Anthropology: An Audacious Plan

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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A wide dispersal of facilities across the campus has inhibited efforts to further build the Department of Anthropology, which is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Letters and has recently launched a doctoral program. However, the East building of the Campus Crossroads project will change all that, providing classrooms, offices, laboratories and a student lounge for the Departments of Anthropology and Psychology. Read More

Psychology looks toward new Crossroads facility

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

The Notre Dame Department of Psychology turns 50 next year, and its growth will soon generate a significant reward—a new building attached to Notre Dame Stadium to call its home. The East building of the Campus Crossroads project will provide classrooms, offices, laboratories and a student lounge for the Departments of Psychology and Anthropology. Read More

Notre Dame study shows that in baboons, as well as humans, social relationships matter

Author: William G. Gilroy

Both scientific research and our own personal experiences have revealed that the strength and quality of people’s social relationships can affect their health and lifespan. Now a new collaborative study by researchers at Notre Dame, Duke University and Princeton University has discovered that social interconnectedness also matters for survival in wild female baboons. And the findings may be applicable to other social mammals, as well. Read More

Father Gutierrez to receive 2014 Gittler Prize

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P., John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, will receive the 2014 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize from Brandeis University. Established in 2007, the Gittler Prize is annually awarded to a person whose body of published work reflects scholarly excellence and makes a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic or religious relations. Read More

Letting Asia in on a musical secret

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Peter Smith, professor and chair of music at Notre Dame, wryly confesses a suspicion that the University’s Department of Music might be “a bit too well-kept a secret.” Next month, he and two of his colleagues are going to do something about that. Read More

Crepp joins NASA’s TESS science team

Author: Marissa Gebhard

NASA has named Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin Crepp as a member of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) science team. A space mission coordinated through MIT, Harvard, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, TESS will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. Read More

Notre Dame physicist receives $4.3 million NSF award for work at CERN

Author: William G. Gilroy

Professor Mitchell Wayne of the High Energy Physics group has received a $4.3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support work on the Phase I upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider, located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. Read More

Science dean Crawford appointed associate provost and VP

Author: Dennis Brown

Gregory P. Crawford, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science and professor of physics, has been appointed associate provost and vice president of the University, effective July 1, 2015. Read More

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