News » Archives: October 2013

Arts and Letters Professor Vittorio Hösle Appointed to Pontifical Academy

October 31, 2013, Carrie Gates

Vittorio Hösle, Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. “We were very gratified to learn of Professor Hösle’s appointment to this truly distinguished body,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president.

Rev. Tim Scully, Founder of Notre Dame’s ACE Program, to Receive Manhattan Institute’s William E. Simon Prize

October 29, 2013, Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, will be awarded the $100,000 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship by the Manhattan Institute for founding and leading the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).

Two Arts and Letters Professors Win Fulbright Awards

October 15, 2013, Ben Horvath

Two professors in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters—medievalist Tim Machan and political scientist Benjamin Radcliff—recently received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, which will allow them to travel to Europe to study their respective topics of interest.

Video: Fighting For Equal Education

October 07, 2013, Arts and Letters

It’s no secret that students in the United States lag behind their global peers in math. Nicole McNeil, ACE Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, believes the problem starts with basic arithmetic, where students develop a misunderstanding of the equal sign.

Video: Meet Political Science Major Monica Torres

October 01, 2013, Todd Boruff

“The thing that I like the most about political science is to be able to analyze things that are going on in our world right now and that are really relevant to our lives and what’s going to happen in future generations,” says Monica Torres ’14, a political science and Arabic major from Winter Springs, Fla.