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Indianapolis Shamrock Series events will include lecture by Theology professor

Author: William G. Gilroy

 

University of Notre Dame fans descending on Indianapolis for the Shamrock Series off-site home football game between the Fighting Irish and Purdue Boilermakers on Sept.13 (Saturday) will have an opportunity to enjoy a series of academic and service activities in the days leading up to the game.

Notre Dame’s College of Science will sponsor an academic event titled, “Let’s Have a Moment of Science” at 9:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 12) at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 North Meridian Street. The event will include fun, hands-on investigations in ecology, chemistry, math and physics. At 10:30, three Notre Dame College of Science faculty will make presentations in the Indiana Children’s Museum’s Lilly Theater. Matt Leevy will discuss “3-D Printing: Building a Better Tomorrow in Medicine and Manufacturing, Layer by Layer;” Justin Crepp will address “Earth-like Worlds Orbiting Other Suns;” and Jennifer Tank will examine “Preventing Coastal Dead Zones from a Distance.” The events are free and open to the public. Read More

Theology Professor Awarded for Social Justice Work

Author: Emily Hammock

Professor Timothy Matovina was awarded the 2014 William A. Toohey, CSC Award for Social Justice. The award, coordinated by Notre Dame Campus Ministry, was established in 1980 to honor the memory of a Holy Cross priest who served as director of Campus Ministry. It is granted annually to the member of the Notre Dame community whose preaching or writing emphasizes the social justice dimension of the Gospel in an exemplary way. Professor Matovina serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Latino Studies, in addition to his work in the Theology Department. Read More

Theology Professor Awarded 2014 Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

Author: Emily Hammock

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez,O.P., a member of the Notre Dame Theology faculty since 2001, has been awarded the 2014 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prise. Fr. Gutiérrez is widely credited as the author of the foundational text for liberation theology, “A Theology of Liberation.” The movement launched by his work grew rapidly in a Latin America plagued by the military dictatorships of the 1960s and 1970s and became one of the most influential in contemporary theology by calling attention to the Church’s vocation to resist the oppression of the poor. Read More

Theology Professors Receive Catholic Press Association awards

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology,” edited by Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., associate professor of theology at Notre Dame, and Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P., John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, received the second-place award in the social teaching category of the 2014 Book Awards from the Catholic Press Association.

Jospeh Blenkinsopp, the John A. O’Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, recieved the third place prize in the Scripture category for his book, David Remembered: Kingship and National identity in Ancient Israel.

The awards were announced during the association’s annual June meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Congratulations to all! Read More

Theology Professor Awarded Two Prestigious Research Grants

Author: Aaron Smith

Peter Casarella, associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Theology, has been awarded two prestigious grants for a book project that will explore the idea of God from the perspective of Latino Catholicism, including the complex challenges of “translating” God in a modern world. Read More

Professor John C. Cavadini Receives Foreword Reviews Book Award

Author: Emily Hammock

Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI, edited by Professor John C. Cavadini, has received the Bronze Award in the Religion category from the 2013 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award. According to their website, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers determine the winners of these awards, announced on June 27. Congratulations to Prof. Cavadini! Read More

Philoshopy and Theology Joint Major Publishes Article on Pope John Paul II

Author: Emily Hammock

Homiletic & Pastoral Review recently published an article by rising senior Philosophy and Theology joint-major, Christian Serena. Christina spent Fall Break in Poland on a Nanovic Institute grant, researching Pope John Paul II's lasting impact on the people of his homeland. She interviewed 23 poles in three cities and presented her findings in an article entitled: "Poland Remembers: A Firsthand Look at Blessed John Paul II’s Impact on the People of His Homeland Read More

Senior Awards in Theology

Author: Emily Hammock

The Theology Department is pleased to announce the winners of our annual Senior AwardsJenna Ahn has received The Gertrude Austin Marti Award in Theology and Brittany Abt has received The Reverend Joseph H. Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Award. There were many outstanding candidates among our graduating seniors, but we were particularly impressed with the academic and extracurricular achievements Jenna and Brittany have made during their Notre Dame careers. Congratulations to our 2014 award winners Read More