CEOs are compensated, valued more by conservative (vs liberal) boards

Author: Shannon Roddel

Recent studies have examined the ways in which CEOs’ political ideologies influence their firms’ strategies, but new, first-of-its-kind research from Notre Dame shows that corporate directors’ conservative or liberal leanings influence their decisions about CEO pay and the extent to which CEOs should be rewarded and penalized for firm performance. Read More

Do it well and do it right: Business success requires top-notch service and ethics

Author: Shannon Roddel

Recent headline-grabbing scandals at Volkswagen and Bank of America, among a host of car makers, big banks and other businesses, have underscored the impact poor corporate ethics can have on top, globally established companies. New research from Notre Dame shows that businesses must place equal importance on ethical adherence and quality service in order to be successful. Read More

IDEA Center created to catalyze new research, innovation, commercialization initiatives

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame will create new innovation and commercialization initiatives under a new entity to be known as the IDEA Center—standing for Innovation, Discovery and Enterprise Acceleration. To be located in Innovation Park, the center will provide technical services and expertise for idea development, technology translation, business formation and commercialization. Read More

LEO’s James Sullivan presents homelessness prevention study on Capitol Hill

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

James Sullivan, Rev. Thomas J. McDonagh, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Economics and co-founder of the Wilson-Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame, participated in a briefing to Congressional members, staff and other key stakeholders on Sept. 15 about the impact of emergency assistance on homelessness. Read More

Detailed age map shows how Milky Way came together

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, Notre Dame astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how the galaxy formed more than 13.5 billion years ago. Read More

Annual research funding at Notre Dame tops $128 million

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Notre Dame has received $128 million in research funding for fiscal year 2016—the second highest in its history. In fiscal year 2015, the University’s research funding was its highest of all time, reaching $133 million. Read More

Open floor plans may lead to more eating

Author: Michael O. Garvey

According to Kim Rollings, assistant professor in Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, dining environments can have serious consequences for eating behaviors. In an article published recently in the journal Environment and Behavior, she and Nancy Wells, an environmental psychologist from Cornell University, describe some of them. Read More