Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, in collaboration with the Office of the President, will host four Catholic university presidents on Sept. 5 for a lecture and panel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the drafting and signing of the Land O’Lakes Statement.
Notre Dame will premiere “Sorin: A Notre Dame Story,” a one-person play about the life and work of the University’s founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., on Aug. 30 in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The production celebrates the 175th anniversary of the University through the collaborative creative work of four notable Notre Dame alumni.
Notre Dame faculty and students are encouraged to incorporate the theme of the Notre Dame Forum—“Going Global: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization”—in courses, speaker invitations, panel presentations and other events throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.
A New York Times best-selling author. A Paralympic athlete. A national debate champion in India. The founder of a nonprofit that teaches Latin to inner-city students. These are just a few of the 2,052 students who comprise Notre Dame’s Class of 2021, an intellectually and globally diverse group and the first to feature more than 1,000 women.
To preserve and share the history of political upheaval that ultimately changed the Latin American Catholic Church, Notre Dame researchers are collecting documentation to develop a digital library of the events that took place over more than 60 years.
Chemical engineers at Notre Dame have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog. The resulting study, published in the journal Science, is the culmination of a decade of collaborative research by Notre Dame, Purdue University and Cummins Inc.
The Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs, Notre Dame’s first new school in nearly a century, has opened its doors to Notre Dame and the world. Housed in the newly completed Jenkins Hall, the Keough School now enrolls 38 students in its new master of global affairs program.
The largest construction project in the 175-year history of the University of Notre Dame – an 800,000-square-foot integration of world-class space for teaching, research, performances, faith, multimedia, student life and athletics – is nearing completion, with several components now open or opening over the next two weeks and most of the other facilities ready for occupancy in January.
Together with faculty from Wesleyan University and Fordham University, Meghan Sullivan, a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame, has won a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support a two-week NEH Summer Institute on teaching philosophy as a way of life.
Heather Hyde Minor, professor of art history at Notre Dame, has been appointed academic director of the University’s Rome Global Gateway. During her two-year term, Hyde Minor will hold full academic oversight of the Gateway, including the Rome undergraduate program and efforts to enhance the University’s research profile in Rome and beyond.
Notre Dame is hosting its 12th annual summer orientation for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education, on campus Aug. 5-9. This year, 69 teaching assistants from 32 countries will attend a series of workshops designed to enhance their teaching in the United States.
JoAnn DellaNeva, professor of Romance languages and literatures at Notre Dame, has been appointed academic director of the University’s London Global Gateway. During her two-year term, DellaNeva will hold full academic oversight of the Gateway, including the London undergraduate program and efforts to enhance the University’s research profile in London and beyond.
Richard E. Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named interim director of Notre Dame California. He succeeds Patrick J. Flynn, Duda Family Professor of Engineering, who served as interim director from July 2016 through June of this year.