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Notre Dame researchers shed light on massive, but little-known, quarterly information release in the banking industry

Author: William G. Gilroy

A flood of financial information about the banking industry will be released with no fanfare around April 30, as is the case around the 30th of the last month of each quarter. Some investors are aware of this routine quarterly event and trade on it, but the event is not widely known and occurs outside of the purview of the SEC. This phenomenon sparked the interest of a trio of researchers from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

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Noted scholar of Quran and early Islamic history to deliver the Graduate School Commencement address

Author: William G. Gilroy

Jane McAuliffe, a scholar of the Quran and early Islamic history, and director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, will deliver the Commencement address on May 16 (Saturday) at the Commencement ceremony for the Notre Dame Graduate School.

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Detecting low-quality antimalarial drugs with a lab-on-paper

Author: William G. Gilroy

Marya Lieberman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Abigail Weaver, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, took up the challenge of how people in developing countries could detect low-quality antimalarial drugs without expensive equipment and without handling dangerous chemicals.

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New paper sheds light on harnessing the clinical potential of microvesicles released from cancer cells

Author: William G. Gilroy

The laboratory of Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, Morris Pollard Professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame, has been investigating a unique population of extracellular vesicles released from tumor cells.

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Notre Dame to host 2016 exhibition of William Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

Author: Notre Dame News

Notre Dame will host an exhibition of William Shakespeare’s First Folio next January. One of the world’s rarest and most treasured books, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays. It will be displayed in the Hesburgh Library during a nationwide traveling exhibition titled “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.”

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New paper opens the door to the study of a new class of materials

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new paper by a team of researchers led by Karel Matous, College of Engineering Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, describes how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical properties.

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High-performance dress shoe venture wins Notre Dame’s 2015 business plan competition

Author: Carol Elliott

The winning venture of the 15th annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition addressed a nearly universal need: comfortable shoes. The competition, which awards nearly $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, is organized by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

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Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

Author: Sarah Craig

Insect-borne diseases—such as malaria, dengue, West Nile and the newly emerging chikungunya—infect a billion people every year; more than a million die each year and many more are disabled. The effects of climate change, according to Edwin Michael, professor of biological sciences and member of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, mean these deadly diseases are no longer reserved for the developing world.

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1st Source Bank Commercialization Award goes to Mendoza professor Joe Urbany

Author: Notre Dame News

Joe Urbany, professor of marketing in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and co-founder of Vennli, has been named recipient of the 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award for his research that helps businesses realize their competitive advantage through customer insights.

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Notre Dame launches first MOOC

Author: Notre Dame News

Notre Dame’s first MOOC (massive open online course) launched Wednesday, April 15. “I ‘Heart’ Stats” is a non-technical introduction to statistics and its use in everyday life. The free, non-credit course is being taught by Dan Myers, vice president and associate provost.

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New computational model will aid in study of blood clots, biofilms

Author: Gene Stowe

Notre Dame applied mathematician Mark Alber and environmental biotechnologist Robert Nerenberg have developed a new computational model that effectively simulates the mechanical behavior of biofilms. Their model may lead to new strategies for studying a range of issues from blood clots to waste treatment systems.

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National Science Foundation renews funding for JINA

Author: William G. Gilroy

The National Science Foundation announced March 30 that it is renewing funding for a Notre Dame-led institute dedicated to the study of the broad range of nuclear processes in the universe that control stellar evolution, trigger supernova events and lead to thermonuclear explosions observed as novae and X-ray and Y-ray bursts.

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Notre Dame produces Liam Neeson-narrated documentary to remember Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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A documentary television series, “1916: The Irish Rebellion,” produced by Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson, will be broadcast worldwide during the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising.

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