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John Stamper

Author: Theodore Fox

Professor of Architecture, Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Architecture

John Stamper

“I taught for a number of years in the school’s Rome Studies Program. Living in the midst of some of the world’s most famous Renaissance and Baroque buildings, I had easy access to the great libraries of the Vatican and the American Academy.” Read More

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Sharon Stack

Author: Theodore Fox

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth M. Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute

Sharon Stack

“Basic science drives most innovation and breakthrough-level discoveries in cancer research. And yet there are relatively few cancer institutes that take a basic science approach to their work. I came to Notre Dame because of the rare opportunity to direct just such an institute.” Read More

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Tea Party support linked to educational segregation, new study shows

Author: Shannon Chapla

In January 2009, Barack Obama assumed the U.S. presidency in the midst of the most severe recession since the Great Depression. While many Americans hoped the new administration would take an active role in providing relief for those harmed by the economic collapse, a “Tea Party” movement emerged to oppose Obama’s agenda. Notre Dame political sociologist Rory McVeigh says, “The political polarization that we witness today is linked to the way in which Americans live in segregated worlds.”

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Thomas Corke

Author: Theodore Fox

Clark Equipment Professor of Engineering, Director of the Institute for Flow Physics and Control

Thomas Corke

“The signature program of a $36 million project funded by the University and five partners, the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility will focus on improving the efficiency of aircraft jet engines and other turbine machines while providing a strong technology infrastructure for the local community.” Read More

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Biologist David Lodge named Jefferson Science Fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy

David Lodge, Ludmilla F. and Stephen J. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences and a world-renowned expert on invasive species, has been named a 2014-15 Jefferson Science Fellow. The Jefferson Science Fellowship Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology and engineering expertise with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Notre Dame and UNC-Chapel Hill philosophers to examine religious and transformative experiences

Author: Carrie Gates

Whether as dramatic as the divine visions that inspired Mother Teresa’s work or as commonplace as the decision to have a child, certain events have the power to transform us. To explore aspects of these religious and transformative experiences, philosophers Michael Rea and Samuel Newlands of Notre Dame and philosopher L.A. Paul from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will co-direct “The Experience Project.”

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