The Reilly Center announced its Dual-Degree (DD) Reilly Scholars for 2014 on Friday, April 5 at the annual spring gathering. The Reilly Scholars Award recognizes three to four rising fifth-year students who while pursuing two majors have found ways to merge their two degrees. It is the greatest honor that the Reilly Center offers to Dual-Degree students and comes with official honors at commencement and a $1,000 award.
Awardees exemplify the highest ideals of the dual-degree program because they are using both degrees in their present endeavors and have their sights on fusing the two degrees in their future careers.
This year's awardees are Michael “Mitch” S. Kochanski, A. James Schmidt, Jonathan Schommer, and Vanessa Steger.
"Saving Planet Earth," by Kerry Temple for Notre Dame Magazine
"I’ve written about our place on earth before, but the forecasts remain grim and the mounting evidence is more than anecdotal. There’s more to be said.
The impetus this time is a conference in early April at Notre Dame, “Climate Change and the Common Good,” organized by faculty members from physics, biology and theology, and sponsored by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, the Center for Social Concerns, and other University offices and departments. Nationally recognized voices (along with grad students and faculty from nearby colleges and universities) will gather here to talk about what’s going on and what can be done about it. The faculty are also hoping to nudge the University into more of a leadership position in response to environmental concerns and to bring Catholic social teaching into the conversation."
Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff (Ret., USAF) and Patrick McCloskey have co-authored an op-ed in the March 15 issue of the Wall Street Journal.
The op-ed, titled "With Drone Warfare, America Approaches the Robo-Rubicon," explores the ethics of autonomous weapons systems and calls for a debate among military decision-makers, think tanks, politicians, and the public regarding both the parameters for research and the deployment of these weapons.
Class of 2013 - Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design
Breanna Stachowski placed 3rd in the International Housewares Association Student Design Competition with her Neat Seat, a space-saving high-chair for kids.
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"There are so many things that come into play in product design, having those technical and art backgrounds merged together throughout the entire design process saves both time and complications."
Reilly Center's List of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues featured on NPR's No Limits
On February 21, 2013, the NPR program No Limits interviewed Reilly Fellow Marya Lieberman and Reilly Center Outreach Coordinator Jessica Baron to talk about the center's List of Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology. Click here for the podcast.
The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values announced three new faculty felllows, representing a wide array of teaching and scholarship. The fellows are Nitesh Chawla (pictured), the Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Mark McKenna, a Professor of Law and a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow in the Law School and a Fellow in the Notre Dame Program on Law & Market Behavior; and Robin Darling Young, an Associate Professor of Theology in the College of Arts & Letters.
Patrick J. McCloskey, a member of the Reilly Center Advisory Board, has just published an Op-Ed in the New York Times entitled "Catholic Education, In Need of Salvation."
Notre Dame’s Reilly Center highlights emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology
As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has announced its inaugural list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2013.
The center aimed to present a list of items for scientists and laypeople alike to consider in the coming months and years as new technologies develop. It will feature one of these issues on its website each month in 2013, giving readers more information, questions to ask and resources to consult.
This is the first in a series of alumni/ae spotlights for the Reilly Dual-Degree Arts & Letter/Engineering Program. Read on to see what Santiago Garcés ('11) is doing for the city of South Bend and how the dual-degree program helped forge that path.
When many of us view a great building, we are struck by the majesty and artistry that spring from its form, function and materials. University of Notre Dame mathematician Alexander J. Hahn sees all this, but also something more. He sees the mathematics that lies at the heart of great buildings and finds in it a beauty of its own. Hahn examines the mathematics at work in great buildings in a compelling and richly illustrated new book, Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings, published by Princeton University Press.
Melinda Gormley, Assistant Director for Research at the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, has been chosen as a fellow for the To Think, To Write, To Publish project at Arizona State University (ASU). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and administered through the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at ASU.
For her contributions to Emerson studies, Laura Dassow Walls, the University of Notre Dame’s William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English, has been awarded the 2012 Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Distinguished Achievement Award.
The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values announced its new fellows on Monday, April 30, 2012: David Hernandez (Classics), Nick Laneman (Wireless Institute), Jessica Payne (Psychology), and Carter Snead (Law School). The four nominees represent a diverse mix of scholarship and are drawn from the College of Arts & Letters, the College of Engineering, and the Law School.