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Notre Dame and Moi University join research efforts to shed light on breast cancer

Author: William G. Gilroy

Breast cancer is a major health problem worldwide, and the incidence of the disease is rising across Africa. A new joint research effort between Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and Harper Cancer Research Institute and a Kenyan doctoral student from Moi University is examining the unique manifestation of breast cancer in Kenya.

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Research by ND sociologist Christian Smith helps shape nationwide Catholic initiative

Author: Michael O. Garvey

According to those who conceived, organized and now direct the growing “Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth” movement, research conducted by Christian Smith, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology and director of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society, has been instrumental in the development of the program.

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Notre Dame engineering students provide young patient with a 'joy ride'

Author: William G. Gilroy

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According to its website, “Little Tikes has provided countless hours of fun for all ages.” Two Notre Dame engineering students used a Little Tikes Hummer car to not just bring fun but to tremendously enrich the life of a young patient at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

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Nitesh Chawla receives IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award

Author: William G. Gilroy

IBM has announced that Nitesh Chawla, Notre Dame’s Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, is one of the winners of its 2013 Big Data and Analytics Faculty Awards for top-rated curricula and research that mix business and technical skills.

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Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research expands facility

Author: William G. Gilroy

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Notre Dame’s Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research has added new laboratory space to its White Field facility. A component of the University’s Center for Flow Physics and Control (FlowPac), the White Field Laboratory was designed to enhance Notre Dame’s long history of aerospace research through the use of wind tunnels and other simulation equipment.

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Astronomers utilize Hubble Space Telescope to find source of Magellanic Stream

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Notre Dame astronomers Nicolas Lehner and Christopher Howk, along with their collaborators, have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to solve a 40-year mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy.

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Dean on Road to Discovery to raise funds for medical research reaches final leg of journey

Author: Marissa Gebhard

On Friday (Aug. 2), Greg Crawford, dean of Notre Dame's College of Science, will ride the final leg of a 3,476-mile bicycle ride into Baltimore. His arrival coincides with the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation’s Family Support and Medical Research Conference and a meeting of the International Niemann-Pick Disease Alliance.

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