Construction on Campus Crossroads, a $400 million project that will use Notre Dame’s iconic football stadium as a hub for new facilities supporting academic and student life initiatives, will begin in November, after the final home game of the season.
The Wilson Sheehan Foundation has made a $15 million gift to Notre Dame to endow the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), a recent University initiative that seeks to reduce poverty in the United States.
Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University have been awarded a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to study and report on the persecution of Christian communities around the world.
Somaliland declared itself independent in 1991 and has been transforming itself into a rare, multiparty democracy in the Horn of Africa. Notre Dame biometrics expert Kevin Bowyer and his Ph.D. students Estefan Ortiz and Amanda Sgroi are playing a critical role in that process.
The attention and concern of the world was focused on Haiti following its Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. As is often the case, as time went on, the focus on Haiti became less intense. However, the plight of Haitians has remained a driving concern for a group of Notre Dame engineering professors and students.
A team of international astronomers—including Timothy Beers, the Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics—has discovered a low-mass star that exhibits the peculiar chemical abundance ratios associated with the process of creating new atomic nuclei (nucleosynthesis) in a first-generation very-massive star.
Four-and-a-half years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education has helped the Congregation of Holy Cross rebuild its schools in its effort to renew education in the Caribbean country.
If bighead and silver carp were to establish in Lake Erie, local fish biomass is not likely to change beyond observations recorded in the last three decades, according to a study published in the journal Conservation Biology by a group of scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future, U.S. Forest Service, University of Michigan and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Laboratory.
A new paper by Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic “hybrid” perovskites.
Internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn will return to his hometown in September to inaugurate his artist-in-residence series with Notre Dame’s Department of Music.
Five books published this year by the University of Notre Dame Press, including one edited by Notre Dame theologians, have received 2014 Book Awards from the Catholic Press Association.