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“The Encultured Brain: Building Interdisciplinary Collaborations for the Future of Neuroanthropology,” a first-ever neuroanthropology conference, will be held Thursday (Oct. 8) in Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall.
Paul Collier, professor of economics and director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford, has accepted an invitation to serve as special adviser to the University of Notre Dame’s Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity.
Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy will host its inaugural conference, “The Change Election? The 2008 Presidential Election and the Future of American Politics,” on Oct. 5 and 6 (Monday and Tuesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium.
Notre Dame has launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program that aims to attract scholars from underrepresented groups to the University for research and engagement of issues related to multiculturalism and diversity.
Undergraduate and graduate students alike are being invited to present papers at “People, Power, and Pragmatism: The Future of Development in Our Changing World,” a conference on human development scheduled for February 26?27, 2010 on the Notre Dame campus.
Beginning this fall, plays created in the “New Playwrights Workshop” of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will be part of the regular theater season.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Program grant of approximately $180,000 to advance Asian language and area studies at the University.
Notre Dame will host a panel discussion and lecture Oct. 12 (Monday) to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (Nov. 9), celebrate two decades of freedom for the people of East Germany and of united Germany, and discuss what the East German Revolution meant…
The Center for Philosophy of Religion welcomes Mark C. Murphy, Fr. Joseph T. Durkin, S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, to deliver the University of Notre Dame’s eighth annual Plantinga Lecture.
Rev. Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, associate professor of theology, will be skipping class for a couple of weeks next month. If his students and colleagues all seem tolerant, even pleased, by his departure, it is likely because of its impressive excuse: Pope Benedict XVI is calling.
Sociologist Christian Smith of the University of Notre Dame Center for the Study of Religion and Society has received $1,228,000 to continue the National Study of Youth and Religion into a fourth wave of data collection.
Joshua DuBois, executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will speak on “Hope in Action Through Faith-Based Initiatives” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 (Monday) in the Andrews Auditorium of Geddes Hall.
Michael J. Crowe, Reverend John J. Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus in the Humanities in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame, will receive the 2010 LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy from the American Astronomical Society.
Four Notre Dame alumni working in the film industry will return to campus to screen and discuss their work at the annual iNDustry Alliance Alumni Documentary Film Festival, to be held Oct. 1 to 3 in the Browning Cinema of the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Notre Dame will host its eighth annual Catholic Culture Literature Series beginning Tuesday (Sept. 22). The opening lecture, which will focus on poet and playwright T.S. Eliot, will be presented by Dominic Manganiello, professor of English at the University of Ottawa.
Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art will host a symposium Sept. 25 and 26 dedicated to George Rickey, a major modern artist who was a native of South Bend and whose estate has given a significant amount of his work and correspondence to the University.
Since its inception, Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program has grown from a service initiative composed of a handful of Catholic school educators to a movement that has commissioned 1,200 teachers and more than 125 administrators to serve Catholic education in the United States.
In 1988, Kevin Dunay left Notre Dame with a doctoral degree in psychology. This year, he returned to campus with a presidential motorcade.
Eduardo Lora, the chief economist and head of research for the Inter-American Development Bank, will present a lecture titled “The Impact of the Financial Crisis in Latin America” at 6 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 17) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium.
Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P., John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, will receive the Niebuhr Medal from Elmhurst College in a Sept. 20 ceremony. The highest honor given by the college, the Niebuhr Medal is presented in recognition of “extraordinary service to humanity”…
The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies will celebrate its 10th anniversary with several events, including an academic symposium titled “Latino Studies: Past, Present and Future” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 16) in the McKenna Hall auditorium.
Notre Dame’s Geddes Hall is coming to life. The staff of the University’s Center for Social Concerns moved into the newly constructed building this summer and will be joined by other units of the Institute for Church Life…
Oxford University Press has accepted proposals from Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies to publish a series of books on strategic peacebuilding, beginning this fall, and a handbook on religion, conflict and peacebuilding in 2011.
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, will give a lecture titled “Fostering the Baptismal Priesthood in the ‘Year for Priests’” at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 (Friday) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.
Critics of Abrahamic religious traditions contend that the darker passages of the Hebrew Bible undermine the traditional Jewish and Christian understanding of God as perfectly loving and good. Scholars will address these contentions at the upcoming conference…
Peter Holland, McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected an honorary fellow at Trinity Hall, his alma mater and one of the 31 colleges that comprise the University of Cambridge.
New research by Notre Dame anthropologist Agustin Fuentes states that although Darwin’s basic ideas still form the core of our understandings, recent innovations in evolutionary theory help expand the way we think about evolution.
University of Notre Dame anthropologist Karen Richman has been awarded the Robert F. Heizer Article Award by the American Society for Ethnohistory. The award recognizes the best article in the field of ethnohistory this year.