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Astrophysicists produce the first age map of the halo of the Milky Way

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/180591/200x/beers_group_300.jpg(Daniela Carollo, left, Timothy Beers and Vinicius Placco)! "Watch video":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAJ7eMHtdOQ&feature=youtu.be !http://news.nd.edu/assets/9632/video_camera.gif(Video)! University of Notre Dame astronomer "Timothy Beers":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/timothy-c-beers/ and his Galactic Archaeology group, which includes Notre Dame astronomers "Daniela Carollo":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/daniela-carollo/ and "Vinicius Placco":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/vinicius-m-placco/, have led an international team of...

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Psychologist Explores What Happens When We Sleep

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/64770/payne_jessica_icon.jpg(Jessica Payne)! What’s going on in your head while you sleep? The research of Jessica Payne, associate professor and Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology, shows that the non-waking hours are incredibly valuable for your day-to-day life, especially for...

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Boston Shamrock Series to feature numerous events along with game

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/180336/200x/15_shamrock_boston_logo_2015_300.jpg(2015 Shamrock Series)! Much more than a football game will be on offer for University of Notre Dame fans traveling to Boston next month for the 2015 "Shamrock Series":http://www.und.com/shamrockseries/. Leading up to the off-site home football game between the...

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Three questions with political scientist Rev. Robert Dowd

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/133126/200x/father_bob_dowd_300.jpg(Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C.)! "Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C.":http://politicalscience.nd.edu/faculty/faculty-list/rev-robert-dowd-c-s-c/, assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, is a fellow of the "Kellogg Institute for International Studies":http://kellogg.nd.edu/about/ and director of its "Ford Family Program in Human Development...

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Hummon receives ACS Rising Star Award

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Amanda Hummon, the Husking Foundation, Inc. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a 2016 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemist Committee. Hummon will accept the award at the...

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Video: Fighting for Displaced People

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/179770/ff_displaced_people_icon.jpg(Fighting for Displaced People)! There are 60 million displaced people in the world, and every day, an estimated 40,000 people flee their homes in search of safety elsewhere. For many, a temporary stop in a refugee camp becomes a...

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Historian Receives NEH Public Scholar Grant to Examine ‘Bible Wars’

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/134938/przybyszewski_linda_icon.jpg(Linda Przybyszewski)! Notre Dame historian Linda Przybyszewski has been selected as one of the first winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ new Public Scholar Grant Program, which aims to bring the humanities to larger audiences and make...

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Breast cancer researcher studies antioxidant connection

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/104380/cell_closeup_200x.jpg(cancer cell)! When it comes to fighting cancer, the enemy of our enemy could be our friend, according to a University of Notre Dame researcher. As studies continue to suggest antioxidants could actually help cancer cells grow, the research...

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CEO job anxiety strongly impacts judgment and decision-making, researchers find

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/179681/original/ceo_anxiety_800x480.jpg(CEO anxiety)! Feeling anxious in your job? You may be surprised to learn that you have company in the form of CEOs. A new study by researchers "Michael Mannor":http://news.nd.edu/for-the-media/nd-experts/faculty/michael-mannor/, "Adam Wowak":http://mendoza.nd.edu/research-and-faculty/directory/adam-wowak/, "Viva Bartkus":http://mendoza.nd.edu/research-and-faculty/directory/viva-bartkus/ and "Luis Gomez-Mejia":http://mendoza.nd.edu/research-and-faculty/directory/luis-gomez-mejia/ from the University...

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Notre Dame welcomes new faculty

With the start of the 2015–16 academic year, the University was pleased to welcome nearly 90 new members to its faculty. NDWorks, the faculty/staff newspaper, recently profiled this group of scholars, asking them, among other things, what attracted them to Notre...

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Hope and Optimism Project awards nearly $2M to 18 research projects

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/178734/200x/dome_scenic_300.jpg(Golden Dome at dusk)! An interdisciplinary research collaborative between the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University has awarded nearly $2 million to 18 projects in five countries. The researchers will examine the theoretical, empirical and practical dimensions of...

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Andalusian architect awarded the €50,000 Rafael Manzano Architecture Prize

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/178794/200x/donald_gray_300.jpg(Architect Donald Gray)! In recognition of his contribution to the enrichment and recovery of Andalusian architecture, Australian-born architect Donald Gray will receive the 2015 "Rafael Manzano Martos Prize for Classical Architecture and Monument Restoration":http://www.premiorafaelmanzano.com/, presented by the University of...

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Researchers aim to refocus wandering minds

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/178323/200x/d_mello_300.jpg(Sidney D’Mello)! We’re all guilty of it at times. Whether it’s reading a report, sitting through a meeting or listening to a classroom lecture, we’ve all realized, with a start, that our minds have wandered. University of Notre Dame...

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History Ph.D. Students Win Major Fellowships and Grants

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/132799/colorseal_icon.jpg(Notre Dame Academic Seal)! The projects took them them to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and England. The research offers new insights into the Renaissance, Protestantism, immigrant religiousness, monks, and begging practices. Eight graduate students from Notre Dame’s Department of History...

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Researchers use nanotechnology to fight breast cancer

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/178163/original/mammogram_woman_800x480.jpg(Mammogram)! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting innovative research aimed at improvements in early detection...

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