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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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Matthew Gursky

Author: Theodore Fox

Professor of Mathematics

Matthew Gursky

“Mathematics has been called the ‘Queen of the Sciences’ because it is the language that reveals and describes the laws governing the physical world. As such, Notre Dame is dedicated to its flourishing at all levels.” Read More

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Notre Dame physicists celebrate announcement of Nobel Prize for Higgs discovery

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert recently won the Nobel Prize in physics in recognition of their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field. U.S. scientists, including several from Notre Dame, played a significant role in advancing the theory and in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, the Higgs boson.

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Alexandros Taflanidis to participate in National Academy of Engineering symposium

Author: Nina Welding

Alexandros Taflanidis, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, has been selected as one of the nation’s 73 most innovative young engineering educators by the National Academy of Engineering and will participate in the academy’s 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

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Joan F. Brennecke awarded American Chemical Society's E.V. Murphree Award

Author: Nina Welding

Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical Engineering and director of Notre Dame’s Center for Sustainable Energy, has been awarded the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society for outstanding research of a theoretical or experimental nature.

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Center for Civil and Human Rights celebrates Father Hesburgh’s legacy

Author: Michael O. Garvey

On Sept. 30, the Center for Civil and Human Rights—founded in 1973 by Father Hesburgh, president emeritus of Notre Dame—celebrated its 40th anniversary with a lecture on “The Civil Rights Legacy of Father Theodore M. Hesburgh,” by Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law.

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Notre Dame kicks off Fighting for Our Children's Future National Bus Tour

Author: William G. Schmitt

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To celebrate its 20 years of service, Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education is launching the Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour, a cross-country effort to raise awareness of the profound impact that K-12 schools have on the future of our nation’s children and to celebrate the unique role that Catholic schools play as agents of human formation and social transformation.

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Notre Dame researchers uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in MRSA

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Notre Dame researchers Shahriar Mobashery, Mayland Chang, their team members, and their collaborators in Spain have published research results this week that show how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) regulates the critical crosslinking of its cell wall in the face of beta-lactam antibiotics.

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