Notre Dame has received a $3 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support enFocus, a program that aims to implement bold, innovative solutions to improve the fabric of the South Bend region.
Daniel Philpott, professor of political science and peace studies, has been appointed director of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, effective Jan. 1.
As a new year approaches, Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology.
Danny Z. Chen, professor of computer science and engineering; Martin Haenggi, professor of electrical engineering; and J. Nicholas Laneman, associate professor of electrical engineering, have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl matchup between Notre Dame and Rutgers will be the only post-season college football game in which both programs each have a graduation rate of better than 85 percent, according to an annual survey.
It will take the world’s poorest countries more than one century just to reach the level of climate change readiness that the richest countries already enjoy, according to data released December 12 by the 2013 Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).
Molly Hayes, a 2008 graduate of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, has been awarded a 2014 George Mitchell Scholarship. Hayes, who studied English and Arabic while at Notre Dame, will use the Mitchell Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Irish literature at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
A team led by Huili (Grace) Xing, professor of electrical engineering at Notre Dame, has been awarded a $2,496,428 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program for projects aimed at developing next-generation power conversion devices.
On a snowy November afternoon, 21 elementary students met with fifth-year School of Architecture students at Notre Dame’s Stepan Center for a barn raising, part of the Michigan Barn Preservation Network’s “Teamwork and Timbers” program.
David Lodge, Ludmilla F. and Stephen J. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame and a world-renowned expert on invasive species, has accepted a nomination to join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science Advisory Board.
The Notre Dame Army ROTC was presented with the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America Award at halftime of the Notre Dame vs. Army men’s basketball game on Nov. 24.
Gretar Tryggvason, Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and department chair at Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
NASA has awarded Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, an Early Career Fellowship. He is the only awardee in the nation to receive the fellowship in the Origins of Solar Systems program.
Notre Dame will be a partner in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, a new organization that expands the scope of the NASA Lunar Science Institute to one that includes near-Earth asteroids and the moons of Mars.
Notre Dame ranks fifth among U.S. doctoral/research institutions in percentage of undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs, according to the Open Doors report released Nov. 11 by the Institute of International Education.
A pioneer in global health and a path-breaking Notre Dame theologian explore their common option for the poor in a new book drawn from their respective writings.
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded a $375,000 contract from the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) to conduct an evaluation of MCC’s water project in Ghana.
The preschool years are the most formative for young brains. Notre Dame psychologist Kristin Valentino sees both the promise and vulnerability of children at this stage of life.
New research from a team led by Shahriar Mobashery, Navari Family Chair in Life Sciences at Notre Dame, offers an insight into cell wall recycling and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an important human pathogen.
A new discovery by researchers from Notre Dame’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences could change prevailing assumptions about the chemical makeup of the Earth’s mantle.
The Irish Rover, a Notre Dame student publication, was recognized as the 2012-13 publication of the year by the Collegiate Network, a subsidiary of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, at a conference Nov. 1-3 in Fort Worth, Texas.
A recent workshop hosted by Notre Dame’s Wireless Institute brought leading wireless companies to campus to review the institute’s current research projects, identify grand challenges and potential collaborations, and lay the groundwork for a future Industry/University Cooperative Research Center at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame’s Executive MBA program rose 12 slots to No. 15 in the just-released Bloomberg Businessweek’s biennial ranking of the best executive MBA programs in the nation.
The prevalence of HIV and AIDS in South Africa is an issue that continues to define the country and its citizens. In the spring, Associate Professor Robert Sedlack traveled with a team of 11 students to Johannesburg to gain firsthand perspective on the problem and collaborate with community organizations.
Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics at Notre Dame, is a co-author of a paper published in a special edition of the journal Science proposing a novel understanding of brain architecture using a network representation of connections within the primate cortex.
An ambitious international research effort to illuminate why democracies around the world succeed or fail has been awarded approximately $5.8 million over six years by the Swedish foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Notre Dame researchers have, for the first time, identified the enzymes that are detrimental to diabetic wound healing and those that are beneficial to repair the wound.
Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and professor of political science at Notre Dame, will be awarded the $100,000 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship by the Manhattan Institute for founding and leading the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, which includes Notre Dame as a member, has received a nearly $30 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its mission of accelerating research discoveries across Indiana and beyond.
New research at Notre Dame looks more closely at the effects of the influenza vaccine on the elderly, who are considered the highest-risk group for influenza-related mortality.