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School vouchers bring more money to Catholic schools—but at a cost, study finds

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

School voucher programs, which use government funds to support students attending private schools, are rising in popularity around the United States, where more than 80 percent of all private school students attend religiously affiliated schools. A research team centered at Notre Dame wanted to find out what effect vouchers have on the religious communities that accept them.

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Researchers develop “living diode” using cardiac muscle cells

Author: Jessica Sieff

Using cardiac muscle cells and cardiac fibroblasts—cells found in connective heart tissue—Pinar Zorlutuna, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at Notre Dame, and her team have created a “living diode,” which can be used for cell-based information processing, according to a recent study in Advanced Biosystems.

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Notre Dame students recognized in International Housewares Association’s Student Design Competition

Author: William G. Gilroy

A pair of Notre Dame students received awards in the 24th annual Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association. The students will have their entries showcased at the International Home + Housewares Show from March 18 to 22 in Chicago.

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Senior John Huber awarded Gates Cambridge scholarship

Author: William G. Gilroy

John Huber, a Notre Dame senior majoring in applied and computational mathematics and statistics, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. Huber is one of only 36 students in the U.S. to be selected for the scholarship, which drew approximately 800 applicants.

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Nanovic Institute awards Laura Shannon Prize to Anna Grzymała-Busse, author of “Nations Under God”

Author: Monica Caro

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at Notre Dame has awarded the 2017 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Anna Grzymała-Busse for her book “Nations Under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy,” published by Princeton University Press.

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Notre Dame receives $25 million gift for O’Neill Hall

Author: Dennis Brown

A gift of $25 million has been made to Notre Dame for the construction of O’Neill Hall, adjacent to the south end of Notre Dame Stadium. The six-story, 100,000-square-foot building, which will include state-of-the-art teaching, rehearsal and performance space for the Department of Music and the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program, will be named in honor of Notre Dame alumnus and Trustee Joseph I. O’Neill III.

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Rileys make significant gift to Notre Dame; largest gift directed to financial aid in University’s history

Author: Dennis Brown

The late Allan J. Riley, a 1957 graduate of Notre Dame, and his wife, Radwan, have made a multi-million-dollar gift in support of need- and merit-based scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

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Zika: Where are we now?

Author: Jessica Sieff

It’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency. The virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has since been declared to be a long-term problem rather than an emergency, but Zika continues to concern health professionals. At the Eck Institute for Global Health at Notre Dame—a global leader in the study of Aedes aegypti—the vector-borne illness is one researchers hope to better understand.

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