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Prof. Adrian Rocha conducting research on the Alaskan Tundra

How Fire Scars are Changing the Alaskan Tundra

Nearly ten years ago, the largest recorded tundra fire in the Arctic, known as the Anaktuvuk River fire, was sparked by a lightning strike, burning its way across more than 400 square miles of the North Scope of Alaska. The...

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Urban Sociologist Joins Arts and Letters Faculty

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/194541/robert_vargas_icon.jpg(Robert Vargas)! Robert Vargas, an urban sociologist whose research focuses on violence and health care, is joining Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology this fall as an assistant professor. Vargas, who will also be a faculty affiliate in the Institute...

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Philosopher Wins Article Prize for Research on Aquinas, Abstractionism

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/194509/therese_cory_icon.jpg(Therese Cory)! How do we form abstract concepts—like “dog”—given that we only experience concrete, particular objects—like “Fido”? Therese Scarpelli Cory, a Notre Dame assistant professor of philosophy, examined Aquinas’ answer to this question in her article, “Rethinking Abstractionism: Aquinas’...

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Continuing the search for gravitational waves

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/194505/original/lbt_telescope_800x480.jpg(LBT (Large Binocular Telescope))! In February, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced it had detected gravitational waves for the first time, confirming the last prediction of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. Somewhat overlooked in the excitement that followed is the...

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Market reactions to sudden CEO deaths highlight CEOs' importance

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/194543/200x/ceo_business_300.jpg(Business CEO)! When Tootsie Roll chairman and CEO Melvin Gordon died unexpectedly on Jan. 20, 2015, the firm’s value saw an immediate 7 percent increase, which was equivalent to about $140 million. "Craig Crossland":http://mendoza.nd.edu/research-and-faculty/directory/craig-crossland/, an assistant professor of management...

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MBA Students Produce Award-Winning Case Study

When North Korea launched a massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures in 2014, three Notre Dame MBA students at the Mendoza College of Business knew the incident had all the makings of an extraordinary case study. Little did they know that...

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English Assistant Professor Wins Ford Foundation Fellowship

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/194362/zetoile_imma_icon.jpg(Z'etoile Imma)! Z’étoile Imma, an assistant professor of English at Notre Dame, has received a prestigious Ford Foundation fellowship in support of her research in South Africa on 20th-century activist Simon Nkoli. Imma is one of 116 top scholars...

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Harper Cancer Research Institute to hold Fifth Annual Research Day

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/194421/200x/kyle_cowdrick_presenting_300.jpg(Student researcher Kyle Cowdrick presents at the 2014 Harper Cancer Research Day)! Harper Cancer Research Institute's "Fifth Annual Research Day":https://harpercancer.nd.edu/events/2016/04/04/35236-5th-annual-harper-cancer-research-institute-research-day/ on April 4 (Monday) will gather cancer researchers from the University of Notre Dame and "Indiana University School of...

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Plant it for the Planet this Earth Day

On Friday, April 22, the University of Notre Dame will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with events and activities to engage the campus community in celebrating the natural world and being good stewards of our common home.

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Video: Meet Neuroscience Major Maureen Tracey

p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/193829/maureen_tracy_icon.jpg(Maureen Tracey)! The neuroscience and behavior major is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Science. Students combine coursework in psychology, chemistry, biology, and other fields to study the nature of mind, brain,...

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ESTEEM Student receives Fulbright Scholarship

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Genevieve Crum, who will graduate from the ESTEEM program in May, has received a scholarship from the International Fulbright Committee and the U.S. Department of State to study and conduct research in Italy for a year as...

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"American Generosity Who Gives and Why"

American charitable giving veers from the hyperbolically generous to the hyperbolically stingy. On some days, no one has a quarter to spare; in times of disaster, Americans will put their lives on hold to build houses for those displaced by...

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Haifeng Gao recognized with NSF CAREER Award

Haifeng Gao, assistant professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, was honored with an NSF Early Career Development Award (CAREER) for his proposal entitled "Chain-growth Polymerization of AB2 Monomer to Produce Hyperbranched Polymers". 

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