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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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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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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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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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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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Milton scholar publishes new book

Author: Arts and Letters

Stephen M. Fallon, professor of liberal studies and English at the University of Notre Dame, is co-editor of “The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton,” a new book that celebrates the genius of the 17th-century English poet…

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Renowned historian wins AHA book awards

Author: Arts and Letters

Sabine G. MacCormack, Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded two American Historical Association (AHA) book prizes for “On the Wings of Time: Rome, the Incas, Spain and Peru”…

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Peace scholar receives award from Swedish city

Author: Arts and Letters

The Swedish city of Uppsala has announced it will award Notre Dame professor Peter Wallensteen a 2007 honorary medal “for his commitment to peace and peace research, which has generated appreciation and respect nationally and internationally.”

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Father Scully honored as outstanding educator

Author: Arts and Letters

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., professor of political science and director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame, has been recognized as an outstanding teacher with a Crystal Apple Award from Michigan State University’s College of Education.

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Study abroad programs rank sixth nationally

Author: Arts and Letters

The University of Notre Dame has the sixth-highest percentage among American research universities of students participating in study abroad programs, according to a recently released report from the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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