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Dunn named managing director of nanotechnology centers

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

Robert M. Dunn, most recently the director of the Integrated Engineering and Business Practices Program in the University of Notre Dames College of Engineering, has been named the managing director of the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) and the recently established Midwest Institute of Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND)….

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ND theologian lauds decision to put Dead Sea Scrolls on line

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Israeli governments recently announced decision to make the Dead Sea Scrolls universally available on the Internet has been happily received by James C. VanderKam, Notre Dames John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology and a member of the Dead Sea Scrolls editorial committee. p. On Wednesday, the Israel Antiquities…

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Consumers still negative toward marketing efforts

Author: Carol Elliott

As the academic year begins, back-to-school advertising is barraging consumers. But they may not view the marketing efforts in as favorable light as intended, according to a long-term study by two marketing professors at the University of Notre Dame. p. John Gaski and Michael Etzel of Notre Dame’s Mendoza…

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Alumni Association to present four awards

Author: Shannon Chapla and Angela Sienko

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will present four awards during ceremonies on campus this fall. p. The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award honoring distinguished public service will be presented Sept. 4 to Percy A. Pierre , a 1961 Notre Dame graduate, University Trustee and former Michigan…

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History department No. 1 in ACLS fellowships

Author: Shannon Chapla

If recent history repeats itself, University of Notre Dame historians will enjoy looking to the future. p. Over the last three years, Notre Dames Department of History has won more research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) than any other university in the country and, in…

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Choose hope, Father Jenkins counsels in Opening Mass

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., opened the academic year Tuesday (Aug. 26) by wishing that students, faculty and staffbe afflicted by hopeandthe courage and conviction to act when action is called for and to inspire others to act as well. p. As is the…

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School of Architecture co-sponsors first Accessibility Awareness Day

Author: Kara Kelly

The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, in conjunction with the Office of the University Architect, Disability Services and LCM Architects, will host a daylong program Friday (Aug. 29) to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with physical disabilities. p. The program is designed to increase…

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Spillers to deliver Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture Sept. 9

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the Provosts Distinguished Womens Lecture, titledThe Idea of Black Culture,at 5 p.m. Sept. 9 (Tuesday) in the auditorium of McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The presentation is free and open to the public….

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A nation of slobs

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Americans dont know how to dress, says Linda Przybyszewski, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dametheir clothing is too tight, too big, or inappropriate for the occasion. p. The title of her book-in-progress is a little more blunt:Nation of Slobs: How Americans Learnedand ForgotHow to Dress….

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New book shows leaders how to use values to be more effective

Author: Carol Elliott

One of the case studies presented in the bookGetting It Right: Notre Dame on Leadership and Judgment in Businessinvolves turning around a bankrupt blood bank. To get back to financial health, the organizations leader could choose to discontinue unprofitable products and stop serving area hospitals that werent paying off….

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Academic year to open with Mass, sustainable kickoff

Author: Julie Hail Flory and Erin Flynn

The start of the 2008-09 University of Notre Dame academic year will be celebrated with the annual opening Mass at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 (Tuesday) in the Joyce Center arena. A procession of faculty and student representatives will precede the Mass beginning at 5:20 p.m. p. The traditional University…

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Duncan Hall opens to students

Author: Shannon Chapla

Duncan Hall, the University of Notre Dames first new residence hall in 10 years, will open this weekend for students to move in for the fall semester (classes begin Aug. 26). p. A 68,482-square-foot, three-story building located west of McGlinn Hall on the Universitys West Quad, Duncan Hall will…

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BusinessWeek ranks ND Industrial Design among top programs

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dames industrial design program is among the top five international programs, in terms of awards won in the last five years, according to rankings published last month in BusinessWeek magazine. p. The recipient of four International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the last five years,…

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Janet Botz elected VP for public affairs and communication

Author: Dennis Brown

Janet M. Botz, executive director and chief communications officer for Dow Corning Corp., has been elected vice president for public affairs and communication at the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University president. The appointment is effective…

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Extraterrestrials invade Notre Dame: The truth is out there…in the library

Author: Michael O. Garvey

On March 13, 1997, thousands of people in Arizona, Nevada and the Mexican state of Sonora reported the appearance of strangely mobile luminescent formations in the night skies. p. Among the witnesses of what soon became known as thePhoenix Lightswas Arizonas governor, Fife Symington, who first ridiculed the credulity…

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Summer conferences a bridge between University and Church

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Youve heard of football fantasy camp? p. The University of Notre Dame Center for Liturgys annual three-day summer conference, held this year in mid-June, is a little like fantasy theology camp, says David Fagerberg, associate professor of theology and director of the center. p. People miss those theology courses…

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Higgins Labor Studies Program joins Center for Social Concerns

Author: Paul Horn

The University of Notre Dame’s Higgins Labor Studies Program and Center for Social Concerns have entered into an official partnership, effective July 1. p. The partnership will allow for new and creative growth of the Higgins Program in the area of labor studies at Notre Dame. It also will…

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Saturday Scholar Series to kick off football weekends

Author: Shannon Chapla

The eighth annual Saturday Scholar Series at the University of Notre Dame will feature lectures by leading faculty members on each home football game weekend this fall. p. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, the lectures add a scholarly dimension to a weekend roster of athletics, pageantry…

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Marianne Corr elected VP and general counsel at Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

Marianne Corr, vice president and deputy general counsel for the Fortune 500 company Textron Inc., has been elected vice president and general counsel at the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University president. p. A Notre Dame…

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Archaeology lessons for elementary schoolteachers

Author: Carol C. Bradley

What would your garbage tell us about you?asks Indiana State Museum education program coordinator Gail Brown. p. Five elementary schoolteachers from around the region sort through accumulations of trashfast food wrappers, empty yogurt cartons, dog food cansin a classroom in the University of Notre Dame Department of Anthropologys Reyniers…

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ND law scholars consider proposed changes in environmental law

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Earlier this week, the Bush administration proposed changing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by eliminating the independent scientific reviews it has required for dam and highway construction and other federal projects affecting the plight of vulnerable species. p. Environmentalists and congressional Democrats have sharply criticized the proposal, which would…

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Notre Dame unveils Chicago executive classroom in historic Santa Fe Building

Author: Carol Elliott

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame has strengthened its presence in Chicago with the construction of its executive education classroom located in the historic Santa Fe Building at 224 S. Michigan Ave. p. The college is hosting an open house for the public Aug….

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Georgetown president to speak on athletics, academics

Author: Dennis Brown

John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University and a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, will speak on the interplay of athletics and academics at 4 p.m. Monday (Aug. 18) in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame. p….

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Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to present “Macbeth”

Author: Julie Hail Flory and Aaron Nichols

The 2008 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival will present a mainstage production of ShakespearesMacbethAug. 19 to 31 (Tuesday to Sunday) in the Decio Theatre of the Universitys DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. p. Admission ranges from $12 to $35 and tickets are available by calling the center at 574-631-2800 or visiting…

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ND Law School’s O’Connell assesses legality of Caucasus war

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Mary Ellen OConnell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law in the Notre Dame Law School, said that both the Obama and McCain presidential campaigns correctly assessed the legality of war between Russia and Georgia. p. According to OConnell, a specialist in international law, both candidatesare right to condemn…

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Exploring the life-saving aspects of engineering

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Some academic experiences are built from moments and memories. p. Tracy Kijewski-Correa remembers being at her home in downtown South Bend on Dec. 26, 2004, when the television began broadcasting news of a tsunami that hit Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand, killing more than 225,000. p. I just…

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Notre Dame ReSource: Obama campaign getting a good deal on text messaging plan

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obamas plan to announce his choice of running mate via e-mail and text message has benefits to his campaign that go beyond reaching the masses, according to Robert Schmuhl, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism and director the John…

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Father Malloy resting comfortably after donating kidney

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, is resting comfortably after the transplant of one of his kidneys Monday (Aug. 11) at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. p. In a four-patient procedure, Father Malloy donated a kidney to an anonymous recipient and his…

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Father Malloy to donate kidney to assist nephew

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, is scheduled to donate one of his kidneys Monday (Aug. 11) in a four-patient transplantation procedure at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. p. Notre Dames president from 1987 to 2005, Father Malloy volunteered earlier this…

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Latino population increase slows in suburban Chicago

Author: Shannon Chapla

The Latino population of the Chicago Metropolitan area continued to increase this year, but the rate of increase has slowed slightly in the suburban counties surrounding Cook County, according to the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), which cites estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census…

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