American Dreamers Winter 2006–07
Editor’s Note: Red states, blue states, black and white
If only the ideas and hopes didn’t fly headlong into the jaws of some very real problems.
As experts on the use of sanctions in Iraq and other hot spots, a pair of Kroc professors became main players on the world stage—and unheeded voices in the WMD debate.
Or: How an Egyptian Coptic Christian was plucked from academia to sow peace in the Mideast and run the United Nations.
Notre Dame’s president explains how serving the Church is central to its role as a Catholic university.
Notre Dame looks to the faith of its faculty as it takes steps to strengthen its religious commitment.
One veteran teacher-scholar reflects on the study of constitutional law and its place and purpose at the university.
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(Cover painting by Maceo Montoya)
Oasis of hope: Catholics and Muslims at Notre Dame
Jilted scholar finds academic home at Oxford
Seen and heard on campus
Letter from campus: Weapons inspection
Hall portrait: Pasquerilla West
Loyal Daughters trades polarizing politics for sobering dose of reality
Strong-willed sister and Sorin ally named a saint
Season tickets secure stadium’s salvation
Joyce ready for extreme makeover
Notre Dame offers virtual classes
Conference to honor Father Dunne
Bonus copy: Reflections
The dedication of the new Jordan Hall of Science held special meaning for Laetare Medal recipient and former board of trustees chairman Thomas P. Carney ’37. “Now Notre Dame has a classroom building worthy of the level of science education it provides,” he told his daughter, Janet Carney O’Brien ’77. The chemical engineering graduate fondly recalls the often odiferous atmosphere of the research lab in his paean to an inventive professor in Synthetics and Smells: Memories of Father Nieuwland, CSC.
The death in July 2006 of Father Aidan Kavanagh, OSB, who founded the doctoral program in liturgical studies at Notre Dame, made the world a smaller place, writes Jeannette Cezanne. She relates his advice on communicating with parishioners in Listen to Mrs. Murphy.