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2017 Women’s March solidarity events drew 100 times national protest average, minimal counterdemonstrators, study shows

Author: Colleen Sharkey

As the next Women’s March approaches, a new study of the 2017 Women’s March solidarity events led by Notre Dame’s Kraig Beyerlein is likely a good predictor of what to expect. Based on a survey of sister marches across the United States, key characteristics of the events were massive turnout, majority female leadership, low rate of counterdemonstrators, substantial grassroots mobilization and strong support from faith-based groups.

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Notre Dame announces awardees of the Science of Wellness Catalyst Seed Grant Program

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Sixteen faculty members from Notre Dame have been awarded funding from the University’s Science of Wellness Initiative’s Catalyst Seed Grant program. Nearly 100 pre-proposals were submitted, and faculty from five different colleges and schools received awards.

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Schedule announced for annual Walk the Walk Week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Author: Erin Blasko

Notre Dame will host Walk the Walk Week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day from Jan. 19 (Saturday) to Jan. 26 (Saturday), with events including a prayer service, lectures, a musical performance and a celebration luncheon with accompanying panel discussion.

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Love connection: Joint bank accounts prompt romantic partners to spend more wisely, study finds

Author: Shannon Roddel

New research coauthored by Emily Garbinsky, assistant professor of marketing in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, shows that people who share money from a joint account are less likely to wastefully spend for fear of having to justify the expenses.

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Anthony and Christie de Nicola make gift in support of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture

Author: Dennis Brown

A transformative gift from Anthony and Christie de Nicola will help Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture expand its work forming and mentoring Notre Dame students, engaging in interdisciplinary programming and research, and promoting a culture of life worldwide through teaching, exchange and service.

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Researchers make important discovery for ‘smart’ films and encapsulation

Author: Brandi Klingerman

A new study from Notre Dame has found that the properties of a material commonly used to create conductive or protective films and encapsulate drug compounds—and the conditions in which this material will disassemble to release that medication—may be different than initially thought.

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