Open floor plans may lead to more eating

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Open floor plan

According to Kim Rollings, assistant professor in the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, dining environments can have even more serious consequences for eating behaviors, and in an article published recently in the journal Environment and Behavior she and Nancy Wells, an environmental psychologist from Cornell University, describe some of them.

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In memoriam: Brother Bonaventure Scully, C.F.X., former rector of Keenan Hall

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In memoriam: Brother Bonaventure Scully, C.F.X.

Brother Bonaventure Scully, C.F.X., former rector of Keenan Hall at the University of Notre Dame, died Thursday (Sept. 1) at Xavier House in Baltimore. He was 87.

Brother Scully, who served in Keenan Hall from 1985 to 1999, was among the most popular and affectionately regarded residence hall rectors in a University proud of its distinctive commitment to the quality of undergraduate communal life.

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In Memoriam: Joseph C. Hogan, dean emeritus of College of Engineering

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In memoriam: Joseph Hogan

Joseph C. Hogan, dean emeritus of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, died Thursday (Aug. 18) at Friendship Village in Tempe, Arizona. He was 94.

A native of St. Louis, Hogan was graduated from Washington University in 1943 with a degree in electrical engineering. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and saw action in the Philippines during the closing days of World War II before continuing engineering studies at the University of Missouri and the University of Wisconsin, from which he earned his doctoral degree.

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Three questions with Latino theologian Peter J. Casarella

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Peter Casarella

Peter Casarella, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame and interim director of Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC), is a scholar of Latino theology. Before joining the Notre Dame faculty in 2013, he served as professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University where he was director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. Books he has written or edited include “Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress”; “A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology”; “Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance”; “The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church”; and “Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity: The Thought of Louis Dupré.” He answers a few questions about Latin America and the Church.

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Three questions with political philosopher Patrick Deneen

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Patrick Deneen

A member of the University of Notre Dame political science faculty since 2012, Patrick Deneen is the David A. Potenziani Memorial Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies. He teaches and writes about the history of political thought, American political thought, religion and politics, and literature and politics. Books he has published on these subjects include “The Odyssey of Political Theory,” “Democratic Faith,” “Democracy’s Literature,” “The Democratic Soul” and “Redeeming Democracy in America.” We asked him a few questions about Catholic social teaching in American politics.

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Summer events in Notre Dame’s Shakespeare Festival

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Shakespeare

This summer the 2016 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival is continuing its celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with numerous theatrical events.

Shakespearean actors of all ages from throughout the Michiana area will take the Washington Hall stage for performances of “ShakeScenes” at 2 p.m. July 16 (Saturday) and July 17 (Sunday). A unique collection of scenes inspired by the works of Shakespeare and performed by community members and area school students, “ShakeScenes” will include performances by members of the Robinson Community Learning Center Shakespeare Company, the Good Shepherd Shakes of the Good Shepherd Montessori School, and the Harter Heights Players.

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Three questions with political scientist Christina Wolbrecht

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Christina Wolbrecht

Christina Wolbrecht, associate professor of political science, C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, teaches and writes about American politics, political parties, women and politics and American political development. Now at work on a study of the first 100 years of women as voters in American politics, she is co-author, with J. Kevin Corder, of the recently published book “Counting Women’s Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal.”

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Father Jenkins commends ‘collaborative engagement’ with region’s community leaders at Notre Dame breakfast

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves, left, listens to President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as Associate VP Tim Sexton stands at the 2016 President's Community Leaders Breakfast

Describing the Michiana region’s recent winning bid in the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative competition as “clearly a team victory,” University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., told a gathering of 250 community leaders at the President’s Community Leaders Breakfast Monday morning (June 6) at the University’s Morris Inn that it “epitomized our exciting collaborative engagement over the last year.”

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A family reunion at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

2013 Reunion

When more than 3,500 University of Notre Dame alumni gather on campus Thursday-Sunday (June 2-5) for Reunion 2016, they will be reminiscing about their student days, renewing the friendships they made then and marveling at the changes in the storied landscape.

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Notre Dame and Vatican Library formalize agreement

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues, archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, sign a memorandum of understanding for collaboration and exchanges between the Vatican Library and Notre Dame

The University and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, or Vatican Library, formalized a unique agreement of collaboration and exchange in a ceremony Monday (May 9) in the Hesburgh Room of the Morris Inn, where Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, together signed a memorandum of understanding.

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Faculty awards honor exemplary work in undergraduate teaching and advising

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Golden Dome at dusk

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, and the recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

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Richard Notebaert named recipient of first Hesburgh-Stephan Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Richard C. Notebaert

The University of Notre Dame will inaugurate a new award during its 171st University Commencement Ceremony May 15.

As the University looks forward to the 50th anniversary of its Board of Trustees, it will award the Hesburgh-Stephan Medal, named in honor of the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s 15th president, under whose leadership the Board was established, and Edmund A. Stephan, first chairman of the Board.

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Notre Dame and Vatican Library to celebrate new collaboration

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Promise Of The Vatican Library

The University of Notre Dame and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, or Vatican Library, will formalize a unique agreement of collaboration and exchange in a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. May 9 (Monday) in the Hesburgh Room of the Morris Inn, where Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, will sign a memorandum of understanding.

The only such collaboration between the Vatican Library and any North American academic institution, the agreement will develop visits and informal exchanges of faculty, scholars, librarians and administrators; organize joint conferences, lecture series, art exhibitions, and musical and theatrical performances; and explore the development of joint programs of research.

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In Memoriam: Conrad L. Kellenberg, professor emeritus of law

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Conrad L. Kellenberg

Conrad L. Kellenberg, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame, died Friday (April 8). He was 88. A native of New York City, Kellenberg was graduated from St. John’s University in 1949 and earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1952. He served as a legal officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Department and in private law practice in New York City before joining the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 1955 and remaining there until his retirement in 2005.

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