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Provost Thomas Burish to lead visit to China, celebrate opening of Beijing Global Gateway

Author: Dennis Brown

Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of Notre Dame, is leading a contingent of University officials on a weeklong visit to China, culminating with the opening of Notre Dame’s Beijing Global Gateway location at the Genesis Beijing complex.

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Notre Dame to host 10 new Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) fellows

Author: Luis Ruuska

Notre Dame will welcome 10 business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America and the Caribbean beginning Monday, Oct. 9, for the 2017 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) program. The program aims to empower business and social entrepreneurs to transform their societies and contribute more fully to economic development and prosperity, security, human rights and good governance in the hemisphere.

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Access to education, changing gender roles driving more men into nursing, study shows

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

Nursing is historically seen as a field dominated by women. However, new research from Notre Dame and the University of Louisville shows that the number of men in the field has risen substantially since 1960, a marker of changing economic and social trends.

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Necessity is indeed mother of invention—regardless of resources, study shows

Author: Shannon Roddel

Previous studies have shown that a lack of resources stifles innovation—that people in the U.S. and around the world who live in resource-scarce environments are unable to be innovative and make an impact. But new research by Notre Dame’s Dean Shepherd argues that people who live in extremely resource-poor environments can also be highly innovative in a different way and provide benefits to a range of people through creative problem-solving.

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Researchers receive funding to advance accuracy of hurricane storm surge forecasts

Author: Alex Gumm

September 2017 now holds the record for most active month of any Atlantic hurricane season. Supporting the need for increased understanding of natural disasters through improved modeling and forecasting, the National Science Foundation awarded a team of Notre Dame engineers nearly $1 million to advance accuracy in forecasting storm surge.

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