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.
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While others might be content to resign their retirement years to blazing Floridian sunsets or skill development on the putting green, Robert Flood is bringing a lifetime of real world experience at the International Monetary Fund to the Department of Economics and Econometrics.
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.
John Griffin, associate professor of political science, has helped debunk a myth about ideologically extreme legislators in an award-winning paper he co-wrote, raising the question of whether citizens hold elected officials accountable.
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.
Late last year, James Sullivan, associate professor in the Department of Economics and Econometrics, and the University of Chicago’s Bruce Meyer published an article in the American Economic Review related to their ongoing research into ways to measure and improve the well-being of poor families.
Robert Schmuhl, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism, will deliver the keynote address at the conference of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland on Nov. 21 (Saturday) in Dublin.
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.
Professor John P. Meier continues his work to correct common misconceptions about what Jesus thought and taught.
Robert Johansen, professor of political science and director of doctoral studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has received the Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Peace Studies Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association.
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.”
While reactions around the world to President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize have varied, Scott Appleby, professor of history and Regan Director of the University’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, believes it to be an inspired choice.
A book written by Brian Ó Conchubhair, assistant professor of Irish language and literature, has won the first-place prize in Ireland’s 2009 Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Competition, the most prestigious Irish language literary competition in the country.
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.
Rev. Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, associate professor of theology, will be skipping class for a couple of weeks next month. If his students and colleagues all seem tolerant, even pleased, by his departure, it is likely because of its impressive excuse: Pope Benedict XVI is calling.
Michael J. Crowe, Reverend John J. Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus in the Humanities in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame, will receive the 2010 LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy from the American Astronomical Society.
Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P., John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, will receive the Niebuhr Medal from Elmhurst College in a Sept. 20 ceremony. The highest honor given by the college, the Niebuhr Medal is presented in recognition of “extraordinary service to humanity”…
Peter Holland, McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected an honorary fellow at Trinity Hall, his alma mater and one of the 31 colleges that comprise the University of Cambridge.
University of Notre Dame anthropologist Karen Richman has been awarded the Robert F. Heizer Article Award by the American Society for Ethnohistory. The award recognizes the best article in the field of ethnohistory this year.
For centuries scholars have emphasized moral judgment as central to moral behavior. Recently, the focus has turned to moral personality. In a new volume edited by two members of the Department of Psychology, scholars from a variety of disciplines address the issues of moral character and identity.
Julia Douthwaite, professor of French, recently published an article that reveals the existence of a French “Frankenstein” 28 years before the publication of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.
Researching how the threat of censorship affects playwrights, Yael Prizant, assistant professor of film, television and theatre, found examples from Cuban theatre in many of the case studies. “Once I read a few plays from the island, I was hooked,” she says.
“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.
Susan Ohmer, the University of Notre Dame’s William T. and Helen Kuhn Carey Associate Professor of Modern Communication and chair of the Committee on Women Faculty and Students, has been appointed assistant provost, effective Aug. 1.
Donald Kommers’ account of how he spent last semester might at first remind a listener of a high-spirited adolescent’s description of a particularly exhilarating vacation.