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Inaugural survey on the state of corporate adaptation underway

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) and Four Twenty Seven, with support from Business for Social Responsibility, have launched the inaugural State of Corporate Adaptation survey to provide unprecedented insight on how private sector players are addressing the need to adapt complex business operations to a changing climate. Read More

New paper examines social effects on the gut microbiome of wild baboons

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new study led by Elizabeth Archie, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Biology at Notre Dame, has found that social interactions have direct effects on the gut microbiome. Archie points out that most, if not all, animals have a gut microbiome—an incredibly diverse “rainforest” of bacteria that lives in the intestine and helps animals digest food, make vitamins and fight disease. Read More

Early survey results indicate that LF will be eliminated in Haiti

Author: Gene Stowe

Preliminary testing of more than 850 schoolchildren in the Haitian town of Saut-d’Eau has shown only one child to be infected with the parasite that causes lymphatic filariasis (LF), a milestone in efforts to eradicate the debilitating disease from the island. The results mean that the Notre Dame Haiti Program likely will achieve its goal of eliminating LF from Haiti by 2020. Read More

The University of Notre Dame and friends honor and remember Father Hesburgh

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame’s iconic 15th president, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., was honored and remembered March 4 at a memorial service in the University’s Joyce Center. Father Hesburgh, one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died Feb. 26 at Notre Dame. He was 97. Read More

Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97. Read More

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