The IDEA Center at Notre Dame launched 32 startup companies in 2019, matching the 32 it produced from 2017 to 2018. These additions bring the total number of startups since the IDEA Center’s founding in 2017 to 64 and the total number of official Notre Dame startups to 86.
Patricia J. Culligan, currently the chair and Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University, has been appointed the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
Kraig Beyerlein, an associate professor of sociology at Notre Dame, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study change over time in characteristics of protests in the United States, such as size, demographic composition, presence of counterdemonstrators and the use of disruptive tactics. The project is a follow-up to an initial study that Beyerlein and colleagues published in the journal Sociological Methods and Research.
On average, an estimated three out of every 1,000 newborns will suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth, damaging the bundle of nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the shoulders, arms and hands. In the most traumatic cases, even with surgery and physical therapy as an infant, there is no treatment that can guarantee a full recovery. However, a new study from Notre Dame has identified a strategy that may support the regeneration of nerves affected by a brachial plexus injury.
Students in Jonathan Hannah’s Philanthropy: Society and the Common Good class at Notre Dame, a partnership with the Philanthropy Lab, spent the fall semester researching and evaluating local nonprofits for consideration for thousands of dollars in grant money.
Ong-ard Satrabhandhu, an architect from Thailand who has devoted his career to exploring what dialogue with history means in architecture and urbanism, has been named recipient of the 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Prize.
Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies has awarded the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, one of the preeminent prizes in the field, to Eleonory Gilburd for her book “To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture,” published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The 11th episode of the show’s third season, “On the EU, Allies, and the State of European Democracy,” was released Thursday, Jan. 16, and features Janne Matláry, professor of international politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Defence University College.
The University will expand its study of the Irish with the creation of a center to study modern Ireland, made possible by a leadership gift from Brian and Deidre Clingen.
In a new study led by the University of Notre Dame, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention.