Reading for Life, an innovative literature-based mentoring program developed at Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives to provide an alternative to prosecution for low-risk juvenile offenders, was recently awarded county funding to sustain its operation in St. Joseph County, Ind.
Patrick J. Flynn, professor of computer science and engineering and concurrent professor of electrical engineering at Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to biometric identification.
The Latino population of Chicago clearly benefits the economy and does not present a tax burden to local government according to “The State of Latino Chicago 2010: The New Equation,” a report released by Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies.
Ancient philosophers such as Plato, Socrates and Aristotle can offer a surprisingly fresh perspective on our modern political and cultural challenges. And at Notre Dame, the Workshop on Ancient Philosophy is the forum for graduate students and faculty to study and share these insights.
A team of Notre Dame MBA students won the first annual Fuqua Finance Case Competition with their proposed solution for valuing an international satellite telecommunications company verging on bankruptcy.
A team of researchers that includes Notre Dame physics faculty Chris Howk and Nicolas Lehner has demonstrated how galaxies continue to form stars by recycling vast amounts of hydrogen gas and heavy elements across billions of years.
A new, unprecedented national survey of African American Catholics by Notre Dame researchers reveals several significant insights into individual religious engagement and identifies several notable demographic trends facing the church.
Notre Dame Professor Kent Emery Jr. and his team have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to produce the first critical edition of a key work by medieval theologian and philosopher John Duns Scotus.
We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find. New research from Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses.
According to a new study by Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles and graduate student Elizabeth Munnich, siblings spaced more than two years apart have higher reading and math scores than children born closer together. The positive academic effects of greater spacing between children were seen in older siblings, but not in younger ones, according to Buckles.
Robert Sedlack, an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Art, Art History and Design, recently won two American Graphic Design Awards for University-related projects.
Aaron Striegel, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Notre Dame, has been selected as one of the nation’s 65 most innovative young engineering educators.
Did the Catholic sex-abuse scandal benefit other faiths? New research by economist Dan Hungerman shows it did. The study by Hungerman, Stepan Family Associate Professor of Economics, shows a two million member drop in the Catholic population following the sex-abuse scandal and more than $3 billion in donations to non-Catholic faiths, with Baptist churches showing the most significant gains.
Her experiences as a faculty member in Notre Dame’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as the daughter of a high school principal motivated Michelle Joyce to develop a program now known as ND LIGHTS — Laboratory Instrumentation Giving Hope to Students.
For more than 400 years, the Taj Mahal has mesmerized millions of people with its detailed majesty as one of the greatest triumphs of humankind. But even one of the Seven Wonders of the World needs a little help sometimes.
Researchers from the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a partnership between Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, have uncovered a key element that plays a role in the spread of ovarian cancer.
Two Notre Dame faculty members have traveled to Rome to join some 350 international participants at a Vatican conference on adult stem cell research.
Notre Dame students were awarded 12 Fulbright grants for the 2011-12 academic year, good for a 21.4 percent application success rate that placed the University among the top research institutions in the nation.
Researchers from Notre Dame’s Keck Center for Transgene Research and trauma physicians at South Bend’s Memorial Hospital are joining forces to use a new medical technology to help save the lives of trauma patients.