Meet Tracy L. Kijewski-Correa, Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences. Kijewski-Correa’s work focuses on the unique challenges facing 21st-century infrastructure, with her current efforts directed toward sustainable reconstruction of urban housing in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. She leads the Structural DYNamics And MOnitoring (DYNAMO) Laboratory, which addresses civil infrastructure challenges posed by increased urbanization and hazard vulnerability, using interdisciplinary collaborations and context-driven technologies.
Notre Dame astronomer Timothy Beers and his Galactic Archaeology group, which includes Notre Dame astronomers Daniela Carollo and Vinicius Placco, have led an international team of researchers that produced the first chronographic (age) map of the halo of the Milky Way galaxy.
The Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion, the inaugural building at Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) at St. Patrick’s County Park, received a 2015 Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana. Designed by Aimee Buccellato, assistant professor of architecture, the pavilion is the first University structure to receive a commendation from AIA Indiana Design Awards.
If a tumor is like a seed, the soil around it plays a significant role in its growth, a new study finds. According to the study’s results, the microenvironment of a tumor cell has significant impact on cancer metastasis. This discovery by Siyuan Zhang at Notre Dame and a team at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has focused attention on fighting cancer in the tumor cell’s microenvironment.
What’s going on in your head while you sleep? The research of Jessica Payne, associate professor and Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology, shows that the non-waking hours are incredibly valuable for your day-to-day, especially for helping to commit information to memory and for problem-solving.
In the early 1980s, the Supreme Court decided some 150 cases a year, nearly twice the number it annually decides these days. Legal scholars and practitioners of law have criticized, lamented and even denounced this “docket shrinkage,” but while much attention has been paid to how the Supreme Court decides its cases, far less attention has been paid to the question of which cases the Court chooses to decide—and which cases it chooses not to. That question is taken up by two Notre Dame Law School professors in a paper forthcoming in the journal Constitutional Commentary.
A new study by researchers Michael Mannor, Adam Wowak, Viva Bartkus and Luis Gomez-Mejia from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business finds that CEOs experience job anxiety as much or more than others, and such anxiety has powerful influences on their judgment and strategic decision-making.
Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., assistant professor of political science at Notre Dame, is a fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and director of its Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity. His recently published book, “Christianity, Islam and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa,” provocatively argues that religious diversity in Nigeria and other African countries actually encourages, rather than inhibits, religious tolerance.
As studies continue to suggest antioxidants could actually help cancer cells grow, the research of Zachary Schafer, the Coleman Foundation Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, can help explain why.
John J. Brennan, chairman emeritus and former chief executive officer of the Vanguard Group, has been elected chairman of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1.
With the start of the 2015–16 academic year, the University was pleased to welcome nearly 90 new members to its faculty. NDWorks, the faculty/staff newspaper, recently profiled this group of scholars, asking them, among other things, what attracted them to Notre Dame.
An interdisciplinary research collaborative between Notre Dame and Cornell University has awarded nearly $2 million to 18 projects in five countries. The researchers will examine the theoretical, empirical and practical dimensions of hope and optimism.
In recognition of his contribution to the enrichment and recovery of Andalusian architecture, Australian-born architect Donald Gray will receive the 2015 Rafael Manzano Martos Prize for Classical Architecture and Monument Restoration, presented by Notre Dame’s School of Architecture in partnership with the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced the appointment of Notre Dame Law School Professor Judith L. Fox to its Consumer Advisory Board. After being nominated by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, Fox was appointed to the board along with 11 other external experts, industry representatives, consumers, community leaders and advocates.
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, the William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame, has been elected vice president of the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA). She will take office in January 2016 and will succeed Liam Matthew Brockey as president of the organization in January 2017.
Indiana’s school choice program is one of the largest in the United States. Until now, little has been known about how this initiative to increase parents’ educational options for their children is affecting either the schools or the students. Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) has been awarded a $1 million grant to examine a range of those effects.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. Researchers at Notre Dame are conducting innovative research aimed at improvements in early detection by molecular imaging.
We’re all guilty of it at times. Whether it’s reading a report, sitting through a meeting or listening to a classroom lecture, we’ve all realized, with a start, that our minds have wandered. Notre Dame researcher Sidney D’Mello and colleagues are researching this “mind wandering” phenomenon and developing a software system that can both detect when a person’s focus shifts from the task at hand and get that person to refocus.
James Parsons and Dr. Carrie Quinn of New York City have made a $20 million gift to Notre Dame to endow a new Institute for Global Investing in their alma mater’s Mendoza College of Business.
A new study by researchers Charlice Hurst, Ken Kelley and Timothy Judge from the Department of Management at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and Lauren Simon of Portland State University is the first to examine bullying behavior by bosses in terms of supervisor/employee relationship over time.
Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) will be recognized by the National Catholic Educational Association with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award on Monday, Oct. 5. The award celebrates individuals and organizations that have shown a lifelong devotion to serving the nation’s youth through the apostolate of Catholic education.
Ireland’s prime minister, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, officially marked the commencement of work Monday, Sept. 28, on Notre Dame’s new academic programming initiatives in the iconic Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, County Galway. The Taoiseach unveiled a lintel stone over the center at the Abbey.