Three questions with Rich Taylor: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Author: William G. Gilroy

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which seemed a particularly apt time to talk with Rich Taylor, a Notre Dame researcher whose research focuses on the discovery and development of new therapeutic leads for the treatment of unmet clinical needs in a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Read More

Young African entrepreneurs training and touring at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Twenty-five young African leaders from 19 countries in Africa have arrived at Notre Dame for six weeks of business training and cultural immersion as participants in the Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Read More

Researchers in new Notre Dame center awarded $3.1M grant to study virtues in science

Author: Carrie Gates

Scientists dedicate their lives to research. But there’s been little scholarship on the characteristics of people who make that commitment. A team of researchers in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to examine how the concrete practices of science relate to something more abstract—what theologians and philosophers consider “virtues”—and how that connects with other areas of scientists’ lives, including their religious beliefs. Read More

Notre Dame joins in call to action for American Innovation Imperative

Author: William G. Gilroy

Notre Dame has joined scores of other organizations as well as leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science and engineering in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development. Ten CEOs and 252 organizations signed Innovation: An American Imperative, a document aimed at federal decision-makers and legislators. Read More

Researchers discover massive genome switch in one generation

Author: William G. Gilroy

A team of biologists from Notre Dame, Rice University and three other schools has discovered that an agricultural pest that began plaguing U.S. apple growers in the 1850s likely did so after undergoing extensive and genome-wide changes in a single generation. Read More

Mary Galvin appointed dean of College of Science

Author: Dennis Brown

An accomplished scientist with extensive experience in the academic, government and private sectors, Mary E. Galvin has been appointed the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at Notre Dame by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. Read More

Time on retailers’ side: Impulse purchases rise the longer shoppers are in store

Author: William G. Gilroy

Admit it: You’ve done it. We all have. You go to the grocery store with a short list of essentials you need to pick up, only to find impulse purchases like sea salt caramel gelato and Cool Ranch Doritos when you unpack your grocery bags at home. It’s a phenomenon well-known to consumers and heavily researched by economists and social scientists. However, Notre Dame marketing researcher Timothy Gilbride and colleagues shed new light on this behavior in a new Journal of Marketing paper. Read More

The Art of Truth: Maxim Kantor

Author: Andy Fuller

Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study hosted renowned Russian artist Maxim Kantor as its Director’s Fellow in 2015. Read More

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