The University of Notre Dame has received $128 million in research funding for fiscal year 2016 — the second highest in its history. In fiscal year 2015, the University’s research funding was its highest of all time, reaching $133 million.
Young business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean will travel to South Bend to work alongside local businesses, start-ups, non-governmental organizations and similar entities.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) recently awarded a grant to Professor Jaimie Bleck and the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to evaluate a program aimed at improving local governance in Malawi.
2016 USAID Fellow, Chris Newton, was recently featured in a news article by Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Chris is currently working in South Sudan with the Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) on a different fellowship program. He will continue his work with AVSI through the support of the USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship. Read his story here…
For the Planet and the Poor, the first major conference organized by the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, will open with a keynote panel, “A Surprising Convergence, a Moment of Opportunity,” at 6 p.m. on April 4 (Monday) in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business.
During a speech at the University of Notre Dame on March 18, the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Kenneth Hackett addressed the nature of the Holy See’s diplomatic work, and spoke about the impact of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.
Major gains in Haitian students’ literacy skills through the Read to Learn initiative, led by Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)—in partnership with Notre Dame’s Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD)—have earned Notre Dame a significant role as part of a $33,379,887 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project in Haiti.
University of Notre Dame junior Cassidy McDonald will be going on assignment with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kristof as part of a New York Times contest. McDonald will be travelling to a developing country to raise awareness about neglected global issues.