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Reilly Center releases its 2018 top 10 list of ethical dilemmas in science and technology

Author: Jessica Baron

Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has released its sixth annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology. The annual list is designed to get people thinking about the ethics of potentially controversial technology, but the 2018 list shows that many of these issues are already here.

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Psychologist examines methods of classifying mental disorders

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

In a new paper published in the invitation-only journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Lee Anna Clark, William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Professor of Psychology and chair of the Department of Psychology at Notre Dame, and her team present the challenges in using the field’s three major diagnostic manuals from a scientific perspective and offer some recommendations for re-conceptualizing the mental disorders they describe.

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Gilman Scholars to study in Rome, London

Author: Erin Blasko

Notre Dame students Frank Chung and Katherine Smith have been selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the spring 2018 academic term. Chung, an accounting major from Palisades Park, New Jersey, will study in the United Kingdom through the Notre Dame London Global Gateway. Smith, an English and theology double major from Saint Charles, Minnesota, will study in Italy through the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway.

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English professor wins NEH grant to bolster major digital humanities research database

Author: Emily McConville

Associate Professor of English Matthew Wilkens was recently awarded a Digital Humanities Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bolster Textual Geographies, a database and suite of tools he is developing that allow users to find, map and analyze more than 14 billion place name mentions from books and journals in English, Spanish, German and Chinese.

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Notre Dame professors named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Author: Jessica Sieff

Kenneth T. Christensen, professor and collegiate chair in fluid mechanics and chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Umesh Garg, professor of experimental nuclear physics, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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New study finds mycobacteria can sense presence of proteins that cause disease

Author: Jessica Sieff

Tuberculosis-causing mycobacteria use a select group of proteins known as virulence factors to transmit the disease. Those proteins are cargo transported by molecular machinery, a microscopic gateway that promotes the survival of bacteria in the host. A new study by researchers at Notre Dame and Michigan State University reveals that mycobacteria can sense when this molecular machine is present.

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Idea Week to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in South Bend-Elkhart region

Author: Sue Lister

The University of Notre Dame, along with the city of South Bend, the city of Elkhart and various community organizations and businesses, will host Idea Week April 21-28 to highlight strides being made in innovation and entrepreneurship in the region and to inspire creative energy for future success.

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