Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and professor of political science at Notre Dame, will be awarded the $100,000 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship by the Manhattan Institute for founding and leading the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, which includes Notre Dame as a member, has received a nearly $30 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its mission of accelerating research discoveries across Indiana and beyond.
New research at Notre Dame looks more closely at the effects of the influenza vaccine on the elderly, who are considered the highest-risk group for influenza-related mortality.
Julia Douthwaite, professor of French and Francophone studies in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, has been selected to receive the 2013 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award.
Jill Lerner and Jessica O’Hearn at the Segura Arts Studio at Notre Dame have been busy working with artist Claudia Bernardi to create an intaglio print—created by marks etched into copper plates—and produce it.
Donald and Marilyn Keough have made a $30 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to underwrite the construction of a new building for its international institutes.
Two professors in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters—medievalist Tim Machan and political scientist Benjamin Radcliff—recently received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, which will allow them to travel to Europe to study their respective topics of interest.
Theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert recently won the Nobel Prize in physics in recognition of their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field. U.S. scientists, including several from Notre Dame, played a significant role in advancing the theory and in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, the Higgs boson.
A new paper by Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics and concurrent professor of computer science and engineering at Notre Dame, and his collaborators provides a predictive model of cerebral cortical connectivity at the interareal level.
New research published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology shows that a group of scientists, led by faculty at Notre Dame, has made concrete progress toward the development of the first-ever inhibitory therapeutic for type-I hypersensitive allergic reactions.
Alexandros Taflanidis, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, has been selected as one of the nation’s 73 most innovative young engineering educators by the National Academy of Engineering and will participate in the academy’s 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.
Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical Engineering and director of Notre Dame’s Center for Sustainable Energy, has been awarded the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society for outstanding research of a theoretical or experimental nature.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded a blanket purchase agreement to partner with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to provide impact evaluation research for MCC projects.
NASA has named Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin Crepp a Kepler Participating Scientist. As one of only 11 scientists in the country selected to participate, Crepp will advance the goals of the Kepler Mission by seeking to discover extrasolar planets, some of which may be in the habitable zone.
On Sept. 30, the Center for Civil and Human Rights—founded in 1973 by Father Hesburgh, president emeritus of Notre Dame—celebrated its 40th anniversary with a lecture on “The Civil Rights Legacy of Father Theodore M. Hesburgh,” by Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law.
Notre Dame alumnus Matthew Walsh and his wife, Joyce, have made a $27 million gift to his alma mater. In recognition of the gift, the University will name in their honor a new building for the School of Architecture.
A person wielding a gun focuses more intently on the face of an opponent with a gun, presumably to try to determine that person’s likelihood of pulling the trigger, according to a new study that builds on gun-in-hand research from Notre Dame.
To celebrate its 20 years of service, Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education is launching the Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour, a cross-country effort to raise awareness of the profound impact that K-12 schools have on the future of our nation’s children and to celebrate the unique role that Catholic schools play as agents of human formation and social transformation.
Notre Dame researchers Shahriar Mobashery, Mayland Chang, their team members, and their collaborators in Spain have published research results this week that show how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) regulates the critical crosslinking of its cell wall in the face of beta-lactam antibiotics.