News » Archives: September 2013

Nanovics Make Leadership Gift for Social Sciences Building at Notre Dame

September 23, 2013, Dennis Brown

Robert S. and Elizabeth Nanovic of North Yarmouth, Maine, have made a leadership gift to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of a new social sciences building in the College of Arts and Letters. Nanovic Hall will be built on Notre Dame Avenue, south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, and will house the Departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2015 and be completed by August 2017, prior to the start of the academic year.

Notre Dame Philosopher Vittorio Hösle Appointed to Vatican Academy by Pope Francis

September 17, 2013, Michael O. Garvey

Vittorio G. Hösle, Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis. “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. “On behalf of the University, I congratulate Professor Hösle for this well-deserved and important recognition, and thank him for helping Notre Dame fulfill its mission of serving the Church through scholarship.”

Video: Patrick Deneen on the Constitution and the American Way of Life

September 16, 2013, Arts and Letters

“When we think about a constitution, we ought to think more comprehensively,” says Patrick Deneen, the David A. Potenziani Memorial Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science.

Notre Dame community of faith responds to call for peace in Syria

September 09, 2013, John Guimond

Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East and the World

The University of Notre Dame community of faith will join Pope Francis and people of faith around the world for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East and the World on Saturday (Sept. 7). Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, Campus Ministry, Student Government Association, Peace Fellowship, Militia of the Immaculata and other student organizations have planned a series of events and liturgies to mark the day of fasting and prayer, and they welcome participation in person or in spirit.

Political Science Alumnus Turns Peace Corps Service into Career

September 03, 2013, Renée LaReau

Notre Dame political science and peace studies alumnus Brian Klein ’08 not only served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer, he has made a career with the venerable service organization. In July 2013, Klein was appointed to a job as special assistant to Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes.