Nicholas J. Teh, assistant professor of philosophy at Notre Dame, along with London School of Economics colleague Bryan W. Roberts, was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the nature of observables.
While recreational fisheries are culturally and economically valuable, freshwater ecosystems are vulnerable to degradation and collapse. In response, the National Science Foundation recently awarded $1.5 million to a team of ecologists, including Notre Dame’s Stuart Jones, to investigate the connections between people, fish and lakes in the Northern Highland Lake District of Wisconsin and also assess the dynamics involved in the governance of fisheries systems.
New research led by Reginald Hill, the Archibald Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology at Notre Dame, has been used to support the orphan drug designation for IT-139, a compound that when used in combination with chemotherapy has proved to be significantly more effective in treating pancreatic cancer than the current standard of care.
On Sept. 24, the John Templeton Foundation formally recognized Alvin Plantinga, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Notre Dame, as the 2017 Templeton Prize Laureate in a ceremony at The Field Museum in Chicago. One of the world's largest annual awards given to an individual, the prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension.
Notre Dame’s Darcia Narvaez, professor of psychology and a fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives, is one of two winners of the first Expanded Reason Award and will receive the prize, including a substantial monetary award, at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City on Sept. 27.
Notre Dame will lead a project funded by the National Institutes of Health to better understand the genes responsible for drug resistance and virulence in the malaria parasite in order to reduce and ultimately eliminate the deadly disease. Notre Dame is partnering with researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute on the project.
A team of astronomers, including several from Notre Dame, studying the unique binary star system AR Scorpii have discovered the brightness of the system has changed over the past decade. The new evidence lends support to an existing theory of how the unusual star emits energy.
Chemical engineers at Notre Dame will contribute their expertise in materials development and modeling to a new research center that will focus on new methods of converting shale gas reserves into chemicals and transportation fuel.
Contrary to numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau Sept. 12, researchers at Notre Dame and the University of Chicago show that poverty has fallen sharply in the U.S. in recent decades.
Members of the Notre Dame family have made a generous gift to the University to establish the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarship as part of the Fighting Irish Initiative for student aid. Named in honor of the baseball icon who overcame racism and bigotry throughout his career, the scholarship will be awarded to under-represented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students at the University.
A new study from researchers at Notre Dame and the University of Central Florida shows that programs aimed at reducing early-term elective births have been successful, reducing the number of health complications in mothers and babies.
Therese Cory, the John and Jean Oesterle College Chair and associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Philosophy, has been awarded a Philip L. Quinn Fellowship by the National Humanities Center, a private institute of advanced study in North Carolina.
Research by Idris Adjerid and Corey Angst, IT professors in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and Julia Adler-Milstein of the University of California San Francisco shows that when Health Information Exchanges appear in regional markets, there are massive cost savings.
Notre Dame has announced new strategies for strengthening undergraduate residence hall communities, including incentives for seniors to live on campus and a requirement that first-year, sophomore and junior students live on campus for six semesters.
Jeff Harden, an assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science, has won the American Political Science Association’s Virginia Gray Award for the best book on U.S. state politics or policy published in the preceding three calendar years.
Strengthened in faith and resolve from her experience in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship at Notre Dame, Winifred Otokhina is ready to continue her crusade for sickle cell disease care and awareness back home in Nigeria.
The following letter was sent from University president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in response to the senator’s line of questioning of Notre Dame faculty member Amy Barrett during a confirmation hearing on September 6, 2017.
In his opening remarks for “Land O’Lakes and Its Legacy” on Sept. 5, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., suggested that among the essential activities of a university is to engage in discussion and debate about what its proper activities are.
Notre Dame’s Mark Cummings recently won the 2017 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s developmental psychology section. The honor recognizes his work in the science of developmental psychology and his efforts to apply it to society.
A decision to discontinue DACA would be foolish, cruel and un-American. Foolish because it drives away talented people the country needs; cruel because it abandons people who have done nothing wrong and have known life only in the United States; and un-American because we have always welcomed immigrants to our land of opportunity.
The Graduate School at Notre Dame has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Council of Graduate Schools for participation in the Ph.D. Career Pathways Project, a pilot study that will track the career paths of Ph.D. alumni in STEM and the humanities over a three-year period.
The National Institutes of Health awarded a new $3.5 million grant to Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families in support of a project for families that include a child with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
St. Patrick Catholic School in Largo, Florida, is the newest member of the Alliance for Catholic Education’s Notre Dame ACE Academies.
Jeffrey Thibert has been appointed the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, or CUSE, at Notre Dame. A concurrent assistant professional specialist in the College of Arts & Letters, Thibert had served as acting director of the center since January.
Research by Notre Dame’s Brittany Solomon found that, regardless of how people personally view another person, they also are aware of how that person sees themselves, as well as how they are generally perceived by others.