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Spring 2010 issue - archive



THREE ELECTED TO AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

medallionUniversity of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and faculty members Scott P. Mainwaring and R. Scott Appleby have been elected members of the 2010 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). They will be formally inducted at an October 9, 2010, ceremony at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Since its founding during the American Revolution by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other scholar-patriots, the academy has elected leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the 20th. Read More >

TEMPLETON AWARDS ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO RESEARCH ON PROBLEM OF EVIL

cpr_logoTwo faculty in the College of Arts and Letters’ Center for Philosophy of Religion have received more than $1.7 million in grant funding to continue their research into the problem of evil, a central issue for scholars who study the philosophy of religion. Michael Rea, professor of philosophy and the center’s director, and Samuel Newlands, assistant professor of philosophy and the center’s associate director, were recently awarded a grant of more than $339,000 from the John Templeton Foundation. Read More >

MORE HEADLINES

$1.4 MILLION AWARDED FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INTO GENEROSITY

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FLOURISHES AT NOTRE DAME'S LONDON CENTRE

NOTRE DAME PHILOSOPHER RALPH MCINERNY DIES

ROBERT BURNS, HISTORIAN AND ADMINISTRATOR, DIES

RETIRED PROFESSOR ELIZABETH CHRISTMAN DIES



WORLD-RENOWNED WATSON AND CLARK AMONG PSYCHOLOGY’S NINE HIRES

Watson_ClarkFor better or worse, a lot of time and energy gets devoted to efforts aimed at ascertaining the relative quality of academic departments. Amidst the chorus of opinions, Notre Dame’s Department of Psychology recently has been receiving powerful, if informal, confirmation of both its stature and trajectory in the broader discipline. The source? Nothing short of a coup in faculty recruitment. Read More >

KERBY-FULTON WINS GOLD MEDAL FOR BOOK ON MEDIEVAL CENSORSHIP

books_under_suspicionEnglish Professor Kathryn Kerby-Fulton has received the 2010 Haskins Gold Medal from the Medieval Academy of America for her work, Books Under Suspicion: Censorship and Tolerance of Revelatory Writing in Late Medieval England. “Kerby-Fulton’s magnum opus presents a fresh panorama of theology, literature, and history in the age of Chaucer with an originality that promises to have an impact across numerous disciplines within and beyond medieval studies for years to come,” the committee announced in presenting the award. Read More >

BOOK ADVANCES BOLD NEW VISION OF PEACEBUILDING

powers_philpottOxford University Press has published Strategies of Peace, a collection of provocative essays that explore innovative models for building peace after genocide, civil war, and terrorism. The book features the writing of eight faculty members of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and seven other scholars of peace and conflict from around the country. “The authors of this book argue that peacebuilding is not an elite process,” said Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science and peace studies. “While building peace involves heads of state, diplomats and policymakers, it also includes tribal and village leaders, members of civil society and religious actors, whose work can be very powerful but is often obscured." Read More >

MORE NOTES

THEOLOGIAN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE CATHOLIC ACADEMY OF LITURGY

REPORT URGES U.S. POLICYMAKERS TO ENGAGE WITH GLOBAL RELIGIOUS ACTORS

STUDY ON “UNTOUCHABLES” CAN HELP END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, SCHOLAR SAYS

RESEARCH EXPLORES TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

MORE HONORS

CATHERINE ZUCKERT WINS THREE AWARDS FOR BOOK ON PLATO’S DIALOGUES

HISTORY PROFESSOR WINS JOHN GILMARY SHEA AND PHILIP SCHAFF PRIZES

MICHAEL ZUCKERT RECEIVES ASFI AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP

DOUTHWAITE’S FRANKENSTEIN RESEARCH WINS “BEST ARTICLE” AWARD

MORE BOOKS

Happiness, Economics and Politics: Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Making Words Dance: Reflections on Red Smith, Journalism, and Writing

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SENIOR RYAN LASH RECEIVES GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP

ryan_lashRyan Lash, a senior majoring in medieval studies and anthropology, has been awarded a Gates Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. He is one of only 29 American students -- chosen from a pool of more than 800 -- who will become new Gates Scholars in 2010-2011. Those selected for the honor have been identified by faculty from Cambridge and other institutions as exceptional researchers with the ability to make a significant contribution to their intended disciplines. Read More >

JUNIORS SIMPSON AND PARIKH NAMED 2010 TRUMAN SCHOLARS

beth_pujaElizabeth Simpson (left), a theology and peace studies major, and Puja Parikh (right), a political science and psychology major, have been named 2010 Truman Scholars. The Notre Dame juniors were among 60 students chosen from 576 candidates nationwide who applied to the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation this year. As Truman scholars, Parikh and Simpson will receive up to $30,000 for graduate study. Truman scholars must also make a commitment to doing public service in government or nonprofit sector. Read More >

1969 ALUM MENTORS STUDENTS IN NATIONAL MOCK TRIAL PROGRAM

mock trialFor John Burke, Notre Dame’s mock trial program was far more than a chance to don a crisp suit and play lawyer. Tournaments allowed him to talk with practicing attorneys and judges. Classes gave him an advance taste of law school’s intellectual demands. And the program helped him to develop the public speaking skills that have paid off during his undergraduate years, paving the way for a successful career. Notre Dame’s program, which began, in 1989 also received a boost in the late 1990s when Bill Dwyer a 1969 alumnus and Chicago attorney, volunteered to guide it. Read More >

MORE UPDATES

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDED MELLON/ACLS FELLOWSHIP

STUDENTS PRESENT PROPOSAL AT UNITED NATIONS

YOUNG ALUM WORKS WITH FACULTY TO PUBLISH AUTISM RESEARCH

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHES GREEN DEVELOPMENT AND PEACEBUILDING

 

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