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Indiana Watershed Initiative highlighted at White House Water Summit

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new program aimed at improving water quality in the nation’s heartland by using watershed-scale conservation to reduce nutrient runoff from farms was highlighted March 22 at a White House Water Summit. The program is spearheaded through a collaboration between Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative and Indiana University.

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Helping to stop colorectal cancer by identifying metastasis chances early

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Colorectal cancer, one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, is not a commonly discussed disease. Often symptomless in early stages, the cancer is more difficult to treat as it progresses, requiring chemotherapy in later stages. Researchers at Notre Dame are working on a way to identify patients who would benefit from chemotherapy before the cancer progresses.

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Carter Snead, director of Center for Ethics and Culture, named to Pontifical Academy for Life

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Carter Snead, William P. and Hazel B. White Director of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and professor of law, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life, the pope’s principal advisory group on the promotion of the consistent ethic of life in the Catholic Church.

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Graduate students on the clock to explain research, win competition

Author: Sue Lister

Nine Notre Dame graduate students will compete for prize money and a bid to the regional championships during the Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, March 16. Known as 3MT, the competition features graduate students across all disciplines explaining their research in clear and succinct language appropriate for an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike, all within three minutes.

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Corporate social responsibility: Good for the bottom line, but doesn’t wash away a firm’s sins

Author: William G. Gilroy

Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, continues to draw interest from practitioners and academics alike. While a research team including Frank Germann, an assistant professor of marketing at Notre Dame, found that, all else equal, CSR does in fact benefit firms financially, it’s also increasingly being practiced by companies to offset “bad” behaviors.

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Overall fluidity of US labor market has been declining for over three decades, research finds

Author: Notre Dame News

The decline in the fluidity, or dynamism, of the U.S. labor market has been occurring along a number of dimensions since at least the 1980s, and these declines are all related, according to a new paper to be presented next week at the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. The paper was authored by Raven Molloy, Christopher L. Smith and Riccardo Trezzi of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Abigail Wozniak, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame.

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