The William and Linda Stavropoulos Family Foundation of Midland, Michigan, has made a $10 million gift to Notre Dame for the creation of a center specializing in biophysical research in the College of Science.
On Oct. 28, a group of university leaders will gather at Notre Dame to consider the future of higher education and its principles and goals in an increasingly digital age. The summit is supported by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.
Galla Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative
“As important as sound science is to conservation, strong relationships are also invaluable. The trust that Notre Dame has built, through the Environmental Change Initiative, with Indiana farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Nature Conservancy has been essential to our research.”
With the start of the 2016–17 academic year, the University was pleased to welcome more than 100 new members to its faculty.
Notre Dame researchers will lead a new National Science Foundation- and Semiconductor Research Corp.-funded effort to develop a new area of computing titled “Extremely Energy Efficient Collective Electronics” (EXCEL). The NSF-SRC has awarded the researchers a $4.5 million grant to fund the project over three years.
Many Americans have expressed their displeasure at the ugly tone of this year’s unusual presidential election. Prathm Juneja, a Notre Dame sophomore studying political science and computer science, and his peers have been working to counteract this tone by encouraging civic discourse at their universities.
Protests and demonstrations are an integral part of democracy, especially during election years. Historically, the best way to collect protest-event data has been to scour newspaper reports. Now, researchers at Notre Dame have created the first-ever nationally representative sample of protest events, giving researchers the opportunity to draw from a more complete picture of demonstrations around the country.
Notre Dame biologist Jeffrey Feder will lead a team of researchers funded by a new $2 million grant from the Dimensions of Biodiversity program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine how when one insect shifts its season it allows others to follow and generates new biodiversity.
1916 The Irish Rebellion was awarded “Best Documentary Series” at the 2016 Irish Film and Television Academy’s gala awards ceremony, held October 7 in Dublin. The documentary and events associated with it are an initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame.
In a program led by the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows will learn from their U.S. counterparts at host organizations.
Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies will convene a gathering of theologians and other scholars in Havana Oct. 16-18 to discuss the impact of Pope Francis’ visits to Latin America and the United States.
In recognition of his research and leadership in the recovery of traditional Spanish carpentry methods, architect Enrique Nuere will receive the 2016 Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, presented by the Notre Dame School of Architecture in partnership with the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust.
On Oct. 2, Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal that the country’s president and largest rebel group had signed just days before. The “no” vote—while surprising in light of recent polling trends—was somewhat predictable given what we know of other peace agreement referendums and social media analysis, according to Jason Quinn, research assistant professor in the Peace Accords Matrix project at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Notre Dame’s Talent Search program was one of nearly 900 colleges and organizations to receive a portion of nearly $135 million in grant funding to provide and promote college preparation resources for local students.
Notre Dame’s School of Architecture will convene a colloquium Oct. 10 honoring the 40-year career of Professor Thomas Gordon Smith, who helped it become the nation’s foremost institution for the study of classical and traditional architecture.
Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor of Engineering
“The tireless work of my environmental fluid dynamics colleagues has transformed Notre Dame into a powerhouse of research in this area. … To be a part of the growth of Our Lady’s University is the best opportunity that I have ever received in my lifetime.”