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New ND report on Catholic generosity finds giving stems from conscious effort

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Massive catastrophes, the globally televised images of human suffering they generate, and the innate compassion of ordinary people invariably combine to unleash impressive feats of giving, but a new Notre Dame study suggests that generosity, at least among American Catholics, may be more complicated than that.

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Notre Dame researchers put chemistry lab on paper to detect low-quality medicine

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, and her collaborators have recently published results that show the effectiveness of an inexpensive paper test card that could fundamentally change the balance of power between pharmaceutical buyers and sellers in the developing world.

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Center for Social Concerns institute helps faculty integrate community engagement into scholarly portfolio

Author: John Guimond

The second annual Center for Social Concerns Community Engagement Faculty Institute, held May 29 through May 31 at Notre Dame, was designed to help faculty deepen their understanding of the theory and practice of academic community engagement.

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Dean to bike more than 3,000 miles in fourth annual Road to Discovery ride

Author: Stephanie Healey

Gregory Crawford, dean of the College of Science at Notre Dame, will be embarking on his fourth annual bicycle ride on June 27 (Thursday) to raise funds for research to find a cure or treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease. He will be biking 3,476 miles from Los Angeles to Baltimore and will arrive on Aug. 2.

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Astronomers discover light echo from supernova

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Astronomers led by Notre Dame's Peter Garnavich have discovered light echoing off material surrounding a recent supernova explosion, SN 2009ig. The dust and gas that are reflecting the light are so close to the eruption center that it is likely related to the progenitor star. This discovery supports the theory that exploding white dwarfs become unstable from matter donated by large, non-degenerate stars.

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