Mark Roche, formerly dean of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters, has been named winner of the 2011 Frederic W. Ness Book Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The Ness award is given annually to the book that best illuminates the goals and practices of a contemporary liberal education.
A multi-university research group that includes several Notre Dame faculty and graduate students has recently published a paper detailing new work on the analysis and dating of human bruises. The research, which is funded by the Gerber Foundation, will have particular application to pediatric medicine, as bruise age is often key evidence in child abuse cases.
A blessing and dedication ceremony for Conway Hall, Notre Dame’s new residence hall for students studying abroad in London, took place Friday, Jan. 20. The hall is named in honor of Robert Conway, a member of the University's Board of Trustees, and his wife, Ricki.
A new initiative at Notre Dame promises to advance what Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science and peace studies, says has so far been a “cottage industry” within political science: the study of the force of faith in propelling global events.
A team of researchers led by Kasturi Haldar and Souvik Bhattacharjee of Notre Dame’s Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases has made a fundamental discovery in understanding how malaria parasites cause deadly disease.
Psychologist Nicole McNeil recently received a three-year, $565,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences for her research into how children develop their abilities as mathematical thinkers.
Notre Dame nuclear physicists Philippe Collon and Michael Wiescher are using accelerated ion beams to pinpoint the age and origin of material used in pottery, painting, metalwork and other art. The results of their tests can serve as powerful forensic tools to reveal counterfeit artwork.
Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at Notre Dame, has been appointed to serve on the Committee on the Evaluation of a Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Planned National Bio-and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).
Debra Javeline, associate professor of political science at Notre Dame, and a colleague from the University of Colorado are at work on a book that examines the varying responses of people who were directly affected by what is widely known as "Russia's 9/11."
Notre Dame professor Wolfgang Porod has been invited to serve on the committee conducting a comprehensive strategic review of the U.S. government’s National Nanotechnology Initiative.
Paolo Carozza, associate dean for international and graduate programs at Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed the new director of the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights.
A new book by Timothy Matovina, professor of theology and director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame, closely considers the five-century-long history of Latino Catholics in America and how that history has affected them and their Church.
Julia Douthwaite, professor of French at Notre Dame, is organizing a series of events to honor Swiss philosopher and writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s 300th birthday and stimulate a cross-disciplinary discussion on social justice and human dignity.
Research has been published showing that silk produced by transgenically engineered silkworms in the laboratory of Malcolm Fraser Jr., professor of biological sciences at Notre Dame, exhibits the highly sought-after strength and elasticity of spider silk.