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Identified by rhetoric

Author: Arts and Letters

Just as words and phrases surrounding Notre Dame offer the University’s faculty, staff and students certain identities, such as “Domers” or Catholics, the language used to describe other groups of people creates a legacy and understanding…

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A life-changing peace blog

Author: Arts and Letters

Several of Daniel Myers’ students have told him that his new course, Introduction to Peace Studies, has changed their lives, and what the young men and women are sharing in the class this semester has repeatedly moved Myers to tears.

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A Challenge for Churches: Adulthood Takes Its Time

Author: Arts and Letters

In this story from The New York Times, Christian Smith, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and director of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society, is featured for his insights on the relationship between religion and “emerging adulthood.”

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Showing "Big Love" For Her Students

Author: Arts and Letters

Categories: Faculty News and General News

scott_siiri_ftt You step into the final week of rehearsals for the Department of Film, Television, and Theater’s (FTT) new play. The actors warm up for their scenes, and the production crew prepares the stage. Suddenly a young woman in a Notre Dame sweatshirt and jeans commands the students’ attention and begins the final scene of the play.

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Gimello an extraordinary "Buddhologist"

Author: Arts and Letters

As perhaps befits a new member of the University of Notre Dame’s increasingly diverse arts and letters faculty, Robert Gimello, research professor of theology and East Asian languages and cultures, is no ordinary Buddhologist.

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Smithsonian and ND in unique partnership

Author: Arts and Letters

University of Notre Dame seniors Lauren Holcomb and Shannon Mimnaugh interned last summer at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, D.C. To gauge their thoughts on the experience…

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Study reveals impact of U.N. weapons bans

Author: Arts and Letters

Since 1990, the United Nations has banned the transfer of arms to Iraq, Somalia, al Qaeda and 24 other nations and groups worldwide. Although these measures did not completely stop the flow of weapons, they did change the behavior of some targets…

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ND Expert: Oprah, Obama and "celebrity politics"

Author: Arts and Letters

Oprah Winfrey’s decision to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama before the Iowa caucuses “elevates celebrity politics in America to a new level, maybe even a previously unexplored stratosphere,” according to Robert Schmuhl, professor of American studies…

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English professor wins international book award

Author: Arts and Letters

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, the Notre Dame Professor of English, recently was awarded the John Ben Snow Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies for “Books Under Suspicion: Censorship and Tolerance of Revelatory Writing in Late Medieval England.”

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An artist of perfectly indistinct vision

Author: Arts and Letters

Notre Dame artist Rev. Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C., had been stirred by the scriptural readings at Mass that morning and said so to his friend. “Did you hear the passage from the Book of Wisdom? That’s what I’m hoping to get at.”

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Phil Donahue to screen new film

Author: Arts and Letters

Television talk show host and University of Notre Dame graduate Phil Donahue will screen his first film, “Body of War,” at the Browning Cinema of the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 7 (Friday).

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In land of wealth, why are believers poor givers?

Author: Arts and Letters

Christian Smith, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and director of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society, is featured in this story from Scripps Howard News Service on the charitable giving practices of American Christians.

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NEH makes Byzantine challenge grant

Author: Arts and Letters

One of the ambitions of the University of Notre Dame’s Spirit of Notre Dame capital campaign is the establishment of an endowment for Byzantine studies within the Medieval Institute. That ambition was quickened earlier this year when…

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Senior Andrea Laidman named Mitchell Scholar

Author: Arts and Letters

Andrea Laidman, a senior from Alden, N.Y., has been named a 2008-09 George J. Mitchell Scholar. The prestigious Mitchell scholarships are awarded annually to 12 Americans, under the age of 30, to pursue a year of post-graduate study at any university in Ireland.

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