American Dreamers Winter 2006–07


American Dreamers

by Jerry Kammer

If only the ideas and hopes didn’t fly headlong into the jaws of some very real problems.
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The Other Side of the Story

by Allert Brown-Gort

Global Warning

by Chris Hayes

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.
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A Practicum in Idealistic Theory

by Anthony Lang Jr. ’90

Or: How an Egyptian Coptic Christian was plucked from academia to sow peace in the Mideast and run the United Nations.
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A Way to Stop the Killing

by John Monczunski

The Mission

by Rev. John Jenkins, CSC, ’76, ’78M.A.

Notre Dame’s president explains how serving the Church is central to its role as a Catholic university.
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How Catholic the Faculty?

by Richard Conklin ’59M.A.

Notre Dame looks to the faith of its faculty as it takes steps to strengthen its religious commitment.
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A View from the Classroom

by Donald P. Kommers

One veteran teacher-scholar reflects on the study of constitutional law and its place and purpose at the university.
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Rock music package

My Kind of Music

by James Seidler ’02

Stuck in a Moment

by Tim Jacob

The Boss

by Patrick Gallagher ’83

Hot August Night

by Kerry Temple ’74


Man of Steel

by James McKenzie ’71Ph.D.

Pick a Star

by Mike Alexander ’€™72

Where’s Daddy?

by Beth Apone Salamon

(Cover painting by Maceo Montoya)

University News

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


Letters to the editor


Puritan vindication?
When news becomes old
Skin cancer defense
Moon shakes
Tiny tubes increase solar power
Nasty gets the vote

Cafe Arts

Documentary producer keeps an eye on the story—€”and the budget
A passion for the pipes
Books by ND people
Web extra: Books in brief
Picks of the week

Alumni Affairs

He speaks for the fishes, by Ann Hardie ’€™82
Domers in the news
Alumni briefs
Correction to death listings in print issue

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.