Peter Casarella, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame and interim director of Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC), is a scholar of Latino theology. Before joining the Notre Dame faculty in 2013, he served as professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University where he was director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. Books he has written or edited include “Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress”; “A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology”; “Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance”; “The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church”; and “Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity: The Thought of Louis Dupré.” He answers a few questions about Latin America and the Church.
University of Notre Dame students Stephen “Pete” Freeman and Gabriel Higuera have been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study or intern abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at the University of Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.
For 21 rising eighth- and ninth-graders, the academy provided a memorable academic and social experience.
Patrick Flynn has been appointed interim director of Notre Dame California.
Malcolm Fraser explores potential of proteins from silkworm moth caterpillars.
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In June 2006, Katelyn Toth was struck by lighting while riding a paddleboat near Bremen, Indiana. Since then, ongoing nerve damage causes tremors that make controlling a fork or spoon nearly impossible, leaving her unable to feed herself. During the Spring 2016 semester, a group of Notre Dame engineering students in a one-credit course called Student Engineers Reaching Out (SERO) were focused on adapting a robotic arm to help Katelyn feed herself.
Migration and refugee mobility in the Euro-Mediterranean region, the Mediterranean Sea and Italy; sovereignty, democracy and human rights; citizenship, cities and aesthetics; pluralism and religion in public life
International trade and regional economic integration, foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises, macroeconomics, U.S. economy
International finance, energy project finance, risk management, global energy markets
Economics of the family, economic demography, health economics, labor economics
Religion and politics, political participation, American politics, education policy, civic engagement, political behavior
Climate change, adaptation, resilience, sustainability, corporate social responsibility
Orbital motion, high-contrast imaging, giant planets, M-dwarf stars, earth-sized planets, iLocater Doppler spectrometer, exoplanet searches, Kepler Mission
American foreign policy, international relations, international security
Consumer law, cross-cultural counseling, fair debt collection, foreclosure, negotiation, predatory lending
Latino politics, politics of race and ethnicity, urban politics, voting rights policy, immigration policy, educational policy
Death penalty, free speech, school choice, Catholic social thought, church/state relations, religion in the public square, free exercise of religion, federalism and criminal law, Supreme Court, criminal defense, religious liberty, education reform
Mexican immigration, Latino studies, U.S.-Mexico border, Latino spirituality and culture, Catholic social teaching on migration
International criminal law, complex criminal litigation, terrorism, terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, organized crime
Energy law, environmental law, natural resources law, political science, property law, public land and resource management, renewable energy
Management psychology, leadership personality, moods, emotions, wage gap, career and life success
American politics, political parties, public opinion, voting behavior, religion and politics, research methods
Low-quality medicines, fake pharmaceuticals, counterfeit drug detection
Gender, family and sexuality; quantitative methods; interpersonal relationships; romantic partner selection; race, segregation and homophily; body-image; aging and older-age dating
New Testament Interpretation, Early Christian Martyrdom, Resurrection and Afterlife, Constructions of Disease and Disability in the Bible, Early Christian Origins.
Political and economic anthropology, warfare, anthropology of war and peace, epicenters of conflict and peacebuilding, transnational crime, globalization, gender, culture theory
International law, international legal regulation of the use of force, conflict and dispute resolution
American Culture, journalistic ethics, journalism, American politics and the media
* Collapse of internet stock prices * Arbitrage and the prices of Dual class shares * Corporate Finance * Market Microstructure * Financial Policy
* Poverty * Unemployment * Labor economics * Public finance * Applied microeconomics
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Tanisha Fazal, associate professor of political science and peace studies, has been awarded a research grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation to investigate the human and financial costs of war.