For the first time, a “shock breakout” in an exploding supergiant star has been discovered at visible wavelengths. An international team of astrophysicists led by Peter Garnavich, professor of astrophysics at Notre Dame, has caught two supernovae in the act of exploding.
A new program aimed at improving water quality in the nation’s heartland by using watershed-scale conservation to reduce nutrient runoff from farms was highlighted March 22 at a White House Water Summit. The program is spearheaded through a collaboration between Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative and Indiana University.
Colorectal cancer, one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, is not a commonly discussed disease. Often symptomless in early stages, the cancer is more difficult to treat as it progresses, requiring chemotherapy in later stages. Researchers at Notre Dame are working on a way to identify patients who would benefit from chemotherapy before the cancer progresses.
A dozen Notre Dame faculty members and community partners from South Bend went to Tucson, Arizona, to hear migrants’ stories during a four-day Mexican Border Immersion seminar in early January.
Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, an honor bestowed on academics with notable and sustained research achievements.
Nine Notre Dame graduate students will compete for prize money and a bid to the regional championships during the Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, March 16. Known as 3MT, the competition features graduate students across all disciplines explaining their research in clear and succinct language appropriate for an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike, all within three minutes.
Carter Snead, William P. and Hazel B. White Director of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and professor of law, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life, the pope’s principal advisory group on the promotion of the consistent ethic of life in the Catholic Church.
The power to lead is the power to transform. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are leaving an indelible imprint on the global community.
Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will lead a University delegation on a week-long trip to three South American countries in order to strengthen relationships and grow Notre Dame’s presence in academic, Church and government sectors there.
Five distinguished figures in the Catholic Church, civil rights, the arts, business and higher education will join principal speaker retired U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as honorary degree recipients at Notre Dame’s 171st University Commencement Ceremony on May 15.
Notre Dame will offer its sixth massive open online course (MOOC), “The Meaning of Rome: The Renaissance and Baroque City,” beginning on March 15.
The decline in the fluidity, or dynamism, of the U.S. labor market has been occurring along a number of dimensions since at least the 1980s, and these declines are all related, according to a new paper to be presented next week at the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. The paper was authored by Raven Molloy, Christopher L. Smith and Riccardo Trezzi of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Abigail Wozniak, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame.
Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, continues to draw interest from practitioners and academics alike. While a research team including Frank Germann, an assistant professor of marketing at Notre Dame, found that, all else equal, CSR does in fact benefit firms financially, it’s also increasingly being practiced by companies to offset “bad” behaviors.