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His timing couldn’t be better given the state of the economy and new policies coming out of Washington: New research from Notre Dame economist Jim Sullivan sheds light . . .
The University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2009 can be defined collectively, through a variety of numerical and statistical observations, as well as individually, through the stories of seniors with compelling tales to tell.
Senior Mark Weber describes Notre Dame’s annual Bengal Bouts boxing tournament not in terms of rings and gloves but as “a great tradition of young men giving their blood and sweat in the fight against global poverty.”
If you’re thinking this sounds like a film just waiting to be made, then you’re thinking like Weber.…
Terry Eagleton, literary scholar and cultural theorist, has been appointed Excellence in English Distinguished Visitor in the Department of English.
Four doctoral candidates at the University of Notre Dame who are receiving the 2009 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards will be recognized at the school’s commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. May 16 (Saturday) in the Joyce Center.
The University of Notre Dame’s Division of Student Affairs recently recognized four outstanding seniors?including three from Arts and Letters?with student leadership awards.
Karl Ameriks, McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.
Karen Graubart, associate professor of history and director of the Latin American Studies Program, was awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and a residential fellowship funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities…
The 36th annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition will be held May 8 to 10 (Friday to Sunday) in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame.
More than 220 students in diverse majors from across the University of Notre Dame’s colleges will showcase their research, scholarship and creative endeavors Friday (May 1) at the second annual Undergraduate Scholars conference.
The College of Arts and Letters welcomes the following chairpersons and directors to their new appointments, effective July 1, 2009:
In response to growing interest in peace studies worldwide, the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is offering its first Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Program Development from June 14 to 19 (Sunday to Friday).
The danger of either an Islamic takeover of Pakistan or a complete collapse of the Pakistani state is the most serious danger the U.S. currently faces, and it must do what it can to facilitate a calming in the region, according to anthropologist Cynthia Mahmood…
Arts and Letters graduates Missy Conboy (English ’82) and Arthur Frericks (philosophy ’50) received special awards from the Notre Dame Alumni Association during Alumni Senate 2009 on campus.
Vittorio Hösle, Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters in the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures and concurrent professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science, has been named director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.
Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three faculty have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Lt. General Brent Scowcroft, former U.S. national security advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, will present “The Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Obama Administration” at 4 p.m. April 27 (Monday)…
Dennis Richardson, Australian ambassador to the United States, will discuss U.S.-Australia relations and highlight the country’s green initiatives during a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 22) in Room 161 of the Mendoza College of Business…
As President Obama pledged during his visit to Mexico to help the country fight the flow of drugs and guns, Allert Brown-Gort, associate director of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, said the two governments are closer than ever.
The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program will observe its 20th anniversary with a series of events on campus April 23 and 24 (Thursday and Friday). All events are free and open to the public.
Industrial design student Kaitlyn Benoit received the National Student Merit Award at the 2009 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Midwest District Conference on April 4.
Julia Douthwaite, assistant provost for international studies and professor of French, was elected member at-large of the executive board for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Some may assume that President Barack Obama, as the nation’s first black chief executive, bears the responsibility for shaping an agenda for minority interests, but this approach is the precise inverse of the one that helped get him elected, according to political scientist Dianne Pinderhughes…
Lawrence S. Cunningham, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology, will give the commencement address at Saint Anselm’s College in New Hampshire on May 16. The College will present Cunningham with an honorary doctorate during the ceremony.
Mayer N. Zald, professor emeritus of sociology, social work, and business administration at the University of Michigan, is the 2009 recipient of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movement and Collective Behavior.
A remembrance event in honor of the late Chuck Craypo, professor emeritus of economics at Notre Dame, will be held April 25 (Saturday) at 6 p.m. at the Teamsters Hall, 2405 East Edison Rd., South Bend.
Recent pirate attacks on the high seas, including the one that ended with the safe rescue of an American ship captain this weekend, are partly the result of a lack of attention paid internationally to illegal global economies, according to Notre Dame anthropologist Carolyn Nordstrom.