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A look back on 2015

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/184939/original/dome_scenic_800x480.jpg(The Main Building at sunset)! From construction cranes spanning across the campus to a record high in research funding, and from fighting a rare disease in Haiti to designing a sanctuary in Philadelphia for the Pope, 2015 was an...

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Economics Major Finds Abundant Research Opportunities at Notre Dame

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/184140/melaniewallskog_icon.jpg(Melanie Wallskog)! Notre Dame economics major Melanie Wallskog walked into her professor’s office hours with a question. She walked out with a job. That simple act of reaching out to a professor led to research opportunities in Nicaragua, Ireland,...

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Video: Student Researches Impact of Communist Ideology in Shanghai

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/184163/matt_souza_icon.jpg(Matt Souza)! During the summer of 2015, Notre Dame history and political science major Matt Souza interviewed laborers in multiple Chinese cities. The goal of his research was to determine whether the official ideology of the Communist Party is...

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The transformation of cancer imaging: From shades of gray to living color

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/184662/200x/mars_bioimaging_300.jpg(Spectral CT image, courtesy of MARS Bioimaging)! A new technology called spectral (color) computed tomography, or spectral CT, is not only on the horizon, but it is also on the University of Notre Dame’s campus, where researchers are giving...

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Finding the Christmas Star

At this time in the Christian year, we are often reminded that the Gospel of Matthew records a peculiar astronomical event that occurred at the birth of Christ.

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Statement on Regional Cities of Northern Indiana earning $42 million grant

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/154980/affleck_graves_headshot_200.jpg(John Affleck-Graves)! "John Affleck-Graves":https://www.nd.edu/about/leadership/council/john-affleck-graves/, executive vice president of the University of Notre Dame and chair of the Regional Development Authority for the North Central Region of Indiana, issued the following statement after the region was awarded a $42 million...

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How Researchers Are Turning ‘Star Wars’ Droids into Reality

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/184534/r2d2_and_c3po_icon.jpg(R2-D2, left, and C-3PO droids from "Star Wars")! After nearly 40 years of pop culture relevancy, the _Star Wars_ saga is continuing this month with the December 18 release of _Star Wars: The Force Awakens_. Fans are lining up...

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New Burns Fellowship Program Supports Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/30754/notredame_dome_moon_hpcrop.jpg(ND Dome Moon icon crop)! A new interdisciplinary fellowship program launched by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives will train graduate students in state-of-the-art quantitative methods, allowing them to examine the impact of educational policies, programs,...

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Businesses may benefit from 'overqualified' employees

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/184331/200x/business_meeting_300.jpg(Business meeting)! Overqualification -- the condition of employees who believe that their qualifications exceed the requirements of their jobs -- has been widely considered harmful for organizations, which is why most companies tend to screen out such job applicants....

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People in states that rely heavily on ballot initiatives are happier

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/184270/original/ballot_800x480.jpg(Ballot)! Ballot initiatives, those petition-driven public votes on contested issues, are often disparaged by liberals and conservatives alike for their avoidance of conventional representative democratic processes and their vulnerability to manipulation by well-financed and organized special interest groups.

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Obesity contributes to metastasis in ovarian cancer patients

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/184036/200x/harper_cancer_research_300.jpg(Harper Cancer Center)! "M. Sharon Stack":http://harpercancer.nd.edu/people/sharon-stack/, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the HCRI and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, notes that ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancy in the U.S. Researchers...

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English Professor Named to National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' List

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/163381/azareen_van_der_vliet_oloomi_preferred_icon.jpg(Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi)! Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, assistant professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of English, has been named one the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35. The honor is bestowed to top young...

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ND @ COP XXI

As the historic 21st Conference of Parties gets underway in Paris, members of the Notre Dame community are finding a variety of ways to stay informed and engage in the climate negotiations.

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Architect proposes sustainable, short-term housing for European refugees

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/183380/200x/economakis_refugee_floor_plan.jpg(Refugee housing floor plan)! Fleeing the wars of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Somalia and other countries, refugees in staggering and unprecedented numbers are swarming into Europe, some 800,000 so far this year alone. This global and increasingly catastrophic movement...

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Rome conference to explore Christian response to persecution

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/171702/200x/rometitleimage.jpg("Under Caesar's Sword" International Conference on Christian Response to Persecution)! How are Christians responding to persecution in Iraq, Syria, China, India and elsewhere around the world? An international conference to be held in Rome Dec. 10-12 will explore this...

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LEO Presents Research at Shamrock Series

Shamrock Series Panel

LEO recently headed to Boston to participate in the Shamrock Series events. The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Economics hosted a panel, “Combining Research and Practice to Serve the Poor.”...

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