The largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history currently occurring in West Africa has raised fears that the disease may soon spread to the United States. However, a Notre Dame researcher who studies the virus believes that, while there are grounds for concern, there is no need to panic.
Notre Dame faculty members Joan Brennecke, Bertrand Hochwald and Prashant Kamat have been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014.”
Zachary T. Schafer, Coleman Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, has been awarded a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society.
The Notre Dame Haiti Program has received a large, anonymous grant that will support the growth of its salt program, which produces clean, co-fortified salt intended to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and combat iodine deficiency disorder.
John J. Uhran Jr., senior associate dean emeritus and professor emeritus of computer science and engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Beginning this fall, Notre Dame will offer a Certificate in Patent Prosecution, with six courses available either online or in Chicago.
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.”
A recent donation to Notre Dame’s Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory is about to give laser-directed energy and free-space communication a transonic boost: researching at the speed of sound.
Notre Dame has acquired a Bible once owned by Rev. Stephen Badin, the pioneer priest on whose mission grounds Notre Dame’s founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., began to build the University 172 years ago.
June 15 marked the arrival of 25 young African leaders from 17 countries to Notre Dame, where they are training for six weeks in business and entrepreneurship as part of the Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
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.
Two faculty members from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters—Tobias Boes and Eugene Ulrich—have been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the 2014–15 academic year.
A Notre Dame research center has once again been designated an Energy Frontier Research Center by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and will receive funding to help accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.
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.”