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Ansari family’s $15 million gift to Notre Dame aims to unite global religions

Author: Dennis Brown

Rafat and Zoreen Ansari and their family, of South Bend, Indiana, have made a $15 million gift for the creation of an institute dedicated to the study of religion around the world. The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion will be a part of Notre Dame’s new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs.

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Professor offers options to counter escalating crackdowns on NGOs

Author: Kevin Allen

More than 50 countries have increased their restrictions on foreign aid in recent years, causing severe complications for non-governmental organizations that rely on cross-border funding. Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a Notre Dame Law School professor whose research interests include nonprofit organizations, wrote a paper that identifies this problem facing NGOs and explores options for countering the restrictions.

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Student filmmakers offer special insights into life at Dakota Access Pipeline camp

Author: William G. Gilroy

Opposition to the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline has been ongoing for nearly a year. A pair of Notre Dame student filmmakers gained in-depth knowledge into the mindset of the pipeline’s opponents while filming a documentary that first aired during the recent 28th annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival.

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Women lead

Author: Notre Dame News

Tomorrow belongs to the bold. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community.

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Philippine Cardinal Tagle to receive Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, a dynamic, persistent and humble advocate for the poor and marginalized in his native Philippines and around the world, will receive the Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity at a campus ceremony on March 24.

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Three pillars for Active Share success

Author: Michael Hardy

In 2006, two finance professors at the Yale School of Management, Martijn Cremers and Antti Petajisto, began circulating a paper that introduced a new way for investors to evaluate actively managed mutual fund portfolios. Their proposed measurement, “Active Share,” was widely adopted by the finance industry, quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to measure the difference between the portfolios’s holdings and their benchmarks. But recent research by Cremers, now a faculty member at Notre Dame, suggests that investors should be cautious in how they use it.

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