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Political Science Professor Wins Three Awards for Book on Plato’s Dialogues

Author: Lisa Walenceus

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Plato’s Philosophers: The Coherence of the Dialogues by Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, received three 2009 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards), including the top prize, the R.R. Hawkins Award.

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New Book Suggests Liberal Public Policy Makes People Happier

Author: Shannon Chapla

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Liberal public policies, such as a state’s level of spending on social programs and the degree to which its economy is subject to political regulation, have strong positive effects on life satisfaction, according to a new book edited by Amitava Dutt and Benjamin Radcliff, professors of economics and political science, respectively.

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Three Professors Win 2010 Christianity Today Book Awards

Author: Lisa Walenceus

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Notre Dame professors Gary Anderson, Christian Smith, and Mark Noll have each earned a 2010 Book Award from Christianity Today magazine. Outstanding books in 12 categories were selected from of field of nearly 500 works as publications that “best shed light on the people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission.”

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Anthropologist Uses New Genetics Lab to Research Women’s Health Disparities

Author: Shannon Chapla

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

Jada Benn Torres, assistant professor of anthropology at Notre Dame, uses genetics to research the distribution of diseases across populations, with a primary focus on women’s reproductive health. Currently, she is trying to figure out why African-American women are at a higher risk of developing uterine fibroids.

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New Book Examines “Rashomon Effect” and Implications for Conflict and Peace

Author: Joan Fallon

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

A new book by Christian Davenport, professor of peace studies, political science, and sociology, explores the “Rashomon effect”—the tendency for events to be perceived and reported in different ways, depending on who is telling the story and to whom—and its implications for violence, protest, repression, and peace.

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New Book Focuses on Reconciling Societies Shattered by Violence

Author: Joan Fallon

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

How do you reconcile former enemies in a society shattered by war, genocide or violence? In a new book, Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence, political scientist Ernesto Verdeja answers this question by examining reconciliation efforts in post-conflict regions from Chile to South Africa to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Sociologist Discusses Threats to Minority Home Ownership

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

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.

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Assistant Professor Honored for Goethe Article

Author: Katie Louvat

Categories: Faculty News

Tobias Boes, assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, was awarded the Goethe Society of North America’s Essay Prize for the article “Apprenticeship of the Novel: The Bildungsroman and the Invention of History, ca. 1770-1820.”

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