Notre Dame senior Cassidy McDonald is one of 18 future leaders to be named a 2017-18 Luce Scholar. The Luce Scholarship is a nationally competitive fellowship program created by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) has received more than $1 million, with additional funding being determined, from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a collaborative partnership of five organizations charged with conducting retrospective long-term impact evaluations of completed USAID projects.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families a $3 million grant to study the relationships between parents and infants, the first study of its kind that will include fathers as well as mothers as participants.
Researchers in bioengineering at Notre Dame will join a consortium of academic, industry and government organizations and the nonprofit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs.
Notre Dame opened its Palo Alto facility on Feb. 10 and held its first classes for the Notre Dame Silicon Valley Semester program there on Feb. 16. The facility, home to Notre Dame California, was constructed in an AT&T building in downtown Palo Alto.
Three Notre Dame faculty members have been elected to serve on section committees for the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Christine M. Maziar, professor of electrical engineering and vice president and senior associate provost; Agustín Fuentes, chair and professor in the Department of Anthropology; and Richard Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and acting director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development.
Twenty-seven Notre Dame students and recent alumni were awarded grants in the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. This total was a record high for Notre Dame and placed the University in a tie for second among all Fulbright-producing universities in the country.
Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic studies and theology at Notre Dame, was one of 15 Catholic delegates invited by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to participate in a bilateral conversation with 15 Muslim counterparts in Cairo, Egypt.
Timothy S. Fuerst, William and Dorothy O’Neill Professor of Economics, died Tuesday (Feb. 21) after a 10-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 54.
School voucher programs, which use government funds to support students attending private schools, are rising in popularity around the United States, where more than 80 percent of all private school students attend religiously affiliated schools. A research team centered at Notre Dame wanted to find out what effect vouchers have on the religious communities that accept them.
A pair of Notre Dame students received awards in the 24th annual Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association. The students will have their entries showcased at the International Home + Housewares Show from March 18 to 22 in Chicago.
Using cardiac muscle cells and cardiac fibroblasts—cells found in connective heart tissue—Pinar Zorlutuna, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at Notre Dame, and her team have created a “living diode,” which can be used for cell-based information processing, according to a recent study in Advanced Biosystems.
John Huber, a Notre Dame senior majoring in applied and computational mathematics and statistics, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. Huber is one of only 36 students in the U.S. to be selected for the scholarship, which drew approximately 800 applicants.
President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders have thrust into the spotlight an issue that isn’t commonly known, but has great legal significance, and is scrutinized in a new study by Notre Dame Law School professor Jeffrey Pojanowski.
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at Notre Dame has awarded the 2017 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Anna Grzymała-Busse for her book “Nations Under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy,” published by Princeton University Press.
A gift of $25 million has been made to Notre Dame for the construction of O’Neill Hall, adjacent to the south end of Notre Dame Stadium. The six-story, 100,000-square-foot building, which will include state-of-the-art teaching, rehearsal and performance space for the Department of Music and the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program, will be named in honor of Notre Dame alumnus and Trustee Joseph I. O’Neill III.
The late Allan J. Riley, a 1957 graduate of Notre Dame, and his wife, Radwan, have made a multi-million-dollar gift in support of need- and merit-based scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
It’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency. The virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has since been declared to be a long-term problem rather than an emergency, but Zika continues to concern health professionals. At the Eck Institute for Global Health at Notre Dame—a global leader in the study of Aedes aegypti—the vector-borne illness is one researchers hope to better understand.
Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)—the same chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials and nonstick cookware, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Notre Dame’s Graham Peaslee is one of the study’s authors.