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Researchers receive $1.5 million NSF award to study sustainability of recreational fisheries

Author: Alex Gumm

While recreational fisheries are culturally and economically valuable, freshwater ecosystems are vulnerable to degradation and collapse. In response, the National Science Foundation recently awarded $1.5 million to a team of ecologists, including Notre Dame’s Stuart Jones, to investigate the connections between people, fish and lakes in the Northern Highland Lake District of Wisconsin and also assess the dynamics involved in the governance of fisheries systems.

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Notre Dame Research shows promising results for improving pancreatic cancer treatment

Author: Brandi Klingerman

New research led by Reginald Hill, the Archibald Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology at Notre Dame, has been used to support the orphan drug designation for IT-139, a compound that when used in combination with chemotherapy has proved to be significantly more effective in treating pancreatic cancer than the current standard of care.

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Luis Fraga

Author: Ted Fox

Rev. Donald P. McNeill, C.S.C., Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership

Luis Fraga

At every home football game, the provost will recognize a different member of the 2017 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team. The honoree for the Sept. 30 game vs. Miami (Ohio) was Luis Fraga from the College of Arts and Letters.

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Plantinga honored as 2017 Templeton Prize Laureate

Author: Ted Fox

On Sept. 24, the John Templeton Foundation formally recognized Alvin Plantinga, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Notre Dame, as the 2017 Templeton Prize Laureate in a ceremony at The Field Museum in Chicago. One of the world's largest annual awards given to an individual, the prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension.

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Psychologist to receive Expanded Reason Award for research on neurobiology and morality development

Author: Theo Helm

Notre Dame’s Darcia Narvaez, professor of psychology and a fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives, is one of two winners of the first Expanded Reason Award and will receive the prize, including a substantial monetary award, at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City on Sept. 27.

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Notre Dame leads $11.5 million study to solve problem of drug resistant malaria

Author: Tammi Freehling

Notre Dame will lead a project funded by the National Institutes of Health to better understand the genes responsible for drug resistance and virulence in the malaria parasite in order to reduce and ultimately eliminate the deadly disease. Notre Dame is partnering with researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute on the project.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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