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Data Mining for Group Gold: New Study to Map How Committees Work

Author: Nina Welding

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Anyone who has served on a committee understands that coming to a consensus can be a lengthy and not altogether pleasant — or effective — process. This group decision-making process is what a team led by Notre Dame’s Tim Weninger will be studying as part of a recently awarded grant from the Army Research Office’s Young Investigator Program.

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Researchers receive $2.9 million for 5-year monsoon study

Author: Jessica Sieff

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Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are at the forefront of a five-year study to measure oceanic and atmospheric conditions and flow patterns of monsoons across the Indian Ocean, in particular Bay of Bengal, to help improve predictive models.

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Notre Dame continues to rank among most beautiful college campuses

Author: Donnetta McClellan

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With a crew of approximately 45 employees strong, Landscape Services maintains more than 1,250 acres of campus property by using several sustainable practices and plantings.  While they do spend a fair amount of time keeping the lawns treated and trimmed, they also have the responsibility of landscaping new and re-landscaping existing buildings on campus, all while keeping sustainability in mind. 

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2017 Walther Cancer Foundation Grants Winners

Author: Khoa Huynh

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Congratulations to several researchers who have been awarded of the Walther Cancer Foundation Cancer Cure Venture (CCV) and Interdisciplinary Interface Training Program (IITP) grants for 2017.

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Homemade Poison: Notre Dame Health Experts respond to Health Crisis

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Brittany Griffith and her husband, David, believed that buying their first house on the near northwest side of South Bend in 2012 marked a huge step toward the American dream. They have since learned that they live in a home and neighborhood with the highest levels of lead poisoning in Indiana.

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Eck Institute for Global Health to study Zika in Belize

Author: Jessica Sieff

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The University has announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the Belize Ministry of Health and the Belize Vector and Ecology Center aimed at strengthening the country’s ability to respond to Zika virus and other arboviruses.

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New studies show molecular make-up of ovarian cancer may determine speed of new tumor growth

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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When it comes to ovarian cancer, 60 percent of patients are diagnosed in stage III, meaning the cancer has already metastasized, or spread, throughout the pelvis. Additionally, between 70 and 90 percent of those patients will be diagnosed with recurrence and although recurrent ovarian cancer is treatable, it is rarely curable. These unfortunate results are partially due to the disease’s ability to spread cancer cells and therefore efficiently penetrate other organs. To better understand how metastatic ovarian cancer spreads, Notre Dame researchers at the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) are evaluating the impact of ovarian cancer cell molecular composition and how these cells work together to invade surrounding tissue.

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Geometry of curved spaces the highlight of 3-week mathematics program

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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There’s the geometry that most of us studied in high school, and then there’s complex geometry (that’s its actual name), which uses vastly more algebra. In between these fields is Kahler geometry, which provides a source of examples of spaces with special curved properties. It’s this type of geometry that brought students and researchers to Notre Dame’s Hayes–Healy Hall in June 2017 for its 7th consecutive Center for Mathematics Thematic Program.

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Brian Blagg appointed new director of Warren Center for Drug Discovery

Author: Brian Wallheimer and Tammi Freehling

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Brian Blagg, Ph.D., currently the Lester and Betty Mitscher Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas, will join the University of Notre Dame as the incoming director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development and the Charles Huisking Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, according to Mary E. Galvin, William K. Warren Dean of the College of Science.

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Global Doc: Pain pills and the damage done

Author: Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. ’02

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The term “victim” aptly describes those in the thralls of addiction to pharmaceutical-grade opioids. To place the blame on the chemically dependent is to miss the larger picture, according to this opinion piece from Notre Dame Magazine.

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Water discovered to form column of hydration at surface of DNA

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Scientists have been aware since Watson and Crick first reported the double helix structure of DNA in 1953 that water had an important relationship with the biomolecule. But finally observing the spectroscopic signature of the column of water is a breakthrough with implications for cancer drugs and other biomedical research.

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Researchers work to improve nuclear waste recycling

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Researchers within ND Energy are thinking creatively about problems surrounding nuclear materials and are searching for solutions to reduce waste, decrease the cost of nuclear energy production, and increase efficiency and safety of the entire process.

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In Rome, President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., discusses challenges and opportunities for Catholic Church

Author: Notre Dame News

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After concelebrating Mass and meeting briefly with Pope Francis earlier in the week, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., met with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, secretary for relations with states, the Vatican’s foreign minister, and discussed challenges and opportunities for the Church in countries around the world.

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Reilly Center Partners with Aeon Magazine

Author: Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and Aeon Magazine have formed a new strategic partnership that will allow Center faculty, staff, students, and alumni to reach Aeon’s global audience of over one million unique users per month. 

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