1. Study: Grocery shopping habits prove credit worthiness, aiding those without credit history

    New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that repeated trips to the may be all that's necessary to prove creditworthiness.

  2. Young Hondurans’ desire to migrate is influenced by factors beyond poverty and violence

    By Maria Estela Rivero Fuentes, Senior Researcher, University of Notre Dame. The University of Notre Dame’s Tom Hare and Laura Miller-Graff co-authored the study.

  3. How Notre Dame, South Bend and Indiana are working together like never before

    Here along the southern edge of the University of Notre Dame’s iconic world-renowned campus, a fresh vibe spills across Angela Boulevard from both directions.  

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  4. 'Learn every day': The Rev. John Jenkins reflects on legacy of 19 years leading Notre Dame

    When the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees first announced the Rev. John I. Jenkins would become its 17th president 20 years ago, the 50-year-old philosopher from Omaha, Neb., began thinking.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  5. Biodiversity Loss Increases the Risk of Disease Outbreaks, Analysis Suggests

    “It could mean that by modifying the environment, we increase the risks of future pandemics,” Jason Rohr, a co-author of the study and a biologist at the University of Notre Dame, tells the Washington Post’s Scott Dance.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  6. War takes a toll on the environment. Here’s how to change that

    By Richard Marcantonio, an assistant professor of management and organization at the University of Notre Dame, and Josefina Echavarria Alvarez, a professor of the practice in international peace studies at the University of Notre Dame.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  7. What's worse for disease spread: animal loss, climate change or urbanization?

    "There are limited resources for monitoring, controlling and managing infectious diseases," says Jason Rohr, a biologist at the University of Notre Dame and study co-author.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  8. Wars cause widespread pollution and environmental damage − here’s how to address it in peace accords

    By Richard Marcantonio, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, and Josefina Echavarria Alvarez, Professor of the Practice in International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  9. The world is obsessed with forests’ climate benefits. Here’s the problem.

    Daniel Miller, a professor of environmental policy at the University of Notre Dame, said that a narrow focus on forests’ environmental benefits misses “a huge part of the story.” Miller’s research has shown that forests can help fight poverty, since the edible goods found in them are often available during times of the year when people might go hungry.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  10. Biodiversity loss is biggest driver of infectious disease outbreaks, says study

    “The take-home messages are that biodiversity loss, climate change and introduced species increase disease, whereas urbanisation decreases it,” said lead researcher Prof Jason Rohr from the University of Notre Dame in the US.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  11. Big data helps determine what drives disease risk

    Working with nearly 3,000 observations across almost 1,500 host-parasite combinations, researchers at the University of Notre Dame have found that biodiversity loss, chemical pollution, introduced species, and climate change, but not urbanization, are driving increases in infectious disease risk.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  12. One way or another, new EPA rules will stop pollution from coal-fired emissions

    “This is a regulation that on its face appears to be mostly about CCS,” said Emily Grubert, a civil engineer and environmental sociologist at the University of Notre Dame. But Grubert believes that the rule can be harnessed for other ends: “The goal of the climate movement is for it to be about plant retirement.”

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  13. Outsmarting Ovarian Cancer

    As an undergraduate student at Clemson University, Sharon Stack became fascinated with the study of the chemical processes and molecular interactions that take place inside living cells. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.


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  14. Disadvantaged entrepreneurs often fear success, but new research can help

    Michael H. Morris, a professor of the practice in the University of Notre Dame's Keough School and director of the Urban Poverty and Business Initiative, a program offered by the school's McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business, is lead author of a journal article where these recommendations are outlined, as recently published in Business Horizons.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  15. Environmental Changes Are Fueling Human, Animal and Plant Diseases, Study Finds

    “It means that we’re likely picking up general biological patterns,” said Jason Rohr, an infectious disease ecologist at the University of Notre Dame and senior author of the study. “It suggests that there are similar sorts of mechanisms and processes that are likely occurring in plants, animals and humans.”

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  16. Fruit fly model identifies key regulators behind organ development

    Jeremiah Zartman, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, worked with a multidisciplinary research team that included collaborators from the University of California, Riverside to develop a fruit fly model to reverse engineer the mechanisms that generate organ tissue.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  17. Startup financing gender gaps greater in societies where women are more empowered: Study

    "A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Entrepreneurs' Gender on their Access to Bank Finance," forthcoming in the Journal of Business Ethics from Dean Shepherd, the Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, offers suggestions to help close the gender gap.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  18. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to addressing men’s health issues globally

    In most contexts in the United States and Europe, men tend to experience physical health changes when they get married and start having a family. These changes include an increase in waist circumference and body mass index — a phenomenon known as the “dad bod,” explained Lee Gettler, associate professor of anthropology and chair of Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  19. Notre Dame celebrates wireless research

    A Notre Dame professor was one of the first people in the United States to do a wireless transmission...125 years ago today!

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  20. White House Cybersecurity Director speaks at Indiana Statewide Cybersecurity Summit

    “In just the state of Indiana we have 20,000 jobs, cyber security jobs that are unfilled, and we are here to discuss how we can change this and not only bring more Cyber people to these jobs but we can keep talent in Indiana,” said Jarek Nabrzyski, Notre Dame Director Center for Research Computing.