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.
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Paul Collier, professor of economics and director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford, has accepted an invitation to serve as special adviser to the University of Notre Dame’s Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity.
“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.
Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy will host its inaugural conference, “The Change Election? The 2008 Presidential Election and the Future of American Politics,” on Oct. 5 and 6 (Monday and Tuesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Program grant of approximately $180,000 to advance Asian language and area studies at the University.
Notre Dame will host a panel discussion and lecture Oct. 12 (Monday) to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (Nov. 9), celebrate two decades of freedom for the people of East Germany and of united Germany, and discuss what the East German Revolution meant…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
“Money can’t buy me love,” the Beatles famously sang. And now a new paper by University of Notre Dame economist Kasey S. Buckles and colleagues suggests money, or more precisely the price of marriage, can significantly affect the decision to marry.
Hispanic Catholic leaders from around the world are meeting Friday and Saturday (July 31 and Aug. 1) at the University of Notre Dame for a conference titled “Camino a Emaús: The Word of God and Latino Catholics.”
The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives and Mendoza College of Business recently named Christopher Clemons as the inaugural director of the new Notre Dame Educational Leadership Program.
When Kate Gardner wanted to study how France and Great Britain have incorporated their Muslim immigrant communities, Notre Dame gave the graduate student a chance to take an up-close look.
Ever since it began in 2002, Notre Dame’s Center for Children and Families has drawn on the Department of Psychology’s expertise to provide programs that help people.