If you’re looking for an opportunity to showcase your statistical research as an undergraduate—and want to stand out from the crowd after graduation—Thomas Foote has a suggestion for you: submit a paper for Notre Dame’s "Bernoulli Awards":http://econometrics.nd.edu/bernoulli-award/. The competition is open to undergraduates of any major across campus.
Whether working at the local food bank or spending time with a hospice patient, Notre Dame students are encouraged to engage in activities that support their academic goals while serving the greater good. For Michael Clemente (’09), volunteering with the Program of Liberal Studies’ Junior Masterpieces Seminar provided a way for him to share and pass on his passion for the liberal arts with local elementary school students. In the process, he also helped them with critical thinking and communications skills.
John Griffin, associate professor of political science, has helped debunk a myth about ideologically extreme legislators in an award-winning paper he co-wrote, raising the question of whether citizens hold elected officials accountable.
A pair of Notre Dame professors will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species with a performance of a fictionalized dialogue between Darwin and one of his harshest scientific critics at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 17).
Robert Schmuhl, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism, will deliver the keynote address at the conference of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland on Nov. 21 (Saturday) in Dublin.
Internationally known sociologist and social theorist Hans Joas, director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, will present a lecture titled "The Axial Age Debate As Religious Discourse" at 4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) in Geddes Hall.
Notre Dame political scientist James McAdams recalls the first time he stepped over the border from West Germany to East Germany in 1973 as a 19-year-old college student studying in West Berlin. "The first time I entered East Berlin, it felt like I was going to an anti-Disneyland."
"What's Next? Week" is a series of academic and career information sessions designed to help Arts and Letters majors?from first-year students to seniors?make the most of their time at Notre Dame.
Superior Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin of Pittsburgh, a 1978 Notre Dame alumna who majored in economics, was elected Nov. 3 to a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
British paleontologist Simon Conway Morris will deliver a lecture titled "Darwin's Compass: How Evolution Discovers the Song of Creation" at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 3) in the auditorium of Notre Dame's Jordan Hall of Science. The lecture is free and open to the public.
José Zalaquett, professor of human rights at the University of Chile's Law School, will be awarded the 2009 Notre Dame Prize for distinguished public service in Latin America at a ceremony Nov. 12 (Thursday) in Santiago.
Notre Dame's Medieval Institute will present its first film festival Friday to Sunday (Oct. 30 to Nov. 1), featuring four classic motion pictures with medieval settings?three that explore the lighter side of the Middle Ages and one cinematic masterpiece.
Three distinguished panelists will join Luis Cosenza, the former minister to the presidency in Honduras, to discuss whether Latin American democracy is in peril?or if a new, Latin American form of democracy is rising to meet the region's challenges?at a roundtable on Thursday (Oct. 29).
Three members of the theology faculty will be in San Antonio this weekend for a Saturday Scholar Series presentation titled "Latinos and the Remapping of American Catholicism." The talk will take place before the University's home-away-from-home football game against Washington State.
Jan Tomasz Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson '16 and '48 Professor of War and Society and professor of history at Princeton University, will give a lecture titled "On Holocaust's Periphery: Poles and Their Jewish Neighbors" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 27) in Notre Dame's McKenna Hall auditorium.
Robert Johansen, professor of political science and director of doctoral studies at Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has received the Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Peace Studies Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association.
Notre Dame's Alumni Association will present awards to six graduates this fall, including Arts and Letters alumni Maj. Gen. Frederick Roggero (political science '76), Marc Maurer (Program of Liberal Studies '74), Paul Geary Jr. (English '65), and Theodore "Ted" Robinson (American studies '78).
The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame has established the Chicago Latino Research Collaborative to conduct academic research aimed at providing decision-makers with important information about matters affecting Chicago-area Latinos.
Several years ago, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., formed a Notre Dame committee to respond to a request made by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger before he became pope, one involving the search for a "common denominator" of universal moral principles. The committee's work is now available as a book.
The New York Times U.N. Bureau Chief Neil MacFarquhar, who spent his boyhood in Libya and has covered the Middle East for nearly 20 years, will speak Nov. 3 (Tuesday) at 4:15 p.m. in the auditorium of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Center for International Studies.
Four undergraduates, including two Arts and Letters students, have been selected to compete as a team in NASCAR Kinetics, a program that immerses students into the business world of NASCAR to improve their marketing skills.
Vincent Muñoz, associate professor of political science, questions the traditional view of the founding fathers' stance on religious liberty in God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson, recently published by Cambridge University Press.
Letras Latinas, the literary program of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to fund the final stop of "The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry ON TOUR."
ta(l)king eyes, a 134-page-long poem by Jacqueline Vaught Brogan, professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has been published by Chax Press of Tucson, Ariz.
The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies has launched Peace Policy, a new online journal edited by David Cortright, director of policy studies at the institute.
While reactions around the world to President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize have varied, Scott Appleby, professor of history and Regan Director of the University's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, believes it to be an inspired choice.
Kevin Whelan, Smurfit Director of the Keough Naughton Notre Dame Study Center in Dublin, Ireland, will discuss the role of sports in Irish culture during the University's annual "Why Irish?" colloquium on Oct. 16 (Friday) at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.
Cindy Williams, principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a lecture titled "U.S. Homeland Security Eight Years after 9/11: Are We Getting Our Money's Worth?" at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in Room 119 of O'Shaughnessy Hall.
A book written by Brian Ó Conchubhair, assistant professor of Irish language and literature, has won the first-place prize in Ireland's 2009 Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Competition, the most prestigious Irish language literary competition in the country.
"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.