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Award-winning Book Offers New Theory on Democratization in Latin America

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/139867/scott_mainwaring_icon.jpg(Scott Mainwaring)! A new book coauthored by Scott Mainwaring, Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, an alumnus of the University, presents a striking new theory of democratization that...

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Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights awarded grant to study Christian persecution

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/139699/original/tantur_800x480.jpg(Tantur Ecumenical Institute)! The University of Notre Dame’s "Center for Civil and Human Rights":http://humanrights.nd.edu/ and the "Religious Freedom Project":http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/rfp at the "Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs":http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/ at Georgetown University have been awarded a grant from the...

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Notre Dame E2E group develops novel housing solution for Haiti

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/139170/original/haiti_house2_800x480.jpg(A Notre Dame structural engineering team constructs an E2E house prototype in White Field)! "Watch video":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtRVPM9yeXo !http://news.nd.edu/assets/9632/video_camera.gif(Video)! The attention and concern of the world was focused on Haiti following its Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. As is often the case,...

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Notre Dame biometrics expert is helping to ensure an honest election in Somaliland

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/139030/200x/iris2_300.jpg(Right iris image from one Somaliland trial voter registration record)! Somaliland declared itself independent in 1991 and has been transforming itself into a rare, multiparty democracy in the Horn of Africa. University of Notre Dame biometrics expert "Kevin Bowyer":http://www3.nd.edu/~kwb/...

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Notre Dame paper offers insights into a new class of semiconducting materials

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/138376/200x/perovskites_300.jpg(Organic-inorganic “hybrid” perovskites)! A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic “hybrid” perovskites.

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Study shows Asian carp could establish in Lake Erie with little effect to fishery

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/133176/many_carp_200.jpg(common carp)! If bighead and silver carp were to establish in Lake Erie, local fish biomass is not likely to change beyond observations recorded in the last three decades, according to "a study published in the journal Conservation Biology":http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12369/abstract...

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