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Notre Dame senior job searches were successful

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Fewer recent University of Notre Dame graduates still were looking for work at Commencement than any class in recent history, according to the preliminary results of a survey on graduatespost-Commencement plans. p. This years graduating class seemed to have dodged any fallout from a poor economy,said Lee Svete, director…

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Harding promoted to lead expanded strategic planning office

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Erin Hoffmann Harding, most recently assistant vice president for strategic planning and special projects at the University of Notre Dame, has been promoted to the newly created position of associate vice president for strategic planning, according to Notre Dames president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Her appointment is effective…

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Notre Dame to host energy policy conference

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

The University of Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Energy Center will host engineers, scientists and state and national leaders responsible for formulating and implementing energy policy July 7 (Monday) at a conference in McKenna Hall. The event will focus on the future of energy research, its effect on…

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School of Architecture’s Lykoudis named Rooney Dean

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Michael Lykoudis, dean of the University of Notre Dames School of Architecture, has been named the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the School of Architecture, effective July 1. p. The endowment of Lykoudisdeanship is being funded by a gift from the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Foundation, a non-profit…

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Marketing professor compiles research on childhood obesity and food marketing

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Elizabeth Moore, associate professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, recently edited and compiled four studies examining the interface of food marketing, childhood obesity and public policy in theJournal of Public Policy and Marketing,published by the American Marketing Association. p. In the wake of new self-regulatory initiatives…

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Notre Dame hosts antibiotics conference

Author: Marissa Runkle

Twenty-one leading researchers from universities and pharmaceuticals around the world will present at a conference titledNovel Antibiotics, Old and New TargetsSaturday and Sunday (June 28 and 29) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. p. The conference assembles leaders from Pfizer, Merck, AstraZeneca, Wyeth-Ayerst,…

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Grad’s fortunes bode well for new program

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

James Hussar had the best possible final semester a doctoral candidate can have. By January, he had accepted a tenure-track teaching position at his number one choice: California State University, Fullerton, in the modern languages and literatures department. p. That allowed him to cancel interviews at more than a…

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Report addresses need to bolster Latinos’ retirement security

Author: Shannon Chapla

There is a pressing need to bolster Latinosretirement security, according to a report recently released by the Center for Migration and Border Studies (CMBS) in the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS). p. Funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education,La Tercera Edad: LatinosPensions, Retirement and…

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Sustainability chief starts shaping program

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

I wont bore you with the details. p. Its a line Jim Mazurek, Notre Dames newly appointed sustainability director, uses during the many campus presentations hes made since arriving in early May. p. As it happens, Mazurek seems in no danger of boring people. But he could bury them,…

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Notre Dame reestablishes Jerusalem program

Author: Shannon Chapla

After an eight-year hiatus, the University of Notre Dames Office of International Studies plans to reestablish its undergraduate program in Jerusalem next summer. p. The 2009 Jerusalem Summer Program will take place from May 20 to July 3 at Notre Dames Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies in Tantur, which…

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Basilica Mass no longer televised; available on-line

Author: Shannon Chapla

Due to programming changes, Sunday Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame no longer will be broadcast on the Hallmark Channel after June 29. p. Notre Dame currently is seeking a future broadcast partner but, in the meantime, has made the Sunday…

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From Old 2 Gold raises record $70,355 for local charities

Author: Shannon Chapla

Thirty-eight participating local charities will share a record $70,355 raised at the fourth annual From Old 2 Gold sale May 24 in Notre Dame Stadium. p. The event, which featured items left behind and donated by students, including electronics, clothing, computers, carpeting, furniture, appliances and sports equipment, exceeded the…

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Notre Dame, NBC extend football contract through 2015

Author: Dennis Brown and John Heisler

The University of Notre Dame and NBC Sports have reached agreement on a new five-year contract giving NBC the rights to televise Irish home football games from 2011 to 2015, extending the partnership between the University and network to 25 years. p. A joint announcement of the extension was…

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ND offers new graduate exchange with premier French university

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dames Department of Romance Languages and Literatures this fall will launch a new graduate exchange program at the Université de Rennes 2 in France. p. The most important research center and higher education community for humanities and social sciences in Western France, Rennes 2 enrolls…

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Waiting for Mary

Author: Michael O. Garvey

For a long timeat least since the early 13th centuryCatholics have prayed to her, the Mater Dolorosa, and under a kindred title, Our Lady of Sorrows, she is the patroness of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dames founding religious community. p. The grieving Mother of God is well…

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Rooney Center poised to have “transformative” effect

Author: Ted Fox

Established in 2001, Notre Dames Program in American Democracy (PAD) hosted its 39th guest speaker earlier this year. The scholars who have given lectures as part of the seriessome prominent voices in the field, others promising young assistant professorshave tended to share the same thought with Christina Wolbrecht, associate…

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Play Like a Champion conference to be held at Notre Dame June 20 to 22

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Play Like a Champion (PLC) program will hold its third annual conference at the University of Notre Dame June 20 to 22 (Friday to Sunday). p. Leaders of Catholic and other youth sports programs from 24 cities in the United States and Canada will gather on the Notre…

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A different kind of “Double Domer”

Author: Ted Fox

On a college campus, spring cannot pass into summer without graduation and the flood of memories it triggers. At Notre Dame, its not all that uncommon for these stories to involve a student who had, say, a somewhat singular focus on where he or she wanted to go to…

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Nanovic Institute establishes new book prize

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

The University of Notre Dames Nanovic Institute for European Studies has created a new prize to honor and promote books that feature new perspectives of contemporary Europe. p. The Laura Shannon Prize, which carries a $10,000 award, will be given annually to the author of the best book in…

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Father McBrien to be honored by DePaul

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Richard P. McBrien, Crowley-O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the Sunday (June 15) commencement exercises of DePaul University of Chicago. p. DePaul is honoring Father McBrien for beinga prominent voice for inclusiveness and tolerance…

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Praise continues for Aragón poetry book

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, earned first place in the Poetry in English category at the 2008 International Latino Book Awards. p. Hosted annually since 1999 by Latino…

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Anthropologist recognized by national association

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James J. McKenna, Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, was named the 2008 recipient of the Anthropology in Media Award (AIME) by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). p. McKenna will be formally honored in November at the annual meeting of the…

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New study examines Catholic guilt among U.S teens

Author: William G. Gilroy

Im an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt,Irish writer Edna OBrien once said. p. The existence of a Catholic sense of guilt, the tendency to feel bad for a variety of sins committed or contemplated, is firmly entrenched in popular culture. Surprisingly, however, the extent…

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Two graduates honored by Alumni Association

Author: Angela Sienko

Two University of Notre Dame graduates received special awards from the Notre Dame Alumni Association during Reunion 2008 ceremonies on campus. p. John T. Goldrick , atriple domerand longtime University employee from Portland, Ore., received the Rev. John Cardinal OHara, C.S.C., Award for distinguished service to Notre Dame. p….

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Measuring how a lonely planet loves

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Early in the summer the Notre Dame campus gradually empties itself of students and faculty, the days calm and lengthen, and certain great souls linger on the grounds like innuendos in a story. p. Among the greatest of these is surely that of the poet Ernest Emanuel Sandeen, whose…

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Political science doctoral student awarded fellowship

Author: Shannon Chapla

Kathryn Gardner, a University of Notre Dame doctoral student in political science from Loveland, Ohio, has been awarded a 2008-09 Fellowship in American Politics, Foreign Policy and World Politics from the University of Virginias Miller Center of Public Affairs. p. One of only nine scholars selected from a pool…

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Catholic business education focus of ND conference

Author: Carol Elliott

Examining the nature and scope of Catholic business education is the focus of the conference “Business Education at Catholic Universities: Exploring the Role of Mission-Driven Business Schools,” being held June 11 to 13 (Wednesday to Friday) at the University of Notre Dame. p. The role of Catholic social thought…

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New research shows promise in treating cancer-related anorexia

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new study by Rudolph M. Navari, director of the University of Notre Dames Walther Cancer Center, reveals that a novel combination of two drugs shows great promise in treating cancer-related anorexia (CRA) and weight loss. p. CRA and weight loss are major clinical problems found in 70 percent…

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Reconstruction project to begin on west quad

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A campus improvement project to reconstruct the sidewalks, service drives and landscaping in the southwest part of the University of Notre Dame campus will begin on Monday (June 9). p. The area involved is located south of Alumni, Dillon, Fisher, Pangborn and South Dining Hall and north of McGlinn,…

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