Joyce ready for extreme makeover

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

You don’t have to be big to be a great home for college basketball. Take Cameron Indoor Stadium, home to the Duke Blue Devils, which seats 9,314 fans.

That’s about 500 fewer than the projected capacity of the soon-to-be-renovated basketball and volleyball arena in the Joyce Center.

In October, University officials announced a $12.5 million donation from Philip J. Purcell III

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Conference to honor Father John Dunne, CSC

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

“Seeking the Heart’s Desire,” a conference honoring 50 years of John Dunne’s presence on the faculty at Notre Dame will take place March 30–April 1 at McKenna Hall on the Notre Dame campus.

Father Dunne’s career at ND began in the fall of 1957 when he returned from his studies Rome. Thus this event will take place during the 50th year in which he has been a faculty member. This event will gather members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the Department of Theology at Notre Dame, members of the university community, and Father Dunne’s many friends in a celebration of his contributions to the life of the church and academy.…

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Domers in the news

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Michael T. Good ’84, ’86M.S., who joined NASA’s astronaut program in 2000, has been named a member of the space shuttle crew that will be launched in 2008 to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. The Air Force colonel is the second Domer astronaut; former astronaut James D. Wetherbee ’74 flew on six shuttle missions. . . . Michael Holston ’84

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Domers in the News

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Unknown, a suspense film written by Matthew Waynee ’95 about five men locked in a warehouse with no recollection of who they are or how they got there, was recently released in theaters and is now available as a DVD. The film, whose stars include Greg Kinnear and Jim Caviezel, has been described as Memento

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Millennium Goals

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

The eight Millennium Development Goals, which set the bar for Jeffrey Sachs’ Millennium Villages and indirectly for the Notre Dame Millennium Development Initiative, were aggressive human development targets established at the United Nations’ Millennium Summit in September 2000. They call on member states to work toward the following by 2015:…

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Deaths in the Notre Dame Family

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Denis A. Goulet, professor emeritus of economics and policy studies, and William and Dorothy O’Neill Chair in Education for Justice, died December 26, 2006, in South Bend. He was 75 years old.

A much admired lecturer with an endearing weakness for puns and wordplay, Goulet taught at Notre Dame from 1979 to 2002. He was profoundly influenced by the writings and example of such intensely religious French intellectuals as Charles de Foucauld, Simone Weil and the “worker priests” of the last century. In his career, the “hunger and thirst for justice” exalted in Matthew’s gospel found precise and compelling academic description.…

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The Spirit of Notre Dame campaign

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

The University announced in May that it was engaged in the largest fund-raising effort in the history of higher education. The Spirit of Notre Dame campaign, the most comprehensive such effort in school history, seeks $1.5 billion. About 59 percent—$887 million—had been raised toward the goal at the time of the announcement.…

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Domers in the News (Spring 2008)

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Former Notre Dame women’s basketball center and WNBA All Star Ruth Riley ’01 went to Mali, West Africa, last December as part of the United Nations Foundation’s “Nothing But Nets” campaign, a global grassroots effort to prevent malaria. Riley was part of a U.S. delegation that delivered 133,000 long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets. More than 2 million bed nets will eventually be distributed as part of the campaign. . . . A ferocious fish that lived 95 million years ago in what is now Morocco has been named after Mark Pankowski ’88

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Death in the family: Paul P. Weinstein

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

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Paul P. Weinstein, professor emeritus of biological sciences and a leading authority on parasitology, vector biology and public health, died January 5 at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend. He was 88.

Weinstein began his distinguished career close to his Brooklyn, New York, home, earning his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College in 1941 before entering the U.S. Public Health Service as a junior parasitologist. His early work in government service in Florida and Puerto Rico culminated in 1946 when, as a captain stationed in Atlanta, Georgia, he played a significant role in the establishment of the Communicable Disease Center, which eventually became the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…

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Center for Justice with a Global Reach

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

In 1972, fed up with complaints about his civil rights record by critics within and outside his administration, President Richard M. Nixon decided to fire one of the most influential: Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, then chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

If Hesburgh was bitter, he didn’t let on about it. What he did do was come home to the Notre Dame campus and in 1973 create the Center for Civil Rights in the Notre Dame Law School. Later renamed the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR

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The active parishioner

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Founder Ana Villamil Kelly ‘82 calls it a “one-stop shop for finding excellent Catholic resources.” The former associate director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launched ActiveParishioner.com because of requests she frequently received while working at the bishops’ conference. “People wanted to know how to make better sense of specific events in their lives from a faith perspective,” she says. “I realized that there was no central location for Catholics to find the many wonderful resources that exist.”…

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New provost Thomas Burish

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Thomas G. Burish ‘72 gave up the presidency of one of the country’s top liberal arts colleges, Washington and Lee University, to take the No. 2 executive’s post at his alma mater. Trustees elected him Notre Dame’s new provost in July 2005.

A distinguished researcher in clinical psychology, he also was appointed professor of psychology.…

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Notre Dame principal building and landscape projects

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Principal Building Projects:

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  1. Law School Expansion
  2. Potential McKenna Hall Addition
  3. Engineering Multi-Disciplinary Learning and Research Facility
  4. Potential Social Sciences Building
  5. Potential Mendoza College of Business Executive Education Expansion
  6. The Ernestine Raclin and O.C. Carmichael Center for Medical Education and W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

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Gift inspires law school expansion

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

The next major addition to campus likely will be an expansion of the Notre Dame Law School.

The project took a giant step forward earlier this year with a $21 million gift from Frank E. Eck, a 1944 Notre Dame graduate.

The gift, fifth-largest in Notre Dame’s history, will go toward the $57.3 million price tag on the expansion, which entails a new building, Eck Hall, to be erected on the site of the former campus post office and connected to the existing law school via Eck Commons.…

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Seen and Heard on the ND campus

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

During the July 7 terrorist bombings in London, law student Patrick Roach got off an Underground train that was headed to a station where an explosion would occur a few minutes later. When he got back to his apartment he found a bomb had gone off on a double-decker bus in front of his building. A police officer escorted him through the bloody scene to his door and told him to stay inside. Roach said he had been taking the Tube to the King’s Cross station, site of an explosion that involved trains on three different lines. He was going there to buy tickets for an amusement park. At the last second he decided to get off at an earlier station and go to the Notre Dame London Centre near Trafalgar Square. He was in London taking law classes. . . . Junior Raquel Elena “Rocky” Garza

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Domers in the News

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Several news organizations speculated that Emilio Garza ’69, ’70M.A., a former Texas state judge who currently sits on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, might be nominated to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement. He wasn’t. . . . The New York Times

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ND Award to peace group's founder

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

This year’s winner of the Notre Dame Award for international humanitarian service is Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Saint’Egidio, a pacifist conflict-resolution and relief organization.

In 1968 Riccardi and classmates from his high school in Rome founded the Community of Sant’Egidio (“Saint Giles” in English), named for a Carmelite convent where the friends first gathered to pray, run a soup kitchen and tutor poor children.…

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A Time to Celebrate

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

The Inauguration of Father John I. Jenkins, CSC

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It was a celebration unlike any in University history. The occasion was the inauguration of Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, as Notre Dame’s 17th president. But the two-day observance included fun and formalities, fireworks, a dance, and a two-hour panel discussion hosted by Tom Brokaw that explored the tensions between faith and politics in a pluralistic world.…

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Sunday Mass from Basilica now on TV

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Cable TV viewers can now watch the Mass at the Basilica every Sunday morning.

On July 7, 2002, the Hallmark Channel began broadcasting the Basilica’s midmorning Mass at 11 a.m. Eastern time as part of a three-hour block of Sunday morning religious programming. Depending on time of year and region, viewers either see the Mass live or on a tape delay of one to a few hours. During seven weekends when conflicts with the University calendar, such as graduation weekend, interrupt normal schedules, services taped from other Sunday mornings will be shown.…

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Spotlights: A Shorter Goliath

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Recently printed Bibles tell us Goliath stood about 6-foot-6 (“four cubits and a span”) — an imposing Philistine, to be sure, but one whose physical existence is easier to accept than the 9-foot-9 (“six cubits and a span”) listed in many earlier translations of 1 Samuel 17:4.

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Catching the Light Just So

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

The Photography of Matt Cashore

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Matt Cashore, ND class of 1994 has been photographing the Notre Dame campus for 15 years. He’s shot the Dome, the ducks, the joggers by the lakes. Football games and tailgaters. Classrooms and labs and assorted “campus scenes.” The arrival of freshmen, the pageantry of commencement, the casual solemnity of residence hall Masses. He’s taken portraits for annual reports, aerial shots for historic purposes and documentary stills of presidential visits.…

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The 2005 honorary degree recipients

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Thirteen distinguished figures in business, science, the Catholic Church, medicine, entertainment, sports, law and higher education joined principal speaker Vartan Gregorian and outgoing President Father Edward Malloy, CSC, and Provost Nathan Hatch as honorary degree recipients at the University’s 160th Commencement exercises May 15.…

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Two hats for Jenkins as his presidency begins

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

The occupants of the top two administrative posts at Notre Dame stepped down June 30. And one person is filling both jobs, temporarily.

As announced last summer, Father John I. Jenkins, CSC, succeeded Father Malloy as president on July 1, 2005.

Earlier this year it was announced that Nathan Hatch, provost since 1996, is leaving to become president of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He started there July 1. Jenkins will be acting provost until Hatch’s replacement is hired.…

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