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Steven Buechler

Author: Theodore Fox

Professor and Department Chair of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Steven Buechler

“Notre Dame excels in promoting the multidisciplinary collaborations essential to solving complex problems, both at an institutional level and in the attitudes of its faculty.” Read More

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Ann Tenbrunsel

Author: Theodore Fox

Professor of Management, Rex and Alice A. Martin Director of the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide

Ann Tenbrunsel

“I believe that understanding and addressing the reasons why individuals sometimes act undesirably when negotiating ethical dilemmas is just as important as identifying what strategies will improve a firm’s bottom line. At Notre Dame, I don't have to ‘sell’ this approach or argue for its legitimacy.” Read More

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Professor to teach business ethics in South Korea as an "International Scholar"

Author: Carol Elliott

Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., a noted expert in business ethics and an associate professor of management at Notre Dame, will spend the 2012-13 academic year introducing South Korean students to the concepts of ethical leadership and international efforts to use commerce as an instrument of peace.

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Revisiting America’s Revolutionary myths and realities

Author: Kevin Clarke

Most Americans are comfortable fixing a date (July 4) and an event (the signing of the Declaration of Independence) to a definitive moment when the United States separated itself from its colonial parent, Great Britain. But for Notre Dame historian Patrick Griffin, the Revolution is better understood as a process—not an event.

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Notre Dame begins construction of new campus sculpture park

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Construction has begun on a new sculpture park on the southern edge of Notre Dame’s campus. Situated in a wooded, eight-acre dell that lies between the Irish Green and the Compton Family Ice Arena, the new park is a project of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art and the office of the University Architect. It has been designed by the landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh.

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New faculty propel Economics Department’s rise

Author: Aaron Smith

Timothy Fuerst, one of the most-cited economists in the world, joined the Notre Dame faculty this fall as William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Professor of Economics. Fuerst’s appointment is the “crown jewel” in a series of recent hires that will bring even greater depth and diversity to the rapidly growing Department of Economics.

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Dennis Doordan

Author: Theodore Fox

Professor of Architecture and Design, Associate Dean of Research in the School of Architecture

Dennis Doordan

“I have long valued the strong sense of place and community that characterizes Notre Dame. Given my field of study, I appreciate that such an ideal is not a glib slogan or facile abstraction but an indelible attitude that pervades the campus.” Read More

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Jean Porter

Author: Theodore Fox

Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology

Jean Porter

"The University supports open, ecumenical theological inquiry … [and] offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary conversations, conferences, and ongoing research projects, drawing on scholars from around the world." Read More

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Study shows official measures of American poverty off-base

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The U.S. Census Bureau’s method of calculating who is poor and who is not has been under fire by researchers for years because it doesn’t calculate the benefits of anti-poverty programs. In response to the criticism, the Census Bureau released in the fall of 2011 the Supplemental Poverty Measure, but a new study by Notre Dame economist James X. Sullivan finds that even it provides an inaccurate reflection of deprivation in this country.

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Political scientist Monika Nalepa wins second book prize

Author: Kate Cohorst

Assistant Professor Monika Nalepa has won the American Political Science Association (APSA) 2012 Leon D. Epstein prize for “Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe” (Cambridge University Press), which previously won the 2011 Best Book Award from the APSA’s Comparative Democratization section.

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Notre Dame geologist: Mars Curiosity Rover mission "critical" for NASA

Author: William G. Gilroy

Curiosity, NASA’s newest Mars rover, is the heart of the $2.5-billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, which will try to determine if Mars is, or ever was, capable of supporting microbial life. Clive Neal, a Notre Dame planetary geologist, views the mission as a critical one for NASA.

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