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Graduates urged to develop their own vision of success at Graduate School Commencement

Author: William G. Gilroy

Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 344 master’s and 204 doctoral degree recipients and presented several awards during Commencement ceremonies May 17. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, delivered the Commencement address.

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Kellogg researchers win USAID grants to investigate democracy, human rights and governance in Africa

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

When USAID announced winners of a new, nationwide competition for innovative projects in the field of democracy, human rights and governance last week, scholars associated with Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies had won two of the coveted nine awards.

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Commencement 2014: Passing it on

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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Reminding Notre Dame’s graduating seniors that “there is no more dangerous or delusional myth than that of the self-made woman or man,” the principal speaker at the University’s 2014 Commencement, Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, appealed to them to remember “the grace of collective support from the people gathered around you today and pass it on.”

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New paper examines natural selection’s role in parallel evolution and speciation

Author: William G. Gilroy

Jeffrey L. Feder, a professor of biological sciences at Notre Dame, is a co-author of a paper featured on the cover of the May 16 issue of the prestigious journal Science. The paper describes the genomic basis for parallel evolution in the walking stick insect, Timema cristinae.

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Alliance for Catholic Education receives additional transformative gift from the Remicks

Author: Dennis Brown

Adding to what had already amounted to the largest and most significant set of gifts to support Notre Dame’s efforts to strengthen and transform Catholic K-12 education, Mary Ann and Jack Remick of Rochester, Minn., have made an additional $10 million leadership gift to the University’s Alliance for Catholic Education.

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New paper provides important insights into how carcinoma-associated fibroblasts function in breast cancers

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new paper by a team of researchers led by Zachary T. Schafer, Coleman Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences, offers important new insights into the role carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play in tumor biology.

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New study highlights the benefits of ePortfolios in engineering education

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new study by a team of Notre Dame researchers reveals that electronic portfolios can be quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed to generate learning engagement analytics that indicate the level to which students are surviving or thriving during their first-semester Intro to Engineering course.

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Kellogg launches International Development Fellowships with awards to graduating seniors

Author: Joseph McNally and Elizabeth Rankin

The first recipients of the new International Development Fellowship established by Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies will be graduating seniors Maria Krug, Patrick Salemme and Olivia Schneider, Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza announced in April.

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Jordan’s giving to Notre Dame is unprecedented: $75 million is largest single gift, bringing total to $150 million

Author: Dennis Brown

A $75 million gift from Notre Dame alumnus and Trustee John W. “Jay” Jordan is the largest in the University’s history and makes him its most generous benefactor, with a giving total of $150 million. Jordan’s latest gift will be directed toward the creation of a world-class research program in an area of science and technology that is new to Notre Dame and that has the potential to create innovative intellectual property that has important commercial potential.

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Rev. Ray Hammond to replace Patten as Notre Dame’s commencement speaker

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, will deliver the principal address at Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement Ceremony on May 18, replacing the previously announced speaker, Christopher Patten, chancellor of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust.

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