University of Notre Dame

  • More Americans are signed up to donate organs than regularly volunteer their time or donate money. Photo by Flickr user Mark Coggins.
    September 10, 2014   BY Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson 

    Generosity means giving money, time, energy and attention. But it also can mean giving a part of you – literally, in the case of blood and organ donations. In the third adaptation of their recently published book, “The Paradox of Generosity,” the University of Notre Dame’s Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show how Americans are more willing to donate what’s inside of them than they are to open their checkbooks. Continue reading

  • Giving makes us feel good, but not enough Americans do it. Photo by Flickr user Kymberly Janisch.
    September 3, 2014   BY Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson 

    Given the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge this summer, you might think Americans are a fairly generous group. Indeed, more than $100 million has been raised for the ALS Association. But although we enjoy, and benefit from, giving money voluntarily, research from the University of Notre Dame suggests we’re not that good at it. That’s what researchers Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson call the “Paradox of Generosity.” Continue reading

  • September 8, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    Entering Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s home in Miami, visitors can’t help but feel like they’ve stepped into an art museum. From the kitchen to his high-ceilinged study, nearly every inch of his place is covered with works by contemporary of Latin American artists. Pau-Llosa’s vast collection is on display at the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art in “Parallel Currents: Highlights of the Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection of Latin American Art.” Continue reading