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New book explores how Catholic parishes contribute to polarization

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Same-sex marriage, abortion and other cultural conflicts centered on the family have intensified in recent years, particularly among American Catholics. A new book by Mary Ellen Konieczny, assistant professor of sociology at Notre Dame, examines how religion and family life are intertwined and how local parishes shape that intersection.

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Law School’s O’Connell to testify before Congress on citizens’ rights during 'War on Terror'

Author: Shannon Chapla

Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will testify today (May 22) before the House Judiciary Committee on “Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terror.”

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McCloskey Business Plan Competition announces winners

Author: Carol Elliott

After nine months of perfecting their business plans, teams competing for nearly $300,000 in cash and prizes put it all on the line April 19 at the Mendoza College of Business. In a close contest among six finalists, Contect—a venture of computer science faculty members Christian Poellabauer and Patrick Flynn—emerged as the winner of the $25,000 McCloskey Business Plan Competition grand prize.

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Notre Dame to examine using stadium location as hub for student life and academic facilities

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame announced May 2 that it is exploring an innovative approach that would take advantage of the central location of the football stadium to make it a hub for, among other possibilities, a student center, media center and classroom and conference center.

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