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Daniel Lende, assistant professor of anthropology, has been named the winner of the 2009 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Faculty Community-Based Research Award.
While taking in a show at Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, an audience may not realize that what they’re watching on the stage or screen could very well be research in action.
The focal point of the Group of 20 (G-20) nations to commit resources to the International Monetary Fund for countries facing short-term financial distress was a big turnaround from past years, according to Notre Dame economist Nelson Mark, who considers the summit “moderately successful.”
Some 100 students from universities across North America will gather at the University of Notre Dame Friday and Saturday (April 3 and 4) for the annual Student Peace Conference, sponsored by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center has announced its Visiting Artist Series for the 2009?10 season, which begins Sept. 4 with a “welcome home” performance by opera star Nathan Gunn.
“The Quran in its Historical Context,” an international conference addressing the most recent theories, controversies and discoveries in the field of Quranic studies, will be held April 19 to 21 (Sunday to Tuesday) at Notre Dame. The conference is free and open to the public.
The University of Notre Dame will host “The Church in Asia,” a symposium to explore the past, present and future of Catholicism in Asia on March 31 (Tuesday)…
Edmund Pellegrino, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine and medical ethics at the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, will speak on “A Moral Foundation for the Helping Professions: Medicine, Law, Ministry and Teaching” at 4 p.m. Friday (March 27)…
Charles Craypo, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (March 22). He was 73.
Up to a million people were killed in Rwanda fifteen years ago during a massive wave of violence over a 100-day period. Political scientist Christian Davenport says the international community’s response since then has overlooked important aspects of this atrocity.
To bring music into the lives of at least a few more local students, the Notre Dame Music Department approached the Notre Dame Chamber Players about donating the proceeds from their spring concert to the purchase of instruments for the South Bend Community School Corporation’s music program.
The University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center will host the world premiere of “Transylvanian Horn Courtship” by composer Terry Riley and performed by the legendary Kronos Quartet on March 27 and 28 (Friday and Saturday).
Robert Schmuhl, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, will present the National Library of Ireland’s R.I. Best Memorial Lecture on March 25 (Wednesday) at the library in Dublin, Ireland.
Winner of the 2007 Man Booker International Prize, Chinua Achebe will deliver the Third Biennial Blessed Pope John XXIII Lecture Series in Theology and Culture at the University of Notre Dame on March 23, 25, and 26.
Among the most arresting aspects of Maria Tomasula’s work is the refulgence?“magic realism,” as some critics call it?of her technique. That distinctive style is evident in the new version of Our Lady of Guadalupe she has painted for Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Michelle Brown, professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the University of London, will deliver a lecture titled, “Words to be Seen and Images to be Read: Visual Literacy and the Book in pre-Conquest Britain.”
Deborah Esther Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will deliver a lecture titled “Holocaust Denial in the 21st Century: New Forms of Antisemitism” on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall.
Senior Matthew Gelchion and Sofia Barbato, a master of divinity candidate, have been selected recipients of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s 2008-09 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award, respectively.
The University of Notre Dame’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values and the law firm Baker & Daniels will sponsor a program titled “Nanotechnology: The Legal and Ethical Issues” from 3 to 5 p.m. March 19 (Thursday)
Two University of Notre Dame seniors placed second and third in the 16th annual Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association (IHA).
The University of Notre Dame’s annual commemoration of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s life and work, Romero Days, will be held March 23 and 24 (Monday and Tuesday), featuring two distinguished speakers, as well as a student panel and Mass. All events are free and open to the public.
Randall Zachman, professor of reformation studies, was awarded a $40,000 grant from the Louisville Institute for his project, “Ravished with Wonder: John Calvin and the God Who Is Love.”
Olivia Remie Constable, professor of history and acting director of the Medieval Institute, has been elected a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America (MAA), which is the largest professional organization in the world devoted to medieval studies.
The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies has launched a Facebook page dedicated to inquiring students. Anyone can become a “fan” of the Kroc Institute (no “friend” requests required) and can learn about Kroc people, academic programs and news.