The University is pleased to announce faculty who have recently earned the distinction of being promoted, awarded tenure, appointed to an endowed chair, or designated as emerita or emeritus.
A new study by Notre Dame biologist Beth Archie and colleagues from Princeton and Duke Universities finds that high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than other males.
Notre Dame tied for fifth place in a U.S. News & World Report study that analyzed Fortune magazine’s annual ranking of American corporations based on revenue and focused on which CEOs held degrees and where those degrees were earned. With 14 total degrees awarded, Notre Dame shares the ranking with the Universities of Michigan and Virginia.
Although often stereotyped as greedy, investment banks do add value to mergers and acquisitions and, despite certain biases, do produce important information for the M&A advisory process, according to new research by Matthew Cain, assistant professor of finance at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Though the social barriers of race and gender were largely overcome during the last U.S. presidential campaign, religious affiliation (in this case, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormonism) is still a significant hurdle, according to a new study by a Notre Dame political scientist and colleagues from Brigham Young University and the University of Akron.
Grant Mudge, formerly artistic director for Richmond Shakespeare, has been named the Ryan Producing Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.
Notre Dame has entered into a collaborative relationship with the Cleveland Clinic for joint development and commercialization of medical innovations, making it the first university within the Cleveland Clinic Healthcare Innovation Alliance network.
Researchers at Notre Dame’s Wireless Institute and at National Instruments have entered into a research partnership that will accelerate innovations in future generations of wireless technology.
Seven Notre Dame students and two faculty members traveled to Northern Ireland this spring for a new Center for Social Concerns (CSC) seminar to explore the role of digital technology in peace-building.
Greg Crawford, dean of Notre Dame's College of Science, will be cycling 3,250 miles from Boston to Pebble Beach, Calif., to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease.
Art. Sacred music. Medieval history. And the digital humanities. Margot Fassler, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy, brings them all together in her current research—research for which she has been awarded two major fellowships. Adding to these accolades, Fassler recently received the 2012 Otto Gründler Book Prize.
Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business earned top five rankings in eight of 14 business specialty categories—including first-place spots in ethics and sustainability—in the 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek annual ranking of the “Best Undergraduate Business Programs by Specialty."
Paul W. Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, director of the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
William L. Wilkie, professor of marketing at Notre Dame, recently added another achievement to his long list: The American Marketing Association Foundation has named an award after him.
Catholic elementary school principals, speaking out in a major nationwide survey, report faithful commitments alongside acute challenges in the operation of their schools. The study, completed by Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education and its Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, is a rare, comprehensive glimpse of these principals’ views on what they need in order to do their jobs better and how they describe the state of Catholic education today.
People use electromagnetic energy every day … watching television, listening to the radio, popping corn with a microwave, taking an X-ray or using a cellphone. One of the hottest areas of the electromagnetic spectrum being explored today is the terahertz (THz) range, and researchers at Notre Dame have shown that it is possible to efficiently manipulate THz electromagnetic waves with atomically thin graphene layers.
A wind turbine and a meteorological tower recently erected on Notre Dame’s White Field are a highly visible symbol of the University’s commitment to establish a premier wind energy research program.
Travel on airlines has become so routine for most of us, we often fail to appreciate what a true technological marvel it is. And it’s a costly and noisy marvel. That helps explain why the companies that manufacture aircraft engines often find their way to the laboratory of Notre Dame's Scott Morris.
Karen Richman, academic director of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies, has been honored by the OpenCourseWare Consortium with the 2012 Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence. Her free, online Creole Language and Culture course was selected from among the 17,000 courses shared openly by universities worldwide to receive one of five awards in the text and still image category.
Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., associate professor of theology and director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, has received the 2012 Touchstone Award from the National Federation of Priests’ Councils.
A new book by Notre Dame Anthropology Professor Agustín Fuentes titled “Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature” counters pernicious myths and tackles misconceptions about what race, aggression and sex really mean for humans.
Many students work the night shift to get through law school, but Colin Littlefield’s late-night job at the Notre Dame Observatory has led to a one-in-a-billion discovery of a rare type of star, a Wolf-Rayet.
Notre Dame recently honored 20 faculty members with Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and three with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
José E. Limón, one of the country’s foremost scholars of Latino literature, has been appointed to lead Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS). As the new director of ILS, he will hold the Julian Samora Chair in Latino Studies. Timothy Matovina, a leading expert on Latino Catholicism, will serve as executive director of the institute.
Robert C. Johansen, a founding faculty member of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies who retired this year as professor of political science and peace studies, was honored April 19-21 with a conference and related festivities at the Kroc Institute.
A recent paper by Kathleen Eggleson, a research scientist in the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) at Notre Dame, provides an example of a nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem that is unfolding right now.
Michael J. O’Brien, a political science major from St. Charles, Ill., has been named valedictorian of the 2012 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement ceremonies May 20 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.