Rafat and Zoreen Ansari and their family, of South Bend, Indiana, have made a $15 million gift for the creation of an institute dedicated to the study of religion around the world. The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion will be a part of Notre Dame’s new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs.
Patrick Gibbons, currently chief communications officer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, will join Notre Dame as executive director of academic communications in April.
More than 50 countries have increased their restrictions on foreign aid in recent years, causing severe complications for non-governmental organizations that rely on cross-border funding. Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a Notre Dame Law School professor whose research interests include nonprofit organizations, wrote a paper that identifies this problem facing NGOs and explores options for countering the restrictions.
Opposition to the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline has been ongoing for nearly a year. A pair of Notre Dame student filmmakers gained in-depth knowledge into the mindset of the pipeline’s opponents while filming a documentary that first aired during the recent 28th annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival.
Tomorrow belongs to the bold. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community.
Six notable Notre Dame women, with illustrious careers in higher education and beyond, will gather for a panel discussion focusing on their vision and accomplishments as pioneering women in the academy from 4 to 5:15 p.m. March 29.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, a dynamic, persistent and humble advocate for the poor and marginalized in his native Philippines and around the world, will receive the Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity at a campus ceremony on March 24.
Vice President Mike Pence will receive an honorary degree and serve as principal speaker at Notre Dame’s 172nd commencement ceremony May 21.
Notre Dame’s Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development is focusing on collaboration as it continues a rich history in therapeutic discovery.
In 2006, two finance professors at the Yale School of Management, Martijn Cremers and Antti Petajisto, began circulating a paper that introduced a new way for investors to evaluate actively managed mutual fund portfolios. Their proposed measurement, “Active Share,” was widely adopted by the finance industry, quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to measure the difference between the portfolios’s holdings and their benchmarks. But recent research by Cremers, now a faculty member at Notre Dame, suggests that investors should be cautious in how they use it.