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Notre Dame’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Accredited

Author: Aaron Smith

Categories: Faculty News, General News, and Research

The University of Notre Dame’s doctoral program in clinical psychology recently earned accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA). This new designation—along with a recently expanded faculty of leading researchers—is putting the College of Arts and Letters’ young clinical program firmly on the fast track to national prominence, says Director Scott Monroe, the William K. Warren Foundation Professor of Psychology.

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Strong Bodies Fight Builds Winning Record at Film Festivals

Author: Chris Milazzo

Categories: Alumni, Catholicism, Faculty News, General News, and Internationalism

Strong Bodies Fight, a film which chronicles the University of Notre Dame’s Bengal Bouts charity boxing tournament, was recently named Best Sports Documentary at the 2011 Action on Film International Film Festival in Pasadena, Calif., and won the Audience Choice Award from the Chicago United Film Festival. Produced by writer Mark Weber ’09 and director William Donaruma ’89, a professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, the film has been building a winning record at film festivals.

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Theologian John Cavadini: Painting an Evangelical Icon

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Categories: Catholicism, Centers and Institutes, and General News

Theologian John C. Cavadini, McGrath-Cavadini Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL), was recently in Washington speaking to a symposium of young Catholic theologians about how to teach the faith. The meeting, Intellectual Tasks of the New Evangelization, was sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and intended to deepen and strengthen their relationship with a new generation of America’s Catholic teachers, and most of the 54 as-yet untenured theologians in attendance had received their doctoral degrees within the last five years.

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Exhibit Highlights Notre Dame's Investment in Italian Studies

Author: Kevin Clarke

Categories: Catholicism, General News, and Internationalism

The phrase “All Roads Lead to Rome” connotes the cosmopolitan culture that has long been present in the Eternal City. It’s also the title of a Notre Dame exhibit running through the fall 2011 semester to highlight spectacular acquisitions by the University’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in conjunction with the new interdisciplinary Italian Studies at Notre Dame program.

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Economist Joseph Kaboski: Poor Financing in Developing Countries Explains Sluggish Growth

Categories: Faculty News, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Though economists have long suspected that developing countries struggle to emerge from poverty because they lack robust financial sectors, few economists have tried to determine just how this phenomenon occurs—until now. University of Notre Dame Economics Professor Joseph Kaboski, together with colleagues from UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis, examine this phenomenon in the study “Finance and Development: A Tale of Two Sectors,” published recently in the American Economic Review.

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John Duffy Co-Edits Special Issue of Disability Studies Quarterly

Author: Karrie Fuller

Categories: Faculty News and General News

John Duffy, associate professor in the English department and the Francis O’Malley Director of the University Writing Program, has recently co-edited the latest issue of Disability Studies Quarterly with Melanie Yergeau of the University of Michigan. This special issue, titled “Disability and Rhetoric,” promotes new methodological possibilities for applying rhetorical approaches to the burgeoning study of disability.

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Former German President and First Lady to Speak at Notre Dame

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Categories: Centers and Institutes, General News, and Internationalism

The University of Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) will welcome Horst Koehler, former president of the Federal Republic of Germany, and his wife, Eva Luise Koehler, to the University for a three-day visit that will include a major public lecture by Koehler. Titled “The Whole is at Stake,” the lecture will be held Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library.

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Revealing the Earliest Origins of Italian Language

Author: Kate Cohorst

Categories: Faculty News, General News, Internationalism, and Research

It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375. Notre Dame is currently the only university outside of Italy invited to contribute research to the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) project, an initiative of the prestigious Accademia della crusca’s Opera del vocabolario italiano (OVI) branch.

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Employers Seek Arts and Letters Talent at “What’s Next?” Week

Categories: Centers and Institutes and General News

“What’s next?” That thought lurks in the back of every undergraduate mind as the years at Notre Dame fly by. To help College of Arts and Letters students explore the many and disparate ways they can answer that question, the Career Center will host its annual “What’s Next?” Week from September 26-29. The event, designed just for students in the College, provides information about internship, career, and service opportunities available both before and after graduation.

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Theology Doctoral Students Win International Honors

Author: Kate Cohorst

Categories: General News, Internationalism, and Research

Three Ph.D. candidates in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Theology have recently been awarded prestigious fellowships from organizations such as the American Academy in Rome, Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the Dolores Zorhab Liebmann Foundation, and the Louisville Institute.

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"The Secret in the Wings" to be Performed at Notre Dame

Author: Chris Sopczynski

Categories: General News

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will present Mary Zimmerman’s drama The Secret in the Wings September 30, October 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances on October 1, 2, and 9 at 2:30 p.m., in the Philbin Studio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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New Graduate Minor Focuses on Screen Culture

Author: Susan Love Loughmiller

Categories: Arts, Faculty News, and General News

There is growing recognition in academia that “screen literacy” is a valuable asset for many scholars—especially those who teach language and literature. To help develop this skill set, the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) has created a new graduate minor in screen cultures. It is open to students in any Notre Dame graduate program.

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New History Faculty Share Colonial Interests

Author: Mark Shuman

Categories: Faculty News, General News, and Internationalism

The Department of History’s two newest faculty members share a common interest in colonialism, although their research has led them to explore this issue in different parts of the globe. Rebecca Tinio McKenna, whose research has focused on the Philippines, and Paul Ocobock, a scholar of Africa, both join the University of Notre Dame as assistant professors this fall.

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Philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre Honored for Book’s Lasting Influence

Author: Kate Cohorst

Categories: Faculty News and General News

The American Political Science Association recently honored University of Notre Dame philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre for his influential 1981 book After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (University of Notre Dame Press). MacIntyre, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Senior Research Professor of Philosophy (emeritus), received the association’s biennial Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, which recognizes “a work of exceptional quality by a living political theorist” that is still considered significant at least 15 years after its original publication.

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David Campbell Receives Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award

Author: Joanna Basile

Categories: Centers and Institutes, Faculty News, General News, and Research

David Campbell, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and Robert Putnam of Harvard University are the 2011 recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for their book American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. The American Political Science Association awards the prize annually to the best book from the past year on government, politics, or international affairs.

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Economist James Sullivan Says Census Poverty Measures Misleading

Categories: Faculty News, General News, and Research

On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau will release official poverty estimates for 2010, and those numbers are likely to be higher than last year’s staggering 14.3 percent poverty rate for 2009. However, Census poverty figures are based on a narrow measure of income that often doesn’t accurately reflect an individual’s true economic circumstances, according to James Sullivan, associate professor in the University of Notre Dame Department of Economics.

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Historian Gail Bederman Invited to Institute for Advanced Study

Author: Kevin Clarke

Categories: Faculty News, General News, and Research

Associate Professor Gail Bederman is the latest faculty member in Notre Dame’s Department of History to accept a prestigious invitation to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey, one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. Only about 190 scholars are chosen each year for membership at the institute; more than 1,500 typically apply.

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Notre Dame Alumni Honored

Author: Liam Farrell '04

Categories: Alumni, Catholicism, and General News

The Notre Dame Alumni Association recognized three Notre Dame graduates last week, including College of Arts and Letters alumni Haley Scott DeMaria ’95, and Rev. David Garcia ’74 M.T.S., ’84 M.S.A., and Mendoza College of Business Alumnus Lt. Cmdr. Robert L. Miller, Sr. ’42, ’47 J.D. USNR (Ret.).

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A History of Washington Hall—and of Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Categories: Faculty News and General News

There was a time when the size of the University of Notre Dame’s faculty and student body, the integrity of the University’s community, the enthusiasms of its students, and the very culture in which it was embedded all made it possible, in theater historian Mark C. Pilkinton’s succinct phrase, “for everyone to attend everything.”

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Teaching Film and Screen Culture Across the Humanities

Author: Susan Love Loughmiller

Categories: Faculty News and General News

The new chair of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre spends part of each summer teaching his specialty to a different type of students—fellow faculty members from the College of Arts and Letters. Professor Jim Collins, who specializes in media theory, postmodern studies, and digital humanities, created a weeklong seminar five years ago to help faculty from other departments better incorporate film into the classroom.

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