Prolific bestselling author James Patterson released a new children’s book Nov. 24, one with a distinct Notre Dame feel. House of Robots, co-written by Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, takes place in South Bend and features illustrations from the University’s annual National Robotics Week event and robotic football tournament.
Alex Coccia, a 2014 Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2015.
Karsten Grove and Matthew J. Gursky of Notre Dame’s Department of Mathematics were among 63 recently announced Fellows of the American Mathematical Society for 2015. In its third year, the program honors society members who have made exceptional contributions in mathematics.
Michelle A. Whaley, a teaching professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been named the 2014 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Victoria Hui, an associate professor of political science and faculty fellow of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies at Notre Dame, testified Nov. 20 before a Congressional Executive Commission on China hearing titled “The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong.”
Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Nov. 13 on the principal sources of Islamic State funding.
Justin Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, has published a study Thursday (Nov. 13) in the journal Science that details how next-generation planet-hunting instruments will benefit from advancements in infrared technology that change how astronomers capture starlight.
A new paper, co-authored by Notre Dame astrophysicist Joseph Bramante, discusses how detecting imploding pulsars may lead to insights about the properties of dark matter. The paper, “Detecting Dark Matter with Imploding Pulsars in the Galactic Center,” was recently published in Physical Review Letters, the flagship journal for the American Physical Society.
As a member of the High-Z Supernova Search Team led by Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University, Notre Dame physics professor Peter M. Garnavich shared in the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics announced Nov. 9. The award was also shared with the Supernova Cosmology Project, led by Saul Perlmutter of the University of California, Berkeley.
Together with national and international collaborators, researchers at Notre Dame have designed a simple, yet highly accurate traffic prediction model for roadway transportation networks. They have recently published their work in the journal Nature Communications.
Norway is the best prepared country for climate change, and has been so for almost 20 years, according to data released Nov. 5 by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN). ND-GAIN is the world’s leading annual index that ranks more than 175 countries based on their vulnerability to climate change and their readiness to adapt to the droughts, superstorms and natural disasters that climate change can cause.
Among the most noticeable features of the Campus Crossroads Project will be the South Building, a six-level structure connected to the south side of Notre Dame Stadium that will make possible the relocation of the Department of Music from its present quarters in Crowley Hall, bringing it under the same roof as the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program.
When in doubt, an expert always knows better. Except in the case of mutual fund managers. There may be some room for doubt in their case, according to a study by Andriy Bodnaruk, an assistant finance professor at Notre Dame, and colleague Andrei Simonov from Michigan State University.