Notre Dame alumni briefs
The liner notes on this CD are already out of date. James is not, as the notes read, “A two-time All-Ireland Champion on the hammered dulcimer (1986 and 1995).” He is now a three-time champion.
“Everybody’s got a Notre Dame story,” says Larry Wentz, ND class of 1959.
When a U.S. spy satellite first detected bursts of gamma radiation in 1967, analysts took the readings to be evidence of Soviet nuclear tests, which is what the satellite was looking for. Today’s astronomers know that gamma ray bursts come from outer space, not Asia. But back then the equipment wasn’t capable of pinpointing the source of the radiation, so suspicion was wrongly cast in the Russians’ direction.…
When most people think of the invention of the wheel, the image that comes to mind is a caveman chipping away on a flat block of stone. Actually the earliest evidence comes from Sumeria in Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C., where a potter’s wheel is depicted on a clay tablet. About 300 years later a wheeled cart is depicted. The Egyptians of the Pyramid Age (2700-2200 B.C.) didn’t have the wheel. They used sledges (platforms on runners) to drag the great stones over the sand.…
Father Edmund P. “Ned” Joyce, CSC, ‘37, Father Hesburgh’s right-hand man during Hesburgh’s 35-year presidency, moved to Holy Cross House last fall (2002) after a severe stroke.
Names of groups that have competed in recent NAZZ battles of campus bands:
The Inch Thieves
7 Pounds of Groove
Qantas Never Crashed
No Redeeming Qualities
The Kinky Bootbeasts
This computer-generated collage of images represents the proposal of a pair of Notre Dame architecture faculty for a Pentagon memorial honoring victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Given the football team’s phenomenal start, it was no great surprise that the 2002 version of The Shirt sold out its initial production of 44,000 just four games into the season.
The nationwide economic downturn has hit campus construction projects and halted most of them
Notre Dame post-doc Christopher Monico is being credited with solving the largest arithmetic problem in history.