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Oil and American religion set stage for current political divides, historian finds

In his newest research, Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, chronicles North America’s age of oil — in particular, crude’s inseparable relationship to Christianity.
15-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study deciphers packaging of tumor ‘cargo,’ leading to better understanding of how cancers spread

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have outlined the delivery mechanism tumor cells use to move nucleic acids into small sacs shed from their surfaces — information that is eventually shared with other cells within the tumor, causing the...
11-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Virus Found in One-Third of All Countries May Have Coevolved with Human Lineage, Study Finds

Published in Nature Microbiology, a new study has investigated the origin and evolution of a virus called crAssphage, which may have coevolved with human lineage.
11-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can we feed 11 billion people while preventing the spread of infectious disease?

A new article published in Nature Sustainability describes how the increase in population and the need to feed everyone will give rise to human infectious disease.
2-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Deal or no deal? How discounts for unhappy subscribers can backfire on businesses

New research from the University of Notre Dame demonstrates discounts may not be successful in retaining customers in the long term.
1-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Your circle of friends, not your Fitbit, is more predictive of your health

To get a better reading on your overall health and wellness, you’d be better off looking at the strength and structure of your circle of friends, according to a new Notre Dame study.
17-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers develop drug-targeting molecules to improve cancer treatment

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have developed small drug-targeting molecules that may be hundreds to thousands of times more effective at delivering potent drugs to desired sites of disease, including cancer.
12-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study offers comprehensive roadmap for regulating political activity by nonprofits

Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer's comprehensive approach yields surprising and controversial solutions, beginning with the creation of a simple and broad definition of political activity that charities will be prohibited from engaging in.
5-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Office of Media Relations is the designated liaison between the University and the media and, in that capacity, the entity that gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institution of higher learning.


  • Tracy Kijewski-Correa

    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Geolo

    Modern Civil Infrastructure, Natural Hazard Assessment and Mitigation, disaster risk reduction, engineering for international development


Sue Lister
Director, Media Relations


Shannon Roddel
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame Law School


Erin Blasko
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Local government, community

Patrick Gibbons
Executive Director of Academic Communications


Chloe McCotter
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Colleen Sharkey
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Social Sciences, International, Keough School of Global Affairs


Jessica Sieff
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Science Engineering Research


Amanda Skofstad
Assistant Director, Media Relations
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