Three doctoral students in Notre Dame’s Department of History have been named 2011 Fulbright Scholars. Max Deardorff, Nathan Gerth, and John Moscatiello will use their Fulbright funding in Russia and Spain to support research that spans education policy, government bureaucracy, and religion.
Alejandro Montecinos studies the microeconomics of growth and income inequality.
A linguist and art historian, Brandon studies medieval Italy and the history of cultural exchange between Byzantium and the Latin West through the objects these societies produced.
Katherine Ward, the recipient of an American Heart Association fellowship, studies an enzyme that is a hallmark of inflammation.
Renato’s main research interests are related to global analysis and differential geometry, particularly applications of analysis techniques to study the geometry and topology of Riemannian and semi-Riemannian manifolds.
Sarah studies model theory, with a special focus on VC-minimality.
Lauren Rich’s research focuses on the complex relationship between food, community and literature.
Bernadette’s research interests are in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, with a particular focus on the shape of pure O-sequences.
Three GLOBES (Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment and Society) students have launched a new website, www.invasivores.org, that hosts a collection of recipes for cooking with invasive species. Their website has received attention in recent months, including a recent mention in the Forbes Magazine blog, “Eat Your Weeds.”
Robert Lester investigates how the structure of production adapts to the dynamics of the economic environment.
The focus of Michelle Blum’s research is the development, characterization, and simulation of a low-friction synthetic biomaterial for use as an articular cartilage substitute.
Michael Giordano investigates the wear properties of three-dimensionally woven fabrics for use as a novel orthopedic device.
Matthew Prygoski is working to develop and analyze a new method for bone-fracture fixation.
Patricia Snell Herzog studies the ways in which different communities and institutional contexts create, perpetuate, or seek to change the transmission of poverty and inequality from one generation to the next.
The research interests of political theory student Ashleen Kelly include the civic republican tradition and the intersection between theology and political philosophy.
Deacon Jim Stokes, an attorney admitted to practice law in Florida and California, was ordained a Roman Catholic deacon in August 2008. “I had the benefit of some excellent professors as I was formed for ministry at the seminaries in South Florida,” Deacon Jim says, “however, it left me hungering for more.”
Three Ph.D. candidates in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Theology have recently been awarded prestigious fellowships from organizations such as the American Academy in Rome, Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the Dolores Zorhab Liebmann Foundation, and the Louisville Institute.
A new graduate minor in screen cultures hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, offers participants a background in theory, methods for approaching film study, and ideas for integrating film, television, and new media into their teaching and scholarship.