A new study by Notre Dame biologist Elizabeth Archie and the National Museums of Kenya examining yellow baboons over a 29-year period demonstrates that having offspring influences the health of female baboons.
Associate Professor Abigail Wozniak has been appointed to a one-year term as a senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers, the board that advises President Barack Obama and his staff on domestic and international economic policy.
Ten Notre Dame educators were honored with awards at the University’s annual President’s Dinner held May 20.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Luce Scholars Program, the National Science Foundation and other national organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 14 members of Notre Dame’s Class of 2014.
When USAID announced winners of a new, nationwide competition for innovative projects in the field of democracy, human rights and governance last week, scholars associated with Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies had won two of the coveted nine awards.
Notre Dame scientists have now published the first detailed investigation of just how small (or big) environmental DNA, or eDNA, particles really are, and their results provide important guidance for all eDNA monitoring programs.
Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 344 master’s and 204 doctoral degree recipients and presented several awards during Commencement ceremonies May 17. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, delivered the Commencement address.
Reminding Notre Dame’s graduating seniors that “there is no more dangerous or delusional myth than that of the self-made woman or man,” the principal speaker at the University’s 2014 Commencement, Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, appealed to them to remember “the grace of collective support from the people gathered around you today and pass it on.”
Jeffrey L. Feder, a professor of biological sciences at Notre Dame, is a co-author of a paper featured on the cover of the May 16 issue of the prestigious journal Science. The paper describes the genomic basis for parallel evolution in the walking stick insect, Timema cristinae.
Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., Hackett Family Director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives, received a prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations at a ceremony in New York on May 10. He also provided the invocation at the event.
Adding to what had already amounted to the largest and most significant set of gifts to support Notre Dame’s efforts to strengthen and transform Catholic K-12 education, Mary Ann and Jack Remick of Rochester, Minn., have made an additional $10 million leadership gift to the University’s Alliance for Catholic Education.
Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program has received a $207,000 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support 147 AmeriCorps members who will serve as teachers of record in rural and urban schools throughout the United States.
Notre Dame will confer 3,020 degrees during Commencement Weekend May 17 and 18 (Saturday and Sunday) on campus.
Two Notre Dame professors—Scott Monroe, an expert in depressive disorders, and Donald Crafton, who holds Notre Dame’s first endowed chair for film studies—have been awarded 2014 fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
A new paper by a team of researchers led by Zachary T. Schafer, Coleman Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences, offers important new insights into the role carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play in tumor biology.
London architect John Simpson, one of the world’s leading practitioners of New Classicism and New Urbanism, has been selected to design the new School of Architecture building at Notre Dame.
A new study by a team of Notre Dame researchers reveals that electronic portfolios can be quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed to generate learning engagement analytics that indicate the level to which students are surviving or thriving during their first-semester Intro to Engineering course.
The first recipients of the new International Development Fellowship established by Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies will be graduating seniors Maria Krug, Patrick Salemme and Olivia Schneider, Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza announced in April.
A $75 million gift from Notre Dame alumnus and Trustee John W. “Jay” Jordan is the largest in the University’s history and makes him its most generous benefactor, with a giving total of $150 million. Jordan’s latest gift will be directed toward the creation of a world-class research program in an area of science and technology that is new to Notre Dame and that has the potential to create innovative intellectual property that has important commercial potential.
Twenty-one Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three faculty and staff have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who received her doctorate in sociology from Notre Dame in 1999, will deliver the address at the University’s Graduate School Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 17 (Saturday) in the Compton Family Ice Arena.
Rev. Russell McDougall, C.S.C., has been appointed rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, a Jerusalem-based center of theological scholarship and learning administered by Notre Dame.
Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, will deliver the principal address at Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement Ceremony on May 18, replacing the previously announced speaker, Christopher Patten, chancellor of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust.
Mark Santrach, an architecture major from St. Paul, Minnesota, has been named valedictorian of the 2014 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the University Commencement Ceremony on May 18 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.