Notre Dame receives $1.6 million from Accenture to expand technology and opportunity in Uganda and South Africa

Author: Notre Dame News

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development has received $1.6 million from Accenture to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project. CE3 has empowered disconnected communities in northern Uganda by harnessing solar energy to deliver clean, efficient, renewable power and Wi-Fi connectivity. Read More

Record number of students named Fulbright finalists

Author: Notre Dame News

Eighteen Notre Dame students have been named Fulbright grant finalists in the 2015-2016 program, the most grantees the University has ever had in the program. Sixteen finalists have accepted the award. Read More

STEM research leaders call for change in undergrad education

Author: William G. Gilroy

Immediate change is needed at all levels to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in research universities, according to a paper on undergraduate STEM learning and teaching co-authored by Zachary Schultz, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, that appears in a special July issue of the journal Nature. Read More

New paper describes novel synthesis of hyperbranched polymers

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new paper by a team of researchers that includes Haifeng Gao, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, presents, for the first time, a one-pot, one-batch synthesis of hyperbranched polymers with tunablemolecular weights, uniform size and high degree of branching using an efficient click polymerization technique. Read More

Hesburgh Libraries receive largest gift in history from Navari Foundation

Author: Dennis Brown

The Marilyn & Rudolph M. Navari Charitable Foundation has made a $10 million gift to the Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame, the largest gift in the libraries’ history, surpassing the $6 million Ford Foundation Challenge Grant that helped fund the original construction of the then-Memorial Library in the early 1960s. Read More

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