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Pulte family’s $111 million partnership provides Notre Dame with resources to fight poverty

Author: Dennis Brown

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The University of Notre Dame has developed a variety of tools to address the problems of the poor and to develop and measure the impact of anti-poverty programs. Now, thanks to a $111 million partnership between the University and the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation — the largest of its kind at Notre Dame — the University is positioned to enhance and expand its practices, teaching and research to create, identify and advance programs that best serve those most in need.

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Strength in numbers: Crowdsourcing challenge seeks new methods to combat drug-resistant malaria

Author: Jessica Sieff

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Global health officials struggling to curb the spread of malaria continue to face the additional challenge of drug resistance—leaving scientists in search of new models for effective treatment and prevention. In response to this problem, a team at Notre Dame put out a call to the masses, enlisting researchers, data scientists and health professionals to analyze genomic data from emerging drug-resistant malaria parasites and gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of resistance.

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Notre Dame suspends spring 2020 programming in Hong Kong

Author: Notre Dame News

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The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Nov. 20) that it has suspended spring 2020 programming at three Hong Kong universities because escalating violence poses an unacceptable risk to the 14 Notre Dame students slated to attend classes there.

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Notre Dame's infrastructure for machine learning to be expanded

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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The University of Notre Dame is bolstering cyberinfrastructure that will support greater access to machine learning. Four professors in the College of Science were awarded a two-year grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will establish the creation of a pool of new computer nodes dedicated to providing researchers with new high performance technology for quicker speeds.

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Doctoral student recognized for research on traumatic brain injuries

Author: Naya Tadavarthy

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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) selected fourth-year doctoral student James Hentig for the inaugural class of their highly-competitive Leadership Development Program, as well as a Trainee Professional Development Award. The society recognized Hentig's work on curing traumatic brain injuries, informed by his own experience in the U.S. Army.

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