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Cultivating ivy-covered gardens: Political science professor looks at disconnect between self-image and reality of field

Author: William G. Gilroy

Trends in political science are marginalizing the subfield of security studies, argues Michael Desch, a professor in the Department of Political Science at Notre Dame, in a new piece in the journal Perspectives on Politics.

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Notre Dame receives $1.6 million from Accenture to expand technology and opportunity in Uganda and South Africa

Author: Notre Dame News

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development has received $1.6 million from Accenture to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project. CE3 has empowered disconnected communities in northern Uganda by harnessing solar energy to deliver clean, efficient, renewable power and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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STEM research leaders call for change in undergrad education

Author: William G. Gilroy

Immediate change is needed at all levels to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in research universities, according to a paper on undergraduate STEM learning and teaching co-authored by Zachary Schultz, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, that appears in a special July issue of the journal Nature.

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Nora Besansky

Author: Ted Fox

Professor of Biological Sciences

Nora Besansky

“Against all odds and true to the spirit of Fr. Sorin, Notre Dame distinguished itself early on as one of the few institutions worldwide with a concentration of faculty in vector biology, and their international reputation for excellence followed soon thereafter.” Read More

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New paper describes novel synthesis of hyperbranched polymers

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new paper by a team of researchers that includes Haifeng Gao, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, presents, for the first time, a one-pot, one-batch synthesis of hyperbranched polymers with tunablemolecular weights, uniform size and high degree of branching using an efficient click polymerization technique.

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Nutritional assistance programs would benefit from analysis, economist testifies before subcommittee

Author: William G. Gilroy

James Sullivan, Rev. Thomas J. McDonagh, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Economics and director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at Notre Dame, testified July 15 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition.

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Hesburgh Libraries receive largest gift in history from Navari Foundation

Author: Dennis Brown

The Marilyn & Rudolph M. Navari Charitable Foundation has made a $10 million gift to the Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame, the largest gift in the libraries’ history, surpassing the $6 million Ford Foundation Challenge Grant that helped fund the original construction of the then-Memorial Library in the early 1960s.

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Four College of Engineering faculty awarded $1.8M in DURIP grants

Author: Nina Welding

Four faculty members from Notre Dame’s College of Engineering have received Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants from the Department of Defense for 2015, totaling more than $1.8 million. These highly competitive awards will enable the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment in support of the foundational research being conducted in defense-critical areas at the University.

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Richard Garnett

Author: Ted Fox

Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law, Director of the Program on Church, State & Society

Richard Garnett

“The practice of law must be animated by a deep commitment to the bedrock fact that every person matters. The ‘different kind of lawyer’ Notre Dame works to form understands this.” Read More

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Notre Dame guarantees Saint Mary’s students four seats in master of science in management program

Author: Gwen O'Brien

Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College have announced a new partnership that offers Saint Mary’s non-business majors the opportunity to be admitted into the University’s Master of Science in Management (MSM) program in the Mendoza College of Business. According to an articulation agreement reached between the institutions, Notre Dame will guarantee seats each academic year to four qualified Saint Mary’s students.

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