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Two students named Gilman Scholars

Author: William G. Gilroy

Notre Dame students Stephen “Pete” Freeman and Gabriel Higuera have been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study or intern abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Network physicist sheds light on Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

Author: Gene Stowe

Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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Master of Global Affairs degree now available from Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs

Author: Joan Fallon

Notre Dame’s new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs announces the opening of applications for its inaugural academic program, the two-year professional Master of Global Affairs. The program is designed to prepare new generations of leaders and agents of change in governments, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and the private sector.

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Global affairs scholar Tamara Kay to join Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs

Author: Joan Fallon

Tamara Kay, a scholar with extensive experience in Latin America and Africa, will join the new Keough School of Global Affairs as associate professor of global affairs, according to Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School. Kay will hold a joint appointment in the Notre Dame Department of Sociology.

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Gurulé testifies before House committee on bill to allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia

Author: Shannon Roddel

Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified July 14 before the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee at a hearing on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow the surviving family members of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for aiding and abetting the 15 Saudi hijackers that perpetrated the terror plot.

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Father Jenkins leads University delegation to Mexico for Global Forum: Latin America

Author: Shannon Roddel

Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., is joining a University delegation this week on a trip to Mexico City. The trip, which includes Global Forum: Latin America, is designed to bring together University leaders including Father Jenkins and Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, along with alumni, parents and friends to explore global issues in the context of the University’s mission to promote human solidarity and concern for the common good, with a particular focus on Latin America.

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Three questions with political scientist Christina Wolbrecht

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Christina Wolbrecht, associate professor of political science, C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, teaches and writes about American politics, political parties, women and politics and American political development.

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