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Notre Dame collaborating with five partners to build nation’s top turbine engine component research and testing facility

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame and five public and private partners have announced a $36 million project that will be the nation’s foremost research and test facility for advancing the technology used in the massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry.

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NDIGD and ND-GAIN awarded project from 3ie to design impact evaluation in Mozambique

Author: Joya Helmuth

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) will work with faculty and staff from the Universidade Católica de Moçambique to assess the impacts of early-warning systems for climate-related disasters in Mozambique.

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Notre Dame Haiti Program completes yearly mass drug administration

Author: Marissa Gebhard

The Notre Dame Haiti Program will complete the final mass drug administration (MDA) for this year in Arcahaie, Haiti, from Thursday-Sunday (June 19-22). The program, which aims to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, a mosquito-borne endemic disease, from Haiti by the year 2020, has successfully completed MDA this year in Léogâne, Port-au-Prince and 19 other communes in the Caribbean country.

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Notre Dame partners with edX to offer open online courses

Author: Shannon Chapla

On June 11, Notre Dame announced that it has joined the edX Consortium as a charter member. A not-for-profit partnership of leading global universities, edX is committed to innovations in online and blended learning, improving access to education, and researching effective learning for use on and beyond college campuses.

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Peter Kogge receives 2014 Babbage Award

Author: Nina Welding

Notre Dame’s Peter M. Kogge—developer of the space shuttle I/O processor, the world’s first multicore processor, and a number of other important innovations—was awarded the Charles Babbage Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) 2014 International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium in Phoenix earlier this year.

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Notre Dame receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health and development

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, has received a Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Lieberman will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Printed test cards for rapid field screening of human and animal medications.”

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