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Eck Institute for Global Health researcher addresses global health challenges in St. Joseph County

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Indiana is in the bottom 10 states for infant mortality with a 2016 infant mortality rate (IMR) of 7.5. This means more than seven children die out of every 1,000 births. Unfortunately, St. Joseph County’s IMR was even higher, with an 8.2 IMR average from 2012 to 2016. To better understand what can be done to decrease this rate Elizabeth A. McCue, a global health research associate for the Eck Institute for Global Health, has teamed with the St. Joseph County Health Department to assess local health initiatives and see where they are most effective and how they could be improved.

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Math Bunker provides tutoring, fellowship for students in proof-based courses

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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The Honors Calculus I and II courses are not for the faint of heart. Even the class description serves as a warning: “This is not your high school Calculus course…whether you have had calculus or not, this course will challenge you in many ways.” But the Math Bunker tutoring program bridges the gap, and serves as social outlet as well.

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Undergraduate research highlighted at 12th annual COS-JAM

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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From poster sessions to presentations, the College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) on May 4, 2018, showcased the depth of undergraduate research completed by students within the fields of science and engineering.

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EYH Conference: If middle school girls can see it, they can be it

Author: Kathy Jonas

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Nearly 300 sixth, seventh and eighth-grade girls attended the 21st Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference April 28 at Notre Dame. EYH is a national organization begun in 1974 by a group of scientists in San Francisco concerned that women were underrepresented in the math and science fields.

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Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian find their "neighbors" at Notre Dame

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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College of Science students Andrew Grose and Harisa Spahic are the Notre Dame Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian. Though both plan to become physicians, the paths toward their shared goals reflect the diversity not only of the students, but also of the opportunities found throughout the University.

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2018 Naughton Fellowship Awardees Announced

Author: Joanne Fahey

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Twenty-six students have been announced as awardees of the Naughton Fellowships for 2018. The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students from the University of Notre Dame and from four universities in Ireland. This year’s winners from Notre Dame represent three Notre Dame Colleges and Schools, including the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Engineering, and Science.

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Notre Dame Imaging Facility to host 5th Annual Microscopy Workshop

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) will host its annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop at the McKenna Conference Center. The event will feature presentations from faculty across the region, including Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan.

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