Margot Fassler, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy and co-director of the Master of Sacred Music program at Notre Dame, has won the biennial ACE/Mercers’ International Book Award.
Molly Lipscomb, assistant professor of economics at Notre Dame, and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, hope to increase the accessibility of sanitation technology in poor neighborhoods in Dakar, Senegal. Their two-year research project is supported by a more than $1 million grant to Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
A team of researchers from Notre Dame have demonstrated a novel DNA detection method that could prove suitable for many real-world applications.
Paolo Carozza, professor of law at Notre Dame, participated in the second seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum on Nov. 21 and 23, held at the site of Jesus’ baptism in Jordan. Carozza was one of 24 Catholics invited to attend the seminar by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Thanks to a Library Acquisition Grant, some 200 volumes of renowned poet Robert Creeley's (1926-2005) works are now safely tucked away in the special collections section of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, with hundreds more to follow.
Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light. A team of Notre Dame researchers has made a major advance toward this vision by creating an inexpensive “solar paint” that uses semiconducting nanoparticles to produce energy.
Five Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Shahriar Mobashery, Navari Family Professor of Life Sciences, is one of the co-authors of a new paper by a group of the world’s leading scientists in academia and industry that calls for strong steps to be taken to control the global crisis of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Designed by Franklin Tao, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, in collaboration with the manufacturer, a new, state-of-the-art instrument installed in the Radiation Laboratory will support a wide range of research at Notre Dame.
New research from Notre Dame shows that during the first year of life, when babies spend so much time listening to language, they’re actually tracking word patterns that will support their process of word-learning that occurs between the ages of about 18 months and two years.
As part of a National Science Foundation-funded project led by Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Linbeck Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, researchers are stepping outside the lab to address social issues while finally answering the question: Are two heads better than one?
Notre Dame, Purdue University and GE Healthcare have announced the commercial availability of a new CT scanning technology, called Veo™, that enables physicians to diagnose patients with high clarity images at previously unattainable low radiation dose levels.
Reading for Life, an innovative literature-based mentoring program developed at Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives to provide an alternative to prosecution for low-risk juvenile offenders, was recently awarded county funding to sustain its operation in St. Joseph County, Ind.
Patrick J. Flynn, professor of computer science and engineering and concurrent professor of electrical engineering at Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to biometric identification.
Ancient philosophers such as Plato, Socrates and Aristotle can offer a surprisingly fresh perspective on our modern political and cultural challenges. And at Notre Dame, the Workshop on Ancient Philosophy is the forum for graduate students and faculty to study and share these insights.
The Latino population of Chicago clearly benefits the economy and does not present a tax burden to local government according to “The State of Latino Chicago 2010: The New Equation,” a report released by Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies.
A team of Notre Dame MBA students won the first annual Fuqua Finance Case Competition with their proposed solution for valuing an international satellite telecommunications company verging on bankruptcy.
A team of researchers that includes Notre Dame physics faculty Chris Howk and Nicolas Lehner has demonstrated how galaxies continue to form stars by recycling vast amounts of hydrogen gas and heavy elements across billions of years.
A new, unprecedented national survey of African American Catholics by Notre Dame researchers reveals several significant insights into individual religious engagement and identifies several notable demographic trends facing the church.
We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find. New research from Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses.
Notre Dame Professor Kent Emery Jr. and his team have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to produce the first critical edition of a key work by medieval theologian and philosopher John Duns Scotus.
Robert Sedlack, an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Art, Art History and Design, recently won two American Graphic Design Awards for University-related projects.
According to a new study by Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles and graduate student Elizabeth Munnich, siblings spaced more than two years apart have higher reading and math scores than children born closer together. The positive academic effects of greater spacing between children were seen in older siblings, but not in younger ones, according to Buckles.
Aaron Striegel, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Notre Dame, has been selected as one of the nation’s 65 most innovative young engineering educators.
Her experiences as a faculty member in Notre Dame’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as the daughter of a high school principal motivated Michelle Joyce to develop a program now known as ND LIGHTS — Laboratory Instrumentation Giving Hope to Students.
Did the Catholic sex-abuse scandal benefit other faiths? New research by economist Dan Hungerman shows it did. The study by Hungerman, Stepan Family Associate Professor of Economics, shows a two million member drop in the Catholic population following the sex-abuse scandal and more than $3 billion in donations to non-Catholic faiths, with Baptist churches showing the most significant gains.
For more than 400 years, the Taj Mahal has mesmerized millions of people with its detailed majesty as one of the greatest triumphs of humankind. But even one of the Seven Wonders of the World needs a little help sometimes.
Two Notre Dame faculty members have traveled to Rome to join some 350 international participants at a Vatican conference on adult stem cell research.
Researchers from the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a partnership between Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, have uncovered a key element that plays a role in the spread of ovarian cancer.
Notre Dame students were awarded 12 Fulbright grants for the 2011-12 academic year, good for a 21.4 percent application success rate that placed the University among the top research institutions in the nation.