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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.
Olivia Remie Constable, professor of history and Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute, was elected to the bureau of the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médiévales (FIDEM) for a five-year term.
Notre Dame economists Kasey Buckles and Dan Hungerman have received funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue research on the well-being of children and families.
Richard Pierce, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of History and chair of the Department of Africana Studies, has been named the recipient of the Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Darren Davis, professor of political science, wants to know what you really think about political candidates and public policy issues.
In 2002, the American Political Science Assocation awarded Notre Dame the opportunity to publish APSA-CP for four years andrecently announced that APSA-CP will continue to be published at Notre Dame until 2010. Michael Coppedge and Anthony Messina, associate professors of political science, co-edit the journal.
Hachen has teamed with Notre Dame faculty members Albert-László Barabási (Physics) and Gregory Madey (Computer Science and Engineering) to work on a project known as WIPER, which is supported by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
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.
Fast-paced technological development, a hallmark of the 21st century, has created a new kind of political machine: cyberdemocracy.