Researchers at Notre Dame have completed a two-year assessment of the current climate risks of more than 270 U.S. cities. The result is the Urban Adaptation Assessment, an open-source, free measurement and analysis tool that explores a city’s ability to adapt and readiness for adaptation to climate change.
Ying Alison Cheng, associate professor of psychology and fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at Notre Dame, will lead a project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences to develop the intelligent diagnostic assessment program for high school statistics education.
Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has launched a new graduate degree program designed to develop nonprofit leaders skilled in business. The Notre Dame Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA), offered by Nonprofit Professional Development at Mendoza, is a one-year, residential program intended for those desiring to enter the nonprofit sector directly out of college or a post-college nonprofit placement, such as the Peace Corps or Teach for America.
As part of his visit to India this week, Notre Dame Provost Thomas G. Burish spoke to a gathering of approximately 60 members of the Notre Dame Club of India in Mumbai. Burish, who is in the country to further develop Notre Dame’s ties to it, focused his remarks on the University’s interest in admitting more students from India, noting that they currently represent the fastest-growing group of international students at Notre Dame.
With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The show’s season two premiere, “On Writing and Saying Something True,” was released Thursday, Oct. 18, and features Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson, professor emerita at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Joseph Antenucci Becherer, the founding director and curator of the sculpture program at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been appointed the new director of the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame.
Brad Gregory, director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, received a 2018 Expanded Reason Awards Honorable Mention for his book “The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society.”
Drawing on the IDEA Center’s race car-related branding, the Notre Dame Pit Road Fund will provide seed funding for faculty, student, alumni and community startups.
Laura Dassow Walls, the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at Notre Dame, has won the 2018 Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for her biography, "Henry David Thoreau: A Life."
In a first-of-its-kind study, Notre Dame’s Lee Gettler, assistant professor of anthropology, and lead author Patty Kuo, visiting assistant professor of psychology, focused on how dads’ biology around the birth of their children relates to their parenting down the road.