Notre Dame’s Echo program will mark its 10th anniversary this weekend with a campus reunion of its graduates, a dinner and a Mass celebrated by Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C., rector of Dillon Hall, who once quipped of Echo’s graduates, “These people give Jesus a good name.”
Notre Dame and five public and private partners have announced a $36 million project that will be the nation’s foremost research and test facility for advancing the technology used in the massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) will work with faculty and staff from the Universidade Católica de Moçambique to assess the impacts of early-warning systems for climate-related disasters in Mozambique.
The Notre Dame Haiti Program will complete the final mass drug administration (MDA) for this year in Arcahaie, Haiti, from Thursday-Sunday (June 19-22). The program, which aims to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, a mosquito-borne endemic disease, from Haiti by the year 2020, has successfully completed MDA this year in Léogâne, Port-au-Prince and 19 other communes in the Caribbean country.
Most people are familiar with the “trophy wife” stereotype. New research, however, by Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock shows this concept is largely a myth fueled by selective observation that reinforces sexist stereotypes and trivializes women’s careers.
Representatives of the University of Notre Dame and Heidelberg University signed a general memorandum of understanding April 11 that will serve as the basis for an exploration of joint research, academic exchanges and other cooperative activities between the two institutions.
On June 11, Notre Dame announced that it has joined the edX Consortium as a charter member. A not-for-profit partnership of leading global universities, edX is committed to innovations in online and blended learning, improving access to education, and researching effective learning for use on and beyond college campuses.
Professor Theodore J. Cachey Jr., the Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Family Director of Dante and Italian Studies at Notre Dame, has been named the inaugural academic director of the University’s Rome Global Gateway.
Notre Dame’s Peter M. Kogge—developer of the space shuttle I/O processor, the world’s first multicore processor, and a number of other important innovations—was awarded the Charles Babbage Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) 2014 International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium in Phoenix earlier this year.
After traveling 30,000 miles to visit more than 16,000 Catholic school students throughout the past year, the Alliance for Catholic Education’s celebration of the gift of Catholic schools is just beginning.
Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, has received a Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Lieberman will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Printed test cards for rapid field screening of human and animal medications.”
A new article by Notre Dame anthropologist Michael Jindra offers a fresh and provocative statement of how culture contributes to inequality and argues that there is an unrecognized dilemma involving two major, contentious features of contemporary life: diversity and equality.