O. Carter Snead, professor of law at Notre Dame, has been appointed the W.P. and H.B. White Director of the University’s Center for Ethics and Culture by John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.
Zachary Schafer, the Coleman Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology and a member of the Harper Cancer Research Institute at Notre Dame, has been named a 2011 V Scholar by one of the nation’s leading cancer research fundraising organizations, the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) is a cancer without a cure, and one that affects all age groups. Olaf Wiest, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, is one of a group of collaborators studying the effects of a specific molecule (JQ1) on the trigger that controls the growth of this form of cancer.
A new book by Peter Wallensteen of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies traces the development of peace research over the past six decades.
Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter Garnavich has been invited to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony on Dec. 10, when Nobel Laureates Brian Schmidt, Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter will be honored for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae.
On the final day of his latest six-week excavation season in historic Butrint, Albania, Assistant Professor David Hernández says “the face of a goddess appeared.” The four assistants who had a hand in the discovery? Suzanna Pratt, Patrick Conry, Matt Wieck and Wesley Wood—all Notre Dame undergraduates.
A team of Notre Dame biometrics experts is developing a crime-fighting tool that can help law enforcement officials identify suspicious individuals at crime scenes.
In 2009, Notre Dame launched the Science of Generosity, an initiative funded by a $5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The initiative has since awarded nearly $3 million to 13 research projects conducted by scholars around the world, and it is in the second year of conducting its own research on the causal mechanisms that encourage and inhibit generosity.
With the start of the 2011–12 academic year, the University was pleased to welcome 80 new members to its faculty. NDWorks, the faculty/staff newspaper, recently profiled each of these scholars, asking them, among other things, what attracted them to Notre Dame.
Notre Dame has received two of 12 prestigious grants for cutting-edge nanoelectronics research that were awarded recently by the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative and the National Science Foundation.
A novel course offering in Notre Dame’s College of Science has enabled a group of undergraduate students to have their research on a rare disease published in a leading scientific journal.
Researchers from Notre Dame have announced a breakthrough approach to allergy treatment that inhibits food allergies, drug allergies and asthmatic reactions without suppressing a sufferer’s entire immunological system.
Students in a College of Arts and Letters course called "Foundations of Business Thinking" are part of the only class in the nation invited to participate in the inaugural gathering of ConvergeUS, a new nonprofit initiative dedicated to social innovation through technology.
Notre Dame has begun installation of a new nuclear accelerator in its Nuclear Science Laboratory, located in the Nieuwland Hall of Science. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 5 MV accelerator is the first accelerator NSF has funded in nuclear physics in nearly a quarter century.
John C. Cavadini, associate professor of theology and McGrath-Cavadini Director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life, was recently in Washington speaking to a symposium of young Catholic theologians about how to teach the faith, during which he drew on the work of a third-century colleague.
Results of a study by a group of Notre Dame researchers represent a promising step on the road to developing new drugs for a variety of neurological diseases.
Maria Ercsey-Ravasz, a postdoctoral associate, and Zoltan Toroczkai, professor of physics at Notre Dame, have proposed an alternative approach to solving difficult constraint satisfaction problems. Their paper, “Optimization hardness as transient chaos in an analog approach to constraint satisfaction,” was published this week in the journal Nature Physics.
Notre Dame’s doctoral program in clinical psychology recently earned accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA). This new designation—along with a recently expanded faculty of leading researchers—is putting the young clinical program firmly on the fast track to national prominence.
Notre Dame theologian Celia Deane-Drummond has been chosen to lead a research team of theologians and scientists who are in residence at Princeton University for the 2012-13 academic year to address questions of nature and nurture raised by the biological evolution of human beings.