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Notre Dame Sociologists to Lead American Sociological Association’s Flagship Journal

March 05, 2015 • Arts and LettersCategories: Faculty News, General News, and Research


The American Sociological Association has appointed three sociologists from the University of Notre Dame to serve as the next editors of the American Sociological Review, the association’s flagship journal. Associate Professor Omar Lizardo, Professor Rory McVeigh, and Professor Sarah Mustillo will begin their three-year term in January 2016. Read More >

Video: Arts and Letters Alumni on the Value of a Liberal Arts Education

March 05, 2015 • Todd BoruffCategories: Alumni, General News, and Internationalism

Bob Conway ’66

Arts and Letters graduates find success in a variety of professions, across the country and around the world. “I was involved in and ran our recruiting effort at Goldman Sachs for a number of years,” said Bob Conway ’66, senior director for The Goldman Sachs Group, London. “An art history major was as valuable to me as a finance major.” Read More >

Video: David Gibson on the Sociology of Deception and Long-Term Lies

February 26, 2015 • Todd BoruffCategories: Faculty News, General News, and Research

David Gibson

“How do we keep secrets and tell lies for decades at a time?” asked David Gibson, associate professor of sociology in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. In this video, Gibson discusses his pioneering work toward a cohesive sociology of deception, analyzing secrets kept by corporations, government agencies, and other organizations. Read More >

Video: Uncovering the Ancient City of Butrint

February 25, 2015 • Todd BoruffCategories: Faculty News, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Butrint, Albania

“We’re here to look for treasure,” said David Hernandez, director of the Butrint Archaeological Research Project. “And I think of this as an intellectual treasure, really, and a cultural treasure. It’s a very special city.” Hernandez, who has directed field projects at Butrint since 2004, is an assistant professor of classics and concurrent assistant professor of anthropology at Notre Dame. Read More >

Notre Dame Launches Online Theology Program for Hispanic Catholics

February 25, 2015 • Michael O. GarveyCategories: Catholicism, Centers and Institutes, General News, and Internationalism


The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL) has launched a new online adult faith formation program for Hispanic Catholics. The program, Camino, is a collaborative initiative of ICL’s Satellite Theological Education Program and the Southeast Pastoral Institute. Read More >

In Memoriam: Donald R. Keough, Chair Emeritus of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees

February 25, 2015 • Paul J. BrowneCategories: Centers and Institutes, General News, and Internationalism

Donald R. Keough

Donald R. Keough, chair emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, chair of Allen & Company, and former president and chief operating officer of the Coca-Cola Company, died Tuesday, February 24 in Atlanta with family members at his side. He was 88. “Don Keough was a celebrated business leader, a transformative philanthropist, a devout Catholic, a devoted husband and father, and a friend to so many who today mourn his passing,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. Read More >

Notre Dame Anthropologist Deb Rotman Awarded Fulbright Fellowship

February 19, 2015 • Carrie GatesCategories: Centers and Institutes, Faculty News, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Deb Rotman

Anthropologist Deb Rotman, Paul and Maureen Stefanick Faculty Director of Notre Dame’s Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for the 2015-16 academic year. Rotman will spend the year in Ireland, collaborating with University College Dublin and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology on her project, “Clachans and Cultural Landscapes of County Mayo, Ireland: Local History, Folklore, and Archaeology of 19th-Century Domestic Sites.” Read More >

Lubke Named Lead Statistician for Renowned Research Consortium

February 18, 2015 • Aaron SmithCategories: Faculty News, General News, and Research

Gitta Lubke

Notre Dame psychologist Gitta Lubke will serve as one of the senior statisticians in an international research consortium investigating the genetics and environmental contributions to the development of childhood aggression, which will provide the basis to develop more personalized treatment and intervention strategies. Read More >

Thomas Tweed Leading American Academy of Religion

February 18, 2015 • Carrie GatesCategories: Catholicism, Centers and Institutes, Faculty News, and General News

Thomas Tweed

Thomas Tweed, the W. Harold and Martha Welch Professor of American Studies and professor of history in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, was elected to lead the American Academy of Religion. He is currently serving as president in 2015. Tweed is a faculty fellow in the University’s Institute for Latino Studies and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Read More >

Ph.D. Alumna Maria Rogacheva Awarded Dissertation Prize

February 18, 2015 • Carrie GatesCategories: Alumni, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Maria Rogacheva

Maria Rogacheva, who received her Ph.D. from Notre Dame’s Department of History in 2013, has been awarded the 2014 Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Read More >