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Professor to teach business ethics in South Korea as an "International Scholar"

Author: Carol Elliott

Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., a noted expert in business ethics and an associate professor of management at Notre Dame, will spend the 2012-13 academic year introducing South Korean students to the concepts of ethical leadership and international efforts to use commerce as an instrument of peace.

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Revisiting America’s Revolutionary myths and realities

Author: Kevin Clarke

Most Americans are comfortable fixing a date (July 4) and an event (the signing of the Declaration of Independence) to a definitive moment when the United States separated itself from its colonial parent, Great Britain. But for Notre Dame historian Patrick Griffin, the Revolution is better understood as a process—not an event.

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Notre Dame begins construction of new campus sculpture park

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Construction has begun on a new sculpture park on the southern edge of Notre Dame’s campus. Situated in a wooded, eight-acre dell that lies between the Irish Green and the Compton Family Ice Arena, the new park is a project of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art and the office of the University Architect. It has been designed by the landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh.

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New faculty propel Economics Department’s rise

Author: Aaron Smith

Timothy Fuerst, one of the most-cited economists in the world, joined the Notre Dame faculty this fall as William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Professor of Economics. Fuerst’s appointment is the “crown jewel” in a series of recent hires that will bring even greater depth and diversity to the rapidly growing Department of Economics.

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Study shows official measures of American poverty off-base

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The U.S. Census Bureau’s method of calculating who is poor and who is not has been under fire by researchers for years because it doesn’t calculate the benefits of anti-poverty programs. In response to the criticism, the Census Bureau released in the fall of 2011 the Supplemental Poverty Measure, but a new study by Notre Dame economist James X. Sullivan finds that even it provides an inaccurate reflection of deprivation in this country.

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Political scientist Monika Nalepa wins second book prize

Author: Kate Cohorst

Assistant Professor Monika Nalepa has won the American Political Science Association (APSA) 2012 Leon D. Epstein prize for “Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe” (Cambridge University Press), which previously won the 2011 Best Book Award from the APSA’s Comparative Democratization section.

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Notre Dame geologist: Mars Curiosity Rover mission "critical" for NASA

Author: William G. Gilroy

Curiosity, NASA’s newest Mars rover, is the heart of the $2.5-billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, which will try to determine if Mars is, or ever was, capable of supporting microbial life. Clive Neal, a Notre Dame planetary geologist, views the mission as a critical one for NASA.

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