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With a Side of Knowledge talks with Lizzie Peabody and Justin O’Neill of Smithsonian’s Sidedoor 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 16th episode of the show’s third season, “On the Smithsonian and Sneaking in the Sidedoor,” was released Thursday, April 2, and features Lizzie Peabody and Justin O’Neill, the host and producer, respectively, of Sidedoor, a podcast from the Smithsonian Institution.

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Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online

Author: Jessica Sieff

Researchers at Notre Dame are using artificial intelligence to develop an early warning system that will identify manipulated images, deepfake videos and disinformation online. The project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sow discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections.

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Bestselling biographer Jonathan Eig discusses his ‘Ali: A Life’ 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 15th episode of the show’s third season, “On Muhammad Ali and a Knockout Biography,” was released Thursday, Mar. 19, and features Jonathan Eig, the author of five books, including New York Times-bestselling biographies of Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, and most recently, Muhammad Ali. 

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Notre Dame elects Marie Lynn Miranda provost

Author: Dennis Brown

Marie Lynn Miranda, the former provost of Rice University and a distinguished scholar in the field of children’s environmental health, has been elected the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees. She will succeed Thomas G. Burish, who is stepping down July 1 after 15 years as Notre Dame’s provost.

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Study finds “silent” genetic variations can alter protein folding

Author: Jessica Sieff

Scientists have long ignored half of all mutations in the genetic sequences of our DNA, called synonymous or “silent” mutations, because these mutations were thought to not affect the process by which amino acid sequences lead proteins to fold properly. Now, new research from Notre Dame shows these silent mutations are worth a closer look.

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