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Notre Dame Research Announces Internal Grants Program Awards

Thirty-two winners of the Internal Grants Program Awards were announced today by Notre Dame Research. The grants were awarded to faculty from five colleges and schools in three categories: Faculty Research Support (Initiation), Faculty Research Support (Regular), and Equipment Restoration...

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Associate Professor Sophie White Wins NEH Fellowship

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/163127/sophie_white_icon.jpg(Sophie White)! Sophie White, associate professor in the Department of American Studies, has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)—her second NEH award in five years—for her book project, _Voices of the African Diaspora Within...

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English Professor Laura Dassow Walls Awarded NEH Fellowship

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/76537/laura_dassow_walls_icon.jpg(Laura Dassow Walls)! Laura Dassow Walls, the Willliam P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to complete a biography of Henry David Thoreau. A renowned...

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Video: Meet Medieval Studies Graduate Student Katie Bugyis

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/161095/katie_bugyis_icon.jpg(Katie Bugyis)! “Women religious have tended to get pigeonholed in certain way, that either they were only praying the monastic hours or maybe just caring for their own, pastorally speaking, but they were doing much more than that,” said...

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New study examines relationship between electricity usage and stock market return

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/162787/200x/electric_lines_300.jpg(Electric lines)! A "new study":http://www3.nd.edu/~zda/Pred_EG.pdf by "Zhi Da":http://mendoza.nd.edu/research-and-faculty/directory/zhi-da/, Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame, shows that the growth rate in industrial electricity usage negatively predicts next one-year stock market returns. “For example,...

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Detecting low-quality antimalarial drugs with a lab-on-paper

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/105062/200x/pad_3_300.jpg(This paper test card is inexpensive way to distinguish substitutes or diluted drugs from real medicines used to treat common bacterial infections and tuberculosis)! Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than four billion people...

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Two recent papers shed light on how breast cancer cells avoid cell death

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/162144/200x/cancer_research_lab_300.jpg(Cancer research lab)! Two new papers from the lab of "Zach Schafer":http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/schafer/, Coleman Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology at the University of Notre Dame, offer insights into how breast cancer cells avoid anoikis, which is cell death induced by...

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English Ph.D. Student Explores Digital Potential in Humanities Research

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/162173/duhaimefinalpic_icon.jpg(Douglas Duhaime)! Douglas Duhaime, Ph.D. student in Notre Dame’s Department of English, is busy expanding the possibilities of humanities research in the digital realm. Very busy. While embarking upon a dissertation project that will use computational models to improve...

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New paper opens the door to the study of a new class of materials

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/162123/200x/matous_300x.jpg(Karel Matous group)! A "new paper":http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/471/2177/20150060 by a team of researchers led by "Karel Matous":https://www3.nd.edu/~kmatous/, College of Engineering Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics in the "Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering":http://ame.nd.edu/ at the University of Notre Dame, describes how...

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Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/162050/original/mosquito_800x480.jpg(mosquito)! Insect-borne diseases -- such as malaria, dengue, West Nile and the newly emerging chikungunya -- infect a billion people every year; more than a million die each year and many more are disabled. The effects of climate change,...

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ND-ECI Call for Research Proposals

Call for Proposals

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative

Due Date: April 30th 5:00 PM

“Promoting Collaboration”

Proposals and other expressions of interest from Notre Dame faculty are invited to advance research as part of the Notre...

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New book offers strategies for engaging millennials for ethical leadership

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/161816/original/millennials_800x480.jpg(Millennials)! The prevailing views on millennials are well-known, having been repeated frequently by the popular media and echoed by “back in my day” parents. Millennials are narcissistic. Millennials are entitled and don’t want to pay their dues. Millennials need...

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1st Source Bank Commercialization Award goes to Mendoza professor Joe Urbany

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/161893/200x/joe_urbany_300.jpg(Joe Urbany)! Research that makes it to the marketplace doesn’t only originate in science and engineering labs. For the first time since its inception, the 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award is recognizing research from the University of Notre Dame’s...

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Video: Tom Tweed on the History of Religion in America

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/160646/tom_tweed_icon.jpg(Thomas Tweed)! “How do we tell a more inclusive story that represents the broad and deep history of religion in the lands that became the United States?” said Thomas Tweed, the W. Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair in...

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