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Physicist Jay LaVerne named AAAS fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy

Jay LaVerne, professional specialist in Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory and a concurrent research professor of physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

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Notre Dame’s Emily Mediate named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Sue Lister

Emily Mediate, a 2015 Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016.

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Countries on the rebound making significant climate adaptation progress, ND-GAIN data show

Author: Joyce Coffee

In the lead-up to the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 21), 10 countries have come from behind to make marked progress in their ability to withstand the shocks and stresses of climate change, while five are distinctly less resilient, according to data released Nov. 17 by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

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WHO’s LF elimination program is not enough

Author: William G. Gilroy

More than 1 billion people in tropical and subtropical countries are at risk for lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis. The World Health Organization has set a goal to eliminate LF in vulnerable countries through mass drug administrations, an effort that has seen dramatic results. However, a new study from Notre Dame suggests that WHO’s recommendations for elimination are not enough.

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Technology meets society: New app helps seniors live better

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new technological solution developed by researchers from Notre Dame is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living communities. Unlike many available apps for seniors that merely track data, this app, developed by the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, creates a personalized socio-ecological construct around the senior.

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Emotionally supportive relationships linked to lower testosterone

Author: Michael O. Garvey

It has long been known that among humans (and some other species as well), males who cooperate amicably with their female mates in raising and nurturing offspring often have lower testosterone levels than their more aggressive and occasionally grumpy counterparts. But two Notre Dame anthropologists are looking beyond the nuclear family for such effects.

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Encouraging motivation to benefit others can lead to more effective teams

Author: William G. Gilroy

When team members are motivated toward promoting the benefits of others, they are higher-performing and stay in their teams for a longer period, according to a new study by Jasmine Hu, assistant professor of management in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and Robert Liden of the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Notre Dame engineers advancing research for the good of the world

Author: Joanne Fahey

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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) has long been a strong area of research at Notre Dame. But with significant University investment in faculty hiring plus the development of a new 220,000-square-foot research building that will support some areas of research in CBE, the department has entered a significant growth period.

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