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Jennifer Tank

Author: Ted Fox

Galla Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative

Jennifer Tank

“As important as sound science is to conservation, strong relationships are also invaluable. The trust that Notre Dame has built, through the Environmental Change Initiative, with Indiana farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Nature Conservancy has been essential to our research.”

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Notre Dame researchers to lead new computing paradigm effort

Author: William G. Gilroy

Notre Dame researchers will lead a new National Science Foundation- and Semiconductor Research Corp.-funded effort to develop a new area of computing titled “Extremely Energy Efficient Collective Electronics” (EXCEL). The NSF-SRC has awarded the researchers a $4.5 million grant to fund the project over three years.

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Sophomore Prathm Juneja gains insights into civic discourse at College Debate 2016

Author: William G. Gilroy

Many Americans have expressed their displeasure at the ugly tone of this year’s unusual presidential election. Prathm Juneja, a Notre Dame sophomore studying political science and computer science, and his peers have been working to counteract this tone by encouraging civic discourse at their universities.

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First-ever national catalog of protest data gives researchers more complete picture of events

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

Protests and demonstrations are an integral part of democracy, especially during election years. Historically, the best way to collect protest-event data has been to scour newspaper reports. Now, researchers at Notre Dame have created the first-ever nationally representative sample of protest events, giving researchers the opportunity to draw from a more complete picture of demonstrations around the country.

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Spanish architect Enrique Nuere awarded the Rafael Manzano Architecture Prize

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In recognition of his research and leadership in the recovery of traditional Spanish carpentry methods, architect Enrique Nuere will receive the 2016 Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, presented by the Notre Dame School of Architecture in partnership with the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust.

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Colombia’s defeated peace agreement not entirely surprising, social media analysis shows

Author: Shannon Roddel

On Oct. 2, Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal that the country’s president and largest rebel group had signed just days before. The “no” vote—while surprising in light of recent polling trends—was somewhat predictable given what we know of other peace agreement referendums and social media analysis, according to Jason Quinn, research assistant professor in the Peace Accords Matrix project at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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