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Public art pilot targets South Bend roundabouts with help from Notre Dame sculptor Rev. Austin Collins

Author: Erin Blasko

Six sculptures by Notre Dame professor Rev. Austin Collins, C.S.C., have been installed in roundabouts in South Bend as part of a pilot aimed at adding color and vibrancy to the city and sparking conversation around public art.

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Believing in climate change doesn’t mean you are preparing for climate change, study finds

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Believing in climate change has no effect on whether or not coastal homeowners are protecting their homes from climate change-related hazards, according to a new study funded by Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN).

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University of Miami data visualization expert Alberto Cairo discusses ‘How Charts Lie’ on podcast

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 sixth episode of the show’s third season, “On ‘How Charts Lie’ and Increasing Graphicacy,” was released Thursday, Oct. 10, and features Alberto Cairo, associate professor and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami’s School of Communication.

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Similarities in biology and technology inspire novel approach in mobile robotics and prosthetics for spinal cord injuries

Author: Nina Welding

A team led by Suman Datta, the Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology at Notre Dame, has successfully demonstrated the hardware for low-power compact nano-oscillators for use in mobile robotics and prosthetics for spinal cord injuries.

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Biology professor receives NIH New Innovator Award to study the nervous system

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Cody Smith, the Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame, has been granted a highly competitive National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award that will allow him to perform bold research that has the potential to impact a broad area of science.

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NSF-funded team working to make data from states more accessible and easier to analyze

Author: Tom Coyne

Notre Dame political scientist Jeff Harden is part of a multidisciplinary research team awarded a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant to create a hub that will make it easier to access and analyze data from states on public policy and economic and social outcomes.

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Biologist Mary Ann McDowell named Jefferson Science Fellow

Author: Tammi Freehling

Mary Ann McDowell, associate professor of biological sciences and faculty of the Eck Institute for Global Health at Notre Dame, has been named a 2019-20 Jefferson Science Fellow. The Jefferson Science Fellowship Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology and engineering expertise with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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