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Father Scully to speak at White House

Author: Arts and Letters

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., professor of political science and director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, will present a speech titled “Higher Education: Signs of Hope” at the White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools…

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Alumni Association to present five awards

Author: Arts and Letters

The Notre Dame Alumni Association will present five awards during ceremonies on campus this month, four of which?the James E. Armstrong, William D. Reynolds, Mike Russo, and Young Alumni Awards?will honor either an Arts and Letters graduate or current student.

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Festival to celebrate women writers

Author: Arts and Letters

Distinguished writers Alice McDermott, Katherine Vaz and Lily Hoang will be the featured authors at the University of Notre Dame’s first women writers’ conference, “A Festival of Our Own,” to be held April 15 and 16 (Tuesday and Wednesday)…

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Two juniors awarded Goldwater fellowships

Author: Arts and Letters

University of Notre Dame juniors Andrew Jason Manion of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Eric Riedl of Falcon Heights, Minn., have been awarded scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

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Reformation historian to lecture at Notre Dame

Author: Arts and Letters

Irena Backus, professor of Reformation history and ecclesiastical Latin at the Institute of Reformation History of the University of Geneva, will give a lecture on “Reformation Scepticism Revisited: Faith and Reason in Erasmus and Castellio” at 4:30 p.m. April 2 (Wednesday)…

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Study yields unconventional findings about welfare

Author: Arts and Letters

Born in Chile, University of Notre Dame sociologist Samuel Valenzuela has an abiding interest in where he grew up, leading him to focus much of his research on questions related to Chilean history and society. How he answers, though, often depends on the experiences of other countries.

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