In spring 2012, Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns added a new course, “Rethinking Crime and Justice,” as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, a national program based in Philadelphia that creates a dynamic partnership between an institution of higher learning and a correctional facility.
Sometimes, little things can add up to a lot. That, in short, is the message of a research study on small dams, streams and pollution by Steve Powers, a postdoctoral researcher in Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been making disturbing headlines at an alarming rate, with the effects being the most devastating when the injuries remain unrecognized for long periods of time. This is where a Notre Dame research team is making its own impact.
An innovative partnership between Notre Dame and Catholic Charities USA was announced recently. The formation of the collaboration, called the Alliance, was driven by the two institutions’ common belief that helping those in need is a core element of the Catholic faith.
Genetic analysis led by Notre Dame's Jeffrey Feder, professor of biological sciences and a member of the University's Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative, recently helped solve a serious, and potentially very costly, puzzle in the state of Washington's apple-growing region.
The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame has taken the No. 1 spot for the fourth year in a row in Bloomberg Businessweek's “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranking.
On March 14, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider—the latter of which includes a team from Notre Dame—presented preliminary new results that further elucidate the particle discovered last summer.
Three Notre Dame professors have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships for 2013-14, bringing Notre Dame’s total number of NEH grants to 49 since 1999, more than any other university in the country.
Peace scholars Atalia Omer and Jason Springs examine the interplay of religion and nationalism around the globe in a newly published reference book.
Notre Dame has been named with distinction to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree at Notre Dame’s 168th Commencement Ceremony on May 19.
Catholic Relief Services has asked Notre Dame's Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to assist in conducting the Year 2 final evaluation for its cholera prevention and treatment program in Haiti. NDIGD will partner with the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health to conduct the evaluation.
The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States has selected Notre Dame senior MurphyKate Montee as a Churchill Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year.
Roger Huang, interim dean of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, has had the interim label removed from his title and is now the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the college.
Kaity Veenstra, a Notre Dame senior majoring in architecture, has been awarded a Gates Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. Veenstra is one of only 39 students in the U.S. to be selected for the scholarship, which drew more than 700 applicants.
Bridal registries might be efficient—sparing the gift-giver from hours of shopping and the recipient from having to return unwanted items—but that convenience may come at a cost, says Tonya Williams Bradford, assistant professor of marketing.
New results from Notre Dame’s Science of Generosity initiative, which funds generosity research around the world, shed light on how generosity and related behaviors develop, or don’t develop, in children from two years old through adolescence.
A new $3.5 million fund at Notre Dame has been established to help launch student-led ventures and further strengthen the educational component of the University’s ESTEEM graduate program.
Beginning this fall, Notre Dame undergraduates pursuing international economics as a major can choose from among five new language options: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, German and Russian. These are in addition to the three Romance languages—French, Italian and Spanish—already available.
Much has been written and discussed about the outlook for science and engineering in the United States. If a recent event at Notre Dame’s Stinson-Remick Hall is any indication, the future looks bright.
For the second consecutive year, Notre Dame’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) department has won one of eight MacArthur Awards, signifying the top Army ROTC programs in the nation.