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New scholarship established at Notre Dame in Hank Aaron’s name

Author: Dennis Brown

Members of the Notre Dame family have made a generous gift to the University to establish the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarship as part of the Fighting Irish Initiative for student aid. Named in honor of the baseball icon who overcame racism and bigotry throughout his career, the scholarship will be awarded to under-represented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students at the University.

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Study shows electronic health information exchanges could cut billions in Medicare spending

Author: Shannon Roddel

Research by Idris Adjerid and Corey Angst, IT professors in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and Julia Adler-Milstein of the University of California San Francisco shows that when Health Information Exchanges appear in regional markets, there are massive cost savings.

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Mark Cummings receives lifetime achievement award from American Psychological Association

Author: Carrie Gates

Notre Dame’s Mark Cummings recently won the 2017 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s developmental psychology section. The honor recognizes his work in the science of developmental psychology and his efforts to apply it to society.

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Father Jenkins emphasizes ‘fruitful tension’ of faith and reason in gathering on past, future of Catholic higher education

Author: Amanda Skofstad

In his opening remarks for “Land O’Lakes and Its Legacy” on Sept. 5, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., suggested that among the essential activities of a university is to engage in discussion and debate about what its proper activities are.

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Notre Dame receives grant from Council of Graduate Schools for Ph.D. career pathways study

Author: Aaron Bell & Nora Kenney

The Graduate School at Notre Dame has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Council of Graduate Schools for participation in the Ph.D. Career Pathways Project, a pilot study that will track the career paths of Ph.D. alumni in STEM and the humanities over a three-year period.

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Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame

Author: Notre Dame News

A decision to discontinue DACA would be foolish, cruel and un-American. Foolish because it drives away talented people the country needs; cruel because it abandons people who have done nothing wrong and have known life only in the United States; and un-American because we have always welcomed immigrants to our land of opportunity. 

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Thibert appointed director of the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Author: Erin Blasko

Jeffrey Thibert has been appointed the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, or CUSE, at Notre Dame. A concurrent assistant professional specialist in the College of Arts & Letters, Thibert had served as acting director of the center since January.

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Catholic university presidents to reflect on 50-year Land O’Lakes legacy

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, in collaboration with the Office of the President, will host four Catholic university presidents on Sept. 5 for a lecture and panel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the drafting and signing of the Land O’Lakes Statement.

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One-person play on Notre Dame founder to premiere Aug. 30

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Notre Dame will premiere “Sorin: A Notre Dame Story,” a one-person play about the life and work of the University’s founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., on Aug. 30 in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The production celebrates the 175th anniversary of the University through the collaborative creative work of four notable Notre Dame alumni.

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Digital library project documents rise of the contemporary Latin American Catholic Church

Author: Brandi Klingerman

To preserve and share the history of political upheaval that ultimately changed the Latin American Catholic Church, Notre Dame researchers are collecting documentation to develop a digital library of the events that took place over more than 60 years.

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Class of 2021: Intellectually and globally diverse, dedicated to service and leadership

Author: Erin Blasko

A New York Times best-selling author. A Paralympic athlete. A national debate champion in India. The founder of a nonprofit that teaches Latin to inner-city students. These are just a few of the 2,052 students who comprise Notre Dame’s Class of 2021, an intellectually and globally diverse group and the first to feature more than 1,000 women.

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Researchers discover new chemical process that could reduce nitrogen oxides from diesel exhaust

Author: Jessica Sieff

Chemical engineers at Notre Dame have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog. The resulting study, published in the journal Science, is the culmination of a decade of collaborative research by Notre Dame, Purdue University and Cummins Inc.

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Historic project at Notre Dame nearing completion

Author: Dennis Brown

The largest construction project in the 175-year history of the University of Notre Dame – an 800,000-square-foot integration of world-class space for teaching, research, performances, faith, multimedia, student life and athletics – is nearing completion, with several components now open or opening over the next two weeks and most of the other facilities ready for occupancy in January.

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JoAnn DellaNeva named academic director of London Global Gateway

Author: Amanda Skofstad

JoAnn DellaNeva, professor of Romance languages and literatures at Notre Dame, has been appointed academic director of the University’s London Global Gateway. During her two-year term, DellaNeva will hold full academic oversight of the Gateway, including the London undergraduate program and efforts to enhance the University’s research profile in London and beyond.

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Fulbright foreign language teachers to receive academic, cultural training at Notre Dame

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

Notre Dame is hosting its 12th annual summer orientation for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education, on campus Aug. 5-9. This year, 69 teaching assistants from 32 countries will attend a series of workshops designed to enhance their teaching in the United States.

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Heather Hyde Minor named academic director of Rome Global Gateway

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Heather Hyde Minor, professor of art history at Notre Dame, has been appointed academic director of the University’s Rome Global Gateway. During her two-year term, Hyde Minor will hold full academic oversight of the Gateway, including the Rome undergraduate program and efforts to enhance the University’s research profile in Rome and beyond.

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