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Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., appointed vice president and associate provost; Jim Morrison takes on expanded role as associate provost for strategic initiatives

Author: Notre Dame News

Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., associate professor of theology and global affairs at Notre Dame, has been appointed vice president and associate provost. Jim W. Morrison, who presently serves as assistant provost for strategic initiatives, will take on an expanded role as associate provost for strategic initiatives. Both appointments are effective Aug. 1.

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Study deciphers packaging of tumor ‘cargo,’ leading to better understanding of how cancers spread

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Researchers at Notre Dame have outlined the delivery mechanism tumor cells use to move nucleic acids into small sacs shed from their surfaces—information that is eventually shared with other cells within the tumor microenvironment, causing the cancer to spread.

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Vijay Gupta receives 2018 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize

Author: Barbara Villarosa

Vijay Gupta, professor of electrical engineering and an ND Energy faculty affiliate at Notre Dame, has received the 2018 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society. The award recognizes young researchers for their distinguished, cutting-edge contributions to the theory or application of systems and control.

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Can we feed 11 billion people while preventing the spread of infectious disease?

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

A new article published in Nature Sustainability describes how the increase in population and the need to feed everyone will give rise to human infectious disease, a situation the authors of the paper consider “two of the most formidable ecological and public health challenges of the 21st century.”

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Deal or no deal? How discounts for unhappy subscribers can backfire on businesses

Author: Shannon Roddel

Subscription-based service providers including newspapers, cable and internet providers and utility companies often issue price-based incentives including discounts in response to complaints about service failures. It’s been shown to satisfy angry customers—at least momentarily. But new research from Notre Dame demonstrates the tactic may not be successful in retaining customers in the long term.

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Rome Global Gateway receives new designation as Italian research institution

Author: Costanza Montanari

Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway has been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research as an Italian research institution. The Rome Global Gateway is now listed as an institute authorized to sponsor researchers from outside the European Union to conduct their work in Italy. This new designation allows the gateway to sponsor research visas and permits of stay for a period of over three months.

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