An intellectual and cultural historian of modern Europe, Sarah Shortall joins the Department of History this fall as an assistant professor. She recently finished a junior research fellowship at Oxford University, is working on a book tentatively titled Soldiers of God in a Secular World: The Politics of Catholic Theology in Twentieth-Century France. The book examines the impact of Catholic theology...
The following letter was sent from University president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in response to the senator's line of questioning of Notre Dame faculty member Amy Barrett during a confirmation hearing on September 6, 2017.
On Sunday, the 32 pilgrims visited Prophetstown State Park in West Lafayette. John P. Warren, chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, accompanied them, holding a morning ceremony at the Circle of Stones.
Faculty will spend half of the institute studying the key teachings of Stoicism, Buddhism, Kantianism and other major movements in sessions led by nationally recognized senior scholars. The remainder will be dedicated to finding effective and innovative ways to help undergraduate students “try out” these teachings.
The University of Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) and the Mendoza College of Business are announcing a new partnership with Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry.…
The University has announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the Belize Ministry of Health and the Belize Vector and Ecology Center aimed at strengthening the country’s ability to respond to Zika virus and other arboviruses.
Ostermann and Tamara Kay, associate professor of global affairs and sociology, are developing and will co-teach “Global Actors and Institutions” — a core course for students in the Master of Global Affairs program, which begins in August.
Most of his professional life was spent at Notre Dame, where he became the first African-American appointed to the faculty in the Department of Finance in 1957 and the first to receive tenure. He served as the faculty advisor to the League of Black Business Students, and in 2003 received the William P. Sexton Award from the Notre Dame Alumni...
A panel of six notable University of Notre Dame women — all with successful careers in higher education and beyond — reflected on past and present experiences and also paid tribute to the earliest Notre Dame women faculty, several of whom were in attendance.
They walked in as foreigners. Now they are Americans, by choice.
Looking at poverty patterns in the U.S. from the early 1960s to 2015, the researchers found contradictory results to studies that have shown little improvement in poverty over time or that antipoverty measures have been ineffective.
In the nearly 100 years since women won the right to vote, a conventional wisdom about the aftermath of the 19th Amendment developed. Christina Wolbrecht believed that conventional wisdom needed to be challenged.
Notre Dame International is building, sustaining, and encouraging academic and research collaboration with leading universities in the Greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This grant program is part of the University’s broader international strategy to engage Greater China by building upon existing academic partnerships and strengthening opportunities for research, scholarship, and graduate student training. ...
“This award encourages me to continue working with disadvantaged people in developing countries, especially in rural areas, to improve their lives,” said Lila Kumar Khatiwada, a monitoring and evaluation specialist at the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.
The Catholic Leadership Institute is a management training program for higher education professionals that has been internationalized to serve those working in former Soviet bloc countries.
More than 250 writers, artists and lovers of literature convened at the University of Notre Dame June 22-24 for “Trying to Say God: Re-enchanting the Catholic Literary Imagination.”
Isabel Charles wanted others to see the world as a bigger place than they’d known — and to see that they had a place in it.
Under Caesar’s Sword is the first systematic and global investigation into how Christian communities respond to severe violations of religious freedom. The collaborative, three-year research endeavor involves a team of 17 scholars and partnerships with Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Religious Freedom Institute and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Research Project.
The Luksburg Foundation will contribute $100,000 a year for each of the next five years to support an exchange program through which faculty, Ph.D. students, and representatives from Notre Dame can travel to Chile to work, study, and collaborate with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). The priority will be on promoting faculty exchange and collaborative research work between...
The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion will be a part of Notre Dame’s new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs.
Together, a Notre Dame researcher and the Ohio State University are working to understand the difficulties humans experience when relearning to walk after incomplete spinal cord injury.
After last month’s violence in Charlottesville and its disturbing political repercussions, towns across the nation are pulling down their Confederate statues and monuments, while debate over their meaning and place in American culture continues. Removing these statues is an understandable approach. But is it the right one?
Benjamin Wetzel reviews John B. Boles’ Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty (Basic, 2017).
Formerly known as the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, LAF helps thousands of people obtain justice and start moving out of poverty every year.
Ernest Morrell — expert in critical educational theory, social movement theory, English education and African diaspora popular culture — has been appointed Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and inaugural director of the Center for Literacy Education in the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives.
While Groody seeks to understand the different responses to the refugee and migration crisis, he is particularly interested in analyzing those responses in light of Catholic social teaching and the Gospel message.
My experience of Holy Week in Jerusalem this year was marked by deep tragedy and profound compassion, tied together by . . . tattoos. The tattoo design was Coptic; it’s from Razzouk Tattoo, a family that has been inking Christian pilgrim tattoos in Jerusalem for close to 700 years.
Rev. Emmanuel Katongole will begin a yearlong study in January aimed at looking at ethnic, religious and ecological violence in African countries south of the Sahara.
Jennifer Jones is an assistant professor of sociology and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research uses qualitative methods to explore increasing migration, the growing multiracial population, and shifting social relations between and within racial groups. In this video, she discusses her work on how race relations are changing and what race...
At Notre Dame, the home of the Fighting Irish, the University’s founder, Father Edward Sorin, CSC, actually banned observance of St. Patrick’s Day.