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by Dennis K. Brown

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  • Sprint/Nextel merger – Katherine Spiess, associate professor of finance

p. http://web2.business.nd.edu/Faculty/faculty_bio_page.cfm?who=dspiess

  • Social Security reform – Teresa Ghilarducci, associate professor of economics

p. /facultydetail.cfm?facultyid=22&topicid=259

  • War crimes trials – Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law

p. /facultydetail.cfm?facultyid=23&topicid=259

  • Holidays and materialism – Eugene Halton, professor of sociology

p. http://www.nd.edu/~ehalton/

  • Holiday spending – James X. Sullivan, assistant professor of economics

p. /content.cfm?topicid=8302

  • Inflammation’s Role in Heart Disease – Francis J. Castellino, Kleiderer-Pezold Chair, Keck Center for Transgene Research

p. /facultydetail.cfm?facultyid=326&topicid=259

  • Ukraine – Semion Lyandres, associate professor of history

p. http://www.nd.edu/~history/faculty/profiles/lyandress.shtml

  • Immigration reform – Allert Brown-Gort, associate director of the Institute for Latino Studies

p. /facultydetail.cfm?facultyid=5

  • Universal Human Rights Month (December) – Paolo Carozza, professor of law

p. /facultydetail.cfm?facultyid=280&topicid=259

  • Falling dollar – Nelson Mark, DeCrane Professor of International Economics

p. /content.cfm?topicid=8121

  • Supreme Court – Richard Garnett, associate professor of law

p. /facultydetail.cfm?facultyid=270&topicid=259

  • Airlines pensions – Teresa Ghilarducci, associate professor of economics and policy studies

p. /facultydetail.cfm?facultyid=22&topicid=259

  • U.S. economy – Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance and business economics, and Teresa Ghilarducci, associate professor of economic and policy studies

p. /content.cfm?topicid=5822

  • Muslim-Christian relations – Gabriel Reynolds, assistant professor of theology

p. http://www.nd.edu/~theo/faculty/reynolds.html

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