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New research by Notre Dame anthropologist Agustin Fuentes states that although Darwin’s basic ideas still form the core of our understandings, recent innovations in evolutionary theory help expand the way we think about evolution.
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.
The 2009 Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by some of the College of Arts and Letters’ most engaging faculty.
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.
The University of Notre Dame this fall will host “Renewing the Campus: Sustainability and the Catholic University,” the first national conference dedicated to advancing the engagement of Catholic universities with the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.
About a dozen students were enrolled in the University of Notre Dame’s interdisciplinary minor Education, Schooling and Society when it was established seven years ago. Today, the program is one of the largest minors in the College of Arts and Letters.
The University of Notre Dame’s newest summer program “is a beautiful example of interdisciplinarity, Notre Dame’s commitment to Asia initiatives and the transformative role of study abroad,” said Vice President and Associate Provost Dennis Jacobs.
“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.
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.
Senior Mark Weber describes Notre Dame’s annual Bengal Bouts boxing tournament not in terms of rings and gloves but as “a great tradition of young men giving their blood and sweat in the fight against global poverty.”
If you’re thinking this sounds like a film just waiting to be made, then you’re thinking like Weber.…
Paul Appleby, a 2005 Arts and Letters graduate, was among four winners of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2009 National Council Auditions on Sunday (Feb. 22).
When Emily Doll discussed her research at the 33rd Annual Women in German Conference, many of the scholars in the audience were surprised to learn the polished presenter was “only” an undergraduate.
Colleen Anderson discovered her passion for research when she wrote a paper on the use of images during the civil rights movement.
When Kate Gardner wanted to study how France and Great Britain have incorporated their Muslim immigrant communities, Notre Dame gave the graduate student a chance to take an up-close look.
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.
Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute is turning its attention to a civilization long overlooked by Western historians.
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.
Brownstein is the first scholar to translate the prelude to The Love Suicides at Sonezaki. His translation is part of an article titled, “The Osaka Kannon Pilgrimage and Chikamatsu’s The Love Suicides at Sonezaki,” which appeared in the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies in June 2006.