Notre Dame set to build Keough School of Global Affairs

first_imgIn August 2017, Notre Dame will open the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs — its first new college or school since the Mendoza College of Business was founded in 1921.A University press release issued Wednesday said the school was made possible by $50 million donated by Donald and Marilyn Keough and will be housed in Jenkins Hall, a building named for University President Fr. John Jenkins to be constructed beginning in spring 2015 on Notre Dame Ave. south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.According to the press release, “the school will conduct research on critical issues of international development, peace, human rights and governance; offer a master’s degree in global affairs and support a range of innovative dual-degree programs and undergraduate programs to enhance students’ preparation for leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.”Current professor of history R. Scott Appleby will serve as the school’s inaugural Marilyn Keough Dean, the press release stated.The Keough School will include many already-existing international units, including the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.Donald Keough is chairman of the board of investment banking firm Allen & Company Inc. after retiring as president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Company in 1993.According to the press release, the Keoughs’ contributions have also led to the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, two endowed chairs in Irish studies, a summer internship program for Notre Dame students in Ireland, Malloy Hall, three library collections, the restoration of O’Connell House in Dublin, the Keough-Hesburgh Professorships for scholars who demonstrate a commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission and the Keough Hall men’s residence.“Through the Keough School, Notre Dame will prepare students for effective and ethically grounded professional leadership in government, the private sector and global civil society, engaging them in the worldwide effort to address the greatest challenges of our century: threats to security and human dignity that come in the form of crushing poverty and underdevelopment; failed governance and corruption; resource wars; civil wars; and other forms of political violence and human rights violations,” Jenkins said in the press release.Tags: Donald R. Keough, Global Affairs, Jenkins Hall, Keough School of Global Affairs, Marilyn Keough, R. Scott Applebylast_img read more

Messi loses ban appeal

first_imgRelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 The Argentine Football Association has failed with their appeal to CONMEBOL regarding Lionel Messi’s three-month ban following last summer’s Copa America.Messi was banned for three months from international matches and fined $50,000 in August after accusing South America’s governing body for football of “corruption”.The Barcelona forward criticised the officiating and members of CONMEBOL following Argentina’s semifinal loss to Brazil and after the third-place match against Chile but he later apologised.Messi, 32, avoided the Copa America medal ceremony in protest and later said Argentina “shouldn’t take part in this corruption.”Asked if he feared being suspended for his comments, he said: “The truth needed to be told.”Argentina sought to get Messi’s ban reduced but failed. The ruling means he cannot return to international play until November 3 and will therefore miss his country’s friendlies against Germany and Ecuador.Argentina face Germany on October 9 and then Ecuador on October 13. Tags: Argentine FACONMEBOLLionel Messilast_img read more

USC prepares for conference tournament

first_imgDespite losing three of its last six regular-season games, the USC women’s basketball team enters the Pac-10 tournament with a strong chance of earning a postseason bid.All-around player · Junior guard Briana Gilbreath is a consistent offensive and defensive force for USC. This week, she was named to the All-Pac-10 team for the second straight season and Pac-10 All-Defensive Team for the third straight time. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan First up for the Women of Troy (18-11, 10-8) is a game against Washington State, a team they beat twice during the regular season.Last week, USC overcame a second-half deficit to take down the Cougars (8-22, 6-12) at the Galen Center.“Washington State is a hot team,” said USC coach Michael Cooper. “They have some guards who can shoot the ball. One thing we have on our side is that the game is being played at the Galen Center.”Cooper says his team is peaking at the right time. In their final regular season game, the Women of Troy blew a double-digit halftime lead against Washington, but rallied to win in overtime.“Two weeks ago we might have lost that game,” Cooper said. “We’re excited because we ended [the season] on a positive note. We hold our destiny in our hands and have a chance to get into the tournament.”All season long, the Women of Troy have pointed to 20 wins as the benchmark for earning a postseason berth.Last season, USC won 19 games and was denied a tournament bid.Reaching that number will be made more difficult by the absence of junior guard and all-conference performer Ashley Corral, who will serve the second game of her suspension tonight against the Cougars. Corral was suspended before the Washington game for violating team rules.In her place, USC will rely on redshirt senior guard Jacki Gemelos and freshman guard Len’Nique Brown. Gemelos, who started handling the ball more as the season progressed, gives the Women of Troy a versatile threat at point guard.“[Gemelos has] done a great job handling the point position,” Cooper said. “We’re going to need her leadership and perimeter shooting.”Brown, who has played well in limited duty, will be called on to relieve Gemelos at the point.“Len’Nique just has to play good, steady basketball,” he said. “[We] don’t need her to score 20 points, we just need her to play good defense and get us into our plays.”If the Women of Troy beat Washington State, they will play the winner of the Arizona-Oregon game. USC split the season series with the Wildcats and swept the Ducks.Tip-off is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Thursday.Looming after that game is a semifinal clash with  No. 2 Stanford. USC hung tough with the Cardinal last month at the Galen Center and is looking for a repeat performance.“We know what we need to do,” Gemelos said. “We need two wins in the Pac-10 tournament, and then against Stanford we need to compete and beat them as well.”Tip-off is at 5 p.m. tonight at the Galen Center.last_img read more