The Rise of Research at Notre Dame

statue of Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., Notre Dame's founder, on  Main Quad in the fall with brightly colored leaves in the background
Statue of Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s founder

During the academic year, we run a monthly live event series called Research Uncorked.

Just like the podcast, it features informal interviews with leading scholars and scientists, although in this case, our guests are drawn exclusively from Notre Dame. Originally hosted at Ironhand Winebar in South Bend, the series has been taking place online during the pandemic.

In April, we were excited to welcome Assistant Registrar Chris Temple, who has just completed a Ph.D. in history at Notre Dame—and about Notre Dame. His doctoral dissertation starts with the University’s founding by a Catholic priest in 1842 and examines what happened over the next 125 years to develop Notre Dame’s capacity to foster top-flight research, providing a new perspective on the relationship between religious faith and science.

The event was titled “From Humble Beginnings: The Rise of Research at Notre Dame.” You can watch host Ted Fox’s entire 30-minute conversation with Chris below.