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Medieval History Graduate Student Awarded Rome Prize

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/149780/rome_icon2.jpg(Rome skyline)! David Morris, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of History, has been awarded a prestigious Samuel H. Kress Rome Prize fellowship in medieval studies by the American Academy in Rome for the 2014-15 academic year. Established...

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Video: Arts and Letters Major Researches Childbirth Practices in Spain

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/147932/nick_nissen_icon.jpg(Spanish and Arts and Letters Pre-Health major Nick Nissen)! During the summer of 2014, Notre Dame Spanish and pre-health major Nick Nissen traveled to Spain with finance and philosophy major Paul Grima to study the varied rates of cesarean...

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Innovations in capturing starlight will help astrophysicists detect planets

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/148841/crepp_300.jpg(Justin Crepp)! Justin Crepp "Justin Crepp":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/justin-r-crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has published a "study":http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6211/809.summary?sid=af73f108-ec46-428c-8e2e-b4ab58982b8c Thursday (Nov. 13) in the journal "Science":http://www.sciencemag.org/journals that details how next-generation planet-hunting instruments will benefit from advancements...

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Notre Dame physicist among 2015 Breakthrough Prize winners

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/148508/200x/peter_garnavich_300.jpg(Peter Garnavich)! University of Notre Dame physics professor "Peter M. Garnavich":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/peter-garnavich/ shared in the $3 million "Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics":https://breakthroughprize.org/ announced Sunday. Garnavich was a member of the High-Z Supernova Search Team, led by Brian Schmidt of the...

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Notre Dame network physicists create model to predict traffic patterns

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/148285/200x/zoltan_240.jpg(Zoltán Toroczkai)! Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have designed a simple, yet highly accurate traffic prediction model for roadway transportation networks. They have recently published their work in the journal "Nature Communications":http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141106/ncomms6347/full/ncomms6347.html. “Transportation networks and in particular...

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Yasmin Solomonescu Wins National Humanities Center Fellowship

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/147890/yasmin_solomonescu_icon.jpg(Yasmin Solomonescu)! Yasmin Solomonescu, an assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of English, was recently awarded a residential fellowship at the National Humanities Center (NHC). The NHC is a leading independent institute for advanced study dedicated to the humanities....

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Financial experts may not always be so expert, Notre Dame study reveals

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/148009/200x/bodnaruk_andriy_250.jpg(Andriy Bodnaruk)! When in doubt, an expert always knows better. Except in the case of mutual fund managers. There may be some room for doubt in their case, according to a "study":http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1042957314000588 by "Andriy Bodnaruk":http://mendoza.nd.edu/research-and-faculty/directory/andriy-bodnaruk/, an assistant finance professor...

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