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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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.
Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies is currently hosting Gerald Telfort, the only Fulbright visiting scholar selected from Haiti this academic year in the newly re-launched Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Central America and the Caribbean.
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.
John Fetterman, the man once dubbed “the mayor of hell,” will visit Notre Dame to share his experience of another America?a Rust Belt town plagued by crime and a struggling economy?and his efforts to help revive the place.
Some of Europe’s most prominent Muslim and Muslim-born writers will discuss the place of Islam in their work at a symposium titled “The Place of Islam in Contemporary European Literature,” to be held Nov. 16 and 17 (Monday and Tuesday) at Notre Dame.
Internationally known sociologist and social theorist Hans Joas, director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, will present a lecture titled “The Axial Age Debate As Religious Discourse” at 4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) in Geddes Hall.
Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture is hosting its 10th annual fall conference, “The Summons of Freedom: Virtue, Sacrifice, and the Common Good,” from Nov. 12 to 14 (Thursday to Saturday) in McKenna Hall.
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.”
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.