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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Tony-Winning Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

first_img In 1973, Stritch married actor and playwright John Bay. The two remained wed up until his death at the age of 53 in 1982. Stritch also won Emmys for her work on 30 Rock and Law & Order. Other notable screen credits included An Inconvenient Woman, Monster-in-Law, A Farewell to Arms and ParaNorman. Stritch went on to appear in numerous Great White Way productions including Tony-nominated turns in Bus Stop, Sail Away, Company and A Delicate Balance. Her additional Broadway credits included A Little Night Music, Love Letters, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Call Me Madam and Pal Joey. She appeared simultaneously in the latter two; she served as standby to Ethel Merman in Call Me Madam and played reporter Melba Snyder in the 1952 revival of Pal Joey. The double feature included a daily commute from New Haven to New York during Pal Joey’s out-of-town tryout. Stritch was born on February 2, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. She trained at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School, where her peers included Marlon Brando and Walter Matthau. She made her Broadway debut in Loco in 1946. Stritch provided a master class in resilience throughout the years as she continued to perform despite ongoing struggles with her health. The brassy Broadway luminary always lived up to the Stephen Sondheim lyrics in what became her signature anthem: “Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all and my dear, I’m still here.” Broadway icon Elaine Stritch has died. According to The New York Times, the Tony and three-time Emmy-winning actress passed away at her home in Birmingham, Michigan on July 17. Her death was confirmed by a friend, Julie Keyes. The actress was 89 years old. In 2002, her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty won the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event. In the piece, the stage and screen star reflected on stories and songs from her career in show business, as well as her fight with alcoholism. D.A. Pennebaker produced a documentary in 2004 that combined footage of rehearsals and the staged production. The film won two Emmys: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for Stritch and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. A longtime New York resident, Stritch bid farewell to the city in 2013 to return to Michigan. She played a final show at the Café Carlyle (Stritch lived in the Carlyle Hotel for many years) in April 2013. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a documentary of her final years in New York, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival later that month. View Commentslast_img read more

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Bronze for George and Hooper at Islamic Solidarity Games

first_img… Moore into women’s 400m finalONE day after taking silver in the men’s 400m, Olympian Winston George finished with bronze in the men’s 200m at the Islamic Solidarity Games yesterday, and just moments later Natrena Hooper picked up the bronze in the women’s high jump.Braving an ankle injury and cold weather, Hooper, who recently gained a silver medal at the Penn Relay in the same event, scaled over 1.77m, clearing the height on her third try. She ended behind Algeria’s Yousra Arar, who finished with silver after she bounded over the 1.77m on her first attempt.Asian record-holder Nadiya Dusanova was the only athlete to negotiate the 1.80m height, clearing it easily on her first attempt, as she did all her other jumps.An ecstatic Hooper noted her resolve not to return from the Games empty-handed, despite only one chance to do so, since the high jump was her only event.“I was a bit nervous but I got over it because I was determined not to leave without a medal. It was great competition,” Hooper expressed from Baku yesterday, speaking to Guyana Chronicle via electronic messaging.Winston GeorgeFor the men’s 200m, it was also determination that saw George end another stint at the Games with two medals. George had participated at the Games 2013 hosting in Indonesia and copped silver in the men’s 400m and 200m.This year, while he already picked up the silver in the men’s 400m with a time of 45.69 seconds, in the 200m his 20.62 seconds finish only landed him a bronze. It was a 20.56 seconds run from Bahrain’s Salem Yaqoob that earned the silver.With a time of 20.08 seconds, Ramil Guliev landed another gold medal for Turkey, who are currently leading the medals table with a whopping 155 medals, including 60 gold, and 52 silver. With 59 gold, hosts Azerbaijan are just behind, though their silver and bronze tallies look thin, with their overall medal count standing at 116 up to yesterday’s end.Guyana still have a chance to improve their medal standings, with athletes Alita Moore and Emanuel Archibald having events remaining while the table tennis team events are yet to go off. Guyana have a male tennis team as well as a female team at the event.Shaking off a disqualification in the women’s 200m on Wednesday, Moore fared better in yesterday’s 400m where she finished third in her heats with a time of 55.36 seconds, and made it into today’s final.The fastest heats’ time of 51.46 seconds was recorded by Bahrain’s Oluwakemi Adekoya.Archibald will be in the Men’s long jump today, coming in with an entry jump of 7.35m.last_img read more

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Dodgers at Padres (Saturday): Starting pitchers, TV, times & more

first_imgTHE PITCHERSDODGERS RHP BROCK STEWART (0-0, 3.38 ERA)Vs. Padres: 0-0, 0.00 ERAAt Petco Park: 0-0, 0.00 ERAHates to face: Yangervis Solarte, 1 for 1 Loves to face: Hector Sanchez/Allen Cordoba, 0 for 1, 1 KPADRES LHP CLAYTON RICHARD (6-13, 4.96 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 7-6, 4.15 ERAAt Petco Park: 28-26, 3.31 ERAHates to face: Austin Barnes, 5 for 9 (.556), 2 doubles, 1 HRLoves to face: Curtis Granderson, 1 for 10 (.100), 3 KsDODGERS at PADRES, Game 2When: Today, 7:10 p.m.Where: Petco ParkTV: SportsNet LATHE PITCHERSDODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (8-10, 3.88 ERA)Vs. Padres: 1-0, 3.21 ERAAt Petco Park: 1-0, 2.25 ERAHates to face: Matt Szczur, 2 for 2, 1 doubleLoves to face: Cory Spangenberg, 0 for 3, 3 KsPADRES RHP JORDAN LYLES (0-2, 6.94 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 0-3, 7.71 ERAAt Petco Park: 0-2, 5.82 ERAHates to face: Austin Barnes, 4 for 4, 1 double, 1 tripleLoves to face: Curtis Granderson, 0 for 3, 1 K DODGERS at PADRES, Game 1When: Saturday, 12:40 p.m.Where: Petco ParkTV: SportsNet LAcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Oregon CRC vote puts spotlight on Washington

first_imgWith an 18-11 vote on Monday, the Oregon Senate moved funding the Columbia River Crossing off the state’s legislative agenda this year.It also moved the spotlight to this side of the Columbia River.“All eyes now kind of focus on Olympia, and what the state of Washington is going to do,” said state Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver.The Oregon Senate vote — and Gov. John Kitzhaber’s expected signature — authorizes borrowing $450 million to pay Oregon’s share of the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement. The plan easily cleared the Oregon House last week. But the bill also attached several conditions to that money, among them that Washington must pony up a state share of its own. The CRC must also secure crucial federal funding and a bridge permit from the U.S. Coast Guard to move forward. None of those things have happened yet.Moeller, a strong backer of the CRC, called Oregon’s action “great news.” But the controversial project may face a tougher fight in the Washington Legislature, where any funding commitment would have to get by a Republican-controlled Senate. Oregon’s seemingly swift approval doesn’t change the project’s shortcomings, said Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center.“I don’t think it makes a difference,” Rivers said. “The concerns remain strong up here.”In addition to replacing the I-5 Bridge, the $3.4 billion CRC would extend light rail into Vancouver and rebuild freeway interchanges on both sides of the Columbia River. The project’s finance plan calls for $450 million each from Washington and Oregon, plus federal money and revenue from tolling on Interstate 5.Last month, Washington House Democrats rolled out a nearly $10 billion transportation package that would use a gas tax hike and other revenue sources to steer $450 million to the CRC. Republicans, meanwhile, have called for a series of reforms aimed at cutting transportation costs.last_img read more

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