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The Vatican’s investigation, or “apostolic visitation,” of American communities of religious women is more than just a friendly visit, according to Kathleen Sprows Cummings, assistant professor of American studies and associate director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism…
A productive day for Cynthia Mahmood, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, is the stuff of nightmares for many others.
The Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame has announced the promotion of 52 faculty members within the University’s colleges and First Year of Studies Program.
Michael Rea, professor of philosophy, and Samuel Newlands, assistant professor of philosophy, were recently awarded more than $1.4 million from the John Templeton Foundation for their project “The Problem of Evil in Modern and Contemporary Thought.”
The 10th anniversary season of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival will open in mid-July and continue until the end of August with a variety of performances on campus and throughout the community.
Research conducted by Jennifer Warlick, professor of economics and policy studies, suggests that student mobility?students leaving one school and enrolling in another?can have a negative impact on achievement, even among those who don’t move.
A selection of works from the Charles S. Hayes Collection of Twentieth-Century Mexican Graphics will be on exhibition at the Snite Museum of Art, July 12 ? September 13, 2009.
A new study coauthored by Ian Kuijt, associate professor of anthropology, describes recent excavations in Jordan that reveal evidence of the world’s oldest know granaries. The appearance of the granaries represents a critical evolutionary shift in the relationship between people and plant foods.
Notre Dame economists Kasey Buckles and Dan Hungerman have received funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue research on the well-being of children and families.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “half-hearted recognition” of a Palestinian state existing alongside a Jewish state certainly is a step forward, but “falls short of the minimal required conditions for resuming peace negotiations,” according to Asher Kaufman, professor of history…
Rev. David B. Burrell, C.S.C., Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, received the 2009 John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) at its annual meeting June 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Three scholars at the Univerisity of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies have won visiting fellowships for the 2009-10 academic year for research on Middle East conflict, economic sanctions and political reconciliation.
Tough new sanctions, which the United Nations Security Council is preparing to impose on North Korea as early as June 12, are a necessary response to that country’s repeated defiance of nuclear nonproliferation agreements, said Notre Dame sanctions experts David Cortright and George A. Lopez.
The Play Like a Champion (PLC) program will hold its fourth annual National Sports Leadership Conference at the University of Notre Dame from June 26 to 28 (Friday to Sunday).
Christopher Waller, Gilbert Schaefer Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Otto A. Bird, the founder and first director of the General Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, died Friday (June 5). He was 94 years old.
Though his speech to the Arab world on Thursday did mention past American failings ? particularly the coup in Iran ? President Obama stopped short of apologizing for those missteps, says Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame professor of history and director of the Kroc Institute.
For families and friends left to mourn scores of innocent Chinese citizens who were slaughtered two decades ago in Tiananmen Square for calling for government reform, June 4 will be a day filled with anger, sadness and resentment. But there will be no memorial event marking that historic struggle.
Miguel H. Diaz, the nominee for ambassador to the Holy See, and former Indiana Rep. Timothy J. Roemer, the nominee for ambassador to India, both earned graduate degrees in the College of Arts and Letters.
Professor Valerie L. Sayers, who helped develop the University’s successful Creative Writing Program, was among 11 Notre Dame faculty members honored at the University’s annual President’s Dinner, receiving the 2009 Faculty Award. Several other Arts and Letters faculty were recognized, as well.
At a spiritual retreat center overlooking Bujumburu on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science, recently led workshops on political reconciliation for leaders of Burundi’s Catholic Church.
Faculty from the College of Arts and Letters will be featured in a plenary session to discuss the first and future days of the Obama Administration.
Matthew C. Zyniewicz, assistant chair of the Department of Theology and director of the M.A. Theology Program, is the guest contributor on pray.nd.edu this commencement weekend.
The Fulbright Exchange Program, Winston Churchill Foundation, National Science Foundation and other national organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 16 University of Notre Dame seniors.
Richard Pierce, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of History and chair of the Department of Africana Studies, has been named the recipient of the Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching.