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‘Frozen Flashback’ face-off

By Tim Dougherty ’07

When the puck dropped last spring to determine the unsettled 1989 state championship between two New Jersey high school hockey powers, it was surrounded by the sticks of husbands and fathers who never thought they’d play the big game taken from them two decades earlier.

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Fighting ovarian cancer

By John Monczunski

Currently, there is no reliable non-invasive test for ovarian cancer, but Notre Dame’s Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey hopes her work may one day change that, and perhaps even lead to a treatment.

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Regulate rare plant sales

By John Monczunski

Thanks to Internet sales and quick FedEx-style shipping, endangered plants these days are growing in more places they shouldn’t. And that is a big, expensive problem that needs policing, ND ecologists Patrick Shirey and Gary Lamberti say.

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No-boot compute

By John Monczunski

The age of instant-on computing could be just a click or two away. Recently, Notre Dame researchers demonstrated the feasibility of a revolutionary computer technology that uses incredibly tiny magnets to do the computing and information storage.

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Psyching kids for physics

By Don Lincoln

Notre Dame physics Professor Randy Ruchti believes the best way to turn kids on to science and research is to introduce them to it early in a big and impressive way. Like many people with a mission, he’s done something about it.

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Ruminations: Real philosophy for real people

By Cornelius F. Delaney

As the first in a series of ruminations about philosophy, it seems appropriate to start by looking at the nature of philosophy itself. So, in the grand tradition of philosophers everywhere, I’ll begin by making a distinction. On the one hand there is “critical philosophy” and on the other “speculative philosophy.”

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Seat of wisdom

By William G. Schmitt

Perhaps the clearest sign of integration springing from the Spirit Campaign is the building that houses the Institute for Church Life (ICL) and the Center for Social Concerns, as well as the offices for the academic minors in Catholic social tradition and in poverty studies. The building is Geddes Hall.

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Far afield: The self-importance of being earnest

By Jason Kelly '95

In a span of one spring week, concentrated doses of sports pomposity will be sprayed like bad cologne on television sets across the country. Anybody with a passing interest in college basketball, golf or baseball will be besieged with the bigger-than-the-game significance of it all.

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Networthy ND 12

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

In the words of Homer Simpson, “Mmmmmmm, invasive species, mmmmmmmm.” We know it’s April Fool’s Day as this gets posted, but this is no joke. Thanks to three ND biology grad students, you can enjoy such delicacies as fettuccine coated in butter and garlic and dotted with chewy morsels of Chinese mystery snail.

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