Do successful leaders produce more successful leaders?

Author: William G. Gilroy

Craig Crossland, assistant professor of management in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and his colleagues studied the NFL to determine if the so-called “acolyte effect” that makes protégés of successful head coaches successful in turn is real. They tracked the career outcomes of almost 1,300 coaches over 30 years. Read More

Guggenheim Foundation awards fellowships to two Arts and Letters professors

Author: Brian Wallheimer

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded two of its prestigious 2016 fellowships to faculty in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. The fellowships, which fund a diverse group of scholars, artists and scientists, will go to Anjan Chakravartty, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, and Stephen Fallon, the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities in the Program of Liberal Studies and the Department of English. Read More

Researchers begin high-tech study of Vatican courtyard

Author: Public Affairs & Communication

Vatican City, both the smallest sovereign state in the world and the administrative headquarters of its largest Christian Church, is also a United Nations World Heritage site. Among the series of architectural restoration projects planned or under way there, few are more significant than that of the Cortile del Belvedere, or Belvedere Courtyard, where a team of Notre Dame faculty and graduate students from the University’s School of Architecture and Department of Physics have begun an unprecedented study. Read More

Notre Dame and Vatican Library to celebrate new collaboration

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, or Vatican Library, will formalize a unique agreement of collaboration and exchange in a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. May 9 (Monday) in the Hesburgh Room of the Morris Inn, where Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, will sign a memorandum of understanding. Read More

Columbia University dean appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization

Author: Paul Browne

Michael E. Pippenger, Columbia University’s dean of undergraduate global programs and assistant vice president for international education, has been appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization at Notre Dame. He succeeds J. Nicholas Entrikin, the inaugural occupant of the post, who will retire this summer. Read More

Juniors Caleb Pine and Christa Grace Watkins named 2016 Truman Scholars

Author: Carrie Gates

Two juniors in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, Caleb “C.J.” Pine and Christa Grace Watkins, have been named 2016 Truman Scholars. Just 54 college juniors have been selected as Truman Scholars this year, based on leadership potential, intellectual ability, and a commitment to public service. The winners were chosen from 775 candidates nominated by 305 colleges and universities nationwide—a record number of applications and institutions. Read More

A tough childhood can lead to a shorter life for baboons

Author: Notre Dame News

What is true for humans is also true for baboons: The tougher the childhood, the higher the risks of premature death later in life. Numerous studies have shown that childhood trauma can have far-reaching effects on adult health and survival; new research from Notre Dame, Duke University and Princeton University finds the same is true for wild baboons. Read More

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