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Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights awarded grant to study Christian persecution

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University have been awarded a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to study and report on the persecution of Christian communities around the world.

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Notre Dame biometrics expert is helping to ensure an honest election in Somaliland

Author: William G. Gilroy

Somaliland declared itself independent in 1991 and has been transforming itself into a rare, multiparty democracy in the Horn of Africa. Notre Dame biometrics expert Kevin Bowyer and his Ph.D. students Estefan Ortiz and Amanda Sgroi are playing a critical role in that process.

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Notre Dame E2E group develops novel housing solution for Haiti

Author: William G. Gilroy

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The attention and concern of the world was focused on Haiti following its Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. As is often the case, as time went on, the focus on Haiti became less intense. However, the plight of Haitians has remained a driving concern for a group of Notre Dame engineering professors and students.

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Astronomers discover chemical signature of first-generation very massive stars

Author: Gene Stowe

A team of international astronomers—including Timothy Beers, the Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics—has discovered a low-mass star that exhibits the peculiar chemical abundance ratios associated with the process of creating new atomic nuclei (nucleosynthesis) in a first-generation very-massive star.

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Frank Reilly

“My ideal job is one that allows for and indeed calls on me to be both an active, engaged teacher and a productive researcher. This dual commitment to one’s students and one’s scholarship is exactly what Notre Dame asks of its faculty.” Read More

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ACE and Holy Cross kindle hope for Haiti in new schools and innovative programs

Author: Bill Schmitt

Four-and-a-half years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education has helped the Congregation of Holy Cross rebuild its schools in its effort to renew education in the Caribbean country.

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Study shows Asian carp could establish in Lake Erie with little effect to fishery

Author: William G. Gilroy

If bighead and silver carp were to establish in Lake Erie, local fish biomass is not likely to change beyond observations recorded in the last three decades, according to a study published in the journal Conservation Biology by a group of scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future, U.S. Forest Service, University of Michigan and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Laboratory.

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