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History Professor Wins John Gilmary Shea and Philip Schaff Prizes

Author: Lisa Walenceus

Categories: Faculty News, Centers and Institutes, Research, and General News

John Van Engen, Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History, has been awarded both the John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA) and the Philip Schaff Prize from the American Society for Church History (ACSH) for his book _Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages_.

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Political Science Professor Wins Three Awards for Book on Plato’s Dialogues

Author: Lisa Walenceus

Categories: Faculty News, Research, and General News

_Plato’s Philosophers: The Coherence of the Dialogues_ by Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, received three 2009 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards), including the top prize, the _R.R. Hawkins Award_.

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Three Professors Win 2010 Christianity Today Book Awards

Author: Lisa Walenceus

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

Notre Dame professors Gary Anderson, Christian Smith, and Mark Noll have each earned a 2010 Book Award from _Christianity Today_ magazine. Outstanding books in 12 categories were selected from of field of nearly 500 works as publications that “best shed light on the people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission.”

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Bernoulli Awards: Research Skills That Pay

Author: Arts and Letters

Categories: General News and Research

If you’re looking for an opportunity to showcase your statistical research as an undergraduate—and want to stand out from the crowd after graduation—Thomas Foote has a suggestion for you: submit a paper for Notre Dame’s "Bernoulli Awards":http://econometrics.nd.edu/bernoulli-award/. The competition is open to undergraduates of any major across campus.

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Anthropologist Uses New Genetics Lab to Research Women’s Health Disparities

Author: Shannon Roddel

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

Jada Benn Torres, assistant professor of anthropology at Notre Dame, uses genetics to research the distribution of diseases across populations, with a primary focus on women’s reproductive health. Currently, she is trying to figure out why African-American women are at a higher risk of developing uterine fibroids.

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New Book Examines “Rashomon Effect” and Implications for Conflict and Peace

Author: Joan Fallon

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

A new book by Christian Davenport, professor of peace studies, political science, and sociology, explores the “Rashomon effect”—the tendency for events to be perceived and reported in different ways, depending on who is telling the story and to whom—and its implications for violence, protest, repression, and peace.

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New Book Focuses on Reconciling Societies Shattered by Violence

Author: Joan Fallon

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

How do you reconcile former enemies in a society shattered by war, genocide or violence? In a new book, _Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence_, political scientist Ernesto Verdeja answers this question by examining reconciliation efforts in post-conflict regions from Chile to South Africa to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Sociologist Discusses Threats to Minority Home Ownership

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

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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Journaling Success in Comparative Politics

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

!/assets/17889/square/messina_coppedge_sub.jpg(messina_coppedge)! 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.

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