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Rampant misclassifications make bond mutual funds appear far less risky, significantly impacting investors, study shows

Author: Shannon Roddel

Some mutual fund managers appear to be overestimating the safety of their holdings, resulting in misclassifications by Morningstar that have a significant impact on investors, according to new research from Notre Dame.

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In memoriam: Sister John Miriam Jones, S.C., retired associate provost and professor

Author: Dennis Brown

Sister John Miriam Jones, S.C., former associate provost at Notre Dame, died Sunday (Nov. 3) in Cincinnati. She was 95. When Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the University’s president from 1952 to 1987, decided in 1972 to make the all-male institution co-educational, it was Sister John he asked to lead the transition, assigning to her the task of integrating the first 400 women in the fall of ’72, and then many more in subsequent years.

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Stephanie Welch, director of ‘A Dangerous Idea’ documentary, a guest on With a Side of Knowledge

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 eighth episode of the show’s third season, “On ‘A Dangerous Idea’ and Documentary Filmmaking,” was released Thursday, Nov. 7, and features Stephanie Welch, director of the documentary A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics, and the American Dream.

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Fostering Resilience Initiative joins Notre Dame Institute for Educational Initiatives

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Neil Boothby, founding director of the Fostering Resilience Initiative (FRI) and internationally recognized expert and advocate for children affected by war and displacement, joined Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives as a research faculty member earlier this year. Boothby’s appointment and FRI’s move from Columbia University to Notre Dame brings an interdisciplinary team who work to ensure positive outcomes for children and youth facing adversity.

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Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s to expand data science programs with ethics, social responsibility components

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College have received a grant to expand data science education through the Interdisciplinary Traineeship for Socially Responsible and Engaged Data Sciences (iTReDS) program. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the iTReDS program will train undergraduate students in data science through a lens of social responsibility and engagement, including rigor and responsibility, ethics, society and policy. 

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Podcast takes listeners around Potawatomi Zoo with Executive Director Josh Sisk

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 seventh episode of the show’s third season, “On Lions and Tigers and ... Okapi?” was released Thursday, Oct. 24, and features Josh Sisk, executive director of the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Ind.

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Former University of Chicago President Hanna Holborn Gray to deliver 2019 Kathleen Cannon Lecture

Author: Erin Blasko

Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Early Modern and European History and ninth president of the University of Chicago, will deliver the 2019 Kathleen Cannon, O.P., Distinguished Lecture on “Measuring the Height of Higher Education” at 4 p.m. Oct. 30.

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Michael Lykoudis receives international recognition for dedication to community

Author: Mary Beth Zachariades

Michael Lykoudis, the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, will be awarded the 2020 Seaside Prize, presented by the Seaside Institute in recognition of major contributions to the quality and character of the idea of community and architectural education.

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