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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
The Notre Dame Haiti Program and Cargill have renewed their partnership to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Haiti.
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.