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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_.
The new Center for Social Research (CSR), which is online at "http://csr.nd.edu":http://csr.nd.edu/, aims to help University faculty, students, and staff of all disciplines who conduct research on social questions.
The largest-ever study on the Dalits—the so-called “untouchables” of India—reveals widespread caste-based discrimination in every aspect of daily life, according to Christian Davenport, professor of peace studies, political science, and sociology and one of the co-authors of the research report.
_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_.
The London Centre, the majestic Edwardian building at Trafalgar Square that houses the University of Notre Dame’s London Program, has become a hub of international scholarship.
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.”
All families have disagreements—but when does parental conflict become harmful to children? A new book co-authored by a Notre Dame psychologist offers insight into how growing up in a discordant family affects child development.
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.
Producing more effective governance is the greatest challenge facing most Latin American democracies today, say Notre Dame political scientists Scott Mainwaring and Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., in a new book from Stanford University Press that they co-edited.
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.
Five University of Notre Dame faculty members have received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for 2010, bringing to 42 the number of NEH fellowships awarded to Notre Dame in the past 11 years—more than any other university in the nation.
_The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora_, a new book edited by Hugh R. Page Jr., dean of the First Year of Studies and associate professor of theology and Africana studies at Notre Dame, recently was published by Fortress Press.
_Macaulay: The Tragedy of Power_, by Rev. Robert E. Sullivan, associate professor of history and associate vice president for academic mission support at Notre Dame, recently was published by Harvard University Press.
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.
Notre Dame theologian Gary Anderson’s book _Sin: A History_, recently published by Yale University Press, examines how understandings and descriptions of sin have changed over two millennia of biblical tradition.
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.
John Griffin, associate professor of political science, has helped debunk a myth about ideologically extreme legislators in an award-winning paper he co-wrote, raising the question of whether citizens hold elected officials accountable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
!/assets/17181/square/kate_garder.jpg(gardner_kate)!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.
!/assets/17165/square/colleen_big.jpg(anderson_colleen)! Colleen Anderson discovered her passion for research when she wrote a paper on the use of images during the civil rights movement.
!/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.
!/assets/17886/square/hachen_sub.jpg(hachen_david)! 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.