Citing the long-held opposition to nuclear arms of newly canonized Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., called for a “fresh examination of the ethics of nuclear weapons in today’s world” at the Colloquium on Revitalizing Catholic Engagement on Nuclear Disarmament, hosted April 24 to 25 (Thursday to Friday) by former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former Secretary of Defense William Perry at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
“On Sunday (April 27), we at the University of Notre Dame will join with millions the world over in celebrating the lives of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Their canonizations could not come at a more propitious time. The rich teachings of the Vatican Council, convened by the former, stirred the evangelization of the latter.”
The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is launching two new one-year graduate degree programs in January 2015. The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF), both designed for working professionals, will be offered at Notre Dame’s Chicago campus at 224 S. Michigan Ave.
With a $3.8 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, University of Notre Dame philosopher Samuel Newlands and Cornell philosopher Andrew Chignell will co-direct a new research project called “Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations.”
The three-year, interdisciplinary effort will explore the theoretical, empirical and practical dimensions of hope and optimism, funding new research in the social sciences, philosophy and analytic theology.
The University of Notre Dame family will gather April 27 (Sunday) to celebrate the first-ever Notre Dame Day and have the opportunity to watch, connect, give and vote in a way that’s never been done at Our Lady’s University.
On the recommendation of the Academic Council, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has approved two one-credit courses for first-year students that include components that focus on physical and mental wellness, spirituality, cultural competency, academic success and discernment.
University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin R. Crepp and researchers from NASA working with the Kepler space mission have detected an Earth-like planet orbiting the habitable zone of a cool star. The planet, which was found using the Kepler Space Telescope, has been identified as Kepler-186f and is 1.11 times the radius of the Earth. Their research, titled “An Earth-sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star,” will be published in the journal Science on Thursday (April 17).
Two University of Notre Dame student publications have won top honors from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. Scholastic was named 2014 Newsmagazine of the Year, and The Dome shared the Division I Yearbook of the Year award with Indiana University.
Scholastic won 27 awards in news, sports, feature and opinion writing, and design, photography and illustration. The publication, which appears monthly, began as a weekly newspaper and has been published continuously since 1867. The editor was senior Julia Steiner of Louisville, Ky.
The genocide in Rwanda, whose 20th anniversary is being observed worldwide this month, began only a few days after Easter. That the hatred that cost the lives of a million people in this overwhelmingly Christian country could be unleashed so near to Holy Week seems paradoxical, ironic or even blasphemous.
On April 27 (Sunday), the University of Notre Dame will celebrate National Robotics Week in a free, community-wide event at the Morris Inn Ballroom.
More than 80 Notre Dame faculty members and students as well as community robotics groups will be on hand to talk about their research and demonstrate their work with robots and sensors. Participants will be able to interact with all the exhibits, which include mobile robots that autonomously interact with people, robots that play football and unmanned aerial vehicles.
A team with a business plan for a simple test that detects oral cancer took the grand prize of $25,000 Friday (April 11) in the Mendoza College of Business’ 15th McCloskey Business Plan Competition at the University of Notre Dame. NanDio competed against five other teams in the final round of the competition, which was sponsored by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at Mendoza. The competition awarded $300,000 in cash and prizes.
Curry C.L. Montague, who served as the principal custodian of the University of Notre Dame’s Main Building for some 30 years, died April 7 (Monday) at Sanctuary at Holy Cross in South Bend. He was 81.
Born Nov. 9, 1932, in Houlka, Miss., Montague moved to South Bend in 1947.
James W. Frick, former vice president for public relations, alumni affairs and development at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday (April 9) at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 89.
Born Aug. 5, 1924, in New Bern, N.C., Frick, the third of five children in a family beset by the Great Depression, was raised and educated through high school in a Catholic orphanage. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before enrolling in Notre Dame as a 23-year-old freshman, working part time in the University’s development office — then called the Notre Dame Foundation — before his graduation in 1951.
The University of Notre Dame MobileND program released a new mobile app for iOS and Android systems on Friday (April 11). Anyone in the Notre Dame community can find helpful campus and local information easily on their mobile devices with the ND Mobile app. This free application is available through the app stores for both iOS and Android, as well as at m.nd.edu.
W. Matthew Leevy, research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and director of In Vivo (biological) Imaging within the University’s Integrated Imaging Facility, has been named recipient of the 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award celebrating research that has made it to the marketplace.
Weston Smith, former CFO turned whistleblower at health care giant HealthSouth, will deliver a talk at 5 p.m. Monday (April 14) in the Jordan Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. The event is free and open to the public.
Today, HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest health care providers specializing in rehabilitation with hospitals in 27 states and Puerto Rico. In 2012, the company reported more than $2 billion in revenue. But just 10 years ago, after a decade of impressive growth, HealthSouth was destined to become a notorious case of corporate malfeasance.
Howard Zehr, Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University who is widely known as “the grandfather of restorative justice,” will speak at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 8) in the Geddes Hall Coffee House. His presentation is titled, “Dream or vision? Restorative justice in the decade ahead.” The talk is free and open to the public.
The University of Notre Dame’s Division of Student Affairs recognized seven students with awards at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet on Tuesday (April 1), including a new award recognizing a graduating senior whose contributions have significantly advanced diversity and inclusion efforts within the University of Notre Dame community.
The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame took the No. 1 spot for the fifth year in a row in the just-released Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 Ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.
Nitesh Chawla, Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2014 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Faculty Community-Based Research Award, which is given annually by the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns.
The University of Notre Dame’s new facility in Rome aims higher than an expansion of traditional study abroad. The new Global Gateway, in a renovated building a block from the Colosseum, will extend the University’s reach into the heart of Catholicism and create space for worldwide cultural and intellectual exchange.
The day includes 5K and 10K competitive chip-timed races and a fitness and family walk. These events provide a spring tour of campus with University landmarks such as the lakes, south quad, library and Golden Dome.