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Dive into Notre Dame Research during the Alumni Reunion on June 3

May 23, 2016

Notre Dame Research will be participating in the Alumni Association’s Annual Reunion event on the first Friday of June on the third floor of the Main Building. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the dome will be open to tours, where several offices will open their doors to alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University. Additionally, other buildings on campus will also be open for tours throughout the day.

Tracing the Words of an Ancient Preacher

May 10, 2016


Augustine of Hippo is recognized as one of the most important church fathers and greatest thinkers of Christianity. While many theologians and philosophers study his work, Hildegund Müller, associate professor of classics and associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, takes a different approach to reading Augustine’s texts.


Peter Harrison to Lecture on "Religious Origins in Modern Science?"

April 21, 2016

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The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the History and Philosophy of Science Program are pleased to announce a public lecture by Peter Harrison, Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland, Australia, entitled "Religious Origins in Modern Science?" 

The lecture will begin at 4:30 pm on Monday, April 25 in 155 DeBartolo Hall.

In addition to his public lecture, Professor Peter Harrison will offer undergraduate, graduate, and faculty seminars on his recent book The Territories of Science and Religion (Chicago, 2015). Questions regarding Professor Harrison's lecture or book seminars may be directed to Carolyn Sherman at the NDIAS (574-631-1305;

Workshop to Focus on the Relationship of Body and Mind in Late Antique Philosophy and Theology

April 18, 2016


On Friday, April 22, in the McGlinn Family Room in Visitation Hall, Diego De Brasi, 2015-2016 NDIAS Fellow, and Gretchen Reydams-Schils, Director of the Notre Dame Workshop on Ancient Philosophy, will lead an all-day workshop entitled, "Noûs – Psykhé – Sôma: The relationship of body and mind in late antique philosophy and theology."

The workshop is sponsored by the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, the Notre Dame Workshop on Ancient Philosophy, and the History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program and the Philip S. and Joan C. Coogan Endowment for Excellence in the History of Medicine, in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values.

Felipe Fernández-Armesto to Lead Book Seminar

April 15, 2016

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The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is pleased to announce a book seminar on Friday, April 22, from noon to 2:00 pm by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, the William P. Reynolds Professor of Arts and Letters and Professor of History here at the University of Notre Dame. 

The seminar will focus on Professor Fernández-Armesto’s recent book, A Foot in the River: Why Our Lives Change—and the Limits of Evolution (Oxford University Press, 2015), a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary essay that takes an evolutionary perspective to argue for the primacy of culture in human life, throughout human history and across different cultures and traditions.