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.
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.
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.