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Newswise: Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
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New research from the University of Notre Dame examines how compensation for incoming chief executives — which serves as a sign of the board’s upfront confidence in the CEO’s ability — is related to subsequent performance in the years that follow.

Newswise: Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters
Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters
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Graham Peaslee’s team tested more than 30 samples of used and unused PPE from six specialty textile manufacturers in the United States and found them to be treated extensively with PFAS or constructed with fluoropolymers, a type of PFAS used to make textiles oil and water resistant.

Newswise: New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
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Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

Newswise: Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer  to brain
Released: 16-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer to brain
University of Notre Dame

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows drugs used to treat high cholesterol could interfere with the way breast cancer cells adapt to the microenvironment in the brain, preventing the cancer from taking hold.

Newswise: Kroc Institute identifies Colombia’s next steps in fourth peace implementation report
Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Kroc Institute identifies Colombia’s next steps in fourth peace implementation report
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In addition to describing the current status of implementation, the report includes comparative findings and identifies obstacles and opportunities facing Colombia’s peace process.

Newswise: Government Health, Safety Regulations Backfire with Conservatives, Study Shows
Released: 10-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Government Health, Safety Regulations Backfire with Conservatives, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows government-imposed restrictions can backfire, depending on political ideology.

Newswise: In Trump v. Twitter: ‘Twitter Will Win’
Released: 8-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
In Trump v. Twitter: ‘Twitter Will Win’
University of Notre Dame

As America’s general election looms, Tim Weninger, the Frank M. Friemann Collegiate Associate Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame, discusses the current state of social media, the dangers of disinformation and how users can get smarter about what they share.

Newswise: Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
University of Notre Dame

Scientists and engineers are collaborating to translate existing water filtration technology to create a new fabric that will not only capture viruses, like the coronavirus, but also deactivate them.

Newswise: Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
Released: 28-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame study showed that students reported increased mindfulness towards the environment after performing ecological attachment tasks like contemplating nature, or practicing environmental preservation tasks like recycling and limiting electricity usage.

Newswise: Online tool created to track development of coronavirus vaccines
Released: 28-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Online tool created to track development of coronavirus vaccines
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers create online tool to track development of coronavirus vaccines.

Newswise: Researchers work to quantify the human immune response to COVID-19
Released: 18-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Researchers work to quantify the human immune response to COVID-19
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame's Merlin Bruening and a team of scientists have begun research to develop point-of-care antibody tests that would help public health officials to better understand how an individual’s immunity to COVID-19 lasts over time.

Newswise: New online portal forecasts coronavirus transmission to aid officials in management, planning
Released: 12-May-2020 11:10 AM EDT
New online portal forecasts coronavirus transmission to aid officials in management, planning
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Developed by Notre Dame researchers, the portal models predict COVID-19 disease transmission by using county data of daily reported infections and current human movement restrictions, such as shelter-in-place and social distancing orders.

Newswise: Notre Dame professor expands AP statistics platform for students nationwide
Released: 11-May-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Notre Dame professor expands AP statistics platform for students nationwide
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame psychology professor Ying (Alison) Cheng's AP-CAT platform, developed with funding from the National Science Foundation, helps students preparing for the AP statistics test.

Newswise: Notre Dame researchers to study wastewater, focus on short-term forecasts in response to pandemic
Released: 7-May-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Notre Dame researchers to study wastewater, focus on short-term forecasts in response to pandemic
University of Notre Dame

Alex Perkins and Kyle Bibby are looking at short-term forecasts of potential infection and are monitoring spread of the coronavirus in wastewater.

Newswise: Firms Perceived to Fake Social Responsibility Become Targets for Hackers, Study Shows
Released: 5-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Firms Perceived to Fake Social Responsibility Become Targets for Hackers, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

What corporate leaders may not realize is that strides they are making toward social responsibility may be placing a proverbial target on their backs — if their efforts appear to be disingenuous, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: Firms behaving badly: Investors punish for social irresponsibility depending on proportion of company execs with law degrees
Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Firms behaving badly: Investors punish for social irresponsibility depending on proportion of company execs with law degrees
University of Notre Dame

The extent to which investors punish firms for corporate social irresponsibility is associated with the proportion of top management executives in a firm who have a law degree, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
New research suggests US may be at critical juncture of pandemic response
University of Notre Dame

A new study by epidemiologists at the University of Notre Dame suggests social distancing measures at current levels in many states may need to be maintained until the summer to avoid a potentially deadly resurgence of the coronavirus.

Newswise: Most firms neglected to include pandemic in annual risk assessments despite warning signs, study shows
Released: 24-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Most firms neglected to include pandemic in annual risk assessments despite warning signs, study shows
University of Notre Dame

The risk of a pandemic was known prior to the current health crisis, yet managers, in disclosing their companies’ risk factors to shareholders in 2018, showed little foresight in terms of the impact and likelihood of a pandemic, according to new research from Notre Dame.

Newswise: Amid Pandemic, Climate Scientists Imagine Earth Day 2070
Released: 22-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Amid Pandemic, Climate Scientists Imagine Earth Day 2070
University of Notre Dame

Their responses underscore the reality of a world in concurrent crises, an undeniable need for action now and hope for the future.

Newswise: Political polarization leads to non-compliance with pandemic health advice, study finds
Released: 16-Apr-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Political polarization leads to non-compliance with pandemic health advice, study finds
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Economics Kirsten Cornelson and her co-author found that in states with governors who won by close margins, compliance with stay-at-home orders and other health advice is lower among people with the opposite party affiliation.

Newswise: Why climate scientists are watching the world’s response to coronavirus
Released: 13-Apr-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Why climate scientists are watching the world’s response to coronavirus
University of Notre Dame

Climate scientists at Notre Dame say despite the challenge to collecting data, the current crisis is already spurring new proposals for research and revealing interesting parallels to the climate crisis that could provide valuable lessons for the future.

Newswise: Study of Earth Day at 50: Good weather increases commitment to environmental activism, can lower birth defects
Released: 13-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Study of Earth Day at 50: Good weather increases commitment to environmental activism, can lower birth defects
University of Notre Dame

In a first-of-its-kind study, University of Notre Dame investigated the long-term effects of that momentous eco-celebration, studying how the event and the weather that day affected people’s attitudes toward conservation and their health years later.

Newswise:Video Embedded notre-dame-stories-a-student-s-work-to-help-italy-deal-with-covid-19
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Released: 3-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Notre Dame Stories: A student's work to help Italy deal with COVID-19
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As campus shuts down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak with Paolo Mazzara ’23, an undergrad who is spending quarantine aiding Italian healthcare workers.

Newswise: “Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says
Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:50 PM EDT
“Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says
University of Notre Dame

Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, said the just-passed Phase Three package should be sufficient to stabilize the economy and emphasized the need for Phase Four, which he said “will bring some stimulus to aggregate demand if there is a government infrastructure program put in place.”

Newswise: Researchers explore potential of highly sensitive point-of-care tests for novel coronavirus detection
Released: 30-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers explore potential of highly sensitive point-of-care tests for novel coronavirus detection
University of Notre Dame

Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, said technology his lab developed for other uses could easily be extended to apply to testing for the coronavirus.

Newswise:Video Embedded female-directors-are-quicker-to-recall-dangerous-medical-products-study-shows
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Released: 30-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Female directors are quicker to recall dangerous medical products, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Some 4,500 Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs and devices are pulled from shelves annually — decisions greatly influenced by the presence of women on a firm’s board, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online
Released: 24-Mar-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online
University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections.


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