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.
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…
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.
University of Notre Dame graduates Mark W. and Stacey Miller Yusko of Chapel Hill, N.C., have made a $35 million gift to their alma mater to establish a new undergraduate scholarship program.
For centuries scholars have emphasized moral judgment as central to moral behavior. Recently, the focus has turned to moral personality. In a new volume edited by two members of the Department of Psychology, scholars from a variety of disciplines address the issues of moral character and identity.
The 2009 Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by some of the College of Arts and Letters’ most engaging faculty.
Julia Douthwaite, professor of French, recently published an article that reveals the existence of a French “Frankenstein” 28 years before the publication of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.
Arts and Letters alumnus Miguel H. Diaz will be sworn in Aug. 21 as the United States ambassador to the Holy See. Unable to attend the ceremony because of a previous commitment, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., has asked two fellow Holy Cross priests to represent him there.
The University of Notre Dame this fall will host “Renewing the Campus: Sustainability and the Catholic University,” the first national conference dedicated to advancing the engagement of Catholic universities with the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.
About a dozen students were enrolled in the University of Notre Dame’s interdisciplinary minor Education, Schooling and Society when it was established seven years ago. Today, the program is one of the largest minors in the College of Arts and Letters.
As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Young Company touring group will perform on the Main Quad at the University of Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 (Monday).
The University of Notre Dame’s newest summer program “is a beautiful example of interdisciplinarity, Notre Dame’s commitment to Asia initiatives and the transformative role of study abroad,” said Vice President and Associate Provost Dennis Jacobs.
Notre Dame is hosting its fourth annual Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship orientation from Aug. 11 to 15, with 55 foreign language teachers from 40 countries having come to campus for a series of workshops designed to enhance their teaching in the United States.