Former sociology professor dies

first_imgFormer Notre Dame sociology professor Maureen Hallinan died Jan. 28 in South Bend at the age of 73 after an illness, according to a University news release.Hallinan, the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Notre Dame joined the College of Arts and Letters in 1984, the release stated. She was the second woman at the University appointed to an endowed chair and the founding director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity.“It is impossible to think about Notre Dame sociology without thinking of Maureen Hallinan,” department chair Rory McVeigh said in the release. “Her extraordinary research accomplishments and her high visibility in sociology, and in education research more generally, put a spotlight on our department in a way that benefitted her colleagues and attracted strong faculty members and graduate students to Notre Dame.” Hallinan authored or edited nine books and more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals. Her research in the field of sociology of education included work on the effects of school characteristics on student achievement and social development, the formation of interracial friendships in middle and secondary schools and achievement gaps between races. She was renowned for her research on academic tracking and children’s responses to being tracked above or below their capabilities, the release stated.During her 28-year tenure at the University, Hallinan received Notre Dame’s Presidential Award Citation in 1997, the Research Achievement in 2003, the Faculty Award in 2006 and the Excellence in Research on Catholic Education Award in 2007. Beyond her work at Notre Dame, Hallinan served as president of the American Sociological Association in 1996 and president of the Sociological Research Association in 2000.A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, followed by interment in Notre Dame’s Cedar Grove Cemetery.Memorial contributions can be made to the University’s Alliance for Catholic Education.Tags: Staff Reportlast_img read more

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Photo released of person who defaced court house, Christopher Columbus statue

first_imgAnyone with information is asked to contact the division at 607-778-2519. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar called the action “lawless” and send the defacer will be brought to justice. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Government Security Division is looking to identify the person who defaced the Broome County Court House at 92 Court St. A Christopher Columbus Statue located on the property was also defaced. The graffiti was discovered on Sunday.last_img

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Pedro (Pete) Lara, 86, Wellington: June 29, 1929 – Dec. 9, 2015

first_imgPedro LaraPedro (Pete) Lara, age 86, of Wellington, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis/Harry Hynes Hospice Unit in Wichita, KS.  He had worked as a machinist for Boeing for 35 years before he retired.Pedro Lara was born on June 29, 1929 in Mulvane, KS to Ramon Andres Lara and Juanita (Maldenado) Lara.  He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953.He married Priscilla M. Gonzales at St. Rose Catholic Church in Wellington on September 23, 1961.He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Victor and one sister, Theresa.Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Priscilla Lara of Wellington, KS; one son, Richard Lara and his wife Tracy of Wichita, KS; three sisters, Rachel Lara and Leonor Lara both of El Dorado, KS and Mary Henderson of Wichita, KS; three grandchildren, Richard A. “R.J.”, Jr., Pedro Andres and Kennedee Rene Lara all of Wichita, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.A Rosary will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 10 a.m.  Father Hung Pham will be the Celebrant and Father Andrew J. Seiler will be the Concelebrant. Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Memorial funds have been established with the Harry Hynes Hospice and Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Baseball Team in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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