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Colombian peace agreement progressing steadily, says Kroc Institute report

Author: Renée LaReau

Nearly one year after the Colombian government and the rebel group FARC signed a historic peace accord, the fulfillment of nearly half its commitments is underway, according to a report issued Nov. 16 by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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Notre Dame to lead NNSA-funded center focused on nuclear chemistry

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Notre Dame will lead a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Actinide Center of Excellence to conduct research in actinide and nuclear chemistry. The NNSA’s Stewardship Sciences Academic Alliance program will provide $12.5 million for the center, which is tasked with prioritizing research that is important for Stockpile Stewardship—the certification that the nation’s nuclear weapons are secure and operational.

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New data suggests increased vulnerability for island countries

Author: Alex Gumm

As island nations assume a lead role in the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, Nov. 6-17, the latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

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Brazilian Judge Sérgio Moro to serve as Notre Dame’s 2018 Commencement speaker

Author: Dennis Brown

Brazilian Judge Sérgio Moro will receive an honorary degree and serve as principal speaker at Notre Dame’s 173rd commencement ceremony May 20. Moro is a federal judge in the southern city of Curitiba who has gained international recognition and commendation in recent years for his sentencing of powerful Brazilian politicians and business leaders on corruption charges.

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Notre Dame launches Inspired Leadership Initiative to help accomplished ‘retirees’ discern and catalyze the next stage of their lives

Author: Notre Dame News

Notre Dame is launching a program to help accomplished individuals discern optimal paths toward personal fulfillment and equip them to further their positive impacts on society in the next phase of their lives. Called the Inspired Leadership Initiative, the one-year program will welcome its inaugural cohort of fellows in mid-2018.

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Notre Dame history and Africana studies alumna wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Author: Josh Weinhold

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a 1998 Notre Dame graduate, has won a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation—commonly known as a “Genius” Grant. Hannah-Jones, who majored in history and African American studies (now Africana studies), is an investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine, covering issues of racial inequality, especially in education.

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Sarah Lum wins funding for research that could ease backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits

Author: Nora Kenney

Sarah Lum, a fourth-year doctoral student in Notre Dame’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is one of 10 2017 recipients of the high-profile Graduate Research Fellowship in STEM from the National Institute of Justice. Lum’s project involves developing a novel bioanalytical instrument for the forensic analysis of sexual assault evidence.

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Provost Thomas Burish to lead visit to China, celebrate opening of Beijing Global Gateway

Author: Dennis Brown

Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of Notre Dame, is leading a contingent of University officials on a weeklong visit to China, culminating with the opening of Notre Dame’s Beijing Global Gateway location at the Genesis Beijing complex.

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