Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin R. Crepp and researchers from NASA working with the Kepler space mission have detected an Earth-like planet orbiting the habitable zone of a cool star.
With a $3.8 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Notre Dame philosopher Samuel Newlands and Cornell philosopher Andrew Chignell will co-direct a new research project called “Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations.”
Anthropologist Arlene Dávila is visiting Notre Dame this week as the inaugural recipient of the Institute for Latino Studies’ Virgilio Elizondo Distinguished Visiting Professorship.
The Mendoza College of Business is launching two new one-year graduate degree programs in January 2015. The Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Master of Science in Finance, both designed for working professionals, will be offered at Notre Dame’s Chicago campus at 224 S. Michigan Ave.
On the recommendation of the Academic Council, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame, has approved two one-credit courses for first-year students that include components that focus on physical and mental wellness, spirituality, cultural competency, academic success and discernment.
A team with a business plan for a simple test that detects oral cancer took the grand prize of $25,000 in the Mendoza College of Business’ 15th McCloskey Business Plan Competition.
In observance of the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, survivors Jean Bosco and Christine Rutagengwa have joined with a team of Notre Dame theologians and others to make a short film, “Return to Rwanda: A Journey of Hope.”
W. Matthew Leevy, research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of In Vivo (biological) Imaging within Notre Dame’s Integrated Imaging Facility, has been named recipient of the 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award celebrating research that has made it to the marketplace.
Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business took the No. 1 spot for the fifth year in a row in the just-released Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 Ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.
David Balkin has joined Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) as its new managing director. As a member of the NDnano executive committee, he will oversee the financial, strategic planning, public relations and day-to-day activities of the center.
Nitesh Chawla, Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, is the recipient of the 2014 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Faculty Community-Based Research Award, which is given annually by the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns.
The University’s new facility in Rome aims higher than an expansion of traditional study abroad.
A team of researchers led by Notre Dame physicist Boldizsar Janko has announced analytical prediction and numerical verification of novel quantum rotor states in nanostructured superconductors.
Now that the human genome is sequenced, Notre Dame researchers are focusing on the study of the proteome, which is the protein content of an organism, tissue or cell. Bioanalytical chemist Norman Dovichi and molecular biologist Paul Huber have successfully tracked the changing patterns of protein expression during early development of Xenopus laevis, or African clawed frog, embryos.
Senior Peter Woo, a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar and a finance and philosophy major with a minor in Chinese, has been named the recipient of the Indiana Campus Compact 2014 Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award. The annual award recognizes the efforts of students from Indiana colleges and universities for the impact they have in their communities and on the citizens of the state.
Groundbreaking methods of documentation and interpretation of World Heritage Sites by the School of Architecture's DHARMA research team will be the focus of a collaborative symposium, to be held April 2–4 in Rome. Launching in conjunction with the symposium is the first 3-D exhibit on historic preservation in the Roman Forum.
Six distinguished figures in business, the Church, community leadership, education, engineering and the performing arts will join principal speaker Christopher Patten as honorary degree recipients at Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement Ceremony on May 18 (Sunday).