Faculty mourn the loss of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Author: Shannon Roddel

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the Law School, Oct. 19, 2007

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was elected to the Supreme Court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan and was known for his conservative views, died Saturday (Feb. 13) at the age of 79. He will be missed, said University of Notre Dame Law School professors.

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Conference explores Laudato Si’ and sustainable development

Author: Carol Elliott

Mendoza College of Business

As part of the celebration of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’, the University of Notre Dame is hosting a two-day conference to explore the significance of the encyclical, as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs), key targeted environmental and developmental goals unanimously approved by world leaders in September.

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Notre Dame scholars address challenges for Latino Catholic education

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Luis Fraga

Luis Ricardo Fraga, Arthur Foundation Endowed Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science and co-director of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, served as co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Catholic Education, its first issue ever to focus specifically on Latinos and Catholic education.

According to Fraga, the Jan. 28 special issue, titled “Latinos, Education, and the Church,” concerns the opportunities and challenges confronting the Catholic Church in providing educational opportunities for the children of Latino families.

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'Black Futurities'

Author: Notre Dame News

Hazel Carby

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Hazel Carby will speak on "Black Futurities: Shape-shifting beyond the Limits of the Human.”

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Supreme Court's suspension of Clean Power Plan a 'devastating loss' for Obama administration, expert says

Author: Shannon Roddel

Bruce Huber

Bruce Huber, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, who specializes in environmental, natural resources and energy law, is shocked by the U.S. Supreme Court’s action Tuesday night (Feb. 10) to block the EPA from enforcing its Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate change policy.

“The plan has been the subject of a swift and strong legal challenge, mounted by more than 20 states. Although the Court’s decision is temporary, it represents a major victory for these states and a devastating loss for the administration.

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Notre Dame observes Black History Month

Author: Monika Spalinski

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the accomplishments of and celebrate the rich history of African-Americans. In celebration, groups at the University of Notre Dame are holding several events.

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Why not recycled concrete?

Author: William G. Gilroy

Queens, NY

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material in new buildings and bridges? It’s a question that a team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is examining.

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Notre Dame junior wins New York Times journalism contest

Author: Sue Lister

Cassidy McDonald

For the second time in three years, a University of Notre Dame student will be going on assignment with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kristof, The New York Times announced Saturday (Feb. 6). Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest.

Her prize is traveling this summer with the Times columnist to a developing country to raise awareness about neglected global issues. During the trip, she will report for a blog and may appear in videos that will be published on The New York Times website.

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