As a participant in the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program, Notre Dame will award five outstanding first-year students tuition and fees beginning fall 2013.
As a new year approaches, Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has announced its inaugural list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2013.
In a new study, Notre Dame researchers Jessica Payne and Alexis Chambers found that people who experienced rapid eye movement (REM) sleep soon after being presented with an emotionally charged negative scene—a wrecked car on a street, for example—had superior memory for the emotional object compared to subjects whose sleep was delayed for at least 16 hours.
Notre Dame's MBA program ranked No. 1 for ethics in the Bloomberg Businessweek MBA Specialty Ranking announced Dec. 17. The ethics ranking was released as part of the publication’s 2012 Best B-Schools ranking, where the Notre Dame MBA program landed at No. 20, improving four slots compared to its 2010 result.
Paolo Carozza, director of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and its Center for Civil and Human Rights, received the Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile’s highest state honor awarded to foreign citizens, at a private ceremony on the Notre Dame campus on Dec. 17.
Notre Dame researchers were involved in two of the Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2012 announced recently by Physics World magazine. The Higgs-like boson discovery was No. 1 on the list, and the BaBar experiment, the first direct observation of time reversal violation, was No. 3.
Sacred music is foundational to many of the world’s artistic traditions, and this is especially so when it comes to Western music. To celebrate and promote this diverse art form, Notre Dame is launching a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) program with majors in organ and choral conducting, beginning in fall 2013.
Gitta Lubke, associate professor of psychology, is at the forefront of developing new statistical methods to help find DNA markers that are related to psychiatric disorders—and spur further research regarding individual patients’ conditions.
Research by Notre Dame biochemist Anthony S. Serianni is providing new insights that could have important implications for understanding and treating diabetes.
“Festschrift,” German for “festival-writing,” is a word academics use to describe a collection of writings celebrating the work of a prominent scholar on some memorable occasion. It is certainly a word well-understood by the Bavarian theologian Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, and he seemed pleased to receive a festschrift from Notre Dame earlier this month.
Gregory Crawford, dean of Notre Dame's College of Science, has written a personal account of his experiences since he accepted the position in 2008. All proceeds from the book, titled “The Education of a Notre Dame Science Dean: My Four-Year Ride with the Irish,” support the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation to find a cure or treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease.
Can text messaging improve the health of Ugandan village residents? An $85,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation promises to help Notre Dame’s Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity find out.
As plug-in electric vehicles become an ever more prominent part of America’s daily life, Notre Dame researchers are using funding from the National Science Foundation to anticipate what that development will mean for the nation’s power grid.
Bringing her latest research into the classroom, Debra Javeline, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, is helping undergraduate students make a connection between politics and biology.
Research by Gary Lamberti, professor and chair of biology, and his laboratory has revealed that salmon, as they travel upstream to spawn and die, carry industrial pollutants into Great Lakes streams and tributaries.
A Notre Dame alumnus is working with Olaf Wiest and Paul Helquist, professors of chemistry and biochemistry, and Frederick Maxfield of Cornell University’s Weill Medical College to bring to market a promising new treatment for people with Niemann-Pick Type C disease.
The Notre Dame Haiti Program and Cargill have renewed their partnership to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Haiti.
Peter Holland, associate dean for the arts in the College of Arts and Letters and McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, has been selected to receive the 2012 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award.
Ten Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
One of the emerging, and soon to be defining, characteristics of science research is the collection, usage and storage of immense amounts of data. A new project led by Notre Dame researchers will explore solutions to the problems of preserving data, analysis software and computational work flows and how these relate to results obtained from the analysis of large data sets.
Notre Dame ranks ninth in the percentage of students participating in study abroad programs among American doctoral/research institutions, according to a report released by the Institute for International Education.
The 90,000-person Kakuma Refugee Camp, in the Turkana District in northwest Kenya, has grown into the equivalent of a permanent city — with the same level of inequity, violence and informal (black market) economic systems as urban slums, says Notre Dame anthropologist Rahul Oka.
In the past, Notre Dame's Robert Nerenberg has addressed ways to drastically improve the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment. Now he is pursuing a new line of research that has the capability of significantly decreasing chemical costs and the carbon footprint associated with this process.
The Notre Dame MBA ranked No. 20 among U.S. business schools in the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s biennial survey, "The Best U.S. Business Schools 2012,” released Nov. 12.
Notre Dame faculty William G. Dwyer, Julia F. Knight, Mei-Chi Shaw, Andrew J. Sommese and Nancy K. Stanton have been named fellows of the American Mathematical Society for 2013. They are part of an inaugural class that includes mathematical scientists from 600 institutions around the world.
Notre Dame's Nitesh Chawla is among the 10 instructors recently named recipients of the 2012 IBM Watson Solutions Faculty Awards, which recognize individuals who are on the cusp of the next big trend in computing—big data and analytics—and are introducing that information to their students via innovative curriculum.
MurphyKate Montee, a senior honors mathematics and music double major at Notre Dame, has received the 2013 Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, an honor awarded to only one undergraduate woman in the U.S. each year.
Some 40 years ago, Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., then a doctoral student at Oxford, met Rev. Joseph A. Ratzinger, then a professor of theology at the University of Regensburg. Whether or not Pope Benedict XVI remembers their first meeting, Father Daley won’t soon forget their second.
The Université Paris Diderot, in the legendary City of Lights, is the newest destination for Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters students who want to study abroad.
Sexual harassment is devastating in and of itself for its victims, but new research shows there can be an even more insidious and troubling consequence that goes along with it.