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Graduate School degree recipients encouraged to adopt “newspaper test” of personal and professional integrity

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Dick Notebaert—chairman emeritus of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees and retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications—told the University’s Graduate School degree recipients during their May 20 Commencement Ceremony that everyone needs a coach on the path to success, and he offered insights gained from two of his own mentors.

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Notre Dame researchers receive prestigious National Science Foundation awards

Author: Brandi Klingerman

The National Science Foundation has recognized 10 Notre Dame faculty members for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Over the past five years, Notre Dame has received 35 of these awards, with this year being one of the most successful on record.

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How focusing on parent-child relationships can prevent child maltreatment

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

Approximately 3.9 million children were subjects of maltreatment reports to child welfare agencies in 2013. In order to help children facing maltreatment, researchers and clinicians first needed to address the heart of the problem. The relationship between the parent and child is key, argues Kristin Valentino, William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Associate Professor of Psychology, in an article published recently in a special section of the journal Child Development.

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Researchers shed new light on influenza detection

Author: Jessica Sieff

Researchers at Notre Dame have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. By engineering dye molecules to target a specific enzyme of the virus, the team was able to develop a test kit that emitted fluorescent light when illuminated with a hand-held lamp or blue laser pointer.

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New Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows program launched with Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs

Author: Joan Fallon

Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs is partnering with the Peace Corps to establish a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program for returned volunteers pursuing the Keough School’s new Master of Global Affairs degree. Peace Corps volunteers selected as Coverdell Fellows will receive a full-tuition scholarship, health insurance and a living stipend each year of the two-year MGA program.

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Dick Notebaert to address the 2017 Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

Author: Aaron Bell

The Notre Dame Graduate School will hold its annual Commencement Ceremony May 20, during which the University will recognize and celebrate the recipients of 240 doctoral degrees and 478 master’s degrees. Dick Notebaert, the chairman emeritus of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, and the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications Inc., will deliver this year’s commencement address. 

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