José Limón Joins Notre Dame Faculty

José Limón, one of the country’s foremost scholars of Latino literature, joined the faculty in January 2011 as the Notre Dame Professor of American Literature. Although English is Limón’s home department, he also has ties to the Department of American Studies and the Department of Anthropology. Read More >

Rogers Program Supports Arts and Letters Interns


Matthew Gallivan, a University of Notre Dame senior majoring in political science and Arabic, spent last summer in China, thanks to the new Rogers Summer Internship Awards for College of Arts and Letters students. Gallivan, who interned with global manufacturer Carlisle Companies, Inc., is one of 64 undergraduates the program helped during its inaugural year. Read More >

Center for Philosophy of Religion is Awarded
$1.3 Million Grant

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The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion (CPR) has received a $1.3 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to promote research at the intersection of philosophy and theology. The time is ripe for greater constructive engagement between the two disciplines, says CPR Director Michael Rea, a professor of philosophy. Read More >

New Book Expounds on Value of the Liberal Arts


In his latest book, former Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters Dean Mark Roche explores the enduring value of a classic, liberal arts education. “Such an education helps students to develop formal skills that will allow them to flourish, whatever career paths they might choose or life choices they might make over time,” he says. Read More >

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Notre Dame Continues Record Success With NEH


Two University of Notre Dame professors—historian Thomas F.X. Noble and theologian Eugene Ulrich—have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships for 2011–2012. Notre Dame has been awarded 44 NEH fellowships between 1999 and 2011—more than any other university in the country. Read More >

Anthropology Professor Agustín Fuentes Named AAAS Fellow


Agustín Fuentes, a professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fuentes, director of the College’s Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, was cited for “distinguished contributions to field primatology and physical anthropology.” Read More >

Lee Anna Clark Drives Change in Diagnosis of Personality Disorders


Professor Lee Anna Clark recently began work on a five-year study that will contribute to revolutionizing the way personality disorders are diagnosed and further cement Clark’s standing as one of the world’s preeminent research psychologists. The study is funded through a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Read More >

Joseph Kaboski Joins Economics Faculty


Joseph P. Kaboski brings a rare combination of skills and interests to the Notre Dame Department of Economics: the ability to move between macroeconomics and microeconomics—and experience using both areas of study to answer some of today’s most pressing questions about growth and development. Read More >

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Students Engage in New Undergraduate Journal and Online Hub

“You are looking for something. I know it.” So begins the introduction to the first issue of Lost Piece, a new monthly journal of letters created by a group of undergraduates to provide a forum for thought-provoking expression outside of the classroom. A new, student-run, academic networking website also shares Lost Piece’s mission to promote intellectual engagement. Read More >

DePauw University President Receives Notre Dame Alumni Award


The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association this fall honored DePauw University President Brian W. Casey, an alumnus of the College of Arts and Letters, with the Harvey G. Foster Award. Casey graduated from Notre Dame summa cum laude with degrees in philosophy and economics. Read More >

Philosophy Alumnus Returns to Leadership Role at Kellogg Institute


Steve Reifenberg graduated from Notre Dame in 1981. Nearly 30 years later, he’s back as the new executive director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where he oversees strategic planning and international and public policy initiatives and teaches international development and Latin American studies. Read More >

Student Documentary Wins Film Festival Award


Two recent graduates from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre won a student award at the 2010 U.S. International Film and Video Festival. Mark Lyons and Alex Wheeler, both from the Class of 2010, were honored for their documentary short about a Portland, Ore., zookeeper and the Asian elephant he taught to paint. Read More >

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