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Father Malloy elected to Saint Mary’s College Board

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to the Saint Marys College Board of Trustees for a three-year term, effective June 1. p. Notre Dames president from 1987 to 2005, Father Malloy also serves on the boards of the University…

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Faith and works at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead,St. James wrote in his biblical letter. p. Notre Dames president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., likely had St. Jamesadmonition in mind when he observed thatwhat gives purpose and direction to our intellectual endeavors and our academic life is…

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Aragón poetry book named essential contribution to libraries

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry,edited by Francisco Aragón, director of Letras Latinas, the literary program of the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), will be named amongThe Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know Aboutat the American Library Associations annual…

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Notre Dame to repaint water tower

Author: Dennis Brown

The blue elevated water tower at the University of Notre Dame will be stripped to bare metal and repainted this summer. p. Constructed in 1952 as part of an addition to the Universitys power plant, the tower never has been stripped before, and it is estimated that there are…

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Excellence awards honor faculty, administrators and rectors

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Thirteen members of the University of Notre Dame faculty were honored with excellence awards at the annual Presidents Dinner held this month on campus. p. Professor of marketing Michael J. Etzel , a distinguished scholar generally recognized as thearchitectof the current Department of Marketing, was honored with the 2008…

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Cornelius Eady honored for service to poetry

Author: Shannon Chapla

Cornelius Eady, associate professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame, will receive (along with Toi Derricotte) the 2008 Elizabeth Kray Award for service to the field of poetry. p. The prize, presented by Poets House, a national poetry library and…

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Joan Brennecke named Stieglitz lecturer

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Joan F. Brennecke,Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the University of Notre Dames Energy Center, has been named the 2008 Julius Stieglitz Lecturer by the Chicago section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the University of Chicago. p. The award, presented since 1940 in…

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Flag ceremony to honor alumni for military service

Author: Shannon Chapla

In conjunction with the University of Notre Dame Alumni Associations Reunion 2008, alumni will be honored for current and past military service during a flag retreat ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday (May 30) at the flag pole south of the Pasquerilla Center. p. The ceremony will feature Notre Dames…

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Teaching beyond the term paper

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

How many people read a student research paper? Theres the student writer. Maybe a friend offers to proofread it. Finally, theres the professor who assigned the project. Not a very large audience. p. The exception is research done by students in anthropologist Daniel Lendes class,Alcohol and Drugs: The Anthropology…

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UNDERC selected for participation in national ecological network

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Centers UNDERC- East, along with its neighboring collaborator Trout Lake Biological Station (University of Wisconsin-Madison), has been selected as a candidate core site for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), a planned continental-scale ecological research platform. p. UNDERC-East is approximately 8,000 acres…

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Welch and coauthor explore ties between morality and misconduct

Author: Ted Fox

Of all the violence depicted in the movieThe Godfather,perhaps nothing stands out more than a man taking part in a baptism as others carry out hits in his name, a sinister scene that seems less Jekyll and Hyde and more the culmination of a descent from upstanding citizen to…

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Students, faculty, staff providing travel journal updates online

Author: Dennis Brown

Numerous students, faculty and staff from the University of Notre Dame are traveling the world this summer, and many are chronicling their travels with regularly updated online journal entries. p. Among them: p. •Carolyn Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business, and her son Justin…

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Notre Dame students raise $35,000 for school in Uganda

Author: Paul Horn

University of Notre Dame students involved in ND-8, a student club dedicated to education, advocacy and action on the United Nationseight Millennium Development Goals, have raised $35,000 for the Building Tomorrow organization to fund the construction of a primary school in the Wakiso district of Uganda that will serve…

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Notre Dame closes on sale and lease of land for Eddy Street Commons

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame and Kite Realty Group Trust closed Tuesday (May 20) on the sale and lease of land adjacent to the southern boundary of the campus for the development of Eddy Street Commons. p. The new urbanist project will be the first commercial district to be…

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Provost announces faculty promotions, new Web site

Author: Julie Hail Flory

The Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame has announced the promotion of 53 faculty members across the Universitys five colleges, Graduate School, Law School and Hesburgh Libraries. p. Information on faculty who have been promoted, including those who have achieved tenure, tenure-track or emerita/emeritus status…

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Information Commons updates library experience

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

On the first floor of Notre Dames Hesburgh Library, theres a new venue with a very un-library-like vibe. p. Students huddle in groups on adjacent couches, their feet on tables so they can prop up their laptops as they reach toward the finish line of a major project. At…

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Band to dedicate China tour to earthquake relief

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame Concert Bands spring tour to China beginning Thursday (May 22) will raise money and awareness for survivors of last weeks devastating earthquake.The band will perform five concerts in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. p. Were musical ambassadors of Notre Dame, and I think its important…

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Nanoelectronics institute is renamed MIND

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has renamed its recently established center for nanoelectronics research the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND). p. The change from the previous name – Midwest Academy for Nanoelectronics and Architectures (MANA) – was made to avoid possible confusion with the Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Alliance, which…

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Doctoral student receives Newcombe fellowship

Author: Michael O. Garvey

James Hebbeler, a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. p. Hebbeler is one of only 29 Newcombe fellows selected nationwide for the 2008 academic year. p. Newcombe…

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Study provides insights into U.S religious giving to developing world

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new survey by the University of Notre Dames Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Hudson Institutes Center for Global Prosperity (CGP) has found that U.S. congregations of all denominations are giving record amounts in relief and development assistance to poor countries. p. The survey,…

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NDSP to conduct training exercise May 21 in Jordan Hall

Author: Dennis Brown

The Notre Dame Security Police Department (NDSP) and other area law enforcement and emergency response agencies will conduct a training exercise from 8 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday (May 21) in and around the Jordan Hall of Science on the east side of the Notre Dame campus. p….

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Alumnus Ralph Stayer makes $20 million gift for Executive Education

Author: Dennis Brown and Carol Elliott

Ralph C. Stayer, a University of Notre Dame graduate and the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Johnsonville Sausage, has made a $20 million gift to his alma mater for the construction of a new building for Executive Education in the Universitys Mendoza College of Business….

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Medieval Institute graduates celebrate Commencement “head on”

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

When it comes to Commencement ritual and symbolism, its hard to outdo students in Medieval studies, who dont feel theyve been appropriately graduated until theyve received a bonk on the head with a volume of the GospelsThrice,insists Jonathan Boulton, fellow of the Medieval Institute and concurrent associate professor of…

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Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick Commencement Address

Author: Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick

Father President, Your Excellency, Bishop DArcy, my dear brother priests, my dear Brothers and Sisters in Consecrated Life, members of the faculty and administration, my dear fellow graduates of the Class of 2008 and, in a special way, your mothers and fathers and your families. I want to say…

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Joshua Hammack Valedictory Address

Author: Joshua Hammack

Your Eminence, Father Jenkins, distinguished faculty and guests, family, friends, and fellow graduates:This is an incredibly humbling moment, because I know I didnt do this alone.Before I get ahead of myself, Id like to take some time to thank all the people who were so instrumental in making this…

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Class of 2008 challenged to “build a better world”

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Setting forth the example of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the religious community that established the University of Notre Dame, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick encouraged the Universitys Class of 2008 to further Father Moreaus vision tomake our globalized world more human and more humane, more committed to the…

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Martin Sheen Laetare Medal Acceptance Speech

Author: Martin Sheen

Thank you. Thank you so much. As the former acting president of the United States, I now have the best of both worlds: a successful administration and a Notre Dame degree. But I am here principally because I believe that every single one of us has the power to lift…

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Fox addresses master’s and doctoral degree recipients

Author: William G. Gilroy

In her Commencement address today (May 17) to 2008 University of Notre Dame masters and doctoral degree recipients, Marye Anne Fox, a nationally known physical organic chemist and chancellor of the University of  California, San Diego (UCSD), urged them to exhibit unbridled curiosity, a strong, disciplined work ethic, and…

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