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Atalia Omer and David Campbell awarded 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Notre Dame professors Atalia Omer, associate professor of religion, conflict and peace studies, and David Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, are two of 35 nationwide recipients of 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowships. Each Carnegie fellow receives up to $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities—the most generous stipend of its kind.

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Notre Dame philosopher Alvin Plantinga awarded 2017 Templeton Prize

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Alvin Plantinga, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Notre Dame, was named the 2017 Templeton Prize Laureate on April 25 by the John Templeton Foundation. Over his 50 years of research in philosophy of religion, epistemology and metaphysics, Plantinga has advanced landmark arguments for the existence of God, returning the questions of religious belief to the common discourse of academic philosophy.

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Center for Civil and Human Rights to publish first database examining intersection of Catholic social teaching and international human rights law

Author: Amanda Skofstad

The Notre Dame Center for Civil and Human Rights, in partnership with Hesburgh Libraries, has launched Convocate, the first online research tool for simultaneous searching of Catholic social teaching documents and the instruments of international human rights law.

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Majority of persecuted Christian communities build resilience through adaptive strategies, study finds

Author: Amanda Skofstad

A new report from Notre Dame’s Under Caesar’s Sword—the first systematic and global investigation into how Christian communities respond to severe violations of religious freedom—finds that 43 percent of persecuted Christians respond primarily with strategies of survival, including nimble adaptation plans to sustain the life and practices of the community, while 38 percent place primary focus on building ties with others to strengthen resilience.

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Notre Dame partners with Brady Quinn to bring Warrior-Scholar Project to campus

Author: Sue Lister

This June, the University will host a Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) cohort of 15 active or veteran military members who will spend a week on campus preparing for enrollment at colleges and universities around the country. Notre Dame joins more than 15 other partner institutions hosting a WSP cohort.

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Four Arts and Letters faculty members win ACLS fellowships

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Four faculty members in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have been awarded 2017 fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. Three historians—Mariana Candido, Deborah Tor and Evan Ragland—were among the 71 ACLS fellows selected from a pool of nearly 1,200 applicants. Katherine Brading, a professor of philosophy, is a member of one of nine teams to win a collaborative research fellowship.

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Nitesh Chawla named recipient of 1st Source Bank’s 2017 Commercialization Award

Author: Jessica Sieff

Nitesh Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of the 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award. Established in 2008, the award is presented annually to faculty from Notre Dame or the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend who have successfully transitioned their technologies from the lab to the marketplace.

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Theology and peace studies professor wins Luce Fellowship for research on sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Tom Coyne

Rev. Emmanuel Katongole, associate professor of theology and peace studies at Notre Dame, was named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology for 2017–2018, one of six scholars selected from members of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. He will spend a year studying three predominant forms of violence in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Researchers develop predictive model measuring nitrous oxide emissions in streams and rivers

Author: Jessica Sieff

When it comes to greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide tends to steal the spotlight—but new research in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how scientists have developed a new, predictive tool to estimate nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from rivers and streams around the world. Jennifer Tank, Galla Professor of Biological Sciences and director of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative, is co-author of the study.

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33 students and alumni win prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awards and honorable mentions

Author: Samantha Lee

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the winners of the 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with 15 current Notre Dame students, affiliates and alumni winning the prestigious award and another 18 earning honorable mention. The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate and graduating undergraduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and social science disciplines who are pursuing research-based degrees.

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Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Steve Reifenberg to lead Integration Lab (i-Lab) in Keough School of Global Affairs

Author: Notre Dame News

Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Steve Reifenberg have been appointed co-directors of the Integration Lab (i-Lab), an innovative feature of the new Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame that engages students, faculty across disciplines and partners around the world in addressing complex global challenges.

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Vision and Action panel honors women faculty pioneers and looks to the future

Author: Amanda Skofstad

At “Vision and Action: Pioneering Women Faculty at Notre Dame,” a panel of six notable Notre Dame women—all with successful careers in higher education and beyond—reflected on past and present experiences and also paid tribute to the earliest Notre Dame women faculty, several of whom were in attendance.

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