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Three questions with Latino theologian Peter J. Casarella

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Peter Casarella

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.

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Two students named Gilman Scholars

Author: William G. Gilroy

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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.

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Network physicist sheds light on Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

Author: Gene Stowe

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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.

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