News Releases and Recent Activities
Father Malloy Explores Post-Sept. 11 Issues in New Audio Lecture
Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, is the creator and narrator of a new audio program now available for purchase from Now You Know Media. http://newsinfo.nd.edu/content.cfm?topicid=24947
Three Historical Monographs Published
Ave Maria Press has published the three historical monographs I have written on the relationship between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Volume One is titled An Australian Catholic University: The Original Dream: 1945-1954. Only 27 pages long counting appendices, it covered the original discussion about and the efforts toward starting Australia’s first Catholic university in Sydney. Unfortunately, a series of factors in both Australia and the United States prevented the project from being realized.
Volume Two is titled The University of Notre Dame Australia: The Dream Renewed: The First Three Years (1988-1991). This runs 35 pages with appendixes and treats the exciting period when initial discussion in Perth with Fathers Ted Hesburgh and Ned Joyce led to Peter Tannock and Denis Horgan visiting the Notre Dame campus and soliciting my support and that of Tim O’Meara, Bill Beauchamp and Dave Tyson. From our first trip to Western Australia, I pledged that we would do everything we could to assist the establishment of the new university. This eventually included having David Link serve as the first Vice-Chancellor (or President). This account takes the story up to the point of the inauguration ceremonies.
Volume Three is titled The University of Notre Dame Australia: the Dream Pursued: A Narrative History of the Relationship Between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Notre Dame Australia: 1911-2007. This work covers a substantial period and runs 68 pages. Rather than purporting to be an institutional history of NDA, it focuses on the UND-NDA dynamic and how that has evolved through the years.
I undertook these three historical studies in order to provide a personal perspective on this exciting endeavor from someone both involved in the earliest stages of planning and still serving on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors at NDA. Future studies will surely correct my errors and provide richer context of interpretation from the Australian side of the relationship.
The first six months of 2007 will have Father Malloy traveling to many parts of the United States and the world
January saw Father Malloy travel to Caracas, Venezuela; Bogota, Columbia; and Panama City. There he had an opportunity to reconnect with many Notre Dame alumni and friends, as well as establish new relationships. Traveling with Father Malloy was Rev. Tom Eckert, C.S.C. The two spent a great amount of time with Rev. Camilo Vernal, C.J.M., principal of the Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios in Bogota. Father Camilo is hoping to visit Notre Dame this spring to begin discussions regarding research, faculty education, distance learning, and student exchange programs. Other visits included meetings with Rev. Luis Ugalde, S.J., president of Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas; Patricia Martinez Barrios, president of Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar in Cartagena, Colombia; and Carlos Angulo Galvis, rector of Universidad de Los Andes. Notre Dame alumni visited in Panama included Frederico Humbert, Rogelio Muller, Ramon Smith, and Dr. and Mrs. Ramon de la Torre. Winston Velaczo was extremely instrumental in coordinating Father Malloy’s visit in Caracas.
February saw Father Malloy participate in a symposium at the University of Virginia on the role, present status, and future of intercollegiate athletics, viewed live on the Internet. During his time in Charlottesville, Father Malloy had dinner with a number of alumni and friends.
March will take Monk to San Francisco, where he has been invited to participate in the “Twelfth Annual Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium” on values-based policing. Father Malloy’s talk is titled “In the Heat of the Moment: Decision-Making as a Professional Person.”
From San Francisco, Father Malloy will travel to Tucson, where he has been invited to speak to the Salpoint High School theology classes. He also will be the main speaker for the Tucson Universal Notre Dame Night, which will consist of a Mass and dinner.
Later in the month of March, Father Malloy will travel to Notre Dame Australia to attend the board of governors and trustee meetings. While there, he will visit the Broome campus and meet with various religious leaders.
April finds Father Malloy in San Antonio, where he serves on an advisory board of Our Lady of the Lake University. Following the meeting there, Dr. Tessa Pollack, president of Our Lady of the Lake, will host an evening event for Notre Dame alumni.
Easter Sunday, Father Malloy will be in D.C., presiding over the sunrise service at the Walter Reed Medical Center. He will also concelebrate Mass in the Memorial Chapel and then have an opportunity to visit with wounded soldiers.
April 9 will find Father Malloy in Ft. Myers as the keynote speaker for their Universal Notre Dame Night.
April 19, he will be at the University of Portland presenting a Hesburgh Lecture. His talk is titled “Terrorism and Counterterrorism: the Perspective of a Christian Ethicist.”
May will take Father Malloy to North Central Florida for their Universal Notre Dame Night; and he has also been invited to address the faculty and students of Trinity High School.
Later in May, Father Malloy will travel with Bill and Ann Sexton on an alumni cruise to Italy.
Other events in May and June will have Father Malloy in Nashville and D.C., and at Universal Notre Dame Night in Triple Cities, N.Y., and eastern North Carolina, and attending a four-day retreat in Wharton, Pa., for the board of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management.
- 2006 Malloy to receive honorary degree.
- 2006 Malloy was the recipient of the 2006 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
- 2005 Diversity, growth in facilities, increase in financial aid: Monk's legacy leaves campus and city richer.
- 2005 Notre Dame's Trustees conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Malloy.
- 2005 Monk's March.
- 2005 Monk books.
- 2003 Malloy visits Brazil to bestow the annual Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America.
- 2001 Symposium to highlight dedication of Malloy Hall, a new theology and philosophy building.
- 1998 Vanderbilt established a chair in Catholic studies in his name.