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Nine University officials become LEED accredited

Author: Kathleen McDonnell

Nine administrators at the University of Notre Dame recently have been accredited as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professionals. p. Individuals who have achieved LEED certification are: Rachel Novick, Office of Sustainability; Debbie Murray, maintenance; Bob Werner, Utilities; and Pam Jones, Mike Daly, Craig Tiller, Tony Polotto,…

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Marketing professor Murphy receives “Outstanding Paper” award

Author: Carol Elliott

Patrick E. Murphy, professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, has been recognized by the Emerald Literati Network with the 2008 Outstanding Paper Award for his article,An Ethical Basis for Relationship Marketing: A Virtue Ethics Perspective.The paper investigates the role of ethics and trust in companiesbuilding long-term…

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ND Expert: Pastors' IRS challenge supported by religious freedom statute, not constitution

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Some 35 pastors nationwide this week defied federal tax regulations prohibiting churches, religious groups, and non-profit groups that accept tax deductions from endorsing political candidates. p. Pulpit Freedom Sunday,organized by a group of conservative Christian lawyers called The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), encouraged pastors to preach sermons on the…

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A Veteran of the Fighting Irish
On a Lifetime of Big Social Battles

Author: Stephanie Capparell

For the greater part of the past century, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh was known for his work on many of the biggest issues of the day: equal rights, the ethical application of scientific advances, justice and academic freedom. He was a household name in the U.S., at least in…

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Alumni interpret Notre Dame mystique in new book

Author: Shannon Chapla

We Are ND: The Story of Notre Dame as Told by Her Alumni,a compilation of stories shared by hundreds of alumni from all generations, recently was published by Booklink of Ireland. p. The mystique of Notre Dame reaches far beyond the football field.It extends into its classrooms, residence halls,…

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ND Expert: No bailout could mean “nasty recession”

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Ignoring warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders, the House rejected proposed legislation that would bail out failing financial institutions and help bolster the sluggish economy. p. So what can Americans expect if political leaders dont pass a plan? p. If there is no bailout, look for the credit…

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Students and alumni unite to help Haiti

Author: Shannon Chapla

University of Notre Dame students and alumni are teaming up this fall to educate the campus about Haiti, one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, and collect desperately needed clothing to send there. p. The month-long project titledPoorest of the Poor: A Call to…

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Innovation Park groundbreaking marks beginning of new “bridge to the future”

Author: William G. Gilroy

Another significant milestone in the University of Notre Dames continuing quest to become a preeminent research university, as well as a new chapter in the collaboration between the University, state and local officials and the business community was celebrated Friday (Sept. 26) during groundbreaking ceremonies for Innovation Park at…

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ND Expert: This time, poll surge in Obama support "real"

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This weeks Washington Post-ABC News poll showed Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain 52 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, when last weeks polls showed them essentially even. p. But this recent swing in polling numbers is not due to a skewed sampling pool or response effects…

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Government ministers to discuss U.S.-Central America relations

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Thomas Shannon, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, will join four former government ministers from Central America at a roundtable discussion on the state of relations between the U.S. and Central America at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 2 (Thursday) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University…

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Down, Conrado honored by Industrial Designers Society of America

Author: Shannon Chapla

Paul Down, associate professor of industrial design at the University of Notre Dame, was elected a fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and Ann-Marie Conrado, associate professional specialist of industrial design, was named IDSAs inaugural 2008 Young Educator of the Year. p. The voice of the…

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Magazine executive to give “Basic Black” career advice

Author: Carol Elliott

Cathie Black once asked for a raise before she ever even started a job. As an inexperienced 24-year-old receiving a major promotion at Holiday magazine, Black figured if she didnt take the chance and ask, she certainly wouldnt get more money. And what was the worst that could happen?…

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Expert on Amish life to speak about forgiveness

Author: Joan Fallon

On Oct. 2, 2006, a gunman shot 10 girls in a schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. The response of the towns Amish community touched and perplexed people around the world. p. Donald B. Kraybill, a nationally recognized scholar on Anabaptist groups and Amish life, will retell the story of…

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No injuries or damage after fire at power plant

Author: Dennis Brown

There were no injuries or damage after a fire was quickly contained Thursday morning (Sept. 25) at the University of Notre Dame power plant. p. The fire began at 8:25 a.m. when hot metal from a steel pipe that was being cut with a torch fell onto a hose…

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Learning to be better lovers

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The English novelist and theologian Charles Williams offered what he called amaximfor any love affair: Play and pray; but on the whole do not pray when you are playing and do not play when you are praying.  We cannot yet manage such simultaneities. p. Its difficult not to share this…

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Profiling Notre Dame’s new faculty

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini and Carol Bradley

Spanning many disciplines and places of origin, the 46 new members of the University of Notre Dames teaching and research faculty have one thing in commoneach one finds something special about Notre Dame. p. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS p. Maurizio Albahari Assistant professor, anthropology p. *Area of research…

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Hare to deliver Plantinga Lecture Sept. 26

Author: Kathleen McDonnell

John E. Hare, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School, will deliver the University of Notre Dames annual Plantinga Lecture, titledDivine Command Theory: Some Reflections on the Contemporary Situation,Friday (Sept. 26) at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Eck VisitorsCenter. The presentation is free and…

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Nanovic lecture series to launch with EU vice president

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

Mario Mauro, vice president of the European Parliament, will give the inaugural European Union (EU) Lecture sponsored by the University of Notre Dames Nanovic Institute for European Studies at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 (Monday) in Room 129 of DeBartolo Hall. p. Titled "The God of Europe: Christian Roots and…

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Notre Dame Forum examines sustainable energy from multiple perspectives

Author: Dennis Brown

In his World Day of Peace message last January, Pope Benedict XVI touched on many topics of pressing concern, including sustainable energy – that is, the use of energy resources that meet the needs of today without compromising those of tomorrow. p. One area where there is a particular…

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Notre Dame to break ground Sept. 26 for Innovation Park

Author: Ann Hastings and Dennis Brown

A groundbreaking ceremony for Innovation Park at Notre Dame will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 26) at the parks future site near the corner of Twyckenham Drive and Edison Road in South Bend. p. To be located on 12 acres of land adjacent to the south side…

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Notre Dame theologian Father Gorski publishes book on religious pluralism

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Theology of Religions:A Sourcebook for Interreligious Study,by Rev. Eugene F. Gorski, C.S.C., professional specialist in theology at the University of Notre Dame, recently was published by Paulist Press. p. The book is a theological exploration of the implications of scripture and Catholic doctrine for such non-Christian religions as Hinduism,…

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Bernoulli Awards making a big statement about statistics

Author: Ted Fox

Unless you authored one of the 22 research papers submitted to the inaugural Bernoulli Awards last April, chances are you havent heard of this competition for University of Notre Dame undergraduates. As such, youd also have no way of knowing that winning entails a bit more than a firm…

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Ford Family Program celebrates inauguration

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

The University of Notre Dames Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity will celebrate its formal launch Sept. 25 (Thursday) with a lecture by renowned Oxford University economist Paul Collier, author of the award-winning bookThe Bottom Billion. p. The lecture, which is free and open to the…

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Montoya Prize awarded to Chicago poet

Author: Shannon Chapla

Paul Martínez Pompa, a faculty member in the English department at Triton College in River Grove, Ill., is the 2008 recipient of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize given by Letras Latinas, the literary program of the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS). p. A collaboration with…

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Book traces religious and intellectual roots of peace

Author: Joan Fallon

When Cambridge University Press approached David Cortright about writing a history of pacifism, the lifelong peace activist and scholar hesitated. p. Im not really a pacifist,explained Cortright, a research scholar at the University of Notre Dames Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.At least not in the narrow sense that…

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Freshman class most academically accomplished

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dames 2,000-member freshman class, selected from a pool of 13,948 applicants, is the most academically accomplished in University history. p. The students arrived on campus with an average SAT score of 140516 points higher than last years freshmen who represented an all-time highand 72 percent…

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The quotations of Duncan Stroik

Author: Michael O. Garvey

During the early 1990s a few young architectural scholars with radically new ideas began to show up in Notre Dames School of Architecture and to exert a conspicuous influence nationwide. p. The new ideas they espoused were really quite old and durable ones, dating as far back as the…

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ND Expert: Israeli party election

Author: Dennis Brown

The narrow victory by Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the head of the governing Kadima Party is a landmark event for three important reasons, according to Asher Kaufman, a historian at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in Israeli policy in…

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FTT season opens with “Spurt of Blood”

Author: Kathleen McDonnell

The University of Notre Dames Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) opens its 2008-09 season with Antonin Artauds absurdist dramaSpurt of BloodSept. 23 to 26 (Tuesday to Friday) at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 28 (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m., in the Philbin Studio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts…

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