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Thomas E. Bear appointed executive director of student financial strategies

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Thomas E. Bear, formerly vice president for enrollment services at the University of Evansville, has been appointed executive director of student financial strategies at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 30. In his new role, Bear will oversee financial aid and student accounts in the Office of Student Financial Services.

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New book edited by ND international law expert defines war

Author: Joan Fallon

What is war? The question is more than academic, says international law expert Mary Ellen O’Connell, the editor of a new book that “makes concrete the fact that armed conflict is legally defined as ‘war’ only when there is actual fighting by organized groups at a certain level of intensity on the battlefield.”

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New Notre Dame research raises questions about iris recognition systems

Author: William G. Gilroy

Since the early days of iris recognition technologies, it has been assumed that the iris was a “stable” biometric over a person’s lifetime. However, new findings by Notre Dame researchers indicate that iris biometric enrollment is susceptible to an aging process that causes recognition performance to degrade slowly over time.

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