Notre Dame’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA), a network of researchers studying networks in the real world, is a connector and a hub whose work and faculty affiliates span computing, science, engineering, mathematics, social science and the humanities.
Do professional mutual fund managers make good investors? One would think so, but not according to a new study co-authored by Andriy Bodnaruk, assistant professor of finance in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
A new book by Notre Dame peace studies scholar and political scientist Daniel Philpott makes the case for forgiveness and reconciliation as a way to achieve justice and lasting peace after violent conflict.
Notre Dame is partnering with one of China’s most prestigious universities to offer a graduate business program designed for Chinese students planning careers in nonprofit organization.
Joseph G. Bock, director of global health training and teaching professor in the Eck Institute for Global Health and Notre Dame’s liaison to Catholic Relief Services, recently published “The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention” (MIT Press).
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.
John T. Fitzgerald—who has spent the past 31 years at the University of Miami, where he served most recently as chair of the Department of Religious Studies—has joined Notre Dame's Department of Theology.
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.
Zainulabeuddin Syed, a mosquito biologist with Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, has gone a long way toward explaining the extraordinary ability mosquitoes have to find us and infect us with diseases such as West Nile. In short, it’s because of the way we smell.
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.
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.
Orlando Ricardo Menes, director of Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program, recently was named winner of the 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for his manuscript “Fetish,” which will be published by the University of Nebraska Press.
A newly updated edition of the report “Afghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan,” just published by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, reflects the complex situation of women and girls in Afghanistan.
Paul C. Velasco, who has been serving as interim director of Executive Education at Notre Dame, will take over the position permanently, announced Mendoza College of Business Interim Dean Roger Huang on Aug. 9.
Notre Dame physics professor Michael Wiescher is interested in the origin of the elements in the chemical evolution of the universe, and a new particle accelerator in Nieuwland Hall of Science is helping advance that research.
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.
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.
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.