Kevin Barry, director of Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, was elected president of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education at its Fall 2014 annual conference.
The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, as Pope Francis nearly two years ago is only one illustration of how the Catholic Church has become less concentrated in Europe and North America than in the southern hemisphere. Notre Dame theologian Rev. Paulinus I. Odozor, C.S.Sp., is mindful of this shift in the Church’s center of gravity and alludes to it as he introduces his new book, “Morality Truly Christian, Truly African: Foundational, Methodological, and Theological Considerations.”
A new study by a team of researchers that includes Notre Dame scientists Joshua Shrout and Mark Alber provides new insights into the behavior of an important bacterial pathogen.
The calendar year 2014 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at Notre Dame, including numerous academic and research distinctions.
A new study by Andriy Bodnaruk of Notre Dame and Andrei Simonov of Michigan State University found that professional mutual fund managers vary greatly in their aversion to losses, and high managerial loss aversion negatively impacts chances for successful careers.
In partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and the Population, the Congregation of Holy Cross and other partners, the Notre Dame Haiti Program dedicated a new fortified salt production plant Dec. 8 in Delmas, Haiti.
The College of Arts and Letters and the College of Engineering at Notre Dame will launch an interdisciplinary minor in computing and digital technologies (CDT) starting in fall 2015. The CDT minor will offer a foundation for Arts and Letters students interested in all facets of technology—from technology consulting and cybersecurity to the digital arts and humanities.
Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Haiti initiative recently launched its “Haiti Reads” project, an innovative literacy program in 52 Haitian Catholic schools. Working in partnership with the Haitian Episcopal Commission for Catholic Education (CEEC) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the project began in the summer and is supported by a $1 million grant from an anonymous foundation, as well as additional funding and staff support from CRS and ACE.
A new study by Robert Stahelin, an adjunct associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame and an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, investigates how the most abundant protein that composes the Ebola virus, VP40, mediates replication of a new viral particle.
The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, an arm of the National Institutes of Health, has renewed funding for VectorBase, a bioinformatics resource center based at Notre Dame that manages genomic information on arthropods and other invertebrates that transmit human pathogens.
Researchers and educators around the world now have access to data that CERN has recently made public from the Large Hadron Collider experiment. Two programs managed at Notre Dame, QuarkNet and I2U2, have played important roles in developing tools and programs for the early use of this data that could address some of the most fundamental questions about the origin and composition of the universe.
In the wake of the 50th anniversary of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, the University will begin an interior renovation of the iconic building later this month.
Peter Annin, managing director of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative, will provide a briefing on the Great Lakes Compact to congressional staff members in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Dec. 5.
Nora Besansky, O’Hara Professor of Biological Sciences and a member of the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health, has led an international team of scientists in sequencing the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world.
Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has named Rev. David Tyson, C.S.C., as the new Luke McGuinness Director of Nonprofit Professional Development, starting July 1, 2015. Tyson takes over the position from Thomas Harvey, who is retiring after a decade leading the department.