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Inaugural Wishes

Author: Arts and Letters

As the nation prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, members of Notre Dame’s faculty and staff pen some well-wishes for the nation’s new leader, and the nation.

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Notre Dame hosts Pushkin scholars

Author: Arts and Letters

The University of Notre Dame will host scholars from around the globe Jan. 9 to 11 (Friday to Sunday) as they gather to discuss “Alexander Pushkin and Russian National Identity: Taboo Texts, Topics, Interpretations.”

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Myth-busting in human nature

Author: Arts and Letters

University of Notre Dame anthropologist Agustin Fuentes, who examines human evolution from several perspectives and recently published two books, addresses misconceptions about race, sex, and aggression that continue to dominate our discourse.

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Psychology professor receives presidential award

Author: Arts and Letters

Nicole M. McNeil, assistant professor of psychology and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame, has been named one of the 67 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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Two faculty members named AAAS fellows

Author: Arts and Letters

Two University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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Goldblatt receives honorary doctorate

Author: Arts and Letters

Howard Goldblatt, research professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame, received an honorary doctorate Dec. 12 (Friday) from the Open University of Hong Kong…

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Notre Dame poet Menes wins NEA fellowship

Author: Arts and Letters

Poet Orlando Menes, associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for 2009. Menes is one of 42 poets selected this year from a pool of some 1,000 applicants…

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New book explores virtue and vice

Author: Arts and Letters

Jennifer Herdt, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of “Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices,” newly released by the University of Chicago Press.

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Death comes to babysit

Author: Arts and Letters

What’s an oblivious single mom, in a hurry to leave on a date, going to do when Death?you know, The Grim Reaper, with the shroud and the scythe?appears at the door instead of the teenage babysitter? Slip Death a few bills and head out the door, of course…

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Kristol to speak on politics post-election

Author: Arts and Letters

William Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, will give a lecture titled “American Politics: A New Era?” at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 9) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

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