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Notre Dame’s Reilly Center releases list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology

Author: William G. Gilroy

As a new year approaches, Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology.

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2013 ND-GAIN data show world’s poorest countries lag 100 years behind richest in preparing for climate change

Author: Julie Hail Flory

It will take the world’s poorest countries more than one century just to reach the level of climate change readiness that the richest countries already enjoy, according to data released December 12 by the 2013 Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

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Grace Xing receives U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy grant

Author: William G. Gilroy

A team led by Huili (Grace) Xing, professor of electrical engineering at Notre Dame, has been awarded a $2,496,428 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program for projects aimed at developing next-generation power conversion devices.

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Biologist David Lodge appointed to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board

Author: William G. Gilroy

David Lodge, Ludmilla F. and Stephen J. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame and a world-renowned expert on invasive species, has accepted a nomination to join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science Advisory Board.

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Notre Dame mechanical engineer Gretar Tryggvason named AAAS Fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy

Gretar Tryggvason, Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and department chair at Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

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Notre Dame geologists’ discovery should cause earth scientists to rethink chemical makeup of Earth’s mantle

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new discovery by researchers from Notre Dame’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences could change prevailing assumptions about the chemical makeup of the Earth’s mantle.

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Wireless Institute workshop sows the seeds for cooperative research program with industry

Author: William G. Gilroy

A recent workshop hosted by Notre Dame’s Wireless Institute brought leading wireless companies to campus to review the institute’s current research projects, identify grand challenges and potential collaborations, and lay the groundwork for a future Industry/University Cooperative Research Center at Notre Dame.

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Design professor, students create campaign to help South Africans with HIV 'live positively'

Author: Carrie Gates

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The prevalence of HIV and AIDS in South Africa is an issue that continues to define the country and its citizens. In the spring, Associate Professor Robert Sedlack traveled with a team of 11 students to Johannesburg to gain firsthand perspective on the problem and collaborate with community organizations.

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Rev. Tim Scully, founder of Notre Dame’s ACE program, to receive Manhattan Institute’s William E. Simon Prize

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and professor of political science at Notre Dame, will be awarded the $100,000 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship by the Manhattan Institute for founding and leading the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).

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Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute receives $30 million grant renewal

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, which includes Notre Dame as a member, has received a nearly $30 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its mission of accelerating research discoveries across Indiana and beyond.

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Bill Nichols

Author: Theodore Fox

Professor of Accountancy, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the Mendoza College of Business

Bill Nichols

“Recently while designing an accounting course, I tried a novel approach informed by the declaration: ‘The primary function of commerce is service to mankind.’ … ‘Sustainability: Accounting & Reporting’ introduces to students a wide-ranging set of performance indicators that goes beyond traditional measures of a firm’s economic performance.” Read More

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