Distinguished mathematical logician Luis Laita, the first person to receive a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame with training in the history and philosophy of science, died on February 24 after a distinguished career teaching artificial intelligence in his native Spain. As a Ph.D. student at Notre Dame, Laita studied for a period in the Department of Philosophy with prominent logician Boleslaw Sobocinski before transferring to the Department of History to focus on the history of mathematics. His 1976 dissertation, A Study of the Genesis of Boolean Logic, was directed by Michael Crowe, who is the the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of the Humanities in the Program of Liberal Studies and Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science. Read More
Detection of Elevated Uranium Levels on the Navajo Nation – Claim 28
Reilly Center Mini-Grant Update – March 2017
This research was made possible by a grant submitted to the Reilly Center from GLOBES students Teresa Baumer and Luke Saderski.
Written by grantees Teresa Baumer (Reilly GLOBES), Nikki Moore, Meena Said, and Luke Sadergaski (Reilly GLOBES)
GLOBES students Becca Love and Quirine ten Bosch are part of a new vanguard of Ph.D. recipients armed with cross-cutting training and a deep knowledge of life science to enable them to understand and battle infectious disease in the developing world. Both students recently earned Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Biological Sciences as well as GLOBES Certificates in Environment and Society for their creative and integrative research. Read More
The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values is hosting a multidisciplinary group of ethics scholars from around the country for a 2-day workshop on "positive research integrity." The field is a new and expanding approach to research ethics and integrity training and the Reilly Center's resulting white paper will be one of the first publications defining it and making recommendations for its implementation in academia, industry, and government. Read More
For the fourth year in a row, the University of Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released a list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology that we should be talking about in the coming year. Read More
Robert Goulding, an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Program of Liberal Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science program, has won a yearlong fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where he will finish a book on Renaissance thinker Thomas Harriot. About 200 scholars from around the world are chosen each year to work with 28 permanent faculty at the IAS. Read More
Graduate students Filippo Gianferrari and Adriana Monica Solomon have been awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships to delve deeper into the lives and impact of two intellectual archetypes—Dante and Isaac Newton, respectively. Gianferrari, a Ph.D. candidate in the Medieval Institute, is investigating the Latin authors who may have influenced Dante. And Solomon, a philosophy Ph.D. candidate in the History and Philosophy of Science Program at the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, is shining a light on Newton’s lesser-known contributions to philosophy and science. Read More
The nonpartisan initiative was focused on promoting civil discourse, understanding responsible digital citizenry, and avoiding stereotypes and assumptions while focusing on issues rather than party politics. Read More
The Reilly Center's History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program welcomes two new postdoctoral fellows, James Nguyen (Philosophy) and Scott Trigg (History).
James Nguyen received his Ph.D. in Philosophy London School of Economics and Political Science and Scott Trigg received his Ph.D. in History & History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read More
For the third year, the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has co-sponsored the student-organized Good Shepherd Montessori School Junior High Academic Conference in South Bend, Indiana. This year's conference was titled "Moving Forward" and addressed issues in sustainable transportation. Read More