Physicist Jay LaVerne named AAAS fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy

Jay LaVerne, professional specialist in Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory and a concurrent research professor of physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Read More

Notre Dame’s Emily Mediate named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Sue Lister

Emily Mediate, a 2015 Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016. Read More

WHO’s LF elimination program is not enough

Author: William G. Gilroy

More than 1 billion people in tropical and subtropical countries are at risk for lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis. The World Health Organization has set a goal to eliminate LF in vulnerable countries through mass drug administrations, an effort that has seen dramatic results. However, a new study from Notre Dame suggests that WHO’s recommendations for elimination are not enough. Read More

Technology meets society: New app helps seniors live better

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new technological solution developed by researchers from Notre Dame is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living communities. Unlike many available apps for seniors that merely track data, this app, developed by the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, creates a personalized socio-ecological construct around the senior. Read More

Notre Dame partners with Posse Foundation

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame has entered into a partnership with the Posse Foundation, a nationwide college access and youth leadership development program, to offer full-tuition scholarships to select students from the New Orleans area. Read More

Emotionally supportive relationships linked to lower testosterone

Author: Michael O. Garvey

It has long been known that among humans (and some other species as well), males who cooperate amicably with their female mates in raising and nurturing offspring often have lower testosterone levels than their more aggressive and occasionally grumpy counterparts. But two Notre Dame anthropologists are looking beyond the nuclear family for such effects. Read More

Scientists detect wasps evolving into new species

Author: William G. Gilroy

Scientists from Notre Dame, Rice University, the University of Iowa and Michigan State University have observed three species of wasps evolving into three new species, an intriguing case of rapid evolution in action. Read More

Encouraging motivation to benefit others can lead to more effective teams

Author: William G. Gilroy

When team members are motivated toward promoting the benefits of others, they are higher-performing and stay in their teams for a longer period, according to a new study by Jasmine Hu, assistant professor of management in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and Robert Liden of the University of Illinois at Chicago Read More

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