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Notre Dame receives $6.1 million NSF award to advance QuarkNet program

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Notre Dame has received a five-year, $6.1 million award from the National Science Foundation to support the continuation of the nationwide QuarkNet program, which uses particle physics experiments to inspire students and provide valuable research, training and mentorship opportunities for high school teachers.

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Initiative for Global Development teams with Accenture to develop electricity, connectivity in Uganda

Author: Notre Dame News

The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (IGD) and Accenture — a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company — are taking the lead to empower disconnected communities in northern Uganda by harnessing solar energy to generate electricity for Internet and communications technologies, education and training centers, and new locally developed ventures.

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Not simply a party: Tailgaters contribute to team victory and even university brand, new study shows

Author: Shannon Chapla

Notre Dame marketing professor and cultural anthropologist John Sherry has just concluded first-of-its-kind research that shows football tailgate parties build community, nurture tradition, and actually contribute to a college or university brand — at least for the fans.

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