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Notre Dame research funding reaches record-breaking levels

Author: Joanne Fahey and Brandi Klingerman

Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the University’s previous record of $133.7 million set in FY 2015. Additionally, the University also broke its monthly record, receiving $27.6 million in June alone.

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Ernest Morrell appointed director of new Center for Literacy Education in joint Arts and Letters hire

Author: Theo Helm

Ernest Morrell—expert in critical educational theory, social movement theory, English education and African diaspora popular culture—has been appointed Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and inaugural director of the Center for Literacy Education in Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives.

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Researchers create first low-energy particle accelerator beam underground in the United States

Author: Jessica Sieff

Nuclear astrophysicists successfully created the first low-energy particle accelerator beam deep underground in the United States, bringing them one step closer to understanding how the elements of our universe are built. Notre Dame’s involvement in the project, which is called CASPAR (Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research), is led by Michael Wiescher, Freimann Professor of Nuclear Physics, and Research Assistant Professor Dan Robertson.

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Nanovic and Mendoza to host European Catholic university officials for executive education program

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies, in partnership with Nonprofit Certificate Education at the University’s Mendoza College of Business, will host 17 European Catholic university officials July 8-15, 2017, for the Catholic Leadership Institute, an intensive management training program for higher education professionals that has been internationalized to serve those working in former Soviet bloc countries.

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Novel platform uses nanoparticles to detect peanut allergies

Author: Jessica Sieff

A team of chemical and biomolecular engineers at Notre Dame has developed a novel platform to more accurately detect and identify the presence and severity of peanut allergies, without directly exposing patients to the allergen, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Professor’s talk on American oil interests to air on C-SPAN 3

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

A spring lecture given by Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at Notre Dame, will be televised on C-SPAN 3 at 8 p.m. and midnight EDT Saturday, June 24. The taping is part of C-SPAN’s Lectures in History series and will be available for viewing online and as a podcast in the week after the lecture airs.

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