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Notre Dame professor coedits book on "creation ex nihilo"

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Creation ex nihilo

Gary A. Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Notre Dame, and Markus Bockmuehl, Dean Ireland's Professor in the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Keble College, have coedited a new book titled Creation ex nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s "March 1917" available in English translation

Author: Kathryn Pitts

March 1917

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the 100th anniversary of Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s birth in 2018, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish the first English translation of Solzhenitsyn’s epic work March 1917

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Notre Dame Professor edits book on anthropology and folklore of Ireland

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Irish Ethnologies

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, professor in the Department of Irish Language and Literature, a concurrent professor of anthropology, and a fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has edited a new book titled Irish Ethnologies

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“Midwest Archaeological Perspectives” book series and dissertation prize are launched

Author: Eli Bortz

The American Midcontinent, stretching from the Appalachians to the Great Plains, and from the Boreal Forests to the Gulf of Mexico, is home to a rich and deep multiethnic past that continues to fascinate scholars and the public even after 150 years of exploration. Beginning with colonization by the first Native American big game hunters, through the origins of domestic food production and construction of the largest earthen monuments in North America, and ultimately the entry of multiple colonial empires and their varying interactions with native populations, the story of the region is an exciting one of changing cultural and environmental interactions and adaptive strategies.…

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New book series on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn established

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The University of Notre Dame Press is launching a new book series showcasing the writings and continuing influence of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008), the Nobel Prize–winning novelist and historian. The series, The Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series

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Robert Gibb wins Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Among Ruins

Robert Gibb, author of Among Ruins, is the winner of the 2017 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. This book is the final volume of Homestead Works, a collection of four books of poetry that explore the industrial past and legacy of the old steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania, and, by extension, Pittsburgh. Robert Gibb's haunting historical narratives capture the Steel City, "Where the crucible mills poured fire, / Slag erupted nightly above the other shore." The ruins in this book are various—personal, historical, cultural—and are filtered through a variety of perspectives, including the poet's own as well as those of visual artists (Aaron Harry Gorson and Lewis Hine) who have made Pittsburgh their subject and artists (James Whistler, Eugène Atget, J. M. W. Turner) who have been imagined here.

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ND visiting researcher publishes book about abduction in Baghdad, Iraq

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Abducted In Iraq

Saad Sirop Hanna, the Apostolic Visitor for Chaldeans Residing in Europe, the auxiliary bishop of the Chaldean Patriarchate of Baghdad, Iraq, and visiting researcher in the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, has published a new book titled Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad

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Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction winner is Kellie Wells

Author: Kathryn Pitts

God The Moon And Other Megafauna

Kellie Wells is a writer of startling imagination whose "phantasmal stories," Booklist says, "shimmer with a dreamlike vibrancy." God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna, Wells's second collection of short stories and winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, is populated with the world’s castoffs, cranks, and inveterate oddballs, the deeply aggrieved, the ontologically challenged, the misunderstood mopes that haunt the shadowy wings of the world’s main stage. Here you will find a teacup-sized aerialist who tries to ingest the world’s considerable suffering; a lonely god growing ever lonelier as the Afterlife swells with monkeys and other improbable occupants; a father fluent in the language of the Dead who has difficulty communicating with his living son; and Death himself, a moony adolescent with a tender heart and a lack of ambition. God-haunted and apocalyptic, comic and formally inventive, these stories give lyrical voice to the indomitability of the everyday underdog, and they will continue to resonate long after the last word has been read.…

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Book tells stories of African-Americans who integrated the University of Notre Dame

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Black Domers

This month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to release Black Domers: African-American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words edited by Don Wycliff (ND ’69) and David Krashna (ND ’71). This book tells the compelling story of racial integration at the University of Notre Dame in the post–World War II era. In a series of seventy-five essays, beginning with the first African-American to graduate from Notre Dame in 1947 to a member of the class of 2017 who also served as student body president, we can trace the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the African-American experience at Notre Dame through seven decades.

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Book celebrates 175 years of Notre Dame in photographs and images

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Notre Dame At 175

The year 2017 marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the University of Notre Dame, and Notre Dame at 175: A Visual History celebrates this milestone with a collection of outstanding photographs and images. Charles Lamb and Elizabeth Hogan, both photograph archivists for the University of Notre Dame Archives,

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