Notre Dame political scientist Susan Collins has been awarded a 2018 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, extending the University’s record success with the NEH. Since 1999, faculty in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have won a total of 62 NEH fellowships—more than any other university in the country.
Michael Rea, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy, and Samuel Newlands, the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Collegiate Associate Professor in Philosophy, have been awarded a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to pursue questions related to the nature of the self. The grant supports the planning phase of a large, interdisciplinary project Rea and Newlands are developing—“Narrative Conceptions of the Self in Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology.”
According to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences co-authored by two members of Notre Dame’s Genomics & Bioinformatics Core Facility, researchers have taken a first step in identifying gene variation in biting and non-biting mosquitoes.
Two Notre Dame researchers—Martin Haenggi, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Prashant V. Kamat, Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science—have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list. Clarivate’s list identifies the scholars who published the most articles that are in the top 1 percent of the most-cited articles.
Notre Dame faculty Ebrahim Moosa, professor of Islamic studies, and Mahan Mirza, professor of the practice, will lead 45 madrasa students in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 25 on a seven-day exploration of the tensions and harmonies between traditional Islamic thought and the scientific and technological advances of modernity.
Notre Dame marked its 175th anniversary year in fittingly historic fashion, celebrating landmarks in its research, its international presence, and its benefaction, to name just a few areas. The year 2017 showcased how the University is using knowledge in service to justice and human flourishing while continuing to live out its mission to be a distinctive Catholic institution of higher learning.
The Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) has received an Institutional Research Grant (IRG) from the American Cancer Society, which is a renewal of the IRG grant from 2014. With the IRG funds, as well as additional support provided by the Colleges of Science and Engineering at Notre Dame, the HCRI will again host an internal grant competition for Notre Dame faculty, with two $30,000 grants available per competition cycle.
Anthropologists have debated for decades whether humans living in tribal communities thousands of years ago were more or less violent than societies today. Researchers at Notre Dame wonder if the question of more or less violence is the wrong one—what if it’s a matter of scale?
New research by Hong Guo and Sarv Devaraj from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business along with a colleague from Providence College examines the impact of major life events, such as getting married or graduating from college, on social network evolution, which, the study shows, has important implications for business practices, such as in marketing.
A lecture by Notre Dame’s Vincent Phillip Muñoz on natural rights and American constitutionalism will air on C-SPAN 3 at 8 p.m. and midnight EST Dec. 16 as part of the channel’s Lectures in History series.
Longtime philanthropists in the greater South Bend community – Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law Carmen and Chris Murphy – have made a lead gift to the University for the construction of a new community asset, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has released its sixth annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology. The annual list is designed to get people thinking about the ethics of potentially controversial technology, but the 2018 list shows that many of these issues are already here.
In a new paper published in the invitation-only journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Lee Anna Clark, William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Professor of Psychology and chair of the Department of Psychology at Notre Dame, and her team present the challenges in using the field’s three major diagnostic manuals from a scientific perspective and offer some recommendations for re-conceptualizing the mental disorders they describe.
Notre Dame students Frank Chung and Katherine Smith have been selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the spring 2018 academic term. Chung, an accounting major from Palisades Park, New Jersey, will study in the United Kingdom through the Notre Dame London Global Gateway. Smith, an English and theology double major from Saint Charles, Minnesota, will study in Italy through the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway.
Associate Professor of English Matthew Wilkens was recently awarded a Digital Humanities Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bolster Textual Geographies, a database and suite of tools he is developing that allow users to find, map and analyze more than 14 billion place name mentions from books and journals in English, Spanish, German and Chinese.
Kenneth T. Christensen, professor and collegiate chair in fluid mechanics and chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Umesh Garg, professor of experimental nuclear physics, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Tuberculosis-causing mycobacteria use a select group of proteins known as virulence factors to transmit the disease. Those proteins are cargo transported by molecular machinery, a microscopic gateway that promotes the survival of bacteria in the host. A new study by researchers at Notre Dame and Michigan State University reveals that mycobacteria can sense when this molecular machine is present.
Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at Notre Dame, has been elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the highest distinction in China in the field of engineering.
The University of Notre Dame, along with the city of South Bend, the city of Elkhart and various community organizations and businesses, will host Idea Week April 21-28 to highlight strides being made in innovation and entrepreneurship in the region and to inspire creative energy for future success.
Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will join the Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, archbishop of Dublin, in inaugurating the Notre Dame–Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin Nov. 23 with a Mass at 5:30 p.m.
The Institute for International Education ranked Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities in terms of the percentage of students who study abroad at some point during their undergraduate careers. The University moved up from No. 4 in last year’s ranking.
Nearly one year after the Colombian government and the rebel group FARC signed a historic peace accord, the fulfillment of nearly half its commitments is underway, according to a report issued Nov. 16 by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Idris Adjerid, an assistant professor in the Department of IT, Analytics, and Operations at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, recently was recognized with the “Young Researcher” award during the annual Conference on Health IT and Analytics.
Businesses that have attracted lots of positive media coverage and are also affiliated with high-status venture capitalists or underwriters may seem like poster children for corporate success. But new research from Notre Dame shows this kind of attention may be too much of a good thing.
Long recognized as a leader in training students preparing for military careers and as a partner to the United States military, Notre Dame has strengthened its commitment to those who have served our country by establishing its new Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Notre Dame TEDxUND 2018 organizers are accepting speaker applications for the event, which will take place on April 28, 2018.
Notre Dame will lead a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Actinide Center of Excellence to conduct research in actinide and nuclear chemistry. The NNSA’s Stewardship Sciences Academic Alliance program will provide $12.5 million for the center, which is tasked with prioritizing research that is important for Stockpile Stewardship—the certification that the nation’s nuclear weapons are secure and operational.
As island nations assume a lead role in the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, Nov. 6-17, the latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame, delivered his annual address to the faculty on November 7. Unlike previous years, he spoke at a meeting of the Faculty Senate.
Brazilian Judge Sérgio Moro will receive an honorary degree and serve as principal speaker at Notre Dame’s 173rd commencement ceremony May 20. Moro is a federal judge in the southern city of Curitiba who has gained international recognition and commendation in recent years for his sentencing of powerful Brazilian politicians and business leaders on corruption charges.