Motion pictures

By The editors

In place of a single Photo of the Week, this holiday week, we bring you a whole series. Beowulf Sheehan ’90 is a celebrated literary photographer, but as Notre Dame took on Syracuse in Yankee Stadium, we asked him to revisit a hobby of his college days and turn his focus to football for one Saturday afternoon.

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Pop Quiz

By The editors

Let's settle it once and for all: What do you call the statue on the west end of the library?

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Sweet hymns of joy

By The editors

The Notre Dame Children's Choir has a new Christmas CD coming out this holiday season — accompanied by a Grammy Award-winning special guest.

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Young Alumni Essay Contest 2018 rules

By The editors

Rules for Notre Dame Magazine’s sixth annual Young Alumni Essay Contest. The magazine’s editors, who will judge the 2018 contest, are looking for original, previously unpublished, creative nonfiction essays. The editors are seeking evocative first-person works that would appeal to a college-educated audience.

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Deaths in the family

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Several Notre Dame figures, including Breen-Phillips Hall rector Sr. Mary Catherine McNamara, S.I.W., and associate professor of sociology Mary Ellen Konieczny '81, passed away in the winter of 2017-2018.

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Cheated

By The editors

By NCAA decree, the Notre Dame football team has unwon 21 games. Some say that sets a dangerous precedent.

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Deaths in the family

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Robert Schuler '49Ph.D., longtime director of Notre Dame's Radiation Laboratory, and Joe Sassano '54, '59M.A., a former JACC facilities and events manager, passed away in the fall of 2017.

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Young Alumni Essay Contest 2017 rules

By The editors

Rules for Notre Dame Magazine’s fifth annual Young Alumni Essay Contest. The magazine’s editors, who will judge the 2017 contest, are looking for original, previously unpublished, creative nonfiction essays. The editors are seeking evocative first-person works that would appeal to a college-educated audience.

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Deaths in the family

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Adam S. Arnold Jr., who came to Notre Dame in 1957 and was its first African-American faculty member and the first African American to receive tenure, died April 14 at age 94.

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Seen & heard

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Notre Dame philosopher Alvin Plantinga, whose influential arguments for the existence of God helped redefine the academic debate on the subject, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Templeton Prize.

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Deaths in the family

By The editors

Timothy S. Fuerst, a prolific economist, popular teacher and beloved colleague to his fellow faculty members, died February 21 at age 54 after a 10-month battle with stomach cancer.

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In a letter to The Observer after Fuerst’s death, fellow economics professor Joe Kaboski described him as a “saint” and “the most upbeat person I’ve ever known,” for whom laughter and whistling were constant musical accompaniments to his presence.…

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Deaths in the family

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Rev. James J. McGrath, CSC, ’55, whose campus contributions included key roles in the construction of the Galvin Life Science Center and the sandy beach at St. Joseph Lake, died October 24 at age 84.

McGrath, professor emeritus of biology, taught numerous botany courses and also served as a dorm rector, chaplain of the Notre Dame Fire Department and as a parish priest in Dowagiac, Michigan.…

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Seen & heard

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Notre Dame’s Academic Council voted on a new core curriculum in November, approving what University President John I. Jenkins, CSC, ’76, called the most significant changes in nearly 50 years. The new core, to be implemented in fall 2018 with the incoming Class of 2022, will continue to require all students to complete two theology and two philosophy courses — although the second philosophy requirement could be met with a course in a new category called “Catholicism and the Disciplines.”…

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Deaths in the family

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Rev. Marvin R. O’Connell ’59Ph.D., professor emeritus of history and author of Edward Sorin, a definitive biography of Notre Dame’s founder, died August 19. He was 86.

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Seen & heard

By The editors

The basilica organ, Colombian peace, bass pros, ND data, an Irish getaway, Hesburgh in sculpture and an endorsement.

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Deaths in the family

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Conrad L. Kellenberg, a fixture on the Notre Dame Law School faculty from 1955 until his retirement in 2005, died April 8 at age 88. He was known for greeting colleagues in the hallways by repeating the word “Hello” at three different pitches. “As if to show he meant it,” said Fernand “Tex” Dutile ’65J.D., emeritus professor of law and a former student of Kellenberg’s.…

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