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Study Describes Evidence of World's Oldest Known Granaries

Author: Arts and Letters

A new study coauthored by Ian Kuijt, associate professor of anthropology, describes recent excavations in Jordan that reveal evidence of the world’s oldest know granaries. The appearance of the granaries represents a critical evolutionary shift in the relationship between people and plant foods.

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ND Expert: Netanyahu "Closed Door" to Negotiations

Author: Arts and Letters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “half-hearted recognition” of a Palestinian state existing alongside a Jewish state certainly is a step forward, but “falls short of the minimal required conditions for resuming peace negotiations,” according to Asher Kaufman, professor of history…

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ND Experts: Strong Sanctions Needed Against North Korea

Author: Arts and Letters

Tough new sanctions, which the United Nations Security Council is preparing to impose on North Korea as early as June 12, are a necessary response to that country’s repeated defiance of nuclear nonproliferation agreements, said Notre Dame sanctions experts David Cortright and George A. Lopez.

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Faculty Honored With Awards at President's Dinner

Author: Arts and Letters

Professor Valerie L. Sayers, who helped develop the University’s successful Creative Writing Program, was among 11 Notre Dame faculty members honored at the University’s annual President’s Dinner, receiving the 2009 Faculty Award. Several other Arts and Letters faculty were recognized, as well.

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Reconciliation Focus of Workshops in Burundi

Author: Arts and Letters

At a spiritual retreat center overlooking Bujumburu on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science, recently led workshops on political reconciliation for leaders of Burundi’s Catholic Church.

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