Archives » December 2012

Notre Dame Launches Doctor of Musical Arts Program

Author: Joanna Basile

Sacred music is foundational to many of the world’s artistic traditions, and this is especially so when it comes to Western music. It is also an artistic—and academic—area that continues to grow and develop. To celebrate and promote this diverse and vibrant art form, the University of Notre Dame is launching a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) program with majors in organ and choral conducting, beginning in fall 2013. Read More

Retirement Celebration: Gene Ulrich and Paul Bradshaw

Author: Emily Hammock

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Notre Dame Theology Department honored the careers of retiring professors Gene Ulrich and Paul Bradshaw with a reception in the Jordan Hall Reading Room. Professors Jim Vanderkam and Max Johnson introduced the honorees, who each spoke briefly on their remarkable careers. Ulrich and Bradshaw will both retire after the end of this semester but hope to return to Notre Dame for occasional lectures and events. The Theology Department wishes them the best of luck and happiness in their new endeavors! Read More

In Memoriam: Rev. Matthew Miceli, C.S.C., ND Theologian and Rector

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Matthew Mitchell Miceli, C.S.C., associate professor emeritus of theology at the University of Notre Dame, died on Sunday, December 9, at Holy Cross House. He was 89. Father Miceli ’47, served as rector of Cavanaugh Hall from 1963 to 1990, and holds the University’s record as longest-serving rector of one residence hall. Seventeen children of Cavanaugh alumni have been named after him. Read More

Two Muslim female scholars to lecture at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Two prominent Muslim intellectual women will give lectures this week as participants in the University of Notre Dame’s Quran Seminar, a yearlong project gathering scholars from around the world at Notre Dame to study the Quran.

Nayla Tabbara, director of cross-cultural studies for the Adyan Foundation, will speak on “The Quran and Muslim-Christian Relations” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 6) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Maryam Musharraf, associate professor of Persian language and literature at Shahid Beheshti University in Iran, will speak on “The Quran and Islamic Mysticism” at 5 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7) in Room 100-104 of McKenna Hall. Read More