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Preservation work of decaying slave, colonial records from La. sheds new light on US history

October 30, 2012 Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — A marathon project is under way in New Orleans to digitize thousands of time-worn 18th-century French and Spanish legal papers that historians say give the first historical accounts of slaves and free blacks in North America.
Yellowed page by yellowed page, archivists are scanning the 220,000 manuscript pages from the French Superior Council and Spanish Judiciary between 1714 and 1803 in an effort to digitize, preserve, translate and index Louisiana’s colonial past and in the process help re-write American history.
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In Memorian: John W. Gallivan (1915-2012)

October 09, 2012 John Cameron

Past and present students of journalism at Notre Dame lost one of their greatest supporters Tuesday, when John W.Gallivan, namesake of the Gallivan Program for Journalism, Ethics and Democracy (JED), passed away at the age of 97.

Gallivan, a 1937 graduate of the University, was the former chairman of the Kearns Tribune Corp., publisher of the Salt Lake City Tribune, according to a University press release issued at the Gallivan Program’s founding in 1999. Read More >

Columnist George Will to speak at Notre Dame

October 09, 2012

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will will discuss “Reflections on the Current Political Landscape” on Oct. 12 (Friday) at 3 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and people interested in attending the lecture are encouraged to arrive early.

With an illustrious career in journalism spanning four decades, Will began as a political columnist for the Washington Post in 1974, writing about foreign and domestic politics and policy. His syndicated column now runs in more than 400 newspapers around the country. In 1976, Will started his bi-weekly column for Newsweek, and currently, he serves as a contributing analyst with ABC News and has been a regular member of ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday mornings since the show began in 1981. Read More >

Columnist Kathleen Parker to deliver Red Smith Lecture

October 02, 2012 Notre Dame News

Kathleen Parker

Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, will discuss “Journalism in the Age of Twitteracy” in a lecture at the University of Notre Dame on Oct. 4 (Thursday).

Parker’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is the 2012 Red Smith Lecture in Journalism and will take place in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

A twice-weekly columnist for The Washington Post who is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, Parker also writes regularly for Newsweek/The Daily Beast and appears frequently on television as a commentator. The citation for her Pulitzer Prize commended her for “perceptive, often witty columns on an array of political and moral issues, gracefully sharing the experiences and values that lead her to unpredictable conclusions.” Read More >

Journalist Ted Koppel to speak at Notre Dame

October 02, 2012 Chris Milazzo

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Pioneering journalist Ted Koppel will visit the University of Notre Dame on Oct. 12 (Friday) for a public discussion of contemporary journalism, politics and world affairs. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, the talk will begin at 1 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Koppel’s career spans more than half a century. He started as a broadcaster at WMCA Radio in New York, then in 1963 became a correspondent for ABC News Radio, where one of his first assignments was covering President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Read More >