Having trouble viewing this message? View in your browser >

Fall 2010 Issue - archive



DANTE SCHOLAR ZYGMUNT BARANSKI JOINS FACULTY

baranskiOne of the world’s leading Dante scholars, Zygmunt G. Baranski, is slated to join the faculty next fall as the University’s first Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies. He is a distinguished visiting professor this semester. “I feel that Notre Dame is exactly the right place for me to be going at this point in my career,” Baranski says. Read More >

LIU GIFT ENDOWS NEW INSTITUTE FOR ASIA AND ASIAN STUDIES

asiaThe RM Liu Foundation has made a gift to the University of Notre Dame to endow a new Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Based in Gardena, Calif., the foundation supports the philanthropic activities of Robert and Mimi Liu and their children, Emily and Justin, both of whom are Notre Dame graduates. Read More >

NOTRE DAME LAUNCHES CONTENDING MODERNITIES RESEARCH INITIATIVE

contendingThe University of Notre Dame, in partnership with scholars and educators from around the world, is inaugurating a major cross-cultural research project: Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular. Public launch events will take place in New York on November 18 and 19. Read More >

MORE HEADLINES

ROONEY CENTER HOSTS PANEL ON FIRST CATHOLIC PRESIDENT

ND ESTABLISHES PH.D. PROGRAM IN THEOLOGY AND PEACE STUDIES

ND LEADERS SPEAK ON ACCIDENT, STUDENT DEATH

ART PROFESSOR EMERITUS FREDERICK S. BECKMAN DIES

ENGLISH PROFESSOR EMERITUS JOSEPH X. BRENNAN DIES



STEPHEN FALLON NAMED HONORED SCHOLAR BY MILTON SOCIETY OF AMERICA

fallonStephen M. Fallon, a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies and the Department of English, has been named the 2011 Honored Scholar by the Milton Society of America. The honor is the association’s lifetime achievement award, and past winners include C.S. Lewis, William Empson, and Stanley Fish. Read More >

SOCIOLOGIST CHRISTIAN SMITH'S NEW BOOK EXPLORES MEANING OF PERSON

smithThe question “What is a person?” has occupied the minds of philosophers and theologians for centuries. But University of Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith argues in his latest book that the question also lies at the center of the social scientist’s quest to interpret social life. Read More >

AMERICAN GRACE AUTHORS CAMPBELL AND PUTNAM SPEAK AT NOTRE DAME

campbellNotre Dame political scientist David Campbell and Harvard's Robert Putnam, co-authors of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us discuss their new book, which examines the complex interaction of religion and politics over the past half-century, showing how religion both contributes to and detracts from the vibrancy and stability of American democracy. Read More >

KATHERINE ZIEMAN AWARDED NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER FELLOWSHIP

ziemanAssistant Professor of English Katherine Zieman has been awarded a National Humanities Center Fellowship for work on her next book, Richard Rolle and His Readers: Defining the Literary in the Fifteenth Century. She is one of just 36 fellows selected to spend the 2010-2011 academic year working at the North Carolina-based center. Read More >

MORE RESEARCH

ECONOMIST WILLIAM EVANS FINDS ADHD MISDIAGNOSED

PSYCHOLOGIST JESSICA PAYNE STUDIES SLEEP AND CREATIVITY

ECONOMIST ABIGAIL WOZNIAK RESEARCHES RECESSION'S IMPACT

PSYCHOLOGIST DARCIA NARVAEZ STUDIES PARENTING PRACTICES

RECENT BOOKS

Visit the College's Online Faculty Bookshelf.



FILM STUDENT WINS AWARDS FROM PRINCESS GRACE FOUNDATION

JaviJavi Zubizarreta, a Notre Dame student in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, has won a 2010 Princess Grace Award from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA). He will also receive the PGF-USA Cary Grant Film Award, which is bestowed on only one filmmaker each year. Read More >

PHILOSOPHY ALUMNUS PROMOTES ETHICS ON WALL STREET

KeeleyInternational investment advisor Terrence Keeley, who received a philosophy degree from Notre Dame in 1981, is a founding director of a new movement to promote higher ethical standards in the world of finance. He spoke about the Financial Hippocratic Oath as part of the 2010-2011 Notre Dame Forum. Read More >

NOTRE DAME STUDENTS CARRY ON PEACE HOUSE TRADITION

peace_houseA group of University of Notre Dame seniors are taking their peace studies beyond the classroom with an ongoing experiment in intentional community. The students who live in the off-campus Peace House each year are College of Arts and Letters seniors with a major or minor in peace studies and an interest in social justice and internationalism. Read More >

MUSIC DEPARTMENT ALUMNUS TOPS ITUNES CHARTS

peace_houseNotre Dame Department of Music alumnus Patrick Dupré Quigley’s latest project topped the iTunes classical charts when it was released in August. And for a brief time, the recording was even more popular in the iTunes all-genre category than superstar Lady Gaga’s “The Fame Monster.” Read More >

MORE UPDATES

SOCIOLOGY ALUMNUS WINS NATIONAL AWARD

TWO ALUMNI HONORED FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

PSYCHOLOGY GRAD STUDENT FOCUSES ON CANCER SURVIVORS


For the latest headlines from the College of Arts and Letters, as well as a calendar of upcoming events, visit our website.

Not a Communique subscriber? Sign up now.