Notre Dame has received a $3 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support enFocus, a program that aims to implement bold, innovative solutions to improve the fabric of the South Bend region.
Daniel Philpott, professor of political science and peace studies, has been appointed director of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, effective Jan. 1.
As a new year approaches, Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology.
Danny Z. Chen, professor of computer science and engineering; Martin Haenggi, professor of electrical engineering; and J. Nicholas Laneman, associate professor of electrical engineering, have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl matchup between Notre Dame and Rutgers will be the only post-season college football game in which both programs each have a graduation rate of better than 85 percent, according to an annual survey.
It will take the world’s poorest countries more than one century just to reach the level of climate change readiness that the richest countries already enjoy, according to data released December 12 by the 2013 Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).
Molly Hayes, a 2008 graduate of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, has been awarded a 2014 George Mitchell Scholarship. Hayes, who studied English and Arabic while at Notre Dame, will use the Mitchell Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Irish literature at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
A team led by Huili (Grace) Xing, professor of electrical engineering at Notre Dame, has been awarded a $2,496,428 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program for projects aimed at developing next-generation power conversion devices.
On a snowy November afternoon, 21 elementary students met with fifth-year School of Architecture students at Notre Dame’s Stepan Center for a barn raising, part of the Michigan Barn Preservation Network’s “Teamwork and Timbers” program.