Elizabeth A. Christman, associate professor emerita of American studies at the University of Notre Dame, died Thursday (Feb. 4).
Ralph McInerny, the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, died Jan. 29 after a long illness at Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Mishawaka, Ind. He was 80 years old.
The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora, a new book edited by Hugh R. Page Jr., dean of the First Year of Studies and associate professor of theology and Africana studies at Notre Dame, recently was published by Fortress Press.
Frederick J. Crosson, John J. Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus of Humanities and former dean of the College of Arts and Letters, died Dec. 9 at Hospice House in South Bend. He was 83.
John C. Cavadini, associate professor and chair of theology and McGrath-Cavadini Director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life, has been appointed to the International Theological Commission by Pope Benedict XVI.
Macaulay: The Tragedy of Power, by Rev. Robert E. Sullivan, associate professor of history and associate vice president for academic mission support at Notre Dame, recently was published by Harvard University Press.
Notre Dame theologian Gary Anderson’s book Sin: A History, recently published by Yale University Press, examines how understandings and descriptions of sin have changed over two millennia of biblical tradition.
John Cavadini, associate professor and chair of the theology department and McGrath-Cavadini Director of the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, has been named by Pope Benedict XVI a member of the Order of the Knights of St. Gregory the Great.
On Nov. 20, 1962, President Kennedy signed an executive order prohibiting federally-funded housing agencies from denying mortgages on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin. According to University of Notre Dame sociologist Richard Williams, the dramatic improvement of American family housing security thus begun is now jeopardized both by the current economic crisis and misconceptions of what caused it.
Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture is hosting its 10th annual fall conference, “The Summons of Freedom: Virtue, Sacrifice, and the Common Good,” from Nov. 12 to 14 (Thursday to Saturday) in McKenna Hall.
Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., assistant professor of theology, is one of seven academic experts selected to participate in the Vatican’s sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees, which is being held Nov. 9 to 12 in Rome.