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Research to improve sanitation in Africa gets $1 million boost

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Molly Lipscomb, assistant professor of economics at Notre Dame, and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, hope to increase the accessibility of sanitation technology in poor neighborhoods in Dakar, Senegal. Their two-year research project is supported by a more than $1 million grant to Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Professor joins leading scholars for second seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum

Author: Susan Good

Paolo Carozza, professor of law at Notre Dame, participated in the second seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum on Nov. 21 and 23, held at the site of Jesus’ baptism in Jordan. Carozza was one of 24 Catholics invited to attend the seminar by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

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Notre Dame, Purdue and GE Healthcare partner on "ultra low" radiation-dose, high clarity CT technology

Author: William G. Gilroy

Notre Dame, Purdue University and GE Healthcare have announced the commercial availability of a new CT scanning technology, called Veo™, that enables physicians to diagnose patients with high clarity images at previously unattainable low radiation dose levels.

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Want smarter children? Space siblings at least two years apart, research shows

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According to a new study by Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles and graduate student Elizabeth Munnich, siblings spaced more than two years apart have higher reading and math scores than children born closer together. The positive academic effects of greater spacing between children were seen in older siblings, but not in younger ones, according to Buckles.

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Catholic sex-abuse crisis boon for Baptists, new research shows

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Did the Catholic sex-abuse scandal benefit other faiths? New research by economist Dan Hungerman shows it did. The study by Hungerman, Stepan Family Associate Professor of Economics, shows a two million member drop in the Catholic population following the sex-abuse scandal and more than $3 billion in donations to non-Catholic faiths, with Baptist churches showing the most significant gains.

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