak on social solidarity Friday (April 18) at 7:30 pm in the University of Notre Dames Washington Hall. p. Archbishop Martins lecture,Solidarity: Past, Present, Future: Reflections On Social Concern,is one of several events celebrating the 25th anniversary of Notre Dames Center for…

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Alumni Association to present five awards

Author: Shannon Chapla and Angela Sienko

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will present five awards during ceremonies on campus this month. p. Kerry Temple , a 1974 graduate and long-time editor of Notre Dame Magazine, will receive the James E. Armstrong Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the University by an employee. p….

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Art historian’s body of work is his temple

Author: Shannon Chapla

How does one go about restoring an ancient Greek temple with nothing still standing, no foundation and most of it missing? p. You just have to have tons of time in which to design a building that makes reasonable use of every fragment of every block and tile that…

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Arts and Letters reaches new heights with Roche as dean

Author: Ted Fox

It would be a tall order for one sentence to convey the ways Notre Dames College of Arts and Letters has changed since Mark Roche was named I.A. OShaughnessy Dean 11 years ago. A line from an early Christmas address to the faculty, however, does at least place the…

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Finalists selected for the 2008 Notre Dame Invention Convention

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The University of Notre Dames Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) announced eight finalists advancing to the sixth annual Invention Convention Youth Business Plan Competition being held on Monday (April 21) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Giovanini Commons of Notre Dames Mendoza College…

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Father Jenkins calls pontiff’s address “warm and gracious”

Author: Dennis Brown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Notre Dames president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., first met Pope Benedict XVI two years ago, it was a friendly but brief greeting at the Vatican following a public papal address. p. The two men did not personally meet here on Thursday (April 17), but…

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Newly expanded game day recycling program to debut Saturday

Author: Julie Hail Flory

When the blue takes on the gold Saturday (April 19) in Notre Dame Stadium, visitors to campus will have new ways togo green,thanks to an expanded student-initiated game day recycling program. p. The increased efforts, which include distribution of trash bags to tailgaters in the parking lots by student…

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International conference brings celebrated Lusophone writers to Notre Dame

Author: Isabel Ferreira Gould

Renowned Portuguese poet, novelist and essayist Helder Macedo will be writer-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame this month and will deliver the keynote addressNation Versus EmpireatAfrica in Portuguese, the Portuguese in Africa: An International Research Conferencebeing held Friday and Saturday (April 18 and 19) in the Universitys Hesburgh…

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Notre Dame to commit $80 million to new research initiatives

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame announced today that it has committed $80 million in internal financial resources in support of two phases of integrated research initiatives. p. The commitment of tens of millions of institutional dollars comes in the wake of the University receiving more than $90 million in…

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