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Podcast talks with women’s historian Ann Little of Colorado State

Author: Ted Fox

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The second episode of the show’s third season, “On Incredible Women and a Story Too Good to Pass Up,” was released Thursday, Aug. 15, and features Ann Little, a professor of history at Colorado State University who specializes in the history of women, gender, and sexuality, with a focus on early North America.

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Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute and Ukrainian Catholic University to study the role of religion in building civil society

Author: Notre Dame News

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at Notre Dame has collaborated with Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) for more than a decade and plans to build on the experience of UCU and study the role of religion in civil society through the new Faith and Freedom Project. The effort kicked off with a symposium at UCU, “Faith and Freedom: Religions and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe.”

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2015 Volkswagen emissions scandal damaged other German automakers’ reputations and profits, study shows

Author: Colleen Sharkey

In 2015, Volkswagen was exposed for bypassing U.S. emissions standards by equipping their diesel-engine cars with a so-called defeat device that could detect emissions tests, adjust levels to ensure compliance, then revert to non-compliant levels after test completion. Notre Dame’s Rüdiger Bachmann and his co-authors studied the scandal and found that the fallout from Volkswagen’s wrongdoing cost other German car makers billions of dollars in sales.

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Notre Dame announces significant growth in research funding

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Researchers from Notre Dame have received $180.6 million in research funding for fiscal year 2019—$100 million more than 10 years ago and a more than 27 percent increase from last year. The awards received support a broad range of projects that tackle globally significant issues, including vector-borne diseases, cancer, psychology, nanotechnology, hypersonics and much more.

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‘Mommy bloggers’ study reveals factors that drive success in social influencer marketing

Author: Shannon Roddel

Eighty-six percent of companies use influencer marketing as part of their social media strategy, but effectiveness remains low. For an influencer on Facebook, the average engagement rate per post is 0.37 percent; on Twitter, it is even lower at 0.05 percent. New research from Notre Dame provides a framework of strategies to help managers yield larger returns on engagement.

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Study finds mutual fund managers tap into their networks for info on insider trades, portfolios benefit

Author: Shannon Roddel

Insight on insider trades is tough to come by, but some mutual fund managers have figured out a way to leverage their networks—and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR servers—to better read between the lines when tracking stocks. New research from Notre Dame found that these tracked insider trades can predict future firm returns, with the stocks bought by a fund manager after a tracked insider buy outperforming other firm purchases.

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Schaefer selected as Toyota Young Investigator Fellow

Author: Nina Welding

Jennifer L. Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Notre Dame, has been selected as one of the five Toyota Young Investigator Fellows for 2019-2020 by The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Research Institute of North America. The program seeks to recognize and encourage young scholars in pursuit of research in green energy technology, specifically those areas that promote the development of next-generation vehicles capable of using alternative fuels.

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Thomas Burish to step down as University of Notre Dame provost

Author: Notre Dame News

Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame, will step down as provost at the conclusion of his current five-year term on July 1, 2020, the University’s chair of the Board of Trustees, John J. Brennan, and president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Thursday (Aug. 1).

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