The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development has received $1.6 million from Accenture to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project. CE3 has empowered disconnected communities in northern Uganda by harnessing solar energy to deliver clean, efficient, renewable power and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Index is joining a team of researchers who, with National Science Foundation backing, will look at innovative ways of making urban infrastructure more resilient and equitable.
Trends in political science are marginalizing the subfield of security studies, argues Michael Desch, a professor in the Department of Political Science at Notre Dame, in a new piece in the journal Perspectives on Politics.
Eighteen Notre Dame students have been named Fulbright grant finalists in the 2015-2016 program, the most grantees the University has ever had in the program. Sixteen finalists have accepted the award.
Immediate change is needed at all levels to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in research universities, according to a paper on undergraduate STEM learning and teaching co-authored by Zachary Schultz, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, that appears in a special July issue of the journal Nature.
Professor of Biological Sciences
“Against all odds and true to the spirit of Fr. Sorin, Notre Dame distinguished itself early on as one of the few institutions worldwide with a concentration of faculty in vector biology, and their international reputation for excellence followed soon thereafter.” Read More
A new paper by a team of researchers that includes Haifeng Gao, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, presents, for the first time, a one-pot, one-batch synthesis of hyperbranched polymers with tunablemolecular weights, uniform size and high degree of branching using an efficient click polymerization technique.
A White House Council of Economic Advisers report released July 14 includes an account of Reading for Life (RFL), a local juvenile diversion program that is being evaluated by Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO).
Richard Sheehan is a professor of finance who conducts research on banking and the economics of sports. He is the author of “Keeping Score: The Economics of Big-Time Sports.”
The Marilyn & Rudolph M. Navari Charitable Foundation has made a $10 million gift to the Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame, the largest gift in the libraries’ history, surpassing the $6 million Ford Foundation Challenge Grant that helped fund the original construction of the then-Memorial Library in the early 1960s.
James Sullivan, Rev. Thomas J. McDonagh, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Economics and director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at Notre Dame, testified July 15 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition.
Four faculty members from Notre Dame’s College of Engineering have received Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants from the Department of Defense for 2015, totaling more than $1.8 million. These highly competitive awards will enable the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment in support of the foundational research being conducted in defense-critical areas at the University.
Stephen M. Wrinn, director of the University Press of Kentucky, has been named director of the University of Notre Dame Press. The appointment, effective Sept. 1, was announced by Thomas G. Burish, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost.
Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law, Director of the Program on Church, State & Society
“The practice of law must be animated by a deep commitment to the bedrock fact that every person matters. The ‘different kind of lawyer’ Notre Dame works to form understands this.” Read More
A council appointed by President Barack Obama to find and suggest means to improve the financial competencies of young people has cited a Notre Dame initiative as a model program in the education sector.
Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College have announced a new partnership that offers Saint Mary’s non-business majors the opportunity to be admitted into the University’s Master of Science in Management (MSM) program in the Mendoza College of Business. According to an articulation agreement reached between the institutions, Notre Dame will guarantee seats each academic year to four qualified Saint Mary’s students.