A trio of Notre Dame students and alumni have been named Yenching Scholars, a globally competitive award that provides a full scholarship and stipend to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree at China’s top university.
Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Alice Gast, Rev. Martin Junge, Philip J. Purcell III and Martha Lampkin Welborne will join principal speaker Vice President Mike Pence as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 172nd University Commencement Ceremony on May 21.
New research in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters shows scientists have developed a method to track perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in the body. PFAS are potentially toxic chemicals found in stain-resistant products, nonstick cookware, fire-fighting foams and—most recently—fast food wrappers. Notre Dame’s Graham Peaslee is a co-author of the study.
In a paper recently published in the journal Politics, Groups, and Identities, Notre Dame political scientists Christina Wolbrecht and David Campbell studied female candidates for major offices—U.S. House, U.S. Senate and governor—and their effects on female political engagement using data from the 2006–07 Faith Matters survey.
With grants from the National Institutes of Health, Jeff Schorey’s lab studies the relationship between mycobacteria, the causative agent of TB, and macrophages, cells of the immune system, which can fall victim to the TB pathogen when infected.
A consortium of 50 psychologists and psychiatrists, including Notre Dame professors Lee Anna Clark and David Watson, has outlined a new diagnostic model for mental illness, in what researchers hope will be a paradigm shift in how these illnesses are classified and diagnosed.
Rafat and Zoreen Ansari and their family, of South Bend, Indiana, have made a $15 million gift for the creation of an institute dedicated to the study of religion around the world. The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion will be a part of Notre Dame’s new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs.
Patrick Gibbons, currently chief communications officer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, will join Notre Dame as executive director of academic communications in April.
More than 50 countries have increased their restrictions on foreign aid in recent years, causing severe complications for non-governmental organizations that rely on cross-border funding. Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a Notre Dame Law School professor whose research interests include nonprofit organizations, wrote a paper that identifies this problem facing NGOs and explores options for countering the restrictions.
Opposition to the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline has been ongoing for nearly a year. A pair of Notre Dame student filmmakers gained in-depth knowledge into the mindset of the pipeline’s opponents while filming a documentary that first aired during the recent 28th annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival.
Tomorrow belongs to the bold. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community.
Six notable Notre Dame women, with illustrious careers in higher education and beyond, will gather for a panel discussion focusing on their vision and accomplishments as pioneering women in the academy from 4 to 5:15 p.m. March 29.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, a dynamic, persistent and humble advocate for the poor and marginalized in his native Philippines and around the world, will receive the Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity at a campus ceremony on March 24.
Organizations invest heavily in management selection and training programs, in an effort to recruit and further develop leaders with traditional, “bright” character traits—those who are dominant, outgoing, achievement-oriented and cooperative. But a new study from Notre Dame suggests companies are missing the boat if they don’t delve a little deeper to evaluate how the leaders they seek and train might complement existing teams.
Vice President Mike Pence will receive an honorary degree and serve as principal speaker at Notre Dame’s 172nd commencement ceremony May 21.
Notre Dame’s Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development is focusing on collaboration as it continues a rich history in therapeutic discovery.
In 2006, two finance professors at the Yale School of Management, Martijn Cremers and Antti Petajisto, began circulating a paper that introduced a new way for investors to evaluate actively managed mutual fund portfolios. Their proposed measurement, “Active Share,” was widely adopted by the finance industry, quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to measure the difference between the portfolios’s holdings and their benchmarks. But recent research by Cremers, now a faculty member at Notre Dame, suggests that investors should be cautious in how they use it.