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Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Accredited

Scott Monroe

The University of Notre Dame’s doctoral program in clinical psychology recently earned accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA). This new designation—along with a recently expanded faculty of leading researchers—is putting the young clinical program firmly on the fast track to national prominence, says Director Scott Monroe, the William K. Warren Foundation Professor of Psychology. Read More >


Arts and Letters Students Explore Business World

Arts and Letters Business Bootcamp

They won’t hear a drill sergeant shouting orders. They won’t crawl in the mud. And they won’t be scaling tall walls. At this boot camp, a select group of Notre Dame students in the College of Arts and Letters will instead learn to navigate the business world, analyze corporate data, and propose solutions to key management problems. Read More >


Philosopher Honored for Book’s Lasting Influence

Alasdair MacIntyre

The American Political Science Association recently honored University of Notre Dame philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre for his influential 1981 book After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. MacIntyre, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Senior Research Professor of Philosophy (emeritus), received the association’s biennial Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, which recognizes “a work of exceptional quality by a living political theorist” that is still considered significant at least 15 years after publication. Read More >


Classics Team Unearths Ancient Artifacts in Albania

goddess figurine

On the final day of his latest six-week excavation season in historic Butrint, Albania, University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor David Hernández says “the face of a goddess appeared.” The four assistants who had a hand in the discovery were Suzanna Pratt, Patrick Conry, Matt Wieck, and Wesley Wood—all undergraduates in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. Read More >

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FACULTY NOTES

Spanish Professor Receives Service-Learning Award From Indiana Governor

Marisel Moreno

In recognition of her collaboration with a local community center, Marisel Moreno, assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Service Learning. Moreno created the first senior-level Spanish literature course in the College of Arts and Letters that features a required community-service component. Read More >


David Campbell Wins Woodrow Wilson Award

David Campbell

David Campbell, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and Robert Putnam of Harvard University are the 2011 recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for their book American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. The American Political Science Association awards the prize annually to the best book from the past year on government, politics, or international affairs. Read More >


Carlos Jáuregui Joins Notre Dame Spanish Faculty

Carlos Jáuregui

Distinguished scholar Carlos Jáuregui joins the University of Notre Dame faculty this fall as an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Jáuregui is the author of several books whose scholarship encompasses colonial and transatlantic studies, cultural studies, 19th-century Latin American literature, postcolonial theory, and the cultural history of Spanish America and Brazil. Read More >


Historian John Van Engen Awarded Berlin Prize

John Van Engen

John Van Engen, the Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History at Notre Dame, recently was awarded the Berlin Prize fellowship. One of 24 recipients selected for the 2011–12 class of fellows, he is spending this semester at the American Academy in Berlin. Van Engen’s latest work, Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages, garnered three major book prizes. Read More >


Learning and Memory Linked to Holding Objects

James Brockmole

New research from the Notre Dame Department of Psychology shows that people’s ability to learn and remember information depends on what they do with their hands while they are learning. The study, conducted by Associate Professor James Brockmole and post-doctoral fellow Christopher Davoli, will be published in an upcoming issue of Memory and Cognition. Read More >

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STUDENT/ALUMNI UPDATES

History Major Provides Real-World Edge

Colin Rich

As a student in Notre Dame’s Department of History, Colin Rich ’11 didn’t memorize the names and dates of significant World War I battles, and he can’t recite a list of every U.S. president and vice president. What he did learn as a history and economics major in the College of Arts and Letters was far more valuable: the ability to uncover how and why things happen, to speak persuasively, to write concisely, and to synthesize an array of sources into a cogent argument. Read More >


Revealing the Earliest Origins of Italian Language

Charles Leavitt

It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375. Notre Dame is currently the only university outside of Italy invited to contribute research to the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) project, an initiative of the prestigious Accademia della crusca’s Opera del vocabolario italiano (OVI) branch. Read More >


American Studies Alumnus Calls It As He Sees It

Ted Robinson

Ted Robinson began honing his craft as a kid, sitting alone in front of a television with the sound off. There, with the door closed, he would announce ball games, imitating Marv Albert, a New York Knicks and Rangers broadcaster, and Lindsey Nelson, who did Mets games and a national replay show for Notre Dame football. Today, Robinson reaches much larger audiences as a two-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster of seven summer and winter Olympics, Wimbledon and French Open tennis, San Francisco 49ers football, and Major League Baseball. Read More >


Business Thinking Meets Social Innovation

innovation through technology

Notre Dame students in a College of Arts and Letters course called Foundations of Business Thinking are the only class in the nation invited to participate in the inaugural gathering of ConvergeUS, a new nonprofit initiative dedicated to social innovation through technology. Read More >


FTT Internships Offer Inside Look at Industry Careers

Marie Wicht interns at Cannes

Meet the Press. Steppenwolf Theatre Company. NBCUniversal. MTV. National Geographic. The Jimmy Kimmel Show. CNN. Entertainment One. NFL Films. Television stations from coast to coast. These are just some of the places where students in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) intern as undergraduates. Read More >

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