Faculty lectures add to options for football weekend activities

Author: Brittany Collins

Visitors who want a break from tailgating on football weekends have a variety of options for public lectures and talks around campus this fall. From science to the humanities to faith, these events will explore a range of topics of interest to the Notre Dame community. Read More

Notre Dame offers new digital marketing program in Chicago

Author: Carol Elliott

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business is launching an accelerated certificate program in digital marketing for marketing and media professionals. Offered by Mendoza’s Stayer Center for Executive Education in partnership with Rutgers Business School Executive Education, the program will take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 at the Notre Dame Chicago campus. Read More

Research on charter schools needs to go beyond test scores

Author: William G. Schmitt

A comprehensive review of the research assessing charter schools as the fastest growing area of school choice reforms has uncovered a need for studies that take a different tack, according to Notre Dame sociologist Mark Berends. He notes that the explosive growth of charter schools in the past decade has benefited from claims in the public arena that are not thoroughly examined. Read More

Origami-inspired shelters could serve military, disaster relief efforts

Author: Notre Dame News

Ashley P. Thrall, Myron and Rosemary Noble Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at Notre Dame, is developing origami-inspired shelters that have many potential uses, from military applications to humanitarian assistance. The design would reduce energy consumption, would be deployable by a few soldiers in about half an hour, and could be transported by plane, ship or truck on a standard military pallet. Read More

Three questions with Gabriel Said Reynolds, Quran scholar

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame theologian Gabriel Reynolds studies the Quran and the interactions between Christians and Muslims. He is the author of the forthcoming book “The Qurʾan in Conversation with the Bible: The Qurʾan Translation of Ali Quli Qaraʾi Annotated with Biblical Texts and Commentary.” Read More

Law professor appointed as consultant in Colombia peace talks

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Douglass Cassel, professor of law and adviser to Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, has been appointed by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos to a bilateral working group in the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Read More

Accounting errors by nonprofits occur relatively frequently, new study reveals

Author: William G. Gilroy

Nonprofit organizations often cite the high percentage of their incoming donations that go directly to the cause they support, not to administrative costs. However, a new study by Jeffrey Burks, associate professor of accountancy in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, found that nonprofits make accounting errors at a relatively high rate, most likely because they don’t devote many resources to administrative costs. Read More

Notre Dame architecture graduate designs a sanctuary for Pope Francis

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In Philadelphia this September, when Pope Francis celebrates an outdoor Sunday Mass with some 1,500 priests and an estimated 1.5 million lay people, he will be standing in a sanctuary designed by James Lenahan, a Glen Ellyn, Illinois, native who recently graduated from Notre Dame with a master of architecture degree. Read More

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