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  • Mendoza professor provides STEM training to local teachers with center support

    Mendoza professor provides STEM training to local teachers with center support

    Mendoza professor provides STEM training to local teachers with center support December 1, 2022 As data-driven technologies have become increasingly embedded in our lives, interest in understanding and creating them has become similarly widespread. Principles of data science and data literacy have started to become part of the educational curricula in some communities, helping prepare…


  • Inaugural graduate institute considers community-engaged scholarship in South Bend, Chicago

    Inaugural graduate institute considers community-engaged scholarship in South Bend, Chicago

    Inaugural graduate institute considers community-engaged scholarship in South Bend, Chicago October 29, 2022 “Unleash your imagination.” That challenge from visiting keynote speaker Dr. Timothy Eatman framed the 2022 Graduate Institute for Engaged Teaching and Research. From October 17-19, Eatman and a group of community leaders and faculty from South Bend and Chicago joined a diverse…


  • Center collaborates to pursue question of labor rights in Bangladesh

    Center collaborates to pursue question of labor rights in Bangladesh

    Center collaborates to pursue question of labor rights in Bangladesh October 28, 2022 In mid-October the center sponsored a global convening of academics, practitioners, and activists to consider questions of labor justice in Bangladesh––the second largest exporter of ready-made garments. Hosted by the Congregation of Holy Cross and Notre Dame University Bangladesh, the gathering brought…


  • Center hosts international symposium on children and integral human development

    Center hosts international symposium on children and integral human development

    Center hosts international symposium on children and integral human development October 28, 2022 SPIRE: The Global Catholic Social Tradition Network gathered for a symposium on Children and Integral Human Development, at the Center for Social Concerns October 6-8, 2022. The symposium convened more than 30 researchers, non-profit practitioners, and young people for three days to explore the…


  • Research leads to reduced risk of local mosquito-borne diseases

    Research leads to reduced risk of local mosquito-borne diseases

    Research leads to reduced risk of local mosquito-borne diseases September 30, 2022 On a hot summer day, most people avoid mosquitoes. But in June, a group of Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate student researchers instead headed toward the swirling swarms around Spicer Lake. These students worked with three Notre Dame professors to study the spread…


  • Center student creates digital library for rural Guatemalans

    Center student creates digital library for rural Guatemalans

    Center student creates digital library for rural Guatemalans September 30, 2022 Zoë Case is no stranger to the center’s programming. She’s currently completing her final semester at the University and will soon receive a BFA in Design, and she is taking the center’s Appalachia seminar where she will travel to the region over fall break.…


  • New prison education initiative joins Center for Social Concerns

    New prison education initiative joins Center for Social Concerns

    New prison education initiative joins Center for Social Concerns By: JP Shortall September 30, 2022 A new prison education initiative will bring five local, state, and national prison education programs together in one effort to be housed at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns. Notre Dame Programs for Education in Prison (NDPEP) will…


  • Center welcomes new postdoctoral fellow

    Center welcomes new postdoctoral fellow

    Center welcomes new postdoctoral fellow September 6, 2022 This fall, Wes Siscoe, Ph.D. is joining the Center for Social Concerns as a postdoctoral fellow with Virtues & Vocations, a national forum for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. The fellowship is a year-long opportunity…


  • Upcoming symposium to develop social theology of the child

    Upcoming symposium to develop social theology of the child

    Upcoming symposium to develop social theology of the child September 6, 2022 Human dignity is central to Catholic social tradition, so what does it mean to apply that teaching to children? Clemens Sedmak, Ph.D., director and professor of social ethics at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and faculty fellow at the Center for Social…


  • Center for Social Concerns launches new graduate fellowship

    Center for Social Concerns launches new graduate fellowship

    Center for Social Concerns launches new graduate fellowship September 6, 2022 The Center for Social Concerns has launched a new graduate fellowship program designed to engage graduate students from around the University and from any disciplinary perspective on questions of justice. Like students nationally, graduate and professional students at Notre Dame are increasingly interested in…