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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.
Department of Education Grant to Fund Asian Studies at Notre Dame
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 to Mark 20th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall
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...
God and Moral Law the Topic of Annual Plantinga Lecture
The Center for Philosophy of Religion welcomes Mark C. Murphy, Fr. Joseph T. Durkin, S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, to deliver the University of Notre Dame's eighth annual Plantinga Lecture.
Pope Appoints ND Theologian Adviser to African Bishops in Vatican Meeting
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.
Notre Dame Sociologist Receives Funding to Continue Youth and Religion Research
Sociologist Christian Smith of the University of Notre Dame Center for the Study of Religion and Society has received $1,228,000 to continue the National Study of Youth and Religion into a fourth wave of data collection.
iNDustry Alliance Festival to Bring Alumni Filmmakers Back to Campus
Four Notre Dame alumni working in the film industry will return to campus to screen and discuss their work at the annual iNDustry Alliance Alumni Documentary Film Festival, to be held Oct. 1 to 3 in the Browning Cinema of the University's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Crowe to Receive Doggett Prize From American Astronomical Society
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.
Notre Dame to Host Catholic Culture Literature Series
Notre Dame will host its eighth annual Catholic Culture Literature Series beginning Tuesday (Sept. 22). The opening lecture, which will focus on poet and playwright T.S. Eliot, will be presented by Dominic Manganiello, professor of English at the University of Ottawa.
Bringing George Rickey Home
Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art will host a symposium Sept. 25 and 26 dedicated to George Rickey, a major modern artist who was a native of South Bend and whose estate has given a significant amount of his work and correspondence to the University.
ACE Leads in Service to Catholic Education
Since its inception, Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education program has grown from a service initiative composed of a handful of Catholic school educators to a movement that has commissioned 1,200 teachers and more than 125 administrators to serve Catholic education in the United States.
Working in the White House: An Alumnus Inside the "Bubble"
In 1988, Kevin Dunay left Notre Dame with a doctoral degree in psychology. This year, he returned to campus with a presidential motorcade.
ND Theologian Father Gutierrez to Receive Niebuhr Medal From Elmhurst College
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"...
Cardinal Mahony to Speak Sept. 18 at Notre Dame
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, will give a lecture titled "Fostering the Baptismal Priesthood in the 'Year for Priests'" at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 (Friday) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.
Scholars Counter Criticism of Hebrew God
Critics of Abrahamic religious traditions contend that the darker passages of the Hebrew Bible undermine the traditional Jewish and Christian understanding of God as perfectly loving and good. Scholars will address these contentions at the upcoming conference...
Anthropologist Researches Evolution of Darwin's Theory
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.
Actors From The London Stage to Present Shakespeare's King Lear
Actors From The London Stage, a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors, will present William Shakespeare's King Lear from Sept. 9 to 11 (Wednesday to Friday) at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Notre Dame's Washington Hall.
Anthropologist Wins Award for Ethnohistory Paper
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.
Personality, Identity, and Character the Focus of New Book
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.
Saturday Scholar Series: A Different Game Plan for Football Weekends
The 2009 Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by some of the College of Arts and Letters' most engaging faculty.
Douthwaite Article Reveals Existence of French Frankenstein
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.
Catholic Universities to Gather at Notre Dame to Address Sustainability
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.
Education, Schooling, and Society Minor Surges in Popularity
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.
Students Spend Summer Immersed in Chinese Business, Culture
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.
A Poet in the Rustbelt
Down to Earth is a Midwestern book, according to its author, British poet John Wilkinson, who has been a research professor in the Department of English since 2005.
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Present Twelfth Night
As the capstone of its 10th anniversary season, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival will present William Shakespeare's romantic comedy Twelfth Night Aug. 18 to 30 at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
New Study Examines How Cost Affects Decisions to Marry
"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.
Psychology Professor Receives AERA Book Award
Darcia Narvaez, associate professor of psychology, was awarded the 2009 Moral Development and Education Book Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for her 2008 work, Handbook of Moral and Character Education.
ND Faculty Joins Bureau of Medieval Institutes Federation
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.
ND Economists Earn NIH Grants for Research
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.