Studies show that men are not as environmentally friendly as women. But could men be persuaded to go green? New research indicates the answer is yes—and it’s all about branding.
Notre Dame’s Class of 2020 that arrived on campus this week is marked by a record of academic achievement and a passionate commitment to service and leadership. The average incoming first-year Notre Dame student is in the top 1 percent in the nation in academic high school performance and/or national testing. More globally representative and diverse than any previous incoming class, 34 percent of the Class of 2020 are students of color or international citizens.
Singer, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren will serve as an artist-in-residence for the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at Notre Dame from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1.
The new Notre Dame Center at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, will be dedicated on Aug. 25 with a Mass in the abbey’s Gothic Chapel, an academic convocation and a blessing of the center’s headquarters in Kylemore’s Saint Joseph Hall.
Scientists use the fossil record to make judgments on the physiology and behavior of species. But are those interpretations correct? New research from a team led by Notre Dame’s Matthew Ravosa puts into question how we interpret the behavior of extinct organisms from their fossil remains, and the greater role of plasticity—or the adaptive fine-tuning of the link between anatomy and behavior—in determining evolution diversity.
Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other sites in the body, is responsible for more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Thus, there is a significant need to improve the therapeutic options for patients who suffer from metastatic disease. New research from the laboratory of Notre Dame’s Zachary T. Schafer could lead to these new therapies.
Nearly every major U.S. city offers a hotline for people facing homelessness to call in order to request emergency financial assistance. In a new study published in the journal Science, a team led by James Sullivan and William Evans, co-founders of Notre Dame’s Wilson-Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, found that these hotlines have a considerable effect on people facing homelessness, and that emergency financial assistance successfully prevents homelessness—if funding is available.
Paolo G. Carozza, professor of law, concurrent professor of political science and director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis.
Thomas E. Burman, an esteemed scholar of medieval Christianity and Islam, has been named the Robert Conway Director of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute. Burman, currently a professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will begin his new role in January.
Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology
“Here, we are encouraged to take the knowledge generated by research into the classroom and out into the world. … The opportunity to ask difficult questions and unpack the complicated, challenging, and sometimes politically charged answers is what makes me love Notre Dame.”