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Rigorous new study debunks misconceptions about anemia, education

In low- and middle-income countries, anemia reduction efforts are often touted as a way to improve educational outcomes and reduce poverty. A new study, co-authored by a global health economics expert from the University of Notre Dame, evaluates the...
18-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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'Hybrid’ disaster response shows how localization saves lives

In August 2021, an earthquake struck southwest Haiti, killing thousands of people and leaving more than half a million seeking help. Assessment of this disaster and its response can serve as a model for evaluating future disasters and making...
13-Jun-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Democrats grapple with virtual versus in-person formats at national convention

The Democratic Party is considering a virtual format for its 2024 Democratic National Convention much like the one held in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AI browser plug-ins to help consumers improve digital privacy literacy, combat manipulative design

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are developing artificial intelligence tools that help consumers understand how they are being exploited as they navigate online platforms. The goal is to boost the digital literacy of end users so they...
29-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Political elites take advantage of anti-partisan protests to disrupt politics

Protest movements that reject political parties have an unintended consequence, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame: They empower savvy politicians who channel them to shake up the status quo. The findings provide a framework...
24-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Swifties unite after ‘The Great War’ to make a move into politics

New research from political scientists at the University of Notre Dame found that the botched ticket presales for Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” in late 2022 made it nearly impossible for most Swift fans to get tickets, forcing them to pay...
23-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Disadvantaged entrepreneurs often fear success, but new research can help

When low-income entrepreneurs start their own businesses, they frequently fear failure — a well-documented phenomenon. But over time, they may also fear success, given the costs and unknowns it can bring, and this barrier to growth is...
8-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Opioid epidemic reaches beyond health impacts to influence politics

Vicky Barone, assistant professor of economics at the University Notre Dame, researched the origins and development of the opioid epidemic and found that the unregulated marketing of potent painkillers led to increased access to prescription opioids...
2-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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