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In memoriam: Timothy O’Meara, provost emeritus

Author: Dennis Brown

Timothy O’Meara, provost emeritus, Kenna Professor of Mathematics Emeritus and Trustee Emeritus at Notre Dame, died June 17 at the age of 90. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1962, O’Meara twice served as chairman of the University’s mathematics department and served as its first lay provost from 1978 to 1996.

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ND Exoneration Project assists with filing to vacate judgment in murder case

Author: Kevin Allen

Last spring, Keith Cooper inspired Notre Dame Law students with his story of determination to clear his name and reclaim his life after being wrongfully convicted of armed robbery. His attorney, Elliot Slosar of the Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School, pointed out that he was still a law student when he started working on Cooper’s case. The students took Slosar’s words to heart and started the Notre Dame Exoneration Project, a student-run organization that worked on four cases during this past academic year.

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Notre Dame receives Mellon Foundation grant to grow philosophy course into national curricular model

Author: Josh Weinhold

Notre Dame philosophy professor Meghan Sullivan has received an $806,000 grant from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand her popular God and the Good Life course and adapt it into a curricular model used by faculty across the country. 

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Four Notre Dame students awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

Author: Erin Blasko

Three Notre Dame graduate students and one Law School student have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study critical languages abroad this summer. The CLS program is part of the U.S. government’s effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages in the name of U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.

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New molecules created at Notre Dame to reduce cost, environmental impact of mining precious metals

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Researchers at Notre Dame have invented a new class of molecules that can be used to simplify the process used for capturing precious metals, including gold, platinum and palladium. The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, shows how these newly developed molecules were created with a particular shape and size that enable them to capture and contain precious metal ions. 

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Notre Dame to establish new American home for Solzhenitsyn research

Author: Amanda Skofstad

In 2018 Notre Dame will launch several initiatives connected to the work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, novelist, critic of Communism and 1970 Nobel laureate for literature. Through his writing on the system of forced labor camps in the Soviet Union, Solzhenitsyn brought worldwide awareness to the devastating core of totalitarianism.

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Twenty-six students and alumni receive Fulbright Awards for 2018-2019

Author: Erin Blasko

Twenty-six Notre Dame students and alumni have been awarded grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to learn or teach abroad in 2018-2019. Six alternates and 10 semifinalists were also named, for a total of 42 students and alumni recognized. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad.

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Milky Way hosts stars with fingerprints of first stars in universe

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

The atmospheres of thousands of nearby stars exhibit telltale fingerprints of the first massive stars of the universe, which exploded only a few million years after they were born. Timothy Beers, professor and Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics, presented a briefing about his study of these stars June 5 during the American Astronomical Society meeting in Denver.

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