Notre Dame political scientist James McAdams recalls the first time he stepped over the border from West Germany to East Germany in 1973 as a 19-year-old college student studying in West Berlin. “The first time I entered East Berlin, it felt like I was going to an anti-Disneyland.”
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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.
Superior Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin of Pittsburgh, a 1978 Notre Dame alumna who majored in economics, was elected Nov. 3 to a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“What’s Next? Week” is a series of academic and career information sessions designed to help Arts and Letters majors?from first-year students to seniors?make the most of their time at Notre Dame.
This summer, four Notre Dame undergraduates had the rare opportunity to conduct research side-by-side with the famous Irish nun Sister Cyril Mooney, who has turned an elite Catholic school for girls in Kolkata, India, into an education center that welcomes the city’s street children.
British paleontologist Simon Conway Morris will deliver a lecture titled “Darwin’s Compass: How Evolution Discovers the Song of Creation” at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 3) in the auditorium of Notre Dame’s Jordan Hall of Science. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute will present its first film festival Friday to Sunday (Oct. 30 to Nov. 1), featuring four classic motion pictures with medieval settings?three that explore the lighter side of the Middle Ages and one cinematic masterpiece.
Professor John P. Meier continues his work to correct common misconceptions about what Jesus thought and taught.
Three members of the theology faculty will be in San Antonio this weekend for a Saturday Scholar Series presentation titled “Latinos and the Remapping of American Catholicism.” The talk will take place before the University’s home-away-from-home football game against Washington State.
Jan Tomasz Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson ‘16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society and professor of history at Princeton University, will give a lecture titled "On Holocaust’s Periphery: Poles and Their Jewish Neighbors" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 27) in Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall auditorium.
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.
Lance Chapman is in elite company. He’s among fewer than 400 college graduates—including three others from Notre Dame—who have won the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship since the program began in 2002.
Several years ago, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., formed a Notre Dame committee to respond to a request made by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger before he became pope, one involving the search for a “common denominator” of universal moral principles. The committee’s work is now available as a book.
Four undergraduates, including two Arts and Letters students, have been selected to compete as a team in NASCAR Kinetics, a program that immerses students into the business world of NASCAR to improve their marketing skills.
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.
Cindy Williams, principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a lecture titled “U.S. Homeland Security Eight Years after 9/11: Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?” at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in Room 119 of O’Shaughnessy Hall.
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.
Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by microscopic, thread-like worms (Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi). The disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can cause swelling and decreased function of the lymph system, making it difficult for the body to fight germs and infections.
“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.
Notre Dame has launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program that aims to attract scholars from underrepresented groups to the University for research and engagement of issues related to multiculturalism and diversity.
Beginning this fall, plays created in the “New Playwrights Workshop” of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will be part of the regular theater season.
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…
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.