University of Notre Dame graduates Mark W. and Stacey Miller Yusko of Chapel Hill, N.C., have made a $35 million gift to their alma mater to establish a new undergraduate scholarship program.
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For centuries scholars have emphasized moral judgment as central to moral behavior. Recently, the focus has turned to moral personality. In a new volume edited by two members of the Department of Psychology, scholars from a variety of disciplines address the issues of moral character and identity.
The 2009 Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by some of the College of Arts and Letters’ most engaging faculty.
Julia Douthwaite, professor of French, recently published an article that reveals the existence of a French “Frankenstein” 28 years before the publication of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.
The University of Notre Dame this fall will host “Renewing the Campus: Sustainability and the Catholic University,” the first national conference dedicated to advancing the engagement of Catholic universities with the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.
Arts and Letters alumnus Miguel H. Diaz will be sworn in Aug. 21 as the United States ambassador to the Holy See. Unable to attend the ceremony because of a previous commitment, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., has asked two fellow Holy Cross priests to represent him there.
As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Young Company touring group will perform on the Main Quad at the University of Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 (Monday).
About a dozen students were enrolled in the University of Notre Dame’s interdisciplinary minor Education, Schooling and Society when it was established seven years ago. Today, the program is one of the largest minors in the College of Arts and Letters.
The University of Notre Dame’s newest summer program “is a beautiful example of interdisciplinarity, Notre Dame’s commitment to Asia initiatives and the transformative role of study abroad,” said Vice President and Associate Provost Dennis Jacobs.
Notre Dame is hosting its fourth annual Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship orientation from Aug. 11 to 15, with 55 foreign language teachers from 40 countries having come to campus for a series of workshops designed to enhance their teaching in the United States.
Researching how the threat of censorship affects playwrights, Yael Prizant, assistant professor of film, television and theatre, found examples from Cuban theatre in many of the case studies. “Once I read a few plays from the island, I was hooked,” she says.
“Money can’t buy me love,” the Beatles famously sang. And now a new paper by University of Notre Dame economist Kasey S. Buckles and colleagues suggests money, or more precisely the price of marriage, can significantly affect the decision to marry.