June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which seemed a particularly apt time to talk with Rich Taylor, a Notre Dame researcher whose research focuses on the discovery and development of new therapeutic leads for the treatment of unmet clinical needs in a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s.
Twenty-five young African leaders from 19 countries in Africa have arrived at Notre Dame for six weeks of business training and cultural immersion as participants in the Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Scientists dedicate their lives to research. But there’s been little scholarship on the characteristics of people who make that commitment. A team of researchers in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to examine how the concrete practices of science relate to something more abstract—what theologians and philosophers consider “virtues”—and how that connects with other areas of scientists’ lives, including their religious beliefs.
Notre Dame has joined scores of other organizations as well as leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science and engineering in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development. Ten CEOs and 252 organizations signed Innovation: An American Imperative, a document aimed at federal decision-makers and legislators.
Justin Crepp, an astrophysicist and the Frank M. Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, participated in a Congressional briefing on June 24 about the potential of science to change the world in the not-too-distant future.
Notre Dame faculty members continue to comment on the new encyclical Laudato Si,’ issued by Pope Francis in Rome on June 18.
A team of biologists from Notre Dame, Rice University and three other schools has discovered that an agricultural pest that began plaguing U.S. apple growers in the 1850s likely did so after undergoing extensive and genome-wide changes in a single generation.
An accomplished scientist with extensive experience in the academic, government and private sectors, Mary E. Galvin has been appointed the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at Notre Dame by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president.
Admit it: You’ve done it. We all have. You go to the grocery store with a short list of essentials you need to pick up, only to find impulse purchases like sea salt caramel gelato and Cool Ranch Doritos when you unpack your grocery bags at home. It’s a phenomenon well-known to consumers and heavily researched by economists and social scientists. However, Notre Dame marketing researcher Timothy Gilbride and colleagues shed new light on this behavior in a new Journal of Marketing paper.
Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study hosted renowned Russian artist Maxim Kantor as its Director’s Fellow in 2015.
Controversial even before its release, Pope Francis’ forthcoming encyclical on the environment, titled “Laudato Si” (“Praised be You”), has elicited questions about whether the environment has anything to do with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Theologians and scientists at Notre Dame insist that Laudato Si, however contemporary the issues it will engage, precisely concerns Church teaching, and they look forward to hearing what Pope Francis has to say.
Notre Dame researcher Mike Ferdig is part of a team of researchers who have demonstrated that so-called “humanized” mice can be an effective model to study parasites that cause malaria and resistance to malarial drugs.
Two gifts totaling $35 million from Notre Dame alumnus Richard Corbett will underwrite the construction of a 280,000-square-foot building on the east side of Notre Dame Stadium—to house the Departments of Anthropology and Psychology and a digital media center—and endow the head football coaching position at the University.