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.
Why are American schoolchildren so bad at algebra? University of Notre Dame psychologist Nicole McNeil has a theory?and it has to do with the way arithmetic is taught in school.
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.